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The Clear Spot
Moderators: Linda Maher
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Freeform music for voracious consumers of sound.
Saturdays, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

Host: Linda Maher

No rules, no agenda, just quality music for open-minded listeners. Everything from obscure underground oldies to brand new releases: experimental rock, classic soul, crime jazz, latin boogaloo, country murder ballads, local demos and more share the airwaves for an hour of aural exploration. Email: theclearspot@koop.org

July 13, 2014

Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot - Clear Spot (Reprise)

Doug Sahm and The Pharaohs - Slow Down - I Hate CDs (Norton)

Floyd Dakil Four - Bad Boy - Texas Flashbacks Vol. 1 (Antar)


*Live Set From Nic Armstrong*

Nic Armstrong - It's A Still Life - Pocketless Shirt EP (Nic Armstrong Music)

Nic Armstrong - Pocketless Shirt - Pocketless Shirt EP (Nic Armstrong Music)

Nic Armstrong - Pacific Ocean - Pocketless Shirt EP (Nic Armstrong Music)


All songs available on Pocketless Shirt EP (www.nicarmstrongmusic.com)



Renegade Five and Kim Fowley - Young and Wild - Chicken Walk: Pounders Vol. 1 (Norton)

The Chaparrels - I Tried So Hard - Never Ever Land: 83 Texan Nuggets from International Artists Records 1965-1970 (Charly)

Knight's Bridge - Make me Some Love - 45 (Sea Ell)

The Fabs - Dinah Wants Religion 45 (Cotton Ball)


Nick Cave Retrospective

Boys Next Door - The Nightwatchmen - Door Door (Mushroom)

The Birthday Party - Mr. Clarinet - The Birthday Party (Missing Link)

Die Haut - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) - Headless Body in a Topless Bar (WSFA)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Babe, I Got You Bad - B Sides and Rarities (Mute)

Grinderman - (I Don't Need You to ) Set Me Free - Grinderman (Anti)




The Flight Reaction - Falling Through Color - The Flight Reaction (13 o'clock)

The Elois - By My Side - Down Under Nuggets (Festival)


Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - Ramones


July 5, 2013

Compulsive Gamblers I'm That Guy Crystal Gazing Luck Amazing Sympathy For the Record Industry

The Pleasure Seekers What A Way to Die 45 Hideout

Mudhoney Good Enough Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge Sub Pop

The Flesh Eaters See You In the Boneyard A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die Ruby

Clothilde Fallait Pas Ecraser la Queue du Chat Clothilde Born Bad

The Jaynetts Sally Go Round the Roses 45 Tuff

Rodriguez I'll Slip Away 45 Impact/

Flamin' Groovies Yesterday's Numbers Teenage Head Kama Sutra

Death of Samantha Simple As That Strungout on Jargon Homestead

Rocket From the Tombs Never Gonna Kill Myself Again The Day The Earth Met the Rocket From the Tombs Smog Veil

V-3 Negotiate Nothing Negotiate Nothing Ropeburn

Dreamsalon Lick Thirteen Nights Captcha

Red Krayola Green of My Pants God Bless the Red Krayola and All Who Sail With It International Artists

Klaus Johan Grobe Kothek Im Sinne Der Zeit Trouble In Mind

Guy Skornik Lîle de Paques Pour Pauwels Lion Productions

Compulsive Gamblers Two Thieves Crystal Gazing Luck Amazing Sympathy For the Record Industry

Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot - Clear Spot (Reprise)

The Ugly Beats - Brand New Day - Brand New Day (Get Hip)

The Ugly Beats - If I Were a Carpenter - Brand New Day (Get Hip)

The Ugly Beats - Up On The Sun - Brand New Day (Get Hip)

The Pulsating Heartbeats - Anne - Grains of Time (Makin' Waves)

The Undecyded - Make Her Cry - Garage Punk Unknowns (Crypt)

The Master's Apprentices - War or Hands of Time The Master's Apprentices (Astor)

The Ugly Beats - Green Will Come - Brand New Day (Get Hip)

The Ugly Beats - Throw Me a Line - Brand New Day (Get Hip)

Fleshtones - For A Smile - Wheel of Talent (Yep Roc)

Breakaways - Walking Out on Love - The Roots of Powerpop (Bomp!)

The Nightcrawlers - He Shouldn't Hurt You - Little Black Egg (Big Beat)

The Everly Brothers - The Price of Love - 45 (Warner Brothers)

The Fabuliers - I Go Walking - There's Gotta to Be a Girl (Night Train)

Bobby Fuller - Rock House - Chicken Walk (Norton)

Devo - Automodown - Hardcore Devo Vol.1 (Rykodisc)

Devo - Uncontrollable Urge - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo (Warner Brothers)

Silver Apples - Whirly Bird - Silver Apples (Kapp)

May 24, 2014



Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot - Clear Spot (Reprise)

Caetano Veloso - Alfomega - S/T (Philips)

Jorge Ben - Take It Easy My Brother Charles - 45 (Philips)

Os Mutantes - Bat Mucumba - S/T (Polydor)

Secos y Mojados - Sangue Latino - Secos y Mojados (Continental)

The Pops - Mina Malu - 45 (Equipe)

John Wesley Coleman III - The Night Could Be Longer - Clouds (unreleased)

Strange Boys - Be Brave - Be Brave (In The Red)

Planet Rye Co - Plastic Pumpkins - Salem Songs (Emerald Wood Records)

Shapes Have Fangs - Dinner in the Dark - Dinner in the Dark (The Reverberation Appreciation)

Parquet Courts - You've Got Me Wonderin' Now - Tally All the Things That You Broke EP (What's Your Rupture)

Simple Circuit - Get Hid - Simple Circuit (12XU)

Kelley Stoltz - I Like I Like - To Dreamers (Subpop)

Allah - Las - Tell Me What's On Your Mind - Tell Me What's on Your Mind EP (Innovative Leisure)

Jujus - Do You Understand Me - Back From the Grave V.1 (Crypt)

The Crests - I'm So Small - It's A Kave In (Kustom 65)

Benjamin - Un Train - Psychegaelic (Keyhole)

Frame - Doctor Doctor - Perfumed Garden V.1 (Past and Present_

The Fabuliers - I Go Walking - There

BED: Marcos Valle - Pepino Beach 45 (Seven Up)


May 17, 2014



Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot - Clear Spot (Reprise)

The Bad Seeds - All Night Long - 45 (Sundazed)

The Downliners Sect - Sect Appeal - The Sect (Columbia)

The Uniques - You Ain't Tuff - 45 (Paula)

The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me - Nobody But Me (Capitol)

Nino Tempo and April Stevens - Baby Weemus - Deep Purple (Atco)

Larry Bright - Shake that Thing - 45 (Del-Fi)

The Triads - Bacon Fat - The Big Itch (Mr. Manicotti)

The Del Mingos - Hop, Skip and Jump - Chicken Walk: 20 Pounders (Norton)

The Relatives - Things are Changing - The Electric Word (Yep Roc)

Checkmates Ltd. - Do it to Deff - The Ikon Records Story (Crypt)

Little Richard - Slippin' and Slidin' - The Little Richard Story (Joy)

Holly Golightly - Waiting Room - Singles Round Up (Damaged Goods)

The Ugly Beats - Throw Me a Line - Brand New Day (Get Hip)

Barrence Whitfield and the Savages - I'm Sad About It - Dig Thy Savage Soul (Bloodshot)

Los Shains - Bule Bule - El Ritmo De Los Shains (Electro Harmonix)

Los Crazy Birds - La Noche - La Noche Del Los Hippies (Cicodelico Records)

Los Johnny Jets - Es Lupe - A Go Go (Harmony)

Los Salvajes - Es La Edad - Soy Asi Ep (Vogue)

BED:The Hunters - Teen Scene - Teen Scene (The Hunters Play The Big Hits) (Fontana)

Playlist for Saturday April 7, 2014



Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot - Clear Spot (Reprise)

Flamin' Groovies - Yes It's True - Shake Some Action (Sire)

Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - Pscyhomodo - The Pscyhomodo (EMI)

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Runaway - The Penthouse Tapes (Vertigo)

Roxy Music - 2HB - Roxy Music (Virgin)

Lee Hazlewood - Califia (Stone Rider) The LHI Years (Light in the Attic)

Pisces - Motley Mary Ann - A Lovely Sight (Numero)

The Easybeats - The Shame Just Drained - The Shame Just Drained (Albert Productions)

The Byrds - You Ain't Going Nowhere - Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia)

George Gerdes - Hey Packy - Son of Obituary (United Artist)

Jim Ford - Harlan County - Harlan County (Sundown)

Bobbie Gentry - Mississippi Delta - Ode to Billie Joe (Capitol)

Bobbie Fuller - Love's Made a Fool of You - Memories of Buddy Holly (Celluloid)

Carlo and the Belmonts - Little Orphan Girl - Carlo and the Belmonts (Ace)

The Angels - Has Anybody Seen My Boyfriend - My Boyfriends Back (Smash)

Bo Diddley - Roadrunner - 45 (Checker)

Dennis Binder - I Miss You So - Talent Scout Blues (Ace)

The Descendents - Lela - Pebbles V.7 (BFD)

The Sonics - Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - Boom (Norton)

March 22nd, 2014

Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot - Clear Spot (Reprise)

The Abandoned - Around and Around - 45 (The Abandoned)

Sir Walter Raleigh - Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day - Flash and Crash (Beat Rocket)

The Emblems - We're Gonna Love - Sixites Rebellion (Way Back)

The Midniters - Never Knew I Had it So Bad - In Thee Midnite Hour!!! (Norton)

Gnats - The Girl - Fort Worth Teen Scene V.1 (Norton)

Axeman - The Wharf with No Name - Derry Legend (Luxury Product)

A. Moore - A Time Less Strange - Flying Doesn't Help (El Mocambo)

Simple Circuit - Get Hid - Simple Circuit (Self-Release)

The Fall - Cruiser's Creek - This Nation's Saving Grave (PVC)

Fletcher C. Johnson - Wasted Boys - Salutations (Burger)

Golden Boys - Didn't I Tell Ya Babe - Dirty Fingernails (12XU)

Reigning Sound - Watching My Baby Get Ready - Abdication for Your Love (Scion Audio/Visual)

Walter Daniels, Oblivians and Msr Jeffrey Evans - Dearest Darling - At Melissa's Garage (Undone)

The Weeds - Don't Look Back - Aka The Lollipop Shoppe (Way Back)

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore - Bedazzled - Bedazzled Soundtrack (Harkit)

Gino Washington - Gino is a Coward - Out of This World (Norton)

Hurricanes - Jambalaya - Ho Dad Hootenanny (Crypt)

BED: Robert Maxwell, His Harp and His Orchestra - Accidental Slip on a Oriental Rug - Cocktail Mix Vol.1 (Rhino)


Playlist for March 15th, 2014!



1. The Parting Gifts — “Bound to Let Me Down” — Strychnine Dandelion — (In the Red, 2010)

2. Kelly Stoltz — “Are You My Love?” — Double Exposure — (Third Man, 2013)

3. The Who — “Pictures of Lily” — Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy — (Decca, 1971)

4. Thor’s Hammer — “My Life” — If You Knew: Icelandic Punk & Beat 1965-67 — (Parlophone, 1966; r. Ugly Pop, 2014)

5. The Monks — “Monk Time” — Black Monk Time — (Polydor, 1966)



6. Bob Fryfogle — "Six Feet Under” — Six Feet Under — (1964, Wedge; r. 2014, Mississippi)

7. Michael Hurley — “Be Kind To Me” — Armchair Boogie — (WB, 1971; r. Mississippi, 2009)

8. Bobby Charles — “I Must Be In A Good Place Now” — s/t — (Bearsville, 1972; r. LITA, 2014)

9. Clarence Carter — “Too Weak to Fight” — 45 — (Atlantic, 1968)



10. Annette Peacock — “One Way” — I’m The One — (RCA Victor, 1972; r. LITA, 2012)



11. Damaged Bug — “Photograph” — Hubba Bubba — (Castle Face, 2014)

12. Generation Loss — “Cult of Personality” — s/t — (Cut Rate Records, 2014)

13. Tyvek — “Scaling” — On Triple Beams — (In the Red, 2012)

14. Protomartyr — “Bubba Helms” — Dreads 85, 84 — (Urinal Cake Records, 2012)



15. The Monks — “Oh, How to Do Now” — Black Monk Time — (Polydor, 1966)


March 8th, 2014: International Women's Day

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Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot - Clear Spot (Reprise)

Betty Chung - Bang Bang - Let's A Go Go: Singapore and Southeast Asian Pop Scene 1964-1969 (Silver Tortoise) - Hong Kong

Sonia - Aqui En Mi Nube - Chicas: Spanish Female Singers 1962 - 1974 (Vampi Soul) - Spain

Marianne Mendt - Wie A Glock'n - Wie A Glock'n (Columbia) - Austria

Marie Laforet - A Demain My Darling - C'est Chic! (Ace) - France

Sarolta Zalatnay - Nem Barok Holnapig - Cinivagyok (Studio) - Hungary

Wanderlea - Ach Que Vou Lhe Esquecer - Wanderlea (Continental) - Brazil

Die Sweetles - Die Schule Ist Aus - 45 (Polydor)  - Germany

Las Mosquitas - Do Re Mi - Las Mosquitas (Lewdisc International) - Argentina

Las Chics - La Muneca Dice No - Alto..Somas Las Chics! (RCA Camden) - Mexico

Las Akelas - Campanas A Ritmo - Villancicos Ye Ye (Marfer) - Portugal

Gianna La Cocaina - 45 (Milano Record Company) - Italy

Mak Les Soeurs - Sunshine - 45 (Ariola) - Sweden

Sanjalice - Sreoni Zajedo - Vis Sanjalice (Diskos) - Serbia

Dandy Girls - Heitan og Hatan - Norway

Nana Kinomi and Leo Beats - Suki Sa Suki Sa Suki Sa - Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat and Bossa Nova 1966-1970 (Big Beat) - Japan

Roziah Latiff and The Jaywalkers - Aku Kechewa - Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia 1964 - 1970 (Sublime Frequencies) - Malaysia

Bed Music: Asha Bhosle - Kaanp Rahi Main - Memories: RD Burman Music and Beyond (Universal) - India


March 1, 2013

Klaus Johan Grobe Traumhaft 45 Trouble in Mind

Thee Oh Sees Sugar Boat Dog Poison Captured Tracks

The Southern Belles Dum Dum Ditty Girls in the Garage, Vol. 4 Romulan

Bobby Brelyn Hanna 45 Jorel

Neil Norman Wild Boys 45 GNP/Crescendo

The Savages Gone to the Moon Anxious Color Mississippi

Nobunny Blow Dumb First Blood Goner

The Breakaways Little Suzy Walking Out On Love Alive

Dan Penn Come Into My Heart The Fame Recordings Ace

Nashville Ramblers Fragile Child 7" Ugly Things

Vicki Lynn Don't Break My Heart Anxious Color Mississippi

Cold Beat Worms s/t Crime On the Moon

Generation Loss Line s/t Cut-Rate Records

Tex Soul & the Bayonets Osi Na Ngada 7" Academy

Playlist for Saturday Feb 22nd, 2014 (Banned from Radio Membership Drive Special)


Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot - Clear Spot (Rerise)

Link Wray - Rumble - Jack The Ripper (Sundazed)

Rolling Stones - Let's Spend the Night Together - Flowers (London)

The Standells - Try It - Try It (Tower)

The Troggs - I Can't Control Myself - Love is all Around (Fontana)

The Kingsmen - Louie Louie 45 (Wand)

Shangri Las - Leader of the Pack - Leader of the Pack (Red Bird)

The Crystals - He Hit Me - He's A Rebel (Philles)

The Who - Pictures of Lily - Meaty. Beaty, Big and Bouncy (MCA)

Rolling Stones - Little Red Rooster - 45 (Decca)

The Beatles - Run For Your Life - Rubber Soul (Capitol)

Sandie Shaw - Girl Don't Come - 45 (Vogue)

Scott Walker - Jackie - Vol. 2 (Mercury)

Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen - Never Mind the Bollocks (Virgin)

The Stranglers - Peaches - Rattus Norvegicus (United Artists)

Ian Dury - Sex and Drugs and Rock n Roll - 45 (Stiff)

The Moontrekkers - Night of the Vampire - 45 (Parlophone)


Playlist for Saturday, Feb. 15th, 2014


1. The Oblivians — “Sunday You Need Love” — Soul Food — (Crypt, 1995)

2. John Wesley Coleman III — “Saturday Night” — Trans Am Summer Blues — (Tic Tac Totally, 2013)

3. Church Shoes — “Ok” — Loves — (self-released, 2013)

4. The Hex Dispensers — “Parallel” — 45 — (Red Lounge, 2012)

5. Spray Paint — “Dripping the Rails” — s/t — (S-S, 2013)


6. The Starlets — “You Don’t Love Me” — Destroy That Boy! — (1965; r. Ace, 2009)

7. Gun Club — “She’s Like Heroin To Me” — Fire of Love — (Ruby, 1981)

8. Sultan Bathery — “Satellite” — s/t — (Slovenly, 2014)

9. Average Times — “Do the Dance” — s/t — (Hosehead, 2014)

10. Lad Mags — “You Don’t Love Me” — 7” — (self-released, 2013)


11.The Feminine Complex — “I’ve Been Working On You” — Destroy That Boy! — (1968; r. Ace, 2009)

12. The Chessmen — “I Need You There” — Teenage Shutdown: The World Ain’t Round, It’s Square! — (1965; r. Teenage Shutdown, 1995)

13. Bud & Kathy — “Hang It Out to Dry” — 45 — (Downey Productions, 1966)

14. Fire — “Father’s Name is Dad” — Underground & Overhead: The Alternate Fire — (Decca, 1968; r. Tenth Planet, 1997)


15. Jack Name — “Pure Terror” — Light Show — (God?, 2014)

16. Pip Proud — “Adrenaline & Richard” — Adrenaline & Richard — (1968; r. Half A Cow, 1996)

17. Family Fodder — “Savoir Faire” — Monkey Banana Kitchen — (Fresh, 1980; r. Staubgold, 2014)

18. Protomartyr — “Feral Cats” — No Passion All Technique — (Urinal Cake, 2012)

19. Ty Wagner with the Scotchmen — "I'm A No Count” — Teenage Shutdown: I’m A No Count! — (Chattahoochee, 1965; r. Teenage Shutdown, 1998)

20. Human Expression — “Optical Sound” — Love At A Psychedelic Velocity — (Accent, 1967; Mississippi/Change, 2013)


February 8th, 2014

Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot - Clear Spot (Reprise)

Bain Di Donc - 4 Cheveux dans le Vent - Psychegaelic: French Freakbeat (Keyhole)

The Pyramids - I Don't Wanna Cry - Sixties Rebellion (Way Back)

Public Nuisance - Love is A Feeling - Gotta Survive (Frantic)

The Pirates - Naughty Girl - There's Gotta Be A Girl (Night Train)

The Beach Boys - I Should Have Known Better - Beach Boys Party! (Capitol)

The Pebbles - You Can't Do That - First Album (Sympathy For the Record Industry)

The Supremes - I Want to Hold Your Hand - A Bit of Liverpool (Motown)

The Supremes - Bits and Pieces -- A Bit of Liverpool (Motown)

Jan and Dean - Norwegian Wood - A Tower Records Tribute to the Beatles (EMI)

Oblivians - Do The Milk Shake - Popular Favorites (Crypt)

Oblivians - Come a Little Closer - Desperation (In The Red)

John Wesley Coleman III - King and Cindy - Trans Am Summer Blues (Tic Tac Totally!)

Gories - Nytroglycerine - I Know You Fine, But How You Doin' (New Rose)

Everyly Brothers - The Price of Love - 45 (Warmer Bros)

Floyd Dakil Four - Kitty Kitty - 45 (Earth)

Rico and the Ravens - Don't You Know - 45 (Collectables)

The Warlocks - Temper Tantrum - 45 (Decca)

Vernon Harrel - Slick Chick - 45 (Lescay)

Barry White and the Atlantics - Tracy (All I have is You) 45 (Faro)

Ernie Washington - Lonesome Shack 45 (Chattahoochee)


Playlist for 2.1.14


1. The Mighty Hannibal — “The Right to Love You” — Hannibalism! — (Norton, 2001) (RIP!)

2. Buddy Lucas — “Bo Lee” — 45 — (Luniverse, 1957)

3. Dan Penn — “You Left The Water Running” — The Fame Recordings — (Ace, 2013)

4. Denise & Co — “Boy, What’ll You Do Then?” — 45 — (Big Beat, 2013)


5. Cate Le Bon — “No God” — Mug Museum — (Wichita, 2013)

6. Blank Realm — “Back to the Flood” — Grassed Inn — (Fire, 2014)

7. Holy Wave — “Mouth Mountain” — Relax — (Reverberation Appreciation Society, 2014)

8. Doug Tuttle — "With Us Soon” — s’t — (Trouble in Mind, 2014)


9. Morgan Delt — “Barbarian Kings” — 7” — (Trouble in Mind, 2013)

10. Lorelle Meets the Obsolete — “Music For Dozens” — Chambers — (Captcha, 2014)

11. The Zakary Thaks — “Bad Girl” — Passage to India — (Mercury, 1966; r. Cicadelic, 2010)

12. The Oblivians— “Pinball King” — Desperation — (In the Red, 2013) (Saturday, February 15th at The Mohawk Austin!


13. The Victors — “Little Girl” — The Scotty Story — (Arf! Arf!, 1993)

14. The Nashville Ramblers — “Fragile Things” — 7” — (1986; r. Ugly Things, 2010)

15. Lawson & Four More — “If You Want Me, You Can Find Me” — 45 — (Big Beat, 2013)

16. Little Ann — “Who Are You Trying To Fool” — Deep Shadows — (Timmion, 2009)


17. The Ugly Beats — “K.O.’d” — Bring on the Beats! — (Get Hip, 2004)

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