#3 is Renaldo & The Loaf - "Melvyn's Repose" from the Ralph Records compilation Frank Johnson's Favorites. that was our fave college-era tune for stoned giggle fits c. 1981-82.
may also want to check their LP called Songs For Swinging Larvae in case any of the other tracks (#1, #2 ?) are from that
you didn't go to CalArts by any chance, did you? all this amazing music and more came from the school radio station, KCIA, which I managed for a few years. when I have a chance I'll list some of the other gems that I was able to ID before posting here. sadly, it's unlikely that the station's programming is as good these days, as a faux-subversive mentality has moved into the school (a sign of the times?)..
peteUM - keep me posted if it comes to you.. I'd love to hear anything along similar lines or by the same artist. plus it's really really ripe sampling material
martin - thanks, knowing the artist certainly does narrow it down! I haven't found a match for that track from online album samples yet but I hope to sooner than later..