By Erik Carlson

Cut X Cut 45 Paul’s Critique – Bullitts, Bickles, and Bonnieless Clydes

This week, Kris and Erik discuss spiritual sequels, the much underused ‘mushed’, famous toughies, and how rhyming the same word multiple times it technically genius.

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Cut X Cut ep 44 Paul’s Critique Eggman


The only talk show on Radio Mutation takes on the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique.
This week, Erik and Kris discuss the Psycho sound, how many jaws make a Jaws, The Clash’s pigeon-killing escapades, and bald men vs drive-by eggers plaguing LA.
Stay tuned after the chit-chat for some songs sampled in the Beastie Boys’ Eggman.

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The Novel Sound 100 – My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies


The Novel Sound is back with a look at Ed Brubacker’s graphic novella “My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies”.
Billie Holiday – Darn That Dream
Elliot Smith – Between the Bars
The Byrds – Hickory Wind
Elvis Presley – King Creole
Frankie Lymon – Baby Baby
Johnny Cash – I Drove Her Out of My Mind
David Bowie – Quicksand
The Velvet Underground – Venus in Furs
Nico – These Days
Henry Kaiser – The Needle and the Damage Done
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Deanna
Johnny Thunders – Get Off the Phone
Ramones – Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
Jay Reatard – In The Dark
Thee Spivs
The London Suede – Trash
The Mountain Goats – Palmcorder Yajna
Black Sabbath – Snowblind
John Lennon – Mother


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Cut X Cut – Paul’s Critique – Shake Your Rump

Radio Mutation’s only talks show breaks down Paul’s Boutique.

Kris and Erik discuss a long hard look at Shake Your Rump, the fascinating world of mangoes, and Fred Flintsone’s smoking habit.

They also play a few of the sampled tracks!

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Cut X Cut – Paul’s Critique – To All the Girls

It’s the 4th season of Radio Mutation’s only talk show and Kris and Erik wax poetic about the Beastie Boys’ classic Paul’s Boutique, semantics, bearded Alaskan strippers, Kevin Smith, and question whether the Boys are really playing to all the girls or just a few.

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Cut X Cut Pure Righteousness

“Your government’s gangster, so cut the crap
A war going on so where y’all at?
“Fight the Power” comes great responsibility”

Erik takes to the podcast machine once again to bring some great songs of great social import.

Harder Than You Think – Public Enemy
Ball of Confusion – The Temptations
Respect Yourself – The Staple Singers
The Panther – Elaine Brown
People Get Ready – The Impressions
I Am Somebody – Johnnie Taylor
Don’t Knock the Cop – Soul Patrol
Slow Bus Movin’ – Fishbone
Revolution – Nina Simone
Big Brother – Stevie Wonder
Things Could Be Better – Ernie and the Top Notes
Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye
Tell It Like It Is – Etta James
Dedicated to the Press – Betty Davis
Impeach the President – The Honeydrippers
Funky President – James Brown
My Queen is Doreen Lawrence – Sons of Kemet

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Cut X Cut Bonus Episode –

As Erik and Kris prep for Season 4’s discussion of The Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique, Erik is tossing out two shows dedicated to the ass-kickers and people who keep the spirit of punk in their hearts all year round. Now is the time to fight and here’s the soundtrack…
Oh Bondage! Up Yours! – X-Ray Spex
Ha Ha Ha Armageddon – The Julie Ruin
Reign of Fear – Alice Bag
All Women are Bitches – Fifth Column
Bad Reputation – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
No One’s Little Girl – The Raincoats
Somebody – Dream Wife
I’m in the Band – Bratmobile
Rich Man’s Dreams – Neo Boys
Strong White Male – Mecca Normal
Predator in Chief – War on Women
Combat Rock – Sleater-Kinney
The American in Me – The Avengers
Standing in the Way of Control – Gossip
Sheela-Na-Gig – PJ Harvey
It’s Common (But We Don’t Talk About It) – Bratmobile
Deep Heat – Dream Nails
What Kind of Monster Are You? – Slant 6
Suck My Left One – Bikini Kill
Dead Men Don’t Rape – 7 Year Bitch
Touch Me Again – Petrol Girls

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Cut X Cut Ignore Alien Orders 6 The Age of the Moth


The time has come for the summer’s final Ignore Alien Orders.
These are the songs Erik chose to play:
Gang of Four – Damaged Goods
Otoboke Beaver – Love is Short
The Mobbs – Jolly Good!
Wild Billy Childish – I Believe
Wild Billy Childish & The Blackhands – Anarchy in the UK
Holly Golightly – Seven Wonders
Thee Dagger Debs – Mr. Clean
The Pop Rivets – lambrettavespascooter
CTMF – Thatcher’s Children
The Spivs – Flickin V’s
Bo Diddley – Bad Side of the Moon
Thee Headcoatees – Davey Crockett
Armitage Shanks – Barry Rutter’s Poison Darts Club Band
El Vez – Esta Bien Mamacita
The Singing Loins – Cheer Up!
Helen Love – Shut Your Mouth
Wild Billy Childish & the Musicians of the British Empire – I’m Depressed
Pete Molinari – I Don’t Like the Man I Am
Downliners Sect – Sect Appeal
Miss Ludella Black – I’m Not Going to Cry
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – Goddamn Holly Roll
Thee Mighty Caesars – Wiley Coyote
Sonic Boom & Spectrum – Indian Summer
The Buffets – Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot


Cut X Cut: Ignore Alien Orders 5 – We All Gotta Die

As Morphine says, “Don’t worry about the dayglo orange life preserver…it won’t save you”.
Summer is here and as Mercury goes retrograde, shark week draws to its inevitable end, the solstice strikes, and we get our bodies ready for Cult Season, its time for some tunes to remind us that time is fleeting.

Warsaw – Warsaw (Joy Division)
Nothing Achieving – The Police
Hate, Rain on Me – The Singing Loins
Telling Them – Social Distortion
Today is a Beautiful Day – Reverend Beat Man
Apocalyptica Blues – Blind Butcher
Yellow Coat – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
The Soul of a Man – Tom Waits
Cementario – Guadalupe Plata
Don’t Pay No Mind – Congregation
The Monkey Speaks His Mind – Andre Williams
Your Funeral and My Trial – Sonny Boy Williamson
Three Time Loser – Gino Washington
Sickle and Hood – Brown Bird
Bikage – Descendents
Sharks Patrol These Waters – Morphine
Ceremony – Wussy
Insight – The Trouble