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Options March 20, 2012: w/ live set from LEE RANALDO and Band

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Lee Ranaldo's new album Between the Times and the Tides is out today on Matador, and at 4pm we'll be airing a full live set of Lee in the WFMU studios joined by Steve Shelley, Irwin Menken and Alan Licht. In-store at 9pm at OTHER MUSIC this evening.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Crazy Spirit  Devil's Daughter   Options Demo LP  No Label    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Noh Mercy  Bloodhand Blues   Options Noh Mercy  Superior Viaduct    *   0:02:22 (Pop‑up)
II Epoca del Hombre  Me Bato Contra Dios   Options Various: Tension: Spanish Experimental Underground 1980-1985  Munster    *   0:05:24 (Pop‑up)
Yva Las Vegass  Tonatas Y Cantos   Options I Was Born in a Place of Sunshine and Ripe Mangoes  Monicker    *   0:10:06 (Pop‑up)
Hornorkesteret  Morgenstimmung Am Nebelsee   Options Fjaer Og Jern  Panot      0:15:45 (Pop‑up)
Nicole Romain  Blind Songbird   Options The B-Music of Jean Rollin 1968-1979  B-Music    *   0:16:30 (Pop‑up)
Look Blue Go Purple  Cactus Cat   Options Various: Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Hits  Flying Nun    *   0:18:36 (Pop‑up)
Sedition Ensemble  Tax   Options Regeneration Report  Sol Re Sol    *   0:22:05 (Pop‑up)
Marsha Hunt's 22  (Oh No Not) The Beast Day   Options Various: Vertigo Remixed  Family Recordings      0:25:53 (Pop‑up)
Spontaneous Overthrow  All About Money   Options Various: Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984  Chocolate Industries    *   0:28:01 (Pop‑up)
The Wedding Present  Brassneck   Options Live at WFMU's Beerland show this past Saturday night    archive & stream    0:33:55 (Pop‑up)
Hot Lunch  Alakazam   Options 7"  Who Can You Trust    *   0:37:47 (Pop‑up)
OffOnOff  Kicking Stones   Options Clash  Smalltown Superjazz      0:47:36 (Pop‑up)
Kare Kolberg  Omgivelser   Options Omgivelser & Portando  Prisma    *   0:54:56 (Pop‑up)
Lee Ranaldo and band  Live in the WFMU Studio   Options Engineered by Juan Aboites    Despite a vast history of production, poetry, writing, photography, and of course helping re-invent the modern approach to electric guitar chronicled under his belt, Sonic Youth guitarist and co-founder Lee Ranaldo has yet to release a solo album of his songs in a rock band context until now. His brand new Matador release "Between the Time and Tides" comes out March 20th, and on this day Lee visits Brian Turner's show to blast through what's sure to be an amazing set of new songs and probably some surprises as well. His live band, which features Alan Licht, Irwin Menken, and longtime SY drummer cohort Steve Shelley, has been playing around NYC since October's debut at the Bell House. Not only do they evoke Lee's finest moments and songcraft from his contributions to Sonic Youth, but also can be said to further feed his pure classic rock jones via the likes of Crazy Horse and Television. Songs today: Hammer Blows / Off the Wall / Shouts / Angles / Lost (Plane T. Nice) / Xtina As I Knew Her / Waiting On a Dream / Thank You For Sending Me An Angel (Talking Heads cover) / Fire Island (Phases). Thanks to the band, Hector Montes, and especially Juan and Lee for putting some great work into the sound of this. More official Lee info here.    1:01:16 (Pop‑up)
Sonic Youth  Skip Tracer (live)   Options Live WFMU broadcast from Battery Park July 4, 2008        1:47:43 (Pop‑up)
Lee Ranaldo  The Bridge   Options         1:51:45 (Pop‑up)
Lee Ranaldo  Interview w/BT in the WFMU Studio   Options         1:56:21 (Pop‑up)
Lee Ranaldo  Time Stands Still   Options From Here To Infinity  SST      2:24:14 (Pop‑up)
Lee Ranaldo  Isolation   Options Amarillo Ramp (For Robert Smithson)  Starlight Furniture Co.      2:27:55 (Pop‑up)
Sonic Youth  Genetic   Options Dirty (outtake)  DGC      2:31:25 (Pop‑up)
Lee Ranaldo  Outside My Window the City Is Never Silent (excerpt)   Options Outside My Window The City Is Never Silent/A Bestiary  Chocolate Monk      2:34:24 (Pop‑up)
Lee Ranaldo  Excerpt   Options Countless Centuries Fled Into the Distance Like So Many Storms  Table of the Elements      2:37:08 (Pop‑up)
Panssarijuna  Kuolleita Dingoja   Options 7"  Joteskii Groteskii    *   2:48:19 (Pop‑up)
The Anser  Parking Lot   Options Parking Lot  Eager Production International    *   2:51:36 (Pop‑up)
The Men  Animal   Options Open Your Heart  Sacred Bones    *   2:54:42 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  3:04pm the glowing one:

the first hello
  3:04pm Cheri Pi:

Welcome back BT!
  3:06pm dc pat:

man I LOVE Noh Mercy
Avatar 3:08pm BT:

Afternoon everyone, good to be back and eating vegetables again.
  3:10pm bill:

hey BT, eat your peas!
  3:11pm Maria T:

  3:12pm the glowing one:

Greens? I just ate a steak!
  3:12pm Dan B:

Nice ripe mangoes...that ruled!
  3:15pm Matt from Springfield:

Commence - the melting of brains!!!

WHOA - great photo! (brain melts)
  3:16pm Buck:

I just enjoyed a Panini Italiano with Miss Vicky's Sea Salt potato chips and a Dr. Brown's Cream Soda.
  3:16pm Matt from Springfield:

Missed the Noh Mercy - but doesn't really matter because I so wanna get that comp anyway. I'm sold on it!
  3:16pm WildNeil:

Dried reindeer is delicious! Had in in the Helsinki airport...like dryland sushi!
  3:18pm Matt from Springfield:

@Buck: I had a reuben today, made from (what else?) leftover St. Pat's corned beef.
  3:19pm meathead:

Go Veg!
  3:20pm Matt from Springfield:

Ahhhh, "Kektis Ket", LBGP!
With the weather getting warmer this make me think of the beach - their video included several lovely beach shots.
  3:20pm Maria T:

YAY for LBGP. Perfect spring music.
  3:24pm Vlad:

They share the same name and the same rugged individualism. Turner and Dennehy. Here's a clip from Rambo: First Blood. <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQfpFnsyaPc
  3:24pm dom:

grandson decay?
  3:24pm Matt from Springfield:

That reminds me BT:
How was the taco and Phego fight at the Juggalo tent in Austin? ;)
Avatar 3:25pm BT:

Ugly. Colorful.
  3:27pm glenn:

no vegetables in texas? besides the republicans, i mean.
  3:27pm the glowing one:

So when did SXSW stopped being good, cool and hip? Not implying it ever was. Because I dunno.
  3:27pm Joel Flowers:

Can't wait for Ranaldo to do 'Slow RIde' for my $100 pledge!
  3:28pm kat330:

Salsa's a veggie.
  3:29pm ?:

ahem, I believe it is spelled "Faygo"
  3:29pm Marmalade Kitty:

like the anticipation at a gig waiting for the band to come on!! :)
  3:29pm Buck:

ABout the same time Burning Man did, Glowing.
  3:30pm Matt from Springfield:

SXSW probably lost true street cred by the time any of us non-Austinites heard of it (after all things are "ruined" once others catch on).

However Snoop Dogg on a Doritos vending machine stage is just plain Jumpin' The Shark!
  3:31pm Matt from Springfield:

Faygo. Whatevs, I don't know the culture, beyond the jokes about it.
  3:32pm Schwinndler:

Best thing ever. Bike race in Chile. <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAz4RYxDc8s
  3:33pm Matt from Springfield:

Ha ha, Chocolate Industries!

"Industries" has become a funny word in a company name. Corwood Industries is Jandek's label, and the recurring Seinfeld bit was the fictional "Vandelay Industries".
  3:33pm common:

nice touch with the water beetle
  3:34pm Brotherman:

Flying Lizards=Money
  3:35pm Dan B:

I like anything with an "Amalgamated" in it. My kids were birthed by Amalgamated Midwifery Industries.
  3:36pm dc pat:

schwinndler, that is KILLER!! Couple weeks back I went on an illegal ride though a dc park in the pouring rain. The trails were rivers. Nothing like this though..
  3:37pm dc pat:

...hilarious when el perro walks out in front of him..
  3:38pm mchuge:

Woohoo! Hi BT -- Nice to hear The Wedding Present in Texas again.
  3:39pm kat330:

Wedding Present was PERFECT background for the bike ride -- thanks to all who made that possible!
  3:39pm Matt from Springfield:

@Dan B: Yes, Amalgamated! Nothing says vision for the future like "a bunch of stuff all together"!
  3:43pm kat330:

@dc pat: went so fast, I wondered if maybe el gato.
  3:46pm Mike East:

Thanks for bike race link, Schwinndler. Reminded me of skate videos I used to watch when I was a yout....the awesome BT soundtrack helped.
  3:46pm c2677:

we really need to step it up on soundtap...
  3:48pm yayson:

those college kids are probably cheating
  3:51pm c2677:

they shut off their regular webstream, so that anyone who listens to that station online HAS TO use soundtap.
  3:52pm dc pat:

can't believe perro/gato didn't turn into el pizza...
  3:52pm mchuge:

That's pretty much a cheat.
  3:52pm Schwinndler:

Glad you liked the Chilean Bike Race video. Here it is again if you missed it:
  3:52pm Racer-X:

This is it-OffOnOff that is.
  3:53pm Matt from Springfield:

Schwinndler, +1!
  3:56pm kat330:

@c2677: Then who even WANTS to compete if cheating is allowed? Good reason to let it be. The page itself will bring new listeners to FMU, and that should be the only concern IMO.
  3:56pm Mike East:

oh I get it - Schwinn - dler...cuz you like bikes. I'm a bit slow sometimes.
  4:02pm musikoff:

drooling for this....
  4:02pm Andy:

yeahh! Welcome Lee.
  4:03pm Cecile:

Faygo, Matt. Juggalos at SXSW? It's a miracle.

Hi, all.
  4:04pm yayson:

true, it actually doesn't matter at all. all hail WFMU the greatest station that every was, is and shall be.
  4:04pm kata:

oh yay! I already love this new Lee stuff. Always my fave SY songs were his..
  4:05pm Cecile:

So who all's playing with Lee today?
  4:05pm kata:

is this Live-live or pre-recorded-live ?
  4:05pm kat330:

This is mandatory archive listening for J.T. -- excellent...
  4:07pm kat330:

@Cecile: It's there under the photo.
  4:07pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi Cecile.
Just in time for the much anticipated Lee Ranaldo set!
  4:08pm dc pat:

I think I prefer the SY guys all doing solo albums to SY. Thurston's last one was great.
  4:08pm avant reguard:

great stuff. this exemplifies why we give the money to 'fmu in the first place. keep on keeping on. best avant reguardx
  4:08pm Ben:

Off the wall...Maybe my new favorite song...
  4:09pm Cecile:

oh, that small black chicken track stuff? Writin'? I have to read?
Perish the thought, dcp. I'm sorry Psychic Hearts is not better than 1000 Leaves. Or Bad Moon Rising.
  4:10pm Dan B:

@kata, this is pre-recorded live. BT, sounds awesome, thanks for this one.
  4:11pm Cecile:

killer riff opening this song, for sure.
  4:13pm dc pat:

cecile; talking about recent stuff, nothing is better than Bad Moon. I think Demolished Thoughts is killer, better than recent SY
  4:13pm Dan B:

@c2677 - regardless of who wins, WOBC is also a great station and both they and WFMU have logged well over twice the number of listener hours of any other station.
  4:13pm Remus:

So is SY done? Are Thurston and Kim going to work together? I am such a fringe fan, admittedly. Jumped in at Murray Street. That washing machine record, too. I'm more of a Haircut 100 type.
  4:15pm Maria T:

Brian, thanks so much for this live set. I really appreciate it! Can't wait to see Lee live.
  4:15pm Cecile:

Well, I have been through with them since Murray Street. Me and four other people, I guess.
  4:16pm Cecile:

Washing Machine is a great underrated SY record. I call it their 1977 CBGB's record.

But yeah, gotta see Lee if he is playing a good venue in town.
  4:16pm Flowbee:

Not a lot of onstage banter or 'how you guys doin'' stuff.
  4:17pm James Ryland:

Looking forward to witnessing this in London come June.
  4:17pm musikoff:

  4:17pm c2677:

@DanB perhaps, but then we should have been seeded into different brackets!
  4:18pm Ben:

Lead guitar riff in the refrain sounds a lot like Jim o'rourke
  4:20pm dc pat:

I'm kinda hearing old REM here...
  4:20pm musikoff:

@Ben, I'm almost positive O'rourke is on the album. He very well may have written that part.
  4:20pm Stipend:

Do I hear inklings of REM?
  4:20pm tim from champaign:

Yeah, this is sounding great! Much more punchier than the songs on the record I've heard so far. Steve Shelley really shines in the live setting.
  4:21pm Matt from Springfield:

@dc pat: This one in particular kind of harks back to Murmur, particularly his style of vocals.
  4:21pm James Ryland:

W/ touches of Dinosaur
  4:21pm musikoff:

if REM rocked
  4:21pm Marmalade Kitty:

that can't be a bad thing
  4:22pm Stipend:

@dc - we must be on(to) something! kudos to mr. aboites! this mix is stellar.
  4:22pm dc pat:

not bad at all
  4:22pm Carmichael:

Hiya BT. Texas is a good state to be FROM. Pizza for me today. Ketchup is a vegetable, according to the Reagan era repubs. I wear my Vandelay Industries t-shirt quite a bit, and only 2 people have ever said anything to me about it. Lee Renaldo rocks. <rambling mode off>
  4:23pm Marmalade Kitty:

sounds a fresh to me! It's on my wanted list
  4:23pm Stipend:

A little bloody valentine meets crazy horse on the way to the steve howe clinic.
  4:24pm chris m.:

  4:25pm Stipend:

I should mention I LOVE this! Very hard to go this frenetic at 4:20pm with Brian watching you eating carrots.
  4:25pm Matt from Springfield:

Go Steve Shelley! Excellent drums!
  4:25pm kata:

<3 Steve Shelley
  4:25pm musikoff:

I'm svhitzing
  4:26pm chris w:

really nice stuff! loving the set!
  4:28pm Chris from DC:

Yeah, this is great.
  4:28pm James Ryland:

This track is just too good. Its amazing how music can evoke memories and emotions...
  4:29pm Remo:

I like the snare tension-setting. Not too tight.
  4:31pm James Ryland:

I'm listening out for the ring modulator, has to be there somewhere.
  4:32pm musikoff:

May we discuss what is happening in the photo to our left here? I trust Lee is emulating space cabbage as it were.
Avatar 4:33pm BT:

Its a shot from his Glasslands show a couple months ago....yeah I love that ceiling.
  4:33pm eyenoise:

I've heard the album 3 times prior this. These songs all sound classic already. GO LEE!
  4:33pm kat330:

My first gander I thought it was a bunch of those tissue-formed roses.
  4:33pm Maria T:

@musikoff, I think Lee is trying to recreate the opening to "Who's Talking?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65BV5dXXxzM
  4:34pm James Ryland:

Smashing through the space vegetable vortex
  4:34pm Fuzzwah:

Those are individual Puff's with aloe, attached to an inexpensive chicken-wire frame.
  4:34pm adam:

this is great. loving the guitar melting everything around me in my cubicle. Props to East Lansing drummers!
Avatar 4:35pm BT:

Steve indeed whompin the hell outta the WFMU house drums.
  4:35pm Chris from DC:

I think I need to go catch these guys live in May.
  4:35pm Valentine:

East Lansing? Silver Dollar!
  4:35pm Cecile:

ex-Crucifucks drummers!
  4:35pm Matt from Springfield:

I thought it was elaborate colored fog. Still, a very cool ceiling!

We will all smash through the space vegetable vortex, some day.
  4:36pm adam:

Macs and FBC!
  4:36pm kat330:

@Fuzzwah: Seriously? Guess my gander was good!
  4:36pm Hazel:

Can you imagine the dust? How would you vacuum it?
  4:37pm glenn:

hey, when's record store day this year?
  4:37pm paula pc:

this train is really groovin down the track now
  4:37pm Stoney:

A little Paint It Black sneaks in.
  4:37pm Andy:

this song is very very good!
  4:37pm musikoff:

I still think that's a photo of accidentally summoned trans dimensional space cabbage. #obviously
  4:38pm JDELZ:

Lee songs have always been a highlight for me on SY albums. It's really nice to hear so much of his work fleshed out like this. Thanks for bringing the live set, and the engineering sounds great!
  4:38pm Cecile:

  4:38pm Andy:

@glenn 21st of april
  4:38pm chris w:

hell yeah!
  4:38pm paula pc:

what everyone else is saying
  4:38pm Juan Rapido:

hells yeah on the Talking Heads cover!
  4:39pm glenn:

  4:40pm Cecile:

The only Talking Heads record I own. The B-side of "Take Me to the River."
  4:41pm Chris from DC:

Thanks, I was trying to pin down what cover that was.
  4:42pm Andy:

thanx Cecile!
  4:42pm T. Schmidt:

Holy cow ... bordering on Poco - wait .... it passed.
  4:44pm Carmichael:

Why do I keep hearing the Gin Blossoms? Not that there's anything wrong with that.
  4:44pm ::JT::

Sounds wonderful, walked home to the Talking Heads cover and kat immediately told me it's required archive listening.
  4:45pm Rick In Springfield:

Get rid of those crazy guitars and you might have a hit record here.
  4:45pm Mike East:

@Carmichael - I think open chords on electric guitars have that effect, a bit.
  4:45pm ::JT::

(walked into the home)
  4:45pm musikoff:

  4:48pm musikoff:

who remembers the WFMU benefit at The Ritz with SY? I believe Painkiller and Lovechild played too.
  4:49pm Marmalade Kitty:

what a name, Crucifucks :) what they like?
Avatar 4:50pm BT:

Painkiller, Love Child, Gumball and the Richard Hell-fronted Dim Stars!
  4:50pm Cecile:

Midwest hardcore punk from Lansing. Not the best band, far from the worst. Their lead singer was Doc Dart, who I'm told was quite a characted.
  4:51pm G:

I was at this July 4 08 show. Probably many others on the board here also were...
  4:51pm Andy:

L.A. is more confusing now, than anywhere I've ever been to
I'm from New York City, breath it out and let it in
<3 <3 <3
  4:53pm Andy:

the bridge, quite an amazing track
  4:54pm Parq:

Is this piece about the Bk Bridge a Ranaldo piece? Damn, I freakin' love this!
  4:54pm Tamar:

Perhaps my favorite NYC song ever.
  4:55pm Matt from Springfield:

And thank you Steve, Irwin, Alan, BT, and who could forget Juan Aboites! (Great engineer, he's new to me!)
  4:55pm Andy:

@parq yep, it's from his solo record titled East Jesus
  4:56pm kz:

A fantastic link to Lee Ranaldo's website, and a video about every nuclear explosion since 1945. Quite moving.
  4:57pm musikoff:

@BT, 1991 Ritz?
  5:01pm richard:

i will be seeing lee @ primavera festival barcelona. i've sent him master recording of his live set he did in clonakilty/ireland which i recorded. one of my best rec. by the way. unfortunatelly i lost my master due to my computer crash. uhmm, can you ask him if he would wiling give me copy of that recording, ehrmmm. love to listen to it again so much!!!! thanks!
  5:02pm richard:

@ primavera i ment....
  5:08pm the glowing one:

but Lee, that's where google comes in, more info than can fit into liner notes
  5:12pm Andy:

it's not the same stuff, it's something you have to look for and not something that comes with the music itself
  5:14pm the glowing one:

no, it's not the same. but is it worse? I don't think it's a big deal.
  5:14pm G:

@glowing: older people often overidealize what they were happy with in their younger years, slagging off or ignoring actual improvements since then.
  5:15pm jeff:

bt - thanks for having on lee.

lee - thanks for being and being on.
  5:15pm Matt from Springfield:

Clay Pigeon?? He should know you, though! :)
  5:18pm the glowing one:

@G: I'm old enough to still remember those days that Lee had described... not being able to get ahold of a song and having not much info about a band... depending on weekly radio shows... and it sucked!
  5:19pm jeff:

do you remember listening to pat duncan rattle off 45 bands and trying to pick up on the 16th without an internet playlist?

good times!
  5:20pm Wishbone:

I used to wait all week to watch Midnight Special and Don Kirschner's Rock Concert. Loved them! Watch!
  5:20pm G:

me too, glowing, i'm past 50 and have totally changed my work to all-online, so i've made an effort not to idealize "the good old days" when so many things were tougher or impossible. not everybody makes that effort not to idealize the past, even really smart and talented people...
  5:20pm the glowing one:

oh oh, "remaster", that evil word. ;)
  5:23pm Matt from Springfield:

It was a bigger pleasure for US, Lee!!
Thank you again for coming on FMU!
  5:23pm eyenoise:

Hell yeah HISTORICAL SONIC YOUTH minutiae!
  5:24pm Martin:

Love Lee´s songs in SY and solo...And also what Alan did with Lovechild and Run On!!.I can still replay most of his guitar in Run On in my head.LoL...I wore out those LP´s
  5:24pm jeff:

peace out, lee. good luck on the road.
  5:25pm Phan:

Lee Ranaldo. Class Act. Thanks!
  5:26pm Mom:

Somethings wrong with the record!
  5:26pm Upsidedown Mike:

Pro pet tip: cat's freak out to From Here To Eternity
  5:26pm Deed Runlea:

cool interview!
  5:26pm the glowing one:

Thanks, Lee and WFMU! It has been a great set and interview.
  5:27pm Martin:

That´s from the locked groove record right?..Think i have that somewhere
  5:27pm musikoff:

@Martin, a quick tie in to your other post...Run On lyric: "cassette of Daydream Nation worn out".
  5:28pm Martin:

musikoff>>Christmas trip!
  5:29pm kata:

oh Johnny ! :)
  5:29pm Andy:

this passage was amazing! lol
  5:32pm S:

Isolation! I was practicing isolations when that came on after the wonderful interview. Thanks;)
  5:43pm Marmalade Kitty:

really enjoyed the show, BT, thanks
  5:43pm kat330:

BT, thanks for two hours of amazing Sonicism! G'night all!
  5:45pm Upsidedown Mike:

Correction alert: The album name is not "From Here To Eternity", it is "From Here to Infinity"
Avatar 5:46pm BT:

Whoops, yes....apologies!
  5:47pm zeezeetapper:

how about a jam off that new mount carmel bomb?
  5:50pm Curt:

Thanks for the great Lee segment! Very nice!
  5:52pm Cecile:

  5:52pm Cecile:

my favorite new fake band.
  5:53pm Matt from Springfield:

They paved paradise, and this was all they put up?!
  5:55pm jt:

  5:55pm G:

@Matt: That's the anser, alright.
  5:56pm Matt from Springfield:

I hear the anser, and I don't like it.
  5:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Brian! Always great live sets here!
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