Well, that wasn’t so difficult. I’ve created the first of what will hopefully a regular series of 60-minute “radio shows” under the DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE brand name, and all things considered (like, I had zero idea how to use the GarageBand software I created this in last night even 24 hours ago), it turned out pretty much all right.


My aim with this thing is to create playlists of music that I like & that you wanna hear; you might just not know it yet. You’ll find clusters of music that slot loosely into underground pop; classic punk; weird psych/noise; 60s garage, pop and girls-in-the-garage; proto-punk; bedroom DIY recordings and even a little undie rock. 

I personally have not hosted a radio show in which I talk, “back announce” etc. in over 22 years – proving not only how ancient I am personally, but how rusty my on-mic skills are, which is all too apparent in this first radio show/podcast. You’ll even hear the local dogs barking in the neighbor’s backyard during one segment. My goal is to keep these to a digestible hour in length when I make them, and to not worry so much about flubs & various vocal tics and bad habits that make up my radio persona. In other words, the first take will always be the only take, and I’ll try to do better next show, OK?

With that in mind, let me state for the record that the band Bette Davis & The Balconettes were a late 90s band, not a late 80s act as claimed on Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #1.

Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #1 Tracks:

Rondelles – Indication

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads– It’s Murder

King Tuff – Bad Thing

Tea Cozies – Muchos Dracula

Red Cross – Tatum O’Tot and The Fried Vegetables

Desperate Bicycles – Handlebars

Pups – P.E.I.

Sally Skull – Mean Woman

The Yummy Fur – Car Park

Feral Beat – Canned Heat

Bette Davis and the Balconettes – 0898

Constant Mongrel – Reflex

XYX – Tal

Spray Paint – Pro Knife

The Lamps – An Irrational Fear of Sailors

White Fence – Swagger Vets & Double Moon

Pink Floyd – Candy and a Currant Bun

The Minders – Right as Rain

Times New Viking – Y2K2

Chapter 24 – Spindle

Freelove Fenner – Vicky’s Day

Drop me a line at thejayhinman(at)gmail(dot com) if you’ve got any feedback, suggestions, corrections or pure, unadulterated hate – and enjoy….!


As careful readers of the ‘Hemorhhage know, I’ve been making up for 15 years of lost time and diving in deep to the wild world of loopy late 90s UK girlpunk, pop and noise. The label Slampt – wholly unknown to me before this year – seemed to be a prime mover in a world of their own making, with jarring lo-fi pop and angular punk bands like Lung Leg, Sally Skull, The Yummy Fur, Golden Starlet and others passing through their ranks at various times. We love ’em. Not all of ’em, but we love a bunch of it when we’re in the mood, you know.

Thanks to a blog called PUKEKOS, who are perhaps the only mp3 blog whose files are still active (my old one Detailed Twang also still has a bunch of active stuff, BTW), I discovered the Crampsian shout-and-shriek sounds of BETTE DAVIS AND THE BALCONETTES recently. They too spent some time on Slampt. 

Their discography is wobbly and uneven, but a few cacophonous gems totally stand out, like this one, “Surf Surf Kill Kill”, the A-side of a 45 on Damaged Goods in 1998. It sounds like the Maximum Rock & Roll radio show theme song crossed w/ “Golf” by Art Phag, with a bored, drunk English girl spitting out a poetry slam on top. The sleeve also features the best anthropomorphic use of a bear since Monoshock’s “Primitive Zippo” 45, a single that I put out.

Outstanding stuff. Play loud for maximum ear bleed.