Left of the Dial: “Detective Okomoto and His Magic Moonmen”

Written by on April 28, 2018

Welcome back to Left of the Dial, playing deep cuts from the classic age of vinyl and beyond! This week, we begin with a trio of head-turning cover songs (The Animals covering Bob Dylan, Eddie Hazel’s guitar-driven reinvention of an all-time classic from The Mamas and The Papas, and Voivodcurious rendering of an early Pink Floyd cut that would make Syd Barrett proud) that you may hold near and dear, reinvented in their own right. See if you can guess what song it is before the chorus starts! Our selection this week lends an ear towards mellow Folkier territories at times ( Nick Drake, Dispatch, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan) and picks up the pace with a blend of older favorites and some newer discoveries, before the set all ends with the strangely contemplative “Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand”, you won’t want to miss it.


Is it also worth mentioning that this weeks episode title comes from a random Korean movie called “Evil Brain From Outer Space” because I think that it is worth mentioning.


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  • It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
    The Animals (billed as The Original Animals)
    "Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted" -1977
  • California Dreamin'
    Eddie Hazel
    "Game, Dames, & Guitar Thangs" -1977
  • Astronomy Domine
    "Nothingface" -1989
  • Bang Bang
    "Bang Bang" -1997
  • Which Will
    Nick Drake
    "Pink Moon" -1972
  • Hangman Jury
    "Permanent Vacation" -1987
  • Sweet Thing
    Van Morrison
    "Astral Week" -1968
  • Meet Me in the Morning
    Bob Dylan
    "Blood On The Tracks" -1975
  • Supa Scoopa And Mighty Scoop
    "Welcome To Sky Valley" -1994
  • Speed King
    Deep Purple
    "Deep Purple In Rock" -1970
  • Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
    Bruce Cockburn
    "Further Adventures Of" -1978

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