Podcast 2021.06 One With Everything

Spiritual psychedelia (even if it is a punchline). The music in this episode all tends toward the spiritual. This episode leads off with “Zenith” by Avdey, a track that explores how a person can become one with the universe, followed by “By the Hand of God” by Children’s Ice Cream. The playlist concludes with “Brotherhood of Eternal Love” by Miss Lava. A few of the tracks also explore altered consciousness. Along with “Furthur Ahead” by Word of Life and “Peyote Sunrise” by Robot God is “Turn off your mind, float downstream” from Tim, where are you now? an album that commemorates the centennial of Timothy Leary’s birth.

Karl Stefanovic was one of the hosts of Today on the Australian Nine Network when he interviewed the Dalai Lama. He ill advisedly used the opportunity to tell a joke that was lost on the Dalai Lama. “The Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop and says, ‘can you make me one with everything.'” The Dalai Lama has a good sense of humor and even if he didn’t immediately get the joke he was a good sport about, even eating a slice of pizza during a subsequent interview. Not to mention that this actually went much better than former professional wrestler and governor of Minnesota related a line from the movie Caddyshack to the Dalai Lama in cringeworthy fashion.

00:00 Turn Me On Dead Man – Intro
01:08 Avdey – Zenith
05:52 Children’s Ice Cream – By the Hand of God
08:52 E.O.D. – The Sign
15:02 Sam Rosenthal & Projekt Artists – Turn off your mind, float downstream
22:48 The Confederate Dead – In Sha’ Allah
28:19 High Priestess [edit] – GNOB
31:14 Mainliner – Blasphemy Hunter
40:30 Robot God – Peyote Sunrise
47:06 Word of Life – Furthur Ahead
54:22 Miss Lava – Brotherhood of Eternal Love

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Podcast 2021.05 Rewind

Reissues, Compilations & Archival Recordings Released in 2020

Labels and bands look through their back catalogs, often finding gems to reissue or to release for the first time. This episode of Turn Me On, Dead Man looks over such offerings that were released in 2020.

00:00 Turn Me On Dead Man – Intro
01:06 13th Floor Elevators – Roller Coaster
06:04 Sleep Spirit – I am an art teacher…
09:39 Kawabata Makoto & The Mothers of Invasion – Fripian Flipped Over Nifty Their King’
19:23 Honey Radar – Lilac Pharmacy
21:23 Jimi Hendrix Experience – Voodoo Child (Slight return)
27:33 Hawkwind – Space Is Deep
33:15 Bardo Pond – Adrop [edit]
45:46 Jon Hassell – Blues Nile
50:27 Mort Garson – Is He Trying to Tell Us Something
52:38 The Cynics – Hand in Hand
55:15 Mudhoney – Thirteenth Floor Opening
57:23 The Stooges – 1970 (I Feel Alright)

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Podcast 2021.04 A Time For Glory

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and what better way to mark the occasion than with some new psychedelia? Actually only two of the bands in this episode’s playlist are from the US. Four of the bands are from the UK where, I understand, the NFL is trying to establish a foothold. So anyway, the season comes to an end but the psychedelia goes on….

00:00 Turn Me On, Dead Man – Intro
01:06 Blood Moss – Lagoon
04:12 Dreamweapon – Rites of Lunacy
09:03 The Telephones UK – Graceless Bird
13:12 Castle Club – Today
16:28 Pilot Voyager – Fuzziness
23:18 Underweight – Head Drop
28:04 Black Helium – Pink Bolt Cvlt Nation Sessions
39:44 Lumerians – Transmission Overture
51:55 Kombynat Robotron – Poldhu

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Podcast 2021.03 Out of the Dust: 1960s Garage/Psych Compilations Released in 2020

Last year saw a steady stream of new 1960s garage/psych compilations. New comps fell into two categories: obscure international psychedelia or more familiar music reworked around some theme. The first set of this podcast focuses on international psychedelia, most of which are from small labels. The second set covers US and European music, with several of the tracks coming from ambitious box sets.

00:00 TMODM – Intro
02:00 I Ragazzi del Sole – Nostalgia Di Te
04:42 The Mod East – Angelita
06:43 Group Syaeed – Mosh Va Karnah
08:19 Os Litles – Maze
11:26 The Mebusas – Mr. Bull Dog
15:22 Baris Manco – Flower of Love
18:00 A. Halim & De’fictions – Kembali Lagi
21:20 Tabernash – Head Collect
24:18 Mike Batt – Fading Yellow
27:48 The Action – Look At The View
31:43 The Creation – Making Time
34:38 Dana Gillespie – Andy Warhol
37:01 Moonshine – Ring Around The Roses
41:25 Beefeaters – Night Flight
44:30 Deuter – Soham
48:00 Astral Army – Interstellar Shortwave
52:27 Carol Of Harvest – Put On Your Nightcap

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Podcast 2021.02 Weird and Unusual Noises

Some weird and unusual noises from recent weeks. This music comes from a variety of places, staring off with Miminokoto from Japan and ending with Huillin from Chile. Along the way we’ll hear two bands from Sweden–Sofielund from Malmö and Entheogens from Stockholm–and Year of Taurus from Pescara, Italy, as well as Taras Bulba from Fleetwood, UK. We’ll also hear from Mt. Mountain from Perth, Australia, and four American bands: Devil’s Club (Portland, OR), Psychiatric Metaphors (New Jersey), Epic Ganesh (Tallahassee) and Over Outers (San Francisco). It’s a battle for the mind.

00:00 TMODM – Intro
01:12 Miminokoto – Mayoiga
05:45 Mt. Mountain – Aplomb
10:12 Taras Bulba – The Moon On The Tides
14:36 Year of Taurus – Fever, When I Was a Child
18:29 Devil’s Club – Wolf
22:11 Sofielund – One thing leading to the next
25:56 Psychiatric Methaphors – Body Snatchers
30:05 Enthoegens – Fire At Will
35:46 Epic Ganesh – Hare Krishna
41:32 Over Outers – Nancy Sings 2
47:58 Huillin – La verdad de la vida está en la impulsividad de la materia

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Podcast 2021.01 Peace and Love: A Warning

This year is already starting out as strangely as the year we left behind but already some cool music has come out. This episode features garage rock and psychedelia released either late last year or in the new year. I’m warning you with peace and love… Anyway, peace and love, peace and love.

00:00 TMODM – Intro
01:37 Tomorrow Never Knows – Six Sixty Six
06:00 The Myriad Dharma – Feel The One
09:05 The Chans – Mind Sweeper
12:24 Dusty Mush – The Features of Your Mind
15:45 The Psychotic Sidewinders – Cold
19:16 Black Temple – Surrender
22:27 Cave Suns – Surt Skum
26:45 The Family Industrial Complex – (I went down to) Strawberry Fields
30:27 Dark Fog – The Contract
38:13 Narrowleaf – Howlin’ In The New Dawn
44:43 Stonegrass – Tea

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Podcast 2020.20 The Last Days

How do you conclude a year like 2020? I’ve already posted my “Best of 2020” compilation, but I wanted to close out the year by focusing on a few record labels that had a substantial impact in 2020. In particular I wanted to focus on I Heart Noise. This episode also features tracks by Raving Pop Blast, Flower Room, Cardinal Fuzz, and Psychedelic Source Records, who managed to put out one last compilation of 2020. Happy new year, everybody. Let’s hope 2021 is better than 2020.

00:00 TMODM – Intro
01:19 Solilians – There Is No Michigan
06:06 Aydin – Cellini
09:43 Skyjelly – Seein It
15:31 William Carlos Whitten – In My Borsalino, Pointing a Revolver
18:00 Turkish Delight – Go Baby
20:17 Sawdust Caesars!! – Flower Pop Show
21:06 Matt LaJoie – Shine a Light on the Light
28:35 Lemurian Folk Songs – Disease Mind I
39:55 Alien Mustangs – Fairy Meadows
49:12 The Janitors – Through The Storm And Into Chaos
56:30 Mugstar – Deep Is The Air
58:18 Petridisch – C/D/E

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The Best of 2020

One of the bright spots of this year of quarantine was that a lot of great music was released. I started the Turn Me On, Dead Man podcast just about this time last year, though I certainly had no idea what was in store for the coming year. Putting together the podcasts turned out to be a great way to use the time I had at home. At first I only contacted a couple of bands but by the time everything was shutting down I was emailing the artists as a matter of course. I was surprised how many bands offered thoughtful responses to my questions.

About my choices for the best of 2020, I actually made four lists. The first a Mixcloud compilation of some of the best tracks of 2020, followed by a list (in no particular order) of some of the best albums of 2020. After that is a list of reissues, compilations and live albums, and finally some singles and EPs–again, in no particular order.

Before I get to that, I’d just like to get one complaint off my chest. My biggest musical disappointment of the year was the delay of the Beatles Let It Be box set. In each of the last three years, Santa has brought me a wonderful Beatles box set (2017: Sgt. Pepper, 2018: The White Album, and 2019: Abbey Road). I was all set for Let It Be this year, complete with the new documentary by Peter Jackson. But like a lot of things in this past year, that didn’t happen. Instead, Apple Music issued this inexplicable little EP on Christmas day. At Home with the Beatles? WTF?

OK, with that out of the way, on with the lists. First up is my best-of-2020 compilation on Mixcloud. Most of these tracks were included on a podcast earlier in the year, but not all.

00:00 Herbcraft – Eon Rd
06:10 Firefriend – Ongoing Crash
10:18 Strange Motel – Dissonance
13:32 Tambourinen – Wollensak
16:39 The Cosmic Rabbit Holes – The Echo Trees
20:00 The Electric Myrrs – Castles in the Sand (The Adventures of Canvas Outtake)
23:23 Dark Fog – In the Background of Your Mind
25:18 Tia Carrera – Layback
32:29 Helicon – In The End
35:56 Alien Mustangs – Waiting The Dawn
40:54 Long Slow Dissolve – Into Darkness
52:44 Yuri Gagarin – The Outskirts of Reality
60:56 Spiral Wave Nomads – Ten Color Ritual
68:15 Satorinaut – Exclusive All Inclusive
82:45 Liquidacid – Karma Driving
95:05 Pilot Voyager – Tremulous

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Podcast 2020.19 Bogey Dope

What a strange year this has been. I’m sure we could all list several things that have been terrible, but the psychedelia released during this year continues to dazzle. Most of the tracks in this episode have been released in the final quarter of 2020, with a couple of re-releases thrown in, as well. The playlist concludes with “End of Forever” by Samsara Blues Experiment, a fitting sendoff.

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00:00 TMODM – Intro
01:35 The Cosmic Rabbit Holes – The Echo Trees
05:10 Firefriend – Three-Dimensional Sound Glitch
09:25 Tambourinen – Wollensak
12:44 Self-Immolation Music – Heaven Is Real
16:52 a/lpaca – 24h a day
18:13 Hypnodrone Ensemble – Biglove
24:27 Joseph of Kirenzi – Acid Wave
30:30 The Gjlioteens – The Summer Was Gone
33:56 Upupayāma – Green Cabana
39:45 Grr Boo – This Summer’s About To Bring Me To My End (Single Version)
42:40 Experimental Psychedelic Club – Golden Teacher
52:01 Samsara Blues Experiment – End Of Forever

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Podcast 2020.18 The Truth, Unity and Love Show: Psychedelic Source Records

One of the best discoveries of the year for me has been Psychedelic Source Records. Over the course of the year, I’ve featured tracks by Satorinaut, Lemurian Folk Songs, Pilot Voyager and Liquidacid, all affiliated with Psychedelic Source Records, a music collective of bands that share members and jam together. Located primarily in Páty, Hungary, Psychedelic Source Records has been prolific of late, with each of the artists releasing multiple albums in recent months. Psychedelic Source Records have made all of these recordings available at name your price on Bandcamp. Below you will find a linked word cloud with several of the artists and albums from Psychedelic Source Records, as well as an interview I did by email recently with Bence Ambrus.

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00:00 TMODM – Intro
01:32 psychedelic source records – Only the Song II
10:23 Satorinaut – Medieval Gran Tourismo
22:00 Bence Ambrus – We Are All Around
27:38 Liquidacid – Dimeshift
37:25 Pilot Voyager – Melted Lights
43:17 Rawna – Third Eye of the Sun
51:00 Lemurian Folk Songs – La Caleta

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