This two-hour episode is divided into three parts. The opening sets are recent psychedelia, followed by a few archival releases including one from the Beatles latest super deluxe box set of Revolver. The last set is extended, mainly improvised tracks.
This episode also features a track from the compilation “Purple Haze From East Vol. 1” which collects 20 recordings from Chinese psychedelic and avant-garde artists. This compilation was recently released by WV Sorcerer Productions, which is based in France and China, but that’s about all I know about them. Through a brief exchange with them I discovered that they do plan to release a Vol. 2.
The theme of this episode is the “Paul is dead” rumor. As I mentioned in a previous episode I’ve been running a lot this year and I took the picture that I used for the cover image of this episode while I was out running not too long ago. I was coming down a hill and noticed that someone had spray painted “MISS HIM” with an arrow on the pavement. I have no idea what that might mean but it put me in mind of the rumor that circulated in 1969 that Paul McCartney had died three years earlier and that the Beatles had replaced him with a lookalike. So not only is that the theme of this episode, the “Paul is dead” rumor is also where I got the name of the podcast itself–Turn Me On, Dead Man.
We’ll also hear a couple of other recent archival releases. After the Beatles I’ll be playing a Peel Session track from the Heads reissue of Under Sided. And then we’ll hear a live recording Suzuki Junzo made a few years ago. Junzo is still recovering from injuries he suffered earlier this year, although I haven’t heard any updates about him in a while. This live recording just surfaced last week on the Bandcamp page called We Love You, Junzo.
We survived an election in the US this week. One of the results of the midterm elections was that Colorado became the second state to legalize magic mushrooms. That, along with Maryland and Missouri legalizing marijuana, indicates that the “war on drugs” may be finally winding down.
00:22 The Landscape – The Stair
05:20 The Flower Machine – Painting Black Rainbows
07:17 Split Moon – Feel Free
14:26 阿鳴 Aming – 是我的腦海 還是雲的末端 Mind Cloud
18:27 Los Palms – Scared Of Saturday Nights
21:13 Solar Corona – Parker S.P.
26:34 Morningface – Are You Gonna Set Me Free
30:00 Space Shepherds – Life On Terra
38:42 Bhopal’s Flowers – Byrd Of The Tree
42:39 The Dandy Chainsaw Massacre – Loud Sonic Dharmadelica
46:35 Andrew Thomas Jacobs – Bend to the Fire
51:35 The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)
55:29 The Heads – False Heavy (Peel Session)
1:01:06 Suzuki Junzo – Chi No Mure
1:16:40 Robot God – Sleepwalking
1:27:24 Space Invaders – Freak Waves
1:40:55 Dos Brujos – Dahr I