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#1540: The Ritual

Goddamn do I love Halloween.  It’s not about dressing up and pretending to be somebody else for me, though.  It’s something about exploring a darker side, and I’ve always been fascinated by the human urge to try and fool or beg the dark forces into showing mercy during the long night of winter.  Plus, y’know, it gives me an excuse to play more fuzzy, heavy music.  Which I did.

Enjoy a sludgy mix of heavy metal, weird psych and some of those older garage tunes.  Plus some campfire tales from the legendary Vincent Price.  Slap together a costume and party tonight, but don’t forget to save a little booty for bribing those dark forces.

If this promo doesn’t make you wanna listen, I don’t know what will…

Full playlist below…

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#1526: Sleepy Eyes

When you’re married with two kids you’re never entirely on vacation.  I’ve been doing a lot of BBOX work, running around with a bunch of children and fending off political discussions with my in-laws among other things.  So anytime I can catch a nap in the summer heat I’m on top of it.

This week’s set is all about some quieter sounds.  They run the gamut between full on stoned, folk bliss, and some that hum with anxious energy but never cross over into heavy territory.  Some are still loud, but not too loud.

Get your lawn chair, grab a beer and smoke if you got it.  Let’s get dangerously mellow.

…for all the Spreakers out there…

Have a badass week, beautiful people.

Robert Fripp & Brian Eno: 40+ years without pussyfooting.

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It took me a long time to appreciate Brian Eno. As a punk-rock loving teen myself, his ambient work just didn’t initially connect with me and I was completely ignorant as to his amazing production resume. My narrow mind was finally blown watching Velvet Goldmine, as the opening credits blared the wild layered guitar of “Needle In A Camel’s Eye.” It was a start.

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Robert Fripp was a different story. “21st Century Schizoid Man” hooked me on King Crimson and Fripp’s white-magic guitar wizardry right away. When they were heavy they were SO heavy, but Fripp would always take you on a journey high and low and all points in between. I’m not exaggerating when I say, for my young self, it was a revelation.

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In 1972 the pair decided to cut a record together. Using two tape machines Eno alternately recorded and looped Fripp’s guitar playing, creating two aurally dense tracks that each took up one full side of the LP.

The album was released under the title “No Pussyfooting” on Island Records in late 1973, and everyone just HATED it. It didn’t chart in the U.S. or the U.K. and was dismissed by critics and even the label.

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After a successful solo career from Eno, several more awesome King Crimson records, and a re-release in the ’80s, “No Pussyfooting” built up a respectful following as an early entry in what became a collaboration that, 41 years later, is still going strong.

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Check out this week’s episode for an excerpt from Side A of “No Pussyfooting” in the OTRRH Archive at http://www.bboxradio.com/old-time-religion-radio-hour/1446-thingummyjig.html