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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
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Afro Blues Quintet Plus One  Victims of Chance   Options New Directions in Sound    1966/2004  Orig. from 1966 LP, "New Directions of Afro Blues Quintet Plus One" – under the title, "Victims of Change"  0:00:12 (MP3 | )
Klaus Weiss  Changing Directions   Options Open Space Motion (Underscores)  Coloursound  1981    0:03:10 (MP3 | )
Piero Umiliani  Open Space   Options To-Day's Sound  Liuto  1973    0:05:34 (MP3 | )
Demon Fuzz  Our World Today   Options Roots and Offshoots    1976    0:09:44 (MP3 | )
No Artist / Sublime Frequencies  Demon Dog Crossroads   Options Night Recordings from Bali    2003    0:12:59 (MP3 | )
Eddie & Ernie  Standing at the Crossroads   Options Lost Friends    1971/2002    0:19:11 (MP3 | )
Gary Schneider  Hanalei Moon   Options Just For Fun - Just For Friends    1978    0:21:26 (MP3 | )
Gabby Pahinui  Hanalei Bay   Options Gabby Pahinui with the Sons of Hawaii    1960    0:25:03 (MP3 | )
Blowfly  Shitting on the Dock of the Bay   Options The Weird World of Blowfly    1973  Blowfly = Clarence Reid in disguise  0:27:16 (MP3 | )
Shorty Petterstein  Mental Blockages - I Couldn't Remember the Words   Options The Wide Weird World of Shorty Petterstein (More Interviews of Our Time)    1958  Shorty Petterstein = Henry Jacobs  0:29:46 (MP3 | )
The Revolutionaries  Blockage Dub   Options Top Ranking Dub Vol. 1    1978    0:31:03 (MP3 | )
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson  Third World Revolution   Options Secrets    1978    0:34:50 (MP3 | )
Francis Bebey  Third World   Options Pygmy Love Song    1982    0:38:53 (MP3 | )
Moondog  Pigmy Pig   Options H'Art Songs    1978    0:42:19 (MP3 | )
Al Jazzbo Collins  The Three Little Pigs   Options A Lovely Bunch of Al Jazzbo Collins and the Bandidos    1967    0:45:36 (MP3 | )
Prince Jazzbo   Youth in Service   Options Kick Boy Face    1976    0:51:43 (MP3 | )
Unknown  Singing At Shouters Service   Options Cult Music of Trinidad  Folkways  19??    0:55:01 (MP3 | )
Wilmoth Houdini  Teacher Nose Gay The Shouter   Options Poor But Ambitious – Calypso Classics    19??  Poor But Ambitious is made up of recordings made between 1928-1940  0:58:07 (MP3 | )
James Moody   Street Talk Suite   Options The Teachers        1:01:09 (MP3 | )
Pete Drake  Lonely Street   Options Talking Steel & Singing Strings    1964    1:20:08 (MP3 | )
George Engler  Steel-Harp   Options The Inside of the Outside/ or The Outside of the Inside: Who Are They? Where Do They Come From? Why Are They Here?    1965    1:21:42 (MP3 | )
Pôle  Outside the Nightmare   Options Inside the Dream    1975    1:23:38 (MP3 | )
Kenyon Hopkins  Werewolf   Options Nightmare!!    1962    1:26:20 (MP3 | )
The Frantics  Werewolf   Options Werewolf / No Werewolf 7"    1960    1:27:50 (MP3 | )
Lee Hazlewood  Friday's Child   Options Friday's Child    1966    1:29:53 (MP3 | )
Ken Nordine  Hazel   Options Colors: A Sensuous Listening Experience    1966    1:32:38 (MP3 | )
Jackpine Savage  Colors   Options Together    1971  Jackpine Savage = Bruce Haack (With Miss Nelson)  1:34:00 (MP3 | )
Asiko Rock Group  Together Again Never to Part   Options Asiko Rock Group    1976    1:37:32 (MP3 | )
The Shangri-Las  Never Again   Options The Shangri-Las – 65!    1965    1:42:52 (MP3 | )
Kip Anderson and the Tides  Shangri-La   Options Shango! Night in a Quiet Village    1965    1:45:13 (MP3 | )
Growling Tiger  Yoruba Shango   Options Knockdown Calypsos    1979    1:47:51 (MP3 | )
Roberto Cacciapaglia  Rob Tiger   Options Sonanze/Sonances And Otherworks 1972-1972    197?    1:50:46 (MP3 | )
Giorgio Carnini  Esodo (Exodus)   Options Risonanze/2 - Evocazioni Musicali Di Temi Biblici  Edizioni Paoline  1979    1:52:16 (MP3 | )
The Tornados  Exodus   Options Exodus / Blackpool Rock 7"    1964    1:55:01 (MP3 | )
Bob McFadden / Bryna Raeburn / John Farris / Bob Prescott   Tornado   Options Fast, Fast, Fast Relief From TV Commercials    1963    1:57:24 (MP3 | )
Chorus of Taos Indians  Moonlight Song   Options An Unseen Cloud: Commercial American Indian Recordings of the late-40s to mid-50s        1:58:18 (MP3 | )
Jimmie Haskell  Moonlight Cha Cha Cha   Options Count Down!    1959    2:01:17 (MP3 | )
Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab  Countdown to Nowhere   Options Vampyros Lesbos: Sexadelic Dance Party    1970/1996    2:03:22 (MP3 | )
Bob Dylan & The Band  You Ain't Going Nowhere (Takes 1&2)   Options The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11    1967    2:05:32 (MP3 | )
The Pharoahs  In The Basement   Options In The Basement    1972    2:11:42 (MP3 | )
Leon Thomas  Pharoah's Tune (The Journey)   Options The Leon Thomas Album    1970    2:31:34 (MP3 | )
Barton McLean  Journey on a Long String   Options Electronic Landscapes    2001/2006    2:48:45 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 3:41pm Flash Strap:

(image at top of page from Samplerman, part of a pretty incredible body of work: samplerman.tumblr.com)
  Thu. 2/1/18 4:36pm Pigsnoot:

Tuning in from Belgium, Europe. Absolutely love your show man!! Keep at it!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 6:57pm Flash Strap:

Ok, here we go, let's get started! Cue the jungle noises:
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Pigsnoot! Good to have you on the team brother
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 7:00pm listener james from westwood:

Welcome back!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, LJW! Great to be back at the helm of the Room
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:03pm βrian:

I haven't found my way down to this grotto in centuries. I like the ambience.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Good to have you back in the village with us, Brian
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 7:05pm northguineahills:

ahh, there's ye are, Evan!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:06pm Flash Strap:

NGH – My Man!

How you doin pal?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 7:07pm doctorjazz:

Hey Flash, and Explorers, Nice start to the show! Welcome back!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Ahhhh yes! Doc Jazz is in the office! So good to see you, friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 7:08pm listener james from westwood:

Killer Piero!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:09pm Flash Strap:

yeah, he really stretches out a bit here
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 7:10pm northguineahills:

Everything here is copacetic, I can't remember feeling better! danks!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:11pm Flash Strap:

now THAT is some nice news, NGH
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:12pm Flash Strap:

this Demon Fuzz is so criminally overlooked, in my experience
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:20pm Flash Strap:

Eddie and Ernie are so fucking perfect
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 7:20pm northguineahills:

alrighty, leaving work, will bounce back in after a read a bit w/ a pint. Cheers y OOOS!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:22pm Flash Strap:

enjoy all, NGH, see ya when I do
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 7:23pm doctorjazz:

Love this Hanalei Moon!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:23pm Flash Strap:

Schneider's stuff is so incredibly dumb, i love it while barely tolerating it
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:24pm Flash Strap:

haha me too, Doc, me too!
  Thu. 2/1/18 7:27pm slawooy:

This lovely!))
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 7:28pm listener james from westwood:

Ah, Blowfly, that explains it!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:29pm Flash Strap:

Slawooy! Hello!

Can't help lovin' Blowfly
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 7:30pm doctorjazz:

(love the schlocky stuff!)
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:30pm βrian:

Madison represents once again, in a sense. Lake Mendota is not the cleanest lake. Just over 50 years now.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:30pm Flash Strap:

me too, lord knows I do
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:31pm βrian:

Lake Monona, that is.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:32pm Flash Strap:

crazy cover for an LP like this: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:37pm Flash Strap:

Third Worldism from GSH, hell yes please
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 7:39pm listener james from westwood:

Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:40pm Flash Strap:

Love love love that man Bebey
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:44pm Flash Strap:

one of the weirder Moondog tracks, this
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:47pm βrian:

Octagonal ≠ Square.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 7:49pm Little Danny:

Hiya Flash! Welcome back sir
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:49pm Flash Strap:

haha yeah man an octagon is so square it's almost a circle, so to speak
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:49pm Flash Strap:

Hi there LD! so glad to be your lead in again
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:50pm βrian:

"The Nearings"?
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:54pm Flash Strap:

when did he say that, i must have missed close listening on that part
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 7:58pm βrian:

Thanks, Monsieur Strap. I've got to bolt to get dinner ready for the Light of my Life.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:00pm Flash Strap:

a noble reason to bolt. yall come back now
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:02pm still b/p:

I'm changing my name to Noble Bolt and getting my jaw squared.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:03pm melinda:

Hola! welcome back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:04pm Passaic River Blues:

The great James Moody! Born in Georgia, but Newark reared.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:04pm Flash Strap:

B/P! great to see you! it's a name you can hang a hat on, I'll give ya that
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:05pm Flash Strap:

Melinda! Hello, thank you!

PBR: a Newark man, like Lawrence there. Hello and welcome brother
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:07pm doctorjazz:

This is James Moody?
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:09pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:09pm doctorjazz:

It ain't no Moody's Mood for Love, tell you that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:10pm doctorjazz:

(not that that's a bad thing, mind you...)
  Thu. 2/1/18 8:12pm Ike:

Hello. I just found out Grachan Moncur III is also of Newark.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:20pm Passaic River Blues:

@Flash: That's right! Larry Young, the one and only! Good looking out there, Mr. Strap.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:21pm Flash Strap:

Hi Ike! Love Grachan Moncur
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:21pm Flash Strap:

Pete Drake's LPs are so much weirder than they seem intended to be
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:21pm Flash Strap:

LOVE Larry Young
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:24pm Passaic River Blues:

@Flash: Oh, me too. Everything the guy did.

@Ike: I did not know that about Moncur. Very cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:27pm coelacanth∅:

Hey you're back! we get good news sometimes. . .
Hi Evan; Explorers
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:29pm Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth! great to be back, great to have you in our number, friend
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:29pm Flash Strap:

this is one of the coolest tracks ever recorded, obviously
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:30pm Doug Schulkind:

Welcome back—welcome home, Flash Strap!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:30pm doctorjazz:

OK, time to leave the office, try to catch more later, thanks, Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:30pm Little Danny:

Love that Frantics!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:32pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doug! Thank you, thank you

Have a great one, Doc! See you next week

Me too LD, good gawd
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:32pm coelacanth∅:

Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:35pm Flash Strap:

Sometimes Bruce Haack really hits that sweet spot
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:36pm Flash Strap:

can i just say again: SO GLAD TO BE BACK, thank you for having me!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:39pm Flash Strap:

This reminds me i need to spend more time with that 2nd Asiko Rock Group LP, I don't know it that well and this one is all-time great

Any Asiko Rock Group-heads in the room?
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:42pm Flash Strap:

such a good cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:45pm still b/p:

On the YouTubes page for Haack's Electric Lucifer, one of the queued selections is from Martin Denny's Exotic Moog. So the linkage seems kinda Flashy Strappy wheeleyhousey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:45pm coelacanth∅:

oh her voice is magical
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:47pm Passaic River Blues:

That is an indisputably excellent cover.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:47pm Flash Strap:

really is, C

Denny's Moog stuff and Electric Lucifer have about the same uneven hit-to-miss ratio for me, funnily enough
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 8:49pm jaywbabcock:

Glad you're back Evan, forgot to tune in earlier. Wonderful illo at the top
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:50pm Flash Strap:

Warm hellos to you, Jay! thanks for dropping in!
  Thu. 2/1/18 8:53pm Sam Segal:

Howdy, Flash and friends!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 8:53pm Flash Strap:

Hi Sam! How's it going? great to see ya pal
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:54pm melinda:

This is cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:57pm Passaic River Blues:

@Melinda: Agreed
  Thu. 2/1/18 8:58pm Sam Segal:

It's going great! You are brilliantly soundtracking my attempt to scrub down the bathroom in my apartment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:58pm coelacanth∅:

hahaha! -natural selection.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 8:59pm coelacanth∅:

howdy Sam!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:00pm Flash Strap:

Perfect, Sam
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:03pm Flash Strap:

next on is, for me, a real blast from that ol' past
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 9:04pm Uncle Michael:

Good evening.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:06pm still b/p:

I was thinking all these unusual sounds and vibrations and calls and the backwards business might summon a spirit. It summoned Uncle Michael!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:06pm Flash Strap:

Hello hello and welcome welcome, Uncle
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:06pm Flash Strap:

every off the cuff lyric here is the funniest thing i've ever heard anyone say
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/1/18 9:06pm Uncle Michael:

Well, I'm strangely attuned to Vampyros Lesbos.
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:08pm quinn:

hi hi
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 9:08pm coelacanth∅:

one of my favorite Dylan songs
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:09pm Flash Strap:

Quinn! Hello friend! and how are you&yours?
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:09pm Flash Strap:

mine too C. I'm a total Basement Tapes maniac in general
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 9:09pm coelacanth∅:

(and my favorite byrds song)
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:10pm quinn:

good, good, i came to my office to pay the mortgage and remembered it was thursday night :D
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:11pm quinn:

that sounds so boring when i type it out D:
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:11pm still b/p:

No, no...that's a fine lyric right there waiting for musical placement.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 9:12pm coelacanth∅:

the rest of us lead very glamorous lives; get with the program!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:12pm Flash Strap:

just imagine Basement Dylan stumbling through that line, it's delightful
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:14pm quinn:

welp, my funny bone is tickled. thanks, chat people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 9:17pm melinda:

@coel haha
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:19pm Flash Strap:

this track slaps pretty hard now that i think about it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 9:26pm Little Danny:

Haha, totally with you on Bruce Haack
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:34pm Flash Strap:

i have so much Bruce Haack that I'll just have to listen to later, forever
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:37pm Flash Strap:

Leon Thomas' whole thing is so strange and good
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:44pm hyde:

hilariously, i thought that this was another week of no explorers room sp i'm only getting here now
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:46pm Flash Strap:

that is not hilarious, Hyde, and i mourn our lost time together
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:46pm Flash Strap:

also Hi! hello pal
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:47pm hyde:

no regrets. i'll join you in the past
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:50pm Flash Strap:

love this cover design too: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 9:52pm Little Danny:

Great show Flash! So nice to have you back
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:53pm Flash Strap:

thanks man, so good to be back
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:53pm Flash Strap:

still, can't wait to step out of my room into yours
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 9:54pm Little Danny:

Journey onwards over here next: wfmu.org... Please join us!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:55pm hyde:

Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 9:57pm Flash Strap:

My pleasure Hyde, truly mine I say
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:00pm still b/p:

Thanks for Flashing us so well!
Avatar Thu. 2/1/18 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Goodnight all! see you next week
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

"electronic landscapes" album cover...i can read the smallest one -"by golly i still have the eyes of a 70-year-old!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/1/18 10:01pm coelacanth∅:

wow it's 10pm! Thanks Evan glad you'z back!
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