RADIO BROADCAST #531
Fanatic. On Friday night, I was a in a car in Lima, Peru when Heidi sent me word that the great Roky Erickson had passed away. In my hotel room, I worked on a new show for tonight, until about 0300 hrs. and a few hours later, headed to the airport to get back here, via El Salvador. I'm pretty beat but we have a great show.
If you've listened to this show, you're probably a bit familiar with Rok's amazing music. You really can't put a genre to the man. He was truly his own thing. It is of course sad that he's gone but he beat the odds and triumphed like few have had to do. I can't overstate to you, Fanatic, what a singular talent Roky was. Incredible. We're going to tell you all about it in hour one of our show tonight.
We are so lucky to have his music. I was right place/time to hear his music a long time ago when Raymond Pettibon played me Roky's The Evil One album. That was all it took.
Our second hour is fantastic. You can check it below. I just played it back, now that I've had a little sleep and it still holds.
A little housekeeping, if you will. I promised last week's tracks from our super cool interview with the great Craig Leon. I'm still buzzing from that one.
01. The Ramones - I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement / The Ramones
02. Blondie - X Offender / Rip Her To Shreds
03. Richard Hell - (I Belong to The) Blank Generation / Ork Records: New York, New York
04. The Weirdos - A Life Of Crime / Destroy All Music
05. The Fall - Chicago, Now! / Extricate
06. The Fall - White Lightning / 7"
07. The Fall - Edinburgh Man / Shift-Work
08. Martin Rev - My Street / Demolition 9
09. Jeffrey Lee Pierce - Get Away / Wildweed
10. Suicide - Frankie Teardrop (alt.) / promo CD
01. Craig Leon - The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria / Bach To Moog
02. Craig Leon - Donkeys Bearing Cups / Nommos
03. Craig Leon – Visiting / Visiting
04. Craig Leon – Pepperland / Film Scores And Original Orchestral Music Of George Martin
05. Craig Leon - March Of The Meanies / Film Scores And Original Orchestral Music Of George Martin
06. Craig Leon - Sea Of Holes / Film Scores And Original Orchestral Music Of George Martin
07. Craig Leon - Sea Of Monsters / Film Scores And Original Orchestral Music Of George Martin
08. Craig Leon - Pepperland Reprise / Film Scores And Original Orchestral Music Of George Martin
09. Craig Leon + Orchestre d'Auvergne - Est Ist Ein Ros Entsrprungen / Celebration
10. Craig Leon - The Earliest Trace / The Canon
11. Craig Leon - The Twenty Second Step As Well As The Tenth / The Canon
12. Craig Leon – Departure / The Canon
Okay, to remind and update you:
01. Charles Moothart aka CFM: June 10, 17 and 24 at Zebulon
02. Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds shows happening almost immediately in Southern California. For June: 10 in San Diego @ Casbah, 11 in LA @ Echo, 12 in Long Beach @ Alex's Bar. Fanatic, you know that Kid's records are great but they're only a hint of what the live show is. Wow! doesn’t even begin to describe it. I saw them in Washington DC recently and it was easily the best I've ever seen them. I'm going to go to as many of these So Cal dates as I can. https://www.songkick.com/artists/137829-kid-congo-and-the-pink-monkey-birds
03. There is a thing called KCRW Berlin. It's KCRW but it's in Berlin. Engineer Am-Rock and I will be doing a show for them. Initially, they asked if they could just run our show as a repeat. I thought about it and concluded that wasn't nearly Fanatic enough. So, I decided that we were going to do a totally different show for KCRW Berlin. It might have some of the same new songs in the mix as what we're doing here but we'll be rotating in some older tracks as well. I've already finished two of them. Who needs sleep? We're standing by to get the confirmed start date and time slot. It should be soon. As soon as we get it, so shall you. Should be good. Should be a ton of extra work for two already busy people but what the hell. This is what staying Fanatic is all about, Fanatic.
Fanatic, please tune in if you can tonight. It's going to be a great one!
Rock your Roky albums and stay Fanatic.
01. Roky Erickson - I Walked With A Zombie / Casting The Runes
02. Roky Erickson - If You Have Ghosts / The Evil One
03. Roky Erickson - Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play / Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play
04. Roky Erickson - The Interpreter / Gremlins Have Pictures
05. Roky Erickson - I Have Always Been Here Before / Gremlins Have Pictures
06. Roky Erickson - Starry Eyes / Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play
07. Roky Erickson - I Am / Gremlins Have Pictures
08. Roky Erickson - Anthem / Gremlins Have Pictures
09. Roky Erickson - Two-Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer) / Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play
10. Roky Erickson - Bloody Hammer / Reverend Of Karmic Youth
11. Roky Erickson - I Think Of Demons / The Evil One
12. Roky Erickson - Cold Night For Alligators / Gremlins Have Pictures
13. Roky Erickson - Don't Shake Me Lucifer / The Evil One
14. Roky Erickson - Creature With The Atom Brain / The Evil One The Evil One
15. Roky Erickson - The Wind and More / The Evil One
01. Saint Vitus - Remains / Saint Vitus
02. Richard Rose - Richard Rose / Richard Rose
03. Nots - In Glass / 3
04. CFM - Peace / Soundtrack For An Empty Room
05. Thee Oh Sees - Broken Stems / The Cool Death of Island Raiders
06. School Damage - Isn't Easy / A To X
07. Miles Davis - Budo / The Birth Of The Cool
08. The Native Cats - Olivia / Spiro Scratch EP
09. Flat Worms - The Apparition / 7”
10. Fugazi - Oh / The Argument
11. Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds - LSDC / Dracula Boots
12. Khana Bierbood - Bangsaen Lady / Strangers From The Far East
13. Steven R Smith - That Which Is Many, Yet None / A Sketchbook of Endings
14. FACS - Total History / Lifelike