PMB027 Popcorn: Enoch Light, Scharlatan, Gershon Kingsley, Giampiero Boneschi, Jonny Trunk, Heaven 17, Bruce Haack, Brother Cleve, Edward Simoni, The Brass Menagerie, Barking Classics, Little Ukulele Monster, Brother Cleve, Ralph Marterie

We are always alert when cosmic alignments suggest themes for the show. Of late we have found ourselves enjoying that classic Gershon Kingsley tune, Popcorn, and in particular some moustache-twirling interpretations of said tune. We thought it appropriate to devote this week’s show to some of these extraordinary arrangements.

As well as all the hot buttery goodness of popcorn, we also have a couple of tracks from Italian library music supremo, Giampiero Boneschi, some Enoch Light, some Bruce Haack re-imagined by Brother Cleve and possibly the first example of chiptune on vinyl (or at least flexi-disc) from all the way back in 1983.

This show also sees the start of an occasional series whereby we drag our listeners one at a time into the Moonbase Experimental Lounge of Music (The M.E.L.M.) and subject them to various auditory and psychological tests. After which they are allowed to dedicate a track on the show to a loved one. This week sees the appearance of that much-loved long time listener, Squig.

MC Zirconium for his part tells us it is the largest of scaly animals, and it has the following nine characteristics. Its head is like a camels, its horns like a deer’s, its eyes like a hare’s, its ears like a bull’s, its neck like an iguana’s, its belly like a frog’s, its scales like those of a carp, its paws like a tiger’s, and its claws like an eagle’s. It has nine times nine scales, it being the extreme of a lucky number.

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The Music

1. Enoch Light and the Brass Menagerie: Touch Me from Enoch Light and the Brass Menagerie Buy on Amazon Enoch Light & The Brass Menagerie - Enoch Light
2. Scharlatan: Popcorn Watch
3. Jonny Trunk: Wife Swapper from Scrap Book Buy on Amazon Scrap Book - Jonny Trunk
4. Heaven 17: Key to the World (on C64) Watch
5. Giampiero Boneschi: Moogy Dayz from Moogy Dayz, Vol. 1 Buy on Amazon Moogy Dayz, Vol. 1 - Giampiero Boneschi
6. Barking Classics: Popcorn from The Classics Buy on Amazon The Classics - Barking Classics
7. Little Ukulele Monster: Popcorn Watch
8. Brother Cleve: Music 4 Robots from Dimension Mix: A Tribute To Dimension 5 Records Buy on Amazon Dimension Mix - Various Artists
9. Giampiero Boneschi: Metamorphosis from Metamorphosis & Italian Folk Big Band Buy on Amazon Metamorphosis & Italian Folk Big Band - Giampiero Boneschi
10. Edward Simoni: Popcorn: Edward Simoni from Das Beste Buy on Amazon Edward Simoni: Das Beste - Edward Simoni
11. Gershon Kingsley: Pop Corn from Music To Moog By Gershon Kingsley Buy on Amazon Music To Moog By Gershon Kingsley - Gershon Kingsley
12. Ralph Marterie and His Orchestra: Caravan from 100 Jazz Legends Buy on Amazon 100 Jazz Legends - Various Artists

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