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Options September 29, 2016: Earth is Hell, Apocalypse is Now: Revelations, Revolution, and Disorder in a Funky Eschatology

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Ohio Players  Is Anybody Gonna Be Saved?   Options Skin Tight  1974    0:01:12 ()
Eugene McDaniels  The Lord is Back   Options Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse  1971    0:05:51 ()
Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra  It's After The End Of The World   Options It's After The End Of The World - Live At The Donaueschingen And Berlin Festivals  1970    0:09:04 ()
Rev. W. Leo Daniels  What in Hell Do You Want (Sermon)   Options What in Hell Do You Want  1975    0:11:23 ()
Funkadelic  Wars of Armageddon   Options Maggot Brain  1971    0:15:39 ()
Phillip Cohran and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble  Armageddon   Options Armageddon  1968    0:24:42 ()
Music behind DJ:
Last Apocalypse   Options Serve 'Em  1972    0:31:20 ()
Fugi  Revelations   Options Mary, Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip  1997 / 1970  with Black Merda  0:41:48 ()
Curtis Mayfield  (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go   Options Curtis  1970    0:46:48 ()
Black Haze Express  Pretty Soon   Options Won't Nobody Listen / Pretty Soon 7"  1971    0:54:14 ()
Watts Prophets  The Meek Ain't Gonna   Options Things Gonna Get Greater: Watts Prophets 1969-1971  1969-71    0:57:07 ()
Boscoe  Writin' On The Wall   Options Boscoe  1973    0:57:26 ()
Funkadelic  America Eats Its Young   Options America Eats Its Young  1972    1:05:05 ()
4th Coming  Come to the Feast   Options Strange Things: 1970-1974  1970-1974    1:10:30 ()
4th Coming  The Dead Don't Die Alive   Options Strange Things: 1970-1974  1970-1974    1:12:50 ()
Music behind DJ:
Alice Coltrane 
Battle at Armageddon   Options Universal Consciousness  1972    1:16:15 ()
Lincoln Chase  Fish Specie   Options Lincoln Chase 'n You  1973    1:23:44 ()
Kain   Look Out For The Blue Guerilla   Options The Blue Guerilla  1970    1:30:36 ()
Sun Ra and His Astro-Infinity Arkestra  Somebody Else's World   Options My Brother the Wind, Vol. II  1969    1:37:28 ()
Jason Guy & Contemporary Jazz Society  A Jive Eschatology   Options Jason Roars: The Works Of Famous Black Poets  1971  written by Larry Neal  1:41:26 ()
The Last Poets  This Is Madness Chant   Options This Is Madness  1971    1:45:23 ()
The Last Poets  This Is Madness   Options This Is Madness  1971    1:46:02 ()
Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson  Winter in America   Options Midnight Band - The First Minute Of A New Day  1975    1:51:06 ()
Amiri Baraka  Who Will Survive America?   Options It's Nation Time - African Visionary Music  1972    1:58:07 ()
Fugi  Red Moon   Options Mary, Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip  1971    2:00:04 ()
Music behind DJ:
Archie Shepp 
Things Have Got To Change   Options Things Have Got To Change  1971    2:05:48 ()
Father's Children  Kohoutek   Options Who's Gonna Save the World?  1973    2:14:12 ()
Black Merda  Prophet   Options Black Merda  1970    2:18:32 ()
Boscoe  We Ain't Free   Options Boscoe  1973    2:21:22 ()
Watts Prophets  Kill   Options Things Gonna Get Greater: Watts Prophets 1969-1971      2:30:00 ()
Leon Thomas  Shape Your Mind To Die   Options Blues and the Soulful Truth  1972    2:31:18 ()
Horace Andy  Earth Must Be Hell   Options The Kingston Rock  1974  also released under the title, "Earth Must Be Hell"  2:36:28 ()
Bohannon  Save Their Souls   Options Stop & Go  1973    2:39:48 ()
Black Merda  Set Me Free   Options Black Merda  1970    2:44:27 ()
Rev. W. Leo Daniels  What in Hell Do You Want (Sermon)   Options What in Hell Do You Want  1975    2:44:56 ()
Bama  Nothingness   Options Ghettoes of the Mind  1972    2:47:22 ()
Music behind DJ:
Pacific Ocean         2:49:20 ()
The Sun Ra Arkestra  Angels And Demons At Play   Options Angels And Demons At Play  1967    2:54:41 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:00pm Mayuko:

Good evening!!!!!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:02pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Mayuko, Flash, and all!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Evening Mayuko! Wonderful to see you

And Listener James! Are you ready for the end days?
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:04pm Flash Strap:

I like to start the show with the big questions
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:07pm listener james from westwood:

If tonight's the rapture, at least I haven't paid my rent just yet!
  Thu. 9/29/16 7:07pm Ed:

Flash!!! Great to be here.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Great to see you here, Ed!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:08pm geezerette:

If the end times sound like this I'm ready.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:08pm Mayuko:

I'm not familiar with biblical concepts, but as far as I can tell from this show the Apocalypse is a fun thing.
  Thu. 9/29/16 7:09pm Churrorod:

yo i just found your thing the other day looking for a archie shepp download, and wanted to tell you this shit is dope. I'm finding a lot of cool stuff
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:11pm Flash Strap:

Geezerette! Churrorod!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:13pm Mayuko:

@james rent, and also I can get away from deadlines (imagining the same for you too as a freelancer.)
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:14pm Flash Strap:

Rev. Leo is about to really hook up the main idea here
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:14pm listener james from westwood:

Mayuko, to quote Bart Simpson, "Everyone knows the best bands work for Satan anyway."
And yes, I'd likely ease up on finishing the proofreading I'm working on right now and switch to alcohol!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:14pm geezerette:

Mayuko I think all the fun people get left behind while less playful types are raptured "up" to heaven. So everyone should be happy!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:15pm Flash Strap:

"I was already in Hell"
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:16pm geezerette:

...and dance!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:18pm listener james from westwood:

Rapture >>>>> rupture.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:20pm geezerette:

...you say toe-may-toe...
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:20pm Mayuko:

@geezerette I hope my clients have been behaving themselves and are the ones of those get ruptured up there. Assuming I'll have to get left behind.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:21pm Flash Strap:

God Funkadelic + Eddie Hazel is just THE BESST
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:22pm geezerette:

@Mayuko, I'm not going anywhere either! :)
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:28pm geezerette:

Evan, we should know by election night if the party's on or off,right? Brilliant theme man.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:30pm Flash Strap:

I have to admit the debate really spurred me to finally complete this show idea which I've been toying with for a few months. Thanks, G
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:34pm geezerette:

Have to admit, I've thought of "On The Beach" more than once lately.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:43pm Flash Strap:

"On The Beach" is one I don't have, which torments me
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:44pm Flash Strap:

Unless we're talking about Neil Young
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:45pm Flash Strap:

I love the Black Merda sound
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:47pm listener james from westwood:

Ooh, was hoping we'd be hearing from Curtis.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:49pm Flash Strap:

I mean, it's sort of an obvious choice, but the sort of obvious where I'd be an asshole if I DIDN'T play it

it's so god damn god damn good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 7:50pm northguineahills:

amen, yeah!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:51pm geezerette:

SO good!!! :D
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:51pm Flash Strap:

NGH in the hell house!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 7:56pm listener james from westwood:

No excuse needed for that track! Play it in the middle of any show, for all of me!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:01pm Flash Strap:

Anybody heard this Boscoe LP? Whole thing is so heavy
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:12pm Flash Strap:

Some INSANE synth on this
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:12pm geezerette:

New to me but it's great.
I really love this 70s black empowerment/prophet category. Strong stufff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 8:15pm coelacanth:

Hola Flash and Funk Explorers
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:15pm Flash Strap:

Hola C! Saw a HUGE one of your brothers last week at the DC Nat. History museum
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:15pm just julia:

whoah whoah whoah... this whole show has been a doozy, but this song just HIT ME. thank you for these sounds!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:16pm geezerette:

Howdy coel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 8:16pm coelacanth:

wah wah wah wah wah wah wah wah
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 8:16pm coelacanth:

(excuse me. thought i was a guitar for a second)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 8:19pm coelacanth:

hey there g!

Evan, bigness is in the genes, though not in my family.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:25pm Flash Strap:

Just Julia! Happy to have hit you!
Avatar    Thu. 9/29/16 8:25pm hyde:

whooooo, just a cameo for me tonite. just got home after working all day and then driving three hours. Fried!

this sounds good, tho. will mine archive later for the whole thing. enjoy your night my friends!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:26pm Flash Strap:

This is just such a great, weird example of a world-gone-wrong, earth-is-hell-itself theme
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:27pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde! Rest well my brother
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 8:29pm northguineahills:

Go Fish!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:30pm Flash Strap:

"recognize yourself there, big fella? FELLOW HUMAAAAN"
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:30pm geezerette:

Evening Hyde!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:32pm Flash Strap:

This guy was one of the original Last Poets, fyi
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:35pm Flash Strap:

great cover art: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 8:36pm northguineahills:

ah, love the Last Poets.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:37pm Flash Strap:

then this set may please you, NGH
  Thu. 9/29/16 8:41pm Churrorod:

Thank God for Sun Ra
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:42pm Flash Strap:

With all due respect to Little Danny, who played this on his show just a couple weeks ago and without whom I'd never have heard it. I just had to play it tonight!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:43pm Flash Strap:

Thank Ra for Sun God
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:44pm Flash Strap:

Kain was hitting Kipling pretty hard, now Jason Guy is coming for the rest of the imperialists
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:45pm geezerette:

It's so sad that the crazy things we're living through;the deterioration of environment and problems caused by over population,were being written about, spoken about, nearly half a century ago and "we"let them happen anyway. Just context for this music...
Carter had solar panels on White House Roof,Reagan took them down.

Evan you're playing extraordinary things tonight!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:48pm geezerette:

The Last Poets were shamans for real.
Clear vision.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:49pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, G. I feel the same way, the music of this period is a portal to a future we decided not to pursue, to the detriment of all, particularly the precarious among us
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 8:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Lonnie Holley would work in here.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:51pm Flash Strap:

Hey Rev Rab! Love Lonnie Holley
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:51pm geezerette:

The anger we're hearing is "righteous" anger.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 8:58pm Flash Strap:

It's pretty well-founded; if it's at times problematic from a certain perspective, that's usually irrelevant to the broader message and its context. I mean, the relatively mild Black Lives Matter is somehow a controversial movement in this country NOW. All the anger of the 70's seems pretty righteous in the face of this nation's persistent dragging of its feet on the way to an emancipatory future.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:02pm northguineahills:

@geezerette, all of the topics you mentioned were talked about 150 years ago (minus Carter's solar panels), nothing changes, or if it does, it does at a glacial pace, and then we slip back before 'progress' of sort is made.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:04pm Flash Strap:

That's why I like connecting this music to themes in 16-17th c. Flemish painting!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:04pm geezerette:

@NGH: Absolutely true.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:08pm northguineahills:

I'm not getting the Flemish slide show, daggnabbit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The Founding Fathers were Slavers. It's foundational in the U.S. I'm afraid.
To address the national Crisis in Racial Injustice - it will have to be made a National Priority just as Civil Rights had to become in the 1960s. Seems to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Me either ngh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:10pm Little Danny:

Thanks Flash! Wonderful - and insightful - to hear the Jason Guy in the context of yer show
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:11pm coelacanth:

flemish slide show? i thought it was just a still illustration i was missing.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:11pm geezerette:

Vanitas. I'm a fan!

NGH & RevRab, not seeing it either! Thought it was just my laptop!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:15pm Flash Strap:

what it is
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:16pm Flash Strap:

Don't worry all, it is a still image of a print made after Bosch
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:16pm Flash Strap:

Thank YOU Danny
  Thu. 9/29/16 9:16pm Churrorod:

I thought it was saying wu-tang for a long time
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:17pm Flash Strap:

as a sidenote, one of the big publishers of Boschian and Bruegelian prints was named Hieronymus Cock
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:18pm Flash Strap:

i love that, as a name
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:18pm geezerette:

hahaha, :)
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:27pm Flash Strap:

Boscoe's bassist has ideas, man
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:29pm geezerette:

New to me, dig him!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 9/29/16 9:33pm Uncle Michael:

Look at all the great fucking music I missed.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:34pm Flash Strap:

Uncle! Hello my friend!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:38pm Flash Strap:

Horace Andy has a VOICE

he has the sort of voice that is usually explained by antique microphone technology
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:40pm just julia:

an angel voice! it truly moves me.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:41pm Flash Strap:

man, this has to be the best Bohannon LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:41pm coelacanth:

this is gorgeous
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:41pm Flash Strap:

just like an angel, exactly
Avatar    Thu. 9/29/16 9:42pm quinn:

durn i missed some good stuff
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:43pm Flash Strap:

howdy quinn! don't durn too hard, there's always archives
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:43pm geezerette:

agree, gorgeous!
Avatar    Thu. 9/29/16 9:44pm quinn:

durning so hard
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:45pm Alex In Illinois:

So the small circle with a horizontal bar, like a green "Do not enter-wrong way" sign is some sort of Flemmish art?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:46pm JtotheK:

good evening everyone. playlist looks terrific, looking forward to checking out what i missed via the archives...
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:46pm Flash Strap:

Hi Alex! You got it

Hi J2K!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 9/29/16 9:47pm Uncle Michael:

Evan, do you know that your playlist image is only visible to people logged into Google?
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:49pm Alex In Illinois:

So I have to use that Google Chrome which runs absurdly slow on Windows 10?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 9/29/16 9:49pm Uncle Michael:

No, you can use any browser but it's a broken image if you're not logged into a google account.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:49pm Mayuko:

Finally finished some work and time for dinner. Thank you for helping me stay productive with the music, Evan! Good night all!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:51pm geezerette:

G'night Mayuko!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:52pm Alex In Illinois:

But I am logged in to my Google account. I just now checked my Google+ messages in another tab.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:53pm JtotheK:

Agreed Flash Strap - that Bohannon 'Stop and Go' LP is terrific.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:53pm geezerette:

Incredible show Evan!
  Thu. 9/29/16 9:53pm Dean:

I'm on a frigging Chromebook and the image is that icon that looks like an aspirin. Say what?! I just tuned in and it's over?! Dammit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 9/29/16 9:54pm Uncle Michael:

Yes, no asperin for me till I logged into Google.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 9/29/16 9:55pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Evan. I'm going to have to go to the archives for this one.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:55pm Flash Strap:

@UM: that sucks and is also weird
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:55pm Flash Strap:

about the image i mean
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:55pm northguineahills:

Thanks Flash!
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:56pm Alex In Illinois:

Yes, an aspirin, or a Do Not Enter Icon, or the top of a screw head. Maybe others can come with other ideas about what it looks like.
  Thu. 9/29/16 9:57pm Dean:

Oh, so image = aspirin. Google-authorized aspirin. The world is odd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:57pm northguineahills:

Faved episode!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:57pm coelacanth:

- a goat eyeball.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:57pm Flash Strap:

Thanks all for listening!! I loved doing this one, happy if you liked hearing it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:58pm northguineahills:

UM, I'm logged into google w/ this browser, and I still can't see it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:58pm Little Danny:

Astoundingly great ep, Evan
  Thu. 9/29/16 9:58pm Dean:

One man's aspirin is another's screw head.

To a man with an aspirin everything looks like a hangover.

To a man with a screw head everything looks like...er, I dunno.
Avatar Thu. 9/29/16 9:58pm geezerette:

click-starred!!! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 9:59pm Little Danny:

Party next door: wfmu.org... The world is invited!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/29/16 10:01pm coelacanth:

Thanks Evan!
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