Don’t Blame Me

Nick Lowe can’t make a bad song no matter how hard he tries (and he tries hard here), a forerunner of rap music from 1946 (seriously) and a lounge version of “I’ve Got the Music In Me” where the singer is either drunk or high or…something…and give a performance you kind of need to hear…

Can You Hear Me

We start digging at the bottom of the rabbit hole.  This week features a 1968 self released psychedelic pop album by a drag queen, a sort of DIY Kate Bush-like obscurity named Rebecca and a child singing a country song asking his mommy to stop being a stripper– and that’s just the beginning.  Dig deep,…

We All Go Crazy

Let’s all exhale a sigh of relief and remind ourselves that the future might not be a completely Mad Max one. Rather, it can be full of Malaysian covers of 1960s hippie songs, or Italian soundtrack scores, Brazilian psych rock bands named after 19th century US presidents or even some good ol’ Old Skool hip…

There Are No Ice Cubes Down In Hell

It’s time for Swiss minimal wave, novelty polka that hasn’t aged well, funk from Trinidad and Tobago and more of the usual unusual. Let’s try and de-stress together, shall we? Songs Played Spike “Your Time Will Come” [Low Profile] 1981 Starforce 1 “Space Agent” [Starforce 1] 1981 Anthony ‘Reebop’ Kwaku Bah “200 To 500 Years…

Halloween Challenge

Cheesy awesome songs from horror films of the 1970s and 80s! Songs Played Carlo Maria Cordio “Goblins Are Coming” [Troll 2 Original Soundtrack] Reissue from 2017, Originally released 1990 Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerry Casale featuring Toni Basil “Slaughterhouse Rock” [Slaughterhouse Rock OST] 1980 Chester Novell Turner “Tales from the QuadeaD Zone” [Tales from the QuadeaD…

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…