Play List - Monsters From The Id

June 7, 2005

On this page is the play list from the June 7 (8), 2005 episode of Monsters from the Id, an hour and a half of music that followed an episode of 'Nuff Said! Again, I was substituting for Susan Brown's Punk and Hardcore. I put the second date in parenthesis because although it was technically the 8th, I thought of it as the night of the 7th. WBAI considers its broadcast day to go from 6 AM to 6 AM so I was "ending the day."

Monsters from the Id is the show Ed Menje was doing in 1991 when he brought me on join him. He in turn took it over from "Rude Awakening." Knowing I had a huge record collection, he welcomed music new to the show and was glad to have company in the middle of the night. MftI is the first show I did at WBAI-FM, (though I had been a guest on Michio Kaku's show in 1987).

To see when the next MftI will be, check my guest list page. To be notified by e-mail when that will be, e-mail me at

The interview segment began with this song by a band from Belfast, Ireland:

1. The Tearjerkers - Comic Book Heroes

I opened the music segment with the same song Ed usually opened with then some "classic punk" bands to sort of introduce the show. I try not to play the same ol' songs, even if they're by familiar artists. How often have you heard the Sex Pistols version of that old Monkees song? I aim for four-song sets and always say what I play. I like listeners to be able to figure out which song was which and too long a set can make it hard for some people to keep track of what was in the middle.

2. 3D Invisibles - Monster DJ
3. Sex Pistols - I'm Not Your Stepping Stone
4. The Damned - Wait for the Blackout
5. The Clash - Guns on the Roof

And that's simply my current favorite Clash song.

6. Klerk Kant - Thrills
7. The Vibrators - No Heart
8. The Stranglers - Straighten Out
9. Girlschool - Are You Crazy?

I played a lot of early British punk on this show. Just in that mood, I guess.

10. Chelsea - Urban Kids
11. The Dictators - Baby, Let's Twist
12. The Humans - I Live in the City
13. Uriah Heep - Birds of Prey

A nod to the current "trial of the century" (until next year's new "trial of the century") and a nod to my favorite musical satirist:

14. Michael Jackson - Beat It
15. Weird Al Yankovic - Eat It
16. Toni Basil - Mickey
17. Weird Al Yankovic - Ricky

Patrick Martin reminds me of Ian Dury and Oingo Boingo is the band master movie composer Danny Elfman came from.

18. Patrick Martin - Computer Datin'
19. Girlschool - Nasty Nasty
20. Oingo Boingo - Only a Lad
21. Green Jelly - The Bear Song

I dunno why Stuart Copeland of The Police decided to call himself Klark Kent when he went solo. "Free Me," from the McVicar Soundtrack, is one of Daltrey's best vocal performances.

22. The Dictators - Stay With Me
23. Klark Kent - Office Girls
24. The Primitives - Crash - the '95 Mix
25. Roger Daltrey - Free Me

And to go into Wake Up Call, the classic rock version of Earl Robinson's classic '50s song of desegregation:

26. Three Dog Night - Black and White

My thanks to Susan Brown for giving me the opportunity to share music and comics with her listeners.

Any requests? E-mail me. If you have some music you think fits the show and would like to send it to me, e-mail me: And keep checking this web site for when the next time will be.

Ken Gale
New York City
June, 2005

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