A new clip from Australian heavy hitters TERRY – a totally infectious 45 that’s one of our favorites this year called “8 Girls”.
With the Australian doper-scuzz minimalists EASTLINK, it’s all about the riff. Heavy, punishing, repetitive riffs where 3 guitarists lock on to something intense and primal for four minutes, and only one guitarist outside of the core unit is allowed to stray into modulated feedback and a different pulsating riff.
“Wild Dog”, the one I’m posting for you here, reminds me of Vertigo’s germinal “Two Lives”, one of the late 80s’ most spectacular murders-by-guitar. Eastlink have members of UV Race and Total Control in their ranks, and my sources tell me that these two tracks came from a tape that was making waves last year (“remastered for extra punish”); other tracks from it are soon to be found on additional 45s as well.
The newest episode of my hour-long music podcast, DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO (#22), was recorded in a hotel room in Oslo, Norway this week, rather than in our home base of San Francisco. See if you can detect a distinct “Scandinavian” flair to the show, to say nothing of the babbling and storytelling brought on by extreme jet lag. With a plate of smoked salmon by my side and speed skaters cavorting outside of my window, I played new music from Hannah Lew (Grass Widow)’s COLD BEAT, from Baltimore’s WILDHONEY, as well as a new punisher from Australia’s EASTLINK – to go with some righteous tunes from other eras from Monoshock, Bill Direen & The Bilders, Weenie Roast, Fifty Foot Hose, Slovenly, Mike Rep & the Quotas and more.
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COLD BEAT – Worms
JOHNNY YENG BANG – Fool
EYES – TAQN
WEENIE ROAST – Flowerpot
SLOVENLY – Plug
BILL DIREEN & THE BILDERS – Alien
LITTLE CLAW – Race To The Bottom
WILDHONEY – Like Me
DINOSAUR – Bulbs of Passion
THE CHEFS – You Get Everywhere
THE RAMONES – Judy is a Punk (demo)
MIKE REP & THE QUOTAS – Rocket Music On
FIFTY FOOT HOSE – Red The Sign Post
MONOSHOCK – Primitive Zippo
NEW FUGITIVES – That’s Queer
MAN TEE MANS – Man Tee Mans (Theme)
THE WHITEFRONTS – Six Buses
EASTLINK – Wild Dog
Dynamite Hemorrhage #21 (playlist)
Dynamite Hemorrhage #19 (playlist)
Dynamite Hemorrhage #18 (playlist)