Fanatics! We're Breaking Out the Classics for This Show: Damned, Cramps, Gen X

Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
Heidi May

[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! Backstage in Charleston, SC. As we are wont do to in this great month, we are checking out a lot of classic punk, new wave and post-punk tracks. I have been looking forward to our October shows. We started work on them several weeks ago.

Out here on the road, we are just settling into things, with two shows done on this leg of the tour. We have not hit any record stores yet, but we will hopefully fix that in the upcoming days.

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I am grateful for a show a night and this amazing autumn weather. Walking to the gym and back earlier today was great. Charleston is a beautiful city.

We hope you enjoy the show.

Go to your local independent record store often, and STAY FANATIC!!!

Follow me on Twitter: @henryrollins

Hour 01
01. The Damned – Love Song (Single Version) / Machine Gun Etiquette
02. The Cramps – Rockin' Bones / February 1979 Demos
03. The UK Subs – You Can't Take It Any More / Brand New Age
04. Gen X – Ugly Rash / single
05. Crisis – Frustration / Holocaust Hymns
06. Exhaustion – Don't Fly Right / Future Eaters
07. Wire – Ex-Lion Tamer / Pink Flag
08. The Julie Ruin – Rather Not / Hit Reset
09. Slapp Happy – Charlie 'n Charlie / Gunilla #20
10. Poison Girls – Closed Shop / Statement
11. The Fall – To NK Roachment: Yarbles / This Nation’s Saving Grace
12. Eater – Outside View / Complete Eater
13. TV Colours – City Nights / Purple Sky, Toxic River
14. The Razors – Enemy / Single
15. Iggy Pop – Funtime / The Idiot
16. David Bowie – Always Crashing in the Same Car / Low
17. David Lynch – These Are My Friends / Crazy Clown Time

Hour 02
01. Thee Oh Sees – Gelatinous Cube / A Weird Exits
02. Devo – Social Fools / B Stiff EP
03. The Shangri-Las – Sophisticated Boom Boom / Myrmidons of Melodrama
04. The MC5 – Looking at You (Single Version) / Big Bang
05. The Misfits – Horror Hotel / 12 Hits From Hell
06. The Rolling Stones – Hang Fire / Tattoo You
07. The Lurkers – Cyanide / God’s Lonely Men
08. The Ruts – Staring at the Rude Boys / Singles
09. Dax Riggs – Night Is the Notion / We Sing of Only Blood or Love
10. Alex Cameron – Mongrel / Jumping the Shark
11. The Lurkers – Cyanide (Pub Version) / Single
12. Tim Presley – Morris / The Wink
13. Leather Towel – Too Much On / Towel IV
14. Doctor Mix & the Remix – Out of the Question / Wall of Noise
15. Can – Mushroom / Tago Mago
16. The Piranhas – Jilly / The Attrix Collection
17. Glaxo Babies – This Is Your Life / Dreams Interrupted
18. Lorelle Meets the Obsolete – The Sound of All Things / Balance

More from the mind of Henry Rollins:
White America Couldn't Handle What Black America Deals With Every Day
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No Matter Who Wins, America Is Only Going to Get Angrier

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