Boris Gwan Rain

A flier for the Oh Messy Life radio program consisting of hand written text on top of a photograph of audience members at a 1960s outdoor concert.

Oh Messy Life – January 19, 2023 Show Notes

Track 1: Heel – Blu Zone

This is from the “It’s a Punk Thing, You Wouldn’t Understand” compilation which I wrote about back in June. I came across the comp online recently and this track caught my ear. I tried looking up the band to learn more about them, but didn’t find much beyond a 7″ on Discogs.

Track 2: Erase Errata – Boris the Spider

Someone recently posted a link to a whole bunch of Peel sessions online, and while clicking around I came across this very charming cover of The Who.

Track 3: Smirk – Total Reality

This would be the newer L.A. band Smirk, not the older S.F. band who brought us such fine songs as “Cell Phoney” (It’s a tellaphone, not a megaphone, Cell Phoney!)

Track 4: Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood Ensemble – Revisited

Just one of the many many groups Rent has been performing with lately.

Track 5: William Quartet Parker – Talaps Theme

From the 2008 release, Petit Oiseau, with Hamid Drake on drums, Rob Brown on sax, and Lewis Barnes on trumpet.

Track 6: Kristy MacColl – Us Amazonians

I saw someone online mentioning how kick ass the lyrics to this one were, so I gave it a listen and had to concur.

Track 7: Hedzoleh Soundz – Yei Baa Gbe Wo

Found this one via Bandcamp promo email.

Track 8: Beezher – Wah Gwan

Former KZSU DJ Sadie O hipped me to this one.

Track 9: Jennifer O’Connor – Pretty Girls

Another find from some end-of-year-best-albums lists.

Track 10: C. Reider – sever the invisible hand

From the album of the same name. Also, it appears that C. Reider is a fellow fan of the Twin Peaks television show.

Track 11: Fred Frith – Ikue Mori – The Biggest Idiots

From the very fun collaboration album, A Mountain Doesn’t Know It’s Tall.

Track 12: Yuta Matsumura – Myth Machine

One more find via a year-end list.

Track 13: Booker T & The MG’s – I Can’t Stand The Rain

The original is still an all time favorite, but something about this cover caught my ear.

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