DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE fanzine #3 is coming together nicely.
I’m expecting it to be another 84-page or larger magazine, and current timeframe is June-ish, 2016. Perhaps earlier if we can swing it. Erika Elizabeth remains in the contributing editor’s chair, and so far we’ve got interviews with White Fence, Unit 4 and the Velvet Underground Appreciation Society on the way or in the can. More on the way.
See those fellas in the picture there? Those are the Desperate Bicycles. They are a – some would say the – UK DIY punk band of much renown, circa 1977-80.
If I could put together one interview with any band to round out this issue, it’d be them. They were notorious even back then for avoiding anything approaching the limelight, and they’ve done absolutely zero to capitalize on any posthumous interest in the band in the 35+ years hence. So I recognize my chances are exceptionally slim. But man, wouldn’t an interview w/ them be something worth reading, even if it was me asking a bunch of ham-handed questions?
Does anyone in the Dynamite Hemorrhage orbit know any of these four gentlemen? Or anyone in their social circle? Even Jon Savage said he couldn’t help me. Can you? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if so. I’ll put the odds at about 100-1 for this one.
Other people we’d like to interview for Dynamite Hemorrhage #3, and the odds of us actually finding them:
Kendra Smith (Opal/Dream Syndicate): 5-1
Sara, aka Sara Fancy (Amos & Sara/Sara Goes Pop): 10-1
This is the sixty-fourth time we’ve labored at a computer to string together a fetching set of sub-underground musical pearls for the people. The best yet? You tell us.
This time you’ll hear brand-new stuff from GAUCHE, PSYCHIC SOVIETS, MODERN NEEDS, PATSY, THE COOLIES, WURLD SERIES, BLACK ABBA, and JIM NOTHING – plus a haunting 14-minute+ Fahey-esque DANIEL BACHMAN jam to close out the show.
Songs from deep in the library are also played by TIMES NEW VIKING, DESPERATE BICYCLES, THE CRAMPS, FERAL BEAT, THOMAS JEFFERSON SLAVE APARTMENTS & more. Download or stream it today and be a part of history.
PSYCHIC SOVIETS – Authority Complex GAUCHE – Pay Day BLACK ABBA – Betting on Death TIMES NEW VIKING – Devo & Wine OCCULT CHEMISTRY – Water THE WHINES – Straybird WURLD SERIES – Oh Well JIM NOTHING – Modern Times RTFO BANDWAGON – New Jack DESPERATE BICYCLES – (I Make The) Product HAND GRENADES – Demo to London MODERN NEEDS – Low Life PATSY – Tuley Tude High SICK THINGS – Sleeping With The Dead FERAL BEAT – Cold Lover THE CRAMPS – Twist & Shout THE COOLIES – God Take Me THOMAS JEFFERSON SLAVE APARTMENTS – Tornado DANIEL BACHMAN – Won’t You Cross Over To That Other Shore
Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #41, broadcasting from a cramped bedroom in Oslo, Norway, is now on the proverbial air – and is available forstreamingor downloadin all the usual places. We attempt to explore all nooks and crannies of the sub-underground rocknroll music “scene”, and to that end, we think we were fairly successful in this forty-first edition of the pod. You’ll thrill to new sounds fromTHE NOTS(pictured),CCTV, COLD BEAT, ROACHCLIP, USELESS EATERS, SEX TIDE, PIECE WARand several more of your new favorite bands. You’ll gasp at reissues fromX__X, Monkey 101andThe Spies. You’ll start stocking your Paypal accounts for rare records fromThe Petticoats, Fireworksand theDesperate Bicycles. And you’ll weep when you hear just how good “fogey rock” likeAlex Chilton, Green on RedandTrue Westsounds when sandwiched between some of today’s hottest young hitmakers. I invite you to get this thing while it’s fresh, new and maybe –just maybe– the best 70 minutes of music ever assembled in one place.
THE NOTS– Fix COLD BEAT– UV THE PETTICOATS– Paranoia DESPERATE BICYCLES– Advice on Arrest C.C.T.V.– Mind Control PIECE WAR– We Are At War MONKEY 101– I Wait in the Ground ROACHCLIP– Master’s Den TRUE WEST– Lucifer Sam CARETAKERS OF DECEPTION– Cuttin’ Grass NICE STRONG ARM– Life of the Party THE SPIES– The Star and Us USELESS EATERS– Dungeon HAPPY BIRTHDAY– Girls FM BO-WEEVILS– That Girl FIREWORKS– Silver Moon X__X– Dolly Boy (live) SEX TIDE– Never Get To You SLOTH– Fetch The Wedge ALEX CHILTON– Hook or Crook GREEN ON RED– Death and Angels MEN OH PAUSE– Tight Chest
It’s going on three years old now, and lord knows what happened to this Brighton, UK band in the interim since they made their 2011 demo tape, but a great recent discovery for me (thanks Modraucous) are THE IRREPARABLES.
The band’s mix of Shaggs/Desperate Bicycles simplicity with some hot spit and vigor makes for a pretty intoxicating mix of DIY splatter, as you’ll no doubt hear on this track, “Digested System”.
Unlike my usual pattern, I happen to like the dude singer’s stuff far more than the woman’s. This time.
There’s a mighty wind of righteous and gnarly tuneage blowing across my computer in the form ofDYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO #32, our (appx.) bi-weekly podcast of the best and brightest raw, sub-underground rock music of the last 50 years. Given that I’d been m.i.a. for three weeks, I tacked on an additional 15 minutes of crazed RnR, extending the life of this podcast past our normal hour limit to a big 1:15. That’s enough to burn on a CD-R, and enough for you to press the download or play button and listen to it right about now.
“New” or “new-ish” is an operative word this time, with less-than-1-year old stuff in play fromVELO, BRIDGE COLLAPSE, GROWTH, POW!, SAUNA YOUTH, FLESH WORLD, PANG, NEONATESand more. I then stuffed in a couple of New Zealand Velvets-mining classics fromThe TerminalsandThe Pin Group; some English DIY fromDesperate BicyclesandCardiac Arrest, some 50s/60s girl stuff, and what the hell, even aMisfitstune.
Download Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #32 here. Stream (or download) the show on Soundcloud here. Listen to, and subscribe to the show on iTunes here. Track listing: VELO– I’m in Hate SAUNA YOUTH– False Jesli Pt. II IRREPARABLES– Broken Sound PANG– Attention Deficit THE FALL-OUTS– Like Me MISS ALEX WHITE & THE RED ORCHESTRA– She Wanna POW!– Cyber Attack!! THE MISFITS– TV Casualty MAD VIRGINS– I Am A Computer KENT III– The Palms SO SO MANY WHITE WHITE TIGERS– Paws DESPERATE BICYCLES– Handlebars BRIDGE COLLAPSE– Blockbreaker GRASS WIDOW– Tattoo THE PIN GROUP– Coat PALACE BROTHERS– Drinking Woman NEONATES– Gridlock CARDIAC ARREST– T.V. Friends GOOD THROB– Double White Demin DIANE RAY– Please Don’t Talk To The Lifeguard ARLETTE ZOLA– Mathematiques Elementaire LONG BLONDES– New Idols FLESH WORLD– Sturdy Swiss Hiker GROWTH– Whip THE TERMINALS– Do The Void
England’s DESPERATE BICYCLES not only wrote songs encouraging people to join bands, start labels and whatnot, they also provided this handy 1978 primer on their rights upon getting arrested. Many Britons of punk age were, in fact, finding themselves under arrest around this time – miners’ strikes, dole queues and all that.
“Advice on Arrest” was one of 6 songs on their “New Cross, New Cross” 7"EP, and I thought you might like to hear it.
I spent the better part of a quiet Tuesday evening holed up in a room creating the mix you can now download here –DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO PODCAST, Edition #13. I’ve been putting these together about every two weeks or so for the past five months, but if this is your first one, well – welcome to the show. I play songs I like, play-act at being a “DJ”, mix-n-match songs on my Mac, talk into a computer, and generally try to keep all the shows to about an hour. You can download all 12 of the past editionshere.
This one’s got new stuff fromRAW PRAWN, THE DELPHINES, CANDY HIGHWAY, SOCK PUPPETSandCOLLEEN GREEN, along with super sub-underground weirdness, punk, garage, pop & more fromThe Moodists, Electric Eels, Icky Boyfriends, The Fall, Solger, Crash Course In Scienceand a bunch of other winners.
ASBEST– Family Care THE DELPHINES– ‘71 RTFO BANDWAGON– New Jack INTERNATIONAL STRIKE FORCE– Over The Credit Line ELECTRIC EELS– You Crummy Fags COLLEEN GREEN– You’re So Cool THE URINALS– I’m White and Middle Class HANDGRENADES– Demo To London SALLY SKULL– Bride of Frankenstein DESPERATE BICYCLES– The Medium Was Tedium CANDY HIGHWAY– Mad Glad SOLGER– American Youth RAW PRAWN– Wrong Place Wrong Time HIGH TENSION WIRES– High Note THE STITCHES– Cars of Today ICKY BOYFRIENDS– Pay N Pak LOLI & THE CHONES– Nazi Death Camp VICIOUS VISIONS– I Beat You SOCK PUPPETS– Hey Honey CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE– Kitchen Motors SCORCHED EARTH POLICY– Too Far Gone THE MOODISTS– The Disciples Know THE FALL– I’m Into CB