Fanatics! Here's Why There's So Much Suicide and Alan Vega in This Week's Show

Fanatics! Here's Why There's So Much Suicide and Alan Vega in This Week's Show
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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 for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.]


Fanatic! When this show goes on the air and online at, I will be in the air on my way to London. There is a show happening at the Barbican featuring Alan Vega and Martin Rev, also known as Suicide. They will be doing individual sets as well as a Suicide set. I will be, as I am told, onstage with them at some point. I am not 100% sure what will happen, all I know is I am going and I will let you know what happened.

This is the reason you will see so much Suicide and Vega in the show.

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I have not seen Alan Vega for awhile. Looking forward to it. He’s one of the nicest people I have ever met and a true original. It should be an interesting time, whatever will happen.

The show will hopefully play for you like a good, warm weather mix tape.

Been rocking the new High On Fire album Luminiferous. Another unrelenting four sides of assaultive greatness.

Dick Diver is on tour in America. Here is a way to get info. I hope I can check out one of their shows. I am very interested to hear what they’re like live.

I hope you dig the show. Be careful over the holiday.

Stay hydrated and STAY FANATIC!!! 
–– Henry

Hour 1
01. Suicide - Ghost Rider (Live on Midnight Rock) / VHS
02. Philippe Besombes - Tamota Pie Pie / Libra
03. Damaged Bug – Cone / Cold Hot Plumbs
04. Devo - Man From The Past / Hardcore Devo Vol 4
05. Brian Eno - Blank Frank / Here Come The Warm Jets
06. Suicide – Dreams / Half Alive
07. Ashtray Navigations - Mysterious Starling Island / The Invisible Pyramid: Elegy Box
08. Prince Jammy – Jammy’s On The Move / Fat Man Presents: Dub Contest
09. Valet – Transformation / Nature
10. Flossie & The Unicorns - Snow Machine / Bulb Singles #2
11. Alan Vega - Bring in the Year 2000 / Power On To Zero Hour
12. The Miles Davis Quintet - Riot / Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1
13. Ty Segall - The Keepers / Sleeper
14. The Fall - Light/Fireworks / The Infotainment Scan
15. Alan Vega – Cheenaroka / DuJang Prang

Hour 2
01. Wand - Machine Man / single
02. The Obsessed - Mental Kingdom / Incarnate
03. Dick Diver - Calendar Days / Calendar Days
04. The Saints - This Perfect Day / Tales From The Australian Underground 1976-1989
05. The Mallard - You Got The Critics / Yes On Blood
06. Birthday Party - Mr. Clarinet / single
07. T.V. Smith - Festival of Fools / I Delete
08. Act - Ping Pong / BIPPP: French Synth Wave 1979-85
09. Tokyo Electron - I Can't Have You / Tokyo Electron
10. Shelleydevoto - System Blues / Buzzkunst
11. Junpen - She's Looking For a Boyfriend / Molam: Thai Country Groove From Isan Vol. 02
12. Dillinger - Ital Fighting / Bionic Dread
13. Carl Douglas - Dance the Kung Fu / Best Of
14. Barcelona – Obsoletion / Zero One Infinity
15. Alan Vega - Do The Job / New Raceion

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