KCRW Broadcast #170 for Saturday, June 23, 2012
See also: Henry Rollins: The Column! Zombie Attack
Fanatics! Tonight and for the next few weeks, we are live! I will be back from a month in Canada and we will hit it with the full force of the Big Three -- myself, Engineer X and the Young Will Bentley.
The set list before you is a thing of beauty. It came together like it was meant to be. I have been listening to the tracks pre-show all week, and I think we have ourselves a great two hours of listening.
Hour one is pure perfection. It's been a while since we have listened to Ty Segall and Zach Hill, so I figured we better get that dealt with.
Our B-52's track tonight is from their first independently released single. I made a copy onto CD many years ago. I like it better than the album version.
A good scolding by Reverend Nix we have not endured for a while, perfectly answered by Sonny Boy Williamson. Tempting to play the Dolls version of this but we have done that many times.
Since the Miles Davis postage stamp will be unveiled later this week in Los Angeles, we will listen to a track from the On the Corner box set. The track, "Holly-wuud," was actually released as a 7" single years ago. For a long time, all I had was a CD rip of the track, but it appeared on the box set and so we have it for the show. That's a serious slice of Miles, the On the Corner album.
The "Beyond the Implode" track is easily found on CD at this point but the actual single is rarely seen and goes for insane prices at this point. One recently went on EBay for over four hundred bucks.
It's summer and VUM is perfect warm weather listening, so we start our second hour with them. Check out their album Night Sun.
In our second hour, that VUM kicks off, we are going to stretch a little. Tonight, we will take our first listen to one of the Jooklo projects. There are several variations of this band. This is the first record of theirs I heard and became a fan immediately.
Also, we will dip into the amazing Utech catalog. What a label! Count me in as a fan. I try to keep up with their output as best I can. I have a lot listening to do this summer with all the Utech artists. Perfect hour 2 listening!
We rock out with True Widow and then turn the lights back up again with the Velvets and turn the Jasonic Temple over to Jason Kramer, who takes KCRW up to the midnight hour.
Check the track listing, realize that you gotta check it out, get ready to go live and STAY FANATIC!!! --Henry
Henry can be reached at: Henryontheradio@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter @henryrollins.
Read Henry's tracklist below.