No Pigeonholes Radioshow / Playlist for 24 March 2002
Hosted by Don Campau on 91.5 FM KKUP in Cupertino California
PO Box 9162, Santa Rosa CA 95405
artist/ title/ label-source (K7=cassette)
Kev Hopper/ Waiting For Baby/ Drag City LP
Unusual instrumental album of musical saw, very engaging.
Check the Drag City web site for details.
Imaginary Bill/ Bottom Feeder/ Sportin Company CD
The vocals are a bit snotty, the riffing is insistent and the songs are well crafted. All in all, a very good
Honey Barbara/ Famous Animal/ Emigre CD
Psychedelic sounds from this Texas band peppered with the flavors of dronings, marimbas, guitars and smooth
vocals. Inventive packaging as always from Emigre.
Brother/ Sometimes/ Brotherwood CD
Fuzz bass driven Stones-type rocker with the verse even hookier than the chorus. Its loose but its tight,
you know what I mean?
Uncletoes Portasound/ Elephant Stone/ Best Kept Secret K7
Some sweet electropop here featuring elements I like: sultry female vocals that are memorable, sort of lo
fi rhythm and a bit of jangly guitar. I am into it.
The Men-an-tol Project/ Hey Little Lady Hey/ Folk Custard CD
Good time sing-a-long that would have the whole pub joining in. Another pint mate?
Shepherds Child/ Its Not About Me/---CD
Some rocking Christian barre chording going on and nice chorus on this 80s style tune.
The Lizards/ The Rodeo/ Hyperspace CD
Hot midrange rocker with a bluesy edge. They sound like a fun live act with tasty slide guitar and raspy deep
The Slags/ Rain/ Hyperspace CD
I love this kind of power pop. No messing around- they rock hard from start to finish and the vocals ride
right on top perfectly. Theyve got it.
Sham/ Chemistry/ NME CD
Double tracked hip hop with acoustic loopiness underneath it all. A lot of verbiage and energy pours out effectively.
Gaither Drake/ Workin For You/---CD
A Chuck Berry meets Bachman Turner Overdrive riff propels this tale of the working life from this northern
Uncle Steve/ Beer Weazl/ Beer Weazl CD
Southern fried retro punky ode to the bottle. It cooks so drink up.
Wiggum/ High 5/---CD
Nicely accented riff fronts this chugging tune that is the perfect length. I like the traded off vocals.
Jennifer Taylor/ Simple/---CD
Folk rocker morphs into full out pop bombast in the catchy chorus.
Cleopatra/ Close To You (Progressive House Mix)/---CD
Get your dancing shoes...this Euro flavored track and particular mix bops alright although Ms. Cleopatras
voice is a bit thin in spots.
Nicole Campau/ Scary Story/---CD
Stark spoken word with plaintive piano sets a dark mood. Taken from the San Jose State Storytellers project
that she produced. I am damn proud of her (my daughter).
The Whales/ Solaris/ Best Kept Secret K7
Peaceful instrumental from a very rewarding cassette of like ditties.
Joe Menichetti/ promo song id/---CD
Zappa goes country in this fun promo.
Alfred Scheller/ Livin By The Creek/---CD
German musician reflects on his time in California in this one man shuffle.
Trashmonkeys/ Nobody Else/ Acid Jazz CD
Gripping and explosive 60s rocker from this German band. Hot stuff.
Result Of Abuse/ Get Loud/ Fatboy CD
Thrashing head banger that would go good in front of a hyper audience.
Jammin James Garage Band/ Freedom Calling/---CD
Easy going slide blues that goes down like some smooth Southern Comfort.
Crazed/ What Were You Thinking/---CD
Nicely produced rocker with psych overtones. Vocals are clear, I like that.
Moloch/ Suburban Orbit/ Thin Genius CD
Odd spoken vocals combined with Beefheartian arrangements create a devolved experience. Hooray for home taping!
Kitchen Cynics/ The Place You Hid/---CD
Pastoral and pleasing song in the manner of quieter Nick Drake or Donovan. Excellent music from this veteran
Fernando/ Me And My Friends/---K7
Very bizarre whispered vocals with piano from Argentina. Shh, it is a secret.
Trevor Hall/ The Ascent Of Man/ Obscure Delight CD
Strumming his trusty acoustic guitar and pouring out his lyrics like metal into a hot forge, Mr Hall goes
for a live sound on this CD.
Louisa John-Krol/ Telim Ridge/ Shapings Well CD
Beautiful voice combined with a subtle mandolin create powerful and rich music.
Frank Pahl and Klimperei/ Hedgehogs/ In-Poly-Sons CD
Incredible automatic and toy music from this French/USA collaboration. Fantastique et delicieuse.
Legendary Poptones and Kazuhisa/ track 3/---CD
Bulgarian experimentalists team up with Japanese guitarist for a gratifying sonic exploration.
Anthony DiStefano/ Oceans/---CD
Armed with his keyboards and rum machine, Mr DiStefano continues to create soundtracks for non existent films.
Very pleasant and soothing.
Phil Von/ Sgoppy/ Land CD
Very cool software manipulation and jungle track building from this esteemed European composer. Comes from
the Palo Alto Pogs Box release.
James Hill/ Jorels Funhouse/TCAB CD
Textured home studio tasty jazz blowing from this great trumpet player.