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Live in the WFMU Studios by Airway

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at WFMU photo: Brian Turner
at WFMU photo: Brian Turner
Host: Brian Turner
Engineer: Mark Triant
Formed in the early 1970's, the Los Angeles Free Music Society was a collective of experimental artists and musicians that produced a gushing river of output (well-documented in Cortical Foundation's 10CD box set in the late 90's) with severe dedication to anything-goes sound invention. Groups like the Doo-Dooettes, Le Forte
Four, Solid Eye, Extended Organ, Smegma and others delved into free jazz utilizing homebuilt instruments, junkyard noise and bizarre live antics that melded with the L.A. punk explosion (and in many cases excelled its extremities). In the 1980's the LAFMS scene directly fed the fledgeling noise scene of Japan, with one group in particular, Airway, providing direct inspiration for the Hanatarash and Hijokaidan. On today's show, Brian welcomes Airway to the studio for a live set and overview of the history of the LAFMS, with key players Tom Recchion, Dennis Duck, Rick Potts, Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilsen and others in house! Airway also played at the Mike Kelley-curated noisefest for Performa at the Gramercy on November 21st! - Brian Turner/WFMU (WFMU Playlist & Streaming Archive for BT's show)



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