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Desert Cruising

Nov 2, 2022 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


With Captain Ahab

The latest and greatest in stoner rock, doom metal, fuzz and more.

Every Wednesday 3–5pm on 103.3fm WPRB.

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Ep. 212: 11/2/22


Desert Cruising
3:02 PM
Robert Johnson - Me and the Devil Blues
Robert Johnson Me and the Devil Blues
King of the Delta Blues Columbia/Legacy 1936
3:05 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
3:12 PM
The Animals - I Put a Spell On You
The Animals I Put a Spell On You
Animalization MGM 1966


3:15 PM
Cream - Crossroads (Live)
Cream Crossroads (Live)
Wheels of Fire Polydor Records 1968
3:19 PM
The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil
Beggars Banquet Universal Music Group International 1968

The previous year, they released "

Their Satanic Majesties Request"

3:25 PM
Donovan - Season of the Witch
Donovan Season of the Witch
Sunshine Superman Epic 1966
3:30 PM
Pink Floyd - Lucifer Sam
Pink Floyd Lucifer Sam
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Pink Floyd Records 1967
3:33 PM
Led Zeppelin - Black Mountain Side
Led Zeppelin Black Mountain Side
Led Zeppelin (Remastered) Rhino Atlantic 1969
3:35 PM
Led Zeppelin - The Battle of Evermore
Led Zeppelin The Battle of Evermore
Led Zeppelin IV (Remastered) Rhino Atlantic 1971



3:51 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
3:54 PM
Black Sabbath - N.I.B.
Black Sabbath N.I.B.
Black Sabbath Sanctuary 1970
4:01 PM
Coven - Black Sabbath
Coven Black Sabbath
Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls Nevoc Musick Company 1969
4:05 PM
Black Widow - Come to the Sabbat
Black Widow Come to the Sabbat
Sacifice Mystic Records 1970


4:09 PM
Aphrodite's Child - The Four Horseman
Aphrodite's Child The Four Horseman
666 2xLP Vertigo 1971


4:15 PM
Black Sabbath - Lady Evil
Black Sabbath Lady Evil
Heaven & Hell Sanctuary Records 1980
4:20 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
4:30 PM
Witchfinder General - Friends of Hell
Witchfinder General Friends of Hell
Friends of Hell Heavy Metal Records Limited 1983
4:36 PM
Pagan Altar - Judgement of the Dead
Pagan Altar Judgement of the Dead
Judgement of the Dead Temple of Mystery Records 1984
4:44 PM
Saint Vitus - White Magic / Black Magic
Saint Vitus White Magic / Black Magic
Saint Vitus SST Records 1984
4:49 PM
Electric Wizard - Devil's Bride
Electric Wizard Devil's Bride
Electric Wizard Rise Above Limited 1995
4:56 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
4:58 PM
Blood Ceremony - Into the Coven
Blood Ceremony Into the Coven
Blood Ceremony Rise Above Records 2008
Chat is archived.
Brian 'D' For Donor 3:03:27 PM
OG Satanic guitar music
J 3:03:48 PM
Captain's got the blues
Matt pledged 3:08:02 PM
Black by goddamn Sabbath
Thomas Eagan 3:08:36 PM
Hey team. What's the best app for streaming PRB? On Android.
Donating Supporting Monthly 3:08:50 PM
Come to the Sabbat by Black Widow..."Satan's there!"
J 3:09:01 PM
prophetic dreams...very spooky
Mike Tropiano 3:09:20 PM
Captain Freud
Matt pledged 3:09:25 PM
@thomas me too (android)
Captain Ahab (host) 3:12:53 PM
DSM, that track's coming up!
Captain Ahab (host) 3:13:15 PM
hey friends, how is everyone
Captain Ahab (host) 3:13:22 PM
Who had the best Halloween costume?
Donating Supporting Monthly 3:13:26 PM
Awesome Captain!
Donating Supporting Monthly 3:15:50 PM
My costume was a simple yet spooky ghoul, wouldn't claim best tho
Jon "" Solomon 3:17:42 PM
Hello! Thomas, I know a lot of folks like to listen to WPRB via the TuneIn app. The station should show up on any radio app if you search the call letters and I usually press play straight through
Brian 'D' For Donor 3:20:53 PM
Percussion, piano and bass. No rhythm guitar. Groove and half here.
Brian 'D' For Donor 3:21:16 PM
Keith on the bass definitely
gboss 3:23:02 PM
"Chocolate ice cream with brownie chunks and fresh whipped buttercream icing" - Sympathy for the Devil at Sundae's Homemade Ice Cream in Berlin, NJ
Matt pledged 3:24:19 PM
I didn't dress up for 'Ween, just did bongrips outside so the air would be filled for the parents & kids
Captain Ahab (host) 3:24:30 PM
that sound delish gboss
Captain Ahab (host) 3:24:39 PM
lol Matt
Thomas Eagan 3:27:23 PM
Thanks, Jon!
Matt pledged 3:27:47 PM
Season of the Witch is the best Halloween film installment (H3)
Thomas Eagan 3:28:47 PM
Hey Cap, I made Patates Paçasi the other night!
Matt pledged 3:29:59 PM
Sounds yummy Thomas
Captain Ahab (host) 3:30:00 PM
nice! how did it come out?
Brian 'D' For Donor 3:31:09 PM
Brian 'D' For Donor 3:31:40 PM
Fun song to play this
gboss 3:31:49 PM
Siam cats are the best
gboss 3:32:30 PM
biased towards my two meezers, of course
Thomas Eagan 3:33:01 PM
Potatoes and lots of dairy. Hard to screw up! Stumbled across the recipe a while back and this is my only forum to discuss doom metal and/or Turkish food
Captain Ahab (host) 3:34:11 PM
hahaha fair enough
Thomas Eagan 3:35:04 PM
I believe this is one of Jimmy Page's more esoteric tuning choices
Captain Ahab (host) 3:35:32 PM
Indeed! It's based off folk music
Jen Redlights 3:35:39 PM
Especially grateful for your show today, Captain! Totally needed some DARK history.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:36:15 PM
or rather an arrangement by a folksy band named Pentangle who were reviving folk rock
Captain Ahab (host) 3:37:31 PM
my pleasure Jen!
Captain Ahab (host) 3:37:37 PM
thanks for stopping by
Jen Redlights 3:38:36 PM
Mike Lupica 3:40:40 PM
My fave!
J 3:40:43 PM
such a creepy song...but I still like it.
Matt pledged 3:44:28 PM
Dark history, love it
Matt pledged 3:45:12 PM
Matt pledged 3:47:05 PM
You cant spell PENTAGRAMISH w/out Amish
Donating Supporting Monthly 3:47:52 PM
or PEN
Brian 'D' For Donor 3:48:09 PM
Ahem... "gram"
Thomas Eagan 3:48:24 PM
Lucifer by the Bob Seger System. Maybe not for this show, but HEAVY nonetheless
Matt pledged 3:49:46 PM
Bob Seger System!
Matt pledged 3:50:19 PM
Pentagramish and Minguslike
Bud Burroughs 3:53:51 PM
The folk-rock bands were pretty big in England in the 70s, much more so than in the US. They did plenty of Halloweenish tunes, too (Steeleye Span's "Alison Gross" for instance)
Matt pledged 3:55:26 PM
Ozzy once put "satanist" on a passport/customs form when asked about his religion, in early Sabbath days
Captain Ahab (host) 3:57:04 PM
I need to read his autobiography
Captain Ahab (host) 3:57:08 PM
Apparently it's hilarious
Matt pledged 4:00:32 PM
I bet, he's a fuggin madman & part Neanderthal
Matt pledged 4:04:43 PM
Coven !! 1969!
Donating Supporting Monthly 4:06:31 PM
Here we go!
Matt pledged 4:08:00 PM
Such a cool show today, Ahab! 🐐The squares are quakin'
Jen Redlights 4:08:32 PM
This is so hilarious and amazing, even if I can't get Spinal Tap out of my head now. The flute seals it.
Matt pledged 4:08:51 PM
J 4:08:57 PM
I'm pretty sure my parents would have sat me down and had a little talk if they heard this coming from my room back in the day.
Jen Redlights 4:09:24 PM
@matt YESSSSSS exactly!
Matt pledged 4:09:39 PM
Matt pledged 4:09:45 PM
Brimstoners !!
Matt pledged 4:10:03 PM
Brimstoner rock
Captain Ahab (host) 4:10:34 PM
lol Jen! I almost played Blue Oyster Cult's Don't Fear the Reaper
Captain Ahab (host) 4:10:43 PM
but I know the cowbell jokes would have got out of hand
Matt pledged 4:10:56 PM
Jen Redlights 4:11:27 PM
We can still think about cowbells while listening to every one of these songs, thankfully ;)
Jen Redlights 4:11:48 PM
also, rock needs more chimes
Matt pledged 4:12:06 PM
Ozzy shoulda played a cowbell w/ Sab in addition to harmonica
Matt pledged 4:13:17 PM
Jon Solomon will be playing only STRYPER after Ahab's show
J 4:13:46 PM
Matt pledged 4:14:15 PM
All Stryper all the time. Dubya prb.
Captain Ahab (host) 4:14:22 PM
lolol gotta balance things out
Matt pledged 4:16:16 PM
Lady Evil! RJ Dio! 🤘
Matt pledged 4:17:50 PM
If you see The Pick of Destiny (Tenacious D), Dio did his music part in ONE TAKE-- the first one. Lil Man nailed it.
Mike Tropiano 4:17:55 PM
My mother hid a crucifix in my mattress. It was a major blowup when I removed it.
Matt pledged 4:18:20 PM
What!! @Mike T
Jon "" Solomon 4:18:20 PM
In the interest of equal time, I'll be giving a three hour lecture about the evils of this sort of music.
Matt pledged 4:19:14 PM
@Mike T had the same mom as 🔥 Carrie 🔥🐖🩸
Captain Ahab (host) 4:19:31 PM
lol it's ok I already gave a disclaimer at the start that WPRB does not endorse satanism, or any religious institution, lol
Mike Tropiano 4:20:48 PM
I dunno, sometimes I think worse!
Jen Redlights 4:21:38 PM
satanic panic not to be confused with manic panic
Matt pledged 4:22:16 PM
Black Sab rock crosses (right side up) cuz they got scared they were hexed by actual satanists early on 🤣
Matt pledged 4:22:42 PM
Manic pixie girl panic
Mike Tropiano 4:23:23 PM
I think an amateur exorcism was going on. The power of Christ does compel one.
Matt pledged 4:23:49 PM
Some asshole teens vandalized the Mill recently. I say life in prison or death sentence.
Matt pledged 4:25:46 PM
Ozzy did the "satanist" response just to F w/ the Establishment/travel/visa overlords
Dan Ruccia 4:26:31 PM
This song that John Tobias played on Monday seems appropriate to this conversation:
Matt pledged 4:27:33 PM
Just remember Ahab that while Norway has gone ham wrt black metal, it was actually kickstarted by Per/Dead of Mayhem -- a Swede
Matt pledged 4:29:48 PM
Cool, Dan, looks like a cool little label
Matt pledged 4:33:18 PM
Did Witchfinder General just mention Red Vines ?! 🤣
Matt pledged 4:34:00 PM
Licorice Whips & Satanic Licks: the music of Witchfinder General
Captain Ahab (host) 4:34:00 PM
that's what I heard!
Captain Ahab (host) 4:34:21 PM
and yeah I totally agree about the "F with the system approach" with this passport
Matt pledged 4:34:45 PM
Captain Ahab (host) 4:35:03 PM
I know nothing really about the Norwegian death metal scene but that's interesting about a Swede starting it
Jon Danas 4:35:27 PM
Awesome tunes .
Matt pledged 4:35:57 PM
yeah, Per/Dead invented corpse paint and was the only Swede in a Norwegian band
Captain Ahab (host) 4:36:08 PM
Thanks for that link Dan!
Captain Ahab (host) 4:36:17 PM
thanks Jon Danas!
Matt pledged 4:36:56 PM
Witch. General singer sounds like Ozzy
Jon Danas 4:37:25 PM
Do. Was on vox for lady evil .
Matt pledged 4:37:47 PM
Sweden: we give the world Ikea and blackest wintery metal
Jon Danas 4:38:13 PM
Part 2 we need a bit of SLAyEr!!!
Brian 'D' For Donor 4:38:27 PM
Diverse set o tunes/ bands Ahab. Aphrodite's Child big big sound on that one
Matt pledged 4:38:41 PM
Brian 'D' For Donor 4:38:45 PM
Hey Jon D!
Matt pledged 4:39:52 PM
Such a great show, Ahab, to show how the Dark Lord influenced the desert punk kids making the stoner/desert/doom rock. A crucial piece of the puzzle
Brian 'D' For Donor 4:39:54 PM
And the meatballs & lingonberries Matt
Brian 'D' For Donor 4:40:07 PM
And Abba
Matt pledged 4:40:23 PM
Ja der lingonberries
Dan Ruccia 4:41:03 PM
The Norwegian metal scene is really complicated to navigate. There are lots of actual Nazis... Stay away from Burzum
Matt pledged 4:41:15 PM
Jen Redlights 4:41:58 PM
Did we already talk about "Until the Light Takes Us"? That was a great intro....
Matt pledged 4:42:01 PM
Burzum musically is okay, it's when Count Grishnack opens his fool mouth and gets political
Jen Redlights 4:42:06 PM
Matt pledged 4:43:02 PM
Harmony Korine has a great photo series of black met'lers doing everyday things: mowing lawns, dishes, laundry LOLOLOLOLOL I think Harm understands black metal better than itself
Captain Ahab (host) 4:43:42 PM
Jen I've not seen that docu, will have to add to my list!
Matt pledged 4:43:51 PM
That doc is dope @Jen
Jon "" Solomon 4:44:24 PM
My wife has a copy of Lords of Chaos on her nightstand presently.
Dan Ruccia 4:44:26 PM
Will have to check that out, Jen
Matt pledged 4:45:06 PM
Harm K's photos are called THE SIGIL OF THE CLOVEN HOOF GUIDES THY PATH, and it's black metallers being normal 🤣
Jon "" Solomon 4:45:08 PM
Looks like Until the Light Takes Us is currently free on Tubi.
Jon "" Solomon 4:45:45 PM
One of the directors was in the band Iran, he sadly died in 2016.
Jen Redlights 4:45:47 PM
wild! I was about to post the trailer, too:
Brian 'D' For Donor 4:45:51 PM
Ya been meaning to read that for years Jon. And any other Norwegian/Scand. Black metal books maybe. Quite some crazy stories i hear
Captain Ahab (host) 4:45:57 PM
that sounds amazing Matt, gotta find those photos
Matt pledged 4:45:59 PM
@Jon nice re yer wife! Interesting book 🔥⛪🔥
Matt pledged 4:47:25 PM
Swedish Death Metal by Dan Ekeroth is a fun read, Brian D
Brian 'D' For Donor 4:47:54 PM
Not black metal but reminded of the pics of metallica members in 2000s holding shopping bags outside some clothing big name store. They look very preppy
Matt pledged 4:48:36 PM
Lol Metallica's identity crisis in the 90s/2000s
Brian 'D' For Donor 4:48:38 PM
Matt pledged 4:49:16 PM
Imagine what Cliff Burton would think of Metallica wearing eyeliner
Brian 'D' For Donor 4:49:32 PM
Hetfield in plaid shorts and flip flops hee
Matt pledged 4:50:28 PM
St. Vitus! First heard of them from sticker on Mike Dean of Corrosion of Conformity's bass
Brian 'D' For Donor 4:50:57 PM
Nobody. Beats. The. Wiz.
Matt pledged 4:51:26 PM
Brian 'D' For Donor 4:51:31 PM
Well many do but tis nice low low low note stuff
Matt pledged 4:52:14 PM
Being a wizard alone isn't noteworthy, gotta be a wizard on acid
Matt pledged 4:53:29 PM
Great show Ahab! Love the academic treatment of doom, or joom as the Brits say
Donating Supporting Monthly 4:54:33 PM
Thanks Captain awesome show today!
Captain Ahab (host) 4:54:46 PM
thanks Matt! I never thought I would get into music history but Anatolian Hour was a great intro to it and now I really dig it, ties into my other historical interests funnily enough about the persistence of the occult in early modern intellectual history
Captain Ahab (host) 4:55:19 PM
I'm really into Carlo Ginzburg's work, he'd dig this discussion
Matt pledged 4:55:42 PM
I get depressed after Halloween ends, so this was a great shot in the arm. Keeps the magic going.
Captain Ahab (host) 4:55:43 PM
thanks DSM!
Jon "" Solomon 4:56:52 PM
Good. Stuff.
gboss 4:57:15 PM
Thanks, Captain!
Mike Tropiano 4:57:26 PM
Great show. Thanks!
Jon "" Solomon 4:57:41 PM
J 4:57:46 PM
Interesting historical perspectives - enjoyed the show!
Jen Redlights 4:58:38 PM
P L E D G E !!!
Matt pledged 4:58:46 PM
Captain Ahab (host) 4:59:23 PM
If you feel like joining a cult after this episode, WhY nOt PLedGe to WPrB?
Donating Supporting Monthly 4:59:55 PM
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:00:14 PM
Great show Ahab!
Captain Ahab (host) 5:00:21 PM
Thanks team!