The first SPK single, the “punk rock” one. It provides glimmers of the dark industrial metal-clangers they’d become, mostly in inappropriate synth-bursts that cry out in pain during this chugging song.
When I was 13 or 14 I remember seeing my first “Surgical Penis Klinik” record at Rasputin’s Records in Berkley, CA. Cue guffawing. (Read my post about record shopping in 1981 Berkeley here). By then SPK were full-blown industrial terrorists. I can’t listen to that music. See what you think of their earlier stuff from 1979 here.
It’s been a few weeks – how about another DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO PODCAST, what do you say? This is the nineteenth edition (#19), and this time around I’ve got some stunning new stuff from RUBY PINS, THE AR-KAICS, SIMPLE CIRCUIT, SKINNY GIRL DIET and CONSTANT MONGREL. It’s about an hour, all told. The older material includes a lot of daffy, developmentally-delayed rocknroll this time around, including messed-up sideways punk from The Silver, The Panics, Art Phag, The Keggs and The Riptoids. Then there’s stuff from Black Flag, SPK, The Bristols, Winterbrief, and Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons, too – so maybe that’s more your thing.
Parents may find it somewhat challenging trying to explain this music to children, so please share this with the utmost in caution. There are 18 other episodes to download as well – you’ll find those all below the playlist.
Download DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO PODCAST #19
Stream Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio Podcast #19 on Soundcloud
THE RIPTOIDS – I’m Wired
RUBY PINS – Chariot
THE PLAYTHINGS – Sit Down (Stand Up)
WINTERBRIEF – Love Seat Sofa Charade
BUTTER UTTER – Soho
THE SILVER – Do You Wanna Dance
THE AR-KAICS – She Does Those Things To Me
KEGGS – To Find Out
THE BRISTOLS – The Way I Feel About You
RIGHT ON – Buried Alive
ART PHAG – A Boy and His Gun
JACKKNIFE – Teen Dance Debbie
CONSTANT MONGREL – In The Courts
THE DWARVES – Eat You To Survive
THE PANICS – I Wanna Kill My Mom
SIMPLE CIRCUIT – SOS
THE MINUTEMEN – History Lesson
BLACK FLAG – Clocked In
KITCHEN AND THE PLASTIC SPOONS – Blatta
SPK – No More
THE FUSE! – All Across The World
ERASE ERRATA – Harvester
NUMBERS – Drunk With Pain
SKINNY GIRL DIET – Homesick
I made this compilation for my main blog The Hedonist Jive back in May of this year, and figured you folks might want to take a crack at hearing and downloading it.
It’s called “Hedonist Jive Post-Punk Blowout” (clever, hunh?) and spans the proverbial gamut from aggressive, limber noise; female-vocal art-thump; left-of-center punk rock; and early British DIY (including that blog’s namesake song from The Midnight Circus). Some of these songs have been favorites of mine since I was a wee pup; other were only discovered in the past decade of so. All date from 1978 to about 1983 and fit the already loose “postpunk” category very loosely.
There are two ways to enjoy this playlist – download here and “own” the mp3s I’ve carefully handpicked for ya, or go over to the playlist I made on 8Tracks, and listen to it streaming on your iPhone, Android devices or your computer. Same songs both ways.
Download The Hedonist Jive Post-Punk Blowout.
HEDONIST JIVE POST-PUNK BLOWOUT
1. SPK – Contact
2. DESPERATE BICYCLES – Smokescreen
3. VIRGIN PRUNES – Twenty Tens (I’ve Been Smoking All Night)
4. BUSH TETRAS – Too Many Creeps
5. 2x4s – Zipperheads
6. THE POP GROUP – 3:38
7. THE MISFITS – Cough/Cool
8. AU PAIRS – Set Up
9. WIRE – Outdoor Miner
10. THE FLOWERS – After Dark
11. ½ JAPANESE – Girl Athletes
12. SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – Trophy
13. NOH MERCY – Caucasian Guilt
14. FLIPPER – Ha Ha Ha
15. SUBURBAN WIVES CLUB – Guru Eye
16. THE HOMOSEXUALS – Technique Street
17. THE BIRTHDAY PARTY – Jennifer’s Veil
18. MIDNIGHT CIRCUS – The Hedonist Jive
19. THE GORDONS – Future Shock
20. PYLON – Cool
21. THE FALL – Eat Y’Self Fitter
22. SARA GOES POP – Arab o Habab of Arabia
23. REMA REMA – Rema Rema
24. TEDDY & THE FRAT GIRLS – I Owe It To The Girls
25. TUXEDOMOON – No Tears