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Episode 96: Painted Lies on Painted Lips

The Psychedelic Furs

The Psychedelic Furs, c.1988

I remember the day I got hip to The Psychedelic Furs. Members of the Velvet Blue Music email discussion list had jokingly thrown around the idea of the label releasing a Furs tribute album (an idea not so far-fledged, when considering Fine China’s Rob Withem would later record “Love My Way” on his Foxglove Hunt album). This was early college, and I had no idea who the Furs were and why everyone seemed so jazzed about them. To find out, I picked up a copy of the band’s 1988 singles collection, All of This and Nothing, from Streetside Records. I fell head-over-heels in love with “All that Money Wants,” and that album became the soundtrack for many shifts of pizza delivery.

I don’t know what gets me back on a kick, but this week, I’ve been on a serious Furs kick. I’ve picked up where I left off halfway into the band’s biography, Beautiful Chaos: Psychedelic Furs. I know, I’m a nerd. But you probably already knew that. Enjoy.

  1. “The Time” – 2562 (Aerial | Tectonic | 2008)
  2. “Fog” – Nosaj Thing (Drift | Alpha Pup | 2009)
  3. “All That Money Wants” – The Psychedelic Furs (All of This and Nothing | Columbia | 1988)
  4. “Love My Way” – The Psychedelic Furs (All of This and Nothing | Columbia | 1988)
  5. “Moonage Daydream” – Fluffy (Sugar Pistol | Flying Tart | 1995)

Radio Free Raytown – Episode #96 (1/13/12)

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Episode 28: The Mind-Blowingest of Them All

Danish DJ, Anders Trentemøller

I’m a nerd. But you probably knew that.

Apart from those who really spend the time to pick my brain, I don’t think most know about my love for electronic music. Maybe I’m a little ashamed or maybe I realize most don’t really consider it real music or something, so I just don’t open up about it too much. Or it probably has more to do with the fact that my love of the genre (and its many sub-genres) doesn’t stop with accessible acts like New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Kraftwerk or Nine Inch Nails. Even IDM and glitch twiddle my apples, and I know few have patience for what sounds like a drum machine falling down the stairs.

Before you download, I should note that this is my first week of encoding MP3s at 160kbps. I’ve been hesitant to increase from 128kbps because it results in bigger files, but I think it’s necessary for better sound. I know, these shows are meant for enjoyment with cheap computer speakers over a lunch break at work or with headphones in a coffeeshop with lots of background noise, but the splattering sibilance has finally got to me. 160kbps is obviously still a compromise, but hopefully a better one. Enjoy.

  1. “Insides” – Jon Hopkins (Insides/Domino/2009)
  2. “Love In Outer Space” – 2562 (Unbalance/Tectronic/2009)
  3. “Kill the Poor” and “I Kill Children” – Dead Kennedys (Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables/Cherry Red/1980)
  4. “Moan” – Trentemøller, featuring Ane Trolle (“Moan” single/Poker Flat/2007)

Radio Free Raytown – Episode 28 (2/5/10)

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