This is the th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. For more details about EppyFest, including buying tickets, go to eppyfest.
Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible. Change — William Shatner, feat. Many thanks to all listeners and musicians. You can find out more about the festival and buy tickets at eppyfest. Fold 3 — J. Is This Real Life? I hope to see you back for that. This is the one-hundred-and-sixteenth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it.
Many thanks to Epileptic Gibbon for entrusting us with another guest slot. Eppy will be back for the next episode. Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Daniel and Rebsie for recording the interview with me. This presented me with great joy as the pickings were euphoric. This single was one such find. Her voice, great. The sound quality of these recordings, great. The subject matter, wow. So many Big Maybelle singles just reeked of sex.
And comically presented. It became my purchase choice that weekend. Luckily, despite the revolution in stereophonic sound that was going hand in hand with the album format ofmost singles were still issued in mono.
I always had fantasies of this and many tracks by The Doors being the soundtrack to driving through a pitch dark desert in the early hours. I loved Spirit from the get go. Plus they looked good. LA bands tended to. It was welcomed. Their albums were great and hearing them on Top 40 radio made us all feel liberated. Things were pretty good on the airwaves. I was rather content. Despite how fantastic they were, and believe me, fantastic is putting it mildly, I was reeling from the support act that night October 19, : The Kinks.
I walked out of the venue never to be the same again. This was not a common move in the day. The year seemed an eternity away on release and the record contributed to a political and ecological slant the band had taken from inception.
At least I read something to that effect recently. The two singles released from it are seminal. I swiped it from a local album rock station whose late night dj occasionally let me visit. I once recall him adamantly arguing with me about Humble Pie, claiming all their members, instead of just one, were from The Small Faces wrong and that none were from The Herd or Spooky Tooth wrongwhich I desperately tried to point out as incorrect for his benefit.
Nonetheless, I would tolerate him to get the records. Listen: Mr. I think The Mothers were one of the few west coast, Los Angeles to San Francisco, groups that interested me at the time. I was admittedly loyal to the British bands back then. They looked better. It may have been the beards that put me off the US acts. They looked menacing, and dirty and just plain seedy. The style, dreadfully out of step at the time, made for a terrific single. Angel On The Water - Andy Pickford - EP#02: Casablanco (File) must have been a radio station with those call letters somewhere….
Frank Zappa was obviously an insomniac. I mean who has more double albums? And then to constantly tour and put together two labels. Both acts had great album sleeves too. Wild Man Fischer has a story and a half going on. Sounds like David Byrne picked up some vocal tricks from him.
GNP Crescendo not only possessed a great label name, turns out they were one of the small indies with enough taste to issue several of their singles in quality color picture sleeves. Biggest sellers, The Seeds, certainly benefitted most. Never did I hear The Seeds on daytime radio when current, but certainly heard them at night. Just imagine this intro beaming through my transistor for the first time. I tell you in all honesty, the memory is as plain as day.
It, and the song, were one listens. I desperately needed the record on the spot. Pianist Daryl Hooper, already carving the initial model of playing bass on a separate keyboard, not only dominated the overall sound of The Seeds, he also wrote some of their most powerful hooks, all based on simplicity.
Hearing both for the first time, Angel On The Water - Andy Pickford - EP#02: Casablanco (File), late on hot summer nights, clearly left deep impressions. I want them to win. Some of the same folks who championed these kids seem to already be dismissing their debut album for not being up to snuff. Chances are the former may be how the pros in the know heard it, hence ending up as a throwaway B side. Yet another detail in common with The Cramps. Looks like the stars are lining up for greatness to me.
West coast soft rock, not a fan. It was the anti-christ to British music. But initially, The Buffalo Springfield looked as though they may have had promise. I got home and did not love this record later that night.
All struggling for airplay that never came. Proof that some things never changed. The younger, but prettier step sister of Atlantic. How awesome is that? Firstly, there is so little footage that really captures her power and that the media uses. That was with her Kozmic Blues Band Angel On The Water - Andy Pickford - EP#02: Casablanco (File). Then to be fair, the Ed Sullivan and Dick Cavett shows were great as well.
By the time she left the Bay area and was playing nationally, her voice was rasp and tortured; and she was visually a ball of color and fire.
So heads up: seek out some of the aforementioned performances. The second is Clive Davis. Why people line up to credit him with her success sickens me. His resume looks way Angel On The Water - Andy Pickford - EP#02: Casablanco (File) than mine. How fucking dumb Angel On The Water - Andy Pickford - EP#02: Casablanco (File) you be? They were raw and ragged but had swing, a lethally positive combination.
I assume the plan was to polish her for mainstream acceptance. The whole point was her wild abandon. Friday October 11, Syracuse University presented the band at The War Memorial, but you had to be a student to get in. My friend Denny and I begged a security guy to let us in, bless him cause he did! Changed my life. These two pictures are from that night, snapped with my crap camera. I wish I had the negatives as the prints are fading. Check out how little equipment is up on stage.
Still it was loud and out of control. Luckily, Janis played my area many times. I got to see all her line ups through the years. I'd like Benjamin Bratt for Angel, but he's too tall. I loved the Rockford files and would gladly welcome a remake. I just heard who they're casting as Jim and I'm pretty happy about it. That reminds me that I need to get that post up. I think Tom Selleck would make a great choice.
He is probably around the same age that Jim Garner was when he played the part. And Mr. Garner would make a perfect Rocky but I think his health is not that good right now.
Du Tust So Als Wärst Du Ein Fremder, Im Loosing You - John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (Vinyl, LP, Album), Fusion - Government Alpha - Blast Furnace (CDr), Method Man & Redman - Da Rockwilder / Tear It Off (CD), Bound To Reach The End, Never Die Old - The Planet Smashers - Mixed Messages (Vinyl, LP), Finale, Act I: The Threatened Cloud Has Passed Away - The Mikado 1986 London Cast - The Mikado (High, Fräulein, Pardon - Alice Babs - Lollipop (CD, Album)