The Thrash-key Kids, LIVE from Arugula Acres! (17 August 2013)

The Thrash-key Kids

The Thrash-key Kids

The Thrash-key Kids, LIVE from Arugula Acres!  (17 August 2013)
(Featuring a live recording from The Thrash-key Kids home and practice space, with an interview interspersed between the songs.)

On the 17th of August I was invited to spend the afternoon with The Thrash-key Kids.  I was totally smitten with their music when I saw them at Duckett’s in April, and wrote about it extensively in the ‘zine I just recently put out.  They completely embody punk rock in nearly every aspect of their lives and music, and I wanted to get a good, close-up experience of their band.

What I got was an amazing afternoon full of loud music, lots of beer, and great conversations about makes three friends form a band and make and wonderful racket like this.  Fortunately for you, this is your chance to relive that afternoon.

Also The Thrash-key Kids

Also The Thrash-key Kids

Their music is loud, vulgar, hilarious, chronic-infused, drunk, and spectacular, and you will instantly either love them the way I do, or want to have nothing to do with this kind of noise.  And that’s fine.  But these guys are my cup of tea, and I get into the details as to why during the interview.  I also get to present an unflinching, warts-and-all presentation of what life is like for these gents.  They are not presenting anything that isn’t there in the songs they write.  They are direct.  They are honest.  They are critical.  They are ridiculous.  And they are drunk, all at once.  This is the real deal, and I was really happy to be allowed in to see what they are all about.

This show contains their entire live set from that day, and interviews intermixed between the songs.  Yes, there is video of this performance.  No, I haven’t yet finished editing it.  Hopefully we can have this available soon.  In the meantime, you should check out their Bandcamp Page: Free Abortions is now available for a $2.00 download, and The Past Is Beautiful is also avaiable, also for $2.00.  You can also bug them in person for physical CDs that they hand-make, which I quite enjoy and make excellent additions to any record collection.

Join me for The Thrash-key Kids, Live from Arugula Acres!  This one is pretty magical.

Setlist:

Part I:
01.) Homebrew
02.) Ryan Doss Has A Camera Watch
03.) One Of My Friends Is A Chicken Fucker (Your Girlfriend Sucks Bro)
04.) Shitty Beer Is Like Shitty Pizza: It’s Fuckin’ Awesome

Part II:05.) Juan’s Dad Got Drunk And Pissed In The Fridge
06.) Weed: It’s Just Like Jesus But Better Because It’s Real
07.) Running Water
08.) Fired

Part III:
09:) I Did Drugs Once And They Were White
10.) Seth Putman is Dead And That’s Real Gay
11.) Girls Don’t Poop
12.) Go To Church Because Christianity Is Stupid And So Are You
13.) Boyfriend
14.) Ass & Titties (DJ Assault Cover)
15.) Every Time A Cop Gets Shot A Unicorn Gets It’s Horn
16.) Get Some Real Sock

Part IV:

17.) William Pierce Is Dead, Ha Ha! We Want To Piss On His Grave.
18.) People Didn’t Live With Dinosaurs And They Can’t Live Inside Of Whales

Live At Arugula Acres, 17 August 2013

Live At Arugula Acres, 17 August 2013

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We Destroy The Family Part II

"They Threw Me In A Mental Hospital"

“They Put Me In A Mental Hospital”

The Grumpy Punk Presents: History Lesson (1982): We Destroy The Family: Punks vs. Parents Part II
(Featuring a KABC-TV Public Affairs Presentation of a special broadcast, “We Destroy The Family: Punks vs. Parents.”)

Continuing our presentation of the infamous KABC-TV broadcast from 1982, we bring you Part II of our “We Destroy The Family” series.  In Part II, Paul Moyer continues his “expose” on the Punk Problem in America, by interviewing the Hodgins’ Family (Rod, Carolyn, Rod Jr. & Rhonda), as they discuss the problems that exist in their formerly happy household.  To accompany today’s installment, I include some of The Grumpy Punk’s favorite songs from the period.  (Here’s a link to Part I, as it was several months ago that we ran this previous episode.)

In a lot of ways, this is the beginning of Reality TV as we know it.  The TV Crew is very clearly leaving out a lot.  They focus on both the parents and kids worst clips, and really paint them all as entirely dysfunctional.  However, as someone who knew a lot of kids like this, they are probably leaving out stuff like the parents own alcoholism, the sense of community that the punk scene offers, and the moments when the family is acting like… well, a family.  The problems exhibited here are not new, or even that terrible, but really just the way life is.  Parents and kids will always clash over ideals like this, and while it doesn’t mean that it is the end of suburban life as we know it, the horrible truth is that very soon, Green Day will dominate the pop charts, punk will become completely co-opted into popular fashion and culture, and Dubstep will become just as reviled as this was.  And you really should see how pleasant these kids are on film.  Here’s the link:

Special thanks again to DJ Swill, who clued me into this video.  He and The Grumpy Punk have been really good friends for years now, and we bond over this kind of music.  It is, no matter how you slice it, my bread and butter, the kind of music that really gets me going, and makes me happy.  Hopefully, you can gleefully laugh at a once naive time in our past.

Here’s this week’s History Lesson.

Enjoy!

We Destroy The Family Part II

01.) We Destroy The Family: Punks vs. Parents * KABC-TV * A Public Affairs Presentation
02.) Suburban Home * The Descendants * Milo Goes To College
03.) We Destroy The Family * Fear * The Record * Slash Records
04.) Programmed Children * McRad * Dominant Force
05.) I Don’t Care * The Kids * The Kids
06.) I Believe I’ll Have Another Beer * Fear * Have Another Beer With Fear
07.) Sheena Is A Punk Rocker * The Ramones * Rocket To Russia
08.) Dance With Me * TSOL * Dance With Me
09.) Mom & Dad * The Theoretical Girls * Theoretical Records
10.) What’s Your Problem * Circle Jerks * Group Sex

15th Anniversary Blas-Travaganza Part III: Cathead!

Cathead

Cathead

15th Anniversary Blas-Travaganza Part III: Cathead!

This show did not start out as an opportunity for Cathead to reform.  Let’s make that abundantly clear up front.  This was never the intention, nor the desire from the start.  However, as several of us began to realize that we would be in the same room together, it wasn’t long before WANC Records contacted us about a “Contractual Obligation Performance” required at the 20 year mark of our first forming.  We hemmed and hawed, and really tried to resist, but in the end it was apparent: Cathead would take the stage again.

Day 1

Day 1

Cathead was never about being fantastic performers, or even about having songs or music, per se.  Our avant-punk stylings were more about a sort of abstract performance art, a sort of loaf-core-taken-to-the-next-level band, where all of our most terrible, awful, and despicable ideas were funneled into one band.  We had a rule in Cathead: when you say, “I have a really bad idea,” no other band member can refuse the suggestion, and pretty soon it wasn’t hard to get behind a one-off reunion.

This hadn’t been the first time the idea came up.  In 2006, the idea of a reunion came up, and we even went so far as to write two new songs, which both appear in this performance, in addition to a sort of “tour” through Cathead’s catalog, focusing on the songs we wrote with Syd Louse.  (Die-hard Cathead fans will remember that there was a later incarnation, minus Syd.  However, we could not locate Scratchy The Raving Derelict for this performance, and thus decided to drop our later-period songs.)  In typical Cathead fashion, we practiced once before this show.

I would like to thank Duckfuzz – yet again – for completely failing to open for us.

In a way, the show was exactly like old Cathead shows, with the added exceptions that we were drinking, something we would have never added to our chemical compositions back in the day, and we actually sounded a little better than we ever did back then.  This is probably going to be the final statement of this particular brand of expression, only because some of us may not make it to the 50 Year reunion outlined in our awful contract with WANC.

Included are a few shots from the audience.

Thanks again for letting me put a quarter in the ride, and enjoying one last march across the stage.

MyFacester+ Photo Album

Setlist

Setlist

We Destroy The Family Part I

Featuring The Music Of Fear

Featuring The Music Of Fear

The Grumpy Punk Presents: History Lesson (1982): We Destroy The Family: Punks vs. Parents Part I
(Featuring a KABC-TV Public Affairs Presentation of a special broadcast, “We Destroy The Family: Punks vs. Parents,” which contains the music of Fear!)

It has been a while since The Grumpy Punk has crawled out of his bean-bag chair, took off his massive headphones, and decided to toss out a missive that stimulates as well as educates.  He’s been int he process of assembling a long-form, educational history of only the good stuff, but every so often he gets derailed from the chronological narrative, and is compelled to skip around.  Hence, this week’s episode, “We Destroy The Family: Punks vs. Parents,” featuring the music of the legendary band, Fear.

The samples are clips from this episode are from a “news” broadcast from 1982, where the news crew put together a five-piece “expose” on the punk scene in LA, narrated by Paul Moyer, who worked for the station at the time.  Legend has is that this program was aired in five pieces during their regular news program, then assembled into a full program, and broadcast in the evenings on KABC-TV.  There are a number of reports online of people who watched this with their families.  It is very much worth viewing at least once, for contextual reasons.

1982 was an important year for Fear.  Two years previously they had been signed to Slash Records, after appearing in Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline Of Western Civilization.  This exposure earned them a number of fans, not the least of which was John Belushi.  He wanted Fear to provide the soundtrack to a movie he was working on, but when he couldn’t commit to this promise, instead opted to book them for the Halloween 1981 episode of Saturday Night Live.  (In the audience of the show you can see Belushi, along with a number of prominent punks, pogoing to “Beef Bologna” & “New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones.”)  These appearances created a bit of a buzz about the band, which set the stage for their first album, The Record to come out in 1982.

It was in this environment that this newscast hit the airwaves.  With all of the goofy voice overs, the poorly transcribed lyrics, and the opportunity for Lee Ving to showboat for a camera, the film may have been intended to work as punk scare propaganda, but in fact works to sell the band, too.  The genius of Fear’s performances in those days was the calculated presentation being made by the band.  They wanted to look like this on national television.  That was the goal.  Paul Moyer begins to hint at the truth, when he suggests that Fear is satire.  Yeah, sort of.  But more importantly, Lee Ving is subverting music – and media – in a way that amuses him, and this clip really captures what shows were like in those days.

This episode would not exist without DJ Swill, friend of the show and the guy who forwarded this clip to me.  This scene was where he grew up, and this was where he was introduced to the beautiful History Lesson we’re all slowly learning.  This is part one of three, so expect more of the same soon enough.

Enjoy!

We Destroy The Family Part I

01.) We Destroy The Family: Punks vs. Parents * KABC-TV * A Public Affairs Presentation
02.) We Destroy The Family * Fear * The Record * Slash Records
03.) New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones * Fear * The Record * Slash Records
04.) Beef Boloney * Fear * The Record * Slash Records
05.) I Don’t Care About You * Fear * The Record * Slash Records
06.) Le’s Have A War * Fear * Repo Man Original Soundtracks * MCA Records
07.) No More Nothing * Fear * The Record * Slash Records

Episode 188: The Tell-Tale Heart!

A Cool Ghoul Himself

A Cool Ghoul Himself

Episode 188: The Tell-Tale Heart
(A journey into the Punk-In Patch, featuring Iggy Pop reading Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”!)

The Grumpy Punk hates most holidays, and on the whole has trouble wanting to wish anyone a happy anything, no matter what the circumstances might be. However, our annual Halloween Spook-tacular is something not even The Grumpy Punk can resist, and at least once during the season he likes to take a stroll out into the Punk-In Patch, to bring you a creepy selection of candy-chomping rockers about monsters, the living undead, and the occasional creepy story. It is this in mind that we have turned to our good friend Iggy Pop, the grandfather of punk rock himself, to bring you his rendition of the immortal Edgar Allen Poe short story, The Tell-Tale Heart, a story so closely associated with the season that it regularly shows up on Halloween Records in a number of forms.

In selecting the songs for this particular romp through the Punk-In Patch, I am aided by our good friend Miss Rikki Lee of Closet Radio. While we were unable to secure her to assist us with the recording of this episode, she contributed a number of selections that wound up in the presentation featured today. Not only a fellow traveler of all things Halloween and Punk Rock, her program has been featuring some fantastic Halloween Programming this month, and for the few of you who are not already obsessively listening to everything she broadcasts, you may want to work your way over to her show and check it out. She has made a number of appearances on our fine program, and she is currently celebrating her one year radio anniversary. Show her some love.

In a number of ways, Edgar Allen Poe embodies so much that is Halloween. While his stories and poems contained a wide range of subject matter and characters – including one of the first detective characters in published fiction – there is a creepiness and eeriness that set the done for horror fiction, and only Nathaniel Hawthorne was able to match this tone in the years previous. Poe’s own life was full of tragedy and sorrow, and for someone who had trouble integrating himself into the world he lived in, he had no trouble creating moods and literary landscapes where someone like himself would feel right at home. Reading his stories now has a very unusual effect on readers, as his command of language and the structure of his most famous stories feel like they are a part of the very fabric of scary, campfire narratives.

It is not surprising that Iggy Pop should read this particular selection. Iggy himself loves to mine the world of the horrific for his own narrative purposes, and all of his music has a dark and wonderfully creepy undertone that fills me with both joy and discomfort at the same time. Like Poe, who was developing a tone and style that would become Horror Fiction, Iggy developed what would become Punk Rock, building on a foundation that few before him had already begun, but a number of others afterward would pick up and use ever onward. The merger of these two artists is one that continues to impress me, and when you read the text along with Iggy’s performance, you realize how dedicated he was to this story. His pauses, the lines he emphasizes, and the rise and fall of his delivery flow along with the original text in a way that is completely faithful, and as today’s show unfolds, you’ll find him building to a fantastic crescendo that only someone as masterful as Mr. Pop can deliver. It also illustrates the incredible through-line that exists between this era in literature, and Punk Rock itself.

For those of you unfamiliar with the recording in today’s presentation, it comes from a fantastic double-CD entitled Closed On Account Of Rabies, a collection that I have drawn upon before for this very holiday. It was produced and released by Hal Willner, and if you don’t recognize that name, I am not surprised. His work has been primarily in the realm of tributes and film collaborations, releasing only one album of his own work.  His efforts are incredibly diverse, producing tributes to the music of Federico Fellini films, Charles Mingus, Leonard Cohen, Tim Buckley, Randy Newman, Shel Silverstein, Allen Ginsberg, Carl Stalling, and William S. Burroughs, among others. This particular album of Poe stories and poems contains some incredible (and wonderfully strange) performances by the likes of Diamanda Galás, Dr. John, Christopher Walken, Gabriel Byrne and Deborah Harry. Wilner’s production and musical accompaniment is nuanced, and even sounds like a Halloween Record at times. But the effect when combined with Iggy’s throaty, harsh tones not only sound as if it might be Poe’s voice himself, but has a musicality to it that only reveals itself near the end of the tale.

But don’t take my word for it. Sit down and enjoy yet another journey into The Punk-In Patch, as we bring you another Halloween Spook-tacular here on Blasphuphmus Radio.com!

Enjoy!

The Tell-Tale Heart!

Part I: “True! – nervous – very, very dreadfully nervous”
01.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part I) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
02.) Halloween * Siouxsie & The Banshees * Juju
03.) Haunted House Of Rock ’95 * Satan’s Pilgrims * Soul Pilgrim
04.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part II) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
05.) Splatterhouse * The Koffin Kats * Straying From The Pack
06.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part III) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
07.) Monsters * Scratch Acid * The Greatest Gift
08.) Dead Souls * Nomeansno * The Day Everything Became Nothing
09.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part IV) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
10.) In Love With The Dead * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live * Soul System Blackout 7″
11.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part V) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
12.) Raise Up The Dead * Dead Moon * Destination X

Part II: “The old man sprang up in bed, crying out – ‘Who’s there?’ “
13.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part VI) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
14.) King Of The Monsters * Man… Or Astro-Man? * Experiment Zero
15.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part VII) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
16.) The Living Dead * The-Front * “Bad Boy” b/w “The Living Dead”
17.) Back From The Dead * Black Eyes And Neckties * Stiletto
18.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part VIII) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
19.) Blood Visions * Jay Reatard * Blood Visions
20.) Dracula * Sawyer Family * Scary As Hell
21.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part IX) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
22.) Fearless Vampire Killers * Bad Brains * Bad Brains
23.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part X) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
24.) Dead Or Alive * G.G. Allin & The Motor City Bad Boys * Always Was, Is And Always Shall Be

Part III: “If, still, you think me mad, you will think so no longer”
25.) Mummy’s Little Monster * Frankie Stein And His Ghouls * Monster Sounds And Dance Music * Power Records
26.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part XI) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
27.) Monsters * Mad Marge And The Stonecutters * Mad Marge And The Stonecutters
28.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part XII) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
29.) I’m A Mummy! * The Fall * Levitate
30.) I Was A Teenage Werewolf * The Cramps * Songs The Lord Taught Us
31.) The Tell-Tale Heart (Part XIII) * Iggy Pop * Closed On Account Of Rabies
32.) Heartaches * Ted Weems And His Orchestra * The Purple Knif Show
33.) Tell Tale Heart * The Gravetones * On The Edge Of Madness
34.) Undermutter’s Monster Update * The Firesign Theater * All Things Firesign

Episode 165: Resist & Exist

500 Punks Rule

500 Punks Rule

Episode 165: Resist & Exist (A Eugene Celebration Part II)
(Featuring a selection of songs and recordings from the Icky’s Teahouse Online Music Library, The Panic On 13th Street Music Blog, & Local News Broadcasts relating to the Resist & Exist event from the mid ’90’s.)

In the mid ’90’s, a group of punky anarchists started a movement called Resist & Exist.  The goal was to put on music events, workshops, and allow attendees a chance to forge new friendships and contacts for ‘zine writers, musicians, artists and activists.  Primarily organized via message boards, newsgroups, and a variety of websites, these events were happening all over the US, and was rather successful for the simple fact that a lot of folks got to meet, watch a number of bands, and have a good time.  In spite of the fact that it happened in 1996, which seems like decades since people were first introduced to the concept of punk rock, a number of people freaked out in Eugene, leading to some of the most hilarious Local News Footage I have ever seen.

Trying to explain Eugene OR to people who never lived there has proved to be rather hard in the years that have passed since I lived there. The best way to make sense of it is to explain that the town is equally comprised of the Ken Keasy type refugees who were counter-culture, creative activist types, and on the other side, UofO Duck supporters.  The town was fueled equally by LSD and touchdowns, and this split seemed to run through the entire town to some degrees.  You could walk from The Whiteaker Neighborhood – where I lived – to the UofO campus, and you would watch as the weirdos became fewer and fewer, and you ran into more and more people wearing school colors, driving trucks, and were ready to beat the shit out of you.  I was lucky enough to never get jumped, but I had a number of friends who were not.

This split seems to manifest itself almost entirely when you listen to the news footage that was broadcast by KEZI, the local ABC affiliate, as they try to make sense of Resist & Exist.  As news casters struggle to decide if “punk rockers” or “punkers” is the more appropriate noun to be using, it starts to become apparent why neither side can see the other for what it really is.  The police are confused why there is no “leader,” and how something like this could be organized using “The Internet,” while it seems mind numbing to the other side how camping in public spaces, and trying to foster these kinds of workshops and music events, could be construed as “bad.”  All of this seems to have been repeated in a number of ways when thinking about the Occupy Movement that has been going on recently, though I worry that the comparison does not bode well for the Movement, considering how well Resist & Exist went in Eugene.

In the end, one person died, a large number of people were arrested or incarcerated for no good reason, a handful of violent assholes took advantage of the situation to beat the shit out of other kids who just wanted to participate in the event, and the city of Eugene provoked and manipulated anyone who wanted to compromise, to the point where the WOW Hall pulled out their support for the event, and everyone was reduced to putting on shows under bridges using generators, while dodging police the entire time.  As someone who fed out-of-towners with stolen food, and let a number of people camp in our yard, I was pissed.  Though, in hindsight, I’m much more angry that I worked the entire time, instead of participating. I guess my youthful enthusiasm seemed to think that there would be another time.

To go with the samples from the Newscasts, I’ve also selected more wonderful music from the fair burg in question.  I tried to focus a little more on the Icky’s Teahouse scene, as they were name checked several times in the Newscasts, as well as being the kind of music that was the backbone of the Resist & Exist Fest.  However, I also included a number of tracks from the fantastic Panic on 13th Music Blog, as well as selections from my personal collection of music.  I recommend that you check out both of these sites if you are interested in more music from this amazing town.  In the two episodes I’ve done, I’ve barely scratched the surface.  That being said: if you happen to have been in one of the bands that I’ve featured in these shows – or you were in a band in Eugene and you are noticing your music is suspiciously absent from these shows – please contact me!  I would love to expand the scope of these programs, and we can do it… together.

I also want to give a special shoutout to Josh Jones, who was not only in the band Artless Motives (and a number of others), but maintains the Icky’s Teahouse site (and the MyFaceSter+ Page).  It was on his Tumblr page that I was able to track down the KEZI footage, which I remember seeing some of when it was originally broadcast, and kept cursing myself for not recording it.  Fortunately, he did.  Josh was in a few of my favorite Eugene bands when I lived there, and continues to make great music to this very day.  I am making it my personal goal to get him on the show in the fairly near future.

Next Week: A Live Performance by Moth Hunter!  Fuck Yeah!  For those particularly observant folks who might have seen my posts when I accidentally tipped my hat earlier, there was some confusion as to when we would be able to record, how we would do it, etc.  But as of this writing, this is a guarantee, and we’ll be bringing it to you in the next program.  For those not “in the know,” Moth Hunter is one half of the duo Knuckle Children, and he allowed me into his private studio to record the performance.  I’m pretty stoked, as he has been a guest on this show before, and has only gotten better.  I’m really looking forward to doing more stuff like this, both with him and with other guests, as I work out the technical challenges that made this one hard to sort out.  I really appreciate his efforts to work with me on this, and I know that if you dig experimental, circuit-bent weirdness, then you will LOVE this show when it drops.

And, of course, we’ve got some other great stuff int he works, too.  Things are really shaping up here in Historic St. John’s, and we’re excited to bring it to you, one week at a time.

See you in seven!

Resist & Exist: A Eugene Celebration Part II

Introduction: Growing By The Minute

01.) The Punk Rocker Gathering That’s Growing By The Minute * KEZI Local News * 1996
02.) Headline News * The Readymen * Restless

Part I: Rape, Rob & Pillage

03.) [Live Excerpt] * Holy Rodent * 1993?
04.) Most Of Them Are Not Violent People * KEZI Local News
05.) This Fascist Thing * Bovine Impulse * Panic On 13th
06.) 12 Creeps Living In Here * KEZI Local News * 1996
07.) Lame Week * Not My Son * American Devil
08.) Rape, Rob & Pillage * KEZI Local News * 1996
09.) Cuddle * Bicker * Universal Choking Sign
10.) The Crowds Of Punk Rockers * KEZI Local News * 1996
11.) To Protect & Serve * Circus Tents * Circus Tents
12.) What The Threat Was Gonna Be * KEZI Local News * 1996
13.) How Many Pacifists Does It Take To Kill A Cop? * The Spoils * Live At Icky’s 1993

Part II: The Punker Convention

14.) Punker Convention * KEZI Local News * 1996
15.) Viva Albuquerque * Los Mex Pistols Del Norte * Esta Noche We Ride
16.) Officer Dick Grimes * KEZI Local News * 1996
17.) We Are Products Of * Products Of Society * Punk Out Of Springfield
18.) The Whiteaker Neighborhood Is Scared Of The Punkers * KEZI Local News * 1996
19.) Social Anxiety * Some Cheap Christ * Some Cheap Christ
20.) Police Are Already Here * KEZI Local News * 1996
21.) ?? * The Outclass * KWVA Radio
22.) Punkers, Elementary School Children, & Gay Pride Events * KEZI Local News
23.) Don’t Crowd Me * The Falling Spikes * 13th St. Revisited
24.) 500 vs. 30 * KEZI Local News * 1996
25.) Status Quo * Piglet * Not Ralphing At Your First Keg Party

Part III: Hopeless & Pathetic

26.) The Violent Nature Of Some Of Those Punks * KEZI Local News * 1996
27.) Death March * Pecus Gravitas * Eyeeee
28.) Every Day, More Punk Rockers Arrived * KEZI Local News * 1996
29.) Living In The Sewer * The Redundants * I Hate The Redundants
30.) Hopeless & Pathetic * KEZI Local News * 1996
31.) Too Many * Cap Gun Suicide * Bloodstains Across Eugene 2
32.) How Can Folks Get Involved? *KEZI Local News * 1996
33.) Killing Cops * Artless Motives * Everything But The Kitchen Sink
34.) What Is It That Makes You Think These Folks Are Dangerous? * KEZI Local News * 1996
35.) Barefootin’ At Yer Own Risk * Cathead * In Loving Memory Of Harold
36.) 500 Punks Rule *KEZI Local News * 1996
37.) Call In Dead * The Wristrockets! * Humans Are Stoopid

Part IV: Tips On Where To Shoplift

38.) A Man Dressed Like A Punk Rocker * KEZI Local News * 1996
39.) Track 22 * 200 Yang
40.) It’s Hard To Get Hard Answers * KEZI Local News * 1996
41.) Lucy * Billy Jack * Wrestling The Bald Headed Champ
42.) Drunken Chaos Fest * KEZI Local News * 1996
43.) What Makes * Johnson Unit * Panic On 13th
44.) Since The Punkers Came To Town * KEZI Local News * 1996
45.) Still Haunts Me * Snakepit * Soul Like A Goat
46.) Chaos Days Festival * KEZI Local News * 1996
47.) Love * KPANTS * “Love” b/w “Hospital”
48.) Tips On Where To Shoplift * KEZI Local News * 1996
49.) Todd Sparrow * Redmond Shooting Stars * Demo Tape
50.) Icky’s Teahouse * KEZI Local News * 1996
51.) It’s So Dark * Bottled Hungarian * Positively 13th
52.) Where Will All The Punks Sleep Tonight? * KEZI Local News * 1996
53.) No Role (In Society) * Pecus Gravitas * Eyeeee
54.) Broken Windows & Trespassing * KEZI Local News * 1996
55.) My Own Worst Enemy * The Hoogendoorns * We Are The Hoogendoorns
55.) It Should All End Sunday * KEZI Local News * 1996

Epiloge: Punk On Punk Violence

56.) Eraser * Oswald 5-0 * “Eraser” b/w “Felony Flats”
57.) Punk On Punk Violence * KEZI Local News * 1996

Episode 161: A Eugene Celebration

Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

Episode 161: The Grumpy Punk Presents: A Eugene Celebration

I lived in Eugene from 1994 until the year 2000, when I moved to Portland. In that time I was in one band, wrote a fistful of ‘zines, and drank beer with my friends. I also listened to a lot of music. In this show, I make a solid effort to feature a much of the great music that Eugene has had to offer over the years. A lot of amazing bands came out of the Eugene scene, many of which are still playing and performing. While the years that I lived there were only a small slice of the history of this town, I’ve expanded the content of this show to include a number of bands that I’ve discovered since I moved away. It’s a veritable cornucopia of music that sets the context for life in this unusual town.

A show like this could not have been done without help, and I want to thank two websites that really made this show possible. Panic On 13th is an excellent music blog that features releases by a number of Eugene bands. This site is fantastic, and all the links lead to amazing discoveries that I’m still sorting through. I cannot recommend this site enough. While I still had a number of my own contributions that I could donate to this show, this site really made it possible. Give them the love and respect they really deserve.

I would also like to thank the Icky’s Teahouse Online Music Library. While I only used a few selections that I got from this site, I should point out that they do host recordings by my old band, Cathead, but recordings by a number of other bands that I was really fond of, and I can already sense a few sequels in the works. This site really draws attention to bands that had little more than a cassette release, and it’s great to find a way to hear this music again.

In addition to these sites, there are a few people without which I wouldn’t have the interest in this music that I do. Isosceles Diego (also known as The Ramen City Kid) is not only an important friend who introduced me to a number of amazing bands, local and otherwise. He was the brain behind the fantastic ‘zine, Ramen City USA, which I used as a guide on more than one occasion.

Syd Louse and kissu d’salyss were two people I met when I started taking classes at LCC. Meeting them, and their group of friends, has established a core group of friends that I still know to this day. They also played in Cathead with me, and both continue to play music to this day.

There are also a number of people that influenced my life in a big way, and only a few were mentioned in the show. Hopefully, as I continue this series I will manage to credit everyone who deserves it. Until then, a very special thank you to: Chris Brooks, Jesse Ransom, Lyra Cyst, Brian who is called Brian, the folks that lived at The Blitzhaus & The 19th St. House, the staff at House of Records, Green Noise & Happy Trails, all the members of all the bands, and anyone else we knew back in the day. You guys are all incredible.

Full disclosure: this show is not going to encompass the entire Eugene scene. There are just too many bands. I went from a five hour show to this slim production you hear now, and left at least 30 other bands off the playlist. But the subject of this show has really gotten me excited, so I’m already planning parts two and three. If you were in a band in Eugene at any time, and would like to submit your music for future episodes, please contact me at blasphuphmus [is-at] gmail [ditty-dot] com. I would be more than happy to include your band, too.

And, for that matter, if you were in any of these bands, and you like to comment on your participations in them (or, happened to live in Eugene at any time, and has some memories they would like to share on a future show), you can reach us on Skype at: blasphuphmus. Feel free to leave a message, and it will end up in a future episode. There are a million good stories about bands in Eugene, and there is no way that I know them all. I would love to hear your side of the story.

This show is really near and dear to my heart, and I had a lot of fun putting it together. Stay tuned next week, as I’ll be bringing you our 14th Anniversary show, where I’ll be digging up clips of my airchecks from the earliest days of this program, when I was on KWVA in Eugene, Oregon. This should prove to be… interesting.

See you in seven.

The Grumpy Punk Presents: A Eugene Celebration

Introduction

01.) Eugene, OR * The Varicoasters
02.) Theme * Los Mex Pistols * KWVA Radio

Part I: Got To Get Right Out

03.) Freedom Attack * Attack and the Fun * Freedom Attack 7″
04.) One Step Closer * The Undertakers * Slaughter on 13th Street
05.) Jesus 4 Sale The Treatment * Pollen Count
06.) Sometimes * The Black Dahlias * Slaughter on 13th Street

Part II: We Are Angry And We Have Guitars!

07.) Salt Pepper Ketchup Flavor * 200 Yang * Hot Taste
08.) Track 02 * 200 Yang * Free Samples
09.) Humor Demons * E-13 * No Mercy For Swine EP
10.) Welcome To The Truth * Artless Motives * Everything But The Kitchen Sink
11.) My Own Way * The Redundants * I Hate The Redundants
12.) Weekend Christian * Piglet * Not Ralphing At Your First Keg Party
13.) I Am Undecided (SOPA) * /root_DIR
14.) Apathetic Media Slave * Young Death
15.) Idiot * Cathead * The Album
16.) 49er Stomp * 9th Life

Part III: Anxious

17.) Another Journey By Bus * Johnson Unit * Panic On 13th
18.) Keep Steady * Readymen * Restless
19.) Attraction / Distraction * Mondale * Square Roots Radicals
20.) Alien Girl * The Crabs * Alien Girl EP
21.) Teenage Chainsmokers * The Wristrockets! * Humans Are Stoopid
22.) When I Was * Redmond Shooting Stars * Down In Front: Outtakes + Unreleased 24 Songs
23.) Jungle Law * Thee Headhunters * Jungle Law EP
24.) Pretty Girls * Billy Jack * Wrestling The Bald-Headed Champ

Part IV: A Short Narrative About Surviving

25.) Short Narrative * Snakepit * Panic On 13th
26.) Be In A Country Band w/ Me * Honey Vizer * I Wish We Could Go To The Moon
27.) Guns-Guitars-n-VCR’s * Holy Rodent * Pollen Count
28.) Track 14 * 200 Yang * Free Samples
29.) Tour of Eugene * Zombie Toolshed * Positively 13th
30.) Look At The Girls * Moose Lodge * New World Babies
31.) Decay * Snakepit * Positively 13th
32.) Self Destruction * Johnson Unit * The Triangular Effect
33.) Preyed Upon * Oswald Five-O * Pollen Count
34.) Animal Box * Robert Christie * The Way of Things
35.) Flatland Radio * The Flatlanders * Flatland Radio
36.) Amazing Grace * 13th Ave. Parking Lot Choir * The Way of Things

Episode 156: Starting Over (Again)

Reboot

Reboot

Episode 156: Starting Over (Again)
(Our very first episode on FunemploymentRadio.com, with special guests, my new bosses Greg Nibler & Sarah X. Dylan!)

Welcome to a new era for Blasphuphmus Radio.  I wrapped up my first show in the Funemployment Radio studios, and man it was a blast!  I can already tell that I am really going to enjoy the new possibilities that this show is going to offer.  Already, I’m impressed with what I put together for today.

There are a number of new segments.  Now that I have installed myself in the Lava Lamp Lounge (beneath the Funemployment Radio studios here in Portland, Oregon), I have been able to put together a number of new and fun segments for the show.  We have A Minute With The Pope, featuring audio oddities that are sent to me by The Pope of The Church Of Blasphuphmus.   We have The Sounds Of Portland Oregon, featuring field recordings of the sounds that surround us.  We have the first installment of my Community Service series of audio journals I kept when I served my time in February.  We also have a conversation between myself and DJ JustanotherDJ about the as-yet-untitled segment that he will be hosting from week to week.  Oh, and we even have a bunch of music.  It’s a taste of what this show is going to become as we make ourselves comfortable in the Lava Lamp Lounge.

Special thanks goes out to Paco Jones for writing the new theme music for the show, my wonderful (and understanding) girlfriend, and Greg and Sarah for helping me get this thing off the ground.  I had a lot of fun, and I know it’s only going to get better.

See you in seven!

Starting Over (Again):

Opening Theme * Paco Jones & Austin Rich

Segment 1: Austin Rich, Curator of Taste w/ Greg Nibler & Sarah X. Dylan

Don’t Let’s Start * They Might Be Giants * They Might Be Giants * Restless / Bar/None Records * Released 04 November 1986
Rites of Spring * Dischord Records * June, 1985

A Minute With The Pope 01: Enterprise * The Pope * Recorded Entirely On An iPhone.

Segment 2: Starting Over Again Part I

01.) My Life Is Starting Over * Daniel Johnston * Artistic Vice
02.) Start Wearing Purple * Gogol Bordello * Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
03.) Start! * The Jam
04.) Start To Move * Wire * Pink Flag
05.) Cartoon Beginning * Eat Skull * Sick To Death
06.) Formed A Band * Art Brut

Pool Hall 01 March 2012 * The Sounds of Portland Oregon

Segment 3: The Grumpy Punk vs. The Music Nerd.

The Agenda * Start The Panic *

Davey Jones: 30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012

Davey Jones: 30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012

Davey Jones of The Monkees died on Lead Day 2012.
01.) Theme From The Monkees * The Monkees
02.) Hey Hey, We Are The Monkees * The Monkees * Head Soundtrack
03.) I’m A Believer * The Monkees * “I’m A Believer” b/w “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”
04.) The Porpoise Song * The Monkees * Head Soundtrack

Fair Use?: I Don’t Agree With Your Politics, So You Can’t Listen To Good Music.

01.) Eye Of The Tiger * Survivor
02.) Wavin’ Flag * K’naan
03.) Fuck The Motherfuckin’ President * Witchy Poo * A Slice Of Lemon * K / Kill Rock Stars Records

Guyve * Delaying The Inevitable * Self-Released (Official Release Party at Cloud 9 on 24 March 2012 in Corvallis, OR w/ T.O.A.S.T & Nasalrod.)

01.) Buffalohump * Guyve * Live Straight Outta KPSU 06/27/2009
02.) Habla Nada! * Guyve *  Live Straight Outta KPSU 06/27/2009

Wizard Rifle * Speak Loud And Say Nothing * Invisible Oranges Records (Out 13 March 2012).

Tears Won’t Soften Steel * Wizard Rifle * Speak Loud Say Nothing

Woody Allen’s Fall Project * DJ JustanotherDJ & Austin Rich.  A brief conversation about his new segment for the show.

Swami * The Monkees * Head Soundtrack

Gresham (Rainy) 02 March 2012 * The Sounds of Portland Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Segment 4: Starting Over Again Part II

01.) Waste Of Time * The Fastbacks * Answer The Phone, Dummy
02.) Comeback Kid * Sleigh Bells
03.) New Orthophony * Stereolab * Aluminum Tunes
04.) The Beginning * The Collectors * Everything You Always Wanted To Know About 60’s Mind Expansive Punkadelic Garage Rock Instrumentals But Were Afraid To Ask

Segment 5: Odds & Sods

Construction Site (Valentie’s Day 2012) * The Sounds Of Portland Oregon

The Ex * Starter & Alternators

Community Service: Getting The Ticket.  Produced by Austin Rich (with music by Santiago Latorre) at Soylent Green Is People Studios.

The MAX 02 March 2012 * The Sounds Of Portland Oregon

Episode 139: The Way-Back Machine!

The Way-Back Machine

The Way-Back Machine

Episode 139: The Way-Back Machine! (Grumpy Punk Part VIII, Vinyl Solution Part VI)
(Featuring  The Grumpy Punk Part VIII, and Vinyl Solution Part VI; presenting Garage Blues gems from the psychedelic side of things.)

As the resident Grumpy Punk of this show, I find it important to hold fast to strongly held opinions about music without considering them too quickly or rationally.  And in doing my research for the History Lesson shows, I felt that it was really important to reiterate how important the ’60’s were in terms of setting up the musical milieu that made punk rock possible.  One of the many and varied ingredients was undoubtedly the Blues Rock movement that influenced everyone from The Animals, The Blues Project, The Blues Magoos, and a number of other groups that all moved in that direction.

As I hoped to illustrate in this hour, the bands that adopted this genre recorded loud, anarchic stompers that shook the walls, the audience, and listeners at home.  While I can’t say that these records are the only things that led to the eventually genre that spread in the ’70’s, these albums definitely exhibit early warning signs.  By entering the Way-Back Machine, and using an all-vinyl source to do it, I was hoping to create a case for this being some of the punk music of that particular decade.  Of course, to really follow this line of thinking to its most logical extent, I would need the albums compiled by the geniuses behind the Back From The Grave series of CD reissues.  However, I had to do the best I could with what I had.

This was the first part of two sequential Vinyl Solution shows, the send of which features Novelty Recordings.  You can find more information about this show in this post.  This was part of a larger concept, in that I wanted to feature a lot of the newer records I’ve scored in my various shopping adventures.  Since my purchases as of late have been vacillating between garage records and novelty recordings, I felt that two shorter shows may be the best way to accomplish this.  It only just so happened that I was able to weave a couple of nice audio essay into these two hours.  Special thanks to Miss Rikki of Closet Radio, Rita, and Cornelius for hanging out during this hour.  DJing records is a lot of work, and it was nice to have the company as I was trying to stay on task.

See ya in seven.

The Way-Back Machine

Episode 132: Blank Generation

History Lesson Part II

History Lesson Part II

Episode 132: History Lesson Part II: Blank Generation (Still Before ’75) 
(Featuring more in the continuing story of the early rumblings of punk rock.)

This week, we continue our journey through the early days of punk rock, backtracking slightly to cover Suicide, the early Ohio Scene, Devo, The Modern Lovers, and the venues of New York, Max’s Kansas City & CGBG’s. All that, and plenty of music as we move chronologically through the early days of punk rock. This one is not to be missed.

History Lesson Part II: The Blank Generation (Still Before ’75)

# Title * Artist * Album * Label

Part I: Ghost Riders In New York

01.) Introduction * Interviews * Rock & Roll Part 9: Punk * PBS
02.) Blank Generation (NYC, 76) * Richard Hell & The Voidoids
03.) Slow Death (San Francisco, California, 72) * The Flamin’ Groovies
04.) Frankie Teardrop [Edit] Suicide * Suicide
05.) Interview Clips * Suicide * Kill Your Idols
06.) Interview Clips * Suicide, Etc. * Punk Attitude
07.) Ghost Rider * Suicide * Suicide

Part II: The Ohio Scene

08.) Longhaired Woman (NYC, 76) * Killer Kane Band
09.) Interview * David Thomas * Toronto TV Clip
10.) 30 Seconds Over Tokyo * Rocket From The Tombs * The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs
11.) Punk Roots In Ohio * The Dead Boys * Punk Rock Diary 1970 – 1979
12.) Down In Flames (Cleveland, Ohio, 75) * Frankenstein
13.) Cleveland Scene 2 * Cheetah Chrome * Interviews From The Edge
14.) She Smiled Wild (Cleveland, Ohio, 75) * Mirrors
15.) Cleveland Scene 3 * Cheetah Chrome * Interviews From The Edge
16.) Rocket To Nowhere (Columbus, Ohio, 75) * Mike Rep & The Quotas
17.) Cleveland Scene 4 * Cheetah Chrome * Interviews From The Edge
18.) Lady Doubonette (Akron, Ohio, 76) * Bizarros

Part III: We’re All Devo!

19.) Loretta (Boston, Massachusetts, 76) * Nervous Eaters
20.) We’re All Devo! * Devo * Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology
21.) Interviews * Devo * Punk Rock Diary 1970 – 1979
22.) Jocko Homo [Booji Boy Version] * Devo * Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology
23.) De-Evolution In Akron 2 * Devo * Punk Rock Diary 1970 – 1979
24.) Clockout * Devo * Hardcore Devo Vol. 2
25.) De-Evolution In Akron 3 * Devo * Punk Rock Diary 1970 – 1979

Part IV: The Modern World

26.) Drop Dead (Detroit, Michigan, 75) * The Punks * Once Upon A Time Vol. 01: U.S.A 1972 – 75
27.) Ramblin’ Rose (Detroit, Michigan, 74) (Edit) * Wayne Kramer * Once Upon A Time Vol. 01: U.S.A 1972 – 75
28.) The Modern Lovers * Interviews * Rock & Roll Part 9: Punk
29.) Roadrunner * The Modern Lovers * The Modern Lovers
30.) The Modern Lovers * Interviews * Rock & Roll Part 9: Punk
31.) Girl Friend * The Modern Lovers * The Modern Lovers
32.) Modern Lovers * Interviews * Rock & Roll Part 9: Punk
33.) That’s All I Know (Right Now) (NYC, 73) * Neon Boys * Once Upon A Time Vol. 01: U.S.A 1972 – 75

Part V: But Where Can We Play?

34.) Agitated (Cleveland, Ohio, 75) * Electric Eels * Once Upon A Time Vol. 01: U.S.A 1972 – 75
35.) CGBGs & Max’s * Interviews * Punk Attitude
36.) Max’s Kansas City ’76 (NYC, 76) * Wayne County & The Backstreet Boys * Once Upon A Time Vol. 02: U.S.A. 1976
37.) What I Remember * CGBG’s: The Roots of Punk
38.) Opening * Punk Attitude
39.) Jungle Rot (Baltimore, Maryland, 75) * George Brigman * Once Upon A Time Vol. 01: U.S.A 1972 – 75
40.) Full of Smoke * CGBG’s: The Roots of Punk
41.) John Rock (Lansing, Michigan, 76) * The Dogs * Once Upon A Time Vol. 02: U.S.A. 1976

Part VI: Garage Revival

42.) Monster Au Go-Go (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 76) * Suicide Commandos * Once Upon A Time Vol. 02: U.S.A. 1976
43.) The Enviornment * CGBG’s: The Roots of Punk
44.) Chicken Queen (Bloomington, Indiana, 76) * The Gizmos * Once Upon A Time Vol. 02: U.S.A. 1976 Punk
45.) CBGBs * CGBG’s: The Roots of Punk
46.) In The Sun (NYC, 76) * Blondie * Once Upon A Time Vol. 02: U.S.A. 1976
47.) Boy From Nowhere (Boston, Massachusetts, 76) * DMZ * Once Upon A Time Vol. 02: U.S.A. 1976
48.) Garage History * Interviews * Rock & Roll Part 9: Punk
49.) Little Johnny Jewel (NYC, 75) * Television * Once Upon A Time Vol. 01: U.S.A 1972 – 75
50.) Punk Previews

Episode 129: History Lesson Part I

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Episode 129: History Lesson Part I: Before ’75
(Featuring a near-chronological overview of the origins of punk music.)

As someone who grew up in the ’80’s and ’90’s, Punk was already transmuting into a plethora of other kinds of music by the time I reached musical consciousness.  While I came to appreciate everything that spawned from it, I had a real interest in where it came from, which has informed my musical sensibilities in that time.  While my interests now may range far and wide, the net that is cast embodies all that is punk, in the way that I define it.

This episode features edited samples from the IFC film Punk Attitude mixed with a variety of music that helped get the ball rolling.  I also include a few clips from other sources, to help flesh out the story when needed.  If you look at “punk” as a mode of music making, the genesis itself lies in The Blues, leading to Rock ‘n’ Roll.  Punk music is often steeped in the roots of Chuck Berry riffs, but as an ethos, encompasses so much more.  I try to provide as much musical insight as I have into the music that was bubbling under the surface when 1975, an important year for Punk Rock, was in full swing.

I open the show with the fantastic Pere Ubu version of “Final Solution.”  In a lot of ways, Punk was about searching for a Final Solution.  Music needed to be forever affected by something new in order to break away from some of the mainstream crimes that had been committed.  But the people themselves, desperate and hungry for something else, were also looking for a social Final Solution, a way to put behind them all the pain and horror that the world could inflict.  While Punk may not have made any massive, or permanent changes that could be considered “Final,” I think this song really sets the tone for the kind of people that made punk possible.  They were those who were searching for that Solution, and punk is the story of what came of their efforts.

This show was a real pleasure to make, and I it features some of my favorite music that has ever been recorded.  While this is the only show that is completed in this form, I hope to continue this series much more frequently in the near future.  The Grumpy Punk has been reawakened in a way that I cannot sate with a mere two hour show.  I wouldn’t be surprised, October and future guests not withstanding, that this will be the foreseeable format of the show for the time being.

There is a lot that could be said of the artists in this show, and I could wax poetic for pages.  But I’ll let the radio do the talking.  It tells the story much better than I could, that’s for sure.  I will say that, before the show even started, I was getting comments and e-mail from people who wanted to make sure that I didn’t leave stuff out.  And, of course, I did.  Humorously enough, I managed to fit one or two in at the last minute.  There is an out-of-chronology Kinks song, sadly, but getting “Louie Louie” in near the front was a wise, wise move.  I have plans, after I finish the initial run of this show, to go back and plug all the holes, and expand on the work I did in this show.  Hopefully, I don’t loose motivation by then.

That’s it for this week.  See you in seven.

History Lesson Part I: Before ’75

Part I

01.) Part 01 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
02.) Final Solution (Cleveland, Ohio, 76) * Pere Ubu * Terminal Tower: An Archival Collection * Rough Trade Records
03.) Louie Louie * The Kingsmen * “Louie Louie” b/w “Haunted Castle” * Wand Records
03.) Part 02 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
04.) “What Have You Got?” * Marlon Brando * The Wild Ones * Columbia Pictures
04.) Search & Destroy (Ann Arbor, Michigan, 73) * Iggy & The Stooges * Raw Power * Columbia Records
05.) Part 03 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
06.) Maybellene * Chuck Berry * The Chess Story: 1947 – 1975 * Chess Records
07.) Part 04 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
08.) Incense And Peppermints * Strawberry Alarm Clock * Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 * Rhino Records

Part II

09.) Part 05 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
10.) 96 Tears * ? & The Mysterians * “96 Tears” b/w “Midnight Hour” * Pa Go Go Records
11.) Part 06 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
12.) Strychnine * The Sonics * Here Are The Sonics!!! * Norton Records
13.) Part 07 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
14.) Riot on Sunset Strip * The Standells * The Best of the Standells * Rhino Records
15.) Part 08 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
16.) Psychotic Reaction * The Count Five * “Psychotic Reaction” b/w “They’re Gonna Get You” * Double Shot Records
17.) The Gift (Edit) * The Velvet Underground * Peel Slowly And See * Polydor Records
18.) Part 09 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
19.) Lou Reed on Andy Warhol * Lou Reed * Interview * Flora.tv
20.) All Tomorrow’s Parties (1965) * The Velvet Underground * Peel Slowly And See * Polydor Records

Part III

21.) Pushin’ Too Hard * The Seeds * The Seeds * GNP Crescendo
22.) Part 10 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
23.) Boy In The Sandbox (1968) * Michael Yonkers Band * Microminiature Love * Sub Pop Records
24.) Part 11 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
25.) White Responsibility * Huey Newton    Punk Attitude * The Complete Malcom X on DVD * http://malcolmxfiles.blogspot.com/
26.) Feel It (1970) * It’s All Meat * It’s All Meat * New Music Records
27.) Part 12 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
28.) Kick Out the Jams (1969) * MC5 * Kick Out the Jams * Elektra Records
29.) Part 13 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
30.) Helium Head (I Got A Love) (1970) * Sir Lord Baltimore * Kingdom Come * Anthology Recordings

Part IV

31.) Queen Of Stars (Loop) * Kim Fowley / Austin Rich * Unreleased * Blasphuphmus Radio
32.) Part 14 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
33.) Light My Fire (Edit) (Live) * The Doors * Alive, She Cried * Elektra Records
34.) Part 15 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
35.) Long Way To Go (71) * Alice Cooper * Love It To Death * Warner Bros. Records
36.) Part 16 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
37.) Not Right (1969) * The Stooges * The Stooges * Elektra Records
38.) Part 17 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
39.) Buick Mackane (72) * Marc Bolan & T.Rex * The Slider * Reprise Records

Part V

40.) Politicians In My Eyes (Loop) * Death / Austin Rich * Unreleased * Blasphuphmus Radio
41.) Part 18 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
42.) Hang On To Yourself (72) * David Bowie * The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars * RCA Records
43.) Part 19 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
44.) Space Age Love (LA 74) * Zolar-X * Timeless * Alternative Tentacles Records
45.) Part 20 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
46.) Vietnamese Baby (NYC, 73) * The New York Dolls * The New York Dolls * Island Records
47.) Part 21 Vietnamese Baby
48.) One Way Spit (Chickasha, Oklahoma, 75) * Debris * Static Disposal * Anopheles Records
49.) You Really Got Me * The Kinks * “You Really Got Me” b/w “It’s All Right” * Reprise Records

Part VI

50.) Part 22 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
51.) You’re A Prisoner (Detroit, Michigan, 75) * Death * …For The Whole World To See * Drag City
52.) Part 23 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
53.) Master Race (NYC, 75) The Dictators * The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! * Epic Records
54.) We Ended Up * The Mumps * How I Saved The World * Sympathy For The Record Industry
55.) Part 24 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
56.) The Gift (Instrumental Edit) * The Velvet Underground / Austin Rich * Unreleased * Blasphuphmus Radio
57.) Ain’t It Fun (Cleveland, Ohio, 75) * Peter Laughner * Take The Guitar Player For A Ride * Tim Kerr Records

KPSU Playlist

Episode 128: I Like Short Songs, Also.

Short Songs, Short Records

Sweet!  There’s A Shellac Record In Here…

Episode 128: I Like Short Songs, Also
(Where I expand upon the work I did previously, and cram over 150 into an hour of radio.)

There is something already ambitious about writing a pop song.  It’s a claim that, in about four minutes, you’ll be able to write something that carries the same kind of weight and power that more cultured artists can in an average composition.  The irony, of course, being that Pop Music took over the music world in a way that compositional artists could not.  Now, anyone with access to the internet can send their Pop Songs around the world, conveying in a few minutes something that used to take a whole record.

The idea that you can compress these ideas even further – into the realm of a few seconds, in some cases – is just as ambitious as a concept record.  Can you compress the strength of a complete song into something that only takes a few seconds to convey?  Like some sort of Sci-Fi gimmick that seems futuristic, artists have been trying for years to create compact versions of their usual fare, and often with impressive results.  To say that The Ramones set the blueprint when they recorded “Judy Is A Punk” (clocking in at no more than 1:30), the bar was already set some tremendously low that the world has spent that time working on faster, more compact, and shorter songs.  This show features a number of those attempts from over the years.

In making this show, I made a conscious effort to present something unique.  Not only are there 150 different songs in this show, there are also 150 different artists.  Some band members may appear on more than one song, but that is the extent of duplication.  While I did play some of the same artists that appeared in Episode 23, these are 150 different songs.  To say that it took a while to sequence them understates the difficulty of assembling a show like this.  While it would have been possible, the computer age makes a show like this possible in a way that it would not have been previously.  Songs in this show appear from records, cassettes, CDs, digital files, and all manner of mix-matched media.  To have assembled it all in one room in a pre-digital age would have taken a lot of work; to fit it into a 60 show would have taken ages.  While the computer made this show much easier for me to do, even that work made me appreciate the kinds of work radio persona went through in the old days to deliver shows like this.  Think about it when you digest this one.

I want to give a huge thanks to Ratskin Records for their fantastic release, Triskaidekaphobia, which contains 13 Second songs by over 200 artists.  I used this disc to assemble the Five Minute “Bathroom Break” I took in before the second commercial break.  I received a copy of this disc after one of their artists heard that I had done a short songs show, and was hoping that I could use this one for future installments.  Thanks again for this great disc; I barely even scratched the surface of what it offers, and still played 23 cuts from it.  The future is now.       Again, this show also owes a huge debt to the fantastic album, Short Music For Short People.  Between both short songs shows I’ve done, it has made numerous appearances, and when I first found this album, it inspired my earliest ideas about doing a short songs show.  (Which, to be honest, was one of my first concept shows early on.)  The only flaw that I saw in that album is that there were many obvious omissions.  I felt it was my duty to fill in the gaps.

With hindsight, I realized that this show could only be a Grumpy Punk show, which is why these shows are labeled as such, now.  He would find perverse interest in this much short music.

See ya in seven.

I Like Short Songs, Also.

Part I

# Title * Artist * Album * Label
001.) All * Descendents * Somery * SST Records
002.) Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles
003.) Fanatics * Minutemen * The Punch Line * SST Records
004.) All Comic Heroes Are Facist Pigs * Terrorgruppe * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
005.) A Small One * Scissor Fits * Messthetics Vol. 1 * Hyped 2 Death Records
006.) Farts Are Jazz To Assholes * Dillinger 4 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
007.) Punch Drunk * Hüsker Dü * Everything Falls Apart * Reflex Records
008.) Tribute To The Mammal * Buck Wild * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
009.) Crypted Control * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live * I Am That Great And Fiery Force * K Records
010.) Get A Grip * No Fun At All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
011.) Cocaine Dave * REO Speedealer * REO Speedealer * Royalty Records
012.) Waste Away * Fury 66 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
013.) Where You From Eh? * Chicano-Christ * Come’ CaCa EP * Nemesis Records
014.) Asian Pride * Hi-STANDARD * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
015.) Human Of Stupids * S.O.B. * Japanese Hardcore Comp Tape * Broken Tapes
016.) Staggering * Hot Box * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
017.) Field Day For The Sundays * Wire * Pink Flag * Harvest / EMI Records
018.) Doin’ Laundry * Nerf Herder * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
019.) Hot Cars * Angry Samoans * The Unboxed Set * Triple X Records
020.) Anchor * Less Than Jake * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
021.) I Want Cunt * The Queers * A Day Late And A Dollar Short * Lookout! Records
022.) Told You Once * The Mr. T Experience * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
023.) You Don’t Know The 1/2 Of It (Reprise) * Steak Knife! * Steak Knife! * Self-Released
024.) John For The Working Man * Tilt * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
025.) Exhibit Self-Control * The Iran-Contra Affair * Under Oath * Battlesnakes.com
026.) Surf City * SPREAD * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
027.) ?? * Cringer * Greatest Hits Vol. 1 * Vinyl Communication Records
028.) Blatty (Human Egg) * Sick Of It All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
029.) Secret Surgery * Man Is The Bastard * D.I.Y.C.D. * Slap-A-Ham Records
030.) No Intellect * Senseless Apocalypse * Japanese Assault * Relapse Records
031.) Mirror, Signal, Wheelspin * Goober Patrol * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
032.) Pasktamning (Protes Bengt) * Life * Chaos Of Destruction * Dan-Doh Records
033.) Hard World * Uniq * Snarl Out Vol. 3 *
034.) No, We Don’t Want To Do A Split Seven Inch With Your Stupid Fucking Band * Anal Cunt * I Like It When You Die * Earache Records
035.) Fishfuck * Gwar * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
036.) Your Hand Is In Your Crotch * Deep Wound * Almost Complete * Baked Goods Records
037.) Red Alert * Teenage Jesus & The Jerks * Everything * Atavistic Records
038.) Bring It To An End * Anti-Flag * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
039.) All The Colours In The Rainbow * Hunger Artists * Cruisin’ In Zargon * ookworld.com
040.) Hairdude * Boss Pitt * Answer Compilation * Answer Records
041.) Count * JFA * Blatant Localism * Placebo Records
042.) Garbage Can * Wrangler Brutes * Zulu * Kill Rock Stars Records
043.) Panic * Screeching Weasel * Anthem For A New Tomorrow * Lookout! Records
044.) Pop * Syu-Cream * Sound Or Music * Okayama City Hardcore Records
045.) 1980 * GLO * Killed By Death Vol. 77 * Killed By Death Records
046.) A Prayer for the Complete and Utter Eradication of All Generic Pop-Punk * Spazz * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
047.) Solar Panel Asses * The Locust * Plague Soundscapes * ANTI- Records
048.) F.O.F.O.D. * 7 Seconds * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
049.)     * Guyve * Live Straight Outta KPSU 06/27/2009 * Blasphuphmus Radio
Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles

Part II:

Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles
050.)     * King Missile * Happy Hour * Atlantic Records
051.) Hope For No Cougars * Le Ton Mité * Tickets To Real Imaginary Places * K Records
052.) You Will Be Eliminated * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Bob Dinners And Larry Noodles Present Tubby Turdner’s Celebrity Avalanche * Communion Records
053.) Midnight Sun Pt. 2 (Real Short) * Cornflake Mandala * A Boy And His Dog * Self-Released
054.) Heckler’s Chant * Miss Murgatroid * Myoclyonic Melodies * Win Records
055.)     * Little Fyodor * The Very Best Of Little Fyodor’s Greatest Hits! * Discriminate Audio
056.)     * The Residents * Demons Dance Alone * Ralph Records
057.) Hot Poop * Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention * We’re Only In It For The Money * Verve Records
058.) (ZAP) * Forcefield * Roggaboggas * Load Records
059.) Sean Pool * Lamborghini * The New Lamborghini * Battlesnakes.com
060.) Track 08 * Cold Pizza * Now Buying Souls By Appointment Only * Bipolar Bear Records
061.) Explanation Mark * The Books * The Lemon Of Pink * Tomlab Records
062.) Life Is Funny * The Fugs * It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest * Reprise Records
063.) Physical Constants * Alpha Protist * Glass Animals EP * Battlesnakes.com
064.) Oh Jonas * Rivers Cuomo * Alone II: The Home Recordings Of Rivers Cuomo * DGC Records
065.) Franz Kafka! Finale * Brendon Small * Home Movies Bonus CD * Shout! Factory
066.) Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins – Intro * The Advantage * The Advantage * 5 Rue Christine Records
067.) Toothless Baby * Pez Abacus * December 11 2009 * Unreleased
068.) Grassroots Internet Revolution * They Might Be Giants * McSweeney’s Music CD – Issue #6 * McSweeney’s
069.) Track 07 * View Of A Burning City * Tales Told Before The Waking Hour * Self-Released
070.) TYPe B for Me * Melt-Banana * Scratch Or Stitch * Skin Graft Records
071.) Afterbirth Pancake * Bloodfart * Gastric Jucies *
072.) “Hurry Up And Kill Me…I’m Cold” * Mike Patton * Adult Themes For Voice * Tzadik Records
073.) Paradosis * xbxrx * Sixth In Sixes * Polyvinyl Record Company
074.) Hammerhead * John Zorn * Naked City * Elektra / Nonesuch Records
075.) Track 45 * Aural Resuscitation Unit * Dub Plate Volume One * Dubuque Strange Music Society
076.) Ski Meat Funky Rectal Anarchy * Merzbow / Gore Beyond Necropsy * Rectal Anarchy * Release Entertainment Records
077.) Making Babies * God Is My Co-Pilot * Puss O2 * Dark Beloved Cloud, The Making Of Americans Records
078.) Don Camero Lost His Mind * Guttermouth * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
079.) Mono * Half Japanese * Greatest Hits * Safe House Records
080.) Pigs * Coachwhips * Double Death * Narnack Records
081.) My Disciples * Icky Boyfriends * A Love Obscene * Menlo Park Records
082.) Untitled : VI * Faust * Tapes * Virgin Records
083.) M * Enemy Mine * The Ice In Me * Up Records
084.) [Untitled] * Scratch Acid * The Greatest Gift * Touch And Go Records
085.) Dosed Tea (Excerpt) * kiisu d’salyss * Cabin Fever * Unreleased
086.) Albertos * Manic Hispanic * The Recline Of Mexican Civilization * Better Youth Organization Records
087.) Encounter * Men’s Recovery Project * Normal Man EP * Gravity Records
088.) Dinosaur Was A Dinosaur Pt. 1 * Mayonnaise vs. Venn * Search For The Past + Epic Saga * Self-Released
089.) Slash Kick Wrist * Sun City Girls * Box Of Chameleons * Abduction Records
090.)     * The Butthole Surfers * Humpty Dumpty LSD * Latino Bugger veil Records
091.) Page 30 * Fantômas * Book 1 * Ipecac Records
092.) Last Laff * Ennio Morricone * The Original Motin Picture Soundtrack to “Diabolik” * Pallottola Foro Records
093.) Tears * This Mortal Coil * Filigree & Shadow * 4AD Records
094.) Outer Spaceways Incorporated * Sun Ra * Nothing Is… * ESP-Disk
095.) Graduation Rap * Vanilla, Jade & Ebony * Ghost World * Shanachie Records
096.) Pleasure Cruz * Supergenius * Star Wars Breakbeats * Suckadellic Records
097.) Michael, Time To Wake Up * The Flaming Lips * Telepathic Surgery * Restless REcords
098.) Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: Main Title * Orchestra * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles

Part III

099.) Prelude To The Revolution Song * The Paranoids * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
100.) Landing Face First * Voice On Tape * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
101.) Hulder Maiden * Thrones * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
102.) 20th of Jan. * Testicular Manslaughter * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
103.) Pater Noster * Microwaves * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
104.) Peep My Dirt Lip (1990) * My First Step Toward Failure * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
105.) Balls Of Jolly * The White Mice * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
106.) Dancin’ In My Bad * Cop Warmth * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
107.) Soiled, So Temporary * AIDS Wolf * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
108.) 13 * Torturing Nurse * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
109.) Scooter Boy cut * Ol’ Cheeky Bastards feat. Dave Dalton * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
110.) Moonlight Serenade * Low Fat * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
111.) Mensch Oder Deutscher * Slapendehonden * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
112.) Is Not Thy Weirdness Great? * Stronghold Crusader * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
113.) Konsumiert * Corrosive * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
114.) 13 Second Blowjob * Intestinal Spewage * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
115.) What His Soul Desires * The Upsidedown Stars * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
116.) Duck (Chicken) Clay Pot * Say Bok Gwai * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
117.) FTA * Scarab * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
118.) Smoke and Fears * Selbst Morder * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
119.) Spines and Sneakoscopes * The Atomic Bomb Audition * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
120.) Song of Peace (13 Seconds) * GlamGoreGlitterSlut * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
121.) Maritiza Morning Doves * Matthew Crowe * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles

Part IV

Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles
122.) Her Majesty * Beatles * Abbey Road * Apple Records
123.) Miracle Cure * The Who * Tommy * Polydor Records
124.) 19 * Curious Hands * In-Studio Recording 11/15/06 * KPSU
125.) Roses * The Magnetic Fields * 69 Love Songs * Merge Records
126.) Afterlife    * The Scruffs * Angst: The Early Recordings 1974 – 1976 * Ardent Music
127.) It’s A Real Time Thing * The Damned * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
128.) 5-Piece Chicken Dinner * The Beastie Boys * Paul’s Boutique * Capitol Records
129.) Astral Lady * Captain Beyond * Captain Beyond * Fontana Island Records
130.) Wake Up * Bodyjar * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
131.) Steamroller Blues * Aerobitch * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
132.) Not Again * Undeclinable Ambuscade * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
133.) Bedroom Windows * Enemy You * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
134.) Sara Fisher * No Use For A Name * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
135.) Delraiser Part III, Del On Earth * Consumed * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
136.) Randal Gets Drunk * Lagwagon * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
137.) Howdy Doody In The Woodshed * The Dickies * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
138.) Erik Sandin’s Stand-In * Dogpiss * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
139.) Triple * Dance Hall Crashers * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
140.) Klawsterfobia * Strung Out * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
141.) Fun * Pully * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
142.) 30-Seconds Till The End Of The World * Pennywise * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
143.) I Got None * All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
144.) See Her Pee * NoFX * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
145.) Traitor * Agnostic Front * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
146.) Life Rules 101 * Down By Law * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
147.) Pretty Houses * Lunachicks * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
148.) Turn It Up * Happy Trigger * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
149.) Mr. Brett Please Put Down Your Gun * H20 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
150.) We Want The Kids * 59 Times The Pain * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
151.) Faust * Jughead’s Revenge * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
152.) All My Friends Are In Popular Bands * 88 Fingers Louie * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
153.) Chandeliers And Souvenirs * Diesel Boy * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
154.) My Pants Keep Falling Down * Frenzal Rhomb * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
155.) Comin’ To Your Town * D.I.E. * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
156.) Exit * The Bats From The Pyrimids From Egypt * Zombiance * The Bats From The Pyrimids From Eqypt Records
Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles
157.) No! All! * Descendents * Somery * SST Records

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Episode 118: Do Your Homework!

Do Your Homework!

Do Your Homework!

Episode 118: Do Your Homework! (Grumpy Punk Part VII)
(Featuring post-punk selections, drawing heavily from the Homework series of compilations.)

While The Grumpy Punk is always near and dear to this show, he often goes quite a while without making an appearance. Then, without warning, he kicks in the door, twisted on something it is probably best not to inquire about, with a stack of records that he needs to play, NOW! No questions asked. I’ve stopped trying to reign him in whenever he comes over, and while he drinks all my beer and inevitably breaks something valuable, he always leaves behind a trail of good memories and a foggy mind full of tunes that I can’t live without.

This week, The Grumpy Punk dug out all his Homework discs, a series of re-issues by the Hyped 2 Death record label. Hyped 2 Death has made an entire career out of rediscovering the obscure and the wonderful from old records, cassettes, and other strange and forgotten media from the original DIY period, between 1975 and 1985. These re-issues run the gambit from punk, power pop, experimental, post-punk, and everything in-between, and most often contain music by artists you’ve never heard of. Some of these groups were lucky enough to play live a handful of times, and in some cases, their records were an afterthought, if released at all to a handful of stores and friends. While others fared much better, these reissues document the amazing and incredible scenes that grew up all over in the wake of the first punk chord heard ’round the world.

Hyped 2 Death have several re-issue series that cover a number of different scenes, locales and genres. The “Homework” series – the focus of todays show – features American Post-Punk and Experimental acts that arose between ’77 and ’85. These also covers something that makes sense, thematically; it IS time to do your homework, not just in the sense that papers are due and the term is coming to a close, but these artists themselves offer you an education that you can’t get at an Institution of Learning.

So it goes. At least you’ll have this show to clue you in.

We also take a short side-trip into the post-punk releases of Portland, OR, and include some tracks from Greg Sage’s fantastic release, “History of Portland Punk, Vol. 1.” While much of it is a little more “Punk” than post-punk, some of the artists on that release fit perfectly, and you’ll find them here.

For more information about the music on todays show, check out the Hyped 2 Death website (http://www.hyped2death.com/) and, of course, the Zeno Records website, too (http://www.zenorecords.com/pdx.htm).

See ya in seven.

# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Homework * Screaming Urge * Killed By Death Vol. 6 * Killed By Death Recordes
02.) Sunrise * Tidal Waves * Homework # 102 * Hyped 2 Death Records
03.) Modern Noise * Algebra Mothers * Homework # 7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
04.) You Got Me * Theoretical Girls * Homework # 1 ½ * Hyped 2 Death Records
05.) Flashcards * Smegma * Homework # 1 ½ * Hyped 2 Death Records
06.) Is It That Time Again * Bonemen of Barumba * Homework # 9 * Hyped 2 Death Records
07.) Debussy * Tom & Marty Band * Homework # 102 * Hyped 2 Death Records
08.) I Want Something New * Half Japanese * Homework # 104 * Hyped 2 Death Records
09.) Little Debbie * Redness * Homework #1 ½ * Hyped 2 Death Records
10.) Naugahyde * Ballistics * Homework #7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
11.) Call On Me * Adults * Homework # 10 * Hyped 2 Death Records
12.) Ladies With Appliances * Dow Jones & The Industrials * Homework # 104 * Hyped 2 Death Records
13.) You’re Not the One * Brain Damage * Homework # 7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
14.) Try To * Zach Swagger (w/ Data Panic & William Murray) * Homework # 1 ½ * Hyped 2 Death Records
15.) Last Graves At Dimbaza * 17 Pygmies * Homework # 101 * Hyped 2 Death Records
16.) Kill Him Again * Lester Bangs and Birdland * Homework # 9 * Hyped 2 Death Records
17.) Lester Bangs * Let It Blurt * Homework # 7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
18.) Gertrude Stein * The Rentals * Homework # 101 * Hyped 2 Death Records
19.) Thomas Edison * Bob * Homework # 7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
20.) Heathen Girls * Rose Whipperr & Mark Stowe * Homework # 5 * Hyped 2 Death Records
21.) Alexander Haig * Wilma * Homework # 5 * Hyped 2 Death Records
22.) I Owe to the Girls * Teddy & the Frat Girls * Homework # 104 * Hyped 2 Death Records
23.) Cuban Homo Farm * Silver Abuse * Homework # 1 ½ * Hyped 2 Death Records
24.) Do the Orbit * Skoings * Homework # 2 * Hyped 2 Death Records
25.) Something In Your Eyes * Artyard * Homework # 9 * Hyped 2 Death Records
26.) T.V. Pharmaceuticals * The Tenants * Homework # 2 * Hyped 2 Death Records
27.) 3-Piece 78 * Jim Shepard / Verticle Slit * Homework # 1 ½ * Hyped 2 Death Records
28.) Never Comes Down * Neoboys * History of Portland Punk Vol. 1 * Zeno Records
29.) World Gone Mad * Lotek * History Of Portland Punk Vol. 1 * Zeno Records
30.) Bug * Cleavers * History Of Portland Punk Vol. 1 * Zeno Records
31.) 1988 * Rubbers * History Of Portland Punk Vol. 1 * Zeno Records
32.) Empty * SST * Homework # 102 * Hyped 2 Death Records
33.) Work * Units * Homework # 2 * Hyped 2 Death Records
34.) Nico * Really Red * Homework # 101 * Hyped 2 Death Records
35.) Bourgeoisie * Clap * Homework # 8 * Hyped 2 Death Records
36.) The Pinnacles of Trona * John Allan Amstrong * Homework # 7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
37.) Subversive Pleasure * Chalk Circle * Homework # 9 * Hyped 2 Death Records
38.) Underground Passion * Bolivians * Homework # 7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
39.) Existential Baby * Consumers * Homework # 8 * Hyped 2 Death Records
40.) Falling * Carsickness * Homework # 10 * Hyped 2 Death Records
41.) Never Seen Before * Wild Stares * Homework # 103 * Hyped 2 Death Records
42.) Vacation A * Bomis Prendin * Homework # 10 * Hyped 2 Death Records
43.) The Prince and the Showgirl * Cult Heroes * Homework # 8 * Hyped 2 Death Records

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Episode 108: Real Love

Real Love

Real Love

Episode 108: Real Love w/ DJ Swill (Grumpy Punk Part VI, Valentine’s Day Special!)
(Featuring a tag-team presentation of, ahem, “sweet” punk love songs.)

# Track * Artist * Album * Label

01.) Love Is Happiness * The Icarus Line * Mono * Buddyhead Records
02.) Crummy Lovers Die In The Grave * The Fucking Champs * V * Drag City Records
03.) Love Is… * King Missile * King Missile * Atlantic Records
04.) Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love * Joan Jett & Paul Westerberg * Tank Girl: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack * Warner Bros. / Elektra Records
05.) Gimme Some Head * GG Allin & The Motor City Bad Boys * “Gimme Some Head” b/w “Dead Or Alive” * Orange Records
06.) Sex Junkie * Plasmatics * Beyond the Valley of 1984
07.) Love Song * The Damned * The Best of The Damned * Big Beat Records
08.) Ass Kisser’s Union * Claw Hammer * Hold Your Tongue (and Say Apple) * Interscope Records
09.) Cellophane Nirvana * The Salvation Army * Happen Happened * Frontier Records
10.) Ever Fallen In Love? * The Buzzcocks * Single Going Steady * EMI Records
11.) We Gotta Get Out Of This Place [Live] * Fear
12.) Love * Screeching Weasel * Boogadaboogadaboogada
13.) Cannibal Lover * Chevreuil * Capoeira * Sickroom
14.) Shotgun–I Love You * Billy Jack * Wrestling The Bald-Headed Champion * Space Age Bachelor Pad Records
15.) Don’t Worry * Sister Double Happiness
16.) I’m In Love With Your Mom * VOM * Live At Surf City
17.) A Love Supreme * Oswald Five-0 * “A Love Supreme” b/w “Crushproof”
18.) Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing [Live] * Minutemen
19.) Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World * The Ramones
20.) Love Bomb * Ginderman * Grinderman
21.) Rio * Nip Drivers
22.) We Are In Love * Coachwhips * Double Death
23.) Love Lasts Forever (Sometimes) * Half Japanese * Loud And Horrible
24.) Love Love Love * The Queers * Grow Up
25.) What Love Is * Rocket From the Tombs * The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs
26.) This Is Me Without You * Hello Menno
27.) Are We There Yet? [Excerpt] * Pat Metheny
28.) Flamethrower Love * Poison Idea
29.) Bullet Train To Vegas * Drive Like Jehu * Yank Crime * Interscope
30.) No Depression * The Oblivion Seekers
31.) Pervert * The Descendents
32.) Window Shop For Love * The Wipers * Is This Real?
33.) Caterpillar EP * Unwound * Love And Fear
34.) Real Love * NoMeansNo

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Episode 096: Thanksgiving Leftovers w/ DJ Swill! (Remastered)

Care For Some Rock 'n' Roll Pie?

Care For Some Rock ‘n’ Roll Pie?

Episode 096: Thanksgiving Leftovers w/ DJ Swill! (Remastered) 
(Featuring a tag-team DJ set with leftover music that we haven’t had a chance to get to recently.)

DJ Swill has made a few appearances on our show in the last few years, and when he is on the show, it is most often a Grumpy Punk show.  This particular show is of interest in that this one has never been available to our podcast listeners.  It did go out live, but the recording that was captured was horribly distorted, and was missing a number of songs.  This Remastered Version is an attempt to bring this show back for a different audience.  Better recordings of the music has been found, the voice overs have been cleaned up a little, and everything is present and sequenced the way it should be.  It took a lot of hard work to get this show back from the grave, and hopefully it is worth the effort.

In it, DJ Swill and I made an effort to expand our usual Grumpy Punk aesthetic, and feature areas of our collections that are weirder and further left of center.  Swill got on my case about always pushing Punk Music when we get together, and insisted that he wasn’t a one trick pony when it came to his interests.  As the opening King Crimson song should suggest, we’re exploring other territory with this one.  Hopefully you will enjoy where we go.

Thanksgiving Leftovers w/ DJ Swill

Track * Artist * Album * Label

01.) Sheltering Sky * King Crimson * Discipline * EG Records
02.) Someone’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight * The Rezillos * Can’t Stand the Rezillos * Warner Bros. / Sire Records
03.) Penguin In Bondage * The Mothers of Invention * Roxy And Elswhere Live * Discreet Records
04.) 2 Forms Of Anger * Brian Eno * Small Craft On A Milk Sea * Opal Records
05.) Crab Louie * Sandabs * Frolic Diner: 18 Wild Instros fer Eatin’ & Strippin’ To! * Romulan Records
06.) I Only Said * My Bloody Valentine * Loveless * Sire Records
07.) Sherlock Holmes * The Sparks * Angst In My Pants * Atlantic Records
08.) Porcelain * The Pretenters * Extended Play * Sire Records
09.) Price of Paradise * Meat Puppets * Our Band Could Be Your Life * Little Brother Records
10.) Hot Cross Buns * Paul Gayton * Frolic Diner: 18 Wild Instros fer Eatin’ & Strippin’ To! * Romulan Records
11.) Instant Karma * Tater Totz * Sgt. Shonen’s Exploding Plastic Eastman Band Request * Gasatanka Records
12.) Sounds of Laughter * T.S.O.L. * Rat Music For Rat People Vol. 1
13.) Hybrid Moments * The Misfits * Legacy Of Brutality * Caroline Records
14.) Institutionalized * Suicidal Tendencies * Suicidal Tendencies
15.) Target * Fugazi * Red Medicine * Disocrd Records
16.) Lucky Acid * Unwound * Want Comp Uno * Wantage USA Records
17.) Tacos * Royaltones * Frolic Diner: 18 Wild Instros fer Eatin’ & Strippin’ To! * Romulan Records
18.) Dog Food * Wes Dakus * Frolic Diner: 18 Wild Instros fer Eatin’ & Strippin’ to! * Romulan Records
19.) Waiting For Butterflies * Corgo Cult * Strange Men Bearing Gifts * Touch & Go Records
20.) ha ha ha * Flipper
21.) Cholo Charlie * Fantômas
22.) You Always Hurt The One You Love * Spike Jones & His City Slickers
23.) Mah-Na-Mah-Na * Piero Umiliani
24.) Have Love Will Travel * The Nomads * The Rebel Kind * Interesting Records
25.) Chop Suey Rock * The Instrumentals * Frolic Diner: 18 Wild Instros fer Eatin’ & Strippin’ to! * Romulan Records
26.) Green Light, Red Light * Plain Wrap * Original Music For A Generic World * Enigma Records
27.) Johnny’s Got A Problem * D.I. * Flipside Fanzine Vol. 2 * Gasatanka Records
28.) Die By The Sword * Slayer * River’s Edge Soundtrack * Enigma Records
29.) The Imposter * Elvis Costello & The Attractions * Concerts For The People of Kampuchea * Atlantic Records
30.) Secret Agent Man * The Plugz * Repo Man (Soundtrack)
31.) Bricklayer * Hüsker Dü * Land Speed Record * New Alliance Records
32.) Tired of Doing Things * Hüsker Dü * Land Speed Record * New Alliance Records
33.) Mohawk Town * The Vandals
34.) Garlic Bread * Gary and Larry
35.) Spot Barnett * Sweetmeats
36.) Swan Lake * Public Image Ltd. * Second Edition
37.) Praying Hands * Clawhammer * Q: Are We Not Men? Dork * Sympathy For The Record Industry
38.) Candle * Sonic Youth * Daydream Nation
39.) Touched * My Bloody Valentine * Loveless * Sire Records
40.) I’ll Be Your Mirror * Rainy Day * Rainy Day * Rough Trade Records

Episode 095: The Grumpy Punk Part V: Vinyl Soultion Part IV

Punk Record Blowout

Punk Record Blowout

Episode 095: The Grumpy Punk Part V: Vinyl Soultion Part IV
(Featuring a two-for-one deal with an installment of The Grumpy Punk, all on vinyl.)

Due to an unfortunate technical problem at KPSU this weekend, Episode 095 of Blasphuphmus Radio was not recorded, and was only available to those who listened live at 98.1 FM on the PSU campus, and at kpsu.org.

Hopefully, some of you caught it. And, if you by chance caught a recording of it too, I would love to hear it. But chances are, this one is lost to the ether. This was a two-for-one episode is some ways: it was the fifth installment of The Grumpy Punk, AND the fourth installment of Vinyl Solution. I may try to do a recreation of it someday, as it was a really fun show to DJ. But for the time being, I’ll just have to let this one go.

Next week, tune in for a very special appearance by my good buddy Will. It’s been almost a year since we teamed up for a radio show, and I think this one will be a doozy. It may even be another Grumpy Punk show. It just depends on how it all plays out.

See ya then.

The Grumpy Punk Part V: Vinyl Soultion Part IV
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Puncher * The Ventures
02.) Rosemary * The Dickies
03.) In A Jar * Dinosaur Jr.
04.) (The Original) Neutron Bomb * The Controllers
05.) Teenage * The Weirdos
06.) Victims * The Skulls
07.) I’m In Love With Your Mom * VOM
08.) Don’t Talk To Me * The Eyes
09.) Communist Eyes [Live] * Germs
10.) Cathy’s Theme * The Ventures
11.) I Don’t Care * Ramones
12.) When My Baby’s Beside Me * Big Star
13.) Doctor Please * Blue Cheer
14.) Un-Huh * Thee Headliners * We Made These Songs * We Made These Records
15.) Jesus And Tequila * Minutemen
16.) Runnin’ Strong * The Ventures
17.) Flame On! / CYBERFORCE * The 1, 4, 5s
18.) I Don’t Want To Hear It * Minor Threat
19.) I Hate Everything * Defiance
20.) Officer * Murder City Devils
21.) Coup D’etat * Circle Jerks
22.) Dripper * Brainwashers
23.) Repo Man * Iggy Pop
24.) Bamba * The Ventures
25.) Punishment Farm / Our Secret / World I Never Made * Oswald Five-O
26.) Rapunzel’s Unrest * Klorox Girls * I’m One Me Too 7″ * Grinning Idiot Records
27.) Wailer’s House Party * Satan’s Pilgrims * Haunted House Party 7″ * EmPtY Records
28.) Caroline * Pierced Arrows
29.) Wild Action * The Ventures
30.) Drinking Song * Ashtray
31.) The Loudest Voice * Straitjacket
32.) Sweet Young Thing Ain’t Sweet No More * Mudhoney
33.) Recall * Jonestown
34.) Caterpillar * Unwound
35.) In Half * Sleep Capsule
36.) Vast Deference * The Miss
37.) The End Of All Things * NoMeansNo
38.) Jigsaw Feeling * Siouxie and the Banshees
39.) When The Shit Hits The Fan * Circle Jerks
40.) Lonely Karen * The Ventures
41.) I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive * Hank Williams

KPSU Playlist

Episode 080: The Grumpy Punk Part IV

Mr. Grumpy

Mr. Grumpy

Episode 080: The Grumpy Punk Part IV
(Featuring even more songs that anger up the blood, and remind me of the good-old-days.)

Never very far from my own heart, The Grumpy Punk returns with another hour of classic hits.  I feel particularly bad this year, as many of the theme shows that I’ve been wanting to put together have been put on the back burner for a variety of reasons.  While I haven’t been disappointed with the shows that I have done in place of them, it is a little frustrating that I have only done four Grumpy Punk shows in the last two years.  I need to up those numbers, definitely.

This is also one of the laziest editions of The Grumpy Punk, where the music barely even makes it past the “D”s in my record collection.  While this was not my initial intent, in a way it is entirely appropriate.  There is a certain amount of inbred laziness among a lot of punks, and I could see this being used as a genuine excuse for why there is such a narrow range of tunes picked for any given show.  In the end, though, I think it works, and is a testament to the amount of material that can fit into this theme.  I may try to do a, “Brought To You By The Letter…” edition of The Grumpy Punk just to illustrate that point even further.

This is also the first Grumpy Punk show to be done since our broadcasting standards have been loosened.  One of the upshots of being ditched by KBPS is that we are no longer answerable to FCC standards or guidelines when it comes to The Seven Words.  Previously, I would do my own edits for songs I wanted to play that contained profanity, with the humorous side-effect that the swears in question became all that more noticeable.  I’ve always thought that the acceptability of censor beeps was completely insane, in that the meaning is still conveyed in most instances, and in many cases, draws even more attention to the fact that there was something “inappropriate” about that word being used.  When I listen to these songs, I never think of them as music that contains profanity, but rather as just music.  It actually makes the songs worse when you have to beep them.  So it was very nice to prep a show where I didn’t have to think about that kind of stuff, and instead could just play a lot of rad music.  Subversive and profanity filled, yes.  But you can deny that it rules, either.

This was also the first edition of The Grumpy Punk that didn’t contain a special guest, or movie samples.  I’ll do my best to make sure the next one contains one, the other, or both, and also stretches to incorporate letters “E” through “Z” as well.  Enjoy!

The Grumpy Punk Part IV
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Miserlou * Agent Orange * Living In Darkness
02.) Eniwetok * The Eyes * Dangerhouse Volume 2: Give Me A Little Pain! * Dangerhouse Records
03.) Class War * The Dils * 198 Seconds Of The Dils * Dangerhouse Records
04.) Career Opportunities * The Clash * The Clash * CBS Records
05.) Underground Babylon (Live, Oct / Nov 1979, Hong Kong Cafe) * Catholic Discipline * Underground Babylon
06.) Blank Generation * Richard Hell & the Voidoids * Blank Generation * Sire Records
07.) Can’t Stand Rock ‘n’ Roll * Anti-Nowhere League * We Are… The League * Dojo Records
08.) God Damned Rock ‘n’ Roll * The Cramps * Stay Sick! * Enigma Records
09.) Women Of The ’90’s * Hella * The Devil Isn’t Red * Kill Rock Stars Records
10.) Hellnation * Dead Kennedys * Frankenchrist * Alternative Tentacles Records
11.) World Up My Ass * Circle Jerks * Group Sex * Porterhouse Records
12.) Crypted Control * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live * I Am That Great And Firey Force * Outpunk Records
13.) Screaming At A Wall * Minor Threat * Minor Threat EP * Dischord Records
14.) Blatz To The Future * Blatz * Cheaper Than The Beer EP * Lookout! Records
15.) Jordan Minnesota * Big Black * Atomizer * Homestead Records
16.) Open Your Eyes * The Avengers * The Avengers * CD Presents Records
17.) Theme * The Descendants * I Don’t Want To Grow Up * New Alliance Records
18.) Right Side Of My Mind * Angry Samoans * Inside My Brain * Bad Trip Records
19.) I Am The Walrus * Dead Milkmen * Bucky Fellini * Enigma Records
20.) Wasted * Camper Van Beethoven * Telephone Free Landslide Victory * IRS Records
21.) What I See * Black Flag * Damaged * SST Records
22.) Drinking Song * Ashtray * Ashtray EP * Self-Released
23.) Stuck On You * The Briefs * Steal Yer Heart * BYO Records
24.) Will You Go Out With Me? * The Automatics * 10 Golden Greats! EP * Mutant Pop Records
25.) Kingdom (Instrumental, Excerpt) * Prize Country * Dead Kingdom EP * Self-Released
26.) Tomorrow * Crimpshrine * Sleep, What’s That? EP * Lookout! Records

KPSU Playlist

Episode 051: A Grumpy Punk Christmas

Smile For The Camera

Smile For The Camera

Episode 051: A Grumpy Punk Christmas w/ DJ Swill (Grumpy Punk Part III)

Join DJ Swill and I for an hour-long, Grumpy Punk exploration of Christmas Music for people who don’t like Christmas Music.  We tag team through a number of X-Mas oddities, and talk about our interests as music fans, in this very special Grumpy Punk broadcast.

Aside from Halloween, there are very few holidays that we here at Blasphuphmus Radio celebrate.  However, it is difficult to ignore the holiday season when the rest of the world is taken in its grip for the majority of the winter months.  Sooner or later, the influence of these holidays reaches even us.  Fortunately, DJ Swill and I are on the same page, and we decide to celebrate Christmas the Grumpy Way.

Below you will find a short video, shot by Wendy, of us in action, so you can get a visual of what this is all about.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Christmas Music For People Who Don’t Like Christmas Music.  Enjoy!

Episode 043: Lost In The Punk-In Patch

The Leader Of The Patch

The Leader Of The Patch

Episode 043: Lost In The Punk-In Patch (18 October 2006 Retrocast)
(Featuring all your favorite Halloween classics, from Dead Moon to The Dream Syndicate)

With only a spare few weeks left until Halloween Proper, I continue my holiday-season retrocasts with a fantastic episode from 2006, featuring a wonderful assortment of Creepy Monster Punk Songs, guaranteed to put you in the right mood for rampaging at night and stirring up trouble.

I hope as many of you as possible will be out at the Scion Garage Fest today, to enjoy some of the local Portland weather, and soak in the rock. I’ll be back next week with Fromage de la Halloween. See ya in seven.

Lost In The Punk-In Patch

01.) A Night In A Haunted House * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle * Halloween Hootenanny
03.) Halloween At KPSU
04.) Dead Moon Night * Dead Moon
05.) Haunted House * Gang Green * You Got It
06.) Pumpkin * WWAX * 7″
07.) Chainsaw * Ramones * Ramones
08.) Halloween * Misfits *
09.) Halloween * Dead Kennedys * Plastic Surgery Disasters
10.) Spectra Sonic Sound * Nation Of Ulysses * 13-Point Program To Destroy America
11.) Octoberfleshed * KARP * Self-Titled LP
12.) All Souls Day * Unwound * New Plastic Ideas
13.) Spider Baby * Fantômas * The Director’s Cut
14.) (She’s My) Vampire Girl * The Groovie Ghoulies * Fun In The Dark
15.) Zombie * Screeching Weasel * Boogadaboogadaboogada!
16.) Do The Zombie * The Eyeliners * Here Comes Trouble
17.) Rapid Fire (Vampire Attack) * Los Cincos * Vampire Attack 7″
18.) TV Set * The Cramps * Songs The Lord Taught Us
19.) Halloween * The Dream Syndicate * The Days Of Wine And Roses

Episode 036: The Grumpy Punk Part II

Eh?  What?  Punk?  Never Heard Of It.

Eh? What? Punk? Never Heard Of It.

Episode 036: The Grumpy Punk Part II
(In which I wax nostalgic with a lot of new and old “punk” songs, and the censor beep goes off far too often.)

Another extended block of radio yesterday, and this time filled with more music, “Like they usta make.” Ob-soive:

I like the fact that it took me two shows before I was actually able to get back on track with the schedule I had written for myself only a few weeks ago. Yeah, like I said, “tentative.” Hopefully, we’ll be on track until the end of the years.

Fingers crossed.

See ya in seven.

In The Punk-In Patch (2006)

The Leader Of The Patch

The Leader Of The Patch

Halloween Spook-tacular Part III:  In The Punk-In Patch (Phase I Episode 124)

In The Punk-In Patch

01.) A Night In A Haunted House * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle * Halloween Hootenanny
03.) Halloween At KPSU
04.) Dead Moon Night * Dead Moon
05.) Haunted House * Gang Green * You Got It
06.) Pumpkin * WWAX * 7″
07.) Chainsaw * Ramones * Ramones
08.) Halloween * Misfits *
09.) Halloween * Dead Kennedys * Plastic Surgery Disasters
10.) Spectra Sonic Sound * Nation Of Ulysses * 13-Point Program To Destroy America
11.) Octoberfleshed * KARP * Self-Titled LP
12.) All Souls Day * Unwound * New Plastic Ideas
13.) Spider Baby * Fantômas * The Director’s Cut
14.) (She’s My) Vampire Girl * The Groovie Ghoulies * Fun In The Dark
15.) Zombie * Screeching Weasel * Boogadaboogadaboogada!
16.) Do The Zombie * The Eyeliners * Here Comes Trouble
17.) Rapid Fire (Vampire Attack) * Los Cincos * Vampire Attack 7″
18.) TV Set * The Cramps * Songs The Lord Taught Us
19.) Halloween * The Dream Syndicate * The Days Of Wine And Roses

Punk

Rock?

Rock?

Punk (Phase I, Episode 081)

What started out as me just wanting to hear a few songs I liked before doing my show became a whole theme show: Rock ‘n’ Roll Songs I Wish I Heard On The Radio More Often. All these songs kick extrordinary amounts of ass in my opinion, and all come from an ear of music that I’m quite fond of. Plus, I even played a request (though it didn’t entirely fit the theme). All in all, the kind of show I’d like to do more often. 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio? * The Ramones
02.) Love Song * The Damned
03.) Obsessed With You * X-Ray Spex
04.) What Do I Get? * The Buzzcocks
05.) Doctor Martin’s Boots * Alexie Sayles
06.) Life Stinks * Rocket From The Tombs
07.) Teenage Kicks * The Undertones
08.) My War * Agnostic Front
09.) Typical Girls * The Slits
10.) No One Wants And Alien * The Wipers
11.) We’re Desperate * X
12.) Do The Robot * The Saints
13.) Fame And Fortune * Mission Of Burma
14.) Astral Plane * The Modern Lovers
15.) Red Rockers Rule * The Dils
16.) She’s Like Heroin To Me * The Gun Club
17.) Uncontrollable Urge * Devo
18.) Heart’s In Exile * The Homosexuals
19.) History Lesson – Part II * Minutemen
20.) Sonic Reducer * Dead Boys

The Punk-In Patch (2005)

The Punk-In Patch

The Punk-In Patch

Halloween Spook-tacular Part III: Punk-in Patch  (KPSU Phase I Episode 069)

At this time, our program was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

01.) Haunted House * Gang Green
02.) Octoberfleshed * KARP
03.) Halloween * The Dream Syndicate
04.) Cemetary Man * The Sawyer Family
05.) Spectra Sonic Sound * The Nation of Ulysses
06.) Spider Baby * Fantômas
07.) Halloween * Misfits
08.) (She’s My) Vampire Girl * Groovie Ghoulies
09.) Vampire Girl * Johnathan Richman
10.) Rapid Fire (Vampire Attack) * Los Cincos
11.) All Souls Day * Unwound
12.) Zombie * Screeching Weasel
13.) Halloween * Dead Kennedys
14.) Nov. 1st * Crackerbash
15.) Chainsaw * Ramones
16.) Halloween (Live) * MX-80
17.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

The Hits That Keep On Missin’

Ouch

Ouch

The Hits That Keep On Missin’ (Phase I Episode 027)

4 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Playlist:

01.) Real Cool Time * The Stooges
02.) Fame And Fortune * Mission Of Burma
03.) Teenage Rebel * The Avengers
04.) In This House That I Call Home * X
05.) Everybody’s Happy Nowadays * Buzzcocks
06.) Remote Control * The Clash
07.) Outsider * Ramones
08.) Romeo * Wipers
09.) Nobody’s Hero * Stiff Little Fingers
10.) Rich Man’s Dream * Neoboys
11.) I’m A Pig * Angry Samoans
12.) Mom’s A Fake * Stiphnoyds
13.) I Don’t Want To Grow Up * Descendants
14.) Running Dog (Live) * Lotek
15.) Disappearing Boy * Green Day
16.) Johnny Paranoid (Live) * Sado-Nation
17.) Life Of Pain * Black Flag
18.) I Fought The Law * Dead Kennedys
19.) New Race * Radio Birdman
20.) Stuck In The Middle * The Replacements
21.) Bad To Worse * The Real Kids
22.) I Think About You During The Commercials * Riverdales
23.) Nature Without Man * Minutemen
24.) In The City * The Jam
25.) Let’s Break The Law (Single Version) * Anti-Nowhere League
26.) It’s Never Too Late * Sham 69
27.) Just Like Me * T.S.O.L.
28.) The Kid’s A Mess * The Vibrators
29.) Teenagers From Mars * Misfits
30.) I Wanna Be Naked * Screeching Weasel
31.) Don’t Back Down * The Queers
32.) Human Fly * The Cramps
33.) Good Guys (Don’t Wear White) * Minor Threat
34.) Group Sex * Circle Jerks
35.) Cherry Bomb * The Runaways
36.) Forming * Germs
37.) Caught In My Eye * Gumball
38.) I Don’t Know What You’re Talking About * Hüsker Dü
39.) Two Beats Off * Fugazi
40.) I Can’t Believe * Big Black
41.) Stocktaking * Nomeansno
42.) Guilt Within Your Head * The Gits
43.) On The Wall * Fastbacks
44.) We’re Only Gonna Die * Bad Religion