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Widge’s Sonic Emporium on Louder Than War Radio – 17 June 2023

Episode 1
“Among the Garbage & the Flowers”

A drawing of a bomb with LOUDER THAN WAR stenciled on it...there's also a WiFI signal emanating from it. No doubt this is part of the evil 5G conspiracy.

Okay, so…there were three episodes of the Sonic Emporium just before jumping over to Louder Than War Radio. They can still be found on my Mixcloud profile, though I have renamed them “Vol. 1.” I don’t know why I bothered, Marvel restarts a series to get a new #1 issue about four times a year.

Mixcloud will have all LTW episode going forward reposted to it as well. Including any weird things I may decide to throw up there. ONE. NEVER. KNOWS.

NOTE: I’ve just now figured out that for some damn reason, a full playlist is not available on Mixcloud. I put one up there I swear, they’re just being stingy about it.

The reason the playlist is in the format you find it is because I’m a damaged soul. The very overwrought explanation can be found here.

Format is:
Artist/Band Name – “Song Name” – Album Name – (Band’s/Artist’s Country of Origin, Year of Song’s Original Release)


Quentin Crisp – “Stop the Music for a Minute” – Pillows & Prayers (Vols. 1 & 2) – (UK, 1982)

Pistol Valve – “Sit at Cow Char Nall” – Tsunamic Girls From Tokyo – (Japan, 2007)

And here’s some video evidence as to their badassery. I know the video says the song is from 2006, but I haven’t been able to find that anywhere else.

Diablo Swing Orchestra – “Superhero Jagganath” – Pacifisticuffs – (Sweden, 2017)

Once you’ve heard the song, this is fun:

Fishbone – “Hide Behind My Glasses” – Bonin in the Boneyard — (USA, 1990)

Black Brothers – “Saman Doye” – Those Shocking Shaking DaysIndonesian HardPsychedelicProgressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978  – (Indonesia, 1978)

Teri Gender Bender – “The Get Up” – Saturn Sex – (USA, 2022)

As I said on the show, “Get Up” is my favorite single from 2022 thus far. Henry Rollins turned me on to her.

Trio Da Kali & The Kronos Quartet – “Eh Ya Ye” – Ladilikan – (Mali/USA, 2017)

Joe Bataan – “Ordinary Guy (jazzanova rework extended version)” – (USA, 2012)

Gilbert O’Sullivan – “Nothing Rhymed” – (Ireland, 1970)

Jorge Ben Jor – “Ponta de lança africano (umbabarauma)” — África Brasil — (Brazil, 1976)

I had no idea the song from Jorge Ben Jor was about sportsball until I looked it up to find the release year.

Mr. Jukes feat. BJ the Chicago Kid — “Angels/Your Love” — God First — (UK/USA, 2017)

Nina Simone — “Suzanne” — To Love Somebody — (USA, 1969)

RJD2 — “Good Times Roll Pt. 2” — Deadringer — (USA, 2002)

Hielo Ardiente — “Mensaje” — Ritmo Ardiente — (El Salvador, 1974)

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Merle Haggard — “Basin Street Blues” — Preservation: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall And The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program — (USA, 2010)

The Limiñanas — “Migas 2000” — (France, 2010)

Sons of Kemet — “My Queen is Mamie Phipps Clark” — Your Queen is a Reptile — (UK, 2018)

Warren Zevon — “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” — Excitable Boy — (USA, 1978)

Movits! — “Hett Kol” — V:I — (Sweden, 2018)

Kula Shaker — “Whatever It Is (I’m against it)” — 1st Congregational Church Of Eternal Love & Free Hugs — (UK, 2022)

Here’s the Groucho original:

Natacha Atlas — “I Put a Spell On You” — Ayeshteni — (Belgium, 2001)

Katie Lee — “It Must Be Something Psychological” — Songs of Couch and Consultation — (USA, 1957)

45ACIDBABIES — “Jetlag Jenny” — (The Netherlands, 2017)

I think in the show I said this was from their self-titled album. I remember seeing a tracklist for this album…an album which it turns out does not actually exist. So I can only assume I have sidestepped into yet another alternate universe. What a pain in the ass.

William Bell & Judy Clay — “Private Number” — (USA, 1968)

Again, where I got the info in the show, I have no idea. Pretty sure I said it was released in the 80s on an album that doesn’t exist. I swear I haven’t touched cough syrup in years.

The Supremes — “Moonlight and Kisses (german version)” — Motown Around the World: The Classic Singles — (USA, 1965)

Los Johnny Jets — “Bájate de Mi Nube” — Rare Mexican Cuts of the Sixties — (Mexico, 1966)

Blood Red Shoes — “Mexican Dress” — Get Tragic — (UK, 2019)

Saul Williams — “Sunday Bloody Sunday” — The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! — (USA, 2007)

Alice Cooper — “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” — Alice Cooper Goes to Hell — (USA, 1976)