Tuesday, April 27, 2010

AFS v. 265 ~ Sacto's Secret Revealed

The world's already gone googoo for The Twinkeyz, but now that Ozzie has been brought to light in a gatefold double-LP, now you will freak for Sacramento's best-kept secret from the original late-70s heyday of punk and new wave. If you don't trust me, then trust SS Records who brought the highlights of the Ozzie 7"es (plus the third one released in the early 80s under the name Anonymo) together with some rarely-heard unreleased tracks on The Parabolic Rock: 1975-1982. Ozzie's protopunk had a glittery strut and a freaky whimsy, and sometimes even a proggy flair, but these accents were always tastefully applied so as not to diminish the powerful rockingness and solid pop sense. You should know that the most played non-current band on AFS is Chrome, but without any reservation nor doubt that my Sacto home-teamer streak has blinded my objectivity too much, Ozzie's "Android Love" beats Chrome's "Slip It to the Android" (and Man-Ka-Zam's "Sex With Machinery") as the greatest song on the subject of robosexual relations. It' may be the one song you've heard by Ozzie on these airwaves the last three decades, but these fully solid four sides contain many more memorable songs, and it's flat out dud-free. The gatefold and insert are an enthralling history exhibit. In a year with several excellent reissues and retrospectives, this one makes a strong case for best of 2010, and it gets my highest recommendation for delivering with interest on my extreme excitement and anticipation.

Also, this week in AFS....

* The Bellys from New Orleans play live on the air!
* The Uzi Rash musicians of Oakland play live on the air!
* Sacto's newest band, the Sacto Girls, play live on the air in their 3rd hour of existence!
* more highlights of the last year of Live on Art for Spastics at KDVS!

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~~~~~~~ Live in Studio A ~~~~~~~
BELLYS | Reaction
BELLYS | Black Cloud Era
BELLYS | Chorus
BELLYS | Spouse
BELLYS | Mamtime
BELLYS | Riff City
BELLYS | Balls
BELLYS | Pogo Throne
BELLYS | Vision
ELECTRIC JELLYFISH | The Glitch | Live on KDVS, 03/01/10
ELECTRIC JELLYFISH | Image of Power, Poolside
~~~~~~~ Live in Studio A ~~~~~~~
SACTO GIRLS | Government Center [Modern Lovers]
SACTO GIRLS | I'm in Love With Your Mom [Vom]
OZZIE | I'm So Stupid | The Parabolic Rock: 1975-1982 | SS Records *new
OZZIE | Strange Stains
SONIC CHICKEN 4 | Creature in a Picture | live on KDVS,10/12/09
SLIPPERY SLOPES | No Nerds | live on KDVS,10/19/09
THE TRASHIES | Steal Your Bike | Let It Be Trashed 7" | Out of Order 2006
RATAS DEL VATICANO | Asi Funciona el Rocanrol | live on KDVS,8/03/09
BLACK TIME | Asleep at the Wheel | Live on KDVS,10/19/09
BLACK TIME | You Make Me
CHARLES ALBRIGHT XXXPERIENCE | I Wanna Hold You | Live on KDVS,8/24/09
~~~~~~~ Live in Studio A ~~~~~~~
UZI RASH | Totally Fired
UZI RASH | Living in a Swamp
UZI RASH | Scrutinies
UZI RASH | B.O.T.T.T.O.S. [The Doors]
UZI RASH | End Times
UNNATURAL HELPERS | Brave Dumb Face | Cracked Love & Other Drugs | Hardly Art *new
A FRAMES | Honkeys | 4/2001 demos
MORDECAI | Death March | Two Rooms CDR | no label 2010
SIGHTINGS | Debt Depths | Through the Panama | Load 2007
MAZING VIDS | Cowrie Bells | Drastic Mirth | Stricken *new

The KDVS on-air fundraiser wrapped up Sunday night, but due to a more than 20% decrease from last year's pledge total, we must keep the fundraiser website up so that more of our listeners may continue to donate to this outstanding freeform radio station that ransacks the world for such a wide variety of new music to share it with you on 90.3 in the Sacramento Valley and with live, streaming, and downloadable archives for the entire world. I estimate that we're one of the three best in this mission, and for keeping Sacto and Davis vital as tour-stops for a world of musicians, I reckon we're worth the donation. But even if you merely let your self-interest dictate, you can come out a winner by donating. When you pay your pledge, we will send you a gift of your choosing that is practically a dollar-for-dollar value....plus I'm throwing in my painstakingly selected Live on Art for Spastics compilation CDR with exclusive performance highlights by bands like XYX, Ratas del Vaticano, Black Time, Sonic Chicken 4, Charles Albright, Slippery Slopes, Eternal Tapestry, Rank/Xerox, Ggreen, Vichy Water, Buk Buk Bigups, Dead Ghosts, and Indian Wars....This is the best compilation I've made in terms of vinyl-ready sound quality!

KDVS's pledge total went down by over 20% from last year, but the pledge total during "Art for Spastics" was down by 60%. So, I hope that it is not because I'm kicking 60% less ass lately, but maybe just because you forgot. It's okay....I know it happens! I've probably been too busy at my real-job office to remind you like a good fund-raiser DJ. So, let this be your reminder....and please take this CD compilation....It's the best I've ever offered! Pledge at this link, please...


Now, if you're in the Sacto/Davis area, you won't wanna miss these....

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