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Options October 8, 2015: Let's Get Cool and Normal in the Pool with Holger Czukay (Can Members, Post-Can, Pt. 1)

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Artist Track Album Year Comments
Holger Czukay with Rolf Dammers  Boat Woman Song   Options Canaxis  1969   
Music behind DJ:
Holger Czukay with Rolf Dammers 
Boat Woman Song   Options Canaxis     
Holger Czukay  Good Morning Story   Options Good Morning Story  1999  With sampled guitar by Karoli, vocals by U-She, Reebop Kwaku Baah, and Jaki Liebezeit 
Holger Czukay  Dancing in Wide Circles   Options Good Morning Story     
Holger Czukay  Cool in the Pool   Options Movies  1979  With Liebezeit on drums. Rec. Inner Space Studio, mixed at Conny Plank's 
Holger Czukay  Hollywood Symphony   Options Movies     
Music behind DJ:
Holger Czukay 
Der Osten Ist Rot   Options Der Osten Ist Rot  1984   
Holger Czukay  Radio in an Hourglass   Options Moving Pictures  1993   
Holger Czukay  The Photo Song   Options Der Osten Ist Rot  1984   
Holger Czukay  Blessed Easter   Options Rome Remains Rome  1987  "we were blessed by his Holyness Popestar Wojtyla and his Swinging Nuns" (With Karoli, Liebezeit, Jah Wobble) 
Holger Czukay  Two Bass Shuffle   Options On The Way To The Peak Of Normal  1981  drums are by Czukay here. Supposedly dates to 1976 
Holger Czukay  Fragrance   Options On The Way To The Peak Of Normal     
Holger Czukay   Witches' Multiplication Table   Options On The Way To The Peak Of Normal    with Conny Plank on Cemetry Synthesizer Violin, co-written by Conny Plank. Liebezeit on drums. 
Holger Czukay  Floatspace   Options Moving Pictures  1993   
Holger Czukay  Rhonrad   Options Der Osten Ist Rot  1984   
Music behind DJ:
Holger Czukay 
Rhythms of a Secret Life   Options Moving Pictures     
Cluster & Eno  Ho Renomo   Options Cluster & Eno  1977  with Czukay on bass 
Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit  How Much Are They?   Options Full Circle  1982   
S.Y.P.H.  Regentanz   Options PST!  1980  Produced by Czukay, with Czukay on French Horn, among many other things 
S.Y.P.H.  Nachbar   Options S.Y.P.H.  1981  Produced by Czukay, with Czukay on French Horn, among many other things 
Holger Czukay  Dark Moon   Options Moving Pictures  1993  Vocals by U-She & Sheldon Ancel 
Phew, Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit and Conny Plank  Closed   Options Phew  1981   
Phew, Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit and Conny Plank  Doze   Options Phew     
Les Vampyrettes  Biomutanten   Options Les Vampyrettes 12"  1980  Les Vampyrettes is Conny Plank and Holger Czukay 
Holger Czukay  Hey Baba Reebop   Options Rome Remains Rome     
Music behind DJ:
Holger Czukay 
La Luna (An Electronic Night Ceremony)   Options La Luna  2000   
Holger Czukay & U-She  La Secondaire   Options The New Millenium  2003   
Holger Czukay  Voice of Bulgaria   Options Radio Wave Surfer  1991  "Recorded in concert / Martin Gropius Bau / Berlin 2/12/1984 Recorded with only one stereo mike, no mixes necessary, all pieces carefully edited. Music played in teamwork, spontaneously. Recomposed on various hilarious nights." 
Holger Czukay  Sudetenland   Options Rome Remains Rome     
Holger Czukay  World of the Universe   Options Good Morning Story  1999   
Holger Czukay  Persian Love   Options Movies  1979   
Music behind DJ:
Holger Czukay with Rolf Dammers 
Boat Woman Song   Options Canaxis     
Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers  Epilogue   Options Canaxis  1969   

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:19pm Flash Strap:

This show is dedicated to Gary, and I bet he can think of 3 reasons why!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm Gary:

Oh, man! I have a longstanding date with friends so I can only hang out briefly and then listen while transiting over to their house via phone ... :(

But that's what archives are for!
Avatar 6:41pm Flash Strap:

The archives will always be there for you my friend! Life waits for no show to end before it begins, and definitely not on a thursday night
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Gary:

The many awesome Holger Czukay gems I'll no doubt be hearing for the first time granted, what I'm most looking forward to from this show is *how to properly pronounce his name*.
Avatar 6:54pm Flash Strap:

you might not get that here, but I did some research, and it's more like Schu-kai than what I've always said, some sort of a slippery Tschoo-kaye
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Gary:

HOLzhur, holZHUR, HOLgrrr or holGUHR?
Avatar 7:00pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 7:01pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Evening, Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Ike:

Hey hey hi hi ho ho!
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

sorry Gary, that wasn't all that helpful... I think it's sort of HOHL-Gr
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi Ike !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Doug Schulkind:

Top o' the evening, Explorers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm dave:

Hey everyone! Holgrrr is a rather common name in these parts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Gary:

HOLgrr SHOOkai ... aha!
Avatar 7:10pm hyde:

hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm melinda:

hi everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm dave:

Here's something interesting about his name: www.exberliner.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Gary:

This is so awesome already -- I vill be back to scrounge theez musikal delights from zee AHHRRkives!
Avatar 7:18pm Flash Strap:

Evening, Dave, Doug, Hyde, Melinda! Thanks for dropping by!
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

Wow, Czukay means "search"! thanks for the hot top Dave
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

hate to see you go Gary! see you in the frozen dimension off the archives!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm dave:

Thanks for the great show, Evan!
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

Got a pretty good tiki drink goin right now: 3 kinds of rum, coco lopez, drambuie, grand marnier, lime. don't have a name for it though.
Avatar 7:26pm Flash Strap:

Gary played this the other night. I can never hear it enough, really. Stone giant genius, this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm dave:

You can call your drink Cool in the Pool.
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

well, there you go. that is it.
Avatar 7:29pm hyde:

@Flash hmmm, that sounds good. I just bought Jeff Berry's Potions of the Carribean and now I realize I need all sorts of stuff that I don't have to make anything in there, like drambuie.
Avatar 7:29pm Flash Strap:

there's an amazing video for this track, too: www.youtube.com...

such mad scientist tomfoolery
Avatar 7:30pm Flash Strap:

I need that one, Hyde. I have Intoxica and Grog Log. Berry does great books
Avatar 7:31pm Flash Strap:

But yeah, the first thing you find out is that you can't make anything right with the stiff you have, and that you can never get all the stuff you need
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Sullivan Ballou:

well, that was horribly creepy. I feel violated.
Avatar 7:32pm hyde:

this one is really good, I think. I haven't read the text, but it looks like a real history. Has great photos + ephemera, too.
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

Highly recommend Intoxica, you can probably skip Grog Log
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

I've seen it, and I really want it. I looks great.

Hi Sullivan!
Avatar 7:34pm hyde:

the rum thing in it is absurd. One drink calls for haitian rum, another for Puerto Rican, another for some place else. A couple drinks call for some sort of Demerara 151 proof rum that near as I can tell is impossible to find anywhere. But the couple drinks I could make have been really good, so I guess I'll keep adding stuff to the cabinet.
Avatar 7:37pm Flash Strap:

i know, it's a torment. I just get the 3 or 4 rums I like anyway and make my drinks with them regardless. It's sacrilege, but what can I do? Plus I like Kraken a lot for some reason, which would not be recommended for anything. But I like it anyway dammit!
Avatar 7:39pm Flash Strap:

This part is so NUTS
Avatar 7:44pm Flash Strap:

love that part a little ways back that was like:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Parq:

Know relatively little about Can, but have always dug what I've heard (or saw, as in that vid on Ken's premium). Really enjoyed this show, both the music and Flash's enthusiasm.
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

Hi Parq, glad you're enjoying!
Avatar 7:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Evan! catch the rest on the archive
Avatar 8:01pm Flash Strap:

thanks bob! bye bud
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

This track is so huuuuuuge, wide open, bright and beautiful
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

from an interview: My first childhood experience was of church music. After the war we had to escape from the east and the only location you could come into contact with music was the church. That was very interesting for me. And this still shines through on my work today. Michael Karoli – the guitar player with Can –always used to say to me, ‘It doesn’t matter what you play, Holger – it could be the biggest bunch of garbage, but it always ends up sounding like church music’.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hullo over here !
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

Hullo Rabbit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...he's like people from the old American South that way...
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

I had a similar thought. For some people, Gospel music is in everything
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

Supposedly this piece actually goes back to '76
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...wull, might be different Church music...
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

I would imagine
Avatar 8:21pm Flash Strap:

for more later reading, the Fact magazine interview: www.factmag.com...
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

One of your musical trademarks is the french horn. When did you first learn to play that?

“That’s very simple. I went into a shop and saw a french horn. I asked how much it was and they said, ‘Holger, you don’t need to buy anything in our shop. We give it to you as a present.’ [laughs] I went immediately to the studio where we were recording with Jah Wobble and started playing…and it was one of the best things I’ve ever played.”

You’d never played one before?

“No, never.
Avatar 8:35pm coelacanth:

hola Flash and strapping young explorers
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

Good evening, C.!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Ike:

Lovely! But is it just me or is this a little bit over-driven in spots? Maybe it's my stereo?
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

how are you this fine night?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm melinda:

This is lovely and haunting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I always heard French Horn was hard !
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

Looks ok on my end Ike, not sure what it is. could be a particular effect?
Avatar 8:45pm hyde:

loved that cluster tune
Avatar 8:48pm Flash Strap:

yeah, so good.
Avatar 8:48pm coelacanth:

great now! cookin' up some broccoli rabe i'm Psyched! and this tune ended up on a sound collage tape i made sometime in the 80s (probably from wfmu) and now,Thank you- i've identified it!
Avatar 8:51pm Flash Strap:

Nice! Love fillin' those blanks!
Avatar 8:54pm coelacanth:

yes i like giving proper credit; but as i'm creating it it happens too fast to keep up.
how are you?
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

Thanks to beloved listeners Morgan and Lynne for their generous donations! And to Comrade Gary! Let's keep this good ship afloat. Crunch time is upon us
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Ike:

Never mind, it was very likely an issue on my end. Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm listener james from westwood:

Always a fun trip, Evan; thanks!
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

Don't feel like you gotta go, James! Lots more to come!
Avatar 9:01pm Flash Strap:

U-She really chanteusing like Nico here
  9:03pm greysquad:

great show!
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

I erred before; it wasn't U-She on Rhythms of a Secret Life, it was Romie Singh. Not that we really heard that one
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Greysquad
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

@C: I'm hangin' in there. How are you, old fish?
Avatar 9:07pm hambone:

i really thought i was hearing nico too. had to look up the album and make sure.
Avatar 9:08pm northguineahills:

I had no idea Phew was that old!
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

She was in Aunt Sally before that even!
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

Same thing happened to me, Hambone, when I first heard it
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

Also, welcome brothers Hambone and NGH!
Avatar 9:10pm northguineahills:

Oh, I forgot she was in Aunt Sally!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Doug Schulkind:

What a magnificent Exploration, Flash Strap. And so Roomy, too!
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

ya flatta me Douglass
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

God this track is freaky
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm Doug Schulkind:

Just spaeking the trüth.
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

Praech on Brøther
Avatar 9:19pm Flash Strap:

I think we got Sheldon here doin' these Duck Rock style vocals
Avatar 9:23pm coelacanth:

i've never heard cluster i didn't like; and only one side of one album by Eno that i don't like much.
Avatar 9:33pm northguineahills:

Hey, I like some techno (though most is crap), hell, I even like some classic house.
Avatar 9:35pm coelacanth:

there're very few "genres" of music that i don't like at least 2% of!

("smooth jazz" comes to mind)
Avatar 9:36pm Flash Strap:

That is your pleasure, you know? I don't know why, as door after musical door has opened to me, the door to techno remains so uninviting. Partly, I do not like either glitches or clicks, but there is more to it than that I'm sure
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

The line between smooth jazz and 70's fusion can get pretty blurry, but there is a point well past that where I'm in just total moral repudiation, and it is most of the stuff that gets played on smooth jazz stations. FUCK THAT NOISE
Avatar 9:38pm Flash Strap:

i hate that it makes people happy, too, which makes me feel terrible
Avatar 9:38pm coelacanth:

"uninviting"...i could see that. however brilliant it may be (& i think a tiny bit of it is brilliant) it is still cold,generally. (like autotuned vocals)
Avatar 9:40pm Flash Strap:

huh, yeah, I can't even get into those African autotuned vocals. But I love electronic music
Avatar 9:40pm northguineahills:

I thought I hated smooth jazz until I heard a Stanley Clarke tune I actually liked.
Avatar 9:42pm hyde:

everyone needs some music to hate
Avatar 9:43pm coelacanth:

@9:38 laugh out loud!

yes the lines can be blurry. i like some mellow jazz (& mellow jazz fusion) but at some point it became profit-motivated and devoid of the basic elements of true jazz.
mellow jazz does not smooth jazz make.
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

Exactly C: it is the profit-driven aspect. Market mediocrity. Giving the people what they "want." I hate this.

@NGH: I had an ironic appreciation of Dave Camp's smash smooth jazz LP "Torrid Rain" that got dangerously real. It was so perfectly THAT kind of music. Smooth jazz for a basketball montage in a 90's flick
Avatar 9:46pm coelacanth:

i don't know what Stanley Clarke is up to these days,but i like what i've heard of his '70s playing. i wouldn't call that "smooth jazz".
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

I don't think i'm familiar with any of Clarke's music in particular. I can't weigh in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It aint' whatcher do - iz the way that ya does it.
Avatar 9:48pm Flash Strap:

well there ya haz it, the wizdom of the wabbit
Avatar 9:48pm northguineahills:

Stanley Clarke's 70s output I would describe as 70s smooth fusion jazz, by the 80s, it was pure smooth, He, did, however, do an amazing album in the 70s, that believe Herbie was on, unless my brain has totally atrophied.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm dave:

This is some piece.
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

oh i know! that sample is outrageous! and the drums!
Avatar 9:51pm coelacanth:

Clarke's playing with Chick Corea stands out,in my opinion. his work with George Duke,well- no thank you!
...i'd like to hear him with Hancock...but it may just not be my cuppa!
Avatar 9:52pm hyde:

i used to like "Journey To Love" by Stanley Clarke when i was a teen. Then again, i liked Oregon too...
Avatar 9:52pm Flash Strap:

that amazing album cover i was trying to describe: cdn.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:53pm coelacanth:

Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

here we go, final track! enjoy it while it lasts!
Avatar 9:54pm coelacanth:

i liked Oregon for a minute too! (but i also liked Boston!)
Avatar 9:54pm hyde:

heh, Journey to Love def. had George Duke on it. I haven't thought about that record for like 35 years.
Avatar 9:55pm Flash Strap:

I've never listened to it. Is the consensus here that it's ok, but embarrassing?
Avatar 9:56pm coelacanth:

Evan i shan't forsake you- though i'll be dividing my modest donation between 3 shows. i cannot clear it 'till the 4th or even 5th week of october.
Avatar 9:58pm coelacanth:

do you mean this? "persian love"?
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

all in your time, C. I know I haven't got a dime to squeeze out of these dry pockets, myself, so I appreciate those that do and understand them what don't. But I thank you, truly.
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

oh no, I meant Journey to Love. I love Persian Love without shame!
Avatar 10:00pm hyde:

i'm sure it's terrible. i liked it then, but i liked some awful music in the 70's that when i hear it now, i am just horrified.
Avatar 10:01pm coelacanth:

good cause i'm enjoying it!

...i don't know if i've heard Journey to Love. i just have never heard any George Duke that i thought was above soulless.
Avatar 10:03pm coelacanth:

ha- funny hyde! me too. i've still got all those albums wasting space. whatever...it was a journey,right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx for another Exploration!
Avatar 10:04pm coelacanth:

Thank you Evan. i'll come back for what i missed.

ciao explorers.
Avatar 10:05pm Flash Strap:

I have Duke's Faces in Reflection, and found it very disappointing
Avatar 10:06pm Flash Strap:

Thank you, C, and Rabbit!
Avatar 9:24am Brian in UK:

In lieu of nothing Flash, I sent a friend of mine a mixCD yesterday and called it 'On The Way To The Peak Of Norman'. Look forward to picking up your show later, it tends to clash with my time with Morpheus.
Avatar 11:25am Brian in UK:

No borders, no boundaries, no bother.
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