Broadcasting from a laptop in San Francisco, California, Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #49is all about top-tier sub-underground rocknroll from the last five decades. Not a song is wasted, because in a short-attention-span world, we need tobring it, and modesty aside – the show brings it, especially if you use the “scrubber” to skip over the horrifically annoying host.
Then you’re left with righteous new stuff fromBENT(pictured), DREAMSALON, THE FIREWORKS, ULTIMATE PAINTING andNOTS– along with classy material from days of yore by Pussy Galore, Feedtime, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Animals and Men, Honey Radar, England’s Glory, Sally Skull, Neon Boys, Syd Barrettand much more. Get it while it’s steaming and fresh – download it or stream it now before the squares do.
Playlist: BENT– Skeleton Man THE FIREWORKS– On and On NOTS– Insect Eyes PIRANHAS– Dangerline FEEDTIME– Mother ANIMALS AND MEN– Render Us Harmless LUNG LEG– Dirty Plotte ULTIMATE PAINTING– Central Park Blues THE CANNANES– Sound of the City THE MINDERS– Now I Can Smile HONEY RADAR– Lost and Found ENGLAND’S GLORY– Shattered Illusions DREAMSALON– Soft Stab PUSSY GALORE– Damaged II MURPHY AND THE MOB– Born Loser SYD BARRETT– Vegetable Man NEON BOYS– Love Come In Spurts GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR– Local Girls DUM DUM GIRLS– Jail La La SALLY SKULL– Mean Woman THE GORLS– TVs On CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND– Mirror Man
I’ve long maintained that one of the great covers of any era was this 1982 take on Pink Floyd’s “Lucifer Sam” by Sacramento’s TRUE WEST. It was on their debut 45, and later on their first EP as well.
Big, swelling aggressive non-psych take on what was already a brilliant song. I saw these guys a few years later and they were already pretty watered-down jangle – opening for R.E.M. and The Three O’Clock, no less.
The new WHITE FENCE album apparently ships next month, and maybe you’ve already heard his/their new track from it, “Pink Gorilla”. Slot halfway between Syd Barrett head-trips and Bill Direen acid-swirl improv pop. I’m totally jive to the bread this fella’s been cutting the past few years.
Feature from about a decade ago in MOJO COLLECTIONS magazine about Syd Barrett/Pink Floyd bootlegs. I’ve heard some of these – my fave is not here; it’s called “Lost In Space” and has some of their pre-psych, pre-drugs songs on them, as well as all the spaced-out live and studio jams of the 1966-67 period,
I’ve been acquainted with and a moderate fan of the records from Tim Presley’s WHITE FENCE, who records and resides in Los Angeles, but it’s only this past few weeks that I’ve crossed over from White Fence “enthusiast” to “fan”. What did the trick for me was multiple listenings to his/their first record from 2010, the eponymous “White Fence” on Make-A-Mess Records. If you haven’t heard this one yet and have spent more time w/ the Ty Segall collaboration and/or “Is Growing Faith” – or the even newer ones – I implore you to get going on this one posthaste.
“White Fence” is a trippy, warbly amalgam of Syd Barrett, Bill Direen & The Bilders and variety of 1960s thematic compilations, all set to crackle and fade and weird tape loops that sputter & cough many songs to premature ends. If you’re familiar with these comps, imagine a combination of deep 60s influences from “Highs In The Mid-Sixties”, “Chocolate Soup for Diabetics” and “Soft Sounds for Gentle People”. This modern flower child isn’t all throwback, though – it gets rough and raucous at times, most notably on a killer track called “Baxter’s Corner” that is full-on barking noise/panic rock fully of this era.
Turns out Presley’s so talented he’s even toured as a member of The Fall. I’d just retire right there, but this guy’s amazingly multi-talented and a far cut above most modern indie pretenders. Totally ready to call White Fence one of my favorite “bands”, a couple of years after everyone else started to.