Podcast 2021.20 Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

We are living in a time where we’re rethinking “forever wars” and that includes the war on drugs. Legalization/decriminalization drives, particularly for psychedelics, are underway in several cities and states across the US. Psychedelics are also under serious study for their mental health benefits. Alongside these developments is a resurgence of psychedelic music. The music featured in this episode comes from the US, Europe (Fairyport Convent from Poland and The Spacelords from Germany) and Latin America (Los Tabanos Experience from Chile and Khan Khan from Mexico). This episode opens with the Burning Balloons, a collaboration between Ben Bachman (High Tiny Hairs, Fuck Knights) from Minnesota and Raul Romero (The Flashback V, Psiconautes, Lola) from Barcelona.

04:22 The Burning Balloons – Drained
10:49 Fairyport Convent – Partizan Underground
17:09 Dark Fog – Floor Ceiling
22:53 Babe Ruthless – Aqua Cola
22:53 Los Tabanos Experience – The Wooden Curse
41:03 Evolfo – Zuma Loop
27:19 Khan Khan – Nubes de Mayo
27:19 Reality Cult – Close My Doors
41:03 The Electric Myrrs – Salvation (4 Miles)
41:03 The Spacelords – Liquid Sun remix

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Podcast 2021.17 Burned To The Ground

A lot of people have experienced loss in the last year. Sometimes music can help in difficult times–old favorites and new favorites. In this episode I’m going to focus on new tracks by some of the leading voices of current psychedelia (and garage rock, too) released on some of the most prominent indie labels. This episode more than most demonstrates how we’re in a psychedelic renaissance.

01:18 Meatbodies – Reach For The Sunn
06:09 Night Beats – Shadow
09:04 Goat – Queen of the Underground
14:59 New Candys – Begin Again
20:00 Ty Segall – Pictures
24:32 Acid Mothers Temple – Free Your Infinity Desire
32:09 Cosmic Dead – Crater Creator
36:25 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Butterfly 3000
39:12 Darkside – Narrow Road
43:41 Wavves – Hideaway
47:31 Six Organs of Admittance – All That They Left You
53:51 King Buffalo – Burning

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Podcast 2021.16 Joy Ride: Reissues Released in 2021

A look at some of the reissues that have come out recently. The tracks in this episode come from every decade since the 1970s, but have been reissued in some form this year. Breaks come from the wonderfully awful 1976 short film Joy Ride about the dangers of trying to be a “hot shot” by stealing cars and trying to outrun the police. It’s all innocent fun until the inevitable crash.

00:00 Turn Me On Dead Man – Intro
01:25 Dead Meadow – I’m Gone
05:21 Goat – Alarms
08:25 Blair1523 – Fantasy of Folk
11:25 The Mushroom Club – Heroin Picnic
17:53 Lilys – Ginger
23:12 Foot – Rupert Turdoch
26:55 Views – Say It!
31:18 Black Rainbows – Hawkdope
40:21 Acid Reich – Revenge of Tim Boo Ba
48:29 Brant Bjork – Low Desert Punk
53:12 Guru Guru – Stone In

Podcast 2021.12 After The Crash

This episode of Turn Me On, Dead Man features several recent psychedelic releases. All released in 2021 except Davi Rodriguez di Lima’s Fantasma, which is from 2020. The breaks in this episode come from the educational (maybe?) film What’s The Big Hurry? This 1974 short film was the sort of car crash gore movie they used to show in driver’s ed, only in this film the accidents are audio only. The visuals in What’s The Big Hurry? show the process of dismantling wrecked cars in a salvage yard–an interesting process but lacking the visceral impact of the human carnage-driven fare favored by driver’s ed teachers. The really interesting thing about this film nine-minute film is the electronic music score by Louis Barron. The cover is a nod to Zen Arcade.

00:00 Turn Me On Dead Man – Intro
01:12 Shirese – The Glue Murder
03:50 Cult of Dom Keller – Cage The Masters
09:21 Some Pills For Ayala – Some Weed For This Samaritan
13:56 Davi Rodriguez di Lima – Fantasma
18:16 Pseudo Mind Hive – Holy River
23:27 The Silk Railroad – A Caustic Rhythm
29:10 Dark Fog – The Statue
33:21 Mdou Moctar – Chismiten
38:04 Long Slow Dissolve – Sour Bush
43:49 Andrew Thomas Jacobs – Love and LSD in the USA
48:58 Mythic Sunship – Maelstrom

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Podcast 2021.11 Cosmic Hum

Voyager 1, launched in 1977, has traveled out of the solar system but it’s still sending back data. It detected a hum in deep space–a sort of constant background noise caused by plasma waves. Voyager 1 also contains the Voyager Golden Record, which is an analog disc and it contains a broad selection of music and representative sounds from Earth. Quite a challenge for a single disc. This episode isn’t quite that ambitious. Here you will find a playlist of recent psychedelia. 

00:00 Turn Me On Dead Man – Intro
01:29 Thee U.F.O. – Having Faith In And Outside
04:03 Diagonal – Anticipation
08:36 Acid Rooster – Stereofuzz
13:54 Codex Serafini – Time, Change & Become
17:27 The Myriad Dharma – Love Town Singalong
20:43 Technicolor Blood – Last Night
24:55 Modern Stars – She Comes Now
27:54 MK8ULTRA – Rhythm Inside
31:27 Free Machine – Cursive Moon
35:24 Smoke Monolith – Embracing The Tide
38:51 La Otracina – Woke On Waves

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Podcast 2021.10 The Day Called X

Earlier this week I saw a playlist of songs that were inspired by the Doomsday Clock and I thought of The Day Called X, a 1957 documentary about Portland Oregon’s evacuation plan in the event of a nuclear attack. Not that the tracks in this episode have anything to do with nuclear war or Portland, but it just seemed to fit, although only one of the bands featured in this episode, Plankton Wat, is from Portland.

00:00 Turn Me On Dead Man – Intro
01:30 Raw Optics – Aqua Mundo
04:08 The Dharmas – 1000Miles
08:27 Acid Buzz – The Mind
13:22 Babe Ruthless – The Witch King (It’s Alright)
16:18 Blakdog – Lucifer Rising
20:21 Switch Ghost – St. Arrival
24:18 Massacre at Two Pines – 6 Months (Before The Breaking Of My Heart)
28:30 Spiral Wave Nomads – Radiant Drifter
33:10 Fog Lifter – V
35:15 Plankton Wat – Modern Ruins
41:25 Papir – 20.01.2020 #3

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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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