On The Shoulders of Giants – Weird Music

Written by on March 3, 2016

This show was apparently lost to the ages … but has been found and returns to the glory of KPSU’s From The Vaults archive! An exploration of so-called “weird music” from a wide spectrum of genres and decades, from youtube sensation joke bands to Dan Deacon, from Mr Bungle to John Zorn, from Zeuhl music to Sun Ra, from Primus to GWAR, from Frank Zappa to The Cardiacs, and further back to some of the common roots of all these names, On The Shoulders of Giants shows again what was influencing what and falling further down the music history rabbit hole. Join us. It’s a weird one.

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • Ohio
    Dan Deacon
    Twacky Cats
  • Log Bomb
    Bob Log III
    live
  • Poke Face (cover)
    Hurra Torpedo
  • En El Barrio
    El Vez
  • All You Need is Blood
    Beatallica
    All You Need is Blood (EP)
  • Basket Case (cover)
    The Moog Cookbook
    The Moog Cookbook
  • The Struggle Against Unreality Begins
    Matmos
    The Civil War
  • Swollen Colon
    Bum Sick
  • Bite The Hand That Breeds You
    Caninus
  • Bird Seeds of Vengeance
    Hatebeak
  • Square Bailor
    3 Bar Ranch
    Tim Dowler: Cattle Callin
  • custom medley for KPSU
    Wesley Willis
  • live solo
    Buckethead
  • Live from The Russian Compound
    The Locust
    Plauge Soundscapes
  • Let Us Slay
    GWAR
    Lust In Space
  • Helmi Otsalla
    Alamaailman Vasarat
  • A Hymn to The Morning Star
    Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
    Grand Opening and Closing
  • Smog Monster
    Godswounds
  • Tendon
    Igorrr
    Nostril
  • custom medley for KPSU
    Estradasphere
  • Welcome To The Theatron Animatronique
    Secret Chiefs 3
    Book of Horizons
  • Goodbye Sober Day
    Mr Bungle
    California
  • The Godfather (theme)
    Fantomas
    The Director's Cut
  • Tommy The Cat
    Primus
    Sailing The Seas of Cheese
  • Friends
    Ween
    Friends EP
  • Flower Shop Guy
    A.C.
    Best of
  • Tarred and Feathered
    Cardiacs
    Songs for Ships and Irons
  • Isotope Soap
    Geza X
  • Terminal Preppie
    Dead Kennedys
    Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
  • medley
    The Mystic Knights of The Oingo Boingo
    The Forbidden Zone (soundtrack)
  • Fish Heads
    Barnes & Barnes
  • Another One Rides The Bus
    Weird Al Yankovic
    "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • Thrash Jazz Assassin
    Naked City (John Zorn)
    Torture Garden
  • Ravayah
    Masada
    Madasa Vol 2
  • This is a Man's Man's Man's World
    The Residents
    George and James: American Composers Series Vol 1
  • Constantinople
    The Residents
    Third Reich and Roll
  • Mongoloid
    Devo
    DeEvolution EP
  • Knee Deep (Not Just)
    Parliament Funkadelic
    Uncle Jam Wants You
  • Nirvana For Mice
    Henry Cow
    Legend
  • Da Zeuhl Wortz Mekanik
    Magma
    Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh
  • custom medley for KPSU
    Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
  • excerpt
    Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
    Trout Mask Replica
  • My Pal Foot Foot
    The Shaggs
    Philosophy of The World
  • Living In The Sunlight, Loving In The Moonlight
    Tiny Tim
    God Bless Tiny Tim
  • Revolution 9
    The Beatles
    The Beatles (white album)
  • Gopher Mambo
    Yma Sumac
    Mambo!
  • Whatchamacallit
    Esquivel
    Space Age Bachelor Pad Music
  • India
    Sun Ra
  • 4' 33"
    John Cage
    live
  • Powerhouse
    Raymond Scott
    Restless Nights and Turkish Twilights
  • excerpts
    Carl Stalling
    The Carl Stalling Project: Music from Warner Brothers 1936-1958

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