Several weeks ago I posted a moderately embarrassing June 1989 radio show that I did for KCSB-FM in Santa Barbara, CA called “White Trash”. It was my last show ever – on that station, anyway – and therefore was the culmination of four years of training, teenage toil and practice.
Now let’s go back in time over two years, to April 22nd, 1987. I’m 19 years old; I’m snarky; I’m fast-talkin’, and I’m absolutely lovin’ the noisy late 80s indie rock. This show features paranoia about an impending crackdown on what records we’re allowed to play on the station, all thanks to a minor censorship kerfuffle that was erupting that year in which the FCC gave our station a warning for playing punk rock music with naughty words. You can read the LA Times story on the incident here. My repeated paranoia about impending censorship doom during this show’s 90 minutes are testament to the limited scope and worldview, political myopia, and the affluenza common to UC-Santa Barbara students who come from nice families.
Download the 4-22-1987 show of KCSB’s “White Trash” right here, and you’ll hear gems from Pussy Galore, Squirrel Bait, Naked Raygun, Soul Asylum, Bad Brains, Redd Kross, Phantom Tollbooth, Adrenaline O.D., The Flesh Eaters, and much more.