FFFoxy Podcast #42 with Chris Berry of Soft Abuse/Fruits & Flowers

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For the fifth consecutive summer, our pal Chris Berry of Minneapolis-based Soft Abuse Records joined us in the studio to spin some records from his vast collection and to talk a little shop about his label activities. This time around it included discussion of Fruits & Flowers, a new label he recently started up with Glenn Donaldson of Skygreen Leopards/Jewelled Antler et al. fame. We also carved out some time to discuss the Old Familiar Chime festival that Chris has had a hand in organizing at the Turf Club in St. Paul for Friday, September 19. This event is focused on singular guitarists that span several generations, featuring an impressive line-up that includes the likes of Glenn Jones, Bill Orcutt, Michael Chapman, Steve Gunn, Alexander Turnquist, Matthew De Gennaro, and Spider John Koerner. Please check out the following links for more information: Soft Abuse, Fruits & Flowers, Old Familiar Chime. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or comments.

Hallelujahsねがい (A Wish)” 肉を喰らひて誓ひをたてよ (Niku O Kuraite Chikai Wo Tateyo) LP (Rover)
The Skygreen Leopards “My Friends” Family Crimes LP (Woodsist)
Design A Wave “Rat Jam” Snake Jam CS (Sex Tapes)
Cate Le Bon “Cuckoo Through the Walls” Mug Museum LP (Turnstile)
Poul Gernes “Track 2” 1969 LP (Penultimate Press)
Pip Proud “Purple Boy Gang” A Fraying Space LP (EM)
(Talk break)
Weekend “Red Planes” The ’81 Demos LP (Blackest Ever Black)
Devin Gary & Ross “Dandelion Seeds” Honeycomb of Chakras 2LP (Feeding Tube)
The Jesus & Mary Chain “Upside Down” b/w “Vegetable Man” 7″ (Creation)
Ian William Craig “On the Reach of Explanation” A Turn of Breath LP (Recital)
Cooley-Munson “Sightly Sue” In Debt LP (Guerssen)
The Hidden Cameras “Gay Goth Scene (4-track demo, 2011)” Gay Goth Scene 7″ (Evil Evil)
(Talk break)
Michael O “Face the Facts” Face the Facts 7″ EP (Fruits & Flowers)
Dick Diver “New Name Blues” b/w “Lonely Life” 7″ (Fruits & Flowers)
Exiles From Clowntown “Around the Corner” Tape Scissors Rock LP (Soft Abuse)
Pumice “Goodnight Fox” Land CS (Soft Abuse)
Matthew De Gennaro “Old Jack Somebody” Old Jack Somebody CS (Soft Abuse)
(Talk break)
Steve Gunn “Milly’s Garden” Way Out Weather CD (Paradise of Bachelors)
Alexander Turnquist “Wildflowers” (excerpt) Flying Fantasy LP (Western Vinyl)
Michael Chapman “Fahey’s Flag” Trainsong: Guitar Compositions 1967-2010 2CD (Tompkins Square)
Otis G. Johnson “He’s Everything” Everything – God Is Love ’78 LP (Numero Group)

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