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Dynamite Hemorrhage #2 fanzine is now ON SALE for a “limited period”. Six bucks gets you an 84-page beast full of raw sub-underground rocknroll from the last five decades. Order it here.

It features:

– An interview and career-spanning retrospective with BILL DIREEN, the New Zealand-based musical iconoclast and creator of some of the most weird and wonderful underground pop music of the last 35 years. Great old photos of Vacuum, Six Impossible Things and more – with Direen’s take on his many recordings, bands and general outlook on creation & creativity.

Tim Warren from Crypt Records, on the eve of two new volumes of the mind-destroying “BACK FROM THE GRAVE” 60s punk compilations, takes us through in profanity-strewn detail how he’s been putting these comps together since 1983, and the pain the man has endured to make sure you and I get to hear some of the most raw and rare rocknroll chaos of all time…!

– Interview with bedroom lo-fi pop savants HONEY RADAR, currently making many short, abrasive and lovely mini-masterpieces out of Philadelphia

– Interview with NOTS, raw and slashing earworm punk band from Memphis

KING TEARS MORTUARY, Sydney, Australia’s answer to the question “What would a mix of C86, KBD punk and The Gories sound like?”

Erika Elizabeth’s overview of lost and neglected female-fronted punk and post-punk bands and records you’ve never heard of

The Layman’s Guide to 1970s Jamaican DUB – an overview of wild, weird and wacked dub reggae created during its peak era, along with ten essential dub recordings, explored

– Interviews with Jon Savage and Stuart Baker on the new PUNK 45 series of archival 70s punk reissues

– 87 record reviews
– 15 book reviews
– Advertisements from today’s top hitmaking labels

Order it here.

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My 51st show and my fact-checking is still riddled with errors, my show’s full of modulation mix-ups and my on-mic “persona” is about as pleasing to the ear as a friggin’ sack of cats. At least the music totally smokes. Notwithstanding my error on Brian Eno’s first album – it’s called “Here Come The Warm Jets”, no der! – and the fact that some songs are mixed too low and some voices too high (that’s why Thomas Edison invented the volume knob for you), I’m excited to share with you some of the finest in raw, sub-underground rock and roll music from the past five decades.

There’s new archival stuff from The Klitz (turn it up) and The Bangs nee The Bangles; there’s new 2014 songs from Pampers, White Fence, Men Oh Pause, Coneheads, Germ House and Parkay Quarts; and a bunch of library stuff from many corners of our world: The Birthday Party, Bill Direen & The Bilders, Razar, The Coolies, Long Blondes, Modern Lovers and so on and so forth. Take a look at the playlist and I think you’ll wanna give it a go.

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Playlist:

THE KLITZ – Hard Up
BILL DIREEN & THE BILDERS – Alien
THE COOLIES – Salute
CHAPTER 24 – You Said
2x4s – Another Day
LONG BLONDES – Separated By Motorways
PARKAY QUARTS – Psycho Structures
WHITE FENCE – Anger! Who Keeps You Under
GERM HOUSE – A Matter of Call
THE BANGS – Outside Chance
THE PRETTY THINGS – Midnight To Six Man
MODERN LOVERS – Old World 
MEN OH PAUSE – Sapphire and Steel
THE FALL – Middle Mass
BRIAN ENO – Blank Frank
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY – Jennifer’s Veil
THE POP GROUP – 3:38
THE EXPRESSIONS – Return To Innocence
THE CONEHEADS – 1982
RED CROSS – Tatum O’Tot and the Fried Vegetables
RAZAR – Task Force (Undercover Cops)
PAMPERS – Suicide

Some past shows:
Dynamite Hemorrhage #50    (playlist) 
Dynamite Hemorrhage #49    (playlist) 
Dynamite Hemorrhage #48    (playlist) 
Dynamite Hemorrhage #47    (playlist) 
Dynamite Hemorrhage #46    (playlist) 
Dynamite Hemorrhage #45    (playlist) 
Dynamite Hemorrhage #44    (playlist) 
Dynamite Hemorrhage #43    (playlist) 
Dynamite Hemorrhage #42    (playlist) 
Dynamite Hemorrhage #41    (playlist) 
Dynamite Hemorrhage #40    (playlist)

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Now available – Dynamite Hemorrhage #2 fanzine.

Dynamite Hemorrhage #2 is an 84-page music fanzine dedicated to raw and sub-underground rocknroll from the last 5 decades. This one just came out in late November 2014.

It features:

– An interview and career-spanning retrospective with BILL DIREEN, the New Zealand-based musical iconoclast and creator of some of the most weird and wonderful underground pop music of the last 35 years. Great old photos of Vacuum, Six Impossible Things and more – with Direen’s take on his many recordings, bands and general outlook on creation & creativity.

Tim Warren from Crypt Records, on the eve of two new volumes of the mind-destroying “BACK FROM THE GRAVE” 60s punk compilations, takes us through in profanity-strewn detail how he’s been putting these comps together since 1983, and the pain the man has endured to make sure you and I get to hear some of the most raw and rare rocknroll chaos of all time…!

– Interview with bedroom lo-fi pop savants HONEY RADAR, currently making many short, abrasive and lovely mini-masterpieces out of Philadelphia

– Interview with NOTS, raw and slashing earworm punk band from Memphis

KING TEARS MORTUARY, Sydney, Australia’s answer to the question “What would a mix of C86, KBD punk and The Gories sound like?”

Erika Elizabeth’s overview of lost and neglected female-fronted punk and post-punk bands and records you’ve never heard of

The Layman’s Guide to 1970s Jamaican DUB – an overview of wild, weird and wacked dub reggae created during its peak era, along with ten essential dub recordings, explored

– Interviews with Jon Savage and Stuart Baker on the new PUNK 45 series of archival 70s punk reissues

– 87 record reviews
– 15 book reviews
– Advertisements from today’s top hitmaking labels

Order Dynamite Hemorrhage #2 here….!

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A GUIDE TO BILL DIREEN

Bill Direen’s the cover star of the upcoming Dynamite Hemorrhage #2 fanzine (currently at the printer, in your hands in 2-3 weeks if you order now) and deservedly so. Since 1978, he’s been making weird and wonderful disjointed pop music in his own idiosyncratic manner, and with shape-shifting tonal adjustments that change year to year and record to record.

He’s somewhat well known by a certain slice of the New Zealand-loving, underground 1980s connoisseur clan, but not as well as he probably should be. For those of you coming to Direen’s music just now, or who’ve never heard of the guy, we’d like to assist.

Here’s a 19-song sampler of his musical career, 1978 to the present. It’s available to stream on 8Tracks. I’d have added even more great songs, but 8Tracks requires that only 2 tracks per band can make it onto a mix – which actually works great for Direen stuff, since he’s had so many differently-monikered combos: Six Impossible Things, Bilders, Builders, Vacuum, Above Ground etc etc. Hope you enjoy it – and as mentioned, if you want to read up on Direen and hear the story from the man himself – order Dynamite Hemorrhage #2 here.

Listen to A GUIDE TO BILL DIREEN here.