Friday, May 04, 2007

Archives Of Oblivion playlist, May 1, 2007

The Idiots & Co., The Record Reviewers
Chubby Checker, Goodbye Victoria
R. Stevie Moore, Goodbye Piano
Emitt Rhodes. Holly Park
Fairport Convention, Time Will Show The Wiser
Radio spot for "Colossus: The Forbin Project"
Herb Pilhofer, Montage Northwest
Sound 80, The Theme
Herb Pilhofer, Montage Minnesota
Porter Wagoner, The Rubber Room
The Collectors, Lydia Purple
Tanya Falan, Lydia Purple
Dunn & McCashen, Lydia Purple
The Greenwood County Singers, Lydia Purple
Giant Crab, Lydia Purple
Alexander's Markets, We Make You A Litte Bit Richer
Papercuts, Dear Employee
The Plastic Cloud, Epistle To Paradise
Peter Sarstedt, Many Coloured Semi-Precious Plastic Easter Eggs
Aesop's Fables, And When It's Over
Pearls Before Swine, Sail Away
We All Together, Soy Timido
Ira Cook, What Is A Boy?
Tom Edwards, What Is A Teenage Boy?
Ira Cook, What Is A Girl?
Tom Edwards, What Is A Teenage Girl?
Ted Randal, What Is A DJ?
Ralph Emery, What Is A Truck Driver?
Ted Randal, What Is A Hit?
Mike Douglas, What Is A Square?
Dal Williams, What Is An Indian?
Gary Owens, What Is A Freem?
Herb Pilhofer, Montage Cat
Mike Sammes Singers, Pink Marble Shield
Herb Pilhofer, Pan Am Suite

Live Sound Collage, including:
Seefeel, Climactic Phase 3
Chie Mukai, Solo Improvisations
Excerpts from radio spot for "Colossus: The Forbin Project"
Richard Chamberlain International Fan Club, "A Personal Message From Dick"
Harmonia, Deluxe (Immer Wieder)
Excerpts from "Tomorrow Media"
Harmonia, Monza (Rauf und Runter)
A-LM, "French - Level One, Unit 13"
Abe Ravin, M.D., "Cardiac Auscultation"
Radio spots for "The Andromeda Strain"
"Johnny Carson's Introduction to New York And The World's Fair"
Star Trek, "To Starve A Fleaver"
Marilyn Lambson, "Nutrition And You"
Tangerine Dream, Rubycon

Gershon Kingsley, Kohoutek (instrumental version)
The Millennium, To Claudia On Thursday
The Fugs, Nothing
Nick Nicely, Hilly Fields
The Everly Brothers, I'm On My Way Back Home Again

Monday, April 09, 2007

Spring break!

Archives Of Oblivion is taking a hiatus for the remainder of April.

The show will return on Tuesday, May 1.

In the meantime, there are over 30 hours of musical delights from past shows still available for download. Why not catch up on what you've missed?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Archives of Oblivion playlist, April 3, 2007

Be-Bop Deluxe, Futurist Manifesto
Sandy Denny, It'll Take A Long Time
John Cale, Hanky Panky Nohow (drone mix)
Matching Mole, O Caroline
Canada Dry radio spot for Wink (c. 1965)
Tupper Saussy, New Orleans
The Walker Brothers, The Electrician
Euphoria, Young Miss Pflugg
Frank Sinatra, The Train
Wilco, Ashes Of American Flags
Jack Nitzsche, The Man With The Golden Arm
Dick Clark, Open Letter To The Older Generation
Chad & Jeremy, Teenage Failure
Saint Etienne, Teenage Winter
Dino Desi & Billy, The Rebel Kind
Dick Clark, The Fable Of Fun Country
The Sandpipers, Louie Louie
Spacemen 3, Ecstacy Symphony/Transparent Radiation
Walter Brennan, The Epic Ride Of John H. Glenn
Fifi Barton, The Day John Glenn Came Home
"Music To Sell Chocolate By" [Hershey's]
Johnny Keating, "The 5 ½ Minute Chevrolet Commercial"
Bob Moore, You Sit Around All Day (On Your Afternoon Off)
10cc, I Wanna Rule The World
Chickenman, The Bird Is Born
Jackson 5/Rosey Grier/Bill Cosby, The Day Basketball Was Saved
Jackson Heights, Sunshine Freak

Live Sound Collage, including:

"Sebastian Speaks!"
"I Can Read About Dogs & Puppies"
"Training Your Dog"
Pierre Berton, The Story Of The Klondike
Dr. Michael Fox, Dogtalk
Folke Rabe, What!?
Heldon, Aurore/Doctor Bloodmoney
Charles Amirkhanian, Just

Johnny Cash, Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog
Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends, Kinda Wasted Without You
The Sky Boys with Thurl Ravenscroft, Mad Baby Mad
The Osmond Brothers, Flower Music
Richard Harris, The Hive

Monday, March 26, 2007

No Archives of Oblivion this week, but...

...take a listen to Daniel Tashian's beautiful solo ukelele version of "Morning Girl" from last Saturday's Tupper Saussy tribute at Grimey's Basement in Nashville.

[Apologies--especially to Daniel, whose performance was exquisite--for the less-than-perfect audio quality. (I learned an important lesson about the unsuitability of the Griffin iTalk as a tool for capturing live music.)]

Archives of Oblivion returns next week (April 3).

photo: Lisa Jane Persky

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Remembering Tupper Saussy: Archives of Oblivion, 3/20/07

A celebration of Tupper Saussy's music, from his first recordings--the privately-pressed "Jazz At Sewanee," recorded in the mid-1950's while he was still an undergraduate--to his most recent--the just-released album "The Chocolate Orchid Piano Bar."

Here's the entire show in mp3 form:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

Here's the playlist:

The Neon Philharmonic, radio spot for The Moth Confesses
Tupper Saussy Quartet with Charlie McCoy, A Spoonful Of Sugar
Tupper Saussy, Said I To Shostakovitch
Tupper Saussy Quartet, Unbound
Tupper Saussy, Idol Of His Age
The Neon Philharmonic, Brilliant Colors
The Neon Philharmonic, Cowboy
The Neon Philharmonic, The New Life Out There
The Neon Philharmonic, Morning Girl
The Neon Philharmonic, Got A Feelin' In My Bones
Tupper Saussy, Melissa
Al Hirt, Melissa [w.: Tupper Saussy]
Chet Atkins, Melissa [w.: Tupper Saussy]
Tupper Saussy, I Think I See
Mickey Newbury, Weeping Annaleah [arr. Tupper Saussy]
Pat Boone, Good Morning Dear [w: Mickey Newbury;
arr.: Tupper Saussy]
Mickey Newbury, Sweet Memories [arr.: Tupper Saussy]
Tupper Saussy, Always Be In Love
The Neon Philharmonic, Annie Poor
Roy Orbison, Southbound Jericho Parkway [arr.: Tupper Saussy]
Bobby Bond, One More Mile, One More Town (One More Time)
[prod.:Gant & Saussy; arr.: Tupper Saussy]
Ray Stevens, The Earl Of Stilton Square [w. & arr.: Tupper Saussy]
Tupper Saussy, The Centaur
Tupper Saussy, Toy For R. Stevie
The Neon Philharmonic, Midsummer Night
The Neon Philharmonic, Little Sparrow
The Neon Philharmonic, The Last Time I Saw Jacqueline
The Neon Philharmonic, Morning Girl, Later
Ronnie Von, Onde Foi (Morning Girl)
Rick Ely, Morning Girl
The Lettermen, Morning Girl
Shaun Cassidy, Morning Girl
Al Hirt, The Contrary Waltz [w.: Tupper Saussy]
Tupper Saussy, The Contrary Waltz
Perry Como, Love Don't Care (Where it Grows) [w.: Tupper Saussy]
Tupper Saussy, Fill My Dark
Tupper Saussy Quartet with Charlie McCoy,
Tupper Saussy & The Wayward Bus, The Prophet
Tupper Saussy & The Wayward Bus, Love Hum
Tupper Saussy & The Wayward Bus, Edgar Whitsuntide
Tupper Saussy & The Wayward Bus, The Prophet (Instrumental)
Mama Cass Elliot, Hardee's jingles [w. & arr.: Tupper Saussy]
The Neon Philharmonic, Are You Old Enough To Remember Dresden?
The Neon Philharmonic, No One Is Going To Hurt You
The Neon Philharmonic, Long John The Pirate
The Neon Philharmonic, F. Scott Fitzgerald And William Shakespeare
The Neon Philharmonic, The Mordor National Anthem
Tupper Saussy, Serenade To The Underdog
Tupper Saussy, Things Work Out
Tupper Saussy Quartet with Charlie McCoy, Let's Go Fly A Kite

Tupper 'n' me, looking semi-serious, Santa Monica, 2003
(photo: Lisa Jane Persky)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Tupper Saussy

I've just received the terrible news that Tupper Saussy, one of the only people I've ever known who truly deserved the description "larger than life," died unexpectedly at his home in Nashville earlier this weekend. Tupper wore a lot of different hats, and I'll leave the epic story of his life and times to the obit writers and biographers, but I came to know him through the music he made in the late 60's and early 70's under the guise of the Neon Philharmonic.

When I first became aware of his records, they had more or less been completely forgotten (even his best-known song "Morning Girl," which had been a hit single, had vanished). I couldn't understand why; I thought they contained some of the most iconoclastic and literate songs ever written, and I made it my mission to tell people about them. Eventually, years of pestering various people in the music business paid off, and Rhino allowed me to assemble a definitive Neon Philharmonic anthology, which was released in 2003.

The process of putting that package together had two very wonderful consequences. First, it enabled me to meet and become friends with Tupper, who was as extraordinary and delightful in person as his music had always suggested he would be. Second, having someone around (i.e. me) to tell him that his work had great value inspired Tupper to return to music with a vengeance. He wrote a heap of new songs, dusted off old ones, and with the help of producer Warren Pash (who'd been clobbered by Tupper's music in much the same way I had been some years earlier) he made his first album in 36 years, "The Chocolate Orchid Piano Bar." He played a triumphant comeback gig at Grimey's Basement in Nashville last April to a packed crowd of listeners who couldn't quite believe their good fortune (the photo above by Lisa Jane Persky shows him in action that night). The official release party for the new CD was supposed to be this Saturday...

I loved his music and I loved the man and I will miss him ferociously.

This week's Archives of Oblivion show will be a tribute to him.

The following is the introduction I wrote four years ago for the Neon Philharmonic anthology:

The New Life In Here

Bringing the anthology you're holding in your hands into the world is one of the only things I've ever really wanted to do in the music business, which is kind of terrifying, considering that I've been here for the last decade. I was still a toddler when the Neon Philharmonic had its brief moment in the AM radio sunlight, but I've been mildly (okay, more than mildly) obsessed with this music ever since the moment 15 years ago when a friend pulled a battered 45 out of a pile of old singles in a used record store and handed it to me, saying "this looks like something you'd want."
I spent a big chunk of the 1990's doing work for Warner Bros. Records. At the time, there were still quite a few people at the label who'd been there for 20 or 30 years, and, as I got to know them, I’d eventually wind up sliding our conversations toward the topic of Those Fabulous 60's. A lot of these people were pretty good tale-spinners--I was hardly the only younger person hanging around the building who was hungry to know what it was like back in the good old days--and they were only too happy to tell me about Jimi and Joni and Van and Van Dyke and Neil and Randy and--
"What about the Neon Philharmonic?" I'd ask.
The response was always the same: A blank stare. A look of mild confusion. A long pause. "Uh...I remember the name. They had a hit or something, right? Anyway, lemme tell you about the time I had to take Tiny Tim to a radio station..."
Everyone I talked to had the same fuzzy, borderline-amnesiac response. None of them could figure out why I was so interested in a group they could barely even recall.
I believed then (and now) that the output of the Neon Philharmonic has a genuine and enduring value that has steadily become more obvious in the years since it was recorded. Here's why: the music contained on these two CD's was created in a unique historical moment--the late 60's and early 70's--when the lines that had long divided "serious" from "popular" music had begun to dissolve. In its ambition and eclecticism, the Neon Philharmonic's work compares favorably to that of such contemporaries as Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Webb and the Beatles--all of whom viewed pop songforms as vehicles for more than just two-and-a-half minutes of verse/chorus/verse. The cultural mainstream of 1969 even proved sufficiently porous to admit the Neon Philharmonic into the Billboard charts not once but twice ("Morning Girl" soared to a glorious No. 17; "Heighdy-Ho Princess" reached a somewhat-less-glorious No. 94).
But...while this may have been music of its era, it wasn't really music for its era. I'm not talking about the fact that, "Morning Girl" aside, the Neon Philharmonic didn't sell in large quantities; the music business is littered with those kind of could'ves and should'ves and if-onlys. Rather, I think this music failed to find its audience three decades ago largely because an audience that could really hear it didn’t exist yet. The sound of these records must have seemed more than a bit confusing, even in those anything-goes times: Classical musicians duking it out with Nashville cats and Tijuana brass with a harpsichord-wielding composer serving as ringmaster and referee? What on earth were they thinking? Turn-of-the-millennium audiences take these sort of jump-cut genre-shifts in stride; listeners in the more linear climate of the 1960's must have found themselves hopelessly lost.
In an era in which most of the finest popular music evoked the sensibilities and worldview of youth, the Neon Philharmonic's work was decidedly adult. There's not a lot of flower-power euphoria in this music, despite its brilliant colors; instead, there's a palpable sense of loss, of time running out, of possibilities diminishing. The 60's were defined in large measure by songs of innocence, but Neon Philharmonic songs are all about experience. The group's first album is a self-styled "phonograph opera" whose songs express varying degrees of dislocation, guilt, unrequited yearning and regret. That's not even including "Morning Girl" and its sequel ("Morning Girl, Later"), in which the narrator coolly advises the object of his dwindling affections to grow up and then get lost. The second album tackles the horrors of history and the perils of nostalgia, while serving up a high-seas fairytale in which no one lives happily ever after and an obsessive love song creepily entitled "No One Is Going To Hurt You."
It was the late Don Gant who sang the Neon Philharmonic's songs so beautifully (his storied career as a producer and music publishing executive deserves a far more comprehensive accounting than I can give it here), but the auteur of this music was a restless polymath named Tupper Saussy. At the time he wrote these songs, Saussy was an aesthete in his early 30's whose resume included stints as a jazz prodigy, an advertising man, an actor, a playwright, a session musician, a classical composer and a staff songwriter at the venerable Nashville firm of Acuff-Rose. As I write these words nearly 35 years later, Saussy remains as active and hard to categorize as ever. He's a painter and photographer of some renown. He's working on plays and movie scripts and videos and documentaries. He's written several books that have established him as a maverick political figure of no small controversy. And he's still writing and playing music. His new songs are phenomenal; maybe the world will get to hear them one of these days.
In the meantime, there's the present anthology, which contains everything the Neon Philharmonic recorded for Warner Bros. between 1968 and 1971. Included are both of the group's albums and the long sequence of non-LP singles which followed, as well as three songs committed to tape in late 1970 and left unreleased until now. It's been an honor and a privilege to help this music find a new(er) life out there. Now read your box of Cheerios and listen...

Borges forever!

photos of Tupper Saussy by Lisa Jane Persky

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Archives of Oblivion playlist, March 13, 2007

High Treason, Subterranean Homesick Blues
Johnny Prophet, Lay Lady Lay
Fina Gasoline ad - "Demon of The Highways"
Lollipop Train - Wowie Zowie
Ivor Cutler, Pickle Your Knees
The Glitterhouse, Princess of The Gingerbread
Fina Gasoline ad - "The Pflash Blues"
Van Der Graaf Generator, Aquarian
The Mills Brothers, The Flower Road
The Unspoken Word, Anniversary Of My Mind
Charles Fox Orchestra, San Francisco, San Francisco
The Goons, Eeh! Ah! Oh! Ooh!
Summerhill, Soft Voice
Paul Anka, McDonald's "Nobody Can Do It" spot
Deaf School, Second Honeymoon
The United States of America, Garden Of Earthly Delights
Jennifer Warnes, Needle And Thread
Eddie Lawrence, The Old Philospher Fights Back
Bobby Goldsboro, A Butterfly For Bucky
The Free Design, Bubbles
The Inner Dialogue, Where It's At
The Osmonds, Hey, Mr. Taxi!
Ivor Cutler, Gruts
The Hullabaloo Singers, I Can't Help Myself
Michael Kasberg, Where To Begin
Michael Kasberg, The Way To Whip Inflation
Michael Kasberg, Life Is Full Of Bubbles
Michael Kasberg, Quality Implanted
Michael Kasberg, God Is Macrocosmic
Michael Kasberg, The Void Of The Unemployed
Michael Kasberg, Nightly Writing
Tom Scott, The Honeysuckle Breeze
Fina Gasoline ad - "Do You Think She's…Interesting?"
The Moffs, Look To Find
Hoyt Axton, Ten Thousand Sunsets
Sounds Of The 70's Orchestra, Hourglass

Live sound collage, including:

Takehisa Kosugi, Catch Wave
Steve Reich, Piano Phase (played backwards)
Marvin Miller et al, "Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book"
"Stop Smoking - Hypnosis"
Lawrence Schiller et al, "LSD"
Timothy Leary, excerpts from "Turn On Tune In Drop Out"
T.S. Eliot, "Burnt Norton"

Topmost, The End
Eddie Lawrence, People To Stay Away From
The Pretty Things, Mr. Evasion
Penny Nichols, Moon Song
The Pink Floyd, Candy & A Currant Bun
Rod McKuen, Come, Jef
Fina Gasoline ad - "The Fina Beatles"

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Archives of Oblivion playlist and podcast, March 6, 2007

Here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

Ivor Cutler, Mud
The Joint Venture, Sweet Smoke
Os Mutantes, Bat Macumba
Nipsey Russell, Safe Boating PSA
John Davidson, Safe Boating PSA (Fires & Explosions)
"Grass - A Rock Musical", Make It Illegal
The Polyunsaturates, Everybody Likes It
Traffic, Hole In My Shoe
Brute Force, Nobody Knows What's Going On In My Mind But Me
Liberace, The Impossible Dream
The Savage Rose, Long Before I Was Born/I'm Walking Through The Door
Bubble Up jingle, "Bubble Up Cha-Cha-Cha"
Gong, Prostitute Poem
Harvey Matusow's Jews Harp Band, Afghan Red
Ken Nordine, Magenta
The Idle Race, Girl At The Window
Bubble Up jingle, "Bub-Bub-Bubble Up Bounce"
Twice As Much, True Story
The Love Generation, Consciousness Expansion
Game Theory, Like A Girl Jesus
Joe Brooks, Pretty Much Up To Date (suite)
Eddie Albert, On Being Average
Excerpts from 1976 Exxon Musical - "The Spirit Of Achievement"
Daniel, Revelation
The Downtown Collection, Washington Square
The Definitive Rock Chorale, The Five-Seventeen
Bubble Up jingle, "Bubble-Up Smooch"
The Pink Floyd, Cymbaline
Bubble Up jingle, "Lemon-Lime Merengue"
The Besnard Lakes, For Agent 13
Dr. Ken Baysey And The Hypo-Dermics, Operation Twisted

Live Sound Collage, including:

David McCallum, radio ID
Motorola Stereophonic High Fidelity: Progress In Sound
Bert Tenzer, Can We Escape The Screen Of Blackness?
Pharoah Sanders, Black Unity
Grace Slick, counting song from "Sesame Street"
Spiritualized, Effervescent/Feel So Sad (Glides And Chimes)
Holiday Inn Central Reservations System 1971 Operator's Training Guide
Wooden Shjips, Shrinking Moon For You
J.B. Elliott, A Message To RCA Victor Dealers
Earl Nightingale, What You Should Know About Whole House Air Conditioning
Dr. Herbert G. True ("America's 'Mr. Creativity'"), The Magic In Man
Aram Saroyan, "crickets"
Sounds Galactic, Round Trip Mars

Caravan, If I Could Do it All Over Again I'd Do It All Over You
Big Star, Kanga Roo
Bubble Up jingle, "Kisses In A Bottle"
Scott Walker, The War Is Over (Epilogue)
Glen Campbell, It's Over
Ivor Cutler, Good Morning! How Are You? Shut Up!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Archives Of Oblivion playlist and podcast, February 27, 2007

Here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

Kevin Ayers, There Is Loving/Among Us/There Is Loving
"Dylan Hears A Who", Green Eggs And Ham
Van Dyke Parks, Music For A Datsun TV Commercial
Mason Williams, Baroque-A-Nova
Mason Williams, Greensleeves
Mason Williams, Classical Gas
Van Dyke Parks, Music For Ice Capades TV Commercials
Pat Paulsen, radio spot for The Mason Williams Phonograph Record
Food, Forever Is A Dream
Papercuts, Found Bird
Les Baxter, AC Sparkplugs jingle
Don Robertson, Dawn
Pat Boone, Song To The Siren
The Bee Gees, Harry Braff
Teddy & The Pandas, Basic Magnetism
Dantalian's Chariot, The Madman Running Through The Fields
The Royal Guardsmen, Snoopy For President
"Dylan Hears A Who", Oh The Thinks You Can Think!
Don Randi (produced/arranged by David Axelrod), theme from "Che"
"Dynamic Denton" - original soundtrack
Hey Culligan Man! - radio spot
Tindersticks, City Sickness
James Earl Jones, "Social Security presents: Genius On The Black Side" (5 minute radio show c.1973)
Vincent Price/Orson Welles, "Energy '80" radio spot
The National Gallery, Long Hair Soulful
Harvard Mystery Theatre, Gary
Up With People, Up With People
The Partridge Family, Hello Hello

Live Sound Collage, including:

Lou Rawls, Soul Talk radio spot: "Dead Inside?"
The Hypothetical Prophets, Wallenberg
Arch Oboler, Drop Dead!
Lawrence Schiller et al, The Controversy
Mark Lane, Rush To Judgement
Lady Bird Johnson, A Visit To Washington On Behalf Of A More Beautiful America
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Aus Den Sieben Tagen: Fais Voile Vers Le Soleil
Jackie-O Motherfucker, Michigan Avenue Social Club

Kaleidoscope [UK], The Sky Children
Les Baxter/Kirby Stone Four, AC Sparkplugs jingle
Phil Ochs, The World Began In Ended But Ended In Los Angeles
"Dylan Hears A Who", The Zax
Charles H. Stern Agency, excerpt from "The In Musical Sounds For The 70's" [Artie Butler/Mark Lindsay/Jimmy Webb]

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Archives of Oblivion playlist and podcast, February 20, 2007

This show was my contribution to Luxuria's soundtrack week...

[Apologies to all Canadian listeners; contrary to my remarks on the air, I really do know that Ontario is a province and not a state.]

Here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

The Prisoner, main title theme
The Monkees, Porpoise Song [Head]
Frank Sinatra et al, New York New York [On The Town]
Bobby Womack, Across 110th Street
Harlem Globetrotters, Globetrotters' Theme/Globetrottin'
Quincy Jones, Money Runner [$]
Rhythm Heritage, Theme From 'SWAT'
Isaac Hayes, Theme From 'Shaft'
A Place To Stand (Ontar-i-ar-i-ar-i-o), main theme
Orchestra Luna, Heart [Damn Yankees]
David Rose (produced by David Axelrod), theme from "Bracken's World"
Electronic Concept Orchestra, Mah Na Mah Na [Sweden: Heaven & Hell]
Piero Piccioni, The 10th Victim, main theme
Elvis Presley, medley from "Clambake"
Excerpts from "Hello Down There": Hello Down There, I Could Love You, Hey Little Goldfish, Glub
Open-end interview with Marlo Thomas (from 1970 "That Girl" promo)
Anna Karina (comp.: Serge Gainsbourg), Roller Girl [Anna]
Opal Butterfly, You're A Groupie Girl [Groupie Girl]
Rita Tushingham & Lynn Redgrave, Smashing Time
Nino Rota, Bevete Piu Latte! [Boccaccio 70]
Strawberry Alarm Clock, Pretty Song From "Psych-Out"
Nancy Sinatra, Tony Rome
"Got To Investigate Silicones": The Answer
"Success…And Then Some!" [McDonald's 1971 industrial musical]: excerpts
"Got To Investigate Silicones": Got To Investigate Silicones
Hugo Montenegro, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Lalo Schifrin, Mannix
Live reading from "Co-Star: Slapsy Maxie Rosenbloom"
Daws Butler, Bedrock Twitch [The Flintstones]
Davie Allan & The Arrows, Cycle-Delic

Live sound collage including:

"What's My Line", Original Soundtrack Album
Kojak, A Question of Honor [from Power Records dramatization LP]
Dustin Hoffman/Barbara Harris, excerpts from Who Is Harry Kellerman And Why Is He Saying These Terrible Things About Me?
Peter Boyle, The American Bar Scene [Joe]
Terry Riley, Journey From The Death Of A Friend [Les Yeux Fermes]
Jack Nitzsche, Performance
Carl Stalling (comp.: Raymond Scott), Powerhouse [various Warner Bros. Cartoons]
Wendy Carlos, Suicide Scherzo [A Clockwork Orange]
Can, Mother Sky [The Deep End]

Henry Gibson, Keep A' Goin' [Nashville]
Zander Schloss, Salsa Y Ketchup [Straight To Hell]
Ennio Morricone (vocal: Peter Tevis), A Gringo Like Me [Gunfight At Red Sands]
Jingles for ABC-TV's 1967 fall program lineup
Peter Cook/Dudley Moore, Bedazzled
The Mike Curb Congregation, Burning Bridges [Kelly's Heroes]
Lulu, The Man With The Golden Gun
Springfield Revival, Come Follow Follow Me [The Little Ark]
The Cowsills, Love American Style
Maureen McGovern, The Morning After [The Poseidon Adventure]

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Archives of Oblivion playlist and podcast, February 13, 2007

The second and third hours of the show were a special pre-Valentine's Day romance-fest.

Here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2 [this link is now fixed!]
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

Here's the playlist:

Concert Band Series '73, "Shaft" medley
John KaSandra, Mose
7-Up commercial (c.1968), Moog Uncola Song
Quincy Jones, portable radio promo spot
Quincy Jones/Bill Cosby, Hikky Burr
Jack In The Box restaurants flexidisc, "How Pain Helps Us"
Mama Cass Elliot, Hardee's jingles
Josie And The Pussycats, With Every Beat Of My Heart
The Fifth Dimension, Carpet Man
7-Up commercial (c.1968), Nashville Uncola Song
Ted Hamilton, Elegy For What's His Name
Paul Williams, Time
Chad Mitchell, Jane Jane
Terry Callier, Trance On Sedgewick Street
Brigitte Fontaine, Comme A La Radio (English version)
Dick Summer, Getting To Know You
Tom Clay, Whatever Happened To Love?
Anthony Newley, I Flooded You With My Love
101 Strings Orchestra, This Guy's In Love With You
Lois Wyse, I Think I Love You
Dick Summer, Thin Line
Rod McKuen, A Cat Named Sloopy
Dick Whittinghill, Tribute To A Dog
Burt Reynolds, A Room For A Boy Never Used
Dick Summer, Trust Me
John Dall, This Is My Beloved
The English Congregation, Softly Whispering I Love You

Valentine Sound Collage, including:

"The Groupies"
Hugh Hefner, Playboy 25th anniversary interview album
How To Pick Up Girls, "The Street Pick Up"
Christopher Recordings on Sex Instruction, "The Marriage Union"
"Fornicating Female Freaks"
Jim Lange, "The Dating Game Party Record"
"Sex Explained For Children"
Nurse With Wound, Cold
Fennesz, Got To Move On
Couch, Plan

Lavender Jane, View From Gay Head
The Sounds Of Love, Scented Wind
Kim Fowley/Rodney Bingenheimer, Search For A Teenage Woman
Dick Summer, Winter Of The World
7-Up commercial (c.1968), Professor Irwin Corey Explains The Underground
Apollo 100, Joy

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Archives of Oblivion playlist and podcast, February 6, 2007

Here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

Here's the playlist:

Dick & Deedee, One In A Million
Michelangelo, Son We've Left The Room Just Like You Left It
Lulu, The Boat That I Row
Roi-Tan cigars, three commercials (c.1967)
Rogerio Duprat, Baby
The Going Thing, Salute To The Sixties
Quincy Jones, portable radio promo spot
The Sandals, Children Of The Sun
Musical spot for portable radio promotion, "General"
Voices of Vista (5 min. radio program c. 1966), guests: The Critters
The Sandpipers, Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls
Him, He & Me, Carousels Calliopes Kaleidoscopes and Clowns
The Arbors, Love Is A Groovy Game
Rick Nelson, Marshmallow Skies
Roi-Tan cigars, commercial (c.1967)
Gerry Pond, The Happiness Song
The Fallen Angels, A Horn Playing On My Thin Wall
Bob Ray, Smog City
Musical spot for portable radio promotion, "Sports"
David McWilliams, The Days of Pearly Spencer
Harvard Lampoon, 17 Miles From Waukegan My Canteloupe Died
The New Mix, While We Waited
Michael Kasberg, Now Reagan's In Charge
Michael Kasberg, Drug Addiction Rampant
Michael Kasberg, When Do We Eat?
Michael Kasberg, Ha Ha Ha Ha H-a-a-a!
Michael Kasberg, Death Is A Lifeless Lie
Michael Kasberg, What Does The Public Want To Hear?
John Trubee, A Blind Man's Penis
Gene Marshall, Jimmy Carter Says "Yes"
Roi-Tan cigars, commercial (c.1967)
Billy Howard, King Of The Cops
10cc, Rubber Bullets
Primo People, Macarthur Park
David McCallum, Mellow Yellow

Live Sound Collage, including
Gaynor & Dorothy Maddox, Hear How To Plan The Perfect Dinner Party
Arnie Lawrence & Children Of All Ages, Inside An Hour Glass
Unknown jazz combo, music for Benjamin Moore paint commercial, c. 1966
John Cage & Lejaren Hiller, HPSCHD
Decayes, Deur Muten
"Take A Lively Companion Wherever You Go" portable radio promo spots: Quincy Jones/Vaughn Meader/Tito Puente/Gloria Lynne/The Johnny Mann Singers

Ultimate Spinach, Visions Of Your Reality
Mitch Miller/European Holiday, Dealer In Dreams
Mitch Miller/European Holiday, Trip Of Your Dreams
Mitch Miller/European Holiday, The Gourmet Song
Mitch Miller/European Holiday, Heavenly Holiday
Mitch Miller/European Holiday, Traveling Through Europe
Mitch Miller/European Holiday, Entre Nous
John Rydgren, Music To Watch Girls By
Roi-Tan cigars, commercial (c.1967)
Lesley Gore, portable radio promo spot

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Archives of Oblivion playlist and podcast, January 30, 2007

Here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

Here's the playlist:

Fire & Ice, Ltd., I Just Thought Of The Moon
Cannonball Adderley, Virgo
Gabor Szabo, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
John Schroeder, Witchi-Tai-To
The Mandrake Memorial, Earthfriend
Food Safety PSA
Noah, Suite For An Antique Lady
Nick Garrie, The Nightmare of J.P. Stanislas
Sandie Shaw, Your Time Is Gonna Come
The Living Strings, Beth
Lee Hazlewood, For One Moment
Lee Hazlewood, Rainbow Woman
Lee Hazlewood, Fred Freud
Lee Hazlewood, Charlie Bill Nelson
Phil Harris, That's What I Like About The South
Hoosier Hot Shots, I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)
Fred Waring, Dry Bones
Ray Stevens, The Earl Of Stilton Square
Tony Bennett, Eleanor Rigby
Andy Williams, Up Up And Away
Bill Cosby, Grover Henson Feels Forgotten
Sonny Bono, Laugh At Me
Frank Sinatra, radio spot for Watertown LP
Chad Mitchell, Goodbye & Hello
[15-minute excerpt from] The Oldsmobile For '60 Musical, Who Could Ask For Anything More?
Giles Giles & Fripp, The Elephant Song
Uncle Bill, The Mighty Quinn
Rod McKuen, Ballad Of Hollywood
Napoleon XIV, Split Level Head

Live Sound Collage, including:
Dr. Bergen Evans, Vocabulary Studies
Western Electric Corp., The Dialect Of The Black American
Charles L. Tooman, I'm Tired Of Talking About Sex Education
BBC Archives, English With A Dialect
"Aprenda Mientras Duerme: Ingles"
International Harvester, Skordetider
Faust, Krautrock

Pearls Before Swine, Translucent Carriages
Procol Harum, TV Caesar
The United States Of America, The American Metaphysical Circus
Andre Hodeir, excerpt from Anna Livia Plurabelle

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Archives Of Oblivion playlist and podcast, January 23, 2007

The first show of 2007! (Brought to you--39 years after the fact--by Gorilla Milk!)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

Ronnie Von, Onde Foi
Phil Ochs, Tape From California
Slapp Happy, The Drum
Ray Brown, Good Day Sunshine
Fred Lane, White Woman
Gorilla Milk radio spot 1
Chad & Jeremy, The Emancipation of Mr. X
The Brain, Nightmares In Red
The Kaplan Brothers, Epitaph
Gorilla Milk radio spot 2
Bobby Shad & The Bad Men, I Want You Back
Bill Plummer & The Cosmic Brotherhood, Journey To The East
Richie Havens, Putting Out The Vibration And Hoping It Comes Home
The Sunshine Company, Rain
Mickey Newbury, Just Dropped In
Gorilla Milk radio spot 3
T.I.M.E., Tripping Into Sunshine
Morning Glory, Jelly Gas Flame
The Spike Drivers, Baby Won't You Let Me Tell You How I Lost My Mind
Spirit, Gramophone Man
Bert Sommer, Things Are Going My Way
Gorilla Milk radio spot 4
Maffitt/Davies, Forest Lawn
Bob Lind, Mister Zero
Jackie-O Motherfucker, Hey! Mr. Sky
Michael Head & The Strands, Undecided (Reprise)
Murray Head, Say It Ain't So Joe
Gorilla Milk radio spot 5
Billy Mackenzie, Winter Academy
Bee Gees, Melody Fair
The Hobbits, Men And Doors
Gorilla Milk radio spot 6
Bill Fay, Garden Song
Jefferson Airplane, Rejoyce

Live Sound Collage including:
Bert Tenzer, "The Newest Member Of The Family"
"New Communications Era," filmstrip soundtrack
Jim Roche, Bubble Blower
Richard Robinson's "Rock Stars", 8/27/69 episode
Edgar Froese, Macula Transfer
Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co., Ceres Motion
Laraaji, Dance #1

Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure
Genesis*, Journey To The Moon Part I
Gorilla Milk radio spot 7
Genesis*, Journey To The Moon Part II
Gorilla Milk radio spot 8
Bongwater, Love Life
Gorilla Milk radio spot 9
The Assembled Multitude, Ohio
Gorilla Milk radio spot 10
The Insect Trust, Our Sister The Sun

* - no, not THAT Genesis...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Archives of Oblivion 2007 Season Premiere...coming January 23rd!

After a month-long hibernation period, Archives of Oblivion returns on January 23rd with all-new/all-now episodes coming your way each Tuesday from 2PM to 5PM PDT. Just point your browser to Luxuria Music and let the sonic wonderment begin!

Our 2007 Season Premiere will feature the usual complement of forgotten delights, including the complete 1968 radio advertising campaign (featuring music by psychedelic cult heroes Quatrain) for Pillsbury's long-gone instant breakfast product Gorilla Milk. You don't dare miss it...

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Archives of Oblivion playlist and podcast, December 19, 2006

This was the official Christmas episode, as well as the last Archives of Oblivion for 2006. I'm taking a holiday hiatus, but I'll be back in 2007 with much, much more. Stay tuned...

Here's the entire show:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

Here's the playlist:

Christmas Seals PSA - Tom Bosley
Yoko Ono, Listen The Snow Is Falling
Christmas Seals PSA - Tony Randall
Tony Randall & Jack Klugman, You're So Vain
Christmas Seals PSA - Rodney Dangerfield
Marvin Gaye, Purple Snowflakes
National Lampoon, Kung Fu Christmas
Claudine Longet, I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You
Nydia Caro, Ask Me What I Want For Christmas
Christmas Seals PSA - George Takei
Babs Gonsalves, Be-Bop Santa Claus
Douglas Leedy, Joy To The World
Wizzard, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Christmas Seals PSA - Bob Barker
Claudine Longet, Snow
"Bestline Products", It's A Wonderful New Woman's World
Bert Kaempfert, A Swingin' Safari
The John Gregory Orchestra, The Six Million Dollar Man Theme
Elmer Bernstein, Frankie Machine
The Alan Copeland Singers, Baroque-A-Nova
"Bestline Products", It's A Wonderful New Bestline World
The Driving Stupid, Green Things Have Entered My Skin, Gladys
Jimmy Jukebox [Kim Fowley], Motor Boat
The Super Stocks, Cheater Slicks
The Meditations, Transcendental Meditation
Simon & Garfunkel, Silent Night/7 O'Clock News
Bobby The Poet, White Christmas/Weather Report
Becky Lamb, Little Becky's Christmas Wish
Becky Lamb, Love, Tommy
Becky Lamb, If I'm Elected President In 1968
The Goons, I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas
Mission Viejo Singers, Christmas Makes Our Home A Hometown Again
Louis Armstrong, 'Zat You, Santa Claus?
Allan Sherman, 12 Gifts Of Christmas
The Moog Machine, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The Hello People, It's A Monday Kind Of Tuesday
Bobby Gentry, Refractions
Duane & Miriam Eddy, Guitar On My Mind
"The Sound Of Dissent", Peace March
Chrysalis, Dr. Root's Garden
Uncle Bill, Yummy Yummy Yummy
Mortimer, Dedicated Music Maker

Sound Collage featuring:
Dragnet, The Christmas Story
Acid Mothers Temple, Pink Lady Lemonade
Jack Webb, excerpts from the motion picture "The D.I."
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, Yulesville
Christmas Seals PSA - Phyllis Diller
"Let's Act As Consumers", I'm A Consumer
Don Cherry, Eternal Rhythm
Excerpts from "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Homemade Theatre, Santa Jaws
"Pepsi-Cola presents New Year's Eve At Disneyland", excerpts
Galaxie 500, Listen The Snow Is Falling
Christmas Seals PSA - Hal Holbrook
Toys For Tots PSA - Jimmy Durante

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Archives of Oblivion, December 12, 2006

Technical glitches consumed the bulk of what would have been my show this week. Things should be back to normal next Tuesday the 19th. Expect holiday mayhem a-go-go!

The December 19th show will be my last for 2006, as Archives Of Oblivion will be taking a holiday hiatus and returning in January.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Beatle-sploitation special, December 8, 2006

This show was part of a day-long Beatles tribute/deconstruction staged by Luxuria Music on December 8th. I had the pleasure of being joined in the studio by the amazing Steve Stanley, who brought along some incredible records.

Here's what went down over the course of three hours:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

Here's the playlist:

Andy Zax:

The Brothers Four, Revolution
The Four Freshmen, Lady Madonna
Bill Cosby, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Browning Bryant, Yesterday
The Tijuana Sound, The Ballad of John & Yoko
National Lampoon, Magical Misery Tour
The Kings Singers, Strawberry Fields Forever
Allan Sherman, Pop Hates The Beatles
Peter Sellers, A Hard Day's Night
Dionne Warwick, We Can Work It Out
The Durham Ox Singers, Revolution 9
Paul Frees (as Charlie Chan), Let It Be
Anita Kerr Singers, All You Need Is Love
Kozmon, Yoko & John
Electronic Concept Orchestra, Penny Lane
The Bagels, Meet The Bagels singing I Want To Hold Your Hair
The Bagels, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)
Big Ben Banjo Band, Norwegian Wood/Rain/Nowhere Man
Kathy McCord, I'm Leaving Home
Marilyn Michaels, Got To Get You Into My Life
Terry Knight, Saint Paul

Steve Stanley:

Keith Green, Sgt. Pepper's Epitaph
The California Poppy Pickers, Yellow Submarine
The Justice Department, Let John & Yoko Stay
The People, Come Back Beatles
Toothpick Tommy & The Truckers, Bip Bop
The Mystery Tour, The Ballad Of Paul
Billy Shears & The All-Americans, Brother Paul
Rainbo (Sissy Spacek), John You Went Too Far This Time
Gershon Kingsley, Nowhere Man
The Ronnie Cole Trio, My Sweet Lord
Roger Nichols Trio, I'll Be Back
Vic Lewis Orchestra, Come And Get It
Tina Ferra, R is for Ringo
The Bantams, Ticket To Ride
The Hard Times, Here There and Everywhere
Kings Road, Mother

Andy Zax sound collage featuring:

John Oswald, Btls
John Lennon, Tower Records ad
John Lennon & Yoko Ono, John & Yoko
John Lennon, "Lennon Remembers" interview
John Lennon, 1979 diary tape
Casey Kasem, Letter From Elena
The Wild Honey Singers, That Would Be Something
John Andrews Tartaglia, Within You Without You
John Andrews Tartaglia, I Am the Walrus
801, Tomorrow Never Knows
Yoko Ono, Mind Train

Andy Zax/Steve Stanley:

Charter Sound Series Vol. 5 for Concert Band, Portrait of Lennon/McCartney(A Hard Day's Night, And I Love Her, Day Tripper, Hey Jude)
John Lennon, Thrifty Drug ads
"Switched-On Beatles", Strawberry Fields Forever
The Good Ship Lollipop, Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Jackie & Roy, Fixing A Hole
The Vulcanes [David Axelrod], Liverpool
The Fall, A Day In The Life

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Archives Of Oblivion playlist, December 5, 2006

Here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

Here's the playlist:

The Soulful Strings, Paint it Black
Sebastian Cabot, Who Killed Davey Moore?
"Glorshon Wars" PSA, Cooperation
The Human Beinz, It's Fun To Be Clean
The Cowsills, The Milk Song
The Voices Four, Sim Shalom
The New Folk, Love Comes Down
The Moon, Someday Girl
The Sound Of Feeling, Hurdy Gurdy Man
The Turtles, Sound Asleep
David McCallum, The Edge
Howard Roberts, Spinning Wheel
David Rose, Workin' On A Groovy Thing
Lou Rawls, Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)
The Electric Prunes, General Confessional
Loretta Swit, I Hate Listerine
"The Bathrooms Are Coming!" My Bathroom Is A Private Kind Of Place
"City Ice" radio spot
Peggy Hayama, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (in Japanese)
"How To Buy Meat," Bacon Window PSA
Sammy Davis Jr., I'm Over 25 - But You Can Trust Me
Lt. Garcia's Magic Music Box, El Hombre
James Last, Mr. Giant Man
Pink Umbrellas, Raspberry Rainbow
Stonepillow, There's Good News Tonight
"The Space Alphabet," Hydrogen & Helium
Uncle Jim, Go Where The Action Is
[music bed: Douglas Leedy, Entropical Paradise]
Robert Preston, Chicken Fat
Jackson 5, Corner Of the Sky
The Osmonds, Flirtin'
The Credibility Gap, You Can't Judge A Book By Its Hair
Excerpt from "Tomorrow Radio"
Fairchilds, (I Couldn't Think About Livin' Without You) Thinkin' Bout Me
Lothar & The Hand People, L-O-V-E
The Baroque Inevitable, Yellow Submarine
The American Breed, Cool It

Live mix, including:
"New Communications Era"
"The Complacent Americans"
"If The Bomb Falls"
Tobie Lurie, "Dow Chemical Jones"
Kurt Vonnegut, excerpts from "Slaughterhouse-Five"
Leonard Nimoy, excerpts from "There Will Come Soft Rains" (Ray Bradbury)
[music beds: Miles Davis, He Loved Him Madly; The Velvet Underground, live 1/14/66]

Momus, What Will Death Be Like?
The Bugaloos, The Bugaloos
Jimmie Haskell, California Fairy Tale/Barbara
The Hullaballoo Singers, Help
Bing Crosby, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
"How To Buy Meat," Steaks For Broiling PSA
The Partridge Family, I'm On My Way Back Home Again

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Archives Of Oblivion playlist and podcast, November 28, 2006

Here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

Also...if you've had problems trying to download the November 21st show, the links are now fixed.

Here's the playlist:

Dory Previn - 20 Mile Zone
Percy Faith - I Think I Love You
"The Mad Show" OST, Eccch!
Bernard Chabert, Olga Seltzer
The David, Another Day, Another Lifetime/I Would Like To Know
"Podiatry As A Career," radio spot
The Love Generation, Groovy Summertime
Col. Jubilation B. Johnston And His Mystic Knights Band And Street Singers, Secret Agent Man
Burt Ward, Orange Colored Sky
Burt Ward, Boy Wonder I Love You
The Mothers Of Invention, Brown Shoes Don't Make It
Ray Stevens, Mr. Businessman
The King's Singers, Space Oddity
Fairfield Parlour, Aries
J.K. & Co., Fly
The Sounds Of Today, And It's Called Groovy
Bobby Goldsboro, Trusty Little Herbert
Bobby Goldsboro, Watching Scotty Grow
Bobby Goldsboro, The Straight Life
Bobby Goldsboro, Summer (The First Time)
"Kid Power" OST, Kid Power
Bobby Gimby, The New Generation
Rodney Allen Rippy, Take Life A Little Easier
Danny Bonaduce, The 59th Street Bridge Song
The Do-Re-Mi Childrens Chorus, Up Up & Away
Browning Bryant, Sweet Caroline
Miss Abrams & The Strawberry Point 4th Grade Class, Mill Valley
[group name withheld], Kitsy's House
"Songs Of Friendship, Safety, Health & Manners," When You Go To A Show
"Electric Company" OST, Sign Song
"Sesame Street" OST, I Love Trash
Ricky Segall & The Segalls, Say Hey Willie
"A Child's Introduction To French," Simon Says
Little Jimmy Osmond, Killer Joe
The Wild Honey Singers, Dear Prudence
The Oneness Space, The Oneness Space
Lena Zavaroni, River Deep Mountain High
Year 2000, Pop Goes The Weasel

Live mix, including:
Art Linkletter, We Love You...Call Collect
"Howls, Boners and Shockers from Art Linkletter's House Party Kid Interviews", various excerpts
Dick Whittinghill, Apology At Bedtime
Dick Whittinghill, The Square
"The Drug Scene - Like It Is," various excerpts
"The Wonderful World Of Teens," Tony Randall segment
Laura Huxley, Rainbow Walk
"Pierre's French Menu Guide," various excerpts
[musical backing: The Necks, Fatal; Buffalo Daughter, Cyclic; Glenn Branca, Symphony No. 5, 1st movement]

Dion, Your Own Back Yard
"Lost Horizon" OST (Bobby Van), Question Me An Answer
The Plastic Cloud, Epistle To Paradise
Nilsson, I Said Goodbye To Me
Black Box Recorder, The Art Of Driving
Laurie Styvers, Beat The Reaper

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Archives Of Oblivion playlist and podcast, November 21, 2006

Here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening]

Peter Hammill, Re-Awakening
Doc Severinsen, The Court Of The Crimson King
Ennio Morricone, The Ecstacy Of Gold
Brute Force, In Jim's Garage
Lionel Bart, excerpt from Isn't This Where We Came In?
Richard Harris, The Yard Went On Forever
Stephen Monahan, Long Live The King
Scott Walker, It's Raining Today
Judy Henske/Jerry Yester, St. Nicholas Hall
Arcesia, Soul Wings
Euphoria, Lisa
Kevin Ayers, Lady Rachel
The Wayward Bus, Edgar Whitsuntide
The Neon Philharmonic, Cowboy
Charles Martin, I Am Music
Gale Garnett & The Gentle Reign, Freddie Mahoney
The Divine Comedy, Party Fears Two
Donafaye, The Peacock Says 'Coo-Coo'
The Appletree Theatre, I Wonder If Louise is Home
Christensen & Tartaglia, Spires
The Incredible String Band, The Minotaur's Song
"Pink Panther Punk", It's Punk
"Songs & Games Of Physical Fitness", Foot To Head
Bob McAllister, Have You Heard Any Good News?
Phil Harris, The Thing
Wildman Fischer, The Taster
Joe E. Ross, Ooh! Ooh!
The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spacecraft
excerpt from "Mannerstown, the Please & Thank You City"
The Capes & Masks, The Eagle's Nest (Computer Word Scrambler)
The Dynamic Batmen, Batman Theme

Live mix, including:
Batman, "The Joker's Utility Belt"
Dion McGregor, The Flight
Chiitra Neogy, The Perfumed Garden
DDC Learning Aid For Chemistry

The Dynamic Batmen, Pow!
National Lampoon, Remember Those Fabulous Sixties?
Jackie & Roy, Fixing A Hole
Petula Clark, I Know A Place
Woody Allen, Blindness PSA
Cockney Rebel, Tumbling Down

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Archives of Oblivion playlist and podcast, November 14, 2006

Here's the show (minus a few lost seconds in between sections):

Update, 3/20/07: I've had to take the mp3's offline due to some storage issues. I hope to have it avilable again shortly. In the meantime, if you're dying to hear it, drop me an email --andyzax-at-hotmail-dot-com--and we'll work something out.

Here's the playlist:

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Casino Royale
The Sounds Orchestral - 007
Roland Shaw & His Orchestra - Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Magazine - Goldfinger
Roland Shaw & His Orchestra - Diamonds Are Forever (Reprise)
Nancy Sinatra - You Only Live Twice
Soft Cell - 007
Sammy Davis Jr. - John Shaft
Mike Post Coalition - Bubblegum Breakthrough
James Last - Silver Machine/Children Of The Revolution/School's Out
Tartaglia - I Am The Walrus
Ken Nordine - I Used To Think My Right Hand Was Uglier Than My Left
Patty Waters - Jax Beer Commercial
Ray Martin - Hoodunit
The Young Americans - Bowling Green
Kelly Gordon & Shorty Rogers - Baja Boat
Grady Tate - I Got Six
Johnny Harris - Paint It Black
Claudia Brücken & Andrew Poppy - Drive In Saturday
Brigitte Fontaine - Mendelsohn
Lotte Lenya - Seerauberjenny
Johnny Hallyday - Je Suis Fou
Charlotte Gainsbourg - AF607105
Pan-Am commercial - "The Name Of The Game Is Go"
Blossom Toes - Look At Me I'm You
The Attack - Created By Clive
Kaleidoscope (UK) - Faintly Blowing
The Dipsomanics - Dulcimer's Dream
Roy Harper - Sgt. Sunshine
Hearts & Flowers - Ode To A Tin Angel
Marty Gold/Donald Hulme - Classical Gas
Sid Bass/Moog Espana - Spanish Flea
Claude Denjean - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Electronic Concept Orchestra - Hey Jude
The Zeet Band - Beaver Boogie
Sounds Of The 70's Orchestra - Hourglass
The Gentle Rain - Lonely Jelly
Henry Morgan - Poetry And Jazz

Live mix including:
Dick Summer - Getting To Know You
Psychonetix presents "Be Irresistibly Female"
Muriel Davis Grossfeld - Club 15 Exercises
"J" - The Way To Become The Sensuous Woman
Toby Lurie - Mantra

Soupy Sales - Muck-Arty-Park
Rotary Connection - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun
excerpt from Dragnet - "The LSD Story"
Jack Webb - Try A Little Tenderness

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Archives of Oblivion playlist and podcast, November 7, 2006

This was a special Election Day extravaganza, crammed with all manner of forgotten Americana.

Here's the entire show (minus a few lost seconds in between sections):

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

[please download the files before listening; it helps conserve bandwidth and allows more people to hear the music]

Here's the playlist:

Henry Gibson - 200 Years
Gene Marshall - Jimmy Carter Says "Yes"
Shad O' Shea - Goodbye Sam
Byron MacGregor - The Americans
Johnny Sea - Day Of Decision
Dave Ballard - I've Had It
Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction
The Spokesmen - Dawn Of Correction
Mike Post - For My Home
Tony Dolan - Abolish, Abolish
Janet Greene - Fascist Threat
Senator Everett Dirksen - Gallant Men
Gail Martin - I Wish That Everett Dirksen Was All Mine
Senator McKinley & Senator Bobby - Mellow Yellow
Senator Bobby - Wild Thing
Victor Lundberg - An Open Letter To My Teenage Son
Keith Gordon - A Teenager's Answer
Robert Tamlin - A Teenager's Open Letter To His Father
Every Father's Teenage Son - Letter To Dad
Smooth Lundvall & The New Happiness - Dear Chester
Victor Lundberg - To The Flower Power
Oscar Brand - Buckle Down With Nixon
Denver, Boise & Johnson - The '68 Nixon (This Year's Model)
Rod & The MSR Singers - Richard Nixon
Jerry DeLee - Nixon Is Fixin' (The Peace Of The World)
Kathryn & Duffy & The Enemies List - Nixon's The One
The Vic Caesar Orchestra & Chorus - Nixon's The One
Mono Puff - Nixon's The One
Dickie Goodman - Watergrate
The Creep - Haldeman, Erlichman, Mitchell & Dean
David Martin - Do The Nixon
James Brown - Funky President (People It's Bad)
Tom T. Hall - Watergate Blues
Buddy Starcher - History Repeats Itself
Gary Owens - The Presidents
Homer & Jethro - Great Men Repeat Themselves
Buddy Starcher - History Repeats Itself, Part II

Live mega-mix, including:
Dave Ballard, Is Patriotism Old-Fashioned?
Spiro Agnew, Challenge To The Hippies
1973: The World In Sound
Keith Olbermann, Special Comment, 10/18/06 (Habeas Corpus)

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Comment
Tom Clay - What The World Needs Now/Abraham, Martin & John
Up With People - Which Way America?
Bob Starr - Stop This Energy Crisis
I Like Ike (from "Sing Along With Millard Fillmore")
Nikita The K - Go Go Radio Moscow
Major Hershel Gober - Picture Of A Man
Albert Brooks - A Phone Call To Americans

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Archives Of Oblivion playlist, October 31, 2006

This was the special Halloween-themed extravaganza...

The first 80 minutes of the show are here.
The final 65 minutes of the show are here.
(The missing 35 minutes are missing because I got distracted and forgot to record them. This is highly unfortunate, because they were really good.)

[Please download the files before listening. It really helps to conserve my bandwidth.]

Here's the playlist:

Alfred Hitchcock - Music To be Murdered By
Chilling Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House - The Haunted House
The Shaggs - It's Halloween
John Cale - Fear Is A Man's Best Friend
Bob McFadden & Dor - The Mummy
The Fall - I'm A Mummy
Bob McFadden & Dor - Son of The Mummy
Chilling Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House - The Very Long Fuse
Frankie Stein & His Ghouls - Weerdo The Werewolf
Paul Frees [as Peter Lorre] - Hey Jude
Alfred Hitchcock - I'll Never Smile Again
Dr. Seuss - What Was I Scared Of?
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - "I Got A Rock"
Louise Huebner - Orgies: A Tool Of Witchcraft
Chilling Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House - The Dogs
David Bowie - The Laughing Gnome
The Munsters - TV Monster Show
The Goodees - Condition Red
Nervous Norvous - Transfusion
Don Hinson And The Rigamorticians - Riboflavin-Flavored Non-Carbonated Polyunsaturated Blood
Ralph Smedley - Suffocate
Don Hinson And The Rigamorticians - Phantom Of The A-Go-Go
The Munsters - Herman Says Hello
Kid Stuff Repertory Company - Goblin Ball

Long Halloween Mix, including:

Boris Karloff - Don't Lose Your Head
Harry Partch - Daphne Of The Dunes
Coyle & Sharpe - Werewolf
Vincent Price - Witchcraft-Magic
Fred Steiner - score from "The Corbomite Maneuver" and "Charlie X"
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - "I Got A Rock"
Criswell - Leprosy segment from "Criswell Predicts"
Insides - Clear Skin
Suspense Story - Messages
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! - Reno Emergency FAA call
Kreskin - How To Catch A Murderer
Manuel Gottsching - Eloquentes Wiesel
Martha Wentworth - Mice From Outer Space
Johnson Smith Novelty Company - Horror Record
Vincent Price - To Become A Werewolf
Wade Denning & Frank Daniels - Buried Alive
Gershon Kingsley & Peter Waldron - The Ghosts From Outer Space
Forrest J. Ackerman & Frank Coe - Tone Tales From Tomorrow
Casey Kasem - Letter From Elaina
Sounds To Make You Shiver - A Night In A Haunted House
Famous Monsters Speak - Frankenstein
Doctor Druid's Haunted Séance - The Haunted Séance
Salubrity Series PSA - I Need Help
Fripp & Eno - Swastika Girls
Chilling Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House - Chinese Water Torture
William Holden - promo interview for "Damien: Omen II"
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - "I Got A Rock"
Plan 9 From Outer Space - dialogue excerpts
"The Indispensable Man" (Audio Visual Sound Filmstrip)
Alice Coltrane - Galaxy Around Satchidananda
First Training Record In Suicidology - phone call to suicide hotline

Chad & Jeremy - Rest In Peace
Count Chocula, Franken Berry, Boo Berry - The Monsters Go Disco
Jack Marshall - The Munsters theme
Chilling Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House - The Unsafe Bridge
Elvis Costello - Psycho
Boris Karloff - Just Inside The Cemetery
Bloodrock - D.O.A.
Alfred Hitchcock - The Hour Of Parting

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Archives Of Oblivion playlist, October 24, 2006

The Voices of Walter Schumann [Paul Frees, narrator], Preparation & Blast Off
The Fifth Avenue Buses, Catwoman
Bob McAllister, Rock Song
Lynn Redgrave, While I'm Still Young
Slapp Happy, I've Got Evil
Michael Nyman, Angelfish Decay
The Id, Boil The Kettle Mother
Johnny Boy, You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve
Sparks, Looks Looks Looks
The Osmonds, Movie Man
Salubrity Series PSA: Scarred For Life
King's Road, theme from Star Trek
Giorgio, Son Of My Father
The Sounds Of Tomorrow, Our Electronic Bag
Beaver & Krause, Salute To The Vanishing American Eagle
Vita Herring ad
David Axelrod, Holy Thursday
The Nairobi Trio, Song Of The Nairobi Trio
Thomas Hill, The Man Who Kills The Ants
Mister Rogers, A Man Who Manufactures
Harpers Bizarre, Bye Bye Bye/Vine Street
Johnny Gunn, Chicken
The 'In' Sound, episode for 6/11/68 [Lemon Pipers]
Mrs. Miller, Green Tambourine
Cookie Monster, 'C' Is For Cookie
Race Marbles, Like A Dribbling Fram
Danny Kaye, Mommy Gimme A Drinka Water
Hamilton Camp, Here's To You
Tim Buckley, Knight-Errant
Ultimate Spinach, Gilded Lamp Of The Cosmos
Bongwater, Great Radio
The Glass Family, radio spot
Annette Peacock, I'm The One
Red Shadow, Understanding Marx
radio spot for The Flying Nun
Greenwood County Singers, Cat Ballou
Sheldon Allman, Radioactive Mama
Tom Glazer & Dottie Evans, Zoom A Little Zoom (Rocket Ship)
The Satellite Singers, The Story Of The Planets
Charlotte Gainsbourg, 5:55
Pidgeon, Milk & Honey
Plush, Found A Little Baby
Terry Dunham, Crystal Telephone
Live mix 1 - "Enzipan"
The Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band, Geometry Alley
Oscar Brown Jr., But I Was Cool
Live mix 2 - "Reliability"
Bill Callaway, Chemicals
Rod McKuen, The Beat Generation

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Archives Of Oblivion playlist and podcast, October 17, 2006

Update, 3/15/07: podcast files temporarily removed while I sort out some bandwidth issues. In the meantime, if you're dying to hear this show, get in touch and we'll work something out.

Knape & Teegarden - Audience Induction
The Fugs - Crystal Liason
The Fugs - radio spot [David Ossman, narrator]
Jerry Lewis - Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Polka
Bonzo Dog Band - My Pink Half Of The Drainpipe
Don Costa - Heroes & Villains
Steve Marcus - Eight Miles High
Doc Severinsen - Abbey Road Medley
[Mike Curb] - Theme from "Hot Wheels"
The Double Deckers - Get On Board
[Mike Curb] - Theme from "Sky Hawks"
The Three Ring Circus - Fantastic Voyage
The Hardy Boys - Here Come The Hardys
Roland Shaw & Orchestra - Theme from "The Avengers"
The Goons - The Ying Tong Song
Keith West - Excerpt From A Teenage Opera
Barry Booth - He's Very Good With His Hands
Deaf School - What A Way To End it All
Jean Claude Vannier - Dance Des Mouches Noires Gardes Du Roi
Fugu - Sol y Sombra
Claudine Longet - Hello Hello
Anne Pigalle - Hé Stranger
Trini Lopez - The Blizzard Song [Fresca]
Apollo 100 - Joy
Group 90 Organization - Shakey's Pizza jingle
Lothar & The Hand People - Ha (Ho)
The Firesign Theatre - Forward Into The Past
excerpt from "Acid" [Encyclopedia Britannica educational film]
Food - What It Seems To Be
Cosmic Sounds/The Zodiac - Aries
Mort Garson/The Wozard of Id - Leave The Driving To Us
The Sound Of Feeling - Phrases
Monsanto presents "Adventure Thru Inner Space" [Disneyland ride soundtrack]
Van Der Graaf Generator - Afterwards
excerpt from Marshall McLuhan - The Medium Is The Massage
Ralph Carmichael presents The Electric Symphony - Searching Questions
The Nice - The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack
The Happy Day Choir - For What It's Worth
Rabbi Abraham Feinberg - Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
Westinghouse - Power Flower
7-Eleven - Dance The Slurp
7-Eleven - The Strange Things That Happen To People Who Slurp Icees At 7-Eleven
Dean Martin - radio spot [David Ossman, narrator]
101 Strings Orchestra [Joe Adams, narrator] - The Sounds Of Silence
Peter Wyngarde - Neville Thumbcatch
Brute Force - King Of Fuh
Judy Carne - Sock It To Me
Dick Van Dyke - Me Old Bamboo
Tiny Tim - Jim, Jim, I Always Knew That You'd Win (unreleased version)
Gene Kelly & Donald O' Connor - Moses
Roy Orbison - Southbound Jericho Parkway
Knape & Teegarden - Band Dehypnotization

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Archives Of Oblivion playlist, October 10, 2006

Hotlegs, Neanderthal Man
Motorola presents Sounds of Dimension 70, Dimension 70
Paul Revere & The Raiders, Swingy
Dynamite Dances You Can Do, Stretch Rubber Band
Le Orme, Ad Gloriam
Revlon, The Happening (1967 radio ad)
John Simon, The Song Of The Elves
Jacques Dutronc, Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi
Chevrolet Sings Of Safe Driving And You, When The Wrong Thing Happens (Stopping Distances)
October Country, October Country
Nervous Norvous, Dig
Buddy Starcher, History Repeats Itself
David Axelrod, The Human Abstract
Coyle & Sharpe, Sandor 21
Vince Guaraldi, Linus & Lucy
Gary Owens, What Is A Freem?
Harpers Bizarre, Me Japanese Boy
The Collectors, Lydia Purple
Johnny Rivers, Rosecrans Boulevard
Johnny Rivers, radio spot for Realization LP
R. Dean Taylor, Gotta See Jane
The Neon Philharmonic, radio spot for The Moth Confesses
The Neon Philharmonic, Are You Old Enough To Remember Dresden?
Soupy Sales, Do The Mouse
The Driving Stupid, Horror Asparagus Stories
Pat Boone, What's Gnawing At Me
The Archies, Circle Of Blue
Leonard Nimoy, Where It's At
Leonard Nimoy, I Think It's Going To Rain Today
Neil Diamond, The Pot Smoker's Song
Phil Ochs, anti-drug PSA
Sally Eaton, Flowers In The Air
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, A Child's Guide To Good & Evil (alternate version)
Tom T. Hall, Strawberry Farms
Strawberry Alarm Clock, Pretty Song from Psych-Out
Television Personalities, I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives
National Lampoon, Deteriorata
Boyce & Hart, Blow You A Kiss In The Wind
Doug Randle, Couloured Plastics
Margot Guryan, Spanky & Our Gang
Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethania
Gal Costa, Namorinha De Portao
Nuclear Navy recruitment spot [c. 1970], Aquasphere
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, Down From Dover
Tobie Lurie, Simple Logic
The Moles, We Are The Moles
The Brothers Four, Revolution
Nina Simone, To Love Somebody
Lou Christie, Paint America Love
Emitt Rhodes, Holly Park
Hugo Montenegro, Like A Rolling Stone
Brute Force, To Sit On A Sandwich
Broadcast, Echo's Answer
Raymond Scott, IBM: The Paperwork Explosion
Rolf Harris, Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
John Davidson, Fires & Explosions [Musical Messages On Safe Boating]

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Archives Of Oblivion playlist, October 3, 2006

Bobby Shad & The Bad Men - Whole Lotta Love
Think - Once You Understand
Shatner/Nimoy/Nichols - Star Trek anti-drug PSA
The Phynx - What Is Your Sign?
Lee Hazlewood - Morning Dew
Duane & Miriam Eddy - Guitar On My Mind
Mason Williams - All The Time
Tommy Smothers - Radio Spot for The Mason Williams Phonograph Record
Vic Caesar & Orchestra - Nixon's The One
Death In Vegas - Aladdin's Story
Sammy Davis Jr. - You Can Count On Me
Perrey & Kingsley - The Savers
Death By Chocolate - A, B & C
The Liverpool Scene - Bat Poem
Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
San Sebastian Strings - The Mud Kids
The Sandpipers - Louie Louie
Ellen Margulies - Meditation '68
The New Happiness - Good Vibrations
The Beach Boys - Sunflower radio spot
The Joint Venture - Sweet Smoke
The Osmond Brothers - Flower Music
Robert Wyatt - I'm A Believer
David Axelrod/Electric Prunes - General Confessional (alt. version)
Christensen & Tartaglia - Spires
Alan Copeland Singers - Scarborough Fair/Classical Gas (Medley)
Janis Ian - Queen Merka & Me
The National Gallery - Barbaric Classical Solemn
Lindy Michaels - Communicable Diseases
Nora Guthrie - Emily's Illness
Katie Lee - The Ballad Of Group Therapy
Uri Geller - Come On And Love
Dick Hyman - Ob La Di, Ob La Da
Bert (from Sesame Street) - The National Association of "W" Lovers
Lou Rawls - Cold Power commercials (3)
Bert Kaempfert - That Happy Feeling
The Inner Dialogue - Yesterday The Dog
The Wayward Bus - The Prophet
Joe Byrd & The Field Hippies - You Can't Ever Come Down
Jefferson Airplane - Levi's commercials (4)
The Common People - I Have Been Alone
Bobby Goldsboro - The Straight Life
John Hartford - I Would Not Be Here
Glen Campbell - It's Over
Nico - The Fairest Of The Seasons
Lalo Schifrin - Vaccinated Mushrooms
The Casuals - Moonbound: A Trip To The Moon (parts 1 & 2)
Bill Cosby presents Badfoot Brown & The Bunions Bradford Funeral & Marching Band - Martin's Funeral
Bill Cosby - The Dope Pusher
Bill Cosby - Grover Henson Feels Forgotten
Bill Cosby - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Archie Shepp - Attica Blues
Dave Pell Singers - Mah-Na-Mah-Na
Ken Nordine - Flibberty Jib