Fanatics! Another Onslaught of Amazing Jams
RADIO BROADCAST #225
Fanatics! Have we got a show for you tonight! All kinds of new releases, and odd ricocheting off all the walls of the record store.
New Black Pus album sounds great, as all things that Brian Chippendale is behind. We have been listening to his other band Lighting Bolt for some time and recently, we have been working in more of his solo material. All noisy, excellent stuff.
Also, very exciting is this Best of James Brown at the Apollo 50th Anniversary release on Polydor that just came out. It has a couple of unreleased tracks and one of them is the live version of "There It Is" that we are rockin tonight. Makes you wonder what else in the vaults.
Tonight, we devote an entire segment to a label called Superior Viaduct. They have some great new releases, and I thought it would be a good idea to acquaint you with what they are doing. The label has been releasing very cool and very brave re-issues. Their new batch is really fantastic and tonight we check some of it out. I am very happy about the re-issue of Craig Leon's very cool Nommos album. A very cool slice of outsider electronic structuralist sound from the man who produced the first Suicide album. Of all labels, it originally came out on Takoma. That's right, Fanatic, John Fahey's label. Make sense when you think about it.
The re-issue sounds excellent on LP and the download that comes with it sounds good as well. Also, the re-release of Monitor's album, very cool. I used to see them hundreds of years ago. Perhaps my favorite of all these great records would be the DEVO Hardcore re-issues. You remember a long time ago, these songs came out on the excellent Rykodisc label and went out of print. Not only has Superior Viaduct re-issued these classic DEVO tracks, they have added more and have put it all on LP. The red vinyl pressing is probably long gone but you can still get the black vinyl editions. Well, what do you know, the CD version that contains Vols. 1 & 2 has liner notes by yours truly. If you look at what's upcoming on their roster, you will see that they are going to put out Helton's Interface LP. That is an incredible record. Keep your eyes on Superior Viaduct.
I was talking to Ian MacKaye last Sunday and he was telling me about this band called Dark and that he was digging a re-issue of their album Dark Round the Edges. I went out and found us a copy and tonight, we shall listen to a track. Working hard for you on a Sunday night. It is has been re-issued by Machu Picchu and you can find it from your good friends at Light in the Attic.