April 1968: Tiny Tim, Simon & Garfunkel, Moby Grape & More | Click Vortex

We’re hopping in the time machine and setting the controls for April 1968, to take a deep dive on Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson,” the weird and unsettling world of Tiny Tim, and the format-bending sound of San Francisco’s Moby Grape—as well as the ultra-dedicated unofficial archivists like DustyGrooves69 and Vintage Recordings, who make sure we can access it. 

And oh yeah, we’re talking about Band Shirt Day 2023, a global fundraising initiative, where artists come together for a single day to sell merchandise on their official sales channels and donate proceeds to charitable organizations of their choice. 2023 is presented by MerchFriends and Spotify, with support from Hello Merch, bandsintown, Rough Trade NYC, and WASTOIDS.

Fuzzed Out: Os Mutantes, Neil Young, Sonny Sharrock | Click Vortex

This week Sam and Jason stomp on the topic of fuzz boxes, distortion pedals, gain, and direct-into-the-board breakup. It’s a “distorted” episode, with weigh-ins from the Clickhead live chat and discussions of Neil Young, Marty McFly, Os Mutantes, Sonny Sharrock, and the mystical, mysteriously far-out visions of musical gear inventor, computer animator, and musician CCDB. Plus, the duo dish on Band Shirt Day and share their cover of The X-Files theme via Perpetual Doom. Originally taped live via the WASTOIDS YouTube, aired August 30, 2023. 

Bootleg Fever: Weezer, Beach Boys, & More | Click Vortex

Even though some of our audio got cut (again), it’s all-new Click Vortex, in which Sam and Jason come down with a case of Bootleg Fever. Thrill as Jason shares vinyl needle-drops from the Beach Boys, Television (produced by Brian Eno), Lou Reed, and Kanye, and Sam offers a deep dive on the wiggy world of Weezer live boots, fan-assembled comps, and more.

Green Day, Fugazi, and Billy Joel Lose It On-stage | Click Vortex

The summer has melted Sam and Jason’s brains to the point that they can barely function. Time to kick back and relax with an hour of on-stage freak-outs. From Billy Joel spazzing out to Fugazi scolding “ice cream eating motherf**kers” in the crowd, from Elvis packing heat to John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett freaking out on the Old Grey Whistle Test, this one has it all.Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS.

Rex In the City | Click Vortex

“We’ll be singing, when we’re clicking.” The summer doldrums won’t get the Click Vortex boys down. On this all-new episode, Sam and Jason take a visit to Asteroid City, dwell on the idea of one-hit-wonder status in the music industry, explore the anarchist punk roots of Chumbawumba, and riff on teen heartthrob, one-hit-wonder, and original Daredevil actor Rex Smith.

Radiohead, Metallica, Steely Dan, Mars Volta | Click Vortex: June 2003 Recap

Have you found yourself deloused in a comatorium? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Sam Means (The Format) and Jason Woodbury (Aquarium Drunkard) hop in the time machine to visit June of 2003, riffing on Metallica’s St Anger and Some Kind of Monster, Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief, Steely Dan’s taxi-cab confessions, At the Drive-In, pop-punk, blood transfusion conspiracies, and more in this extra-long ramble.