If you’re paying attention even a little bit, there really still is just too much great rocknroll music pouring out of basements and dark clubs worldwide to stuff into a 60-minute phony radio show every two weeks – yet I do try. The list of things I wanted to play is longer than the list of things I played, but I guess that’s what happens when you shoehorn in a nine-minute, feedback-laden track off of a Velvet Underground bootleg – and expect people to listen. You’ll listen, won’t you?
DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO #34 has got some absolute gnarl from modern bands like SEX TIDE (new track!), VELO, THE FIREWORKS and THE IN OUT. Would you believe DEATH OF SAMANTHA and ANIMALS & MEN are still with us, and have first-rate new recordings being played here? How about some brand new guitar bending from the misanthropic ALVARIUS B? Or some perfect new pop from Dunedin, New Zealand’s TRICK MAMMOTH?
I even headed into the library for “deep cuts” from The Weirdos, Salvation Army, Spider and the Webs, Division Four and more. Listen up and maybe come over to iTunes and give it nice plug, hows about?
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ANIMALS AND MEN – Easy Riding
SEX TIDE – I Want To Die
THE LA DE DAs – How Is The Air Up There?
SALVATION ARMY – She Turns To Flowers
FLESH EATERS – Agony Shorthand
THE WEIRDOS – Scream Baby Scream (1977 demo)
THE FIREWORKS – Getting Nowhere Fast
DEATH OF SAMANTHA – Amphetamine
COACHWHIPS – Body and Brains
DIVISION FOUR – Doctor’s Wife
SPIDER AND THE WEBS – Bacon Achin’
VELO – Out
TRICK MAMMOTH – Delphine (With a Purpose)
BELLE & SEBASTIAN – Lazy Line Painter Jane
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND – Run Run Run (live 1969, Hilltop Pop Festival)
ALVARIUS B – Yeah Well, Oyster Shells
GIBSON BROS – Broke Down Engine
THE IN OUT – The Stupidity
Dynamite Hemorrhage #33 (playlist)
Dynamite Hemorrhage #32 (playlist)
Dynamite Hemorrhage #31 (playlist)
Dynamite Hemorrhage #30 (playlist)
Here’s the latest in a 24-part series of rocknroll podcasts and phony radio shows recorded on my laptop. DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO #24 is among the more mellow of the shows of recent vintage, all things considered, salted liberally w/ a few world-destroying punk rock and noise acts. New records this show include releases from JOANNA GRUESOME, SEX TIDE, BYRON COLEY, FREELOVE FENNER, PLUME, NUMB BATS and DREAMSALON. You’ll also hear elder wisdom from the mouths of Young Marble Giants, Death of Samantha, the Alley Cats, True Believers, The Nubs, Bona Dish, Section 25, Railroad Jerk and a bunch more. Track listing’s below if you’d like to give it a scan before you commit the next hour & seven minutes of your life to this thing.
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JOANNA GRUESOME – Anti-Parent Cowboy Killers
DREAMSALON – Splits
BONA DISH – 8am
UNIT 4 – Act
JOHANNA WENT – Mosquito
THE NUBS – Job
TRUE BELIEVERS – Death By Freezing
SEX TIDE – Laudanum
FOSTER CARE – I Never Meant To
DEATH OF SAMANTHA – Blood and Shaving Cream
RAILROAD JERK – Talking RR Jerk Blues
NUMB BATS – Doctor 5
PLUME – Regret
ALLEY CATS – Black-Haired Girl
LIECHTENSTEIN – Stalking Skills
BYRON COLEY – Punk Day
THINGS TO COME – I’m Not Talkin’
FREELOVE FENNER – In The Sound
SECTION 25 – Be Brave
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS – N.I.T.A.
CLOTHILDE – Des Garcons Faciles
Dynamite Hemorrhage #23 (playlist)
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Dynamite Hemorrhage #21 (playlist)
Just received one of those newfangled cassette-transfer contraptions in the mail recently, one of those things that lets you take ancient cassette tape recordings and transfer them into new, improved digital versions. Even figured out how to use it. Just in the nick of time, too – I mean, I have a garage full of 1980s mix tapes, live show recordings, and radio shows I once did in college moldering and decaying. Another year or two and they’d be sawdust. This post is the first of several rescue/reclamation projects.
On June 14th, 1989, a 21-year-old version of me did his final “White Trash” radio show on KCSB-FM in Santa Barbara, CA, as he graduated from college that very week. It was taped, and after festering in aforementioned garage for 24 years, was transferred this evening and uploaded for what interested parties there might be to then download and listen to. Having listened to the tape for the first time in at least 20 years before digitizing it tonight, it naturally brings forth much embarrassment – so please humor me and let me add a few careful disclaimers in case you wanna listen to it (and you should – the music is smokin’).
After doing a radio show at KCSB for four years, and having had access to all the records in their library (and being a rabid music hound/record collector of the most obsessive order), I got to be fairly knowledgeable in the limited punk rock/heavy underground rock genres I’d permitted myself to like. My dismissive, albeit very studied, insecure cockiness is on display in this show. I’m not sure I’d actually like this DJ right now as a human being if I was hearing him on the radio for the first time. Though I love every song I played in this, “My Top 40 favorite songs of all time” show, I can’t believe how dudely it all is. For the 1989 version of me, it was all dudes, all punk, all raw and all aggressive. The only chicks allowed were those rare cool ones from The Bags, The Avengers and Sonic Youth. That’s it. The Fall sucked already, and The Lazy Cowgirls were the best live band in the world.
It’s also preposterous that someone with such a limited musical life experience and frame of reference could even deign to determine a 40-greatest-songs-of-all-time list. As you might expect, approximately 37 of mine came from the 1980s. One of the highlights/lowlights of this show is the recording that starts the show, a nervous, mealy-mouthed 16-year-old me doing a “guest DJ” slot on KFJC (on the “Ransome Youth Show”) in 1983. Then the 21-year-old me mocks him mercilessly, with all the wisdom and experience that 5 years of perspective and deep life experience brings.
Now that I’m doing a fake radio show podcast here in 2012/2013 – Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio – I was startled to see some identical on-air back-announce mannerisms crop up from ‘89 that mirror the blather I’m doing today. Hopefully you’ll enjoy forty dudely 70s/80s songs from the likes of The Pagans, Mudhoney, Black Flag, Scratch Acid, Die Kruezen, Electric Eels and more. I have even worse shows sitting in the garage ready to be rescued and maybe even posted at a later date.
Download “WHITE TRASH” Radio, June 14th 1989, KCSB-FM