NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #250 ~ 12-05-20]

Pictured: Peter Perrett of The Only Ones.

A government report to the United Nations shows the rapid spread of amphetamine sulphate; one gram sold for ten to fifteen pounds in 1975. Sulphate was a bathtub drug, easily concoct-able at home using chemicals readily available in the UK. The 1977 government report shows the existence of twenty-five LSD and amphetamine factories spread around the country. Speed was the drug of the squatters, the hippie rump: it was effective, Bohemian and obliterating.

‘Speed came in during the summer,’ says [Jonh] Ingham. ‘It had all the advantages of being very cheap, you don’t take much, it lasts a long time, and it’s great to have that energy feel. When Malcolm [McLaren] was doing that “No Drugs” thing the Sex Pistols weren’t taking a lot of drugs: but they got into it because of older people around them who weren’t going to give up their drug habits just for the sake of Malcolm’s party line. Of course the drugs get broken out, and they’re not going to say no: that wouldn’t be Punk.’

— Jon Savage, England’s Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock And Beyond.

Things were going so well last Saturday night. The DJ’s spun their favorite tunes from the past two dozen episodes, as is their wont when rounding yet another x25 milepost. Uncle Morty pulled up outside the Purple Bat Lounge, bearing Homemade Disco Biscuits. Yes, all was smooth on the dark end of Brush Street …until DJ Lee-Roy attempted to order yet another Lee-Roy Cocktail™ from bartender LaWanda and realized she was nowhere to be found. After much consternation and further inquiries, the dog realized that he was obliged to travel downstairs, to the Purple Bat’s basement where LaWanda — in her alternate vocation as dominatrix — was administering discipline to several of her tech sector clients suitably attired. What Lee-Roy saw down there may have proved life-altering…but you’ll have to click on the big arrow immediately below to find out…





Here’s what we played in Ep. 250 of No Condition Is Permanent:


First Choice — “Armed and Extremely Dangerous” — Sweet Soul Music: 23 Scorching Classics from 1973

African Brothers Band — “Ngyegye No So” — Nigeria 70 Vol. 2

The Tornadoes — “Scalping Party” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar Vol. 4: Shockwave!

Sadistic Mika Band — “Hei Made Hitottobi” — Kurofune (Black Ship)

Ramones — “I Just Want to Have Something to Do” — Road To Ruin

Perez Prado — “Mamma A Go Go” — Concierto Para Bongo

Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band — “Suzy Murder Wrist” — Brown Star Sessions ’72

The Hornets — “Jelingan Mu” — Psyche Oh! A Go Go: Lost Gems Of Malaysia/Singapura Pop Music ’64-’74


Max Romeo — “Wet Dream” — Trojan Box Set: X-Rated Box Set


The Shells — “Whiplash” — Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 2

Tapper Zukie — “Liberation Struggle” — Man Ah Warrior

The Bobby Fuller Four — “I Fought The Law [mono version]” — Never To Be Forgotten

The Dynamics — “I Wish You Would” — Steam Kodok : 26 A-Go-Go Ultrarities from the 60’s Singapore & Southeast Asia Underground

John & Jackie — “Little Girl” — Las Vegas Grind! Vol. 1

Kako Y Su Combo — “Cool Jerk” — Boogaloo Pow Wow: Dancefloor Rendez-Vous In Young Nuyorica

The Cramps — “The Mad Daddy” — File Under Sacred Music: Early Singles 1978-81

Nisar Bazmi & Runa Laila — “Oh My Darling” — Disco Dildar

Link Wray & The Wray Men — “Raw-Hide” — Slinky! The Epic Sessions ’58-’61

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Ma Dou Sou Nou Mio” — Volume Two: Echos Hypnotiques


The Chimes — “Zindy Lou” — Rumba Doowop ’55

Sharhabil Ahmed — “Zulum Aldunya” — The King Of Sudanese Jazz

Frank Zappa — “Tell Me You Love Me” — Chunga’s Revenge

St. Vincent’s Latinaires — “Hot Pants I’m Comin’” — Good God! Heavy Funk Covers of James Brown From All Over The World 1968-1974

New York Dolls — “Pills” — New York Dolls

Omar Khorshid — “Wadil Muluk (Valley of the Kings)” — Guitar El Chark

The Sweet Things — “I’m In A World Of Trouble” — The Northern Soul Story Vol. 2: The Golden Torch

Paul Labonne — “Ti Malgache Ti Madras” — Moris Zekler: Fuzz & Soul Sega From 70’s Mauritius


MC5 — “Over And Over” — High Time

K.Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas — “Awisa” — K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas

The Only Ones — “The Happy Pilgrim” — Baby’s Got A Gun

The Prophets — “South West Block” — King Tubby’s Prophecies Of Dub

The Modern Lovers — “She Cracked” — The Modern Lovers

Coco Lagos Y Sus Orates — “Coco’s Descarga” — Ritmo Caliente

Velvet Underground — “Temptation Inside Your Heart” — VU


Guitar Red — “Disco From A Space Show” — Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984

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