Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 23 Sep 14 on CKUT FM

September 24, 2014
Sue Ann Harkey

Sue Ann Harkey

First set

Tarahumara Matachin Music: Side B, track 2 (recorded January 6, 1979 in the Upper Tarahumara of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Chihuahua, Mexico)

Second set

Sue Ann Harkey: There Is No Such Thing As The Masses
John Fogerty: Mr. Greed
Neil Young: Who’s Gonna Stand Up (download)
M.I.A.: Y.A.L.A.
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan: Crystal Fortress Over The Sea Of Trees
FKA Twigs: Lights On
Rustle: Workship
Héléne Prévost: Plage 7
Anne-F. Jacques: No Load
Echo & The Bunnymen: Bedbugs and Ballyhoo

Third set

Shearing Pinx: Innocent If
Art Bears: Freedom
The Teardrop Explodes: Like Poppies In The Field (Peel Session)
Neutral Milk Hotel: Two-Headed Boy pt. 2
Eugene Ripper: Hang Man
Jefferson Airplane: The War Is Over
Townes Van Zandt: Standin’
Diane Cluck: Sara
Ray Charles: A Fool For You
Shriekback: Faded Flowers
Wish: Retro Grade

Last song

Norm Howard & Johannes Welsch: Voodoo Supreme

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An interview with Danielle Dax

September 21, 2014
image courtesy of http://www.danielledax.com/

image courtesy of http://www.danielledax.com/

Foufounes Électrique, April 21, 1988

Danielle Dax came to Montreal in the spring of 1988, almost on a whim. She had a showcase gig set up in Boston, and decided to come up to Canada to play a couple of shows. She told me, “I just wanted to see what it’s like. Just curious.”

She’d picked an inauspicious time to play Foufounes, as the management was in the process of renovating the place. When I approached Dax for an interview after the band’s soundcheck (which she described as “the second-worst, most horrendous soundcheck I’ve done for the last year”), we couldn’t find a quiet place to chat. The dancefloor sound system was blasting away as usual, and the dressing room had had the wall that separated it from the performance space entirely removed. There wasn’t anywhere to sit in what was left of the space, so we found a couple of broken-down pub chairs and sat knee-to-knee. “the whole place is totally shattered,” she said.

It didn’t help that I was incredibly intimidated by Dax. I was a fan of her music, and had been playing it on various campus-community radio stations (CKDU, CITR, CRSG, CKUT) for the past couple of years. But her music hadn’t prepared me for her intense physical presence — she was wearing an ultra-glam black satin dress, loads of make-up, an explosion of teased-out blonde tresses, and spike-heeled mules she’d picked up at a London S&M shop. I was almost completely tongue-tied by her presence, and too shy to shove the microphone near her face, where it needed to be if I was going to pick up her voice over all the racket of the club. Sensing that I wasn’t doing my job, she kept pointing at the tape recorder and asking, “Is that on ?” She was also concerned that I was going to fall through the hole in the seat of my ramshackle chair.

I began by asking if her backing musicians were the same ones she’d toured with before in Japan and Europe.

Danielle Dax : No, it’s the first time that we’ve all played together.
V : You’re an independent recording artist, how long have you been recording independently ?
DD : I’ve been working independently since 1983.
V : 1983. And did you start out playing your own music ? Like, when you compose – ?
DD : Yeah, I started off completely from scratch. … I started by buying 4-track tape recorders. And collecting loads of instruments from second-hand shops like violins and saxophones and guitars and stuff, to use the tape recorders to write the songs.
V : You taught yourself completely ?
DD : Yeah, on the first album … first album I played everything on, and the second one as well, more-or-less.
V : Where were you living then ?
DD : London. … The South End.
V : Are you using musicians, other musicians now on your albums ?
DD : No, I tend to use a few people. On my last album I used three or four extra people. I do tend to limit it because I can do a lot of things myself, so I don’t really need to use – I generally use people to play things I want in a style I can’t necessarily do. Because I can do, especially song-things, I can do most of it myself.
V : What are some of your musical influences ?
DD : I have a very wide record collection … African, Indian, Eskimo music … I collect rock music and classical , blues … Inuit …
V : You ever hear Inuit throat singing ?
DD : Yeah ! That’s my favourite, that’s great !
V : How do you write your music ?
DD : Write it ?
V : Well, when you’re making a song, do you sit down and write lyrics first, or do you make the music first and then the lyrics come … ?
DD : Oh, no, I keep a lot of notebooks and I write two diaries as well, a normal diary and a dream diary, so I have lots of ideas all over the place. Usually what I do now is I get the music first and then I go to my books and choose something in them and enlarge upon what the music suggests.
V : How long have you been keeping a dream diary ?
DD : About four and a half years.
V : Do you find you dream more now, or you’re remembering them more now …?
DD : No, I remember my dreams. I mean of course if you try to remember things, you remember them. And so I can remember dreams, wake up, and sort of continue them, and then wake up again, and you can control things that way, to a certain extent.
V : Because we’ve been keeping a dream diary for nine months or so …

Heather, my then-girlfriend, had come to the concert with me to take pictures. She was interested in dreams, and asked Dax a question about them.

H : Do you find after you do it for a while, writing them down … it’s like you’re conscious in your dream ?
DD : Um, the only conscious thing that comes into it is when I wake up and I don’t want to. But I don’t actually argue with myself, I tend to follow things. I’m quite interested in not really creating what happens in dreams. I quite like to be a passive observer and see where they lead, play with it.

Krak, the short-lived music magazine that had given me this assignment, went belly-up shortly thereafter, so my planned article was never written. This is the first ever publication of the interview.

Later that same year, Danielle Dax signed a deal with Sire Records and was able to release her work in North America for the first time.

Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 16 Sep 14 on CKUT FM

September 17, 2014

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Ryan’s song

Mozart’s Sister: Lone Wolf

First set

The Giuseppi Logan Quartet: Bleecker Partita

Second set

Juliette Greco: Ça Va ‘Le Diable’
Art Bears: Truth
Fur Trade: In Between Dreams
Scritti Politti: Hypnotize (7″ mix)
Okkervil River: Lido Pier Suicide Car
Pink Floyd: Absolutely Curtains
Julian Cope: London Underground
Neutral Milk Hotel: untitled (instrumental)
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan: A Star Over Pureland
No Means No: The Day Everything Became Nothing / Dead Souls

Third set

The Chipmunks: Let’s Go
PS I Love You: In My Mind At Least
Lydia Ainsworth: White Shadows
Shearing Pinx: Tour Kiss
Velvet Underground: Run Run Run (live at the Gymnasium April 1967)
Terrence Simien & The Mallet Playboys: Oh Yeh Ya!
M.I.A.: Double Bubble Trouble
Spoek Mathambo: Father Creeper featuring Xander Ferreira
Lesley Duncan: If You Won’t Be Mine
Waylon Jennings: Down Came The World
Myriam Gendron / Dorothy Parker: Song Of Perfect Propriety
Sandy Denny: John The Gun (BBC concert March 1972)

Last song

Kyle Bobby Dunn & The Infinite Sadness: Confessions of the Mildly Miserable

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 9 Sep 14 on CKUT FM

September 11, 2014

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First set

Héléne Prévost: Plage 4
Klara Lewis: Altered

Second set

Grails: Ice Station Zebra
Sharon Van Etten: Taking Chances
Diane Cluck: Heartloose
Myriam Gendron / Dorothy Parker: The Last Question
Neutral Milk Hotel: Ghost
Art Bears: The Song Of Investment Capital Overseas
Excerpt from an interview with John Lydon (BBC ‘Rock On’ 28 Oct 78)
Public Image Ltd.: Religion II
Jellyfishbabies: Blue Eyes
Nomind: Worlds Apart
Fail-Safe: Your Reality
Shearing Pinx: French Kiss
Cousins: Body

Third set

The Chad Mitchell Trio: The Hip Song (It Does Not Pay To Be Hip)
Jose Menese: Estoy Como Un Alma En Pena
Eugene Chadbourne with Camper Van Beethoven: They Can Make It Rain Bombs, But They Can’t Make It Rain
Lesley Duncan: Sunshine (Send Them Away)
Shriekback: The Only Thing That Shines
Neneh Cherry: Cynical
M.I.A.: Boom Skit
Spoek Mathambo: Skorokoro (Walking Away) featuring Okmalumkoolkat
Chicks On Speed: God
Amon Düül: Kanaan

Last song

Neil Young: Early Morning Rain
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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 2 Sep 14 on CKUT FM

September 4, 2014

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THEME: All Drugs All The Time

First set

The Velvet Underground: Sister Ray (Gymnasium 30 Apr 67)
Star Trek: Mr. Sulu gets a shot

Second set

Mulder & Scully: Excerpt from ‘Field Trip’
Peter Tosh: Buk-In-Ham Palace (12″ mix) + 1976 NORML ad
George Carlin: Grass Swept The Neighborhood
Black Sabbath: Sweet Leaf
Black Mountain: Druganaut
Cypress Hill & Sonic Youth: I Love You Mary Jane
Grimskunk: Loaded Gun
Cheech & Chong: Let’s Make A Dope Deal
The Good Bros.: Hot Knife Boogie (live)
Steve Martin: Let’s Get Small (live)
Neil Young: Roll Another Number (For The Road)
Star Trek: A Klingon nerve gas

Third set

Psychic TV: Tune In (Turn On The Acid House)
The Beatles: Within You Without You (instrumental version)
Excerpt from the PBS documentary The Man Who Shot John Lennon
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult: The Devil Does Drugs
Joni Mitchell: Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire
Allen Ginsberg: CIA Dope Calypso
John Stockwell: Interview excerpt
John Lennon: Give Peace A Chance / Cold Turkey

Fourth set

Ian & Sylvia: Moonshine Can
Anna Domino: Drunk
Lou Reed: Underneath The Bottle

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 26 Aug 14 on CKUT FM

August 27, 2014

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First set

Curtis Mayfield: (Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below, We’re All Gonna Go
Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel: Descent Into The Inferno

Second set

Kid Creole & The Coconuts: Something Wrong in Paradise (Larry Levan mix)
The Stranglers: Paradise
OOiOO: Pebarongan
Ninos du Brasil: Olhar Das Folhas / Sombra Da Lua
Chicks On Speed: The Neverending Pursuit of Happiness
Lydia Ainsworth: Candle
Jodie Holland: On and On
Blind Horses: Veils
Danielle Dax: Sleep Has No Property
Tune-Yards: Manchild

Third set

The Chipmunks: Refugee
PJ Harvey: Happy and Bleeding (1991 demo)
Cousins: Death Man
Shearing Pinx: Swamp Backlash Blues
Hagface: Worst Nightmare
Stefana Fratila: Red
Myriam Gendron / Dorothy Parker: Red Dress
Jonathan Richman: You Can Have A Cell Phone, That’s OK, But Not Me
Neil Young: Needle of Death
Townes Van Zandt: Old Paint
Poco: Honky Tonk Downstairs
Sandy Denny: Next Time Around (BBC live March 1972)
Shriekback: Faded Flowers

Last song

Héléne Prévost: Plage 5

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 19 Aug 14 on CKUT FM

August 20, 2014

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Ryan’s song

Bruce Cockburn: The Blues Got The World By The Balls

First set

Mr. Rogers: intro to Lonely Kind of Thing
Annette Peacock: Elect Yourself

Second set

Interview with community activist David Summerhays
Tuxedomoon: I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Klara Lewis: Shine
AGF: Un-de-buged
Héléne Prévost: Plage 3
Meredith Monk: Ellis Island

Third set

Betty Aberlin et al: You Are Pretty
Bobby Freeman & the Romances: House Cat
Neneh Cherry: Weightless
Tune-Yards: Rocking Chair
Lido Pimienta: La Minga
MIA: Bad Girls
Buffy Saint-Marie: Johnny Be Fair
King Tubby’s: Sahara Dub
Fred Rogers: A Place of Our Own
Neil Young: Changes
Julian Cope: Madonna Bag Lady Blues
Myriam Gendron / Dorothy Parker: Recurrence

Last song

Shearing Pinx: Cosmic Trigger

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 12 Aug 14 on CKUT FM

August 14, 2014

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Ryan’s Song

Petunia: Bicycle Song

Set 1

The Swans: Bring The Sun

Set 2

Interview with Tanis of the Queer Between the Covers Collective
Diane Cluck: Trophies
Nick Drake: Cello Song (Peel Session 1969)

Set 3

Martha & The Muffins: 300 Years / Chemistry
Tom Tom Club: L’Elephant
Linton Kwesi Johnson: New Craas Massahkah
Tune-Yards: Left Behind
Chicks on Speed: Peter On Acid
Cousins: At Odds
Shearing Pinx: East Van Dream
Klara Lewis: Clearing

Last song

Myriam Gendron: Not So Deep as a Well

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 5 Aug 14 on CKUT FM

August 6, 2014

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Ryan’s Song

Swift Years: Le chemin sont bouchée

First set

Neutral Milk Hotel: Oh Comely
Field recording from the Shearwater International Air Show, September 1983
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers: I’m A Little Airplane (live)

Second set

Myriam Gendron / Dorothy Parker: Ballad of a Great Weariness
Band of Susans: Hope Against Hope (Peel Sessions)
Hook and Eye: Utility Fog
USA Out of Vietnam: You Are A Comet, You Are On Fire
Star Trek excerpt 1
EMA: Dead Celebrity
Sonic Youth: The Velvet Plug
Star Trek excerpt 2
Cousins: Alone
Frog Eyes: The Country Child
Lie: Pire
Pinner: A Milli

Third set

Star Trek excerpt 3
Chad Mitchell Trio: What Did You Learn in School Today
Melanie: What Have They Done To My Song Ma
Lesley Duncan: Chain of Love
Star Trek excerpt 4
Diane Cluck: Why Feel Alone
Tune-Yards: Wait For A Minute
Chicks on Speed: Cycle Hustle
Star Trek excerpt 5
Art Bears: The Hermit (Charleville 16 Apr 79)
Shearing Pinx: Deep Trench
Héléne Prévost: Plage 1
Star Trek excerpt 6
Jose Menese: Asi La Candela

Last song

The Jerrycans: Kituriat

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 29 Jul 14 on CKUT FM

July 31, 2014

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Ryan’s song

Jesuslesfilles: Bicyclette

Set 1

Aun: Stables
Chicks On Speed: Time (Strobe Light)

Set 2

Shriekback: Health and Knowledge and Wealth and Power
Kraftwerk: Radio Stars
New Order: 586
The Skull Defekts: Pattern Of Thought
Tune-Yards: Stop That Man
Neneh Cherry: Spit Three Times
King Tubby’s: Stop Them Jah
Tricky: Tear Out My Eyes
MIA: Exodus (feat. the Weeknd)

Set 3

Lesley Duncan: Mr. Rubin
Psychic TV: Untitled [The Process]
The Stranglers: Second Coming
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan: Hoshi Neko
Lido Pimienta: Vida
Jimi Hendrix: Straight Ahead
Hidden Cameras: Doom
Half Japanese: Fun Again
Huggy Bear: No Sleep / Can’t Kiss
Lungbutter: Maryland
Kyp Harness: Armageddon Blues

Last song

Man Meets Bear: Spell to Remember

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