NAKED SPOTS DANCE, early 80s Wellington, NZ band with several amazing tracks on the “Four Stars” compilation. I’ll be playing one of them on the next Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio, which I’ll roast up this evening.
Nothing more motivating on a Wednesday evening for me than a night spent dragging, dropping & pontificating in the course of throwing together a 78th episode of DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO, our irregular but usually fortnightly phony podcast of sub-underground rocknroll music from the past five decades.
There IS some new stuff this time – from BEATNIKS and GOOD THROB – plus reissues from THE WEAD, GARBAGE AND THE FLOWERS, THE SCIENTISTS and others – but mostly a bunch of library material (like NAKED SPOTS DANCE, pictured), and a few relatively new things like the lovely WEYES BLOOD track that closes out the show. Most of it’s pretty aggro and gnarly. I think you’re going to like it.
THE WEAD – By The Whey
GOOD THROB – Slick Dicks
TEDDY & THE FRAT GIRLS – I Owe It To The Girls
HIGH RISE – Last Rights
THE MIDDLE CLASS – You Belong
WARUM JOE – Tchang
NAKED SPOTS DANCE – Subtractions
CZECHS – Suffocation
THE GARBAGE AND THE FLOWERS – St. Michael of the Angels
EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS – Teenage Quiche
PISSE – Ich Fuhle Nichts
THE HOMOSEXUALS – Naming of Parts
GOOD MISSIONARIES – Fellow Sufferer in Dub
THE SCIENTISTS – Rev Head
SWIMMING POOL Q’s – Rat Bait
BEATNIKS – Egg Song
DICK JOHNSON – Could You Give Me Love
THE YUMMY FUR – Pop Art Documentary
WEYES BLOOD – Maybe Love
It’s all about the young musicmakers of today this time on DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO – this 65-minute podcast features a bunch of ‘em, including brand new stuff from Household, Neonates, Wildhoney, The Ar-Kaics, Toxie, Terry Malts, Ruby Pins and even the swan song from Sic Alps. Holy mackerel. I also took a page directly from the book of New Zealand’s (and The Dead C’s) Bruce Russell, and played a set of kiwi postpunk, punk and noise from the early 1980s on “small labels”, just as Mr. Russell did on this excellent podcast. I was taking notes, as you’ll see. The show is rounded out by other sub-underground sound from Jackknife, Blast Off Country Style, The Spits, Dara Puspita, Bona Dish, Flesh Eaters and more.
JACKKNIFE – Come On
WILDHONEY – Super Stupid
WINGTIP SLOAT – M31
LINDA LAINE & THE SINNERS – There He Goes
THE TUTS – Beverly
DARA PUSPITA – A Go Go
BONA DISH – Mutation
RUBY PINS – My Friends Are Insane
HOUSEHOLD – A New Leaf
TERRY MALTS – They’re Feeding
NEONATES – Over Fire
TOXIE – Ties
LIFE IN THE FRIDGE EXISTS – Have You Checked The Children?
NAKED SPOTS DANCE – Crescendo/Circle Moon
THE OXES – Garden City Hell Flight
THE PLAYTHINGS – Coloured
25 CENTS – Don’t Deceive Me
RITUAL SEX – Caligula
THE AR-KAICS – Make It Mine
BLAST OFF COUNTRY STYLE – Lake Eerie
THE SPITS – Flags
THE FLESH EATERS – Jesus Don’t Come Through The Cotton
SIC ALPS – Biz Bag
THE GORDONS “farewell” gig flyer; Wellington New Zealand. From what I can gather, this would have been 1981 or 1982, considering that Naked Spots Dance were also on the bill, who broke up in ‘83.
The Gordons reformed again in 1983, and again in 1984 with their original line-up. Later they morphed into Bailter Space.
Usually it’s pretty easy for me to lay my hands on songs that I hear, even vinyl-only stuff, that I want to roast up on my own CDs and play on my mp3-only podcast. But certain songs are bedeviling, and I can’t find them anywhere.
Right now there are three that I shamelessly would love to “own”. If you happen to have mp3s of these, and would like to swap them for things that you’re looking for that I might have, please drop me a line here.
JACKKNIFE – “Come On”
THE PLAYTHINGS – “Coloured” (version from original NZ 45)
NAKED SPOTS DANCE – “Crescendo/Circle Moon”