This is the final post in a 7-year odyssey called Dynamite Hemorrhage. Since 2012, I’ve pumped out 134 podcast episodes under that name to go along with 6 print fanzines. It was a good way to serve as a curator & a means to hasten my own music obsessions. There’s no other reason to stop other than to say “my work here is done”, and to give me a chance to shift my role in the scene to passive participant and listener, rather than semi-active pretend tastemaker. Seems like the right time after seven years. I’m sure I’ll find some other means to contribute to the deification of the sub-underground down the line somewhere.
So with that, let me direct you to some things. First, there are still copies of the fanzine available to order:
Order Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine here.
The issues that are sold out can be downloaded as PDFs and read online here.
Secondly, there’s a big archive of podcast episodes available on Mixcloud here, on Spotify here, and on iTunes here. I don’t know if they stay up there forever if I stop dealing them out, but they’re there as of this writing, and I expect them to stay there awhile.
While we’re at it, I sell records on Discogs over here. I sometimes sell old fanzines and other music-related items on eBay over here. I have a blog of occasional writings called The Word Goes Flesh that you can read right here. Most of those are also on my Medium page.
Thanks to anyone and everyone who bought a magazine, downloaded or streamed an episode or dropped me a line. I’ll update this post if and when I surface on the interweb with new content of some kind. Until then, I’m at dynamiteh(at)outlook(dotcom) if you want to get in touch.
— Jay Hinman, late March 2019
Lest I be accused of Orientalism, I’ll just flat-out state for the record that I’ve never written about a Chinese rock act before, and it has nothing to do with any horribly patronizing Western attitude toward the East, and more to do w/ the fact that I’d never even heard a Chinese rock act. So it was really some act of fortune that the first two I did hear – a few weeks ago, no less – were this band’s predecessor The Offset: Spectacles and then Gong Gong Gong themselves, both of whom were flagged for me on the same day by a fella who knows a thing or two about the underground.
Tom Ng has played guitar and sung in both Beijing-based bands, and w/ Canadian national & Chinese citizen Joshua Frank, has been generating a sort of noisy, motoring boogie blues in Gong Gong Gong for the last couple years. The 45’s a choppy, loud and heavily rhythmic amalgam of The Monks, 60s biker psych, all the colors of the rainbow and all the flavors of the world. Tense music for humid climes. I got to visit Shenzhen, China in mid-2018 and can state with my limited on-the-ground authority that there are teeming sub-undergrounds of freaks, weirdos, dopers, vinyl record fiends and punkers lurking behind the red curtain. Gong Gong Gong are among the first proof points us Occidentals get to shove into our record collections. (Wharf Cat; wharfcatrecords.com)
Siouxsie Sioux, is that you? Nah, I know it’s not because this is just too good to be the Banshees, who were great when they were awesome, and just awful the other 85% of the time. Current Affairs are a newish band from Glasgow, Scotland, and their debut is an utterly infectious double A-side that manages to thread the needle between 80s postpunk throwback/tribute & forward-looking, muscular throb.
Hey, I’ll take your Girls At Our Best! and see you one Current Affairs, who not only tack on some slashing garage punk trappings onto a watery goth framework, but have a singer (Joan Sweeney) who can moan out a bouncy tune as well as any heavy-lidded ice queen from the Thatcher years. The 45 comes housed in a lovely risograph sleeve in an edition of 320; don’t sleep on it or some Batcave DJ will drive up demand & you’ll be buying it off the wall at Vinyl Fetish in five years. (Not Unloved; notunloved.bandcamp.com)
Wild and gnarly new releases continue to fly into DH HQ so it’s my duty to compile them & some of the record collection “back stock” every couple of weeks as “Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio“. This is the 134th edition, and it features new stuff from SOOT (pictured), HASH REDACTOR, LETHA RODMAN MELCHIOR, URANIUM CLUB and SKIFTANDE ENHETER, as well as reissues from MARS and SEX TIDE.
Get psyched beyond belief for additional filler from The Birthday Party, Amos and Sara, Pere Ubu, Dolly Mixture, Neutral, Geisterfahrer, LA Drugs and more of your favorites. Download it, stream it, and as always: go and tell the people.
Download or stream Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #134 on Soundcloud.
Stream Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #134 on Spotify.
Stream Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #134 on Mixcloud.
Download or stream the show and many of the older ones on iTunes.
SKIFTANDE ENHETER – Idiot
SOOT – Downcast a Shadow
GEISTERFAHRER – Magazine
LA DRUGS – Casual Sex
ESSENTIAL LOGIC – Aerosol Burns
THE MO-DETTES – Masochistic Opposite
DOLLY MIXTURE – Everything and More
URANIUM CLUB – Flashback Arrestor
HASH REDACTOR – Good Sense
NEUTRAL – Gaze
PERE UBU – On The Surface
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY – Mutiny in Heaven
SEX TIDE – Dead to You
PAMELA – Desert
ANIMALS & MEN – Don’t Misbehave in the New Age
BACK MAGIC – In The Garden
WARSAW – No Love Lost
MARS – RTMT
AMOS AND SARA – Totem of 1,000 Dolls
FUCKIN’ FLYIN’ A-HEADS – Swiss Cheese Back
LETHA RODMAN MELCHIOR – Marsh of Decay
Here’s the latest bit of musical finery from our collection of 45s, LPs and digital files – Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #133. There’s new stuff this time from THE WORLD (pictured), FAKE NUDES, THE STACHES, DAN MELCHIOR & PG SIX and PREENING, plus a track from the REMA-REMA “Fond Reflections” collection that I bought three hours before making this.
You may also find yourself falling in love again with tunes from Davie Allan & The Arrows, Mole House, The Minutemen, Pussy Galore, Run On, Drowning is Easy, Cheater Slicks and many others. Get going on this one now by downloading or streaming it, and make sure you tell five friends about it as well if you’re up for it.
Download or stream Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #133 on Soundcloud.
Stream Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #133 on Mixcloud.
Download this show and lots of older ones on iTunes.
THE WORLD – White Radish
FAKE NUDES – Whizzing on the Children of the Sun
ALEX CHILTON – My Rival
THE OFFSET: SPECTACLES – Snags
PUSSY GALORE – HC Rebellion
THE SCIENTISTS – Rev Head
DAN MELCHIOR & PG SIX – None of It Means Anything To Me
MOLE HOUSE – How To Swim
SUBWAY SECT – Ambition
SALVATION ARMY – Mind Gardens
THE STACHES – Fake Stomach Ache
PREENING – Work Policy
MINUTEMEN – Futurism Restated
THE NIXE – You Say
25 CENTS – Don’t Deceive Me
DROWNING IS EASY – Lost Without a Map
GRASS WIDOW – Tattoo
RUN ON – Into The Attic
DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS – Chopper
FLOWER POWER – You Make Me Fly
KNIGHTS BRIDGE QUINTET – Sorrow in C Major
CHEATER SLICKS – Ghost
REMA-REMA – Lost My Way
Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #132 features an atmospheric river of new and reissued mind-melters, from the confounding sounds of THISTLE GROUP, ARMPIT and PREENING to wild Swedish free-for-all punk from KRISTEN RESNING, SKIFTANDE ENHETER and SPORTEN ÄR DӦD (pictured).
There’s also brand-new stuff from TIGHT KNIT, THE OILIES, ANDY HUMAN & THE REPTOIDS, BRIDGET HAYDEN, 39 CLOCKS, TAZER and THE SHIFTERS – as well as a few older gems I dragged & dropped into today’s playlist. At a big 79 minutes, it’s one of the most “bold” Dynamite Hemorrhage Radios in our storied podcasting career.
Download or stream Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #132 on Soundcloud.
Stream Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #132 on Mixcloud.
Download this show and many others on iTunes.
39 CLOCKS – 39 Explosion Heats
THISTLE GROUP – Hold On
ARMPIT – Suns Movement Across Darkening Skies
STEFAN CHRISTENSEN – Open Day
THOMAS JEFFERSON SLAVE APARTMENTS – Please Hear My Plea
THE COOLIES – Scorpio 10
KRISTEN RESNING – Kristen Resning
SKIFTANDE ENHETER – Vem Bryr Sig
TAZER – Bionic Hand
SPORTEN ÄR DӦD – Raider
100 FLOWERS – Salmonella
ANDY HUMAN AND THE REPTOIDS – Autism 4 2
MEAN RED SPIDERS – Rejected at the High School Dance
TIGHT KNIT – Too Hot
THE OILIES – Psychic Dog
VERONICA FALLS – All Eyes On You
HIGH THIRTIES PIANO – Magazine
SARA GOES POP – Sexy Terrorist
THE PIN GROUP – Columbia
PREENING – Dogtown Top Ranking
THE SHIFTERS – Conscript
BRIDGET HAYDEN – Don’t Knock On My Door
Company policy over here at Dynamite Hemorrhage is to post PDFs of any issue that’s sold out, and is going to stay sold out. Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine #5 is the latest to be fully snapped up by the people – thank you.
This issue featured two interviews with Nick Schultz of the amazingly out-there 1990s label Majora Records; an interview with Maxine Funke; a feature on would-be punk era 45rpm singles that didn’t exist; a short interview with Edible Arrangements; a bunch of reviews and more.
Download Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine #5 here.
While we’re at it, here are links to the other out-of-print back issues of fanzines I’ve done, from Dynamite Hemorrhage to Superdope, my fanzine from over twenty years ago. Any questions, please let me know – and if you’d like to order print copies of the stuff we DO still have, you can do that here.
PDFs of out-of-print fanzines:
Dynamite Hemorrhage #1
Dynamite Hemorrhage #3
Dynamite Hemorrhage #4
Dynamite Hemorrhage #5