WZBC 90.3 FM Newton

Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA

Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA

WZBC 90.3 FM Newton

Sound Syrup

Jul 22, 2020 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

ZBC Rock

With JeffB

Swirly gooey post punk adventures, drenched in reverb. Stored in Giant Vats.

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Sound Syrup
1:00 PM
The Slits - In The Beginning (There Was Rhythm)
The Slits In The Beginning (There Was Rhythm)
In the Beginning There Was Rhythm Y UK 1980 7 Inch
1:05 PM
Emily Reo - One Eye On The Sky
Emily Reo One Eye On The Sky
One Eye On The Sky WMG - Carpark Records 2020
1:09 PM
I Break Horses - The Prophet
I Break Horses The Prophet
Warnings Bella Union 2020
1:16 PM
The Waitresses - Slide
The Waitresses Slide
The Akron Compilation Stiff 1978 LP
1:18 PM
Flat Worms - Condo Colony
Flat Worms Condo Colony
Antarctica GOD? 2020
1:21 PM
Bnlx - 1929
Bnlx 1929
LP Susstones 2012 Rock
1:24 PM
Pylon - Beep
Pylon Beep
Chomp More DFA Records 1983
1:28 PM
Adwaith - Diafol a Fi
Adwaith Diafol a Fi
Melyn Libertino Records 2018
1:32 PM
Zebra Katz - IN IN IN
Zebra Katz IN IN IN
IN IN IN ZFK Records 2019
1:35 PM
New Fries - Ploce
New Fries Ploce
Ploce Telephone Explosion 2020
1:38 PM
Mint Julep - White Noise
Mint Julep White Noise
Stray Fantasies Western Vinyl 2020
1:40 PM
Rancho Relaxo - What You Want
Rancho Relaxo What You Want
White Light Fever Trout as Lubrication Records 2015 Rock
1:44 PM
Kingdom of the Holy Sun - Buffalo Byrds
Kingdom of the Holy Sun Buffalo Byrds
In the Shadows Dead Bees records 2019
1:49 PM
Iggy Pop - I'm a Conservative
Iggy Pop I'm a Conservative
Soldier Buddha Records 1980 Rock
1:52 PM
L.A. WITCH - I Wanna Lose
L.A. WITCH I Wanna Lose
I Wanna Lose Suicide Squeeze Records 2020
1:56 PM
Alison May - Jon
Alison May Jon
Loved / Dark Alison May 2014
1:59 PM
PAINT - Land Man
PAINT Land Man
Spiritual Vegas Mexican Summer 2020
2:03 PM
Perennial Divide - Beehead
Perennial Divide Beehead
BeeHead 12" Sweatbox U.K. 1987 12 Inch
Band name is now "Purged".
2:09 PM
Soft Palms - Baddy
Soft Palms Baddy
Soft Palms Everloving 2020
2:13 PM
FACS - Casual Indifference
FACS Casual Indifference
Void Moments Trouble In Mind Records 2020
2:17 PM
Pinkshinyultrablast - Songs
Pinkshinyultrablast Songs
Songs - EP Club AC30 2020
2:31 PM
Luxúria - Redneck (Single Edit)
Luxúria Redneck (Single Edit)
Unanswerable Lust / Beast Box (Remastered) Beggars Banquet 2011
2:36 PM
The Vacant Lots - Station
The Vacant Lots Station
Interzone Fuzz Club Records 2020
2:38 PM
The Pop Group - Citizen Zombie
The Pop Group Citizen Zombie
Citizen Zombie Freaks R Us 2015
2:42 PM
Slow Pulp - Idaho
Slow Pulp Idaho
Moveys Winspear 2020
2:46 PM
Les Rita Mitsouko - C'est comme ça (Remix by Tony Visconti and Les Rita Mitsouko)
Les Rita Mitsouko C'est comme ça (Remix by Tony Visconti and Les Rita Mitsouko)
Re Parlophone France 1987 12 Inch
2:54 PM
I Break Horses - Baby You Have Travelled For Miles Without Love In Your Eyes
I Break Horses Baby You Have Travelled For Miles Without Love In Your Eyes
Warnings Bella Union 2020
2:58 PM
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - Don't Pull Your Love
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds Don't Pull Your Love
Greatest Hits Digital Distribution Vietnam 1994
2:59 PM
Aperture Science Psychoacoustic Laboratories - Still Alive
Aperture Science Psychoacoustic Laboratories Still Alive
Portal 2: Songs to Test By (Collectors Edition) Ipecac Recordings 2015
Chat is archived.
JeffB (host) 1:08:25 PM
jeez forgot to open the gates to chat ! sorry
Peter Ireland 1:17:09 PM
love the old vinyl .. and the new music too! thanks again jeff
Pat Irwin 1:17:46 PM
Are the archives up yet?
JeffB (host) 1:20:14 PM
@Peter thanks! Yeah wish I got this cartridge years ago.. it's particularly good on full albums and 45 singles.
JeffB (host) 1:20:51 PM
@pat you mean zbconline.com ? I think those go up after the hour is over..
Pat Irwin 1:21:22 PM
Not last I checked :/
JeffB (host) 1:23:38 PM
@Pat check again, hit "refresh" ? 12 noon hour today is up, along with the rest of today, archive appears to be functioning normally
Pat Irwin 1:24:55 PM
OK thx
-bot 1:25:13 PM
beep beep
JeffB (host) 1:26:39 PM
beep is playing from a crappy old 45RPM big hole vinyl I've had for almost 40 years.. :)
Kevin Polk 1:27:48 PM
checking in post Zoom
JeffB (host) 1:29:21 PM
Hey @Kevin! You've got another set coming up in the next few minutes..
JeffB (host) 1:29:42 PM
couple songs i didn't play last week..
Pat Irwin 1:29:54 PM
Yay Pylon! I knew this show was going to be great from the get-go. Hence question ref. archives. Now if it'll only download :/
PeterC 1:29:41 PM
I played M-train last week....I am not missing the vinyl era..
JeffB (host) 1:32:10 PM
Vinyl is good! That Slits 45 I opened the show with - I can't find that digitally - all the versions available are completely different and watered down.
JeffB (host) 1:35:52 PM
@Pat here's the secret: if you wanna listen to a file on the archive, right click on the file and try to "copy link address". Paste it into a new tab in your browser, change the .m3u at the end to .mp3. Then you can play directly, download.
Kevin Polk 1:38:22 PM
oh geez, this set will be a surprise to me too then
Kevin Polk 1:39:09 PM
I *just* finished hooking up my new turntable today; about to start into ripping like 300 "punk & new wave" singles
Kevin Polk 1:39:19 PM
over the next 3 months at least
Pat Irwin 1:42:22 PM
That rings a bell. Thanks!
JeffB (host) 1:42:59 PM
@Kevin you have a good cartridge i hope? I just got a new one, amazing difference.
Kevin Polk 1:43:11 PM
looking for recommendations, so far only have what came in box
PeterC 1:43:14 PM
@jeff...yeah that is true..the early digital remasterings pretty much sucked..But digital doesn't skip
JeffB (host) 1:45:59 PM
I got the Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge pre mounted on a headshell. Can swap back with the old Stanton I was using in 5 seconds, handy for really crusty old records I'm worried might shred the Ortofon.. I still have 78RPM discs the Stanton's more suited for..
Kevin Polk 1:46:59 PM
I particularly like that Kingdom of the HS song
JeffB (host) 1:47:57 PM
@Kevin you SHOULD... you recommended it:)
Kevin Polk 1:48:17 PM
like this? https://www.amazon.com/Ortofon-2M-Blue-Phono-Cartridge/dp/B001E0CK3K/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Ortofon+2M+Blue&qid=1595440090&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyNUYwWTFJNTlaRlJIJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzU0OTAwMkhDNUE5WVI3VjVOQyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTM3NTg2M0pHRjM5UEJWRUNUOCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Kevin Polk 1:48:57 PM
>>you recommended it yes, yes I did ;)
JeffB (host) 1:49:30 PM
@Kevin yea that's the cartridge I got
-bot 1:50:55 PM
a Nude Elliptical
-bot 1:51:01 PM
hmm
Kevin Polk 1:51:12 PM
@jeff how long does that needle take to break in?
Kevin Polk 1:51:22 PM
the turntable I mean ;)
JeffB (host) 1:52:34 PM
They say after 40 hours it'll sound better. Sounded great on first drop to me.
JeffB (host) 2:28:07 PM
@-bot.. magnetic cartridge fetish?
DJ Ouroboros 2:29:31 PM
Just had the pleasantly dislocating experience of driving around Toronto and listening to Jeff Berlin
DJ Ouroboros 2:30:18 PM
And kudos for playing LA Witch!
JeffB (host) 2:32:24 PM
@DJ Ouroboros.. thx! if you drive out to Kitchener or Hamilton, you can hear me there too :) i miss being on "the Edge" though
PeterC 2:32:36 PM
ZBCs signal must have gotten better..
Kevin Polk 2:34:14 PM
luxuria - an underappreciated band
PeterC 2:34:19 PM
what are you guys using for TTs. The tech reissue would probably make me feel right at home if it went that way...
John Fisher 2:35:14 PM
Didn't Luxuria open for the Fall at the Channel in '88?
JeffB (host) 2:36:08 PM
I'm using a Technics SP10 that was discarded from another radio station. We used to have these at the Z too.
Kevin Polk 2:36:07 PM
i don't pass the TT snob test, just an Audio Technica AT-LP120XUSB
Kevin Polk 2:36:33 PM
yes Luxuria + The Fall at the Channel was one of the best shows
JeffB (host) 2:37:46 PM
Wow.. bummed i missed that ..
Kevin Polk 2:37:32 PM
sorry but have to tell this story 1 last time; for an encore, Luxuria started into The Light Pours out of Me (Magazine); Noko couldn't get the opening riff right, tried it like 5 times while the band waited; finally he got it and they kicked into the song; serendipity
Kevin Polk 2:37:49 PM
talk about a build up
Kevin Polk 2:38:18 PM
this was during the Fall's Brix years, so if you like that (I did) they were great; still most of the original band at that point
JeffB (host) 2:39:01 PM
funny! worth the wait. Is TLPOoM riff that hard to play?
DJ Ouroboros 2:38:50 PM
I have a Rega Planar 3
DJ Ouroboros 2:39:26 PM
I have heard you out in KW before! That's where I work
DJ Simon 2:39:42 PM
For ttable topic: Project Debut Carbon II, Denon DL110, Bellari tube preamp
Kevin Polk 2:39:49 PM
how do you like the Rega? I was tempted
Kevin Polk 2:40:15 PM
I have a few Technics turntables stashed at work but have not retrieved those for too long now
DJ Ouroboros 2:40:29 PM
It's excellent! But I am bit disappointed with the Rega amp I have
Kevin Polk 2:41:44 PM
>> Is TLPOoM riff that hard to play? It was funny and the band and crowd were waiting on him, they kept the beat going while he figured it out; he took over the guitar role in Magazine for their "recent" reunion so I guess he knows all the songs now
Kevin Polk 2:42:04 PM
The Channel is a venue I miss
PeterC 2:42:42 PM
even al J could figure out how to play TLPOOM
DJ Ouroboros 2:43:15 PM
The Channel was my favourite Boston venure. Saw soooo many good shows there
DJ Simon 2:44:04 PM
Yeah, the Channel – lost my shoes at a Butthole Surfers show there once. Had to stay afterward and look for them amongst the post-show detritus.
Kevin Polk 2:44:15 PM
Channel had a great mix for hardcore shows and "normal" alternative shows, plus other genres too
JeffB (host) 2:45:11 PM
I only saw the Fall at the Paradise. Figures the venue that survived is the one with giant pillars blocking your view.
PeterC 2:45:15 PM
Ive stood behind that same post for 40+ years!!!
Kevin Polk 2:45:23 PM
the first show I saw at the Channel was Black Flag, after the finally kicked off their record label troubles and went back on the road
Kevin Polk 2:45:44 PM
funny, we probably all stood next to each other at the time but no idea who each other are (at least some of us)
JeffB (host) 2:46:44 PM
@Kevin SO true !
PeterC 2:46:24 PM
The channel was my favorite place...I never paid to get in, and I never paid for a drink there ever...My friend Patty booked it for a while and my friend Lisa did all the promo artwork..I'm still in touch with them..
JeffB (host) 2:47:29 PM
OK geek time if you're listening - this song STARTS with my Stanton cartridge, but switches to the Ortofon when the vocals come in
PeterC 2:47:22 PM
Missed Luxuria tho'...I was hanging with the fall in the dressing room and no idea it was howard devoto
Kevin Polk 2:48:16 PM
well you should be forgiven for having a chance to hang out with the Fall; hopefully MES didn't stab you or anything
JeffB (host) 2:49:17 PM
that scar would have been a badge of honor..
Kevin Polk 2:48:57 PM
I should just tell work I'm unavailable Wed 1-3 while I burn off a couple hours reminiscing
Kevin Polk 2:49:12 PM
like, every Wed
JeffB (host) 2:51:13 PM
same, trying to get work done. did that when live at ZBC too
DJ Simon 2:51:57 PM
@JeffB – I was waiting for the Stanton/Ortofon swap out and didn't get to listen closely. Will have to check it out on the archive with the headphones.
Kevin Polk 2:52:29 PM
what was the thinking for the cartridge swap?
PeterC 2:53:12 PM
I found Mark to be nice. One night he was sick of giving interviews at the Rat and introduced me as a member of the fall and had me do the interview for some fanzine..They said they didn't see me on stage and mark piped up the I was shy and stood in the back!!
JeffB (host) 2:53:39 PM
@Simon I listened off the air and heard no difference. Then listened off the stream to take advantage of the delay - the kick drum sounded different.
Kevin Polk 2:53:36 PM
here is a nice version of Marcia Bella by LRM; kind of touching given that Fred died not long after this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUjne298BdM
JeffB (host) 2:54:58 PM
@Kevin, playing from a 45 RPM 12" - the Ortofon didn't handle the intro well, the Stanton actually sounded a lot better. So I used both and edited together after..
PeterC 2:54:39 PM
I have to say I was never skilled enough to change cartridges i the middle of a song!!!!
Kevin Polk 2:54:39 PM
@PeterC lol It is quite sad how substances ravaged MES as time went on. His last 10 years did not seem very happy
Kevin Polk 2:55:46 PM
MES = one of those people that you hoped would somehow turn it around but it eventually became clear he was way too far down he road he was travelling
Kevin Polk 2:56:25 PM
great show today jeff, thanks
PeterC 2:56:57 PM
@KP....Yeah....
JeffB (host) 2:59:08 PM
Hey all thx for being here !!
JeffB (host) 2:59:42 PM
Sorry about that silly filler..
ex DJ tamer 2:59:49 PM
Great show!
ex DJ tamer 3:00:45 PM
Suggested topic for next week: moderately-priced, quality cartridges.
ex DJ tamer 3:01:12 PM
For the unemployed, who can't afford a $200+ unit.
PiGuy 3:02:37 PM
Have the song Want You Gone from this same collection. Video game music is so recognizable.