Options Brian Turner: Playlist from December 21, 2010 Options

Order and disorder in a freeform haze of terribly-played guitars, shorted-out electronics, found audio detritus, strange sounds from strange lands all around. Psych-punk-junk, collage, even pop. Lots of in-studio live performances to boot.

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Options December 21, 2010: w/ live set from PURLING HISS

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Purling Hiss! (vid Jason Sigal)

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Pregnant Neck  Pie and Mash   Options Scaffolder Olcer        0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Atomic Forest  Mary Long   Options Various: Psych Funk Sa-Reg-Ga (Psych -Funk India 1970-83)  World Psychedlia Ltd.    *   0:03:23 (Pop‑up)
Black Sabbath  The Rebel   Options 7"  Zella      0:05:44 (Pop‑up)
Breathilizor  Coffin of Hell   Options Message of Winter Doom VI  My Mind's Eye    *   0:09:06 (Pop‑up)
Don Van Vliet  The World Crawles Over the Razor Blade   Options Riding Some Kind of Unusual Skull Sleigh        0:13:52 (Pop‑up)
Kraus  Regret Nothing   Options Faster Than the Speed of Time  Dilettante Courtoisie    *   0:16:17 (Pop‑up)
Rev. Johnny L. Jones  I Got Drunk For the Lord   Options The Hurricane That Hit Atlanta  Dust To Digital    *   0:20:50 (Pop‑up)
Alvarius B  You Only Live Twice   Options Baroque Primitva  Abduction    *   0:34:18 (Pop‑up)
Bruce Springsteen  Because the Night   Options The Lost Sessions: Darkness On the Edge of Town  Columbia    *   0:37:17 (Pop‑up)
Geoffrey Landers  Sand Bars Alone   Options 7"  Cauhaus      0:40:54 (Pop‑up)
Gibson Brothers  Big Pine Boogie   Options Build a Raft  Columbus Discount    *   0:44:33 (Pop‑up)
Tortured Tongues  Let Me Down   Options 7"  HoZac    *   0:47:20 (Pop‑up)
Craig Scanlon  Howl & Scream   Options Unknown Album        0:49:45 (Pop‑up)
San(s) Kazakgascar Solo  Drunken Noodles   Options The Crotch of the Gorge  Lather    *   0:54:00 (Pop‑up)
Cloudcraft (Theo Angell/Hamish Kilgour)  High Tea Midmorning Raga   Options Cloudcraft  Social Music Record and Tape Club    *   0:56:55 (Pop‑up)
Hwaet (Steven Flato/Vansessa Rossetto)  Nklcu   Options Hwaet  Arbrash      1:02:36 (Pop‑up)
Aias  La Truita   Options A La Piscina  Captured Tracks    *   1:10:31 (Pop‑up)
Janek Adamow and Traditional Polish Vocal Ansemble  Babcia   Options Sami Swoi  Folken Music    *   1:12:49 (Pop‑up)
Hector Lueck / Jac Berrocal  Plaisir Locques   Options 7"        1:16:38 (Pop‑up)
Chris and Cosey  Re-Education Through Labor   Options Trance  Conspiracy International    *   1:20:17 (Pop‑up)
Warning  The Spider   Options Electric Eyes        1:26:23 (Pop‑up)
Shit & Shine  Live   Options WFMU/Aquarius Records SXSW joint, Spiro's Austin, 3/10  Sleeping Giant Glossolalia    *   1:38:49 (Pop‑up)
Sewer Puppet  Frustration   Options Frustrations  My Mind's Eye      1:51:06 (Pop‑up)
Tumbleweed  Mr. Pharmacist   Options Tumbleweed  Aztec Music    *   1:53:46 (Pop‑up)
The Fluid  Hooked   Options Roadmouth  Sub Pop      1:57:02 (Pop‑up)
Stations (Pre-Big Black)  People In Church   Options Demo        1:59:48 (Pop‑up)
Purling Hiss  Live in the WFMU studio   Options Engineered By Jason Sigal    Purling Hiss' Mike Polizze has put in much time in the fried Philly blooze overdrive of the group Birds of Maya, but in his own vehicle he's expanded his grotty guitar wailing into the further cosmos, still shredding speakers aplenty. With new releases out on Richie and Woodsist Records, Purling Hiss becomes a full-fledged touring unit and arrive in the WFMU studios with the road behind them to invoke Les Rallizes Denudes, Vermonster, and Alice Cooper at sickness-inducing volume on Brian's show. More at PH's My Space.Songs: Run From the City / Passenger Queen / Voices / Don't Even Try It / Almost Washed My Hair. Download this set here!    2:07:28 (Pop‑up)
The Gospel Singers  Noah Found Grace   Options Various: Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone and All the World Go Free  Social Music Record and Tape Club    *   2:45:04 (Pop‑up)
Modern Art Studio  Dear Dad   Options Mas Mania! EP        2:46:38 (Pop‑up)
Reading Rainbow  Over It   Options 7"  HoZac    *   2:48:53 (Pop‑up)
Marcos Valle  Garra   Options Garra  Odeon      2:52:26 (Pop‑up)
David Lee Jr.  Revelation   Options Evolution  Universal Sound    *   2:54:12 (Pop‑up)
Gray  The Man Who   Options Shades Of...  Plush Safe    *   2:57:25 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  3:04pm Matt from Springfield:

Hello everyone! I am so PSYCHED to go Purling!!! <HISSSSsssssssss>
  3:05pm Bill:

Pregnant Neck sounded like a punk baby Magic Band
  3:05pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

this version is kind of funny
  3:05pm andy t:

Psyched for Hurling Piss here in merry old England!!!
  3:07pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

the Sabballad
  3:07pm Cecile:

Sabbath sounds like the Move here.
Not surprising, they were both from Birmingham
  3:08pm Bill:

Anybody know anything about this Rebel business?
  3:09pm Adam:

Ha, I thought it was Richard Thompson!
  3:11pm Matt from Springfield:

All right andy t!! I've been looking forward to this myself!
Cool new Breathilizor as well.
  3:13pm dw:

Awesome, Breathilizor! Sockeye drool!
  3:13pm dc:

breathilizor !!!!!!! Is this a christmas show?
  3:21pm nate the k:

The Kraus action is amazing.
  3:22pm nate the k:

wait, I think this is now Rev. Johnny Jones. Both were good. I can't keep up BT!
  3:23pm andy t:

I also get drunk for the Lord. Sort of. This is surely a Xmas show.
  3:35pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

kind of sounds like the Frogs
  3:39pm Carmichael:

Whoa - never heard the Boss version.
  3:40pm Matt from Springfield:

Bruce's version (live at least) has been available since his 75-85 box set. I think his version of "Fire" also appears there. (He had written it for Elvis, who soon thereafter kicked the bucket).
  3:41pm jones:

feels a bit insipid
  3:42pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

that song never struck me as anything to get too excited about anyway
  3:44pm Carmichael:

I like it. I think it's pretty inspired. He's got good lyrics.
  3:46pm Adam:

  3:46pm Bad Ronald:

I read somewhere that "Hungry Heart" was initially written for the Ramones but Bruce's management didn't want to give it up.
  3:48pm Mike East:

Bad Ronald, I heard that too. I've tried to invent what it would sound like if the Ramones did it in my head, but I can't quite get there.
  3:51pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks for that tidbit, Bad Ronald.
  3:51pm Bad Ronald:

ha ha me too! The tempo would've been a tad faster I would imagine.
  3:52pm nate the k:

I imagine it sounding similar to "I Want You Around," at least more so than "Warthog"
  3:53pm Bad Ronald:

My pleasure Matt from Springfield.

Sounds about right Nate. It's definitely more of a Joey tune than a Dee Dee tune!
  3:56pm dc pat:

man it's not easy finding anything out about the Gibson Bros. There are like 50 groups called "Gibson Brothers" and they all suck compared to the REAL ones.
  4:04pm Adam:

from CDR: The legendary Gibson Bros. need no introduction. "Country" Jeff Evans, Don Howland, Ellen Hoover, and Dan Dow put the flag on top of the whole "twisted versions of obscure country and blues songs" hill. What we have in this Build A Raft 2xLP is a re-issue of the earliest of the Gibson Bros recordings. It's made up 2 LP's. The first LP is a meticulous master for vinyl that follows the original Old Age/No Age cassette format. It consists of a studio side that was recorded many long years ago in the village of Harrisburg by Mike Rep and Tommy Jay, and a live side that features material recorded in '85 at Bernie's as well as excerpts from a grade school Rock'n Roll assembly at Avondale Elementary. The second LP is made up of 6 bonus songs from the Harrisburg sessions, three of which were released on their rare first 7" on the band's own OKra records, the other ones were unreleased until now.
  4:06pm lokimotive:

Man, I ordered that Social Music Record Club subscription on Tape at the beginning of December and haven't heard anything about it. I emailed both the address on the website and the one I paypaled the money to, several times with no response.

Well it's nice to know that someone got it... or perhaps it's more frustrating, I'm not sure.
  4:07pm ye olde nagger:

always good to the preggie necks
  4:09pm Matt from Springfield:

According to Wiki, Robert Gordon and Link Wray were the first to release "Fire", then the Pointer Sisters, and Bruce's live act, not released until '86. And they said the comic was Robin Williams as Elmer Fudd.
  4:11pm BT:

Killer Adam --- thx for posting that. The Gibsons just played a show last year too I hear!
  4:12pm Matt from Springfield:

Aias is a great band, I'm glad 'FMU's been playing them.
  4:15pm trouble:

Loki- this stuff just came today.....maybe it just hit?
  4:17pm glenn:

there is only ONE elmer fudd - my man jim backus.
  4:18pm lokimotive:

Maybe, did you guys order it earlier in the year? I've been assuming he's been overloaded or on vacation or something, and hasn't been able to get back to me. Oh well, I've got that Stunned Records box to tide me over for awhile.
  4:18pm glenn:

ooops i'm a moron. i'm thinking of mister magoo.(hangs head in abject shame)
  4:20pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I think Magoo was Fudd's older brother anyway
  4:21pm still b/p:

Mel Blanc just spun in his grave and said, "It's wotten to be wobbed of cwedit..makes me cwy."
  4:21pm Adam:

They are still playing concerts?? I still can't believe those Gibson Bros tunes from the grade school concert. As a fifth grader, I imagine that Mississippi Bo Weevil cover would have caused indelible damage upon my highly impressionable mind!
  4:21pm Elmer:

Shhh, be vewy vewy qwiet....
  4:21pm glenn:

i sowwy mel.
  4:22pm BSI:

Hell's monkeys, i haven't heard this C&C track in a bucket of ages. What?
  4:24pm glenn:

on the plus side, cecile's no longer the oldest person on the comments board.
  4:30pm still b/p:

There's a fair number past birthday L in 'ere.
  4:31pm IanStuart:

The Spider?? More like Pizza the Hut!
  4:31pm Bad Ronald:

The Warning is channeling the Ox here.
  4:33pm ben drinken:

what is birthday L like roman numeral L?
  4:34pm glenn:

that'd be the big 50, danno.
  4:34pm ben drinken:

if so then i am just under IL
  4:36pm Bill:

Stage Fela is good! I saw it last year. It's all live, even the lip-synched sax.
  4:37pm lokimotive:

Oh, I thought L was 21 in trigesimal. I'm T.
  4:38pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

so ben, you're in Kentucky?
  4:39pm Matt from Springfield:

@DCE: I respect your joke as a geographer.
  4:40pm glenn:

  4:41pm Matt from Springfield:

@glenn: Are you a cartographer yourself? We could engage in a secret language within these playlists!
  4:41pm lokimotive:

So Matt from Springfield, you're in the upper South West of 49?
  4:41pm Shit:

Aren't you allowed to say shit on the radio?
  4:43pm BT:

  4:45pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

not outside of SAFE HARBOR!!!
  4:45pm glenn:

well, i do love maps, it's true, but no. i am a mere humble carpenter, slaving away.
  4:45pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

but we can say shit in the playlist comments ANYTIME!!!!
  4:46pm Matt from Springfield:

@loki: I'm in the upper North East of VA, though I can't find a trigesimal for "V".
  4:47pm shave & shower:

we were asked to leave the band. creative differences.
  4:47pm Matt from Springfield:

@loki: Roman numerals, numeric alphabet, simple substitution, but not familiar w/ the trigesimal system.
  4:47pm Ike:

I believe there is some argument as to whether or not it's allowed w/in safe harbor either. Many rumors say you can say, but nothing set in stone. FCC makes court decisions one way and then reverses them or contradicts itself. Never lists what you can and can't say and when. No real safe time from what I understand (???).
  4:48pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

math people are weird
  4:49pm Little Kids:

It would hurt my widdle piddy ears to hear the s word on the radio. But I can readit right here on ye olde interwebs. Till the feds and other nanny types screw that up, too.
  4:49pm shave & shower:

besides, we're happier hanging out with peaches
  4:49pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

oh Ike, you should hear what happens on my college station after 11pm...
  4:50pm Oh c'mon:

This could've ended a long time ago. Tighten it up, people!
  4:50pm Matt from Springfield:

@Ike: Before Justin & Janet I kept a running tally of various exceptions to the FCC forbidden words, now pretty much, yeah, there's no certain safe ground to walk on, except that you might be forgiven, but you probably won't be.
  4:50pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I DVR'd a movie called Black Christmas the other day that played on TMC at 3am...you should have heard the nasty words in that one!
  4:50pm Matt from Springfield:

@DCE: Yeah, the comments board is FREE!
Shits yeah, mutha shitters!!!
  4:51pm Shit:

I can understand not cursing on the radio, but when it's the name of a band or a song it should be fine. Having to call them Shite and Shine is terrible. Sorry you had to do that, Brian.
  4:51pm steve earle:

F the CC
  4:51pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

hey, I'm paying $5 a day to post comments here!
  4:51pm Redd Foxx:

I say "shit" and "fuck" for one reason: people do.
If you ain't never fuck.....Shit.
If you ain't never shit....FUUCK!!
  4:52pm Matt from Springfield:

@DCE: What station is that? I know PBS once allowed curse words after midnight, but not any more.
  4:53pm Tantric Simon:

Hetfield comes alive!
  4:53pm glenn:

how about holy fuck? or fucked up?
  4:53pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

the radio station I was talking about is WCSB 89.3 Cleveland (wcsb.org/listen). That movie was on TMC of all places.
  4:53pm BT:

Well, safe harbor you can play songs with "shit" if it's not in the literal way. But DJs aren't really allowed to say it on mic.
  4:54pm Ike:

@DCE, TCM is cable, not under FCC jurisdiction. Only airwaves. TCM could play porn if really wanted to, if they thought the subscribers and cable systems wouldn't object. As for college radio, many make assumptions but all the FCC says is "indecent" is OK but not "obscene" 10p-6a but they refuse to define specifically.
  4:54pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I was coming home from a show on Saturday and WCSB has a call-in rap show--them folks was letting loose, I tell ya
  4:55pm Matt from Springfield:

Comedy Central played "Secret Stash" movies Fri and Sat nights 1 a.m., sometimes with a 2:30 - 4 rerun. They still can, but not sure if they have in the last couple years.
  4:56pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I bought this band's disc back in the 90s because it looked psychedelic. It's pretty cool raw shit.
  4:56pm Cobra Dan:

Don't go to Geno's he is a racist prick. I would suggest Nick's Roast Beef.
  4:56pm Matt from Springfield:

@Ike: I don't see a mention on the Wiki page, but I was taught that Red Lion v. FCC mandated some FCC control over Cable TV systems. They don't own the spectrum but can still regulate certain aspects of programming.
  4:57pm Cobra Dan:

Went to a funeral this morning. Could you play Valley of Fire by Jackie-o Motherfucker.
  4:58pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

Jackie O M'f'er, ahem!
  4:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow, discussion of broadcast rules and their censoring impact has really lit up the comment board at this freeform radio station. Who've thunk it?
  4:58pm still b/p:

It's a damned annoyance when cable channels such as Ovation and the Documentary Channel censor the bejeesus out of material...when artistic themes and frank explorations and less bland choices would seem to be part of their ostensible mission to begin with.
  5:00pm ringo:

where's the christmas spirit here? keep your inappropriate language off these comments... you're harshing my enjoyment of bt's yuley vibe.
  5:00pm Reality Check:

@Matt -- You have to invite cable in and pay for it. That makes it much harder for government control freaks to rationalize legally their desire to control us all. Let's not give the anti-freedom people more room to take away what fredom we have.
  5:00pm ben drinken:

I lived in Kentucky for awhile. Just under IL.
  5:01pm Ike:

@Matt, really? What the fuck does "certain aspects" mean exactly, I wonder? They haven't exercised that right so far, to my knowledge, but you are clearly more educated than me. @S B/P, often they are just playing old shit that was already censored for TV in olden times like the 1990s, or they are assuming their advertisers wouldn't like it....
  5:03pm Rodney:

I think the Stations track is a summation of the issue being discussed in the comments.
  5:06pm Matt from Springfield:

Red Lion v. FCC was back in '69, based on a dispute in a small PA town. In civics it was explained that all communications can be regulated even if not owned by the Feds (Communications Act 1934) just as food and drugs can be even if not owned by the Feds (Pure Food and Drug Act). It really isn't easy to have unlimited expression unless you pay for a channel specifically like HBO (and would thus have a separate commercial contract).

Moral: Uptight Americans are ruining things for everyone else and make us learn about the law like this.
  5:06pm still b/p:

I bitched a couple of years ago, and Doc Channel said they were working to change their defined status somehow to have a freer hand with material..or less cautious censoring hand; trying to be outside the regular and confined cable herd and more like IFC.
  5:07pm AmerikaFirst:

  5:08pm Matt from Springfield:

I'm a cartographer, not a lawyer. I can attempt to articulate the shit like this in a rational "how does the world work" sense but rest assured, I don't enjoy BS any more than you folks.
  5:08pm Kat:

Saw Purling Hiss & Kurt Vile together in Chicago. SO GOOD.
  5:08pm Stanley:

Purling Hiss - here we go!
  5:08pm Matt from Springfield:

Whew. Sigh of relief, let's all downshift and enjoy PURLING HISS for a while!!
  5:10pm Shit:

Purling Hiss sounds amazing
  5:11pm No Shit:

  5:13pm Steve L:

Yipes!! Keep it coming! What a great way to get the hell out of work!
  5:14pm Claus:

Rock Action
  5:15pm Cecile:

This is AWESOME.
  5:15pm Wendy Del Formaggio:

This kicks butt! Er, I mean, ass. Anyway, good job on the engineering, Jason!
Happy Solstice to BT and everyone.
  5:15pm glenn:

classic rock alert!! this sounds a lot like the headstones. not that that's a bad thing.
  5:16pm Ruaraidh:

Killer! Good job Jason!
  5:21pm barb:

Loving this set bri, tx
  5:21pm Bill:

Great sound! Sounds great!
  5:28pm Marmalade Kitty:

The snow is not affecting my WFMU reception. I managed to dig my way out of the snow and defrost.. my head has thawed
  5:33pm Matt from Springfield:

Almost Washed My Hair!!! The song that started it all for me!
  5:36pm Stanley:

F*****g far out!!!
  5:37pm glenn:

sometimes excess is a good thing. this is one of those times.
  5:45pm Carolyn:

Purling Hiss rules! Great set. Hope you have a great holiday(s) Brian.
  5:46pm andy t:

Well that was boss! Guitar hero! I don't want to start an intense discussion but we can't even say 'shite' on radio over here :(
  5:48pm Shit:

Free Jafar Panahi!
  5:49pm BT:

Thx Carolyn, you as well!
  5:49pm Marmalade Kitty:

Beware of stations that don't say Shite..!
If they can't say it, you know it probably is..
  5:50pm Kat:

Super show today!
  5:56pm Todd 76%:

Kat, I second that! Happy Holidays, Mr. Turner and WFMUers!
  5:57pm BT:

Thanks everyone! Enjoy yr holiday if ye be celebrating
  5:58pm Matt from Springfield:

GO PURLING HISS! Thanks for a fantastic show Brian, and to all a pleasant holiday!
  5:59pm Shit:

Best show of the year! Thanks to you Brian, you never disappoint. You're Santa to me!
  7:16pm BT:

Thank you, Shit.
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