Nov. 5, 2022

S6E258 - Agitation Free 'Malesch' with David Lewis

S6E258 - Agitation Free 'Malesch' with David Lewis

Record store owner and self-professed 'music geek' David Lewis (Elizabeth's Records - Columbus, OH) thinks we should never stop discovering new (to us) music. He's right. Around 10 years ago he came upon the 1972 debut album by German...


Record store owner and self-professed 'music geek' David Lewis (Elizabeth's Records - Columbus, OH) thinks we should never stop discovering new (to us) music. He's right. Around 10 years ago he came upon the 1972 debut album by German experimental rock group Agitation Free, 'Malesch'. A mysterious fusion of psychedelia, experimental krautrock and world music, it's a fascinating snapshot of a band working together to create a trippy, ethereal and unique wall of sound.

Songs featured in this episode: Laila III - Agitation Free (Live in Paris ORTF Studio, 1973); Future Games - Fleetwood Mac; Hallogallo - Neu!; Phaedra - Tangerine Dream; Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath; Winning - The Sound; You Play For Us Today, Sahara City - Agitation Free; New Dawn Fades - New Order; Ala Tul - Agitation Free; Supernaut - Black Sabbath; Outside Tokyo - The Stranglers; Pulse - Agitation Free; Departure From The Northern Wasteland - Michael Hoenig; Pruit Igoe - Philip Glass; Khan El Khalili - Agitation Free; Jessica - The Allman Brothers; No One Is There - Nico; V-2 Schneider - David Bowie; Malesch - Agitation Free; Utopia III (excerpt) - Thomas Kessler; Malesch, Rücksturz - Agitation Free; Emka - My Education; Music Factory - Agitation Free (Live Mainz Germany, 1972)

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David Lewis

Retail Geek / music geek/ collector geek/ geek geek

I’m currently in my 40th year of music retail, and have been running my own shop, Elizabeths Record’s, since 2009. I’m a retired music journalist. In the late 80s and early 90s I was in several locally notable bands in the Austin scene, also was a poster artist, and co-hosted an Access Television show for a few years. I’ve been in Columbus since 1998, I’m married and we have a beautiful teenage daughter, Elizabeth. Collectively, we love cats (that’s the store cat Jonesy in the picture!).