Episode 74: Steve Lacy

January 28, 2007 · Print This Article

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While you the Bad at Sports listener only get a taste of it, the interview portion of this week’s show demonstrates precisely why Richard needs to be present to be a jerk for these things or they devolve into chaos. Luckily our cut rate production staff pulled it together and it sounds something akin to coherent. This week Duncan, Amanda and Chris Walla, talk to, or at least try to talk to Steve Lacy, Anthony Elms and Philip von Zweck about Steve’s show at VONZWECK, Academy Records, and lots of other stuff..


Emily Heath and Christian Kuras from Bad at Sports London check in.


Mike Benedetto reviews Goundhog Day in time for Groundhog Day.


The BAS video of the week: http://youtube.com/watch?v=pj66XgK3NvE

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Wendy Cooper
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21 thoughts on “Episode 74: Steve Lacy”

  1. BillDolan says:

    The song from School’s Out is “Gutter Cats Vs. The Jets.” It came out in the spring of ’72 and was the first album I ever bought. I posted some pix of it at:


  2. Michael says:

    Oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi

    See me ride out of the sunset

    On your colour TV screen

    Out for all that I can get

    If you know what I mean

    Women to the left of me

    And women to the right

    Ain’t got no gun

    Ain’t got no knife

    But don’t you start no fight


    ‘Cause I’m T.N.T. I’m dynamite

    T.N.T. and I’ll win the fight

    T.N.T. I’m a power load

    T.N.T. watch me explode

    I’m dirty, mean and mighty unclean

    I’m a wanted man

    Public enemy number one


    So lock up your daughter

    Lock up your wife

    Lock up your back door

    And run for your life

    The man is back in town

    Don’t you mess me ’round


    T.N.T. Oi, oi, oi

    T.N.T. Oi, oi, oi

    T.N.T. Oi, oi, oi

    T.N.T. Oi, oi, oi

    T.N.T. Oi

    I’m dynamite (oi, oi)

    T.N.T. Oi,

    And I’ll win the fight,


    I’m a power load


    Watch me explode!

  3. Amanda says:

    collaboration =Chicago London….
    i love london…thanks friends!

  4. Richard says:

    Didn’t Alice Cooper grow up in the Chicago Suburbs?

  5. BillDolan says:

    I think he was from Phoenix. His dad was a minister. He was more or less discovered by Frank Zappa as his first records were on Zappa’s Straight label. I believe School’s Out was his first major label album.

  6. Steve Hamann says:

    Good Episode. Sigh, I’m sad for the sorry state of the “terrorist”. I like the old school Munich terrorist Lacy describes, I just don’t like Today’s Torrorists. Who I really like are Cobra Commander’s terrorists who were determined to rule the world, but when they shot at Americans, we were able to parachute out in the nick of time.

    The endcap song reminds me I still need to get through my “Beat Street- Breakin-Breakin 2” box set.

  7. Michael says:

    I believe Alice Cooper grew up in Detroit.

  8. Michael says:

    …but eventually ended up i Phoenix. You were correct Mr. Bill.

  9. steve lacy says:

    wow…I don’t think I can get through this….
    He really didn’t edit it….

  10. sack the english. or at least learn ’em some elocution.

  11. Richard says:

    Steve, oddly enough I *did* edit this, the mess was pretty f-ing horrible. You should hear the raw tape, ugh..

    So the mess that exists is a hell of a lot better than what I was handed. Alas.

  12. Alice did, however, live for many years in Chicago, in a suite of apartments just off Lake Shore Drive near the Loop. That was in the time after he had his pop hits and then “retired” and before he made the comeback.

  13. Alas says:

    Where does Alice live now? And related: his birthday is on Sunday.

  14. Christ, that show was a mess. I think it was one of my favorites.

    I vote to keep the British kids. They were daffy. Let’s see if we can get them to say their words for the machine you go in that takes you from one floor to another in a tall bulding, or a living space you rent. They have their own words for that stuff.

    Does everybody know how tall Amanda is? I saw her at the Walla closing. She’s like 6’5.

    Hey Richard, you’re not mad at ME are you?

  15. Steve Hamann says:

    I also say keep the British. They are our only big alliance. Without them, who are our friends? Ze Germans?

    Did you know Groundhog Day was filmed up state in Woodstock? Illinois representin!

  16. Instead of dudes and chicks they say blokes and lassies.

  17. Richard says:

    I could never be mad at you Mike!

  18. Joseph Mohan says:

    It’s all litigiousness under the bridge, Duncan. Let’s mend fences.

  19. Canadians are our friends — just for some reason they refuse to believe all our bullshit. Imagine that, critical friends. How nasty, you Tuch-heads (sp.?).

  20. Just a wop says:

    Actually, I thought tha Brits were a bit sad, between the lines you could hear the frustration of being artists and NOT showing at the ICA. And they are nowhere near as funny as you guys, so I’d say sack ’em.
    Try some French guys next.

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