Skip to Main Content

Off The Charts
Monday September 6th, 2010 with Chris Ikonomopoulos

Commentary to: turnuptheradioradio at gmail
Electric Prunes - Mass In F Minor - 1968 - Reprise
This pious concept album sees David Axelrod write and arrange the material to be played by the Electric Prunes. With things running overbudget and the band not able to pull off the complex compositions, studio players where brought in to finish the recording. (Allegedly and) Interestingly enough, among the session musicians was the Canadian band The Collectors, claiming Bill Henderson as guitarist. Canadian classic rock aficionados will recognise Henderson as the frontman for the yet to come Chilliwack!
Share A Little Joke
Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation - 1968 - RCA Victor
Dashiell Hedayat - Obsolete - 1971 - Shandar
French musician/poet teams up with Daevid Allen (and others) from Gong for this psychedelic freakout-ish LP. William S. Boroughs also contributes to this release.
I Am A Tangerine
Tommy James and the Shondelles - Crimson and Clover - 1968 - Roulette
Dandruff Deluxe - Deal With The Devil - 1996 - Cripple Dick Hot Wax
Attack! El Robot Attack!
Calexico - Feast of Wire - 2003 - Quarterstick
Richie's Secret World
Granelli - Music Has Its Way With Me - 1999 - Perimeter Records Canadian
San Francisco born, former Halifax resident jazz drummer teams up with Stinkin' Rich (aka Buck 65) and others for this exploration into textural improve, grooves, electronics, poetry and turntables.
The Lions and the Cucumber
Manfred Hubler & Siegfried Schwab - Vampyros Lesbos Soundtrack - 1969 / 1995 - Crippled Dick Hot Wax
Robert Charlebois with Louise Forestier - S/T - 1968 - Gamma Canadian
Recorded by Andre Perry and backed up for half the record by the QUATOUR DU NOUVEAU JAZZ LIBRE DU QUEBEC.