Don Campau – No Pigeonholes, Songs from the Archive #3 (1985-1997)

In a recent article in the Collectors Weekly, called Cassette Revolution the world wide movement of home producers and cassette exchangers is given a lot of attention.

Don Campau is mentioned. His memories are cited.

The monthly show he produces for Radio On is a growing document of that era.

Listen to the prehistory of present day weirdness and recognize some of your favourites.

artist/title/ album/ label-source

King Of Filk/ Zero Gravity Environment/ King Of Ilk/—cassette 1993 USA
Gypznik/ Beyond Skin/ Berlin Cassette/ JarMusic cassette 1988 Germany
Ordinary Boys/ Down In My Garage/


Southwestern Suburbia/ West Records cassette 1990 USA
Dogmachine/ Headwound/ Dogmachine/—cassette 1994 Australia
Daisy Hawkins/ Schemata/ Daisy Hawkins/—cassette 1991? USA


Stinking Badger Of Java/ Coconut MIlk/ Stinking Badger Of Java/Yippie Bean cassette 1995? Australia
Streaming Pop Death/ I Don’t Even Want To/ Postappropriation/—cassette 1985? USA
Usui Aioi/ National Anthem #2/ Balloon Kids/ —cassette 1992? Japan


The Unknown Eyes/ Plain By Groove/ Dubbed Blind/—cassette 1989? USA
Nisus Anal Furgler/ At The Massage Parlor/ Die Russen Kommen/ Calypso Now Switzerland 1984
Dead Gerbils/ Journey Through Space/Time/ BSINOTT/ —cassette 1996 USA


Audio Sculpture/ Restart/ Audio Sculpture/—cassette 1996? UK
Turkey Makes Me Sleepy/ Inaugural Balls/ Swimming In The Sound Soup/ Taped Rugs cassette 1997 USA
Hands To/ Eurean/ Eurean Recant/ BBP cassette 1990 USA
SueDoe/ Cathedral Of Death/ Octovo Macabre/ Videospeak cassette 1995? USA

For broadcast hours please check our schedule.

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.

How to submit your music

podcasts of past No Pigeonholes
podcasts of past No Pigeonholes EXP