This week's guest Joe Tunis (Carbon Records, Pengo) once again guides us into the world of post-rock, with Chicago-by-way-of-Kentucky band Gastr del Sol and their 1994 Drag City release 'Crookt, Crackt, or Fly'. Like many of their adjacent bands -...
This week's guest Joe Tunis (Carbon Records, Pengo) once again guides us into the world of post-rock, with Chicago-by-way-of-Kentucky band Gastr del Sol and their 1994 Drag City release 'Crookt, Crackt, or Fly'. Like many of their adjacent bands - Slint, Tortoise, Bastro...etc - the music on this mysterious record is often hard to define. It's a strange, evocative amalgamation of unconventional guitar virtuosity, subtle tape-work and occasional forays into full-on math rock that's definitely not for the timid.
Songs featured in this episode: Wedding in the Park - Gastr del Sol; Queasy Stream - Pengo; Sun God - Squirrel Bait; Breadcrumb Trail - Slint; Shoot Me A Deer - Bastro; A Watery Kentucky - Gastr del Sol; Rain On Tin - Sonic Youth; History and Repetition - Bill Orcutt; Four Violins (excerpt) - Tony Conrad; Sunflower River Blues - John Fahey; Wedding in the Park, Work From Smoke - Gastr del Sol; Glass Museum - Tortoise; Parenthetically - Gastr del Sol; Wird - Codeine; Every Five Miles - Gastr del Sol; Boilermaker - The Jesus Lizard; Thos. Dudley Ah! Old Must Dye, Is That A Rifle When It Rains? - Gastr del Sol; Horizontal Hold - This Heat; Jacking The Ball - The Sea and Cake; The C in Cake, The Wrong Soundings - Gastr del Sol; What's He Building? - Tom Waits; The Wrong Soundings, Dry Bones in the Valley (I Saw The Light Come Shining 'Round and 'Round) - Gastr del Sol
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Joe runs Carbon Records and plays in various bands including Pengo, Crush the Junta, Tumul, and Tuurd, as well as his solo project Joe+N. He also hosts a podcast called MyTeethNeedAttention.