Friday, February 16, 2007

Presidents Day - KUSF - 1983

This aught to keep you busy on the long weekend...

I am beginning to go through some old cassette tapes and record them to MP3. I used to record radio broadcasts. I paused during commercials and sometimes there are abrupt beginning and endings to tunes, along with awkward endings to DJ chatter.

I make no apologies for the recording quality, it is what it is. But I always particularly liked this set as it was a nice mix of music from that time period.

KUSF is a college radio station run out of the University of San Francisco. Still entertaining at times today.

Media Fire Downloads
KUSF Presidents Day - Side 1 41.92 MB - Duration 46:02
KUSF Presidents Day - Side 2 42.15 MB - Duration 45:47

Track list
as best I can work out...with a few references to more on the artists or songs...

Side 1

1) Cristina - Is that all there is? - from Rodney on the Roc - the 1st one.
- Download complete version of this song from Rapidshare here
- PJ Harvey's version on You Tube (Weird, Crispin Glover would like it)
- Peggy Lee's version on You Tube (on Johnny Cash Show)

2) Robert Ellis Orrall - Senseless

3) ? (long, instrumental)

4) Ramones - Little bit o Soul

5) Ramones - I Need Your Love - Both these songs were from Subterranean Jungle released in 1983 (it was new!)

6) Red Rockets - China

7) Modern English - Life In The Gladhouse

8) Sparks - Sextown USA

9) David Hines - Land of 1000 Dances - from Rodney on the Roc Vol 3

10) Joe Jackson - El Cancer - The spanish version of "Everything gives you cancer" - (1982).

11) Black Uhuru - Darkness - split onto side 2...

Side 2

1) Black Uhuru - Darkness ...continued

2) Fibinachis - Sergio Leone

3) Esmerelda - Saving Myself - (would like to know more about this one)

4) Falco - Kommissar

5) The Church - Ancient History - Appeared on a mini album called Sing Songs (1982) Austrailia/UK/New Zealand.

6) Count Floyd - Reggae Christmas Eve in Transylvania - From SCTV fame

7) Jona Lewie - In the Kitchen at Parties - See it on You Tube

8) Robyn Hitchcock - Eaten by her own Dinner

9) Ramones - Time has come Today - See it on You Tube

10) ? - Ball of Confusion - This has been covered by a lot of people, Love & Rockets, Anthrax, Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, and on and on. I think the original was done by the Temptations. Not sure who this is.

11) Heaven 17 - Facist Groove Thing

12) Fools Brigade - Everyone's an Artist - Local SF band. The did cut a mini LP called Just Waitin'... but I am not sure if this song is on it or not. If anyone knows, I would like to find out.

13) The Stirrups - Socks - Another local band

14) Yoko Ono - Never Say Goodbye

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your links for side1/side2 are swapped.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Charles Bergeman said...

Thanks for catching that.

It's fixed now.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Hi, just got round to listening. The version of "Ball of Confusion" is Red Rockers with Deborah Iyall of Romeo Void. Did you ever find out who did that wacky instrumental?

1:22 PM  
Blogger Charles Bergeman said...


Thanks for the update. The voice sounded awfully familiar. Now I know why.

No one has come forward with anything about that instrumental. Still trying to place it.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

i know this is like 3 yrs late, but i have the Fools Brigade "Just Waitin" ep. found it at some SF thrift store. that song is on there. tracklisting is:
1. eu/rope
2. just waitin...
3. picture in your mind's eye
4. johnny's got a gun
5. everyone's an artist

1:52 PM  
Blogger Charles Bergeman said...

Thanks Jason. Appreciate it.

10:55 AM  

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