Mixtape :: Machine Shop

KAFM Grand Junction, 9pm - 10pm

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking
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This is MACHINE SHOP, a special one-hour mixtape from yours truly featuring songs about all the weird devices we humans have imagined and constructed out of musical parts. I’m closing it out with the Smugglers’ “She’s A Machine,” which inspired me to put this together when a search for it revealed all sorts of inexplicable gadgetry lurking in my library.

In this episode: Blonde Redhead, Chad VanGaalen, Fluid Ounces, Goldfrapp, Jason Falkner, Kassin+2, Nortec Collective, Oranger, Pixies, Robyn Hitchcock, The Scofflaws, The Smugglers, Spot 1019, STRFKR, Sukia, Thomas Function

  Song Artist Notes
1 Bone Machine Pixies Kicking off tonight's Machine Shop!
2 Paperweight Machine Fluid Ounces Straight outta Ft. Lauderdale (I think)
3 Pee Wee's Big Adventure (Breakfast Machine) The Scofflaws Nothing right now, Mr. Herman
4 Emotion Machine Jason Falkner Ex-Jellyfish and so much more
6 How Do You Work This Thing? Robyn Hitchcock Questions from the audience?
7 The Dream Machine Sukia La maquina de los sueños
8 Strict Machine Goldfrapp Originally by Suzi Quatro
9 Samba Machine Kassin+2 A subtle samba
11 Relentless Machines Thomas Function Truly relentless
12 Blood Machine Chad VanGaalen It’s grim and haunting
13 Tijuana Sound Machine Nortec Collective Sin limites
14 Tape Machine STRFKR For the Gainesville listeners
16 Surf Machine Spot 1019 Close our eyes and watch Bob Newhart
17 Luv Machine Blonde Redhead Stark and hypnotic
18 Light Machine Oranger Fuzzed out blizz
20 She's A Machine The Smugglers Much better than the Elvis version