Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Filthy Phil. See ya on the radio in 2012!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

This years "Solstice Show" will feature The Cosmic Giggle Factory

Why do I call it "The Solstice Show" you ask? Well, that's a good story. First of all, it's very close to the winter solstice. And it isn't really a Christmas show. The other reason I'll probably explain in pretty good detail on the radio tomorrow night. But what is for sure is this is the show that features Arkansas groups that I got to see live back in the early 1990's. These recordings are always very rare out of print or bootlegged live gigs. I am very proud to announce that this year we will devote the show to a band from Little Rock, AR that was really popular from late 1980's and broke up somewhere around 94 or so. Starting at 6pm on Dec. 18th we will be rocking to the crazy ass sounds of The Cosmic Giggle Factory!!!! I'm also very proud that we will be sharing this to the rest of the world on shortwave radio via WBCQ on 5110 kHz as well as our own KXUA on 88.3fm....and if that don't work we will be streaming as always on and the splatterbox webstream from Area 51. This will be at least a 3 hour show. Hope you tune in and email us reception reports at:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

LOST DISCS RADIO SHOW on Mystery Show this Sat. night 17th, 2011 on KXUA

Hey everybody out there in radioland!
This coming Saturday night, December 17th, starting at 10pm I am planning on playing two classic Christmas episodes from what I believe to be one of the greatest rock and roll radio programs ever, The Lost Discs Radio Show. For those who have not heard the LOST DISCS RADIO SHOW, you are in for a treat, if not a taste of what real underground shortwave radio is all about. As a veteran record collector of almost 30 years, I never paid much attention to collecting Christmas records until I heard this! These guys have been doing this show for about 10 years or so now on shortwave station WBCQ that also now runs my show, PLASTIC MAGIC. Anybody who is a collector or interested in music of the 50's-early 70's should find this top notch. I hope you will tune in this Saturday night to KXUA 88.3fm in and around the Fayetteville, AR area to hear something truly special! Look them up at

Monday, December 12, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast #115 Dec. 11th, 2011

Hey everybody out there in podcast land! Here is a relaxing episode of Plastic Magic to sooth yer nerves. This is what we listened to over KXUA 88.3fm on the night of Dec. 11th, 2011: ARMAGEDDON (1975), APRIL WINE (1972), CHICAGO (1969), POT LIQUOR (1972), CAPT. BEEFHEART AND THE MAGIC BAND (1972), DR. JOHN THE NIGHT TRIPPER (1971), CHRIS SQUIRE (1975), BRIAN AUGER AND THE TRINITY (1968), THE LESLIE WEST BAND (1976) and much more! doWnLoaD iT hERe: podcast #115

Also I would like to add this (as I also posted on the Plastic Magic Facebook page last night right after the show):
to anyone who listened to the show tonight...or will hear the podcast later....the rant I went on tonight was not in anyway directed to ANYONE in the free radio shortwave, community radio, pirate radio, hobbyist or the like. I just want to be clear. This was about something that happened last week with a "commercial" radio station who, I felt, was trying to take advantage of me and ...risk the artistic integrity of the show. Anyone wanting to air the Plastic Magic radio show can feel free to do so without running ad space on it, preferably live. Let me know you are doing it and I'll announce your call letters. If you want to carry it with commercials I need a kick back to buy new records....I think that is fair.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast #114 Dec. 4th, 2011 aired on KXUA 88.3 fm and WBCQ 5.110 mHz

Hey there kiddos, a little late posting this one too, but here is another mind-bending 3 hour episode! This is how went down on the dark and cold evening of Dec. 4th over the airwaves on KXUA 88.3fm in the Fayetteville, Northwest Arkansas metro area and Area 51 WBCQ 5.11oMhz shortwave from Monticello, Maine to the rest of the world! TONTO'S EXPANDING HEAD BAND (1971),  LIGHTHOUSE (1971), EARTH OPERA (1968), PLAINSONG (1972), TASTE (1969), LAURA NYRO (1968), TRAPEZE (1972), IRON BUTTERFLY (1969), RHINOCEROS (1970), TOAD (1970), EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER (1972), GENTLE GIANT (1972), ARFENT (1972), GREAT JONES (1971), MARY BUTTERWORTH (1968) and much more. DOwNLoaD heAR: podcast #114

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast #113 Nov. 27, 2011

Sorry for the delay folks, we have been experiencing technical difficulties....well, not really...but...anyway here is the podcast of the night of November 27th (the podcast of the 3 year anniversary show from the 20th is currently missing...check back later). We grooved hard to the sounds of: DENNIS COFFEY AND THE DETROIT GUITAR BAND, THE HOLLIES, SEATRAIN, BUZZY LINHART, JAMES GANG, THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND, CATMOTHER AND THE ALL-NIGHT NEWSBOYS, CHEECH AND CHONG, KING CRIMSON and much more. DoWNlOad HEre: podcast #113

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Plastic Magic will not be on air tonight (11-13-11)

Hey everybody, the Plastic Magic show will not be on again tonight for Nov. 13th. But will be on next week Nov. 20th for a 3 year anniversary show to be broadcast on both KXUA 88.3fm Fayetteville, AR and WBCQ 5110kHz Area 51. We will have  some record givaways so be sure to tune in!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Plastic Magic Halloween Special Presented in Hi-FrIght Scaryophonic Sound: Podcast #111 (Oct. 30, 2011)

Here is the Halloween episode kids....'tis very spooky: ULTIMATE SPINACH, BLOODROCK, THE DOWNLINER'S SECT, PIG IRON, CHANTS R & B, BAUHAUS, 20 MILES, OPEN MIND, THEE SHAMS, C.A. QUINTET, SHINDIG SHOP, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, DEAD KENNEDYS, THE JEFF BECK GROUP, SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS, ALICE COOPER, THE BLACK ANGELS, SWEETWATER and much more including ghost and horror stories, some introduced by Alfred Hitchcock. Co-hosted with "The Butcher" and features his Halloween intro that only gets played for the halloween shows. 3 hour podcast of fear: podcast #111 presented in Hi-frIght Scaryophonic Sound

Monday, October 24, 2011

Plastic Magic (sort of) pre-halloween podcast #110 (Oct. 23, 2011)

(art by Paul Burnham)

Hey kids, this is sort of a warm up to the halloween show (which is next week). We played a few songs that we played on past halloween shows, filled some requests and played a couple of scary stories. This is how it went down on the night of October 23rd, 2011 broadcast over KXUA 88.3fm in Fayetteville, AR and WBCQ 5110kc shortwave out of Monticello, Maine to the rest of the world! : TIM BUCKLEY (1967), THE NICE (1968), RUSH (1975), THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN (1968), FRANK ZAPPA AND THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION (1970), THE BYRDS (1967), BLUE CHEER (1968), MINT TATTOO (1969), THE STOOGES (1969), THE PENTANGLE (1968), THE 13TH ELEVATORS (1966), THE MOVING SIDEWALKS (1968), SRC (1970), FAT MATTRESS (1969) and more and more and more! Download it here....go ahead it's free! podcast #110

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast #109 Oct. 16, 2011

(artwork by Paul Burnham)Hey kids, sorry I'm late getting this up. But here it is: THE ASSOCIATION (1969), BLUES IMAGE (1970), THE AMBOY DUKES (1969), MONDO DRAG (2010), THE MISTY WIZARDS (1968), AMON DUUL II (1969), BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD (1966), JETHRO TULL (1969), LEE MICHAELS (1968), THE BLACK ANGELS (2010), FANNY (1972), THE STEVE MILLER BAND (1969), RORY GALLAGHER (1972), SHOW OF HANDS (1970), THE DOOBIE BROTHERS (1971). Broadcast over KXUA 88.3fm in Fayetteville, AR with 600 blistering watts on October 16, 2011! Download here: podcast # 109

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast #108 October 9, 2011

Back from a two week hiatus with a stack of beat-up-as-hell soul and blues 45's! With Yer Uncle Butch co-hosting with me, Filthy Phil, here is the way it went down sunday October 9th as broadcast over KXUA 88.3fm Fayetteville, AR and WBCQ 5110kc shortwave Monticello, Maine: THE CHERRY PEOPLE, BILL DEAL and the RHONDELS, THE APPLEJACKS, THE IMPRESSIONS, JERRY WASHINGTON, THE GOODEES, EARNEST JACKSON, RUFUS THOMAS, HAROLD DORMAN, THE DELFONICS, DETROIT EMERALDS, ALBERT KING, LITTLE JOHNNY TAYLOR, THE BAR KAYS, JOHN LEE HOOKER, DENISE LASALLE and much more including some real Arkansas 60's garage rock from THE ROMANS and some special Razorback novilty tunes from CECIL BUFFALO and the PROPHETS and LEFTY FLOYD!!! downLoAD Here: podcast #108

Saturday, October 8, 2011

on air this sunday after 2 weeks off

Hey kids, after skipping out for a couple of weeks Plastic Magic will be on air on both KXUA 88.3fm in and around Fayetteville, AR from 6-8pm (or 9pm)EST and also on WBCQ 5110kHz shortwave from 7-9pm (0000 world radio time) with at least first hour live. The show this week will be a little different than the usual heavy psych and garage/ bongrock that it normally is. This week I will be playing thru a big stack of soul and blues 45's and possibly some Razorback novilty records (how many depends on how the game against Auburn goes tonight). I bought all these records at a thrift store in Russellville while there visiting my Mom last summer and forgot to grab them as I left, but I was there last sunday for a family reunion and remembered to grab them then. They are mostly pretty beat up hense this will probably be the noisiest Plastic Magic program ever! But I cleaned em up best I could and some are worth hearing no matter what. You will hear alot of rare soul and blues from Memphis, Lousiana, Nashville, Detroit, Alabama and Arkansas ect.

For reception reports or check ins of any type email us at or send snail mail to:
Filthy Phil's Plastic Magic
c/o KXUA Radio
A665 Arkansas Union
Fayetteville, AR

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast #107 (September 18, 2011)

Hey kids, on this one we heard from: FLASH, CROW, JOHN MAYALL'S BLUESBREAKERS, THE IN CROWD, FANTASY, TEAR GAS, BLOSSOM TOES, LARD FREE, GLASS FAMILY, MASHMAHKAN, SOUTHWIND, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, THE MASTER'S APPRENTICES and more obscure acid rock oldies from late 60's to early 70's! DowNlOad HerE: podcast #107 as broadcast over KXUA 88.3fm on sunday Sept. 18th, 2011 (on a dark and stormy night.....)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast #106 September 11th, 2011

On this show we remembered what 9/11 was for us 10years ago. Lots of people emailed their story for us to read over the air as it was broadcast on KXUA 88.3fm from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and also on international shortwave via WBCQ 5110kHz. We also made it sort of a night to play music both old and new from NYC. We also played two groups not from New York (explained in detail on the show as to why these we're played).


Friday, September 2, 2011

Tell Your Story On The Radio About 9/11

On the next Plastic Magic radio show, I am planning on doing something in memorial to the 9/11 attacks on New York and DC. If you have a story on what your day was like, meaning how you got the news of it or what the weather was like where you were or anything you'd like to say about I am inviting you to send your story via email to be read over the air. If I am not mistaken it will air also on shortwave the night on Area 51 WBCQ 5110kHz where we have a lot of listeners in that area. Please title your email with 9/11 or something like that and write it as you want it to be read. email: Thank you

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast #105 August 28th, 2011

Oh and by the way, the tape shown in this entry and the other photos of tapes are actual off air recordings of the show made on the home Hi Fi. They are recorded from the live transmition from KXUA for my own archive collection. I have a recording of almost every Plastic Magic episode on good old analog magnetic cassette tape filed away which I plan on digging out and listening to again in my retirement days...while sitting in my rocking my cabin in the deep woods of Arkansas...which I don't have yet.....but someday I will....

About this episode, which was broadcast live Aug 28th, 2011 on both KXUA 88.3fm here in Fayetteville, AR and also WBCQ 5.110 mHz shortwave out of Monticello, Maine went something like this: BLUES IMAGE (1969),  THE STOOGES (1969), BLOODROCK (1970), DUST (1971), THE DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING (1970), JOSEFUS (1970), HUMBLE PIE (1969), BLACKWELL (1970), THE EAST SIDE KIDS (1968), MOUNTAIN (1974), STEPPENWOLF (1970), FLEETWOOD MAC (1971), LUCIFER'S FRIEND (1970), FUNKADELIC (1972),  and much more including a 13 minute live piece from The MC5 recorded at Saginaw Civic Center Jan. 1st, 1970 (Lp bootleg!). Enjoy this free 2 1/2 hour PoDCast DOwNloAd hERe: podcast #105

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Plastic Magic on Area 51 tonight!

The Plastic Magic Radio Show will air live (1st hour at least) on Area 51 tonight. That's 5110kHz shortwave 7-9pm CST. Email reception reports to: . I have QSL cards avail.

And for those in the Fayetteville/ Northwest Arkansas area listen on KXUA 88.3fm 6-8pm. If that doesn't work you can listen to webstream at:

Complete schedule for Area 51 here: world microscope.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast #104 (Aug. 21, 2011)

Hey everybody out there in podcast land!
On this enchanted episode we heard: LIGHTHOUSE (1972), STORIES (1972), FAITH (1973), URIAH HEEP (1972), THE DOORS (1968), CRABBY APPLETON (1970), THE IDES OF MARCH (1970), THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN (1968), ROXY (1969) and much more. Welcome all the new students back to school at the U of A. And for those who don't know (who are just finding out)...welcome to the exciting world of KXUA! Download this free podcast here: podcast # 104

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast #103 (Aug. 14th, 2011)

Here it is kids, as was broadcast sunday Aug. 14th, 2011 over KXUA 88.3fm (Fayetteville, AR and surrounding) and WBCQ 5110 kc shortwave (Monticello, Maine....and everywhere) : C.A. QUINTET (1969), GROUNDHOGS (1973), JAMES GANG (1969), PINK FLOYD (1970), QUEEN (1973), THE FROST (1969), THE MOVING SIDEWALKS (1968), COLDWELL-WINFIELD BLUES BAND (1968), AL KOOPER (1969), KING CRIMSON (1970), LOST AND FOUND (1967), THE ANIMALS (1968), SHAWN PHILLIPS (1973) and much more! DOwnLoaD hERe: podcast #103

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Plastic Magic Podcast # 102 (July 31st, 2011)

Well, hey everyone...I know it is a full week late, but here is the show from last week. I did not record a podcast for the show I did tonight so....well anyhow here is how it went down on the evening of July 31st, 2011: JOHNNY WINTER (1969), BIRTHA (1973), THE RASCALS (1969), ERIC BURDON AND WAR (1970), HOT TUNA (1971), YES (1970), JETHRO TULL (BBC '69), THE DOORS (1970), ALICE COLTRANE WITH SANTANA (1974), BUGSY (1969), BLUE CHEER (1968) and much more! Co-hosted with yer Uncle Butch. Download it free here: podcast # 102

Monday, July 25, 2011

Plastic Magic Podcast #101 (July 24th, 2011)

On this thrill seeking episode we listened to: SAVOY BROWN, LEE MICHAELS, RUBY STARR AND GREY GHOST, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, CROWBAR, RORY GALLAHGER, THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND, SANTANA, BADFINGER, THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL, FUNKADELIC, THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and CANNED HEAT. Co-hosted with Yer Uncle Butch. Have fun with this podcast: podcast #101  If you'd like to be in touch via email:

Plastic Magic Podcast 100 (July 17th, 2011)

On this three hour mindbending episode we heard: SWEETWATER, BLODWYN PIG, MAX FROST AND THE TROOPERS, THE RATIONALS, AUGIE'S WESTERN HEAD MUSIC CO., THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP, 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, PARK AVENUE PLAYGROUND, MOTHER EARTH, LOVE, KIM FOWLEY, FAT MATTRESS, WIND IN THE WILLOWS, HARUMI, THE RAINY DAZE, THE TROGGS, THE MARMALADE, THE TRAVEL AGENCY and much more in the underground 60's garage and psychedelic scene! As broadcast live July 17th over KXUA 88.3fm in Fayetteville, AR and WBCQ 5.110mHz shortwave out of Monticello, Maine. Hosted by me (Filthy Phil) and Co-hosted with yer Uncle Butch. DoWNlOad hEre: podcast 100

Monday, July 11, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast #99 July 10th, 2011

Hey everybody, I'm back! Here is the 100 degree podcast from sunday July 10th as broadcast live over KXUA 88.3fm. We listened to: LOTHAR AND THE HAND PEOPLE (1968), BROWNSVILLE STATION (1977), THE KEEF HARTLEY BAND (1969), CATMOTHER AND THE ALL NIGHT NEWS BOYS (1970), CAPABILITY BROWN (1972), THE RATIONALS (1969), BULLFROG (1976), ZZ TOP (1976), ZEPHYR (1969), DONAVAN (1973), FOCUS (1972) and much more. We even had not one but two record givaways! So here for those who missed it or for those who may want to dig it again .... dOWnLoaD hERe: podcast #99

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Plastic Magic returns to the airwaves

Hey kids, Plastic Magic returns to the airwaves sunday July 10th at 6pm CST on KXUA 88.3fm. Butch will be on with me and we will be giving away 3 Lps, so tune in for your chance to win!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Plastic Magic Podcast #98 (June 12th, 2011)

Here it is folks, the last new episode for a few weeks. But a fun time it is! On this episode we listened to a mix of old and new including: '68 COMEBACK (1994), ATOMIC ROOSTER (1971), THE NAZZ (1969), THE STOOGES (1973), THE DETROIT COBRAS (1999), APRIL MARCH (1996), THE DRUIDS OF STONEHENGE (1968), ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI (2008 &2010), DUNGEN (2008 & 2010), THE GREENHORNES (2001), THE EAST SIDE KIDS (1968), JONATHAN FIRE* EATER (1997), THE DEADLY SNAKES (1999), JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION (1994), and much more. Co-hosted with yer Uncle Butch. DoWNlOad hERe: podcast #98 (June 12th, 2011)

Check back here on the blog from time to time for the next live show! Also check the WBCQ schedule 5.110mHz Area 51 for repeats on ever other sunday night on the RNI time slot.

And always you can give shortwave reception reports, suggestions for future shows, or just check in via email at:

see ya soon,
Filthy Phil

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Plastic Magic Podcast #97 (June 5th, 2011)

Hey everybody out there in podcast land! We stayed on an extra hour sunday to make a complete live show on shortwave. So here are some things you will get out of this free 3 hour podcast: THE SOFT MACHINE (1970), THE ROAD (1971), FEVER TREE (1969), THE AMBOY DUKES (1969), SHIVA'S HEADBAND (1970), THE SHOCKING BLUE (1970), IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY (1969), SUGARLOAF (1970), THE DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING(1970)  and much more including POT LIQUOR (goes out to Stuart Field in Houston...forgot to say that over the air)....this was broadcast sunday June 5th over KXUA 88.3fm and WBCQ 5.110mHz shortwave. DOwNloAd hERe: podcast #97

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Plastic Magic May 29, 2011

".......then came the last days of may....."
CAPTAIN BEYOND (1972), JOY OF COOKING (1970), THE BRAM RIGG SET (1966), PINK FLOYD (1969), GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS (1965), THE TURTLES (1969), CROW (1969),BLACK SABBATH (1972), THE SLOTHS (1966) and much more including THE BLUE OYSTER CULT doing two versions of "The Last Days Of May" dOWnLoAD hERe: podcast #96

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Plastic Magic on WBCQ this weekend

Hey everybody, Plastic Magic will not be airing on KXUA this sunday.....BUT.....will be airing a re-run on WBCQ! So, fire up your old shortwave radio and tune in to 5.110mHz Sunday May, 22nd, 2011 from 7-9pm CST. Give us a holler at with a reception report (I do have QSL cards to mail out). Also check out: Area 51 for detailed schedule of this weekends programing.
Keep an ear out on to how to win some free records this summer! Just by listening to Plastic Magic!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Plastic Magic May 15th, 2011 Podcast

Hey there friends and neighbors. Looks like the podcast worked out all right and this is what you have to look forward to: THE KEEF HARTLEY BAND, SANDY HURVITZ, MOTHER EARTH, BLUE AQUARIUS, U.S. APPLE CORPS, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, CHEECH AND CHONG, RARE EARTH, BLUES MAGOOS, BLACK PEARL, MASHMAKHAN, DAVID PEEL AND THE LOWER EAST SIDE and much more! Co-hosted with your Uncle Butch. This show sort of loosely put around the growing paranoia of the 2012 prophecies, that was sort of inspired from listening to shortwave radio over the weekend. If it sounds like we are making fun, please forgive. I know very well the guys we are talking about take this shit very seriously. OK...that said I present to you: The battle of the shortwave profits podcast 

Monday, May 9, 2011

no mother's day podcast

Unfortunately the podcast of the Plastic Magic mother's day special featuring the music of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention that aired last sunday May 8th, 2011 on both KXUA and WBCQ did not survive.... although my wife made an over the air copy on high bias cassette tape on the home stereo so ya never know it could surface someday (but probably not)........better luck next time.....

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Special Mothers Day surprise on Plastic Magic

Happy Mothers Day to all you mothers! Tonight on the Plastic Magic rock and roll radio program we (am expecting Butch) will be playing at least 2 hours of Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention. Mostly early years (66-70) and maybe some classics from the mid-70's also. Tune in to KXUA 88.3fm 6-8pm CST (Fayetteville, AR and surrounding area) and WBCQ 5.110mHz 7-9pm CST (first hour live, 2nd hour re-run on international shortwave radio) Reception reports are welcome and encouraged at

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Plastic Magic "commoner" podcast for May 1st 2011

On this show, kids, I thought it would be appropriate to have something for us "commoners"....because of the royal wedding in England....
well just download this podcast and you'll get tunes froM "common records" like: HEART, LED ZEPPELIN, RUSH, BAD COMPANY, ALICE COOPER, TALKING HEADS, ELTON JOHN, MISSING PERSONS, THE WHO, ZZ TOP and much more. This one was meant to be fun and not really all that obscure, but don't get me wrong it it hear: May 1st podcast of rock n roll for the "commoners"

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Plastic Magic Easter Show Podcast

Hey everybody out there in podcast land. Greetings from the very very rainy world of Fayetteville, AR. Here is the show from tonight as heard over KXUA 88.3fm and WBCQ 5110kc shortwave sunday April 24th, 2011. Tonight we listened to: VANILLA FUDGE (1969), THE BEACON STREET UNION (1967), THE RATIONALS (1968 Live Bootleg), THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN (1968), DEEP PURPLE (1968), URIAH HEEP (1971/73) THE CLIMAX BLUES BAND (1970), RHINOCEROS (1970), THE LAST WORD and much more. Co-hosted with "Your Uncle Butch" ....Happy Easter! Download here A Plastic Magic Easter

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Record finds for Feb-April 2011

(Garage sale/ flea mkt.)

(soundtrack) James Bond 10th anniversary 2xLp Superpak (UA 1972)
Kevin Ayers-John Cale-Eno-Nico "June 1, 1974" (Island 1974)
Kraftwerk "The Man Machine" (Capitol 1978)
Kraftwerk "Radio-Activity" (Capitol 1975)
(Soundtrack) "The Spy Who Loved Me" (James Bond) (UA 1977)
Brian Auger's Oblivian Express "Live Oblivian Vol. 1" (RCA1974)
Danny Kirwan "Hello There Big Boy" (DJM 1979)
Thomas Dolby "The Golden Age of Wireless" (Harvest 1982)
The Status Quo "Messages From The Status Quo" (Cadet Concept 1968)
The Turtles "Turtle Soup" (White Whale 1969)


The Druids of Stonehenge "Creation" (Sundazed 2010/orig. uni 1968)
Sonic Youth "Confusion Is Sex" (Original Recordings Group 2010/ orig.1983)
Sonic Youth "Bad Moon Rising" (ORG 2010/ orig. 1985)
Sonic Youth "EVOL" (ORG 2010/ orig. 1986 SST)
Sonic Youth "Sister" (ORG 2010/ /orig. 1987 SST)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti 2 "The Doldrums" (2004 Paw Tracks)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "House Arrest" (2006 Paw Tracks)
April March "Paris in April" (Sympathy For The Record Industry 1996)
Black Lips! s/t (BOMP! 2002)
Black Lips! "We Did Not Know The Forest Spirit Made The Flowers Grow" (BOMP! 2004)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Plastic Magic on WBCQ

Hey Gang,
I am proud to say that Plastic Magic will make first live shortwave debut on WBCQ tomorrow night! That's right folks! Tomorrow night Plastic Magic will be broadcast on two frequencies for your listening pleasure. A three hour show on our own KXUA on 88.3fm for Fayetteville and the greater Northwest Arkansas area . Starting at the usual 6pm CST and going till 9pm. Also on WBCQ 5110kHz from 7pm-9pm CST from Monticello, Maine on worldwide shortwave radio! See Area 51 schedule for details. Reception reports welcome at (and encouraged )

Monday, April 4, 2011

Plastic Magic April 3rd, 2011

on this episode we grooved to the smoother than smooth sounds of: THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT (1966), THE DOORS (1970), THE MC5 (1968), BLUE CHEER (1968), THE BLUES PROJECT (1966), THE SOFT MACHINE (1969), MINT TATTOO (1969), THE PENTANGLE (1970) and much more including live LED ZEPPELIN from 1973, MOBY GRAPE, SPIRIT, THE NAZZ.....DOwNloAD HeAr: Plastic Magic podcast from April 3rd, 2011 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast March 27, 2011

hey there kids, on this mindbending episode of rock and roll super non-hits we listened to: COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH, CRABBY APPLETON, TRAPEZE, THE DRUIDS OF STONEHENGE, THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND, DAVID BOWIE, CAPTAIN BEYOND, THE STOOGES, THE BARBARIANS, THE TREMOLOES, CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND, THE STATUS QUO and much more including a possibly pretty rare record I picked up at a record shop in Mountain Home, AR of KEVIN AYERS-JOHN CALE-ENO-NICO (also featuring Robert Wyatt, Mike Oldfield and some others) titled "June 1, 1974" fans of Velvet Underground, The Soft Machine and Roxy Music take note! check it out here: March 27, 2011 podcast of rock and roll ...A couple of other things of note are Butch Taylor is on this one ....and there was some extra Plastic Magic floating in the air this sunday night as the super hip shortwave giant  WBCQ Area 51 (5.110mHz) from Monticello, Maine were broadcasting an episode from a few weeks ago worldwide! and as always the dead sexy KXUA (with some brand new equipment) were kickin it out with 600 watts.......ahh yes, it was one of those beautiful cold early spring nights.......

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Plastic Magic on WBCQ Area 51 this weekend

Hey everyone, it appears that Plastic Magic will be on WBCQ 5.110mHz international shortwave this sunday! And also, as always, on KXUA 88.3fm here in Fayettville, AR. I don't know if it is live or a re-run. If anyone out there in the listening audience has a shortwave radio and can try to pick it up, give a reception report if you don't mind at:  here is the post from Area 51 for the weekend schedule Saturday, March 26, 2011

•6pm: Hour of the Time with William Cooper: 2/29/2000

•7pm: Radio Timtron Worldwide (live)

•9pm: The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show (live)

•10pm: The Eric Dolphy Mystery Hour

Sunday, March 27, 2011

•6pm: Radio Jennifer

•7pm: Radio Jamba International (live)

•8pm: Radio New York International presents: Plastic Magic

•10pm: Pirates Week

•10:30pm: International Radio Report
here is a link to the wicked cool shortwave radio station from Monticello, Maine via Mt. Airy, Maryland : WBCQ Area 51 (5.110 mHz)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast of Mar. 20, 2011

Oh yeah, it's radio time! Rock and roll radio time, baby! On this here'a podcast you'll be a hearin' the gorgeous (mostly 70's) sounds of: SPOOKY TOOTH, TRAFFIC, HUMBLE PIE, PROCAL HARUM, GENTLE GIANT, SHAWN PHILIPS, BLACK SABBATH, RICHIE HAVENS, TEAR GAS, EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER and many more (if you can handle the sounds of scratchy records)...check it out, and if you like what you hear, the program airs live over KXUA every sunday night 6-8pm. Sometimes with a guest (such as Uncle Butch on this one) and sometimes just me (Filthy Phil) DOwnLoAd HeAR: Gorgeous podcast of Plastic Magic sounds

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Plastic Magic March 13th, 2011

Hey there everybody out there in podcast land! On this show, which was co-hosted by the way with your uncle Butch , we listened to: THE MASKED MARAUDERS (1969), ALICE COOPER (1969), DEEP PURPLE (1972), HAWKWIND (1974), CRAZY HORSE (1971), THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES (1971), THE BLUES MAGOOS (1968), BOB SEGER SYSTEM (1970), KING CRIMSON (1969), ROY GALLAGER (1975), FLEETWOOD MAC (1971) and much and many more...DowNoAd hERe: podcast: March 13, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Plastic Magic Feb 27, 2011 podcast honoring black history month

Yes folks, another massive 3 hour (plus) podcast loaded down with some great music! This week again in honor of black history month, I dug out some rare jazz, blues, funk and soul records for ya. This week was: LITTLE RICHARD, MILES DAVIS, PROFESSOR LONGHAIR, WAYNE SHORTER, HAMIET BLUIETT, FATS DOMINO, BIG WALTER HORTON, CAREY BELL, CHUCK BERRY, JOHN COLTRANE, BUKKA WHITE, EARL GAINES, CURTIS MAYFIELD, FUNKADELIC, REDD FOX and much more. Download this link> Plastic Magic Feb. 27, 2011 podcast

Monday, February 21, 2011

Plastic Magic Feb. 20th, 2011 podcast Black History Month Show pt. 1 (this year)

hey kids, I am happy to report that I am posting this from my own computer at my own house for a change! This would maybe only make sense if you knew my home computer flipped me the bird last Oct. Yeah, I know, I know... OK well anyway, this is the first of two episodes this year honoring black history month. Beatbachs did not show up for his 8pm timeslot this week so I stayed on a little long making this a 3 hour show (and podcast).....On this show you will hear: BOOTSY'S RUBBER BAND, CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD, THE CLOVERS, THE TEMPTATIONS, RICHARD PRYOR, MAGIC SLIM AND THE TEARDROPS, THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS, TED TAYLOR, THE CYCLONES, BO DIDDLEY, GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS, THE RONETTES, MARION BROWN, FUNKADELIC, ARCHIE SHEPP, and much more including a documentary recording from the Student Non-violent Coordination Comm. (SNCC) of Albany, GA from 1961 called "Freedom in the Air" of which we will listen to the second half of that documentary next sunday. But for now here is this week's podcast for Plastic Magic 2-20-11

Monday, February 14, 2011

Plastic Magic Valentine's/ Birthday Special Feb. 13th, 2011

    Hey there kids! I guess it has been a long long while since I posted a new podcast. There are a few reasons I have for not updating this blog for a while, amongst them I don't have a working home computer right now, but that's changing this week (sigh, hopefully). But anyway, I have crawled out of the snow (record breaking snowfall in Arkansas!) and dusted off the old Plastic Magic blog site.....ahhh and here we are!
    On this special (really not so special...don't get your hopes up) episode I invited my buddy (your) Uncle Butch on the show  to celebrate not only Valentine's day but also my birthday (Feb. 11) and Butch's (Feb. 14). You will here songs of love and devotion from: FRANK ZAPPA, THE ELECTRIC JUNKYARD, TODD RUNDGREN, POINT BLANK, CARLY SIMON, THE BEACH BOYS, MOBY GRAPE, THE ASSOCIATION, STEPPENWOLF, MEAT LOAF, THE SOFT MACHINE and much more...hope you enjoy this Plastic Magic podcast of LOVE

Monday, January 3, 2011

Plastic Magic podcast #088 Jan. 2, 2011


Plastic Magic "Winter Solstice" Show

This is the 3rd annual Winter Solstice show broadcast over air on KXUA Dec. 26th, 2010 featuring local (and this time regional) groups from the 1990's. It is my pleasure to present to you: MULEHEAD, THE COSMIC GIGGLE FACTORY, PUNKINHEAD, SHINDIG SHOP, BILLY GOAT, JUPITER HOLLOW, TOAST, MEDICINE SHOW, THE PRANKS and for the grand finale, the full live recording of a one time tribute concert to Frank Zappa not long after his passing away in 1994. This concert featured Little Rock musicians from various groups, called the PHI ZAPPA KRAPPA PROJECT and was recorded at Juanita's on April 17th, 1994. All of these recordings come from my personal tape collection and some were recorded by me, with no other copies made! DOWNLOAD: podcast# 087