KCRW BROADCAST #109 for Saturday, April 9.
Fanatics! If you notice, our show tonight does all it can to evade all classification. Perhaps the single song that embodies the idea behind the overall is track two, our Ludus. Check that arrangement! That's what tonight's show is all about, a frenetic bouncing.
I think tonight's show will keep you engaged and leaning into the speakers. That's the aim, anyway.
We do hit one slightly conceptual moment in our second hour, with our Cale-Eno-Bowie-Pop hunk. Also, our Manchester double shot of Buzzcocks and Joy Division. Speaking of Joy Division, one of my favorite warm weather listens is JD's 2nd album, Closer. That's a great one and sometimes overlooked. If you have not played that one in awhile, dig it out and dig it, Fanatic!
Please stay with the entirety of tonight's show, it's meant to be taken as a whole. I think we have put together a great one.
Engineer X sent me a list of all the Record Store Day releases and I was hoping to be more excited. I was hoping The Fall would have done something and that there would have been more back catalog releases of old albums. I will go through the list again and try to get interested in something on there.
I will be at Amoeba on Saturday the 16th, Ian MacKaye's birthday, by the way, doing some record playing. I am not sure what time but I will post it as soon as I do. I think it's in the afternoon.
I think the tickets for the Dinosaur Jr. shows in June have gone on sale. Those are the shows where I will be interviewing the band onstage pre-show. The massive upside for me is that I get to see Dinosaur Jr. six times in a week. That is SO working for me.
Almost all the shows on this too short a tour are done. Two more to go. I am writing you from Seattle. Our bus has broken down and so now, we hustling in airports and rental cars. This makes things sleep free and strained. It's all part of the fun you can have on the road. I am hoping that a few hours after this show airs, we will be back in the bus--just in time to be dropped off in LA.
Enough of my boring complaints. Next week, prep yo self for a live set at Amoeba and a tremendous Ian MacKaye birthday show. It's going to be awesome. Tune in and STAY FANATIC!!! --Henry
Henry can be reached at: Henryontheradio@gmail.com
Read on for Rollins' list of tracks:
01. Roky Erickson - Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play / The Evil One
02. Ludus - Mirror Mirror / The Seduction
03. The Mae Shi - Party Politics / Hllyh
04. Cloudland Canyon - Holy Canyon / Vanquish Requiems Der Natur 2002-2004
05. XBXRX - Fabricated Progression / Sixth In Sixes
06. Boris - Afterburner / Pink
07. Brigitte Fontaine - Une Fois Mais Pas Deux / Brigitte Fontaine Est...
08. Slim Gaillard - Atomic Cocktail / Cement Mixer Putti Putti
09. Performing Ferrets - Dut Dut Dut / No One Told Us
10. The Upsetters - Grumblin' Dub / Arkology
11, Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! / Stand!
12. Monty Python - Neville Shunt / Another Monty Python Record
13. Slayer - Stain Of Mind / Diabolus In Musica
14. X-Ray Specs - I Live Off You / Germ-Free Adolescents
15. Generation X - From The Heart / Generation X
16. The Game - Gotta Keep Moving / Professor Jordan's Magic Sound Show
17. John Cale - Helen Of Troy / Helen Of Troy
18. Brian Eno - Blank Frank / Here Come The Warm Jets
19. David Bowie - Always Crashing in the Same Car / Low
20. Iggy Pop - Funtime / The Idiot
21. Joy Division - Insight / BBC Recordings
22. The Buzzcocks - Airwaves Dream / Singles Going Steady
23. Sonny & The Sunsets - Too Young To Burn / Tomorrow Is Alright
24. Dante Vs Zombies - Branded By Nuns / Yes, I'm Stalking You
25. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psycho Candy / Complete John Peel Sessions
26. Usman Achmad - Stambul Naturil / Music Of Indonesia 20 - Indonesian Guitars
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27. Blues Boy Rawlins - Baby, She Loves Me / I Got a Woman Shining My Shoe
28. Rev. A. W. Nix - Black Diamond Express To Hell--Part I / Complete Works
29. Thin Lizzy - Don't Believe a Word / Johnny The Fox
30. James Brown - Super Bad (mono) / The CD Of JB