Sunday 21 February 2016

Episode 31

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Gong — "Ooby-Scooby Doomsday or the D-Day DJ's Got the D.D.T. Blues" (from Live Etc, 1977, recorded 1973?)

3. Haiku Salut — "Bleak and Beautiful (All Things)" (from Etch and Etch Deep, 2015)

4. Amoeba Split — "Dedicated To Us But We Weren't Listening" (from Dance of the Goodbyes, 2010)

5. Train — "Sputnik" (from Coo-Coo Out!, 1977)

6. Mars Volta — "Memories" (from The Bedlam In Goliath bonus DVD, 2008)

7. Soft Machine — "I Should Have Known" (from Jet Propelled Photographs, recorded 1967, released 1976)

8. The Boot Lagoon — "L'appareil Doux" (live at The Penny Theatre, Canterbury 2015-12-27)

9. Hatfield and the North — "Landcrabs" → "Lobster Extract" (recorded for French TV programme Rockenstock, September 1973)

10. Masahiko Sato — "The Notice Is Notice" (from Belladonna, 1975)

11. Wayne Horvitz — "One Bright Day" (from The President, 1987)

12. Homunculus Res — "Rifondazione Unghie" (from Limiti All'Egualianza Della Parte Con Il Tutto, 2013)

13. "We Did It Again" mix (almost) all known recorded versions, creatively mixed:
Soft Machine — "We Did It Again" (from The Soft Machine, 1968)
Bongwater — "We Did It Again" (from Double Bummer, 1988)
Henry Cow (feat. Robert Wyatt) — "We Did It Again" (from The Road: Volume 3, 2008, live in Paris, 1975-05-08)
Tirol — "We Did It Again" (live recording of unknown origin)
Soft Machine — "We Did It Again" (from Middle Earth Masters, recorded London 1967-09-16, released 2006)
Kevin Ayers and The Whole World — "We Did It Again" (from VPRO Radio, Netherlands, 1970-07-30)
Monty Oxymoron and Friends — "We Did It Again" (live in Brighton 2015-02-08)
Soft Machine — "We Did It Again" (from French TV, 1967)
Kevin Ayers and the Whole World — "We Did It Again" (from BBC Radio, 1970-05-07)
Achzeit — "We Did It Again" (unknown origin)
Brainville 3 — "Didditagin" (from Trial By Headline, 2008)
Pascale Comelade — "We Did It Again" (from My Degeneration: Electronics 1974–1983, 2014)
Soft Machine — "We Did It Again" (from Live at Henie Onstadt Art Centre 1971, recorded 1971-02-28, released 2009)
Robert Wyatt and Kevin Ayers — "We Did It Again" (bonus track from Middle Earth Masters, 2006)

14. Jefferson Airplane — "High Flyin' Bird" (bonus track from Takes Off, 1966)

15. Jefferson Airplane — "D.C.B.A.-25" (from Surrealistic Pillow, 1967)

16. Jefferson Airplane — "Martha" (from After Bathing At Baxters, 1967)

17. Jefferson Airplane — "Crown of Creation" (from Crown of Creation, 1968)

18. Jefferson Airplane — "Eskimo Blue Day" (live at Woodstock Festival, 1969-08-17)

19. Jefferson Airplane — "Run Around" (from Takes Off, 1966)

20. National Health — "Tenemos Roads" (live at London School of Economics, 1976-02-14)

21. Harmonia — "Live At Önkel Po In Hamburg" (from Documents 1975, released 2015)

22. Liam Magill — untitled (live in someone's front room, Westgate Close, Canterbury, 2011-03-26)

"Do You Know The Way to St. Tropez?": Steve Foster explores myth and reality during The Soft Machine's 1967 sojourn in the south of France, including claims of an hour-long "We Did It Again" performed naked at a pool party hosted by Brigitte Bardot.


Blogger Zappa said...

Looks like a Mary Wingish "Three of a Kind" set in there. Thanks for turning me on to all your shows, Matthew, (during the comments of The Avant Ghetto a few weeks ago). I've listened to about 7 of your shows so far, some early and some recent ones, all of which are as great as the best WFMU programs! They would fit right in on WFMU's archives. Great programming with very informative voiceover banter. Thanks again!

24 February 2016 at 05:13  
Blogger Gary A Lucas said...

Nice show, thanks for the Mars Volta, sort of a cross between the Material and Soft Machine version. I bet they heard the Material version first, and I bet they know Bill Laswell too. I wonder how many people he informed about Soft Machine? I bet a lot. Interesting tune 'We Did It Again'. I need to remember the story behind it. I'm sure Kevin listened to 'You Really Got Me' his share of times. :/ Thanks for the nod to Paul Kantner, RIP.

9 March 2016 at 18:50  

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