15 March 1988
This program was co-hosted by critic and friend, Jack Jordan in 1988 and was a special show about women in the underground. Many were left out but it was a nice review at the time.
The first tape I received by Amy Denio ( rhymes with Ohio). This was on the Sound Of Pig label and it was a mindblowing introduction to the immense talents and humor of this Seattle artist. Amy went on to start her own Spoot label and do countless live performances with too many groups to mention. She regularly tours with the all women’s sax ensemble, The Tiptons.
Robin’s heavenly vocals float over Mitros keyboard in the first of the 3 tapes they did together. Robin also produced many solo tapes and still does her music now in Northern California. She also happens to be married to me.
I don’t know why Heather’s music wasn’t featured on this show in 1988 because I was already in touch with her. Her singular sounding voice, her ability on guitar and electronics, her hilarious ways all add up to something really special to me. She did many tapes and also now has a career in the commercial music business. Heather Perkins tape, “Dangerous Househould Objects” from 1987.
Lisa Crystal Carver, also know as, Suckdog, did some cassettes of screaming, little girlish acting out, psychodrama and bizarre manuvers. At one point she was partners with Jean-Louis Costes and toured together. She also had a classic LP called “Drugs Are Nice”. From Dover, New Hampshire.
Canadian keyboardist, composer and poet Chris Wind released quite a few tapes in the early to mid 90s. She also a writer as well.
The gorgeous lush vocal work of Terri B. has been featured in several British groups including The Rabbits Hat, Census Of Hallucinations and Body Full Of Stars. This tape came out in 1997.
British singer/songwriter Ruth Sherbourne’s tape on the KAW label was released in the late 90s. Plaintive, lo fi guitar and vocals are sublimely intimate.
No Pigeonholes Archives
15 March 1988( originally called Vol.101)
Women’s Day Special
broadcast on KKUP, Cupertino
hosted by Don Campau and Jack Jordan
Amy Denio: one of the most talented and creative musicians ever in the underground scene. She plays sax, guitar, accordion, bass and has an unbelivable vocal range. Incredible and stirring music.
Sue Ann Harkey: Called “futurist folk” by some, Harkey was a very early creative talent on this scene. Here is some info.
Peggy Martinez ( from Play Something You Know with Kevyn Dymond): a powerhouse vocalist who sang in many of Kevyn Dymond’s band in Arcata California. She also did a vocal on one of my songs in the mid 90s.
Karen Goldfeder ( with Eric Muhs): Can’t remember much about her but she sang on one of Eric’s early tapes. Lovely tones over Eric’s trademark looping. www.invisiblemoose.com
Robin O’Brien (from Home Flag with David Mitros): amazing vocal improvs backed by Mitros hypnotic keyboards. She did two other cassettes with him and also a lot of solo music.
Algebra Suicide (Lydia Tomkiw): fascinating poetry over rock backings from this duo. Vocalist Lydia Tomkiw died in Sept 2007.
Lesli Singer: From San Francisco I believe. She ranted and sung in a lo fi punky manner. Can’t find any info.
part two/ 31:56
X Ray Pop ( Zaza Zouka): she and Doc Pilot were essential members of the french underground with their wonderful duo. Charming pop that is timeless. I believe she left the group but X Ray Pop continues today.
Bocal 5: No Memory of these women.
Julie Frith: one half of Psyclones with Brian Ladd. She also had some tapes of her own featuring odd sounds, bass and vocals. Also a visual artist from Northern California.
PMS ( Lynne Barrett): Darn, can’t remember any info.
Master/Slave Relationship (Debbie Jaffe); the classic s/m music project of Jaffe was cantakerous, confrontational, harsh and provocative. She was the partner of Hal McGee early on in Viscera.
Lauri Paisley: a spacey improvising keyboard artist with a single LP that I knew of.
Beverly Slade ( with Joe Menichetti): was the partner of Menichetti for a period of time and sang in their band in Santa Cruz. No info now tho0ugh.
Nicole Campau ( with Don Campau): my daughter was an early ( she was 11 then) home taper incorporating rap, naieve sensibility, experimentation and poetry. Later, she went on to produce a even more avant garde tape, and a poetry album at San Jose State.
Corpses As Bedmates: No memory.
Bandeliers: Sorry, blanking out.
Big City Orchestra (station id); Can’t remember which female person of BCO did this. Might have been T Bone Juju.
Ellen Mizelle ( with Ken Clinger): the next few women are collaborated with Clinger many times . Their poetry backed by his keyboards. Usually short vignettes or stories.
Belinda Subraman ( with Ken Clinger)
Catfish ( with Ken Clinger)
Crawling With Tarts: Mic Gendreau and wife Suzanne Dycus were the members of this Bay Area group. They dabbled in naieve poppish melodies, experimental sound and created wonderful handmade covers for their tapes. They went on to make several CDs as well. Here’s a discography.
Pele Juju: A Santa Cruz band that played worldbeat and afro influenced music. Looks like they are still happening.
Quiet Ones: Oops, memory gone.
part four/ 32:05
Siobhan McKenna-Cathy Snow: singer/songwriter duet but can’t recall details…Canada?
Bhang Revival: Ugh, sorry.
The Bond with Carol Hopper; I believe was a musical partner of Charles Laurel in the Bay Area.
Walls Of Genius; Were a rag tag Colorado assemblage of folk, noise, grumble and ramble. Lo fi enthusiasm and ESP-diskness. Little Fyodor is an institution.
Roberta Eklund; keyboards, poetry, and some song material.
Joan Bouise: no memory of these last two.
Ark and The Ologists