NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #311 ~ 05-21-22]

Pictured: The Velvet Underground.

On the surface everything looked all right. Tom Mancuso reviewing a Max’s performance described Lou Reed arriving at the club one evening: “Before the first set begins, around eleven thirty, Lou Reed carries in his guitar, checks its tuning, takes off his nylon windbreaker, and then talks to people. He wears tennis shoes and the way he walks, even the way he talks, has an athletic composure, a reserved confidence. Lou Reed has ‘always wanted to play in a rock’n’roll band’. He does, and he describes what he does as ‘like meeting people’. If someone sings one of his songs, ‘it’s like humming your name’. Another way in which he describes what he enjoys about music compares it to sports: ‘It’s the playing that’s nice.’ Modest ambitions, pleasures, and metaphors are unexpected from a rock’n’roll star. ‘I’m not a star,’ he says.”

— Victor Bockris & Gerard Malanga, Up-tight: The Velvet Underground Story.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 311 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

MFSB (Featuring The Three Degrees) — “T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia)” — Philadelphia International Records: 40th Anniversary

Ephraim Uzomechina Nzeka — “Zombie” — African Disco: Deep Disco From 1970’s Africa

Chevells — “Let There Be Surf” — Diggin’ Out

Hayko — “Tatlim” — Psych Funk A’ La Turkish Vol.2

Psycho — “You Need Me” — Destination Frantic!

Pintura Roja — “Navidad Sin Mama” — Chicha Popular: Love & Social Political Songs From Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987

The Action — “Look at the View” — Rolled Gold

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Lloyd Parks — “Kung Fu Fighting” — Kung Fu! (Reggae Vs The Martial Arts)

THE SECOND SET

Johnny & The Hurricanes — “Bam-Boo” — Beat From Badsville Vol. 2

Africa Negra — “12 De Julho” — Antologia Vol. 1

Procol Harum — “Still There’ll Be More” — Home

Betico Salas Y Su Sonora — “Cactus” — ¡Gózalo! Bugalú Tropical Vol. 5

LaVern Baker — “Voodoo Voodoo” — Great Googa Mooga

Henri Guédon — “La Haut Dan Montãne La” — Karma

Travis Wammack — “Fire Fly” — That Scratchy Guitar From Memphis

Tappa Zukie — “Jah Is I Guiding Star” — If Deejay Was Your Trade: The Dreads at King Tubby’s 1974-1977

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters — “Nothing But Good” — R&B Hipshakers Vol.3: Just A Little Bit Of The Jumpin’ Bean

THE THIRD SET

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth And Friends — “Go-Go Dance” — Cambodian Psych-Out

John Kongos — “He’s Gonna Step On You Again” — Kongos

The Identicals — “Who Made the World” — Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, 1972-1977 Vol. 2

Kid Creole & The Coconuts — “Latin Music” — Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places

Bob & The Tru Tones — “Don’t Blame This Joint” — West Indies Funk Vol.2

Nathaniel Mayer — “I’m a Lonely Man” — Why Don’t You Give It To Me?

THE FINAL SET

Glen Brown & King Tubby — “Version 78 Style” — Termination Dub (1973-79)

Wire — “Men 2nd” — Chairs Missing

Kamaru Celina Band — “Mukurara Nake” — Kenya Special: Volume Two (Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & ’80s)

The Tempos — “(Countdown) Here I Come” — Soul Stormers: Up-Tempo Northern Soul

Rasela — “Pemain Bola” — Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesia Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978

The Individuals — “Jungle Superman” — Jungle Rock

Bappi Lahiri — “Dance Music” — Bollywood Bloodbath: The B-Music of the Indian Horror Film Industry

The Velvet Underground — “We’re Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together” — The Complete Matrix Tapes

Tabou Combo De Petion-Ville — “No Me Dejes” — Indestructible

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

The Floaters — “Float On” — Soul Hits of the 70s: Didn’t It Blow Your Mind!, Vol. 19

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