Fanatics! I Am at Sea and These Tracks Have Kept My Cabin Rockin'

Fanatics! I Am at Sea and These Tracks Have Kept My Cabin Rockin'
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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! This is a first. I am writing to you from a ship, moving north out of the Arctic Peninsula.

It has been an amazing week of sights and information. There is a lot to know about this part of the world: the different kinds of ice, the formation of glaciers, the explorers and those who came to hunt down the wildlife here. I wish we were still going south but in a few days, I will be back in Argentina and eventually, Los Angeles.

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We have a fantastic show here for you. I am listening to the tracks now and it’s keeping my small cabin on the port side rockin’. I think we have a good cruise around the record store.

Next week’s show will have a little Dinosaur Jr. in it, as on Thursday, the 3rd, the band will celebrate 30 years of excellence with 7 sold-out shows at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. As you might have guessed, I will be there for all of them. Be looking for me on the J side of the stage, getting a guitar heavy mix. I am looking forward to a week of pizza and Dinosaur Jr. jams.

I saw a lot of penguins out here. Mostly gentoo but also some chinstrap and Adelie. They’re all different and quite distinctive, so telling them apart is not difficult. They also have different calls, which I found to be really interesting.

I hope you enjoy this gathering of tunes, and get ready for great shows happening in December.

Stay warm and STAY FANATIC!!!
– Henry

Hour 1
01. The Lurkers – Cyanide / God’s Lonely Men
02. Prince Jammy & Scientist - The Son Of Darth Vader / Strike Back!
03. Soccer Team - Lazy Colonist / Real Lessons In Cynicism
04. Amon Düül II - Archangels Thunderbird / Yeti
05. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - And Time Will Act Upon Them / Corruptible Faces
06. Angie - Out of Age / Free Agent
07. Ashtray Navigations - A Skull Made Of Salt / Lemon Blossom Gently Pixelating In The Breeze
08. Wire - Map Ref. 41ºn 93ºw / 154
09. KCRW Super Computer - #02 / TSJ
10. Kraftwerk - It's More Fun To Compute / Computer Welt
11. Chelsea Wolfe - Dragged Out / Abyss
12. XYZ - Drum Machine / XYZ
13. Ty Segall - Thank God For The Sinners / Live Austin 3-15-14
14. Public Image Ltd. - Careering (BBC Session) / Plastic Box

Hour 2
01. The Lurkers - Cyanide (Pub Version) / Out In The Dark EP
02. The Cravats - Ice-Cubists / Land of the Giants 2CD set
03. Alan Vega Trio - Dream Baby Revisited / Cubist Blues
04. Crisis - UK 78 / Holocaust Hymns
05. Panadda Chayapark - Yoong (Mosquito) / Thai Funk - Zud Rang Ma Vol.2
06. Cosmic Jokers - Raumschiff Galaxy Fliegt In Die Sonne / Planeten Sit-In
07. X-Ray Spex - Art-I-Ficial / Germ-Free Adolescents
08. Cluster - Oh Odessa / Curiosum
09. Lost Sounds - Throw Away / Black Wave
10. Andrew Hill - McNeil Island / Black Fire
11. Devo - Shrivel Up / Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
12. Craig Leon - Details Suggest Fidelity To Fact / Visiting
13. Aavikon Kone Ja Moottori - Rakkaudella Sinulle / More Arctic Hysteria
14. David Bowie - Always Crashing in the Same Care / Low
15. Stooges - Slide (Slidin' The Blues) / Fun House Sessions
16. Mammane Sani – Lamru / La Musique Electronique du Niger

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