KCRW Broadcast 86


Tonight, it’s all about the mix. I enjoy our concept sets for sure but the construction of the mix, how one song leads one to think of another, the associations, etc. One can almost get artful with it. I am sure many of you Fanatics have spent hours making cool mix tapes or at this point, mix files. There was a certain dedication needed to do it with cassette and vinyl. One C-90 full of music could take an entire evening to fill and then the next night, erase and start over again as you had a better selection in mind. Over the years, I have digitized, or digitally re-created many of my old mix tapes. I still have most of them and they still sound good to me. I remember years ago, I was in Ian MacKaye’s car and we were driving around in DC and I started to recognize the order of the songs that were playing on his stereo. I asked him how I was able to know what the next song was going to be and he handed me the case and I saw my own handwriting. It was a mix tape I hade made in 1979 or 1980 and he ended up with it. He said he still took that one out the car now and then.
So, tonight, we celebrate that awesome thing, the mix! Tonight’s jams are some of my October favorites. I figured we had to get one of these in this month. Next week will be a bit of audio hell as we celebrate Halloween. I don’t think many of these songs are unfamiliar to you as we have played them before. Doesn’t mean they don’t sound great together. I am on my fourth listen to this set as I write this and I am liking it more and more. That Unrest track, the only CD I know that has the vinyl single version of that song is the International Hip Swing comp. The Unrest albums that feature the track contain a different mix with a different ending. While the other version is cool, this one is a little harder to find, so that was the one for us. Damn, there’s not a weak track on this thing. I am going to post these notes sooner than later in hopes you will look over the set and become so incredibly stoked that you will be unable to miss the show as your anticipation builds. The image at the top of the page of the yellow UK Subs single is the only solid yellow pressing of that particular 7” that I have ever seen in thirty years of collecting Subs stuff. That single was pressed in several different colors and the closest one that corresponds to that one is clear orange. I thought that some of you Fanatics might get a kick out of seeing it. Since we open our show with the A-side, I figured I should put a picture of it up there.
Get ready for a Dylan mono selection getting some play soon as well as something interesting from the Fall Wonderful & Frightening re-release that will eventually find its way to me one of these days. I can’t wait for that one. I never got back to you about the Bowie Station To Station box. I was hoping for outtakes, etc. It’s cool but there’s no real outtakes. There’s two versions of the album in the box. The one cut from the analog master is really nice, the other one, the original RCA digital master, it’s ok but I don’t know why it was included. Still, it’s a great album. It was recorded at Cherokee Studios. I made a lot of records in there. It’s gone now. If you are ever on Fairfax, you will see a large, new condo across from Genghis Cohen, that’s where the studio was.
I can go on and on, can’t I? There’s even more I am sorry to say. I do a whole different version of these notes for the LA Weekly so you can always go over to their site and check them every Friday. I wrote those up last night. Ok, dig this great batch of tunes coming at you live this Saturday night at Tha K and STAY FANATIC!!! 

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01. UK Subs - C.I.D. / The Singles
02. Lightnin Hopkins - Mojo Hand / Mojo Hand
03. Magic Michael – Millionaire / single
04. The Razors – Enemy / single
05. The Sods – Pathetic / Minutes to Go
06. The Untouchables - Rat Patrol / Flex Your Head
07. The Viletones - Screamin' Fist / A Taste Of Honey
08. The Misfits - Horror Business / single
09. The Stooges - Little Doll / The Stooges
10. William Bell - Any Other Way / Soul Of A Bell
11. Crisis - Frustration / Holocaust Hymns
12. Wurm - I'm Dead / single
13. The Models - Man Of The Year / I Wanna Punk Rock
14. Unrest - Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl / International Hip Swing
15. The Wall - Ghetto / The Punk Collection
16. The Ruts - Dope For Guns / The Crack
17. The Scorpions - Virgin Killer / Virgin Killer
18. Birthday Party - Wildworld / Bad Seed EP
19. The Snakes - Twelve Angry Men / I Won’t Love You (Til You’re More Like Me)
20. Rites Of Spring - All Through A Life / EP
21. The Saints - (I'm) Stranded / (I'm) Stranded
22. The Buzzcocks - Noise Annoys / Singles Going Steady
23. The Vibrators - London Girls / Pure Mania
24. Sham 69 - Red London / EP
25. Teen Idles - Get Up And Go / 20 Years Of Dischord
26. Slim - Don't Touch That Stereo / single
27. The Shapes - Wot's For Lunch Mum? / Songs For Sensible People
28. 999 - Let's Face It / Separates
29. The Lurkers - God's Lonely Men / God's Lonely Men
30. The Skunks - Good From The Bad / single
31. The Damned – Alone / Music For Pleasure