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The Kids Just Don't Understand

Aug 7, 2022 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

With Commie Francis

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Photo: Vashti Bunyan, chillin

Lazy Sunday sounds!

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The Kids Just Don't Understand
12:00 PM
Ohio Express - Turn To Straw
Ohio Express Turn To Straw
Ohio Express Legacy Recordings 1968
12:04 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jean Jacques Perrey - Passport to the Future

12:07 PM
Lewsberg - The Corner
Lewsberg The Corner N
In Your Hands 12XU 2022
originally self-released last year
12:10 PM
Donovan - Ferris Wheel
Donovan Ferris Wheel
Sunshine Superman Epic 1966
12:14 PM
Statuesque - Heavenly Bodies
Statuesque Heavenly Bodies
Angleterre Cassiel Records 1996
https://statuesque.bandcamp.com/
12:18 PM
Go Sailor - Long Distance
Go Sailor Long Distance
Go Sailor Slumberland Records 2022
reissue of comp from 1996, this song originally appeared on an ep from 1995
12:21 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jean Jacques Perrey - Passport to the Future

12:25 PM
Collate - Whatever I Do Is Right
Collate Whatever I Do Is Right
Symptomatic self released 2019
cover of the clean!
12:28 PM
Vashti Bunyan - Jog Along Bess
Vashti Bunyan Jog Along Bess
Just Another Diamond Day Dicristina 1970
12:31 PM
Claudette et Ti Pierre - Vertulie
Claudette et Ti Pierre Vertulie
Camionette Macaya Records 1979
shoutout to Scooter France
12:37 PM
The Five Americans - Sound of Love
The Five Americans Sound of Love
Western Union Abnak Records 1967
12:40 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jean Jacques Perrey - Passport to the Future

12:44 PM
Empire - Enough of the Same
Empire Enough of the Same N
Easy Life / Enough of the Same Munster 2022
orig 1981, members of Generation X
12:48 PM
Brian Eno & John Cale - One Word
Brian Eno & John Cale One Word
Wrong Way Up All Saints Records 1990
12:53 PM
Chumbawamba - An Interlude: Beginning to Take It Back
Chumbawamba An Interlude: Beginning to Take It Back
Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records Agit Prop 1986
12:56 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jean Jacques Perrey - Passport to the Future

1:00 PM
Gordon Bok - Gentle Annie
Gordon Bok Gentle Annie
Turning Toward the Morning Folk-Legacy Records 1975
1:05 PM
The Breeders - Can't Call Home
The Breeders Can't Call Home
Safari 4AD 1992
1:07 PM
France Gall - Attends ou va-t'en
France Gall Attends ou va-t'en
Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son Philips 1965
1:10 PM
Zounds - Dancing
Zounds Dancing
Dancing Rough Trade 1982
1:14 PM
Medicine Singers - Shootingstar Press
Medicine Singers Shootingstar Press N
Medicine Singers Joyful Noise Recordings 2022
1:15 PM
Hackamore Brick - Someone You Know
Hackamore Brick Someone You Know
One Kiss Leads to Another Kama Sutra 1970
1:19 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jean Jacques Perrey - Passport to the Future

1:23 PM
The Magnetic Fields - All the Umbrellas in London
The Magnetic Fields All the Umbrellas in London
Get Lost Merge 1995
1:26 PM
Joan Baez - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Joan Baez Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
1962 - In Concert Part 2 (Remastered) RevOla 2010
1:29 PM
U.N.P.O.C. - Avignon
U.N.P.O.C. Avignon
Fifth Column Domino Recording Co 2003
https://www.unpoc.co.uk/
1:31 PM
Automatic - Realms
Automatic Realms N
Excess Stones Throw Records 2022
1:35 PM
Ty Segall - Saturday, Pt. 2
Ty Segall Saturday, Pt. 2 N
"Hello, Hi" Drag City 2022
1:39 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jean Jacques Perrey - Passport to the Future

1:41 PM
Gideon - Oh! Sweet Love
Gideon Oh! Sweet Love
Oh! Sweet Love / Give It Up Buddah Records 1969
1:44 PM
Curt Boettcher - I've Been Wrong
Curt Boettcher I've Been Wrong
There's an Innocent Face Elektra 1973
1:47 PM
John Foxx - He's a Liquid (Alternative Version)
John Foxx He's a Liquid (Alternative Version)
Metamatic...Plus Metamatic Records 2010
orig 1980
1:50 PM
The Flatmates - Never Coming Down
The Flatmates Never Coming Down
Love And Death (The Flatmates 86-89) The Subway Organization 1990
1:54 PM
Blyth Power - Junction Signal
Blyth Power Junction Signal
Junction Signal All the Madmen 1986
1:57 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jean Jacques Perrey - Passport to the Future

2:00 PM
The Fates - Sheila/She Beats in My Heart
The Fates Sheila/She Beats in My Heart
Furia Taboo 1985
2:07 PM
The Softies - Stranger
The Softies Stranger
The Best Days K 1996
2:08 PM
Julio Erazo Y Su Conjunto - El Indio Chimila
Julio Erazo Y Su Conjunto El Indio Chimila N
The Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 3 V/A Munster 2022
orig early 70s
2:11 PM
Jimmie Rodgers - Any Old Time
Jimmie Rodgers Any Old Time
Train Whistle Blues RCA Victor 1958
orig 1934
2:13 PM
Susan Jacks - You Don't Know What Love Is
Susan Jacks You Don't Know What Love Is
I Thought of You Again Goldfish Records 1973
2:16 PM
Little Ann - Sweep It out in the Shed (Master Tape)
Little Ann Sweep It out in the Shed (Master Tape)
Detroit's Secret Soul Ace Records 2020
orig late 60s
2:19 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jean Jacques Perrey - Passport to the Future

2:23 PM
Eggs - The Obliviist, Part 1
Eggs The Obliviist, Part 1
split with Aurora Paralysis Land Speed 1992
2:25 PM
The Adverts - Fate of Criminals (The Complete Radio Sessions)
The Adverts Fate of Criminals (The Complete Radio Sessions)
The Adverts - Cast of Thousands (The Ultimate Edition) Fire Records 2010
1978 peel session
2:28 PM
Barbara Dane - Bitter Rain
Barbara Dane Bitter Rain
I Hate the Capitalist System Paredon Records 1973
2:32 PM
Drake Tungsten - Chicago @ Night
Drake Tungsten Chicago @ Night
Six Pence for the Sauces - EP Peek-a-Boo Records 1996
2:35 PM
Laurie Anderson - Born, Never Asked
Laurie Anderson Born, Never Asked
Big Science Warner Brothers 1982
2:40 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jean Jacques Perrey - Passport to the Future

2:43 PM
Comus - In the Lost Queen's Eye
Comus In the Lost Queen's Eye
First Utterance Sanctuary Records 2018
orig 1971-ish
2:46 PM
Bikini Kill - Outta Me
Bikini Kill Outta Me
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah / Our Troubled Youth V/A Kill Rock Stars 1992
split with Huggy Bear
2:49 PM
Tuxedomoon - Nite and Day (Hommage a Cole Porter)
Tuxedomoon Nite and Day (Hommage a Cole Porter)
Desire / No Tears Crammed Discs 1978
2:53 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jean Jacques Perrey - Passport to the Future

2:56 PM
Small Faces - Lazy Sunday
Small Faces Lazy Sunday
Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake Immediate 1968
for scratchy vinyl Tim
Chat is archived.
richard lyons 12:10:59 PM
Hello again. Nice to hear you fill in for DJ McSweden. This brick is a brick to throw in capable hands
TAndy 12:11:06 PM
Ohai Commie Francis. Waiting for my bud to get in the car then I'll be off again, but keeping it locked most likely.
Commie Francis (host) 12:12:15 PM
hi tandy and richard! it seems like i just got off the radio and here i am again
Commie Francis (host) 12:12:27 PM
and here you are!
TAndy 12:16:52 PM
>:)
richard lyons 12:27:35 PM
I can't seem to stop playing Lewsberg.
Commie Francis (host) 12:28:19 PM
that's another one that took time to grow on me!
Tim Kilgannon 12:47:39 PM
One vote yes for lazy Sunday
Commie Francis (host) 12:50:56 PM
noted!
David Shortell 12:57:05 PM
It's about an hour too late to play any live versions or alternate takes of "Sunday Morning", eh?
Commie Francis (host) 1:00:15 PM
on one hand yes it's afternoon on the other hand it certainly is mellow
David Shortell 1:05:05 PM
If that was the Ohio Express of “Yummy Yummy Yummy” and “Chewy Chewy” fame at the start of the show, it certainly didn’t sound very “bubblegum” to me.
Commie Francis (host) 1:05:09 PM
here's that vashti interview i was talking about, i think
Commie Francis (host) 1:05:12 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoCe69tJ7TY&t=9s
Commie Francis (host) 1:05:29 PM
the ohio express were multifaceted!
Commie Francis (host) 1:05:36 PM
and there was a real band and a studio band
Commie Francis (host) 1:09:02 PM
they also had an anti police brutality song that was covered by gg allin
Commie Francis (host) 1:09:52 PM
and very closely related bubblegum studio band kasenetz katz super circus had the first song i know of making fun of ronald reagan
David Shortell 1:14:06 PM
Opinion: “bubblegum” was a term used by fuddy-duddy hippies to disparage rock ’n’ roll at the same time they were inventing some rubbish called “rock” to replace it with.
Commie Francis (host) 1:16:22 PM
i guess, i mean bubblegum pop in my book is that specific extremely poppy studio stuff like the ohio express. i'd rather listen to it than a lot of "rock" stuff but it was very manufactured
Commie Francis (host) 1:17:08 PM
i do think there's a reason that early punk hearkened back to girl groups and r&b/rock n roll though!
David Shortell 1:36:17 PM
https://upi.com/News_Photos/view/upi/e996a74356c9d1bbd1fa03301cb649f4/Al-Capp-denies-his-character-Joanie-Phoanie-looks-like-Joan-Baez/
Commie Francis (host) 1:45:50 PM
it's true that doesn't look anything like her!
Commie Francis (host) 1:46:07 PM
but i'm not familiar with that era of lil abner i guess
David Shortell 2:03:12 PM
Don’t get me started about what a horrible person Al Capp was. Years ago, Kitchen Sink Press reprinted the “Li’l Abner” dailies in year-by-year volumes. They started with its debut in 1934, but KSP went out of business before they could get to the 1960’s. I bought them out of historical curiosity but stopped after the Shmoo’s debut in 1948. By that time, I decided the strip and its creator were overrated.
David Shortell 2:03:19 PM
By the time of Joanie Phonie, I think the strip was drawn by an uncredited Frank Frazetta and had taken a nonsensical and shrill view against youth and the New Left. Judging by Capp’s 1971 “The Hardhat's Bedtime Story Book”, he probably cheered for Peter Boyle’s character in “Joe”.
Commie Francis (host) 2:03:36 PM
oh yeah i do know that al capp was a real jerk
David Shortell 2:12:08 PM
Back in the 1940’s, Al Capp called Will Eisner and suggested they do some mutual publicity by parodying each other’s strips. Will did a story in “The Spirit” about ““Li’l Adam, the Stupid Mountain Boy” but never heard back from Capp, who didn’t reciprocate.
Commie Francis (host) 2:26:07 PM
dave the spaz from wfmu sent me a thing he wrote about djing at wpkn in bridgeport when it was still part of the university of bridgeport and the school mascot was the shmoo
Commie Francis (host) 2:26:20 PM
because of course al capp is from bridgeport
David Shortell 2:30:43 PM
So was Walt Kelly, who created a carnival-barker bear in “Pogo” named “P.T. Bridgeport”!
Commie Francis (host) 2:35:50 PM
and so was pt barnum haha
Commie Francis (host) 2:36:33 PM
i grew up in ct and my dad is a big history dork so i know pretty much every famous person from ct from like 1970 and before
David Shortell 2:49:57 PM
I thought myself well versed in Greco-Roman mythology but I don’t remember reading anything about moonmen. Maybe it involved some 13th labor for Hercules I never heard of.
Commie Francis (host) 2:50:15 PM
here's an ancient grecian photo of a moonman http://www.dvddrive-in.com/images/e-h/hercmoonmen3.jpg
richard lyons 2:51:51 PM
Thanks for the great show! Perfect to listen to during Sunday chores:)
Commie Francis (host) 2:51:56 PM
also correction from my own brain it's santa claus CONQUERS the martians
Commie Francis (host) 2:52:16 PM
he conquers them with christmas cheer obvs. starring a young pia zadora
Elton Bong 2:58:18 PM
Thank you for another killer show Commie!!
Commie Francis (host) 2:58:25 PM
thanks for listening!