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 Dec 30th 2013 11.00am–12.00pm
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Time zone: pacific
Devo “DEVO Corporate Anthem”
from Duty Now for the Future (Deluxe Version) [Remastered] MP3 Album (Warner Bros. 1995) —Music bed for voiceover intro to my "Brief History of Sci Fi & Rock'n'Roll" on today's broadcast!
The Phenomenauts “Where Is the X-38?”
from Re-Entry MP3 Album (Springman Records 2004) —The Phenomenauts, self-dubbed Rocket Roll from Oakland, CA, inspired today's theme. They're playing 3 shows in the 805 this weekend: O'Sullivan's in Santa Maria (Fri.), Billy O's in Ventura (Sat.), & Manny's in Paso Robles (Sunday)!!
Ike Turner, Jackie Brenston “Rocket 88. The Original 1951 - 1960 (R&B and Rock & Roll Sid”
from Rocket 88. The Original 1951 - 1960 (R&B and Rock & Roll Sides) Single (Soul Jam Records / The Orchard 2011) —This 1951 song was the 1st rock single, by JB & the Delta Cats, w/Ike Turner, or by Bill Haley & His Comets (it's also in the sci-fi comedy BUCKAROO BANZAI). Cars are very space age, correct?
composed by Joe Meek
from Dreamin' On a Cloud MP3 Comp (Classic Records 2009) —A #1 hit in the US ('62), by a UK rock'n'roll quintet. The title refers to a communications satellite launched that year, & features a pre-analog synthesizer "clavioline", a kind of electronic keyboard.
Sun Ra “INTERPLANETARY MUSIC”
from We Travel the Spaceways / Bad and Beautiful MP3 Album (Evidence Music Inc. 1992) —The flamboyant "Afrofuturist" jazz musician claimed to be from Saturn, created otherworldly music, & his "Arkestra" toured w/ (& influenced) the MC5. This '67 song is dedicated to DJ Vikas of KCSB's show of the same name.
David Bowie “1984 (1999 Digital Remaster)”
from Diamond Dogs MP3 Album (Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company 2004) —The one & only "Man Who Fell to Earth" recorded this tribute to Orwell's novel as a pilot song for a never-realized stage musical.
Yacht “Tripped and Fell In Love (Instrumental)”
from SHANGRI-LA (Instrumentals) MP3 Album (DFA Records 2011) —These art-rockers' acronym stands for Young Americans Challenging High Technology. With a utopian-cult/sci-fi vibe, the progressive synthpop group has posted a number of instrumentals at freemusicarchive.org. Music bed for back-announcement/voiceover.
Joby Talbot “Journey of the Sorcerer”
from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Original Soundtrack) MP3 Album (Polystar 2005) —A quick tribute to HGthG author Doug Adams, who died in SB in 2001. HITCHHIKER'S' memorable theme song is intriguingly a COVER of music by THE EAGLES, I was amazed to discover!
Devo “Jocko Homo”
from Hardcore, Vol. 1 MP3 Comp (Devo Inc. 2013) —Devo's cutting satire of "devolved" man has roots in the 1970 Kent State massacre, which founding member Jerry Casale witnessed. In fact, 2 of the 4 victims were his friends. From a new record featuring unreleased early tracks.
Polysics “Black Out Fall Out”
from Neu [Bonus Track] MP3 Album (Asian Man Records 2003) —The Tokyo-based, Devo-influenced group plays high-energy "technicolor pogo punk." Based on its music video, these lyrics are about the dehumanization of corporate culture, & not nuclear fallout, as I 1st suspected.
The Phenomenauts “Rocket Soul” MP3 Other (2014) —Debuting a rough-mix of a new song from the Devo-influenced band's forthcoming album, ESCAPE VELOCITY. This tracks precedes a brief interview w/the android Leftenant AR-7.
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