Friday, January 16, 2015

New Year, New Zealand

What better country to ring in the new year with than New Zealand? New Guinea? New Mexico? Those aren't even countries! Well, maybe New Guinea is but it doesn't really matter. What matters is that New Zealand's post punk contributions are underrated at best. It's pretty damn far away and before the internet and Lord of the Rings, most people didn't have any idea what was going on down there. Oddly enough, in the 80s, it seems like the vast majority of kiwi bands had a post punk/alternative kind of sound and there's something to be said for that.

There's something to played for that too and I hope it is this podcast episode. Click on the link below to download it:

New Zealand Post Punk and Beyond


1.) I See Red - Split Enz
2.) Tally Ho - The Clean
3.) Ambivalence - The Pin Group
4.) Crisis After Crisis - The Verlaines
5.) Rolling Moon - The Chills
6.) Stars in My Eyes - The Screaming Meemees
7.) Riot Squad - The NewMatics
8.) You're Gonna Get Done - The Primmers
9.) Saturday Night Stay-At-Home - Suburban Reptiles
10.) Feels So Good - The Spelling Mistakes
11.) She's A Mod - The Terrorways
12.) If Only I Could Die - The Desperate Tricycles
13.) Computer Games - Mi-Sex
14.) Walking In Light - Th' Dudes
15.) Virginia - The Pink Flamingos
16.) Calm Before the Storm - The Bats
17.) Your Invisible Life - Bailterspace
18.) Outer Space - The 3Ds
19.) She Speeds - Straitjacket Fits
20.) Ride A White Swan - The Tall Dwarfs
21.) 40 Years - The Phoenix Foundation
22.) You're Just As Confused As I Am - The Mint Chicks
23.) Expectations - Cut Off Your Hands
24.) I Walk Away - Crowded House
***BONUS***25.) Auckland Tonight - Androidss

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Show 2014 - 12/12/14

It's Christmastime, and there's no need to be afraid. At Christmastime, we let in light and we banish shade. Those lyrics sang by Band Aid some 30 years ago and then by some new version of it now have never been more true nor ridiculous. Thus, I didn't play that song during tonight's episode but I did include other festive tracks by some punk, post punk, new wave, ska, oi, indie, and alternative bands who did seem to know it was Christmas.

Just in case you didn't know, click on the link below and consider yourself Merry Christmas wished by me:

Christmas Show 2014

And now consider yourself playlist'd too:

1. Merry Something to You - Devo
2. Things Fall Apart - Cristina
3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - The Revillos
4. We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Husker Du
5. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Bad Religion
6. White Christmas - Iggy Pop
7. Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant - Siouxsie and the Banshees
8. Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie
9. Christmas Was Better in the 80s - The Futureheads
10. Got Something For You - Best Coast and Wavves
11. Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die) - Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles
12. Christmas Treat - Julian Casablancas
13. Silent Night - The Only Ones
14. Just To Be With You (This Christmas) - Nick Lowe
15. We Three Kings - Book of Love
16. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Erasure
17. It's Christmas Time Again - Bad Manners
18. Skank 'Til Christmas - The Selector
19. Santa Claus is Ska-Ing To Town - Granville Williams
20. Merry Christmas Everybody - The 4 Skins
21. Bollocks to Christmas - The Business
22. I'm Getting Pissed For Christmas - Peter and the Test Tube Babies
23. Stuff the Turkey - Alien Sex Fiend
24. Sleigh Ride - Helena Noguerra
25. Frosty the Snowman - Cocteau Twins
26. December Will Be Magic Again - Kate Bush
27. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - X
28. Blue Christmas - The Pretenders
29. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Smithereens
30. Deck the Halls - REM
31. Hot Club of Christ - Aztec Camera
32. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Rollins Band
33. Step Into Christmas - The Wedding Present

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Lost Bands of Post Punk: Volume 3 - 11/28/14

Happy day after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Black Friday, otherwise known as the day of my third episodic installment dedicated completely to some of the lesser known or lost bands of punk, post punk, new wave, blah blah blah. Bands who didn't quite make it, even in our niche genre, but were sometimes pretty good and certainly worth remembering.

You can choose to remember them quietly to yourself right now or download the podcast episode below. You can also buy a big screen TV really cheap right now.

Lost Bands of Post Punk - Volume 3

The Screamers - 122 Hours of Fear
The Units - Warm, Moving Bodies
Nervous Gender - Cardinal Newman
The Modernettes - Barbra
Dirty Looks - 12 O'Clock High
Fingerprintz - Houdini Love
The Krinkles - So Many Girls
The Wipers - Can This Be?
Red Guitars - Marimba Jive
Fabulous Poodles - B Movies
Airkraft - Move in Rhythm
Nine Below Zero - 11 Plus 11
Rip, Rig, and Panic - You're My Kind of Climate
Amazulu - Midnight Romance
Talk Back - Rudy
The Rave-Ups - Rave Up/Shut Up
Intaferon - Baby Pain
Mi-Sex - Where Do They Go
SSQ - Playback
Dramatis - Pomp and Stompandstomp
Futurisk - Army Now
Urban Verbs - Subways
Subway Sect - Parallel Lines

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:


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