Not since Dirt Shit has a record
from Austria held our attention this long. Lime Crush are a loopy punk rock act
right out of the Kleenex/Liliput school of loopiness, and their debut single’s
a joyful jumble. Rubber band guitar, multiple female voices competing for
airspace and general WTF garage punk propulsion that’s anything but straight
ahead. There may even be a song about ping pong. Nothing sounds meticulously
planned nor rehearsed yet everything sounds right. A big 21st
century winner from Wien.
We took an unforgivable three weeks to get this podcast, our forty-eighth, to the people – but we were sorta busy. There was this, and then there wasthis. And here’sthis– a 1 hour, 3 minute edition ofDYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO (#48), which goes from frantic tofrantic-erover its 63 minutes and which might be the most edifying phony radio show sinceour last one– or at least sincethis oneby our magazine’s esteemed contributing editor.
If you choose to proceed, you’ll be hearing new stuff from Midnight Snaxxx, Primetime, Sauna Youth, Buck Biloxi and the Fucks, Coneheads, Shitkickers, CCTV,Ultimate PaintingandRussell Street Bombings. These modern heroes will be interspersed with Grade-A material from winners from the past – likeLiliput(pictured);Rema-Rema, England’s Glory, Die Kreuzen, The Minutemenand evenClothilde(she follows a set of hardcore and closes out the show in fine style).You know what? I think you might like it.
MIDNIGHT SNAXXX– Don’t Wake Me Up ENGLAND’S GLORY– City of Fun PASTICHE– Flash of the Moment ULTIMATE PAINTING– Ten Street ELECTRIC EELS– Wreck and Roll PRIMETIME– Right Track LILIPUT– Split CCTV– Le Jom THE TAKE– Summer RIGHT PROFILE– Alien SAUNA YOUTH– Monotony THE CONEHEADS– Lizard Lady THE 1-4-5s– Crush Rush REMA-REMA– Short Stories RUSSELL STREET BOMBINGS– Homicide Squad SHITKICKERS– N.Y. Niceguy DIE KREUZEN– Hate Me SIN 34– Nuclear War RED CROSS– Burn-Out QUEER PILLS– Time To Fuck MINUTEMEN– Below The Belt THE STAINS– Sick and Crazy BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS– I’m Useless CLOTHILDE– La Verite, Toute la Verite
I reckon this fanzine has been out now for a year, but MAKING WAVES #1 just arrived in my mailbox over the weekend and looks to be a first-rate read. It’s focused on female-fronted punk and post punk, primarily of the 70s/80s, with Stef Petticoat, Alice Bag,Dolly Mixture and Kleenex/LiliPut among the interviewees. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Meanwhile, you can order you own printed copy, download a PDF, and/or check out a mix that Camille and Mary made for you right here.