[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 KCRW.com for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.]
RADIO BROADCAST #415
Fanatic! Another week and another great show! I am just back from a week in Mexico City, where I checked out Iggy Pop, the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of Rock & Roll, playing three nights. It was a great time. Teresa and Omar from Crystal Fairy were there for the second night. As you can see below, we start the show with a track from their excellent new album.
I listened to Rain’s La Vache Qui Rit album a few days ago for the first time since last August. That’s a seasonal one for me; after Aug. 31 it goes out of rotation until spring. I thought it would be good to put a track from it into the mix. It’s frustrating that the record is so scarce and expensive when you do see one. There are a few on Discogs, but they cost a lot. If you ever see this one, or any other record on the Peterbilt label at an affordable price, you might want to check it out.
The Tony Conrad documentary Completely in the Present will show on March 16 at the Theater at the Ace Hotel. Conrad was a fascinating musician and thinker. I strongly recommend this doc to you. Here is information.
Did you notice the new Damaged Bug track in hour 1? That’s from a new split single on Famous Class. The flip side is Black Pus. Unsurprisingly, both songs are great. I think the color edition is gone but the black vinyl pressing is still available. Here is the Famous Class address for more information. It’s a good idea to get on the mailing list and get a heads-up when these limited records hit.
Thanks for Engineer X, we have a sanitized version of “H Eyes” to start our second hour. It is restrictive, the language issues on radio, but rules are rules. It is, without a doubt, a great gathering of tunes that I hope you dig. Don’t you feel lucky that you like music? It’s not hard to find and always faithful. It’s one of the best deals humans get.
I hope you dig the show and listen to it at least twice.
01. Crystal Fairy – Necklace of Divorce / Crystal Fairy
02. The Birthday Party – Guilt Parade / The Birthday Party
03. The MC5 – Call Me Animal / Back in the USA
04. The Mae Shi – Spoils of Victory / Heartbeeps
05. Le Forte Four – Aye Ma Ma (I'm Amok) / Bikini Tennis Shoes
06. Rain – Snakeout / La Vache Qui Rit
07. Tony Conrad w/ Faust – The Death of the Composer Was in 1962 / Tony Conrad w/ Faust
08. The Lost Sounds – I Sit I Watch I Wait / Lost Sounds
09. Dad Jokes – Party Goblin 2 / Hopeless Vacation
10. The Rangoons – C.B.T. Asylum / single
11. Robert Petway – Boogie Woogie Woman / Mississippi Blues Vol. 3
12. Damaged Bug – Rubber Lips / split single with Black Pus
13. Death From Above 1979 – Blood on Our Hands / You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine
14. PJ Harvey – Losing Ground / Peel Sessions
15. Ty Segall – Warm Hands (Freedom Returned) / S/T
01. The Ruts – H-Eyes / single
02. The Bad Brains – I Against I / I Against I
03. Soccer Team – Nose to Chin / Real Lessons in Cynicism
04. Wire – The 15th / 154
05. Jah Stitch – Real Born African / Original Ragga Muffin (1975 -77)
06. Dinosaur Jr – Over It / Farm
07. The Heartbreakers – Let Go (original mix) / L.A.M.F. Definitive Edition
08. UK Subs – Victim / single
09. The Saints – (I'm) Stranded / (I’m) Stranded
10. Caetano Veloso – Jóia / Jóia
11. The Monks – Cuckoo / Black Monk Time
12. Ex Hex – Waste Your Time / Rips
13. Black Tambourine – By Tomorrow / Complete Recordings
14. The Fall – I'm Going to Spain / The Infotainment Scan
15. Empire – New Emotion / Expensive Sound
16. Jimi Hendrix – 3rd Stone From the Sun / Are You Experienced (mono)
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