Various Artists / Where's The Beat? Live In The Wfmu Studios
Album:Where's The Beat? Live In The Wfmu Studios Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jul 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-08-31 Pull Date:2008-11-02 
Week Ending:Nov 2Oct 26Oct 19Oct 12Oct 5Sep 28Sep 21Sep 14

Recent Airplay
Sounds Good
4.Oct 30, 2008:Baptism of Solitude
2.Dec 30, 2014:Eclectic Erudition week 14 Fall 2014
Are You Electric
5.Oct 21, 2008:Mmmm...Tastes Like Candy
3.Jan 30, 2009:The Pants Down Oval Office
Birdies Singing
6.Oct 16, 2008:Baptism of Solitude

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-08-23 
25 tracks on a double CD that spans only part of the massive, recent live in the studio (duh!) archive of New Jersey’s and the World’s best free-form radio stations. Being ‘FMU this runs all over the place from Finnish folk to kiddie rock to noise to pop to garage to ??? Dig in – you’re bound to hear something that’ll knock yer socks off.

(((((1))))) Excellent Finnish folk with odd tunings/tonalities, female vocals and bird whistles (!?)
(((((2))))) Wow! Super-upppity, rhythmic number by the Ex. Great drumming & guitar tone.
((((3)))) Slow indie folk with more of that jut-jut patter that the Ex did.
((4)) Generic “heavy“ bar rock. Yuk! This band used to rip it up with the monster psych but now they’re just like a lame jam band.
(((5))) Kiddie garage rock. Goofy, sloppy but kinda fun. At least they’re not playing classic rock covers.
((((6)))) Bassy, swampy indie rock. Starts off like friggin’ Mudhoney (yep that’s a good thing).
((((7)))) Twangy, psych with female vocals in Khmer and some snazzy horns.
((((((8))))) Glockenspiel! Plus, some great, funky, jazzy horn sounds all over the place. College marching bands could only dream being this good. (Looking at you Stanford).
((((9)))) Good, clicky, bassy, repetitive minimal Mexican techno.
((10)) Chaotic, feedback & noise pounding. Pretty lame stuff ‘ala Burmese, etc.
(((11)))) Pretty cool jazzy rock jam with the sax player from the Stooges
(((12)))) Decent garagey punk/rock then gets annoying when they start slowing down.

((1)) Medicore “post-rock” guitar noodling with slow dreary vocals.
(((2))) Totally silly, not quite prog but theatrical 70’s histronic hard rock. Whole thing makes you go “Whuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut?”
(((3))) Nice spoken word. Strummy guitars and minimal drums backing it up. Local, too.
(((((4))))) Airy, “chamber jazz”? Lots of violin and Fender Rhodes.
(((((((5)))))) Yow! Funky, horns and bass. Has a very “shoulda been in a kooky 60’s movie” feeling.
(((6))) Swingin’ goof-rock with Jad & David Fair + lots of horns. Might sound better after a few drinks.
(((((7))))) Awesome “downer rawk” which pushes itself further with the always phenomenonal vocals of Mark Arm.
(((8))) Nerdy Brit rock with just guitar & vocals. Cool lyrics but the song’s kinda of “meh”.
((((9)))) Mostly good and catchy pop, 60’s influenced swaggery rock.
((((10)))) Surfy, reverby punk-ish psych. Somehow they put it all together and it works. Fun stuff!
((((((11)))))) Trashy British punk/garage. Hard to beat a band with names like Clive Shite and Dick Slum.
(((12))) Kenyan-American band doing, uh…”Afro-pop-rock”. Lyrics are in some kind of Keyan language (Swahili?). Guitars have “East African” tone ‘ala Talking Heads “Nothing But Flowers”. Pretty good but goes on too long.
((((13)))) Pretty nice, gentle folk ‘ala Mariee Sioux. (Fairly similar voice, too).

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Lau NauLue Kartalta
2.Ex, TheWaiting
3.Lo Moda/Low ModaReal Real
4.Major StarsHalf Centered Half Sane
5.Muldoons, TheAre You Electric
6.Kelley StoltzBirdies Singing
7.Dengue Fever1000 Tears Of A Tarantula
8.Eternal Buzz Brass BandSounds Good
9.Antiguo Automata MexicanoOrder
10.Cadaver EyesYom Yom/Sweet Home Alabama
11.Steve Mackay & The Blue ProstitutesSong For Baghdad
12.Psychedelic HorseshitIn Our Dreams/What's In Store
13.Rebel, TheTouching The Void Hem Of The Cloth/Fuck Syngenta
15.Enablers, TheFebruaries
16.Slow SixCloud Cover
17.Budos BandFebruary
18.Half JapaneseFirecracker (Live Wfmu/Sxsw)
19.MudhoneyWhere Is The Future
20.Wreckless EricJoe Meek
21.SloanWho Taught You To Live Like That
22.Brian Wilson Shock TreatmentJack Kerouac I Didn't Know You
23.Armitage ShanksSupport Slot
24.Extra GoldenYuak Debe Sauti Moja
25.Marissa NadlerSylvia