Fanatics! Henry Rollins' KCRW Show Tomorrow Night: New La Sera, Going Deep with George Crumb

KCRW Broadcast #168 for Saturday, June 9, 2012

See also: Henry Rollins: The Column! Stop Whining About How Today's Music Sucks

Fanatics! I am sitting in the backstage area here at the Broadway Theater in Saskatoon Canada as Road Manager Ward wrestles with the south of great sound system here in an attempt to make things sound good for the show that starts very soon.

As you are listening to the show, I will be onstage in Thunder Bay, Ontario. I don't think I have been there before. I thought it best that we start our show with some Thunder references! Most interesting of all of our thunderous choices has to be the Hank III track. This is some serious work. I am so glad Shelton is free from his Curb Records deal at long last so he can really pour it on. A major talent.

More of that new Iggy record for your enjoyment tonight. Let's see, there's a few new thangs we are getting into tonight worth mentioning. The new La Sera record is pretty cool, I have not spent much time with it yet but am digging it. I just got a somewhat new Mark Robinson of Unrest, Flin Flon, Air Miami, etc. project called Fang Wizard. So far, there is an album and a cassette single. To make things interesting, Mark kindly sent us files of the cassette-only songs and tonight, we play one. The very excellent Cloudland Canyon check in with a new album called Fin Eaves and tonight, we play a track from that as well as a track from the new Young Prisms album. I have to play that one a little more as I just got it but so far, I am liking it.

Way down in the second hour, you will notice that we are getting in deep with the great composer George Crumb. The first time I heard his music was on KCRW in 1984 and it was these selections. I became a fan immediately. I think it's perfect for hour number two. It's always great to have a Wolf Eyes track on the show, so tonight we finish our second to last block with Olson and company. I think this set echoes well off our earlier Dolphy track.

Our last block is a teenage blowout. All the songs teen and, of course, Fanatic-oriented. A great way to rip it all the way to the end of the show!

Next week, a great concept set that I hope you like. It was very challenging to put together and took quite awhile but ultimately worth it. I hope you get a chance to check tonight's show! May the iced coffee find you and STAY FANATIC!!! --Henry

Henry can be reached at:, or follow him on Twitter @henryrollins.

Read Henry's tracklist below.


01. Thor - Thunder on the Tundra / Only the Strong

02. Slim Gaillard - Thunderbird / Slim Gaillard Rides Again

03. Hank Williams III - Thunderpain / Gutter Town

04. ZZ Top - Thunderbird / Chrome, Smoke & B.B.Q.

05. Half Japanese - Top Secret / Half Gentlemen - Not Beasts

06. Roky Erickson & The Aliens - I Think Of Demons /The Evil One

07. Iggy Pop - La Javanaise / Après

08. The Horrors - Who Says / single

09. The Buzzcocks - I Don't Mind / Singles Going Steady

10. Eric Dolphy - Eclipse / Out There

11. La Sera - Please Be My Third Eye / Sees The Light

12. Fang Wizard - Moscow Syrup / Fink Beverage

13. Cloudland Canyon - Yellow Echoezs / Fin Eaves

14. Young Prisms - Sunshine / In Between

15. Wire - The 15th / 154

16. Birthday Party - Kiss Me Black / Junkyard

17. Yuck - Stutter / Yuck

18. Teen Idles - Get Up and Go / Minor Disturbance EP

19. Flin Flon - Coddles / Teenbeat No. 1 Record Label

20. The Snakes - Twelve Angry Men / I Won't Love You (Til You're More Like Me)

21. Rites of Spring - Theme / End On End

22. Hüsker Dü - Erase Today / The Blasting Concept Volume II

23. George Crumb - Four Nocturnes I - Night Music II / Ensemble Für Neue Musik

24. George Crumb - Four Nocturnes II - Night Music II / Ensemble Für Neue Musik

25. George Crumb - Four Nocturnes III - Night Music II / Ensemble Für Neue Musik

26. George Crumb - Four Nocturnes IV - Night Music II / Ensemble Für Neue Musik

27. Wolf Eyes Track 02 5:34 Not Our Laws Vol. 2

28. The Penetrators - Teenage Lifestyle / Basement Anthology 1976-84

29. U.K. Subs Teenage (single version) / Brand New Age

30. Cramps - Teenage Werewolf / Songs the Lord Taught Us

31. Ramones - Teenage Lobotomy / Rocket to Russia

32. The Weirdos - Teenage / Weird World: Volume 1

33. MC5 - Teenage Lust / Back In The USA

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