Don Campau’s No Pigeonholes – Museum Pieces (cassette releases 1981-1990)

In this show you will hear Don Campau announce, that, over this year, he will send a great part of his cassette collection to Friedrichshafen, in the very south of Germany. With time a museum, or part of a museum will be dedicated to cassette culture. While making a selection for his packet of 80-100 cassettes, he also made a selection for today’s show.

 

No Pigeonholes is an ongoing show, that documents the world of hometapers, bedroom producers and assorted pioneers of unusual sound collections, that together created the cassette movement as from the mid 1970s.

 

artist/ title/ label-source-year ( all material released on cassette )

The Wrestling Worms/ BBQ Bat/ Live In The Pirate Yacht/—cassette 1981 USA
Pele Juju/ 2B Street People/ Ready For Flight/—cassette 1987 USA
Stutter/—cassette 1986 US
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Jon Strongbow/ World’s Inside Of You/ A  Normal Sort Of Guy/Green Monkey cassette 1987 USA
Suckdog/ side 2 / booby booby/—cassette 1988? USA
The Fixtures/ I Survive Today/ Defect/—cassette 1989 USA
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Lex/ The Sundogs/ We’re All Ghosts From The Future/ Scartaris cassette 1986 USA
Beautiful Losers/ P-X #2/ Psi Sex #2/ Psi Sex cassette magazine 1990 US
Ear Things/ Light Fragments That Pierce My Eyes/ Design 9/ E. H. Harlequin cassette 1986 USA
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Steve Cheslik-DeMeyer/ Here We Are/ Lucky In A Strange Place/—cassette 1989 USA
Pack Of Wolves/ Sleepy Eyes/ Pack Of Wolves/—cassette 1990 USA
Statik Action/ Brighter/ Danger Zone/—cassette 1986 USAPsyclones/ Evil Semigyp Daed, In The City /
Dead Pygmies Live/ Ladd Frith cassette 1982

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The No Pigeonholes radio show is a result of Don’s direct involvement with the cassette culture, the vast network of home-produced cassette exchangers that anticipated the internet, its social networks and the whole shabam of netlabels and free downloadable musicians. An attempt to archive the movement is in his Living Archive of Underground Music.

Stations that broadcast No Pigeonholes:

KKUP Edition> 2nd and 4th Sundays 3-5 PM, on KKUP, 91.5FM if you are around.

European Edition> broadcast twice monthly by Radio Marabu throughout continental Europe ( and archived for the internet).

KWTF Edition> Streaming at KWTF> community radio for Sonoma County California.

No Pigeonholes EXP> broadcast and streamed live on KOWS-FM ( 1st, 3rd, 5th Thursdays 6-8 PM Pacific Time. KOWS> all experimental music.

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podcasts of past No Pigeonholes
podcasts of past No Pigeonholes EXP

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