[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 #432
Fanatic! I am listening to the tracks for our show right now. It’s my second time through, now that it’s done. Even though I have spent hours listening the tracks, there is something that I really like about hearing it all together. It’s like when you spend hours making a mixtape and even though it took forever, you still want to sit through it all one more time. That’s what I’m doing.
We would like to thank VUM for letting us have access to a new track of theirs. Here is how to find all things VUM. The new track is so cool.
Also, we are rolling out a track from Mikey Young’s new album. It’s great. I hope you dig the track. We’ll be getting most of, if not all of this one. If Your Move Vol. 1 is any indication of where he’s going with his music, I can’t wait to hear Vol. 2.
A few days ago, the force that is John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees and Damaged Bug was over at my office. I interviewed him for Esquire magazine. Seems that the man has at least one fan over there. I believe it comes out in their August issue. Just my opinion, I think the interview went great. John is very sharp and extremely funny. He’s also quite all there and forthright. I turned over the audio to the editor over there, so I don’t know what parts he will pull for the piece. I will be writing up an intro and if that goes through, then it’s all done. Thee Oh Sees have a new album, Orc, coming out at the end of next month. It’s great. We’ll be getting right into it as soon as the label gives us the green light to turn tracks loose to you.
I hope you dig the show. Next week’s show is all done. Get ready for our first visit with Alan Vega’s last album, IT. Alan never pulled punches and this album is Vega v. Abyss. Alan won, of course.
01. Guerilla Toss – Betty Dreams Of Green Men / GT ULTRA
02. La Hell Gang – Last Hit / Thru Me Again
03. POW! – Cyberattack #3 / Crack An Egg
04. Tim Presley – Underwater Rain / The Wink
05. The Minutemen – Warfare / The Punch Line
06. Soccer Team – Problems With Prolonged Youth / Real Lessons In Cynicism
07. Dick Diver – Percentage Points / Melbourne, Florida
08. Ausmuteants – Come Home With Me / Band Of The Future
09. Chain & the Gang – Why Not? / Best of Crime Rock
10. Don Cherry – Awake Nu / Complete Blue Note Recordings
11. Mi-Gu – Feelings / Pulling From Above
12. Dillinger – Eastman Skank / Bionic Dread
13. The Lurkers – Time Of Year / Fulham Fallout
14. Generation X – Kleenex / Generation X
15. Pure Hell – No Rules / Noise Addiction
16. Mikey Young – Socks / Your Move Vol. 1
01. VUM – Heaven Underground / new track!
02. Dee Dee Ramone – Hop Around / Hop Around
03. The Rites of Spring – Persistent Vision / End On End
04. Melt-Banana – Dead Spex / 13 Hedgehogs (MxBx Singles 1994-1999)
05. The Scientists – This Is My Happy Hour / single
06. Frank Zappa – WPLJ / Burnt Weenie Sandwich
07. Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds – Let's Go! / Haunted Head
08. The Razors – Razors In The Night / Dirty Thirty
09. HTRK – Ha / Marry Me Tonight
10. The Ruts – Savage Circle / The Crack
11. Ty Segall – Pan / Sentimental Goblin
12. Damaged Bug – Mood Slime / Bunker Funk
13. Crystal Fairy – Chiseler / Crystal Fairy
14. DFM – Dead Weight / Dichotomy Desaturated
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