Wax! Crackle! Pop!

Wax! Crackle! Pop! Show #45: Records, Reptiles, and Teenage Sex Therapy with Owen Maercks!

Monday, November 10


Folks! I’m super excited to have Owen Maercks as my special guest on this episode of Wax! Crackle! Pop! Owen made a pretty incredible album, titled “Teenage Sex Therapist” that just saw a full on vinyl release – 36 years AFTER it was produced and performed with Henry Kaiser among others. Talk about “ahead of it’s time”, this is truly a lost gem of avant power pop rock jazz and THEN SOME that you all must hear. And a great story to boot.

In addition to Owen’s musical adventures with Kaiser, he is also co-owner of the East Bay Vivarium (in Berkeley), the largest reptile house west of the Mississippi, and is an avid record collector with more than 14,000 LP’s in his collection. On this episode, Owen brought down a few records sharing some of his biggest influences and a few super rare gems. Hey, let’s pop!



Nancy Calls Collect by Owen Maercks from Teenage Sex Therapist (1978/2014)
Little Black Egg by The Nightcrawlers from The Little Black Egg (1967)
Canyons Of Your Mind by Bonzo Dog (Doo-Dah) Band from History Of The Bonzos (1974)
Other People’s LP’s by 2.3 Children from 7″ single (1982)
Little Black Egg by Owen Maercks from Teenage Sex Therapist (1978/2014)

Blue Form by MU from MU (1971)
Hell Ride by N.S. Rockwell from Black & White (1979)
Shoeless Paisley, King Of The Bongo Drum by Name from 164 (1985)
Poisons in My Body by International Theatre Foundation from Freakout USA compilation (1967)
┬íHOH! by Monster Island from 7″ EP (1977)

I Can Never Go Home Anymore by The Shangri-Las from Shangri-Las 65 (1965)
I Can’t Quit You Baby by Otis Rush from Screamin’ and Cryin’ (1974)
Serenade To A Frog by Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant from 2 Guitars Country Style (1954)
Sleeping With Great Works of Art by Owen Maercks from Teenage Sex Therapist (1978/2014)
I Heard Her Call My Name by The Velvet Underground from White Light/White Heat (1968)
60 Cycle Hum by Owen Maercks from Teenage Sex Therapist (1978/2014)

Throb by Gary Burton from Throb (1969)
Asleep And Awake by Owen Maercks from Teenage Sex Therapist (1978/2014)

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