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Options January 10, 2017: Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Live and unreleased music from Goosewind, Cartoon, & Catalogue [PLEASE NOTE: "Tape Hiss" shows are not archived.]

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Artist Track Album Label Year
The In-Theme  Holger Hiller: Toyshopshoptoy   Options      
 
Goosewind  Stormclouds   Options Unreleased live and studio recordings, 1988–1989     
Goosewind  Fast Country Riff   Options Unreleased live and studio recordings, 1988–1989     
Goosewind  Tarkus the Cat   Options Unreleased live and studio recordings, 1988–1989     
Goosewind  From Parts Unknown   Options Unreleased live and studio recordings, 1988–1989     
Goosewind  Kreeper   Options Unreleased live and studio recordings, 1988–1989     
Goosewind  Swirling Sand   Options Unreleased live and studio recordings, 1988–1989     
Goosewind  Fat Albert's Marshland   Options Unreleased live and studio recordings, 1988–1989     
Goosewind  Accidental College   Options Unreleased live and studio recordings, 1988–1989     
Goosewind  Joan   Options Unreleased live and studio recordings, 1988–1989     
 
Goosewind  Sunrise   Options Unreleased live and studio recordings, 1988–1989     
Goosewind  Fearless Leader   Options Unreleased live and studio recordings, 1988–1989     
Goosewind  Live at the Vault Club, Pomona, CA, 198?   Options      
 
Cartoon  side A   Options Live at the Performance Arts Theater, San Francisco, 8/12/80     
 
Cartoon  side B   Options Live at the Performance Arts Theater, San Francisco, 8/12/80     
 
Catalogue  Live on WFMU, 4/7/92   Options      
 
Catalogue  The End   Options Pénétration  Hat Art  1982 
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options      

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 1/9/17 8:46pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

How many damn tapes do you have Tony?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 1/9/17 10:08pm Tony Coulter:

Umm -- quite a few ... and they're getting increasingly disorganized.
Avatar    Tue. 1/10/17 11:57am βrian:

You must guard against tapeworms, I suppose.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 11:58am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Goosewind? A little Sparrow of the Age, perhaps?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 11:58am Rev. Turnip Druid:

also: hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 11:58am Tony Coulter:

Hola, βrian and Turnip!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:00pm Uncle Michael:

Good morning.
  Tue. 1/10/17 12:01pm Dean:

Second Law of Thermodynamics applies to tape collections, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Mornin', Uncle Mikey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Hey hey, Dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:02pm Carmichael:

They freeze to death, Dean? Heya Tony.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:02pm doctorjazz:

Been having trouble with the stream since this morning, pop up won't open. I'll try rebooting at some point, seems no one else has an issue...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:03pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:03pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, doctorjazz. Haven't heard about stream problems today....
Avatar    Tue. 1/10/17 12:04pm Yvang:

Hello!
Avatar    Tue. 1/10/17 12:04pm βrian:

My stream is working ok via itunes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:04pm listener james from westwood:

Hey Tony and all! Is this where I come if my goose has wind?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:06pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, hey, hey, Yvang and Listener James!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:06pm Tony Coulter:

Stand back ... it's Goosewind.
Avatar    Tue. 1/10/17 12:07pm βrian:

Goosewind on a foggy day? Where's Leo Kottke?
  Tue. 1/10/17 12:07pm Dean:

Kottke sit in with these guys?
  Tue. 1/10/17 12:07pm Dean:

Damn, @βrian. We are ON IT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:09pm Tony Coulter:

None of today's cassettes have cover art -- which is why I didn't bother photographing them.
Avatar    Tue. 1/10/17 12:10pm βrian:

High priests of the playlist?
Avatar    Tue. 1/10/17 12:11pm V Priceless:

hey Tony and gang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:12pm Tony Coulter:

Also, couldn't find a band photo for Goosewind, so I just used an album cover -- but that album has nothing to do with what we're hearing today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:12pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, VP!

NB: Heavy prog action ahead: the live Cartoon tape up next.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:15pm doctorjazz:

The reboot did it, Pop-up player on the site working again, hey all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:16pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

dig.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:16pm Tony Coulter:

@ doctorjazz: Yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:18pm JtotheK:

hi Tony, greetings everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:19pm Tony Coulter:

Ahoy there, JtotheK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:22pm Tony Coulter:

The label on this tape sez: "Very early Goosewind experiments."
Avatar    Tue. 1/10/17 12:24pm βrian:

I'm imagining a Bic lighter was involved.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:27pm Tony Coulter:

... and a couple of dime bags, you mean? Likely, likely.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- side A - |
-@[iiiii]@-|
_/*o o*\_|
_________~~~WW~~~
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:29pm Tony Coulter:

Guess the Goosewind album art I've posted would lead one to think they're a Goth band ... which, as you can hear, they're not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:32pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Rev. Rabbit!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:38pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

some of this here Goosewind reminds me of a most excellent 1980s spacerock improv group from around here; Elegent Mess [sic] -- Their demo cassette was actually called TAPE HISS, and would probably fit in beautifully here....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:39pm Tony Coulter:

Huh -- never hoid of 'em. Sound good, though....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Bands. Such a - tender, absurd, stupid, heroic beautiful thing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:42pm Tony Coulter:

If memory serves, there's a fairly long silence coming up at this point. Do not adjust your sets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 12:43pm Tony Coulter:

There ya go....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:04pm Cecile:

the Executives! They were playing in casinos in Australia when I was there in 1975-76.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:05pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Cecile!!

Ain't no executives here ... just us proles.
  Tue. 1/10/17 1:08pm Dean:

Interesting background on the band here: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=45095 Mary Tilson is still at it at KPFA, hosting America's Back 40 every week. Is this cassette the one referred to in the paragraph beginning, "The band then played some more live dates..."?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:09pm Tony Coulter:

Guess it must be!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:11pm Tony Coulter:

Or actually, I think this is the sentence that refers to what we're hearing: "With help from others, they unleashed themselves onto an unsuspecting pop, punk and AOR-loving world in 1980, with some live performances in San Francisco (once as a support act to A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS)."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:13pm annie:

sorry i'm late; technical things.. ya dig?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:15pm Tony Coulter:

I dig. Welcome, Annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Like the Zappa-esque & humorous elements. Says old cartoons were a touchstone for them...tiny bit movie score-like that way...Club Foot Orchestra were Bay Area too...Don't always hear Zappa associated w/ Progressive Rawk in people's talk - but I tend to it seems...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:21pm Tony Coulter:

They're a bit like Birdsongs of the Mesozoic too, methinks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...or, Zappa by way of ELP...that sounds good TC...trying to imagine them w/ Flock of Seagulls - hm...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:23pm Tony Coulter:

I have a second tape of them live at the same space around 8 days later. They seem more frustrated with the audience, somehow -- maybe that was the A Flock of Seagulls gig.
Avatar    Tue. 1/10/17 1:25pm βrian:

Seagulls make for notoriously unruly audiences, especially when french fries are involved.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:26pm Tony Coulter:

Ha!
  Tue. 1/10/17 1:28pm Dean:

A little classical medley recital here.
  Tue. 1/10/17 1:29pm Dean:

Ravel?
Avatar    Tue. 1/10/17 1:31pm βrian:

It's the UnRavel.
  Tue. 1/10/17 1:33pm Dean:

"Ravel" is one of those words that carries both its affirmative and negative senses, both entangle and disentangle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:42pm Tony Coulter:

Wish all my live concert tapes sounded as good as this Cartoon thingee -- sound-quality wise, I mean. If they did, I'd play such tapes more often here on Tape Hiss. I figure there's no point in subjecting you to murky sludge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Incorporating Live radio dial spinning - very 'I Am the Walrus' - & saw SonicYouth end a show w/ TV News on a tiny set very creatively...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:47pm Tony Coulter:

There's some definite Stravinsky/ Bartok action going on here...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:49pm Tony Coulter:

Style-wise, I mean -- not specific quotes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Modernist touchstones - for Zappa himself evens (he dug Varese, & so on). The radio dial could be Ives-ish, for that matter...
  Tue. 1/10/17 1:55pm Dean:

Trying to figure out where Performance Arts Theater was in SF. Generic name makes searching difficult.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:56pm Tony Coulter:

I imagine Cartoon would have made it a lot bigger if they had formed in the early/mid '70s. The '80s weren't exactly a commercially promising time for their kind of music. Funny how even their band photo looks totally '70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:56pm Scraps:

this is awfully good
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:56pm annie:

the downstairs cat wants to know if i'm ok, she hears all this noise. i told her is was music.. she was cool with that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:57pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Scraps! Glad you like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...gonna say - must admit my impression from their photo was one guy looked VanHalen-ish & another ThreeDogNightish - & - 'just some cassette band'...The Club Foot Orchestra I have is on cassette tho', so stuff those preconeptions...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:59pm annie:

i'm really enjoying it..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 1:59pm Tony Coulter:

Of course, even in the '70s Cartoon couldn't have gotten too far, commercially speaking, with this type of music. But perhaps they could have reached a Happy the Man level of semi-fame?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:00pm Tony Coulter:

@ Annie: Happy to hear you likee!
  Tue. 1/10/17 2:01pm Dean:

@RRN63: Precisely. Guy at 2:00 is Michael Anthony. Guy at 9:00 is from TDN.
  Tue. 1/10/17 2:01pm βrian:

When in doubt, ask a cat.
  Tue. 1/10/17 2:01pm Dean:

Guy at 6:00 is Keith Emerson (aptly), and 3:00...Dee Snyder's brother?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:02pm annie:

i do!!
and, actually, i think the cat just wants to come up and dance
  Tue. 1/10/17 2:02pm Dean:

Finally, bringing the supergroup that never was together, the charismatic front man and vocalist, at 11:00, Eddie Money.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

That's it! The Emerson guy & the bandname shoulda been the clues...Just watch - the Emerson guy is probably the drummer anyhow...
Avatar    Tue. 1/10/17 2:03pm βrian:

I recognize the guy @ 6:00 in the Goosewind cover. A local street character.
Avatar    Tue. 1/10/17 2:05pm βrian:

... a kind of luminary, you might say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& - a cartoon shows how the Proggy Classicist portrays the seagull problem (if it Links to the whole zine, it's page 2 - the Heraldry...I tried *real* hard to get it to Link right on my old Mac here...) :
www.facebook.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The body of that Bass looks like it's been torched Hendrix-style...prob just paint jobs...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:11pm Tony Coulter:

That photo is not from this session on now -- didn't take any photos, unfortunately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:12pm doctorjazz:

Great show...really loving this Catalogue set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:16pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, doctorjazz! This is from back in the days before I got lazy about having live music on my show ... and now, of course, live music would be pretty much impossible to pull off (here in my house in Portland, I mean).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:17pm Webhamster Henry:

Nice show again, from the vaults!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:19pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, Webhamster!!

Probably my biggest regret about all the years I was able to do my show at FMU's studios is the fact that I so rarely had people play live. I'm just a lazy bastard, I guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:21pm Tony Coulter:

At any rate, I'm glad I still have a good-quality recording of this set, on a metal cassette.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:24pm Tony Coulter:

One track from this set is on this station comp: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:26pm Tony Coulter:

Credited to "Jac Berrocal / Jean Francois Pauvros / Jonathan Kane"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:29pm doctorjazz:

Quite a list of musicians on the comp!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Indeed.
...These guys more just like Electric Miles & stuff - Fusion rather than Prog, I suppose - & a later Post-Punk sensibility...The three units presented make a good compare & contrast - Cheers...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:45pm Tony Coulter:

Forgot to mention: Catalogue's regular drummer, Gilbert Artman, is also the leader of Urban Sax and Lard Free.
  Tue. 1/10/17 2:54pm Santos L Halper:

This is The End...my Tape Hiss friends.
Thanks Tony, cool stuff today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:55pm Tony Coulter:

You're welcome, Santos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:55pm JtotheK:

thanks Tony, enjoyed the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:55pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks for showing up, everyone! See you next week....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/10/17 2:59pm listener james from westwood:

Glad to catch the rare pre-archives, pre-my-even-listening-to-WFMU Catalogue set! Thanks, Tony!
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