[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 #431
Fanatic! Have you been clocking the heat?! Good grief, it makes music sound so good. I just got back from Amoeba with some records, so I am ready for the weekend. Have you ever at the last minute, when you're at the counter at Trader Joe's, thrown a Toblerone into your basket? I did that today at Amoeba. I found a used copy of Like a Virgin on CD for six bucks. I haven't heard this record for like 30 years. Listening now. The drums are like getting pulled over by 10 cop cars!
So glad we are able to roll out a track from the new Mikey Young album. I think it's his best work yet.
July is going to be great for music. Next week, new VUM in hour 2; the week after, we unleash new Alan Vega from his last album, IT. I have been sitting on these tracks for damn near two years. Can't wait for you to hear this album.
You know what I always say in these notes — that we have another great show. Well, it's true! I always listen to all the tracks in one go to make sure there's nothing dragging, and this one passed the test. It's perfect weather for the Russell Street Bombings album. We haven't listened to that one for a while.
I started work on next week's show yesterday. I will resume later today and see where the heat takes me. We hope you dig the show and that you listen to it at least twice.
01. Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft / Complete Stax Singles Vol. 2
02. Jimi Hendrix – Freedom / Cry of Love
03. Thin Lizzy – Do Anything You Want to / Black Rose
04. Discharge – Protest and Survive / Protest and Survive
05. Partyline – Girls Like Me / Girls With Glasses
06. Mikey Young – Walking for Pleasure / Your Move Vol. 1
07. Russell Street Bombings – Give Us Away / Russell Street Bombings
08. Bat Rider – Homie Gnomie (Clean) / Why We Can't Be Together
09. Dick Diver – New Start Again / New Start Again
10. Squatweiler – Should I / Full Bladder
11. Levitations – Mallorca / Typical Girls Vol. 2
12. Pel Mel – No Word From China / Tales From the Australian Underground
13. Jaguar Love – Don't Die Alone / Hologram Jams
14. Mikey Dread – Bond Street Corner / single
15. Thee Oh Sees – Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster / Floating Coffin
01. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – Waves Over Shadows / Balance
02. Mdou Moctar – Iblis Amghar / Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai
03. David Bowie – I Can't Explain / Pin Ups
04. Doctor Mix and the Remix – I Can't Control Myself / Wall of Sound
05. The Minutemen – Fake Contest / What Makes a Man Start Fires?
06. Holland – Tranquilizer / Drums
07. UK Subs – Bomb Factory / Brand New Age
08. Cedell Davis – Propaganda / When Lightnin' Struck the Pine
09. Tom Waits – The Return of Jackie and Judy / Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
10. Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin – Drop Dead Baby / Reverse Shark Attack
11. Dinosaur Jr. – Budge / Bug
12. Julee Cruise – The Swan / Floating Into the Night
13. HTRK – Sweetheart / 12″
14. Teledetente 666 – Monsieur Marcaille Is Watching You / Karen
15. TV-Resistori – Intiaanidisko / Summer and Smiles of Finland
16. Pontiak – This is Living / Living
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