Press release from THE BANGS, 1982. Later The Bangles, of course.
Their first 45 and EP are fantastic revved-up day-glo 60s pop, and legend has it they used to blow bands like Black Flag and Red Cross off the stage.
“Sue Hoffs” from THE BANGS, in the pages of LA fanzine NO MAG, 1983.
DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO PODCAST #6
Here’s the sixth edition of Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio Podcast, recorded in early February 2013 – i.e. today. Brand-new stuff this time from Spray Paint, Veronica Falls, Little Queenie & more…..plus a smattering of art, noise, punk, pop and psych from eras both hither and yon.
You’ll hear Morty Shann & The Morticians, The Cheater Slicks, Bill Direen & The Bilders, The Bangs, Fizzbombs, Lazy Cowgirls and a whole helluva lot of other tasty malarky, adding up to just over an hour of “good times”.
VERONICA FALLS – If You Still Want MeSPRAY PAINT – Throwing CansMORTY SHANN & THE MORTICIANS – Movin’ InPUBERTY – PartiesLA DRUGS – High SchoolSUICIDE COMMANDOS – Attacking The BeatFAMILY CURSE – Last DaysGIRLFRIENDS – Cave KidsCHEATER SLICKS – Savage AffectionLAZY COWGIRLS – Bullshit Summer SongDAN MELCHIOR’S BROKE REVUE – Hungry GhostMOGEL – Hall Mig HartLITTLE QUEENIE – BlackoutGOOD MISSIONARIES – Keep Going BackwardsRANDY ALVEY & THE GREEN FUZ – Green FuzTHE COUNTDOWNS – Do ItTHE FIZZBOMBS – Test PilotTHE NIG HEIST – The Nig HeistZEBRA HUNT – Get AlongBEYOND THE IMPLODE – This AtmosphereTHE BANGS – Call On MeTHE MODDS – Leave My HouseBILL DIREEN & THE BILDERS – Russian Rug
Download each of the past shows as well, while you’re at it. They’re each about an hour and might even be almost as good as this one:
Download Show #5
Download Show #4
Download Show #3
Download Show #2
Download Show #1
Guess who. It’s THE BANGS, later known as The Bangles, right around the time of their killer 1981 “Getting Out of Hand/Call On Me” 45 on Downkiddie Records.
The most popular post in the history of my Detailed Twang blog was my post of that 45. If you’ve never heard it, come take a listen right here.