Freak Power Ticket (Eclectic)
A "wondrous boat ride" exploring rock 'n' roll & other music, the counter cultural, cinema, pop culture, oddities, etc. Buy a ticket, take the ride.
Mon Feb 18th 2013 11.00am–12.00pm
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Jimi Hendrix “If 6 Was 9” from Easy Rider (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe Edition] MP3 ALBUM (Hip-O Records www.4ad.com/ 2004) —Hendrix apparently coined the term "Let Your Freak Flags Fly" in this song originally released on 1967's AXIS BOLD AS LOVE. The EASY RIDER soundtrack was released in 1969.Buy it!
Funkadelic “Super Stupid” from Maggot Brain MP3 ALBUM (Westbound Records Inc. 1970)Buy it!
Prince “Anna Stesia” from Lovesexy MP3 ALBUM (Warner Bros / Wea 1990) —LOVESEXY was originally released in 1988.Buy it!
The Coup “The Guillotine” from Sorry to Bother You CD ALBUM (Anti 2012) N —This terrific music video for the 1st single off of this radical Oakland-based hip-hop/funk/punk band's newest album depicts an Occupy-like insurrection led by characters from the Broadway musical THE WIZ.Buy it!
Garland Jeffreys “WILD IN the STREETS” from Ghost Writer MP3 ALBUM (A&M 1977) —A musician with roots in NYC's early punk scene: what a song!Buy it!
The Negro Problem “Mahnsanto” from Joys And Concerns MP3 ALBUM (Fire Records 2009) —A relatively obscure LA indie-rock band from the '90s, The Negro Problem came to more significant attention when they debuted the Tony Award-winning musical PASSING STRANGE in 2008. This album was originally released in 1999.Buy it!
The Bellrays “Revolution Get Down” from The Red, White & Black MP3 ALBUM (Alternative Tentacles 1995) —Riverside's The Bellrays rock out a la The MC5, their frontwoman Lisa Kekaula has also hosted a radio program at KUCR in Riverside, CA.Buy it!
Tamar-kali “Boot” from Geechee Goddess Hardcore Warrior Soul EP MP3 ALBUM (OyaWarrior Records 2003) —This track served as something of the theme song to James Spooner's important & influential 2003 documentary, AFRO-PUNK: THE ROCK'N'ROLL N***ER EXPERIENCE.Buy it!
Ursula Rucker “Rant (Hot In Here) [feat. Younglao]” from ma'at mama MP3 SINGLE (!K7 Records 2006) —Radio edit. Noted spoken-word artist Ursula Rucker is listed as an "affiliated artist" with the Afro-Punk organization.Buy it!
The Gories “Trick Bag” from Outta Here MP3 ALBUM (Crypt Records 1992) —Frontman Mick Collins of Detroit's The Gories has further explored a bluesy MC5-influenced garage-rock sound with his ongoing project The Dirtbombs.Buy it!
The Dears “Whites Only Party” from Gang of Losers MP3 ALBUM (Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd. Interscope 2006) —Canadian indie-rock band The Dears address race issues in this import-only track.Buy it!
Death “Rock-N-Roll Victim” from ...For the Whole World to See MP3 ALBUM (Drag City Inc. 2009) —The tracks on this Drag City release are lost Afro-punk songs from 1974 recording sessions by this rock group from Detroit, MI.Buy it!
Bad Brains “I Against I” MP3 ALBUM (SST Records 2006) —The title track from a 1986 album by the most successful Black punk-band ever, Washington, D.C.'s Bad Brains. Many acknowledge Bad Brains as the pioneers of hardcore punk-rock.Buy it!
Rebecca Naomi Jones & Daniel Breaker “Sole Brother (Live)” from Passing Strange (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [Live] MP3 ALBUM (Ghostlight Records 2008) —Radio edit of a punk burst from the musical by Stew & The Negro Problem.Buy it!
Ten Grand “I Will Seriously Pay You to Shut Up” from This Is the Way to Rule MP3 ALBUM (Southern Records 2002) —Matt Davis was one of the four main figures profiled in the 2003 documentary AFRO-PUNK, along with his multi-racial "screamo" band Ten Grand (formerly The Vida Blue). He died tragically that same year at the age of 26 after a seizure. RIP Matt.Buy it!
Fishbone “The Suffering” from Fishbone and the Familyhood Nextperience Present: The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx MP3 ALBUM (Hollywood Records 2000) —Music bed for voiceover. This hugely important ska/funk/punk-rock group from L.A. was recently the subject of a 2012 documentary film, EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE.Buy it!
R. Stevie Moore “I Like to Stay Home” from Glad Music MP3 ALBUM (Spunky Monkey Music 1986) —A bonus-track unrelated to today's "Black rock" theme, "lo-fi legend" R. Stevie Moore will perform @ the Biko Infoshop on Thurs., 2/28 w/Lake & Plateaus (730-10p).Buy it!
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