WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp- 'Spring Psychedelic Fling"

Episode Info

Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
6:59AM to 9:00AM

2 hours, 1 minute

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 7:00AM



Episode: Radio Base Camp- 'Spring Psychedelic Fling"

 Host: Steve di Costanzo, WPKN 89.5-FM   Radio Base Camp is heard every Tuesday from 7am-9am

wake up this morning and start your Tuesday on WPKN 89.5-FM (Bridgeport) with themed show of sorts – some new and old – hard psych, pop psych, drone psych, folk psych and whatever else you might wish to call it. Many seldom heard gems and some anthems in the mix as well. Streaming at wpkn.org and in the archives HERE.


Crystal Sky Yeti  Lane L'aurore (2015) 

Egyptian Tomb  Mighty Baby (1969)

Mr. Pseudonym Joy Unlimited (1969)

Sdrawkcab Lothar & The Hand People (1968)

Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) Donovan  (1969)

Spectrum   Ken Nordine

break:  Guru-Vin Dan Sebesky


The Red Telephone (Alternate Mix)    Love (1967)

It's A Dream The Summer Set (1967)

Feeling High Mellow Candle    (1968)

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud  Julian Cope (1995)

I Lived Tomorrow Yesterday Faine Jade  (1968)

Cheese Eating Flea Market Cowboy Buddy Max

break:  Flow Motion CAN


Four In The Morning Ant Trip Ceremony (1968)

Rain   The Beatles (1966)

Julia The Vacant Lots  (2015)

For Another Man The Motions (1967)

A Child Of A Few Hours Is Burning To Death West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band  (1968)

Visit With Ayisha Merrell Fankhauser & H.M.S Bounty    (1968)

I'd Like To Walk Around In Your Mind Vashti Bunyan  (1970)

break: Phir Teri Yaad (Featuring Asha Bhosle Hermant Bhosle


'How Often Have You Taken Mescalin Yourself" Aldous Huxley mixed with Herbie Mann music

I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)  The Electric Prunes   (1966)

Satisfy You The Seeds  (1968 single)

Love At Psychedelic Velocity The Human Expression (1966)

I Happen To Love You [live] The Electric Prunes  Stockholm 67

break:  I Said, She Said, Ah Child Animated Egg


Grave Robber   Wand 1000 Days  (2015)

Rebel Star   James "Rebel" O'Leary

Drizzle 14    (1968)

Vibrating Robyn Hitchcock  (1988)

Sunny Day Blue Fargo (1968)

break:  Mind Mischief Tame Impala Lonerism (2012)

(Further Reflections) In The Room Of Percussion Kaleidoscope (1967)

Show: Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

  • Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo is NOW heard every Tuesday morning from 7am to 9am

 My friend Howard Thompson is doing his show 'pure' on 1st & 3rd  Fridays as I've shifted during the day to being the GM of WPKN. . Just bear in mind that the last Friday of the month is reserved for Chris Frantz and his show- "Chris Frantz the Talking Head"


  • I have given up my late night show Radio Base Camp-Late Night on the 2nd & 4th Monday nights from 11:00pm to 2:00am. Because of my new weekly morning music show.  See seperate related episodes


  • RADIO BASE CAMP focuses on the newest indie rock, 60s beat-punk,psych, garage-fuzz, surf, 70s punk, 60s greasy soul & r'n'b shakers, 50s R&R, exotica, afrobeat, jamaican ska/rocksteady and beyond We play deep tracks and unpolished gems, songs you may remember and ones you might not have heard, along with demos, rarities, alternative takes and all kinds of great music that doesn't get played that often.  We also feature new music by current bands, many of whom are influenced by the 60's (and beyond). We do live and telephone interviews with musicians, producers, and chroniclers of an era spanning from the 1950's to present day. We aim to highlight and focus on music with great song writing, sounds and production, having a lot of fun in the process...


  • a little history....RADIO BASE CAMP is a radio show that I started in 2007 on live365.com internet radio.  It became a weekly WPKN  "overnight" in early 2008  from Sunday into Monday for two years before moving to Friday afternoons  in September 2009 with my part-time co-host, Eric Cocks.  In early 2010,  I decided to focus on my own programming and me and Eric reconfigured our weekly radio show into two seperate and distinct shows: Radio Base Camp with hosted Steve di Costanzo and Connections ...With Eric Cocks.  Starting July 1, 2012 I became the paid GM of WPKN and phased out my "working hours" show.  I now can be heard every Tuesday morning from 7am to 9am.

 Radio Base Camp is hosted by Steve di Costanzo 

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Interviews/Special Shows on RADIO BASE CAMP available on archives:

  • Bill Lincoln from U.S. duo EUPHORIA whose sole album has been called "one of the most important ever"
  • Charlie Karp- DJ for The Day- Radio Base Camp Late Night
  • Barry Tashian from The Remains with Fred Cantor producer of "America's Lost Band"
  • MELANIE the noted singer-songwriter  (Steve di Costanzo)
  • Andy Bracken from Fruits de Mer Records in London & Virginia  (Steve)
  • Ron Sanchez from Donovan's Brain, Career Records and KGLT in Bozeman, NT   (Steve)
  • Felix Cavaliere from The Rascals (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Tommy James from Tommy James and the Shondells
  • Carol Kaye (noted session player)   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Singer and songwriter Sam Phillips  (interviewd by Eric Cocks)
  • Andrew Sandoval from Rhino Records  (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Merrell Fankhauser from HMS Bounty and Farkopady   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Singer-Songwriter Don Cooper  (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Sky Saxon from The Seeds   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Peppy Castro from The Blues Magoos   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Johnny Echols from Love   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Richie Unterberger (noted Rock author and reviewer)   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Tom Moon (1,000 Recordings...) (Steve di Costanzo
  • Mark Naftalin (Butterfield Blues Band-special DJ Show)
  • Rusty Ford (Lothar and the Hand People)  (Steve)
  • Hilton Valentine from The Animals  (special program with Germaine)
  • James Lowe and Mark Tulin from The Electric Prunes   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)

and many more....

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