#1704: Too Many Fictions

Life can be exhausting.

With so much up in the air these days I find myself more and more grateful for music that can express my feelings on multiple levels. One artist who contributed more than I even knew was the recently departed John Wetton. From his work on my favorite King Crimson records to the myriad of songs I love but didn’t even realize he had a credit on, he contributed so much to modern progressive music that I found it worth taking time out in the middle of this episode to spend on remembering his legacy.

It’s not all a eulogy, though. Surrounding Wetton’s work you’ll find some seriously wild psychedelia stirred together with heavy blues and a punk flourish for the finish. Consider these tunes to help remember the truth of our modern life: while we want so many things to be certain and objectively true it’s often the case that, without diligence, our idea of what’s absolute is still riddled with too many fictions.

Full playlist below, click the artist to find their records-> 

Entrance of the Devil (intro) – Zior
  Who Are The Brain Police? – Frank Zappa & the Mothers of  Invention
  Fryin’ Pan – Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band
  Misleading Me – Radio Moscow
  Looking Glass – The Gods
  Enslavement Blues – The (International) Noise Conspiracy
  Le Vaudou – Telephone
  Down From A Cloud, Up From The Ground – Danava
  The Jackal – Slow Season
  Little One – Beck
Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, pt. 1 – King Crimson
One Way Or Another – Uriah Heep
Red – King Crimson
Baby’s On Fire – Brian Eno
Burning Bridges – Family
Starless – Asia
Lament – King Crimson
Sleeping In The Kitchen – Mogul Thrash
(bed music: Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, pt. 1 – King Crimson
Sudden Life – Man
Too Many Fictions – Lenz Faraday
Losing Sleep – Salem’s Bend
(bed music: Shut Paranoia – The Fine Machine)
I Can’t Pretend – The Barracudas
Too Much Paranoias – DEVO
March of the Headaches – Hey Colossus
Whole Wide World – Wreckless Eric
Dreams, Laws, Rights & Duties – Frustration
Deny – The Clash
Gates Of Steel – Hits
Pitch Black – The Savage Blush
(bed music: Deja Vu – Mort Garson)
Wrong Side Of History – Low Culture
Waiting Room – Fugazi
(bed music: Sour Smoke – Comets On Fire)
Keep On Knocking – Death
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