Have always been a repeat listener of THE DONNAS’ 1997 debut LP, a high school ramalama Ramones-athon that never gets old to these ears. I saw them live around this time, just as they were graduating from simple riffs (and from high school) and into a dumb cars/boys/rockin’ vibe a la The Runaways. They were great.
This song, “Lana & Steve”, features one of the all-time great rhyming couplets: “She was from San Mateo/Her Dad was in the CIA-o”.
Here’s something I wrote about the album back in 2004.
Stream or download the newest Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio Podcast, #16, recorded in late June 2013. Like the other 15, which I’m putting out about once every two weeks, it’s an hour of raw, underground music from multiple sub-strands of rocknroll. This one’s maybe a little more gentle and pop-like than some of our past bonzai, punktastic editions, but if you hang in there for 60 minutes you’ll definitely be able to get what you’re looking for, punker.
New stuff this time from THE PEARLS (new female duo from Italy), THE SLEAZE, THE WIMPSand other bands with “The” in their names. Older stuff spans from quiet New Zealand Velvets-inspired stuff like The Pedestrians and The Kiwi Animal to garage punk from The Nights & Days, Girls at Dawn, Thee Mighty Caesars & more. Stream it, download it, and as always – tell a friend.
Download Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio Podcast #16 here.
Stream Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio Podcast #16 here.
THEE MIGHTY CAESARS – Comanche
THE PEARLS – Away
THE PEDESTRIANS – Looking Out My Window
SAMARA LUBELSKI – Field The Mine
LORETTE VELVETTE – Boys Keep Swinging
THE WILDERNESS CHILDREN – Bad Taste in My Mouth
COME – SVK
VERTIGO – Two Lives
SWELL MAPS – Another Song
THE DONNAS – Lana and Steve
SEEMS TWICE – Salient Feature
MIL MASCARAS – Best Trip
U.X.A. – U.X.A.
THE WIMPS – Slept in Late
THE NIGHTS AND DAYS – Excuses
HUNGRY GAYZE – Pins and Needles
THE GIRLS AT DAWN – I’m Alone
THE SLEAZE – Because of You
ALTERNATE LEARNING – Dresden
THE GIBSON BROS – Skull & Crossbones
THE KIWI ANIMAL – Blue Morning
DADAMAH – Radio Brain
ANN-MARGRET – You Turned My Head Around
Download some of the past shows, too, while you’re at it – each about one hour.