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Options October 3, 2017: THE ROCK IN OPPOSITION SPECIAL: Aksak Maboul, Art Bears, Art Zoyd, Etron Fou Leloublan, Henry Cow, Samla Mammas Manna, Stormy Six, & Univers Zéro

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
The In-Theme          0:00:00 ()
 
Henry Cow  Upon Entering the Hotel Adlon   Options Unrest  Virgin  1974  0:05:55 ()
Art Bears  The Dance   Options Hopes and Fears  Rē Records   1978  0:08:55 ()
Stormy Six  Comizio A   Options Cliché  L'Orchestra  1976  0:14:00 ()
Zamla Mammaz Manna  Liten Karin   Options Schlagerns Mystik / För Äldre Nybegynnare  Silence  1977  0:16:09 ()
Von Zamla  Antsong   Options Zamlaranamma  Urspår  1982  0:20:24 ()
Henry Cow  Beginning – The Long March   Options In Praise of Learning  Virgin  1975  0:25:35 ()
Stormy Six  La Canzone della Fata dai Capelli Turchini (1976)   Options Cliché + Pinocchio Bazaar  Fonit Cetra  1997  0:31:36 ()
 
Etron Fou Leloublan  Le Fleuve et le Manteau   Options Les Trois Fou's Perdégagnent (Au Pays Des...)  9H 17 Productions  1978  0:39:01 ()
Zamla Mammaz Manna  Tycker Du Som Jag?   Options Schlagerns Mystik / För Äldre Nybegynnare  Silence  1977  0:46:54 ()
Art Bears  Terrain   Options Hopes and Fears  Rē Records   1978  0:52:13 ()
Univers Zéro  Jack the Ripper   Options Heresie  Atem  1979  0:56:02 ()
Art Zoyd  Simulacres   Options Symphonie pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités  Atem  1981  1:09:27 ()
 
Art Bears  The Song of the Dignity of Labour under Capital   Options The World As It Is Today  Rē Records   1981  1:18:50 ()
Univers Zéro  La Corne du Bois des Pendus   Options Ceux du Dehors  Atem  1981  1:21:15 ()
Etron Fou Leloublan  Madame Richard / Larika   Options Batelages  Gratte-Ciel  1976  1:30:03 ()
Stormy Six  Christmas Now (1976)   Options Cliché + Pinocchio Bazaar  Fonit Cetra  1997  1:39:14 ()
Henry Cow  Bittern Storm over Ulm   Options Unrest  Virgin  1974  1:41:59 ()
 
Art Zoyd  Trio "Lettre d'Automne"   Options Musique pour l'Odyssée  Atem  1979  1:46:39 ()
Stormy Six  Carmine   Options L'Apprendista  L'Orchestra  1977  1:53:48 ()
Etron Fou Leloublan  Pas l'Sou   Options Les Poumons Gonflés  Turbo Music  1982  1:59:38 ()
Aksak Maboul  A Modern Lesson   Options Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits  Atem  1980  2:02:52 ()
Aksak Maboul / Honeymoon Killers  Bosses de Crosses (Horreurs) (1981) [bonus track]   Options Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits [CD RE]  Crammed Discs  1996  2:07:49 ()
 
Aksak Maboul  Geistige Nacht   Options Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits  Atem  1980  2:17:30 ()
Art Zoyd  Brigades Speciales   Options Symphonie pour le Jour où Brûleront les Cités  Atem  1981  2:22:48 ()
Univers Zéro  Complainte   Options Univers Zéro [aka "1313"]  Atem  1977  2:36:04 ()
Art Bears  Truth   Options The World As It Is Today  Rē Records   1981  2:39:28 ()
Henry Cow  On the Raft   Options Western Culture  Broadcast  1978  2:42:25 ()
 
Henry Cow  Amygdala   Options Legend [aka "Leg End"]  Virgin  1973  2:49:29 ()
 
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options       2:57:57 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 10:54am Jeff Golick:

I'm here early to say how eagerly I'm looking forward to this. A fitting theme, alas.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:00pm Tony Coulter:

Advanced greetings, Jeff!
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Or should I say, Greetings, Advanced Jeff....
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:01pm βrian:

Got my Listening Trousers on.
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 12:01pm Nick S.:

Hey, Tony! Let's get radical!
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 12:01pm Sem Chumbo:

Hello, Tony. That's some ape, man.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Hey hey, βrian & Nick!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 12:02pm Jeff Golick:

I have not advanced far, so the first version works.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:04pm βrian:

"Crazy turd." Huh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 12:06pm Carmichael:

Good day, Tony and people of the alternate music delivery system.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 12:06pm Jeff Golick:

But whose socks are those.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:06pm Tony Coulter:

Ahoy there, Sem and Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 12:10pm doctorjazz:

Hello out there!
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:10pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, doctorjazz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 12:11pm Webhamster Henry:

I thought I head some cows!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 12:12pm Webhamster Henry:

And bears.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:13pm Tony Coulter:

Webham! Heya!
  Tue. 10/3/17 12:16pm Dean:

A curious quality of the music by these RIO artists is its calming effect. Meshuggah makes me want to *oppose* something. Henry Cow and the rest make me want to kick back and enjoy the day.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:17pm Yvang:

Bonjour! I am not opposed to this!
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:18pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Dean et Yvang!
  Tue. 10/3/17 12:18pm Dean:

I suppose that's opposition to the hecticness of the ordinary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 12:21pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Tony and all
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:22pm Tony Coulter:

Greetings, coelacanth∅!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 12:22pm coelacanth∅:

been liking this goofy soundtrack to brunch-cooking
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 12:22pm Ike:

Oi!
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:23pm Tony Coulter:

A Hoi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 12:25pm doctorjazz:

Just LOVING this set!
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:26pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, Doctor J!
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:34pm Tony Coulter:

All seven RIO bands appeared on the same bill at least once, in '79, in Milan -- must have been quite something. (By then Henry Cow had morphed into Art Bears.)
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:35pm Tony Coulter:

Weird -- my icon is doing the shimmy. Hope my computer isn't about to explode.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 12:38pm Jeff:

Uh oh. Shimmying icons can be a symptom of little tears in spacetime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 12:39pm Jeff:

Tears, not tears.
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 12:42pm Nick S.:

Etron Fou Leloublan is sublime! It reminds me of Floh de Cologne a bit. Know them, Tony? Of course you do.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:43pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Nick!

Er, yes, I do know the Floh....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 12:50pm Jeff Golick:

Rock in Opposition is such an odd umbrella term, from this vantage point. The thing to which they are opposed is implied or assumed, I guess?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 12:51pm Jeff Golick:

Or not odd so much as vague.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 12:54pm Tony Coulter:

Well, some of them (Henry Cow, Art Bears, Stormy Six) were explicitly opposed to the capitalist system -- others were not as politically oriented. They were all opposed to the commercial music mainstream, though, I guess. Perhaps the lack of political "agreement" is why the collective only lasted two years?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 1:02pm Jeff Golick:

I think at some point I conflated Rock Against Racism and the RIO movements, because my brain is small and my synapses are easily confused and "opposition" is a lot like "against."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 1:02pm Jeff Golick:

(And RAR is a lot like ReR.)
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:06pm βrian:

I dunno. This sounds kinda dangerous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 1:06pm coelacanth∅:

well, i got otherwise distracted then came back but now i must go work...maybe be moving some rocks in opposition today, to plant a tree!
i'm glad this one's archived.
Thanks Tony!
ciao
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:07pm Tony Coulter:

@ Jeff: Stormy Six, in particular, were very active in left-wing politics (in Italy) -- and Chris Cutler (of Henry Cow & Art Bears) is also quite left-wing. I'm pretty sure the RIO name came from Cutler, and that he wanted the RIO bands to be more obviously political. Some of them were clearly more focused just on making their own unique music....
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:08pm Tony Coulter:

See you, coelacanth∅!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 1:10pm Jeff Golick:

Aha. Thanks for that, @Tony.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 1:16pm Jeff:

Digging this show, Tony.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:19pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, Jeff!

Stereo Jeffs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 1:26pm Jeff Golick:

(More than you know, Tony.)
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:27pm Tony Coulter:

There can never be too many Jeffs.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 1:33pm doctorjazz:

Speaking of Jeffs (well, not really, but)
I forgot to mention on Destination Out, those in the NY/Philly area, Ars Nova in Philly is having a big week. Sun Ra Arkestra on Thursday, Anthony Braxton on Friday, and many artists Saturday and Sunday (don't think I'll be able to get out to it much if any, my daughter is coming home from college, but maybe...)
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:39pm βrian:

Loup-garou of poo? (Got my Sophomoric Trousers on now.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 1:40pm Jeff Golick:

@doctorjazz: ...and AEoC!
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:41pm Tony Coulter:

RE: Jeffs. Years ago, a station listener used to hand out Oscars-like "awards" to FMU DJs. The awards were called "The Jeffies." I think I won one at some point....
  Tue. 10/3/17 1:43pm Dean:

And, of course, there's Jeffpardy.
  Tue. 10/3/17 1:44pm Dean:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g3--WYH8SY
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 1:44pm doctorjazz:

@Jeff Golick, yep, and David Toen, Tim Berne's Snakeoil, Mike Lorenz Trio performing the music of Sonny Sharrock, and still more...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 1:44pm doctorjazz:

(had to clicky star this show).
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:47pm Tony Coulter:

A Clicky Star Is Born....
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:49pm Tony Coulter:

(thanks, Dr J -- glad you find the show click-worthy!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 1:51pm Jeff Golick:

@Dean: thanks for that. You've shared that link before, as I've aired it before. Jeff is also the name of the ghost that Tina dates on Bob's Burgers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 1:52pm Jeff Golick:

Jeff is also the name of the diseased lung mascot that John Oliver devised for Marlboro: consumermediallc.files.wordpress.com...
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:53pm geezerette:

Hiya, Tony and high-toned listeners !
Well this is a thing of exceptional beauty!
  Tue. 10/3/17 1:53pm Dean:

@Jeff G.: I remember hearing it aired on your show! Equally good, with or without visuals. Can't say I know Bob's Burgers, though.

Buddy of mine in high school and beyond is named Geoff. Pronounces it JOFF.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:54pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, geezerette!
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:55pm Tony Coulter:

This particular Stormy Six track reminds me a bit of Gentle Giant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 1:55pm Jeff Golick:

Updating my avatar for the occasion.
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 1:56pm Nick S.:

This is a beautiful song. Why can't I get into Gentle Giant? What should I listen to Tony?
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:58pm geezerette:

@Jeff G.
@Dean
There's a Disney animator whose name is Jeffery, which he insists people pronounce Geefwee. He spells it that way to save having to explain.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:59pm geezerette:

...& hello to Mighty Joe Young.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 1:59pm βrian:

Is that animator related to Baba Wawa?
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:00pm geezerette:

haha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 2:01pm Jeff Golick:

That's not ok, @geezerette.
  Tue. 10/3/17 2:01pm Dean:

What is it with Jeffs?

Gentle Giant entry: In a Glass House.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:01pm Tony Coulter:

@ Nick S: "In a Glass House," maybe? GG's vocals can be a bit of an obstacle to enjoyment (for me at least), and they can be sort of pretentious and lumbering -- but there's still plenty to like, methinks.
  Tue. 10/3/17 2:02pm RIO SPEEDWAGON:

In opposition to what?
the commercial rock world - Queen etc,
a political statement?
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:04pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, RIO SPEEDWAGON (great name!) Some of the RIO bands were left-wing and politically active, which is where the name came from -- others weren't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 2:05pm northguineahills:

Look what the cat dragged in!
  Tue. 10/3/17 2:05pm Dean:

GG vocals are an issue, but on the upside they are one of the few rock bands to do really interesting group vocal stuff. I'd say another barrier is the faux-medieval/Renaissance veneer (much like Gryphon), but then again any band that sings about Gargantua and Pantagruel is alright by me.
  Tue. 10/3/17 2:06pm RIO SPEEDWAGON:

who in today's rock world can be described as RIO?
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:06pm Tony Coulter:

Thinking Plague would be one example.
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 2:08pm Nick S.:

Thanks! As many records as they've put out I've owned the bad ones. In a Glass House I haven't heard and if you're comparing Stormy Six to that I'll be having a listen. I have Napster to thank for hipping me to Stormy Six 17 years ago.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:08pm Tony Coulter:

Hey hey hey, NGH!
  Tue. 10/3/17 2:09pm RIO SPEEDWAGON:

YES - I used to follow them religiously, but then just forgot about them.
Certainly stylisticly it any band that sound like early Mothers of Invention, Magma and Soft Machine.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:10pm Tony Coulter:

@ Nick S: Not sure if "Glass House" will be the album to drive home my comment about that Stormy Six track -- but it still is one of their better albums.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:10pm geezerette:

punk rock with skills.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:12pm geezerette:

yes it's Zappa-y and it's cracking me up. (which is easy to do.).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 2:14pm northguineahills:

Are Os Mutantes still touring, they would be RIO, but I bet they'd prefer to be described as Paulistas.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:19pm geezerette:

Asak Maboul's music keeps reminding me of Looney Tunes' Marvin the Martian. :)
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:19pm Tony Coulter:

Btw, both Frith and Cutler are on this Aksak Maboul track....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 2:20pm northguineahills:

Not a Brazilian crowd, eh? (Os Mutantees were originally from Sao Paulo.)
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:21pm Tony Coulter:

Ha! Now I get it....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 2:21pm Jeff:

The repeated woodwind figures a little while back put me in mind of a Michael Nyman soundtrack for a moment.
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 2:21pm Cheyenne:

Got some sweet, sweet skronk happenin in here
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:22pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, Cheyenne!!
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 2:26pm Cheyenne:

Hiee Tony & all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 2:27pm Jeff Golick:

@ngh, can you take the discourse down a few notches?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 2:30pm northguineahills:

Ack, burned my chilies, let me try this again.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:32pm Tony Coulter:

Art Zoyd and Univers Zéro are both RIO bands AND Zeuhl bands. Hear that throbbing bass....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 2:35pm Stanley:

Hi Tone.
Just tuned in. On the strength of this track, this is definately one for archive pleaseure.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:35pm Tony Coulter:

Ahoy, Stanley!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 2:38pm Jeff:

So are you saying that the RIO bands can or cannot appear at ABC No Rio?
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:39pm Tony Coulter:

Ha! Strictly speaking, only the band ABC can play at ABC No Rio
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 2:40pm Jeff Golick:

Nice accent work on the label name, Tony.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 2:41pm Jeff Golick:

But ABC cannot cover "Rio."
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 2:41pm Cheyenne:

I mean, I like "The Look Of Love" as much as the next pangolin but that seems like it's not punx enough for ABC No Rio
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:41pm Tony Coulter:

I owe it all to autofill....
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:42pm Tony Coulter:

RE accent work, I mean....
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:43pm Tony Coulter:

Rē accent work....
  Tue. 10/3/17 2:46pm Marshland:

Great show, managed to catch Yumi Hara's Half the Sky playing Lindsay Cooper/Henry Cow songs at Café Oto recently :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 2:47pm Jeff Golick:

Really liked that last Henry Cow.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:50pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, Marshland! Would love to hear that Half the Sky stuff -- wonder if it's on yew-tube?
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 2:54pm Sem Chumbo:

On a bit of a verbal fast today, Tony, but enjoyed the show and the comments. Thanks, and see you again next time.
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:55pm Tony Coulter:

See you, Sem! Thanks for listening....
  Tue. 10/3/17 2:57pm Marshland:

Here's my video of Half the Sky Tony: youtu.be...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 2:57pm northguineahills:

Thanks Tony!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 2:57pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Tony!
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 2:58pm Cheyenne:

Thanks Tony!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 2:58pm Jeff Golick:

Thanks, TC!
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:58pm geezerette:

Thanks, Tony!!!
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:58pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, Marshland!

And thanks everyone!! See you all next week, I hope.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 2:58pm Stanley:

Great music. Thanks, Tony
  Tue. 10/3/17 2:59pm Marshland:

There are other Half the Sky clips on there too, best to search with "Yuri Hama" within the search
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 2:59pm Tony Coulter:

Here's the FMA Listening Party playlist: wfmu.org...
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 3:00pm Tony Coulter:

Oh, BIG THANKS to the pledgers -- don't know who you are yet, but ... THANKS SO MUCH!!
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 3:20pm Nick S.:

Thanks, Tony! Awesome show!
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