KCRW BERLIN #002
Fanatic! Here we are back for our second show. Again, I can’t explain how happy Engineer Am-Rock and I are to be back with you for our second show.
It’s Friday night, for me at least, the best night of the week. I think for me, it’s from the memory of how much I didn’t enjoy school and Friday night was the beginning of at least one day of freedom. Sundays were a drag and still are, so I’m all about Friday.
We design our show according to season, which obviously takes in temperature and light cycle. Knowing it’s going to be hot in Berlin when we’re on the air with you, we planned what will hopefully be a great soundtrack to get the weekend off to a great start.
Sister Midnight is one of the best songs ever, and a perfect way to get us into the rest of the show. That was a Carlos Alomar riff that he and Bowie used again on the Lodger album for the last track, Red Money. The version Bowie and his band do on the 1976 Vancouver Rehearsals album is fantastic.
If you look down at our play list, you’ll see in our first hour, track 5, the great Molly Nilsson, from Sweden I believe, who lives in Berlin. I’ve seen her perform twice now and she’s always great. You should see her play if you get a chance.
The track after Molly’s, Felt Letters' 600,00 Bands is one of my favorite songs of all time. It’s the great Ian Svenonius teamed up with Brendan Canty, from some band called Fugazi, and you have the Felt Letters. Recently Mr. Ian was on our show on KCRW Santa Monica and he said the lyrics for the song were improvised. No way!
Fanatic, I am 100% sold on our line-up for this show. It’s a perfect mix tape. If you can, listen all the way through. Twice if possible. If all goes according to plan, we’ll be back with you next week.
Thanks for listening and STAY FANATIC!!!
01. Iggy Pop - Sister Midnight / The Idiot
02. David Bowie - Look Back In Anger / Lodger
03. Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds - La Araña / Araña Es La Vida
04. Richard Rose - Controlled Zone / Richard Rose
05. Molly Nilsson - Modern World / Imaginations
06. Felt Letters - 600,000 Bands / 7”
07. VUM - The Jungle / Night Sun
08. BB And The Blips - Materialist Girl / BB And The Blips
09. The Cramps - Five Years Ahead Of My Time / How To Make A Monster
10. The Julie Ruin - Oh Come On / Run Fast
11. Olivia Neutron-John - Beguine / Start
12. Terry - The Whip / I’m Terry
13. The Birthday Party - Bully Bones / Peel Sessions
14. Kælan Mikla - Skuggadans / Nótt Eftir Nótt
15. Hisato Higuchi - Sister Girl / She
16. Panbers - Haai / Those Shocking, Shaking Days
17. The MC5 – Call Me Animal / Back In The USA
18. FACS – In Time / Lifelike
01. Tom Waits - The Return Of Jackie And Judy / Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
02. Brian Eno - Cindy Tells Me / Here Come The Warm Jets
03. Lithics - Home / Mating Surfaces
04. White Fence - Lorelei / I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk
05. The Saints - Do The Robot / Eternally Yours
06. Damaged Bug - The Mirror / Cold Hot Plumbs
07. Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin - I Wear Black / Reverse Shark
08. Those Naughty Lumps - Iggy Pop's Jacket / 7”
09. Lower Plenty - Strange Beast / Hard Rubbish
10. Gonzo - Clean And Strong / Do It Better Again
11. Soccer Team -Short-Term Expectations / Real Lessons In Cynicism
12. The Ruts - In A Rut / 7”
13. Seekae - Oxen Calm / The Worry
14. Deadboy And The Elephantmen - Stop, I'm Already Dead / We Are Night Sky
15. Martin Rev - My Street / Demolition 9
16. Alan Vega - The Kiss / Dujang Prang
17. Colin Potter – We Are So Glad / We Couldn't Agree On A Title
18. The Aquarium - White House / The Aquarium
19. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - Medicine To Cure Medicine Sickness / 7”