FALL reviews I wrote for Wipeout! fanzine, 1998.
Played this one on my most recent podcast – it’s the UK’s BEACHBUGGY, whom I’d almost totally forgotten about until last week, doing an awesome disjointed FALL-like garage two-step in this short track called “General Electric Pilot”.
I’ve never heard any of their stuff outside of the 1998 CD “Unsafe….At Any Speed!” on Sympathy, which is sort of hit and miss, but when it’s hitting it’s fantastic. Is any of the rest of their catalog worth hearing?
I spent the better part of a quiet Tuesday evening holed up in a room creating the mix you can now download here – DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO PODCAST, Edition #13. I’ve been putting these together about every two weeks or so for the past five months, but if this is your first one, well – welcome to the show. I play songs I like, play-act at being a “DJ”, mix-n-match songs on my Mac, talk into a computer, and generally try to keep all the shows to about an hour. You can download all 12 of the past editions here.
This one’s got new stuff from RAW PRAWN, THE DELPHINES, CANDY HIGHWAY, SOCK PUPPETS and COLLEEN GREEN, along with super sub-underground weirdness, punk, garage, pop & more from The Moodists, Electric Eels, Icky Boyfriends, The Fall, Solger, Crash Course In Science and a bunch of other winners.
ASBEST – Family Care
THE DELPHINES – ‘71
RTFO BANDWAGON – New Jack
INTERNATIONAL STRIKE FORCE – Over The Credit Line
ELECTRIC EELS – You Crummy Fags
COLLEEN GREEN – You’re So Cool
THE URINALS – I’m White and Middle Class
HANDGRENADES – Demo To London
SALLY SKULL – Bride of Frankenstein
DESPERATE BICYCLES – The Medium Was Tedium
CANDY HIGHWAY – Mad Glad
SOLGER – American Youth
RAW PRAWN – Wrong Place Wrong Time
HIGH TENSION WIRES – High Note
THE STITCHES – Cars of Today
ICKY BOYFRIENDS – Pay N Pak
LOLI & THE CHONES – Nazi Death Camp
VICIOUS VISIONS – I Beat You
SOCK PUPPETS – Hey Honey
CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE – Kitchen Motors
SCORCHED EARTH POLICY – Too Far Gone
THE MOODISTS – The Disciples Know
THE FALL – I’m Into CB
FAMILY CURSE, a moderne loud rock band from New York City, have just released their first album “Twilight Language”, and Dynamite Hemorrhage thinks it’s pretty good.
These guys would’ve been right in the wheelhouse of the Touch&Go/Amphetamine Reptile stable around 1989-91, and I’m going to go out on a big limb and say that they’ve probably got some records in their group collection from The Fall, Cop Shoot Cop, Tar, Rat At Rat R, Surgery and Pussy Galore. See what you think by listening to “No Return”, which kicks off the album.
ANOTHER TUNELESS RACKET fanzine from the UK, late 70s & with both Swell Maps and The Fall coverage….
Just received one of those newfangled cassette-transfer contraptions in the mail recently, one of those things that lets you take ancient cassette tape recordings and transfer them into new, improved digital versions. Even figured out how to use it. Just in the nick of time, too – I mean, I have a garage full of 1980s mix tapes, live show recordings, and radio shows I once did in college moldering and decaying. Another year or two and they’d be sawdust. This post is the first of several rescue/reclamation projects.
On June 14th, 1989, a 21-year-old version of me did his final “White Trash” radio show on KCSB-FM in Santa Barbara, CA, as he graduated from college that very week. It was taped, and after festering in aforementioned garage for 24 years, was transferred this evening and uploaded for what interested parties there might be to then download and listen to. Having listened to the tape for the first time in at least 20 years before digitizing it tonight, it naturally brings forth much embarrassment – so please humor me and let me add a few careful disclaimers in case you wanna listen to it (and you should – the music is smokin’).
After doing a radio show at KCSB for four years, and having had access to all the records in their library (and being a rabid music hound/record collector of the most obsessive order), I got to be fairly knowledgeable in the limited punk rock/heavy underground rock genres I’d permitted myself to like. My dismissive, albeit very studied, insecure cockiness is on display in this show. I’m not sure I’d actually like this DJ right now as a human being if I was hearing him on the radio for the first time. Though I love every song I played in this, “My Top 40 favorite songs of all time” show, I can’t believe how dudely it all is. For the 1989 version of me, it was all dudes, all punk, all raw and all aggressive. The only chicks allowed were those rare cool ones from The Bags, The Avengers and Sonic Youth. That’s it. The Fall sucked already, and The Lazy Cowgirls were the best live band in the world.
It’s also preposterous that someone with such a limited musical life experience and frame of reference could even deign to determine a 40-greatest-songs-of-all-time list. As you might expect, approximately 37 of mine came from the 1980s. One of the highlights/lowlights of this show is the recording that starts the show, a nervous, mealy-mouthed 16-year-old me doing a “guest DJ” slot on KFJC (on the “Ransome Youth Show”) in 1983. Then the 21-year-old me mocks him mercilessly, with all the wisdom and experience that 5 years of perspective and deep life experience brings.
Now that I’m doing a fake radio show podcast here in 2012/2013 – Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio – I was startled to see some identical on-air back-announce mannerisms crop up from ‘89 that mirror the blather I’m doing today. Hopefully you’ll enjoy forty dudely 70s/80s songs from the likes of The Pagans, Mudhoney, Black Flag, Scratch Acid, Die Kruezen, Electric Eels and more. I have even worse shows sitting in the garage ready to be rescued and maybe even posted at a later date.
Download “WHITE TRASH” Radio, June 14th 1989, KCSB-FM
Here are some records that Mark E. Smith would like you to listen to, just as soon as you can help him find those missing teeth.
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
While we were spending our time obsessing about New Zealand’s Xpressway tapes and records; cuddling up to the Victor Dimisich Band, The Terminals and the like; and searching every nook and cranny of record stores and the internet for Fall ephemera, this Boston band called THE IN OUT were recording this mindblower of a song, “Club Blackout”. This song is incredible – a farfisa-driven, ear-scraping wormhole straight off of “This Nation’s Saving Grace” but better than any single song on that great record.
From 1997’s “Cosmosis” album on Dark Beloved Cloud records. I know what my most-wanted vinyl LP is now. Anyone know if there’s a legal download floating around out there somewhere?