NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #283 ~ 09-11-21]

Pictured: The MC5.

The bearded [John] Sinclair was a giant of man. He spoke in hyperbole, and his writings were a hybrid of gonzo journalism, revolutionary rhetoric, and jazz homage. His musical tastes shifted eclectically from day to day, jumping restlessly from free-form jazz to gutbucket R&B and onward to the nascent noise of garage rock. Music and drugs fused in his mind, and he vowed in his prison writings to change America “by the magic eye of LSD and the pounding heartbeat of music.” Within a matter of a few months in early 1967, he became the mentor and then the manager of MC5, who were destined to become the demonic fathers of punk rock. The band’s name was deliberately vague, designed to sound like a car component. Although technically short for Motor City Five, the band sometimes claimed that MC5 stood for the Morally Corrupt Five or the Much Cock Five — whatever the band members made up in the presence of gullible journalists. Sinclair added to the hyperbole describing the group as “a raggedy horde of holy barbarians, marching into the future.” It was not just false posturing. Within two years they would be the most notorious band in America, and Sinclair would be back in jail, this time as an international cause célèbre accused of conspiring to blow up the Michigan headquarters of the CIA.

— Stuart Cosgrove, Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 283 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Tymes — “You Little Trustmaker” — Sweet Soul Music: 23 Scorching Classics from 1974

Jean-Pierre Djeukam — “Africa Iyo” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964-1979

Bruno & The Gladiators — “Istanbul” — Sleazy Surf! Vol. 2

Önder Bali 4 — “Bergama Zeybeği” — Saz Beat Vol. 3: Turkish Rock, Funk, And Psychedelic Music Of The 1960s And 1970s

Jack Bruce — “Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out of Tune” — Songs For A Tailor

King Tubby’s — “Psalm 13” — Psalm Of The Time Dub

Big Bob Dougherty — “Ridin’ The Riff” — Jumpin’ The Blues Vol. 1

William Loose — “Mr. Dynamite” — Russ Meyer Original Soundtracks, Vol. 2: Up/Beneath The Valley Of The Ultravixens / SuperVixens!

THE SECOND SET

Willie Rodriguez — “Boogaloo Hay” — Buttshakers Soul Party Vol.13

Wire — “On Returning” — 154

Les Loups Noirs D’Haiti — “Jet Biguine” — Afro Tropical Soundz Vol. 1

The Spacewalkers — “Tecumseh” — Titty Shakers 1

Pen Ran — “There’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of” — Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

The Drivers — “Dry Bones Twist” — R&B Hipshakers Vol. 3: Just A Little Bit Of The Jumpin’ Bean

Ayaléw Mesfin — “Qondjo ledj nat” — Ethiopiques 24: Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music 1969-1975

The Undertones — “(She’s A) Runaround” — An Introduction to the Undertones

Mudies All Stars — “Let Me Tell You Boy (Dub)” — Quad Star Revolution 1

Gene Davis — “I’ve Had It, I’m Through” — Super Rare Rockabilly

The Aay Jays — “Mirza Ki Dhun” — Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976

THE THIRD SET

The MC5 — “Looking at You” — A Square (Of Course): The Story of Michigan’s Legendary A-Square Records

Naïma Samith — “Zifaf Filfada” — Waking Up Scheherazade Vol. 2: 60’s & 70’s Cross-Over Rock From North Africa & The Middle East

The Shots — “Walk Right Out” — Rare Mod Vol. 1

Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koolalobitos — “Se E Tun De” — Lagos Baby 1963-1969

Cherokees — “Uprising” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 1

The Slickers — “Every Wolf” — Break Through

Eddie Hazel — “Unkut Funk” — Jams From The Heart EP

Los Silvertones — “El Baile De La Arana” — Soundway 45rpm

The Blackstones — “The Bag I’m In” — Quagmire Vol. 1: Sixties Punk Mysteries From The USA

THE FINAL SET

Crystalites — “Undertakers Burial” — Blow Mr. Hornsman: Instrumental Reggae 1968-1975

The Four Scores — “Rock-A-Little Lucy” — Over-The-Top Doo Wops Vol. 1: Let The Old Folks Talk

Mario Allison Y Su Combo — “Cuando Salí De Cuba” — Mag All Stars Vol. 1 : The Best Of The Peruvian Orquestras Of The 50’s & 60’s

Reigning Sound — “Drowning” — Too Much Guitar

Amas — “Slow Down” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

The 13th Floor Elevators — “Fire Engine (Alternate Mono Mix)” — The Psychedelic Sounds Of (Mono)

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Gabby Pahinui — “Waikiki Hula” — Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band Vol. II

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