Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 5 May 15 on CKUT FM


First set

Björk: Black Lake
The Clash: Justice Tonight / Kick it Over

Second set

Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test: Captains of Industry
Fays: Quiet War
Pascale Picard: No War At All
Ian Ketaku: Tri-Polar
Paul Kantner & Grace Slick: Earth Mother
Lido Pimienta: audience banter / La Capacidad (live)
The Beach Boys: Surf’s Up
Name No Name: Track 8
Shearing Pinx: Tropical Dementia
Robert Gordon: Black Slacks

Third set

FKA Twigs: Closer
Superchunk: Girl U Want
Minor Threat: I Don’t Wanna Hear It
Savages: Strife
LoneLady: If Not Now
Lower Dens: Lamb
Death Grips: Big House
Micachu: Eat Your Heart
Belle & Sebastian: The State I Am In (BBC Session July 1996)
Annabelle Chvostek: This Night
Julian Cope: Double Vegetation
Conduct: A Figure
St.Vincent: Bring Me Your Loves

Last song

Valiska & Zenjungle: Derive

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 28 Apr 15 on CKUT FM


First set

Neneh Cherry & The Thing: Dirt (Kurzmann remix)
Savages: Dream Baby Dream (live)
Eric Chenaux: Summer & Time

Second set

Bob Dylan: My Woman She’s A-Leavin’
Grouper: Being Her Shadow
Tara Jane O’Neil: The Lull The Going

Be The Media set

Annabelle Chvostek: Be the Media
Interview with Annabelle Chvostek pt. 1
Annabelle Chvostek: Black Hole
Interview with Annabelle Chvostek pt. 2
Annabelle Chvostek: This Night

Fourth set

Bikini Kill: Rebel Girl
DEVO: Girl U Want
Wee Papa Girls: Rebel Rap
The Troggs: With A Girl Like You
Van Morrison: You Know What They’re Writing About
Julian Cope: Pristeen
Dory Previn: The Game
Kay Starr: Wheel Of Fortune
Gilda Radner: Audition / I Love To Be Unhappy
Belle and Sebastian: The Stars of Track and Field (BBC Session 1996)
High Dials: Yestergraves
Kate Atkinson: Something Overheard

Last song

MidPines: Mars

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 21 Apr 15 on CKUT FM


Ryan’s song

Jennifer Castle: Sailing Away

First set

Eric Chenaux: Poor Time
Neneh Cherry & The Thing: Sudden Moment (Merzbow remix)

Second set

Stefan Christoff & Nick Schofield: Illimité
Wendy Atkinson: In The Off Season
Adam Basanta: Instant Gris II
Fusetron: Track 2
Fe-Mail: A Merry Day In The Woods (live)
Minor Threat: Filler
Cancer Bats: True Zero
Milk and Bone: Pressure
Beach House: Troublemaker
Moon: Gomorrah
Kurvi Tasch: Lay Me Down
Notta Comet: Fascism

Third set

Bob Marley & The Wailers: Kaya + version 2 (Lee Perry sessions)
Big Youth: I Light and I Salvation
Public Image Ltd.: Careering (Peel session December 1979)
LoneLady: Into The Cave
Savages: City’s Full
Graham Parker: Love Gets You Twisted
Elvis Costello: (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
Joe Jackson: Real Men
Captain Sensible: The Man Who’s Gotten Everything

Last song

Warm Wave: God’s Bad Poems

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 14 Apr 15 on CKUT FM


First set

Yes: Yours Is No Disgrace
Led Zeppelin: In My Time Of Dying

Second set

Peter Frampton: All I Want To Be (Is By Your Side) (live)
Heart: Just The Wine
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Until It’s Time For You To Go
Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris: Farther Along
Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard: West Virginia My Home
Janis Joplin: Mary Jane
Ry Cooder: Tamp ‘Em Up Solid
Eric Chenaux: The Henri Favourite
Susie Ibarra & Mark Dresser: Pro-Tone
Neneh Cherry & The Thing: Golden Heart (Legacy Dub, remix by Lasse Marhaug)
Joni Mitchell: Slouching Toward Bethlehem (based on The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats)

Third set

White Hills: Glitter Glamour Atrocity (from Doom Chuggy comp.)
Death Grips: I’m Overflow
Lower Dens: Propagation
Moon: Meridian
Siskyou: Imbecile Thoughts
Micachu: Sweetheart
Julian Cope: Hanging Out and Hung Up On The Line
St. Vincent: Regret
The Clash: Pressure Drop
Bjork: Lionsong
Milk and Bone: New York

Last song

Anamai: Half

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 7 Apr 15 on CKUT FM


First set

Philip Glass: Koyaanisqatsi / Vessels
Suuns and Jerusalem in my Heart: 3attam Babey

The Sly Stone Set

Bobby Freeman: C’mon and Swim (1964)
Beau Brummels: Laugh Laugh (December 1964)
The Tikis: Pay Attention to Me (1965)
Beau Brummels: Just a Little (1965)
Great Society: Somebody to Love (1966)
Sly & the Family Stone: Underdog (first single 1967)
Sly & the Family Stone: Dynamite (1968)
Joe Hicks: Home Sweet Home (pt. 2) (single September 1969)
6IX: I’m Just Like You (outtake – full band version November 1969)
Sly & the Family Stone: Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (single December 1969)
Little Sister: You’re The One (pts. 1&2) (single January 1970)
Sly Stone: Just Like a Baby (demo 1970)
6IX: Dynamite (single December 1970)
Sly & the Family Stone: Thank You Africa (1971)

The Space and Time set

Grimes: Vowels – Space and Time
Milk and Bones: Easy to Read
Alfa: Time Machine
Moon: 1000 Natural Shocks
Cancer Bats: Satellites
Wendy Atkinson: 16 Hours of Daylight
Nick Schofield and Stefan Christoff: Decompose

Last song

Anamai: Half (alt. version)
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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 31 Mar 15 on CKUT FM

First set

Noveller: Starve (Glasslands 19 Apr 12)
Lower Dens: In The End Is The Beginning

John, I’m Only Dancing set 1

Paul Robeson: John Henry
Topsy Chapman: Roll Jordan Roll
Burl Ives: On Top of Old Smokey / John Henry
Shelley Fabares: Johnny Angel
Joannie Sommers: Johnny Get Angry
Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode
The Beach Boys: Sloop John B.
Bob Dylan: Johnny Todd
Sandy Denny: John the Gun
Unknown Jamaican artist: Ride On Johnny
David Bowie: John, I’m Only Dancing (1st version 1972)
Burning Spear: John Burns Skank
David Bowie: John, I’m Only Dancing (2nd version 1973)
Patti Smith: Land

John, I’m Only Dancing set 2

David Bowie: John, I’m Only Dancing (3rd version 1975)
Bob Marley: Johnny Was (alt. mix)
Iggy Pop: Lust For Life
DEVO: Come Back Jonee
Television: Little Johnny Jewel
X: Johnny Hit and Run Pauline
Robert Palmer: Johnny and Mary
Liz Phair: Dance of the Seven Veils
St. Vincent: Prince Johnny
Patti Smith: Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be?

Last song

The Waterboys: A Girl Called Johnny / I Will Not Follow
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An Interview with Colin Newman of WIRE


Back in June 1988, I was the host of This Show is History on CKUT FM in Montreal. One of the station’s staff members asked me if I was interested in interviewing Wire, and I happily accepted the opportunity to see the band for free. The interview took place in the dressing room of Club Soda, then located on Parc Avenue near Fairmont. The batteries for CKUT’s Marantz tape recorder had run down, so it was necessary to find an electrical outlet. Oddly enough, the only plug to be found was in one of the little make-up booths, complete with mirror surrounded by lightbulbs, that Club Soda provided for its performers. Colin Newman and I crammed ourselves into this booth – Colin had made himself available while the rest of the band went through a sound check onstage. As the interview begins, someone can be heard reciting nonsense syllables for the mic check. The noise level from the sound check (drums, bass, guitar) gets louder and louder throughout the thirty minute interview, until Newman has to leave to do his part.

Despite the dubious audio quality, an edited version of the audio recording was prepared for broadcast in 1988. For the first time, the transcript of the entire interview has been published on CKUT FM’s Time Capsule page. Find it here.