Podcast 2023.09 Tomorrow Is a Drag

B-movie Beat poetry and current psychedelic music in this episode of Turn Me On, Dead Man.

time artist title
00:23 The Mango Furs Float
03:44 GNOB Altar & The Sacrifice
14:03 Black Snake Moan Fire
18:11 Cannabus Cannabust
25:55 Giobia Consciousness Equals Energy
29:55 Some Pills For Ayala Sore
34:07 Brick Road Mantra for Sacred Ranges
37:46 Crude Vaga​ç​e
46:29 Psychic Lemon Volver
53:44 Motus Space Rips

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#AcidRock #Cosmic #DesertRock #Devotional #Doom #Drone #Eastern #Fuzz #GarageRock #HardRock #Heavy #HeavyPsych #Instrumental #Krautrock #Meditation #Neopsychedelia #ProgRock #PsychBlues #Psychedelic #PsychedelicPop #PsychedelicRock #RagaRock #Riffs #Shoegaze #SpaceRock #Spiritual #StonerRock

This epsiode of Turn Me On, Dead Man features a Beat poetry reading from the 1958 movie High School Confidential. I had never seen High School confidential before but watched it because one of the artists in this episode, Cannabus, sampled a bit of dialog from that movie. I googled the lines and found it on YouTube. The movie itself is pretty terrible, but right in the middle of an otherwise ridiculous movie is an inspired Beat poetry performance. The scene seems completely out of place in this movie and the woman has no other part in the film. Like everything else in High School Confidential they miss the mark with this scene, accompanying the world weary poetry with strangely upbeat barrelhouse. Still, Philippa Fallon’s performance made me want to say “Crazy, man!”

In an atmosphere of fear of juvenile deliquency, High School Confidential tried (sort of) to educate the audience about rampant drug use among teenagers in the 1950s–perhaps it’s more accurate to say that they wanted to scare the hell out of middle class white parents about what their kids were really up to. One of the messages of the movie is that young people speak in code, and the movie goes all in on youth slang. Featured in this episode is the Canadian band, Cannabus. In their track “Cannabust” they sample some of the expository dialog by the police commissioner, who clues in the school staff about drug slang the kids are all using. I always enjoy a good bad B-movie, so thanks to them for turning me on to this film.

July 7, 2023

Some Pills For Ayala

#Fuzz #HeavyPsych #Shoegaze #StonerRock #SpaceRock

Some Pills for Ayala, is the solo project of the Chilean musician Nestor Ayala (At Devil Dirt), Some pills for Ayala is a psychedelic experience, astral travel, the use of medicinal drugs that transcend consciousness, space and freedom to use music as a tool to experience sensations and states of mind. You can enter a trip on each song.

May 9, 2023

The Mango Furs

#GarageRock #ProgRock #PsychedelicPop #PsychedelicRock #Shoegaze

Psychedelic pop jams from Nashville, Tennessee.

May 1, 2023


#Eastern #HeavyPsych #PsychedelicRock #RagaRock #StonerRock

GNOB are a heavy psych band from London who are tinged with Eastern and Arabic influences!
GNOB are…
Nicholas Georgiou: Guitar, Vocals, Percussion.
Ben Kenobi Le Marchant: Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.
Luke Tomkins: Guitar.
Richard Noakes: Drums, Percussion, Santoor.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on your music?
Nick: I think world music in general has really influenced the band. Anything from afro psych, 60s Turkish/Arab standards and psych, Eastern fuzz, Mali sounds, folk,Latin jazz, Brazilian/Portuguese 60’s
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Nick: For me personally it was when Goat released their debut album… World Music blew me away and still does.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Nick: Our second album, ‘GNOB II’ is being released on vinyl through Drone Rock Records this August where we’ll playing a few gigs up promote it. We’ll be gigging in and around London from July through to November ✌🏼

April 28, 2023


#AcidRock #GarageRock #Krautrock #Neopsychedelia #ProgRock #Psychedelic #SpaceRock

From Discogs: Acid rock, psychedelic band from Milan, Italy; their name comes from an ancient pre-christian festivity celebrated in Northern Italy when a big straw puppet resembling a witch is burnt as a propitiatory ritual towards the forces of nature.
Stefano ‘Bazu’ Basurto – string instruments, vocals
Melissa Crema – organs, synthesizers, vocals
Paolo ‘Detrji’ Basurto – bass
Pietro D’Ambrosio – drums

April 20, 2023


#DesertRock #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock #StonerRock

Stoner rock band from Welland, Ontario.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on The Maple Spliff Sessions?
Cannabus: We take influence from a lot of different Stoner Rock bands like Nebula, Dead Meadow, Earthless, Radio Moscow. We also take heavy influence from the Blues and Psychedelic Rock sound.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Cannabus: Welcome Home To Sky Valley-Kyuss , Dead Meadow’s Self-Titled Album And Black Sabbath’s Self Titled.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Cannabus: We plan on playing some shows in Hamilton /Toronto this coming summer too be announced soon.We also hope to have some new music for everyone by late summer so stay tuned!

April 7, 2023


#DesertRock #Fuzz #GarageRock #HeavyPsych #Heavy #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #Riffs #StonerRock

From Bandcamp: “Inspired by the psychedelic movement of the 60s and 70s and contemporary bands like Earthless & Radio Moscow, Motus brings heavy psychedelic rock. Live shows are filled with energetic songs and controlled chaos. Expect grooves, a dirty bass sound and heavy, psychedelic guitar riffs.”
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on your Here Comes The Sun?
Motus: The two main influences for the record, but also the band in general, are Earthless and Radio Moscow. In terms of sound and production, a big factor was the fact that we did everything ourselves together with our good friend Dirk. We really wanted the record to come as close as possible to a live show. Recording it live in our rehearsalspace with Dirk behind the desk, played a big part in the vibe and sound of the record.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Motus: It’s really hard to just pick one record that changed our lives, but Radio Moscow’s Live! In California had a huge impact on all of us. Live records always hit different. In that regard a lot of what Earthless have put out is mind blowing, even their studio albums. More recently, Night Parade of One Hundred Demons by Earthless has to be the one record that completely blew us away.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Motus: To be honest we don’t know what’s next… When we started out we didn’t really set any goals, apart from having fun, playing shows and writing the music we love. So to play Down The Hill festival last summer, just a few months after our first gig, sharing the stage with insane bands like El Perro and Karkara, was unreal. At the moment we are writing new material, so there’ll probably be a new release at the end of this year or at the start of 2024. In the meantime we just want to play awesome gigs and if we’re allowed to dream… an invite to play Duna Jam would be the holy grail for us. Other festivals like Roadburn, Sonic Whip, Desertfest are also what dreams are made of. So let’s hope something like that lies in the future for us, who knows… .

April 7, 2023

Psychic Lemon

#HardRock #Instrumental #Krautrock #ProgRock #PsychedelicRock

Psychic Lemon is from London. “Space rock for austerity Britain.”
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Studio Jams Volume 6?
PL: With the departure of our bass player, we’ve had to experiment with other ways of building the harmonic foundation and low end of our music. We’ve enjoyed using synth parts, and an easy way to create is to play along to bass loops. In fact, I would say looping, synths and guitar and polyrhythms are where we’re at now. We love drones and repetition, so we’re in a happy place.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
PL: Blimey. I’m not sure that singularity exists.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
PL: We want to get some vinyl out there and start gigging again. We have an album almost already to go and other tracks too that we’re not sure what do with, but expect to hear something from us very soon 🙂

April 4, 2023


#Doom #PsychedelicRock #StonerRock

Crude is based in Lisbon, Portugal
Jam based, trip focused stoner rock, acknowledging were we came from and setting the controls for the sun. Post Rock and Yo La Tengo catches Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin trying to peg Pink Floyd.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
Crude: It’s harder than it should to pinpoint a biggest influence, but if we had to run with one it would probably be Yawning Man.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Crude: We are all kindred spirits but with spread out life changing music that coalesces into what is Crude, so we would have to allocate one record per member:
Edgar (guitar) – The Mothers of Invention – We’re only in it for the money
Ivan (bass) – Diamanda Galas – Plague Mass
Pedro (drums) – Russian Circles – Station
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Crude: Well… our cosmic journey has indeed taken a twist of spatial separation. You see, our collective consciousness is scattered across vast dimensions, forcing us to navigate the cosmic sea in different corners of the universe. But alas, when the cosmic alignment permits, we emerge from our ethereal realms, converging upon a chosen city to create sonic ripples that defy the very fabric of time and space. We call it our “jam teleportation” sessions. We’re plotting our trajectory to grace the stages of the UK and Portugal, spreading our otherworldly vibrations far and wide. The logistics of intergalactic travel may present their challenges, but we’re determined to transcend them, even if it means temporarily bending the laws of physics.

March 31, 2023

Brick Road

#Devotional #Cosmic #Drone #Meditation #Psychedelic #Spiritual

Brick Road is based in Edmonton, Alberta.
A diverse collection of tracks that didn’t make Brick Road III and everything else after. Includes: psychedelic realms, local idiot folk, strumming mantras, and blown-out electronics.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Sea Stones Above Dark Skies?
BR: As far as the music goes, influences span across classic and recent minimalist+psychedelic music in tandem with personal religion. The overall layout of the album was influenced by big adventurous albums such as the Spectral Lore’s III and Sun city girls’ 330003 crossdressers from beyond the Rig Veda.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
BR: Many records. But I think the most on-the-spot pivotal experience was Machine Gun by Peter Brötzmann. Total obliteration of musical normalities.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
BR: The same as always; Just jamming and taking it easy. I got a new band called Golden Sun Trio and we’ve got an album coming out in the next month or two. Also new Mossripper in the works too.

March 11, 2023

Black Snake Moan

#Neopsychedelia #PsychBlues #PsychedelicRock

Atypical to most one man bands, Marco Contestabile’s work is inspired by a broad spectrum of artists, which culminates in a sound threaded with spiritual evocation. Black Snake Moan is a sound research project with deep roots in the atmospheres of blues and psychedelic rock.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
MC: The strongest influence on my music has been 1960s psychedelic rock music and Mississippi Delta Blues. At the age of 16, I discovered rock’n’roll and the psychedelic rock world and youth cultural movement after watching Woodstock 1969.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
MC: The record that changed my life was the first album by The Doors. I was mesmerized by the sonic evocation, arrangements and lyrics that were so meaningful. To this day I still discover new sensations that surprise me again and again.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
MC: After the making of Fire & What You See, I am working on the new album and will promote until the end of the year the double singles and then promote the next album. I have a lot of material to share. There will be many new features for the project, which is constantly progressing and evolving.

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