Bottomless Pit – 5/7/16


When I arrived on the NY music scene in 1981 I fell into a very cool peer group; there were lots of bands and artistes whose work impressed and inspired me. Ranking high on that list was The Raybeats, and on this week’s Bottomless Pit we’ll acknowledge and celebrate the reissue of their “Guitar Beat” album (out of print since the early ’80s, until now). The Raybeats emerged out of another great NY band, The Contortions, and we’ll hear some selections by them too..
Also, the Bottomless Pit is still in mourning over the death of Prince Rogers Nelson. He’s on the playlist, along with much more.
I hope you’ll tune in on Saturday at 10 PM Eastern Daylight Time, on WFUV (

Bottomless Pit – 4/30/16


I hope you’ll join me for this week’s Bottomless Pit.
We’ll hear from Merle Haggard, Prince, and Lonnie Mack.
That’s this Saturday at 10 PM EDT on WFUV (

Bottomless Pit – 4/23/16


I wanted to do an all-new Bottomless Pit this week, but I came home from my road trip with a miserable head cold; when I open my mouth all I can do is cough, croak, etc.
So this week’s show is a rerun, from Nov. 1, 2014. Here’s what I had to say about it at the time:

<<Please join me for this week’s The Bottomless Pit with Marshall Crenshaw, which is basically about 2 people, both favorite recording artists of mine, Bill Frisell, and Joe Meek. I’ll have 3 more tracks (the maximum allowed by Law) from Bill’s great new album, “Guitar In the Space Age”.

Then we’ll hear a bunch of stuff that was filtered through the brilliant and deranged mind of legendary record producer and murderer Joe Meek. The building in London where he “Lived, Worked, and Died” is a National Historic Site!…

That’s the Bottomless Pit, Saturdays at 10 PM EST on WFUV Public Radio (>>