There’s a mighty wind of righteous and gnarly tuneage blowing across my computer in the form of DYNAMITE 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 from VELO, BRIDGE COLLAPSE, GROWTH, POW!, SAUNA YOUTH, FLESH WORLD, PANG, NEONATES and more. I then stuffed in a couple of New Zealand Velvets-mining classics from The Terminals and The Pin Group; some English DIY from Desperate Bicycles and Cardiac Arrest, some 50s/60s girl stuff, and what the hell, even a Misfits tune.
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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
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Dynamite Hemorrhage #21 (playlist)
Dynamite Hemorrhage #20 (playlist)
To close out September in fine style, I’ve strung together 21 quality rocknroll compositions, grouped them into logical clusters, added some pithy and often insightful commentary, and called it DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO, Edition #21. It’s the bi-weekly podcast I do. I hope you download it, or maybe stream it if you’d like. New stuff this time from Neonates, Los Tentakills, Ruby Pins, The Ar-Kaics and even the queen of swinging mademoiselle French pop herself, Clothilde.
Old(er) stuff this time leans loud, but not exclusively: Myelin Sheaths; Tyvek; early Meat Puppets; The Only Ones at their most “punk”; Terminal Waste Band even the disco/dub/krautrock band Tussle. I made it for you, so at least you should try a couple minutes, right? Oh – and this hideous Avant Gardener sleeve was deliberately chosen as the “art” for this episode. You can’t look away.
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TYVEK – Duck Blinds
NEONATES – Tres
RED CROSS – Pseudo-Intellectual (demo)
MYELIN SHEATHS – Everything is Contagious
BE YOUR OWN PET – Food Fight
THE ONLY ONES – Language Problem
CLOTHILDE – Je T’ai Voulu Et Je T’Ai Bien Eu
TERMINAL WASTE BAND – Dial M For Monkey
MARZIPAN – I Believe
FLY ASHTRAY – Soap
AVANT GARDENER – Back Door
LOS TENTAKILLS – Have You For My Own
THE AMBERJACKS – Hey Eriq!
THE AR-KAICS – Sick and Tired
SILVER SHAMPOO – Ladders
MEAT PUPPETS – Blue Green God
L-SEVEN – Secrets
RUBY PINS – Lost Art
THE SPLINTERS – Hot Hands
THE VAMPS – Carving Knife
TUSSLE – Here It Comes
Like you, I gravitated toward punk rock music many years ago because the anyone can do it aesthetic was so inclusive and appealing that even a dope like me could pretend to sing in a punk band.
Every now and again, however, a singer comes around whose unorthodox vocals forces you into a soul-wrenching crisis of faith, bringing you to your knees to agonizingly question every fiber and tenant of your belief in this inclusive creed.
Mary from NEONATES is just such a thought-provoker. You’ll need to spend a little quality time with her and her band in order to adjust, and I recommend you do so. This Los Angeles trio travels a backward road to 1981 Dancerteria-era New York City, where the Bush Tetras, ESG and The Contortions traversed the boundaries of funky minimalism, all punctuated by Mary’s yips and yelps and monotone delivery. The band play a spastic but effortless sort of art-thump that sounds both well-crafted and totally nonchalant, and I’d imagine that with the right sort of refreshments, they’d be a hoot live. Stream or download their new thing here.
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.
Download Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio Podcast #20 here.
Subscribe to the show on iTunes here.
Listen to it (or download it) on Soundcloud here.
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