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...