I Was a Teen-Age Monster: Halloween Spooktacular!

Vampires, zombies, mummies, oh my– It’s the Esoteria Halloween Spooktacular! Join me for a deep dive into the darkest, eeriest record bins the world has to offer. Songs Played Los Wawanco “Vienen Las Brujas” [b/w Canta Y Llora Mi Acordeón] 1980 Anton LaVey “Satan Takes A Holiday (Instrumental)” [Satan Takes A Holiday] 1995 Monsieur Goraguer…

The Disadvantages Of You

We’ve got a country ode to a Martian woman, a lot of strange Moog driven madness and stuff like Chinese disco, Yugoslavian darkwave and Brazilian funk that I can’t even begin to pronounce correctly. Yup, it’s time for Esoteria again! Songs Played Jim Moss “When A Martian Woman Loves An Earth Man” [b/w Drinking My…

The Producers: John Cale

This is the first in a series of shows where I will focus on the producers behind the music. First up, all around genius John Cale. Songs Played The Producers Ensemble “Opening Night” [The Producers (Original Broadway Cast Recording)] 2001 John Cale “Villa Albani (Instrumental)” [Villa Albani] 1983 The Stooges “I Wanna Be Your Dog”…

Get A Hold Of Yourself

Canadian power-pop! Bahamian psych funk! A musician named Q! Also, ANOTHER musician named Q, but not the same Q at all! Get a hold of yourself and hop on the train to the land where forgotten songs and buried treasures come alive. Songs Played Rexy “Perfect Day” [Running Out of Time] 1981 Modernettes “Barbra” [Teen…

Ooh, Ah, Yeah!

Lotta funk, lotta post-punk, and a lotta other genres that don’t rhyme as well!  Songs Played Zalatnay Sarolta “Hadd Mondjam El” [Hadd Mondjam El] 1973 Pulsallama “The Devil Lives In My Husband’s Body” [b/w Ungawa Pt.II (Way Out Guiana)] 1982 Departmentstore Santas “Play In The Sun” [At The Medieval Castle Nineteen 100-Year Lifetimes Since] 1984…

Atomic Letter

Exploding Seagulls, Inflatable Boy Clams, Theatre of Sheep and a lot of other bands that don’t have animal related names, but don’t worry, you probably haven’t heard of these bands either (unless you’re a fan of Rochelle Rosenthal & The Kickball Queen or Androids of Mu, which if so…awesome!) Tune in for a heady stew…

Here Comes That Sound Again

Who says there’s no such thing as British Disco? Ummm….. I guess history. Well, here’s an hour of it anyway! Songs Played The Real Thing “Can You Feel the Force” [b/w Children Of The Ghetto] Hi-Tension “Hi-Tension (Disco Mix)” [b/w Girl I Betcha (Disco Mix)] Kelly Marie “Feels Like I’m In Love” [b/w I Can’t…

Story of My Life

Your day could probably use some synthy reggae from the Faroe Islands or some cosmic disco from Bulgaria or some unknown new wave from 1980s Portland. Join me on a trip around the world for some of the best and most obscure music from the last seventy years. Songs Played Мими Иванова И „Старт“ (Mimi…

The Real Thing

Hey, another theme! I’ve got some new wave, post-punk, sythpop and darkwave from 1979-1986. Don’t worry, you’ve only maybe heard one of these before! Songs Played The Fabulous Stains “The Professionals” [Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains OST] 1982 Polyrock “Romantic Me” [Polyrock] 1980 Two Minds Crack “Cry Cry Cry” [Cry Cry Cry] 1986 Images…

Here Comes The Man With The Jive

People have been making records about drugs since recorded music was a thing. Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, the Ink Spots and many more sing about their recreational choices, and not in a veiled way. Songs Played Bea Foote “Weed” [10″ single] 1938 Cab Calloway and His Orchestra “The Man From Harlem” [b/w Bugle Call Rag]…