A Season in Hell
A Season in Hell #85: Record Store Day Is Very Very Good To Me
April 23, 2012 @ 8:00pm
A few days post-Record Store Day and I'm still reeling with the fact that I was broke going into it and even more broke now. But that's how the 12" spins I wager. Anyhow, RSD was a complete success where the radio broadcast is concerned.
I got down to Vinyl Solution at 10:30, where the owner, Tommy, warned me NOT to go through the RSD bins until the store was open. He didn't want the line-up outside to get pissed at him. I abided by his "request", though I did sneak a peek or three. Hee hee.
The equipment for the broadcast showed up late, so by the time the store was open at 11 I had to set up. I did jump into a box of records right at 11 though, and grabbed some tasty treats, many of which I played tonight. See below for the playlist.
Jack Champion brought down the gear, and we got rolling on the radio at noon. I was thrilled to be co-hosting the opening with my radio hero, M. Dung. He's a serious influence on my being in radio in the first place. It's hard to put into words, but it was from listening to him host the morning show on KFOG back in the 80s that sold me on getting into the wild world of local radio. Unfortunately for me, by the time I got into it the heyday of commercial radio was passing. Luckily for me I found non-commercial radio. Ha!
Anyway, the broadcast was a ton of fun. Lots of people, and the Feral Moon Band played. I got to interview Tommy and he gave me a discount on records. You really can't ask for too much more than that.
The first hour tonight is a selection of the music I got at Record Store Day; all vinyl. The second hour is my third part of eight celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's EPIC 1972 European tour. I'm playing selections from 04/17/72 & 04/21/72.
Do It: Henry Rollins
Super Heathen Child: Grinderman/Fripp
Kick out the Jams: Afrika Bambaata
Blue Suede Shoes: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Subgenius MTV Commercial
There It Is: James Brown
Tin Soldier: Small Faces
The Lung: Dinosaur Jr. (Electronic Anthology of...)
I Wanted to Tell Her: Holy Ghost!
Kod Hang Kam (The Circle of Karma): Kana TNT
Don't Do It: The Band
Jack Straw: Grateful Dead 04/17/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
He's Gone (First time played): Grateful Dead 04/17/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Casey Jones: Grateful Dead 04/17/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sugaree: Grateful Dead 04/17/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Big Railroad Blues: Grateful Dead 04/17/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Other One: Grateful Dead 04/21/72: Beat Club, Bremen, Germany
One More Saturday Night: Grateful Dead 04/17/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark