Options Explorers Room with Flash Strap: Playlist from March 28, 2019 Options

Flash Strap's avatar View Flash Strap's profile Options

This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

Thursdays 7 - 10pm (EDT) (Web-only) | On WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio (Info)
Give the Drummer Radio LIVE Audio Streams (Get help):   Pop-up  |  128k MP3

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Explorers Room with Flash Strap playlists | Next playlist -->

Options March 28, 2019: Whirling Round the Sun, Burning

Listen to this show:  Pop‑up player! | Add or read comments

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Ten Years After  Going To Try   Options Stonedhenge  Deram  1969    0:00:19 (Pop‑up)
Clark-Hutchinson  Death, The Lover   Options Retribution  Deram  1970    0:04:55 (Pop‑up)
Beaver & Krause  Short Film for David   Options Gandharva  Warner Bros.  1971    0:12:17 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Romance in G   Options Moondog in Europe        0:17:02 (Pop‑up)
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band  Leiyla   Options Part One  Reprise  1967    0:22:54 (Pop‑up)
The Strawberry Alarm Clock  The World's On Fire   Options Incense and Peppermints  UNI  1967    0:25:11 (Pop‑up)
The Troggs  Night of the Long Grass   Options Night of the Long Grass / Girl in Black 7"  Fontana  1967    0:33:20 (Pop‑up)
The Monkees  Daily Nightly   Options Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.   Colgems  1967    0:36:21 (Pop‑up)
Fifty Foot Hose  For Paula / Rose   Options Cauldron  Limelight  1967    0:38:43 (Pop‑up)
Fifty Foot Hose  Fantasy   Options Cauldron  Limelight  1967    0:44:47 (Pop‑up)
The Deviants  Garbage   Options Ptooff!!  Underground Impresarios   1967    0:54:13 (Pop‑up)
The Turtles  Pall Bearing, Ball Bearing World   Options You Baby  White Whale  1966    0:59:41 (Pop‑up)
Marshall McLuhan  The Medium Is The Massage: With Marshall McLuhan (Side A)   Options The Medium Is The Massage: With Marshall McLuhan  Columbia  1967    1:02:52 (Pop‑up)
The Crossfires  Santa and the Sidewalk Surfer   Options Out Of Control  Rhino  1964 / 1981    1:21:26 (Pop‑up)
The Deviants  Deviation Street   Options Ptooff!!  Underground Impresarios   1967    1:23:36 (Pop‑up)
Tages  Have You Seen Your Brother Lately   Options Studio  Parlophone  1967    1:32:16 (Pop‑up)
Ten Years After  As The Sun Still Burns Away   Options Cricklewood Green  Deram  1970    1:34:12 (Pop‑up)
Clark-Hutchinson  Impromptu In ‘E’ Minor   Options A=MH²  Decca  1969    1:38:45 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  The Plague   Options Jackie / The Plague  Philips  1967    1:47:03 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Tropical Forest – Number Six Chops Down the Tree           1:50:20 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  On Your Own Again   Options Scott 4  Philips  1969    2:04:16 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  Take This Love   Options The Fresh World of Scott Walker  Polydor  1968  (collection of late 50's recordings)  2:05:29 (Pop‑up)
The Walker Brothers  I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore   Options Take it Easy With the Walker Brothers  Philips  1965  wr. Randy Newman, arr. Jack Nitzche  2:07:18 (Pop‑up)
The Walker Brothers  Fat Mama Kick   Options Nite Flights  GTO  1978    2:11:00 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  The Girls From the Streets   Options Scott 2  Philips  1968    2:13:43 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  Epizootics!   Options Bish Bosch  4AD  2012    2:17:43 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  Prologue / Little Things (That Keep Us Together)   Options 'Til the Band Comes In  Philips  1970    2:27:52 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  Hero of the War   Options Scott 4  Philips  1969    2:30:46 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  Une Corde, Un Colt (The Rope and the Colt)   Options Une Corde, Un Colt (The Rope and the Colt) 7"  Philips  1969  from the film of the same name  2:33:27 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  Indecent Sacrifice   Options Man From Reno  Fontana  1993  CD single, from the film "Toxic Affair"  2:35:03 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  Farmer in the City   Options Tilt  Fontana  1995    2:38:58 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  Rhymes of Goodbye   Options Scott 4  Philips  1969    2:45:19 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Barney Wilen with Caroline de Bendern 
Black Locomotive   Options Moshi Too - Unreleased Tapes Recorded In Africa 1969-70        2:48:20 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:55pm Flash Strap:

Hello Explorers!
  6:59pm chresti:

Hello Flash and fellow explorers!
Avatar 7:01pm Flash Strap:

Hello Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Didn't learn gittar from only the yARdbiRdS...
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

This record's "bad" cover, which the band hated, is so much better than its replacement: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Hi Rev Rab!
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Usually with Clark-Hutchinson I just have to stick to A=MH2 which is all brooding instrumentals, but this one from Retribution is so apocalyptic, it's almost a Birthday Party song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wow. Right?!
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

face melting ode to nothingness
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm chresti:

I think my face is melting
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

Bud Shank and Gerry Mulligan on saxophones, recorded in Grace Cathedral San Francisco
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm passiflora:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm chresti:

Layla might run after hearing this!
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hi Passiflora!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm chresti:

Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

Layla should run, and not look back
Avatar 7:24pm Franco Twinkie:

My introduction to Beaver and Krause as a teenager was Pacific Vibrations, a psychedelic surfing movie from 1970. Great optical effects that look pretty cheap now, but back then, WOW!
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

ah now I get ya chresti – but i liked the idea of Leiyla chasing Layla off
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Put in mind a little of Morgen...
Avatar 7:26pm Flash Strap:

Hi Franco! I would like to watch that, I think
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

I've never heard that Morgen LP, Rev Rab
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

This track alone justifies everything that's silly about The Strawberry Alarm Clock (as if beyond the Valley of the Dolls didn't already take care of that)
Avatar 7:30pm Flash Strap:

Pacific Vibrations is on youtube, I can't wait to give it a gander
Avatar 7:30pm Franco Twinkie:

In 1966 they would play the WCPAEB version of Help I'm A Rock on KHJ in L.A. I would walk around in the back yard with my transistor radio glued to my ear, wondering what a Freak Out was.
Avatar 7:30pm Flash Strap:

vibraphone & psych workouts, good together
Avatar 7:31pm Flash Strap:

i love that version, Franco
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

"the price we pay to live this life of fire"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's a fave :
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

gonna dig it for sure rev
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

the troggs have such a great sound, always. i feel they're very underrated these days
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yas !
...One thing: Original Artist...NOT Original Recording...the fine print taketh away...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

& this - perfect L.A. Psych. Carole King demo is killer too...
Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

currently obsessed with the satanic tinge in the vocal
Avatar 7:38pm Franco Twinkie:

On the CD, Celebrities At Their Worst, I think, there is a recording of The Troggs having a fight in their dressing room. Good in a Mad magazine kind of way.
Avatar 7:39pm Flash Strap:

that was Beaver (& Dolenz) on moog there, btw
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh - the Troggs thing - infamous.
Avatar 7:40pm Flash Strap:

@rev: you saying that Troggs cut was a rerecording?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

No - but there are such people stumble on discounted...
Avatar 7:41pm Flash Strap:

yeah for sure
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yerknow - people saying 'WildThing' is all there is. & it ain't even nearly their best...
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

Fifty Foot Hose was such a revelation when i first heard them, almost at the Annette Peacock level
Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

yeah they have so much more to offer than Wild Thing, which has become at this point almost a novelty song totally amputated from the body
Avatar 7:43pm Franco Twinkie:

Fifty Foot Hose? How about Serpent Power?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'United States of America'...'Ultimate Spinach'...not quite Garage, weirder than just Psych...electronics, metal looming...inbetween good & bad trips - weird trips...
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

very similar to USA, I agree – Spinach really only has one song i like but it's very much in the vein as well
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

avant garde / psychedelic music is extremely vital
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

I've never heard either Serpent Power LP, Franco - you recommend?
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

in fact a closer embrace of avant garde elements and thought would have led to a much more rich, more actually psychedelic, psychedelic movement. i cherish that which there is
Avatar 7:50pm Franco Twinkie:

Been a couple of suburban psych snobs, when we found the first Ultimate Spinach record in a cut out bin, my sister and I laughed so hard, I threw it onto the roof of our house where it stayed for several years. How I wish I had never done that.
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

haha whoops, it's probably worth some real coin too
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

shades of White Noise too, of course
Avatar 7:52pm Franco Twinkie:

Flash, I only have the first one, and Yes, if you can find it.
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

downloading it now, actually. morgen too
Avatar 7:54pm Franco Twinkie:

Cut to the chase - Endless Tunnel and Stoned Again.
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

this is going to be an extra long set by the way, settling in for a trip
Avatar 7:55pm Little Danny:

Hey good people
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

hey LD!
Avatar 7:57pm Little Danny:

Cool, I was considering some United States of America for later on...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm chresti:

Hey, put this in the Bo Diddly box
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

@LD: ah, perfect! i played them a bit on my last heavy psych / LSD set so i left em off for tonight but it was a temptation
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

@chresti: exactly
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

such a perfect song from the young Turtles
Avatar 8:01pm Little Danny:

Flash, do you know Madrigal's 1971 self-titled LP? Hella rare, but good for psych with electronic and/or avant leanings. It's also really, really good
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

this whole LP is excellent
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm melinda:

hi friends
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Yeah, that's a great one, I played some stuff from it on the aforementioned LSD show
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 8:04pm Little Danny:

Now looking at that playlist. Of course you did!
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

@LD again: that Madrigal has some really cool sort of primitive theremin as i recall? i confess i need to spend more time with it
Avatar 8:05pm Franco Twinkie:

My social studies teacher in the 10th grade went to school with Mark and Howard. He said in junior high, Howard sang a really stupid song at an assembly, and kids threw their lunch at him.
Avatar 8:05pm Little Danny:

Yessir on the theremin. Mostly there as a noise-making device
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

i love how the theremin sounds run through a noisy guitar amp like they do, a friend of mine used to do that and i loved it
Avatar 8:06pm Little Danny:

Franco, smack in the center of every West Coast rock Venn diagram
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

so true
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm doctorjazz:

Hey Explorers!
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

hey Doc!
Avatar 8:10pm Franco Twinkie:

Not true Danny, but this shit was like smog in Southern California, absoulutely everywhere.
  8:12pm yellowbird:

This track is sensational. thanks for sharing it.
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

this record is clumsy, heavy handed, and totally unfocused, and for the most part I think it's fantastically effective
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

hi yellowbird!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm chresti:

It makes me think of fractured flickers
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

haha getting totally distracted while ruining a bad joke with overanalysis is such an insane musical idea
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm melinda:

I'm really enjoying the Marshall McLuhan.
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

one day I'll play side B, it's really good as well. such a wild project
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

the Turtles are brutal
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

(Crossfires = early Turtles)
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

very Fugs-like, this Deviants, at times
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

more for the bo diddley box
Avatar 8:30pm Flash Strap:

Deviants eviscerating the scene
Avatar 8:33pm Franco Twinkie:

Okay, Flash, I give up. I was preparing to see my accountant. The kitchen table is a foot deep in paper and I'm so swamped, but I just want to trip out, man!
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

haha i feel ya man
  8:35pm Doug Schulkind:

Salutations, beloved brother Flash Strap!
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

i have the softest possible spot for Cricklewood Green
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

Brother Doug! hello my friend
Avatar 8:36pm Franco Twinkie:

Let's set the bummer dial to 10!
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

hell yes let's get insanely bummed
  8:37pm Doug Schulkind:

Give the Drummer Some will be off tomorrow morning. David Dichelle will be subbing, live from Leipzig, Germany, with Continental Subway.
Avatar 8:38pm Franco Twinkie:

Angel dust and pop tarts.
Avatar 8:38pm Flash Strap:

noted, will make mention
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

this album is so massive
Avatar 8:43pm quinn:

i like this
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

hi Quinn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm chresti:

like the instrumentals
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm passiflora:

me too @chresti
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm chresti:

I see what you mean by moody
Avatar 8:47pm Flash Strap:

every thing on this album is played by either Clark or Hutchinson – the sax in particular very lovely deep tones
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm passiflora:

this is probably my favorite too
Avatar 9:05pm quinn:

i think this is the first scott walker song i ever heard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm passiflora:

me too. then i started playing 'farmer in the city' in high school at a friends' apartment and I think I crossed a line
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

love that song too passiflora
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

not the most high school hangout song though
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

i just adore this very technical vocal, he's so perfect and precise
Avatar 9:11pm Franco Twinkie:

As I often wonder about the age the DJ's on WFMU, and what their personal experience with the music they play was/is. You gave me a clue when your said ...from my childhood, Crinlkewood Green... The first time I saw that ablum, it was brought into class by this stoner named Oscar. The same class that the teacher told me about going to school with Mark and Howard. I was fifteen, so that makes you...
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

the first time I heard that album it was on a cassette from a thrift store, and i listened to it in my dad's Isuzu
Avatar 9:13pm Little Danny:

I wonder the same thing, too, Franco. About WFMU DJs, and all diehard music nuts in general
Avatar 9:14pm Franco Twinkie:

A cassette!?! My lord!!
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

i am the second youngest drummerstreamer as far as i know, or thereabouts
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

it was not a new cassette, i reiterate
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

i love this track because he's so consciously imitating Jacques Brel's writing, and achieves something unique and amazing (imo)
Avatar 9:17pm quinn:

i threw a friend's hackey sack out of her mom's isuzu trooper while we were in the backseat and i still feel guilty about it
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

maybe my favorite track from the Tilt / Drift Bish Bosch trilogy. feat. the rare Tubax (tuba-sax)
Avatar 9:19pm Flash Strap:

haha quinn yes, i can relate
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm passiflora:

I remember somehow losing a soccer ball out of a school bus window, and thinking about it every time we passed that spot
Avatar 9:23pm Flash Strap:

hope i didn't lose yr trust there franco
Avatar 9:24pm Flash Strap:

just the other day i guiltily remembered about pogs, and what a fake game it was
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm passiflora:

I always tried to think of Hawaii, but I think that devolved pretty quickly. Good call, this song has both of those things, Hawaii and slammers XD
Avatar 9:26pm Franco Twinkie:

No, You get in the game when you get in the game. No crime in being young.
Avatar 9:29pm Flash Strap:

haha of course my brother
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

not a great album, but what a track! really sticks in your throat
Avatar 9:32pm Flash Strap:

one of the most unusual examples of scatting on this track
  9:33pm Doug Schulkind:

Tomorrow on Hinky Dinky Time, Uncle Michael will be presenting a Scott Walker performance from 1959 that was never released and has remained essentially unheard for 60 years. A world premiere spin, tomorrow on the Drummer Stream!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm melinda:

I was thinking recently about the hackey sack phenomenon and how funny people looked, from a distance, when playing with them.
Avatar 9:34pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm passiflora:

Avatar 9:36pm Flash Strap:

i gotta hear that
Avatar 9:36pm TDK60:

Hello, so late.
Avatar 9:37pm Franco Twinkie:

It's been a total Scott fest on various streams since that fateful day. I'm hearing so much stuff for the first time. Such a strange, strange perspective he had.
Avatar 9:38pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm passiflora:

Avatar 9:39pm TDK60:

Don't know if it was discussed above but on Tue. eve, on the "Morricone Island" soundtrack show, he played a lot of S. Walker movie music.
Avatar 9:40pm Flash Strap:

truly a singular perspective, yeah. it's so strange hearing intimations of the mythic "later" work - so alien and "different" - in works as early as Orpheus. It was always there in that boy, it has always been emerging from him, taking stranger andstranger forms
  9:40pm Doug Schulkind:

Uncle Michael will be spinning wall-to-wall Walker for all three hours tomorrow.
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

holy shit, how can we help it? we have to have our Scott shows
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

every time you try to research a Scott Walker song, you end up looking at a grainy black and white photograph of a historical corpse
  9:44pm Doug Schulkind:

Indulge and wallow. It is who we are. It is what we do.
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

and i always think, i'm so glad someone is making music about this
Avatar 9:47pm Franco Twinkie:

Yesterday I saw Richard Carpenter on the BBC doing an instramental version of The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore on the grand piano.
  9:48pm Quinn:

I love this one
  9:50pm chresti:

Thanks Flash!
Avatar 9:50pm Franco Twinkie:

Thanks Flash. Just enough time to make some coffee and take out the trash before Little Danny.
  9:50pm chresti:

Historical corpse
Avatar 9:52pm Little Danny:

Thanks Evan!!!
Avatar 9:52pm Little Danny:

Lightning *can* strike twice: wfmu.org... Hope to see y'all there!
  9:54pm chresti:

With Scott Walker tributes-there’s such a vast catalog, you can always find something rarely heard
Avatar 9:56pm TDK60:

Thanks DJ Flash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm passiflora:

lovely time, as always
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

Thanks all, much love
Post a comment!
Email address
(optional, not public):
Your comment: (No HTML, please)

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Explorers Room with Flash Strap playlists | Next playlist -->

RSS feeds for Explorers Room with Flash Strap: RSSPlaylists feed | RSSMP3 archives feed

| E-mail Flash Strap | Other WFMU Playlists | All artists played by Explorers Room with Flash Strap |

Listen on the Internet  |  Contact Us  |  Music & Programs  |  WFMU Home Page  |  Support Us  |  FAQ

Live Audio Streams: Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3  |  32k Windows

(C) 2020 WFMU. Generated by KenzoDB, (C) 2000-2020 Ken Garson