NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #42 ~ 10-11-14]


“Oh, God, the music in this city is so incredibly bad,” Paul started up again. “Just think about it: San Francisco has not managed to produce even one individual of any musical distinction whatsoever! Not a Dylan, not a Lennon, not a Brian Wilson, not a Mick Jagger—nobody. Not even a Phil Spector! Just some nothing groups and some nothing music. They delude themselves that music is agroup thing—the way they think everything is….” Just then, the band got louder. “Really, listen to that,” he said. “Nothing but tired imitations of bad imitations of white imitations of Negro blues bands. The Beach Boys were the most wonderful group in America because they accepted life in California for the mindless glory it is, without apologizing for it or being embarrassed about it—just go to the beach, get a girl friend, get a suntan, period. And that was the most sophisticated approach you could have—musical instead of message-y. Of course, their greatest song, ‘God Only Knows,’ was never the hit it should have been here in America.” He shook his head. “I just don’t know….” The music got more and more frenzied. “Oh, God! ” Paul screamed, covering his ears. “Fortunately, they’ve never come up with a melody, so none of this has to stick in your brain to torment you.”

– Andy Warhol & Pat Hackett, POPism


You may acquire Episode 42 HERE.

As follows, our musical selections within each of the four sets comprising Episode 42 of NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT:


Earth Wind & Fire – “Shining Star” – Sweet Soul Music: 24 Scorching Classics From 1975

Gene Mole & the Softwinds – “Burnin’ Rubber” – Muscle Bustle: Classic Tracks From The Surf’n’Drag Era

El Rego Et Ses Commandos – “DJobimé” – Legends Of Benin

Jimmy Liggins – “I Ain’t Drunk” – R’n’B Wig Poppers

Derrick Laro And Trinity – “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” – Hustle! Reggae Disco Kingston London New York

Felix & His Guitar With the Hot Peppers – “Two Tacos” – Frolic Diner Vol. 2

Jay Swan – “You Don’t Love Me” – Jukebox Jam: A Collection of Authentic American Rhythm & Blues Recordings

Arsenio Rodriguez – “Se Formo El Bochinche” – Nu Yorica: Roots

Parliament – “Breakdown” – Land Of 1000 Dances : Special Soul and Funk Edition

The Emersons – “Hungry” – Malamondo 4


Napo De Mi Amor et Ses Black Devils – “Leki Santchi” – African Scream Contest

Albert Collins & His Rhythm Rockers – “Freeze” – Dr. Boogie Presents: Shim Sham Shimmy

The Mello-Tones – “Fat Girls In Red” – Get On Up!: Joe Gibbs Rocksteady 1967-1968

Orquesta Joe Cain – “Kenyatta” – Rough Guide To Boogaloo Vol. 3

Jamaica Jam – “Sticky Fingers” – Funky Kingston 2 – Soul Power: Reggae Dance Floor Grooves 1968-74

Moss & The Rocks – “There She Goes” – Garage Beat ’66 Vol.3: Feeling Zero

Suicide – “Johnny” – Suicide

Françoise Hardy – “Il Voyage” – Tres Chic! More French Girl Singers Of The 1960s

The Surf Busters – “Squiddly Diddly” – Some Kinda Fun: Songs We Taught The Untamed Youth

Marvin Phillips – “Mamo Mamo” – Specialty 45rpm

The Shangri-Las – “Radio Spot #1 Revlon: How Pretty Can You Get?” – Myrmidons of Melodrama

Los Pirañas – “Hueles A Espíritu Joven” – Toma Tu Jabón Kapax


Buster Poindexter – “Mean Spirited Sal” – Buster’s Spanish Rocket Ship

Ros Sereysothea – “Chnam oun Dop-Pram Muy” – Cambodian Rocks

Don Costa – “Cat Walk” – Crypt of Instros

The Aay Jays – “The Aay Jays Theme” – Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976

Little Willie John – “Do You Love Me” – Sleep: The King Singles A’s & B’s – 1955-61

The Glaciers – “T-Bar” – From Sea To Ski

Orlando Julius with the Heliocentrics – “In the Middle” – Jaiyede Afro

The Rapiers – “Telstar” – Back To The Point

Os Mutantes – “Bat Macumba” – Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969


Tim Buckley – “Move With Me” – Greetings from L.A.

The Pyramids – “What Is Love” – The Jerk Boom! Bam! 2

Orgone – “Karma Sutra” – Orgone

Earl Van Dyke & The Funk Brothers – “Soul Stomp (Single Version)” – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection

Radio India – “Glass Music” – Radio India: The Eternal Dream Of Sound

La Lupe – “Fever” – Dance The Latin… Soul, Jazz, Funk!

Fallen Angels – “Bad Woman” – Teenage Shutdown 4: I’m A No-Count

The Velvet Underground – “Andy’s Chest” – VU

Denny Laine – “Say You Don’t Mind” – Deram 45rpm


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