Specials & One-Offs

Special shows that don’t really fit any of our other category feeds. This may include rare live music recordings, found tapes, podcasts, radio shows, whatever. These shows may or may not be related to “garage rock” and related rock’n’roll genres, but we’re trying to keep things fresh and different here at Radio Mutation. If you’ve got an idea for a recording to include here, let us know! Email kopper (at) radiomutation.com.

Thirty-Minute Eargazm

Host: Joey Carbone

The Thirty-Minute Eargazm is a show that we received early on, but unfortunately, we never got any subsequent episodes as Joey got involved with playing in a band and didn’t have time to do more podcasts. The sound quality is a bit less than spectacular (since it was done before we’d finalized setting specifications for our shows), but otherwise, the show is a real winner. Enjoy.

SHOW FILE NO LONGER ARCHIVED. IF YOU HAVE A COPY OF THIS PODCAST AND CAN SHARE IT WITH US, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. Thank you!

Oblivians Live in St. Louis, 1996

Here’s a rare live show by one of the greatest garage punk bands ever, the Oblivians. This show was recorded at Cicero’s Basement Bar in St. Louis sometime in 1996. My wife and I were actually at this show (there were maybe fewer than a dozen people there) but we were unaware it was being recorded (we found out later that Jim Utz recorded just about every band that played there throughout the mid-’90s). I’ll never forget the unrelenting passion and fury in which they played (despite the fact that there were very few people there), right down to the splattered blood on their guitars. It’s been almost ten years since this show took place, but it’s still fresh in my mind. Enjoy!

 

The Purple Knif Show

Host: Lux Interior

The Purple Knif Show is a highly sought-after, classic Hollywood radio show from July 1984 hosted by Lux Interior of The Cramps. The Purple Knif is in reference and in tribute to Cleveland’s horror TV show host from 1963-’66 and former DJ Ernie (Ghoulardi) Anderson who used to say: “Stay Sick!,” “Cool it with the boom-booms,” and “The whole world is a purple knif” (“knif” being the word “fink” spelled backwards, of course). What works so well on this wonderful DJ mix which runs the gamut from raw ’60s punk, garage, and rockabilly, to Polynesian jungle rhythms and jazz themes is that Lux has picked some great music and DJs in an appropriate, heavily reverbed DJ’s voice. This not only enhances the whole thing perfectly, but also helps to take us back to the era of the early rock’n’roll DJ personality. Lux did a wonderful job DJing this set of music which no doubt inspired The Cramps. He was certainly ahead of his time in regard to how a lot of what he played on radio back in 1984 went on to be compiled in our age of the compilation. This show is finally available on CD from the fine folks at Munster Records.