Friday, November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Show - Thankful For Compilation Albums - 11/14/14




This Thanksgiving, I have decided to be officially be musically thankful for compilation albums. Ones featuring tracks from various artists in the fabulous genres of punk, post punk, new wave, ska, goth and anything-in-between. Played all songs from these such albums that not only do I love but really changed my life.

Maybe they will change your life too? Hopefully for the better? Or maybe they already have. Or maybe, just maybe, the link to download and listen to the show is below:

Thankful For Post Punk Compilation Albums

I won't say that maybe the playlist is below but I will say that "perhaps" such a list of songs and the albums they came from that I played on the show is downward from this text:

Underpass - John Foxx - Street Level: 20 New Wave Hits
Sweetheart Contract - Magazine - Street Level: 20 New Wave Hits
Ain't This the Life - Oingo Boingo - Urgh! A Music War
Back in Flesh - Wall of Voodoo - Urgh! A Music War
A.N.T.S. - Adam and the Ants - Flexipop
Metro MRX - Soft Cell - Flexipop
Baby, Sign Here With Me - Henry Badowski - IRS Greatest Hits, Volumes 2 & 3
Sodium Pentothol Negative - Fashion - IRS Greatest Hits, Volumes 2 & 3
My Face - Henry Badowski - IRS Greatest Hits, Volume 1
Almost - OMD - Martin
Repo Man - Iggy Pop - Repo Man Soundtrack
Inner London Violence - Bad Manners - Dance Craze Soundtrack
Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs - Valley Girl "Soundtrack"
Angst In My Pants - Sparks - Valley Girl "Soundtrack"
Sex Beat - Sex Beat - Young Limbs and Numb Hymns
Lude Boy - Social Distortion - Hell Comes to Your House
Moles - B-Movie - The Some Bizarre Album
Social Fools - Devo - Troublemakers
Julia's Song - The Id - Street to Street: A Liverpool Album
You're Without Sound - Clock DVA - Hicks From the Sticks
Being Boiled - Human League - Fast Product: Mutant Pop 78/79
Kill the Poor - Dead Kennedys - Punk and Disorderly
Pay to Cum - Bad Brains - Let Them Eat Jellybeans
We're Desperate - X - The Decline of Western Civilization
Therese - The Bodines - NME C-86






Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dia de los Muertos Show 2014 - Ramones R.I.P. - 11/1/14




















In a year where the last of the original 4 Ramones, Tommy, passed away, I thought it would be nice to celebrate the accomplishments of one of the great bands of all time - punk, post punk, rock and roll, or otherwise. And it was nice. Like I say in the podcast, it can be easy to take someone like the Ramones for granted. Their image, their music, their whole overall zeitgeist is so embedded into our culture that some of us, me at least, often almost forget just how great and influential they really were. So playing and talking about the songs that span their entire, impressive career kind of gave me a slightly new perspective on things and I hope it does for you too. Provided you listen to the show by clicking on the link below, of course. Otherwise, to hell with your perspective!

Ramones R.I.P.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Spooooky Show 2014 - The History of Spooky Music - 10/22/14



















This year I decided to take a trip back to the past (as opposed to the future) in an effort to chronicle some of the history of spooooky music and its effect on post punk. Then I went forward in time (but still in the past) to the post punk era, followed by the subgenres it spawned like goth and horror punk, leading into dark electro for a minute, then leading into the more modern retro (ironic?) sound, which sometimes brings back some of post punk's spooookier qualities. Then I don't know what happens.

There were plenty of things I wasn't able to get to but if you're looking for a crash course in the evolution of darker, spookier music, this could be your Hindenburg. Click on the link below to listen and/or download:

SPOOOOKY SHOW 2014 - THE HISTORY OF SPOOKY MUSIC AND POST PUNK


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Weird Songs of Post Punk - 10/9/14











Did you know it's also National Weird Song Day? Well, it actually isn't but I believe it is Independence Day for the nation of Uganda and that's pretty much the same thing. Therefore, I have decided to celebrate by playing what I consider to be some of the weirder tracks of post punk.

But not necessarily weird as in weird-in-general, more like weird as it relates to each band. Things like the Police suddenly breaking from song to read a poem about a blow-up sex doll, Gary Numan performing a jingle for 7-Up, Morrissey sounding downright happy, the Thompson Twins sounding downright punky, and Xymox hopelessly adrift a sea of early 90s ecstasy.

If you're feel like getting weird or are just really fired up about Ugandan independence, click on the link below to hear what I'm talking about:

Weird Songs of Post Punk




Thursday, September 25, 2014

One Hit Wonders of Post Punk - 9/25/14



















Did you know it's National One Hit Wonder Day? Of course not, what kind of crazy person just walks around with information like that? But technically, it really is such a day and I thought I would celebrate by doing a show dedicated to the one hit wonders of post punk.

While maybe to the uninitiated, groups like Soft Cell, Big Country, Wall of Voodoo, Gary Numan, and even Devo could be considered one-hit wonders but of course, if you listen to the podcast or just any of those bands, you probably know otherwise. This episode focused on the true one-hit wonders within our genre. People who really only gave us one signature track by which to remember them by. Whether it be a technical hit or just well-known classic amongst us fans. Of course this all certainly falls into subjective territory too but hopefully, you can trust my judgment here. If not though, you’ll probably still like the music.

To find out for certain, simply click on this link and either download the podcast or just play it right off the website:

One Hit Wonders of Post Punk



Friday, September 12, 2014

Martin Rushent - Legendary Post Punk Producer - 9/12/14



















He's best known as the producer who helped resurrect the Human League for the landmark Dare album but Martin Rushent is also the man behind The Stranglers, Buzzcocks, Altered Images, and other post punk groups looking for a big, more accessible record, all without compromising their artistic integrity.

Martin is easily one of the Top 3 most important producers in our genre and tonight my show was dedicated entirely to his work. Click on the link below to dedicate your ears entirely to my show dedicated entirely to his work:


Martin Rushent Show



Friday, August 29, 2014

Scotland in the 1980s (and I suppose, the late 70s as well) - 8/29/14

















I said it before on this show in general, several times during this particular episode, on blogs, in conversations, under my breath, internal monologues, etc. and I'm going to say it again right now - Scotland is a relatively small country which has produced a relatively large amount of important post punk and alternative music, especially during the decade that we like to call the 1980s.

There were heavyweights (Simple Minds, Big Country, Cocteau Twins, Jesus and Mary Chain), up-and-comers who would go onto making their biggest splash in the next decade (Primal Scream, Soup Dragons, Del Amitri), cultish bands who were highly influential (Orange Juice, Josef K, Vaselines, Aztec Camera), and even plenty of other great groups who never quite made it but maybe should have (The Headboys, Zones, The Jolt) and more!

I could have gone on and on but for brevity's sake, I kept the episode just under 2 hours. I also recorded all my commentary in stopped traffic so please excuse the open air sound. To try and cover this up, I added some accompanying background bagpipe music to these segments. There's another great musical contributions we can thank Scotland for:  Bagpipes. Does anyone else play bagpipes? Who cares? Because no one else plays bagpipes like the Scots and very few nations play post punk like they do either.

Click on the link below to hear the show. Had to put this one in AIF format (don't ask) but it should play online or in iTunes if you download it:


SCOTLAND IN THE 1980s