Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 24 Nov 15 on CKUT FM

First set

Michael Cota: Abate
Concealer: Throw Me To The Lions

Second set

Wire: Reuters
The Minutemen: Self-Referenced
Adrian Belew: Twang Bar King
Live Skull: Mr. Groove
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Circumstances (alternate version 2)
T. Rex: Hot Love (BBC December 1970)
Buddy Holly: Well, All Right
Duane Eddy: Fireball Mail
Erik Darling: Swannanoa Tunnel
Kris Kristofferson: Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends (publishing demo)
Rita Coolidge: My Crew
Emmylou Harris: Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight
Waxahatchee: Breathless

Third set

Keith Carradine: I’m Easy
Nick Drake: Milk and Honey (home recording 1967/68)
Stefan Christoff: Track 6
Esmerine: Pas Trop Pas Tropes
St. Vincent: Northern Lights
US Girls: New Age Thriller
Jerusalem in My Heart: What If The Hijaz Were Enough
Freda Payne: If You Go Away
The Paley Brothers: I Heard The Bluebirds Sing
Sleater-Kinney: A New Wave
Micachu & The Shapes: Wrong
Chairs: Constellation Eyes
Radiation Flowers: Psychic Attack

Last song

Benjamin Hermann: Halfway Up The Stairs


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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 17 Nov 15 on CKUT FM

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First set

King Crimson: One More Red Nightmare
New Order: Sub-Vulture (12″ version)

Second set

The Minutemen: Little Man With A Gun In His Hand
The Clash: Somebody Got Murdered
Jerusalem in my Heart: Qala Li Kafa Kafa Kafa Kafa Kafa Kafa (To Me He Said Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough Enough)
Esmerine: A River Runs Through This City
Destroyer: The River
Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love
LoneLady: Fear No More
Lower Dens: To Die in L.A.
St. Vincent: Cruel
US Girls: Window Shades
Shabazz Palaces: The Ballad of Lt. Maj. Winnings

Third set

Micachu & The Shapes: Calulator
Robyn Hitchcock: The Man Who Invented Himself
Danielle Dax: Where The Flies Are
Julian Cope: Head
The Jam: Trans-Global Express
Nina Hagen: Wir Leben Immer Noch (Lucky Number)
Doldrums: We Awake
Blue Hawai’i: Ghosten (The Kyle Hall Re-Imagine)
XTC: Smokeless Zone
Chairs: Cloudscape
Prefab Sprout: Silhouettes (full version)
Le Pélican Noir: A.M. Glacial

Last song

Odd Limbs: Blame It All on the Supernatural


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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 10 Nov 15 on CKUT FM

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First set

Plastic Ono Band: John, John (Let’s hope for peace)
David Bowie: Sweet Thing (live)

Second set

Donovan: To Susan On The West Coast Waiting
The Minutemen: I Felt Like a Gringo
Freda Payne: Bring The Boys Home
Miriam Makeba: Hurry, Mama, Hurry!
Jerusalem in my Heart: 7ebr El 3oyoun (Ink From The Eyes)
Cerrone: Midnite Lady
K.C. & The Sunshine Band: Queen of Clubs
Busta Jones: Take Me Back Now
Johnny Nash: Hold Me Tight
Jacob Wren: Nectar

Third set

Blue Hawai’i: In Two II
FKA Twigs: Weak Spot
Deathgrips: Fuck Me Out
Ramzi: Prophecy
Captain Miki: Do Pok
Spoonbender: Chipped
Thee Satisfaction: EarthEE
Doldrums: Funeral For Lightning
Kara-Lis Coverdale: Bugg’n
Helen: Motorcycle
Blind Faith: Can’t Find My Way Home
US Girls: Sed Knife
The Jam: Happy Together

Last song

Esmerine: The Neighbourhoods Rise

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 3 Nov 15 on CKUT FM


Mom’s set

L’Orchestre des Concerts Colonne: Rimsky-Korsakoff – Capriccio Espagnol 5th Movement: Fandango Asturiano
Apollo 100 feat. Tom Parker: Joy
David Bowie: Sorrow

Second set

Kris Kristofferson: Me and Bobby McGee (publishing demo)
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: Love Art Blues (1974 tour)
Ian & Sylvia: Poor Lazarus
Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard: James Alley Blues
Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man
T. Rex: Cosmic Dancer
Live Skull: Was
Come: Car
Babysitter: Exploding Youth
Dust Devils: Mouthful of Stars
Destroyer: Hell

Third set

Majical Cloudz: Disappeared
Helen: Rider
Here We Go Magic: Intro / Stella
Animal Nation: Skidlife
Tanuki: Inner Vision
Peaches: Close Up (feat. Kim Gordon)
The Cure: New Day
Cocteau Twins: I Wear Your Ring
Chris and Cosey: Sequencer
The Stranglers: Toiler on the Sea
Graham Parker: Don’t Get Excited
Robyn Hitchcock: The Crystal Ship

Last song

Hagface: Old Hag


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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 27 Oct 15 on CKUT FM

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CKUT FM Funding Drive 2015 Edition

First set

Clear Horizon: For Days
Jarboe: That’s Life (featuring William Faith)
Gregory Isaacs: Slave Master
The Minutemen: The Product
Nile Rodgers: Most Down
Lida Husik: Just Like Candy
Interview with Kyra Shaughnessy, pt. 1
Robyn Hitchcock: Take This In Remembrance

The Kyra Shaughnessy set

Interview with Kyra Shaughnessy, pt. 2
Kyra Shaughnessy: Open (live in studio performance)
Interview with Kyra Shaughnessy, pt. 3
Kyra Shaughnessy: Si (live in studio performance)
Interview with Kyra Shaughnessy, pt. 4
Kyra Shaughnessy: Waiting For the Light (live in studio performance)
Interview with Kyra Shaughnessy, pt. 5
Kyra Shaughnessy: Lead Me On (live in studio performance)

Last song

Nick Drake: Strolling Down the Highway (the music room, Far Leys, Tanworth In Arden 1967 / 68)


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The Kitchen Bang Bang Law Funding Drive Show 2015 is coming!

Kyra Shaughnessy by Marie-Claudel Chénard.

Kyra Shaughnessy by Marie-Claudel Chénard.

CKUT’s annual funding drive kicks off on October 22. I’m posting this message in the hope that you might consider pledging a few dollars to my radio show.

When CKUT launched in 1987, I was doing a show called In From The Cold, and in 1988 I had a theme program called This Show Is History. I have been on-air at CKUT every Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. since 1995, spinning tunes and interviewing guests from the cultural communities of Montreal and beyond. I also devoted a year of my life to the CKUT library (back in the 1990s), and put in a couple of years on the Steering Committee (2009-2011).

I’ve always been proud to be part of a community that isn’t about making a profit. Instead, CKUT FM is about consciousness-raising, 24/7, 365 days a year. Playing the music you love, carrying news and information you won’t hear anywhere else – on the topic of social justice, human rights, environmental activism, gender equality, you name it. We do it all on a shoestring budget, so when we come calling for your help during our funding drive, you know we really need it.

My radio show, The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, is about cutting-edge culture. It’s about dreaming beyond the barriers of cynical ‘common sense’ through radical sonic art forms, be they the working blues of the 20s or the avante garde drone of today. I program thematic segments that span all genres and styles of music, breaking down boundaries and (hopefully) opening minds.

This year I interviewed Colin Bryce, the legendary vocalist of Winnipeg’s Dub Rifles; Montreal zine scribe and scene-driver Jeff Miller; Gatineau-based artist / activist Emily Rose Michaud; Halifax underground icon Phollop Willing PA; poet-performer-griot Kaie Kellough; performance artist / activist Dayna McLeod; choreographer / dancer Karen Fennell; powerhouse musician Annabelle Chvostek; longstanding Ottawa folk organizer Chris White; performance artists Adriana Disman and Victoria Stanton; musician and environmental activist Rebecca Foon; and cultural / political cyclone Stefan Christoff.

This year’s funding drive edition of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law will feature Kyra Shaughnessy. Raised with a deep respect and connection to the land, in a multilingual environment, daughter of two alternative medicine practitioners with roots criss-crossing from India to Ireland, Shaughnessy’s identity as an artist is nourished by an uncommon diversity of experience. After her first open mic at Casa del Popolo in 2002 she was invited, at age 15, to participate in the CBC National poetry slam in the Festival Voix d’Ameriques. After several successful years in Montreal’s spoken word scene, Kyra decided to try her hand at song writing.

Often compared to the likes of Joan Baez and Ani DiFranco, Kyra’s music artfully combines elements of political folk and sacred songs to captivate audiences of all ages and all walks of life. Kyra released her first EP, One Step Closer, in 2009. This was quickly followed by a full-length self-titled album in 2010. Guitar and banjo in hand, she took to the road for several tours across Canada by bus and by train as part of the ViaRail Onboard Entertainment program. A song writing workshop on the Aran Islands in Ireland with accomplished singer-songwriter Brett Perkins in 2011 allowed her to further hone her craft and led to performances in Ireland, Denmark and Austria. Inspired by her many travels and an ever-deepening sense of “global citizenry”, Kyra released her third collection, Waiting for the Light, in 2013 before being accepted to the renowned École Nationale de la Chanson in Granby, QC, where she spent 10 months perfecting her French song writing skills. In March 2013 she participated in Manawan 2014, a pilot project led by Peace Partners bringing together Quebec and First Nations artists for a week of collaborative song writing and cultural exchange. It was during this project that Kyra was introduced to producer Dany Placard with whom she is currently working on a new collection of songs, with the support of the CALQ (Conseil des arts et des Lettres du Québec). You can look forward to hearing her new material in summer 2015!

If you’ve ever listened to The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, please consider pledging some cash during my funding drive radio show. It happens on October 27, from 12 to 2 p.m. Call the PLEDGE LINE during my show, 514-907-9424, and talk to the friendly people at CKUT. OR consider pledging to my show any time, on-line. Go to and click on the big green ‘make a pledge’ button!


Besides all the remarkable gifts available from CKUT for your pledge (which you can see here), for listeners of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, I’m offering a special selection of vinyl LPs from this year’s crate-digging (all in sweet shape). Evangelista, Rough Trade, rare Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush, Dead Kennedys, Public Image Ltd. … something for everyone! (None of the LPs are reissues, they’re all original pressings.)

I’ve also made a couple of CDR compilations of ultra-rare Jamaican reggae singles from the 70s, digitized just for you!


CDR reggae compilation of singles crate-dug by the hands of Vince:

R.G. Phanta-Stick! (vintage Jamaican singles found at the Salvation Army store): Max Romeo, Techniques All Stars, I Roy, Dillinger, Roy & Dillinger, Prince Jazzbo, Leroy Sibbles & The Heptones, Tafari All Stars, The Stingers, Upsetters, Johnnie Clarke, King Tubby & The Aggrovators, Jammy’s & King Tubby’s, Jimmy London, Impact All Stars, Sound Dimension, unknown artists

Lion Tone HiFi (vintage Jamaican singles found at the Salvation Army store): Max Romeo, Techniques All Stars, I Roy, Prince Jazzbo, IM & Sound Dimension, The Beltones, Sil Bell, Mighty Two, Lloydie, Rue-Lloyd, U Roy, Bucky Marshall, Rockingtime All Stars, Big Joe, Augustus Pablo, Youth Rasemung, unknown artists


Vinyl LPs (and two CDs) crate-dug by the hands of Vince:

Adam Ant: Friend or Foe LP ($25.00 pledge)

Rough Trade: Avoid Freud LP ($25.00 pledge)

Tracy Chapman: 1st LP with ‘Fast Car’, ‘Talking About a Revolution’ etc. ($25.00 pledge)

Evangelista: In Animal Tongue LP ($25.00 pledge)

Various Artists: Out of Sight! LP – pre-Velvets Lou Reed performances / compositions ($25.00 pledge)

Laurie Anderson: Big Science LP ($25.00 pledge)

Laurie Anderson: Home of the Brave LP ($25.00 pledge)

Tangerine Dream: Thief soundtrack LP – American pressing ($25.00 pledge)

Kate Bush: The Kick Inside LP ($25.00 pledge)

Kate Bush: Lionheart LP ($25.00 pledge)

Rickie Lee Jones: Pirates LP ($25.00 pledge)

Public Image Ltd: This Is Not A Love Song 4-track EP ($15.00 pledge)

New Order: Technique LP ($25.00 pledge)

Joni Mitchell: Hejira gatefold LP ($25.00 pledge)

Dead Kennedys: Frankenchrist EP ($25.00 pledge)

Human League: Crash gatefold LP still in shrinkwrap ($25.00 pledge)

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue Columbia Legacy CD ($10.00 pledge)

Sonic Youth: Bad Moon Rising CD ($10.00 pledge)

Klaus Schulze: Irrlicht CD, British pressing ($15.00 pledge)

Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 20 Oct 15 on CKUT FM

First set

FÜNF: Aimes-tu ma porte?
Jerusalem in my Heart: A Granular Buzuk

Second set

John Otway: Really Free
The Creation: Makin’ Time
Boney M: My Friend Jack
Mos Def: Blue Black Jack (feat. Shuggie Otis)
David Coulter & Ralph Carney: Did You?
Music From the Ethiopian Highlands: Simple Notched Flutes
Farouz: Ya Garatal Wadi
Thee Satisfaction: Nature’s Candy
Shabazz Palaces: Noetic Noiromantics
Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Sun Is Shining
Godley & Creme: Under Your Thumb
Concealer: Your Master’s Wishes
Deathgrips: Have A Sad Cum

Third set

Tom Kines: A Maid Goin’ to Comber
Jackson C. Frank: In The Pines
Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard: Banjo Picking Girl
The Rolling Stones: Happy (7″ mix)
Waylon Jennings: Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)
Faron Young: Yellow Bandana
Prefab Sprout: Faron Young (12″ Truckin’ Mix)
Waxahatchee: Poison
US Girls: Telephone Play no. 1
Prier & Landry: Wicked Love
Odd Limb: It’s An Alarm
Only A Visitor: Ask of You
Savages: Marshall Dear

Last song

Ought: Men For Miles


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