Fanatics! A Few Words About My Late Friend, Drummer Jason Mackenroth

Fanatics! A Few Words About My Late Friend, Drummer Jason Mackenroth
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[Every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m., Henry Rollins brings an exclusive mix of songs old and new to listeners at 89.9 FM, KCRW. Visit KCRW.com for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.]

RADIO BROADCAST #354
01–10–16

Fanatic. On the third of January, Jason Mackenroth, drummer in Mother Superior, Rollins Band and Blue Man Group passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was a good man and left too early. I was lucky enough to speak with him a few days before he died. It was good to have the chance to hear his voice one last time. I will really miss him.

We have assembled a great batch of songs here. We would like to thank Ty Segall for sending us an advance of his excellent new album, Emotional Mugger, dropping on Jan. 22, on Drag City. I have listened to it a few times now and can safely say, the man has done it again. He has tour dates all over the place. I will be reading them off on upcoming shows.

Upcoming Events

Also, prepare yourself for a lot of great new records on the In the Red label to rock upcoming shows. Charles Moothart, the blazing guitar player in Fuzz, has a solo album, Still Life of Citrus & Slime, coming out later this year on ITR. We have it and have been given the green light to start playing it. We kick in with all that on Jan. 31.

It’s going to be a good year for records and shows. We are allied with a lot of excellent labels, which will be keeping us in the loop on what’s happening, and we will be bringing whatever we can to you as soon as possible.

If you feel like it, you can help the Mackenroth family via GoFundMe.

Hang in there and stay fanatic.
–– Henry

Hour 1
01. Joy Division — Digital / Substance
02. W-X - Clean It Glen / W-X
03. Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band — Humanoid Boogie
04. Family Fodder — Chocolate / More Great Hits!
05. The Fall — Inevitable (live XFM Radio 4-14-99 / The Marshall Suite
06. Ty Segall — Squealer / Emotional Mugger
07 Yoshito Murakami — Sayonara…Mataitsuka / Mu To Eien
08. Zeahorse — Pow Wow / Rice Is Nice Mixtape Vol. 03
09. Scientist — Steppers / Introducing Scientist
10. Le Butcherettes — Sold Less Than Gold / A Raw Youth
11. Spectres — Mirror / Dying
12. Selda — Yaz Gazeteci Yaz / Selda
13. Los Vigilantes — La Balada / Globule Expectorations
14. Division Four — Kamikarzi / 1983 Demo
15. Hierophants — Eighty Zer-0 / Hierophants / Parallax Error

Hour 2
01. Kim & Leanne — ScienceTest / True West
02. Ruined Fortune — On The Screen / Ruined Fortune
03. Ausmuteants — Mates Rates / single on Hozac
04. Brown Spiders — That was Then This Is Now
05. Chicos de Nazca — All The Wishes / Fireride
06. Tomorrow — Hallucinations / Tomorrow
07. Oliver Nelson — Night Lights / More Blues And The Abstract Truth
08. Nini Raviolette -— Suis Je Normale / So Young But So Cold
09. Alan Vega Trio — Too Late / Cubist Blues
10. Pumice — Why I Chew My Sleeves / Puddles
11. Nate Young — Forever Day / Blinding Confusion
12. Tired Lion — I Don't Think You Like Me / Rice Is Nice Mixtape Vol. 03
13. Frank Zappa — Black Beauty / Mystery Disc  


More from the mind of Henry Rollins:
Let's Invade Canada

Bend Over, America — Here Comes President Trump
I Am Basically a Vinyl Cat Lady


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