Fanatics! I Am Off to Australia and Plan to Return With Some Records

Fanatics! I Am Off to Australia and Plan to Return With Some Records
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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! It is yet another great show we have lined up here. Before any show is finished, I have listened to it at least twice. It’s a great way to make sure it’s all it can be. It’s a great way to make sure it works. This one works. It never occurs to me that these shows should be anything less that excellent, which is a little much, but if you’re going to ask for someone’s attention, then you should try to bring the best.

We have been lucky over the last few weeks to be able to play music from records that are not out yet, and hopefully we will have a few more opportunities to do this as the year goes on.

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If you are listening to this show live, I will be in Australia when it airs. I will be there for a few days. I think there might be some record stores visited while there. I have three empty LP bags in my pack.

I am no enemy of winter but I must say, Fanatic, I think warmer weather is the best time for listening to music and I am very excited by what we will get up to with our playlists for 2016. I am no climatologist but I am willing to bet we have some hot weather to get through this year, so we will do our best to make a great soundtrack.

The calendar says that spring starts on March 20, so we’re getting close.

VUM info:
Thee Oh Sees / Castle Face info:
In the Red Records info:
TV Smith info:

We hope you find this grouping of tunes to your liking. Feel free to let someone else know about the show. I think the more people tuning in, the better.

Use your turntable and STAY FANATIC!!! 

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Hour 1
01. Boris - Kemono Peak / The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked
02. The Saints - One Way Street / (I’m) Stranded
03. Iggy Pop - Break Into Your Heart / Post Pop Depression
04. The Fall - Venice With Girls / Wise Ol’ Man
05. Ty Segall - Mandy Cream / Emotional Mugger
06. Charles Moothart - The Wolf Behind My Eyes / Still Life of Citrus & Slime
07. David Lynch - Are You Sure / The Big Dream
08. Captain Beefheart – Telephone / Doc at the Radar Station
09. Buzzcocks - No Reply / Another Music in a Different Kitchen
10. Laurie Anderson - Telephone Song / United States Live
11. Slim Gaillard - Travelin' Blues / 1945
12. Raymond Scott - Twilight In Turkey / Manhattan Research Inc.
13. Rondelles - Tuesday Rock City / The Fox
14. Motörhead - Thunder & Lightning / Bad Magic
15. Les Rallizes Dénudés - Ice Fire / France Demo Tape Winter 88 - Spring 89

Hour 2
01. The Cravats - Batter House / single
02. The Germs – Manimal / Tooth & Nail
03. Pascal Comelade – Sicilia / Sentimientos
04. XYZ - Welcome Back (to Regular Time) / XYZ
05. T.V. Smith - We Who Wait / Acoustic Sessions Volume 1
06. The Ruts - Babylon's Burning (Underhill Studio Sessions) / In A Can
07. Roky Erickson - I Am / Gremlins Have Pictures
08. Cedell Davis - She's Got the Devil in Her / Feel Like Doin' Something Wrong
09. The Mark of Cain - Walk Away / Ill at Ease
10. Mark Robinson - 100% Guaranteed / Canada's Green Highways
11. Thor - We Live to Rock / Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
12. VUM - New Girls / Cryptocrystalline
13. Veronica Lake - Saints Above / Working Holiday!
14. Terrible Truths - See Straight / Terrible Truths
15. Thee Oh Sees – Fortress / single
16. Waipod Phetsuphan - Ding Ding Dong / The Sound of Siam

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