Thursday, January 31, 2019

Top 10 – January 2019

1. NAZI KILLER ep Kids of the Lughole
2. RAW PEACE Total Death Hypertension
3. BLOOD PRESSURE Surrounded LP Beach Impediment
4. STIGMATISM ep Beach Impediment
5. CONVENIENCE Stop Pretending LP Iron Lung
6. NUEVA FUERZA Hitos Y Derrotas La Vida Es Un Mus
7. PERMISSION Drawing Breath La Vida Es Un Mus
8. MORUS Ciato Aboe Unrest
9. FAILURE Cross the Border To Live a Lie
10. SOAKIE Dangerous Dope Self-Released


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Radio - Sunday, January 27th, 2019

This program has two features. The first is the story behind 40th Anniversary of the Clash playing Toronto (The Rex Theatre on February 20th, 1978). The anniversary is being marked by a photo exhibit on Friday (February 1st) at the Pape Library. The exhibit is curated by the White Brothers (Nick and Simon) and will run on the 2nd floor of the Library for the month of February. 

The second part of the show was a tribute to all the people who passed away in 2018. We didn't get to everybody but we did get to way more than we had on the show this past year.

You can download the show here.

THE CLASH - I'm So Bored with the USA (Live at the Rex Theatre)

THE CLASH - Police and Thieves (CBS)
THE CLASH - Pressure Drop (CBS)
THE CLASH - White Man in Hammersmith Palais (CBS)

THE CLASH - English Civil War (Live at the O'Keefe Centre)
THE CLASH - Stay Free (Live at the Rex Theatre)

THE UNDERTONES - Mars Bar (Sire)
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Johnny Was (Bitter Fruit)
B-GIRLS - Fun at the Beach (Bomp)

WILLIE WILLIAMS - Armagedeon Version (Coxsone)
THE CLASH - White Riot (Live at the O'Keefe Centre)

Nick has just put out a new book about his time in London with the Rent Boys Inc. and the Dave Howard Singers titled "What You Don't Want is What You Don't Get". I have been digging the diary like book that includes multiple sources of letters to home and reviews to help tell the story. You will only be able to get a copy in person at Friday's launch event. 

This section is called RIP because these artists ripped while alive and may they Rest in Piece now that they are gone. Here is some music based around a partial list of punks who passed away in 2018.  

OFFENDERS - We Must Rebel (R Radical) for JJ Jacobsen, the singer for the OFFENDERS who passed away on January 4th, 2018.
P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. - P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. (Tombstone) for Johnny P. Jewels, the singer for P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. whp passed away on january 1st, 2018.
MOTORHEAD - Rockaway Beach (Silver Lining / Motorhead Music) for Fast Eddie Clarke, guitarist for Motorhead, who passed away on January 10th, 2018.
STATUES - Dead or Alive (P Trash) for Peter E. Trash. owner of P Trash Records who put out Statues and Brutal Knights among other Canadian punk bands. 

THE FALL - Second Dark Age (Cog Sinister) for Mark E. Smith, sing for the Fall who passed away January 24th, 2018.
THE PLUGZ - La Bamba (Fatima) for Charlie Quintana, drummer for the Plugz and Social Distortion, who passed away on March 12th, 2018.
CAVE IN - Stoic (Hydra Head) for Caleb Scolfield, bassist for Cave In, who passed away on March 28th, 2018.
ANAL CUNT - All I Give a Fuck About is Sex (Patac) for Josh Martin, guitarist for Anal Cunt, who passed away on May 28th, 2018.
YOUTH BRIGADE - Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked (Better Youth Organization) in Tonight for Danny Kirwan, guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, who covered this song.
ELECTRIC EELS - Refrigerator (Superior Viaduct) for Nick Knox, drummer for the Electric Eels and the Cramps who passed away June 15th, 2018.
ADOLESCENTS - No Way (Frontier) for Steve Soto, singer for the Adolscents and Agent Orange who passed away on June 27th, 2018.

DOA - Watcha Gonna Do (Sudden Death) for Randy Rampage, bassist for DOA and his own solo band, who passed away on August 14th, 2018. 

We ran out of time and didn't get to recognize the others who passed away which includes:

- Conway Savage, Pianist for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, who passed away on September 2, 2018 

- Johnny Strike, Bass Player for CRIME, who passed away on September 10, 2018

- Todd “Youth” Scholfield, guitarist for Agnostic Front, Warzone, Murphy's Law, Danzig and Samhain, who passed away on October 27, 2018 

- Pete Shelley (Pete McNeish of Lancanshire), singer and guitarist for the BUZZCOCKS, who died in Tallinn Estonia of a heart attack on December 6, 2018.

- James Calvin Willsey, Bass player for the AVENGERS, who passed away on December 24, 2018.

You created the soundtracks to our lives. Thanks for that.

Flyer - Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Radio - Sunday, January 20th, 2019

We started out tonight's show with a song that expresses the Brexit dilemma at the moment. You can download the show here.

THE CLASH – Should I Stay or Should I Go (CBS)

First set features bands from 1978 and 1979 starting out with a French band in honour of the Yellow vest protestors.

CLASSY PUNK – French Can Can (Faux)
SENSURRI – Back in the USSR
KSMB – Bohman (MNW)
SPEEDTWINS – Speedtwins (Fontana)

New changes in the Landlord tenant Act inspires this next set.

DEAD KENNEDYS – Let’s Lynch the Landlord (Alternative Tentacles)
A.D.s – Living Downtown (Blue Lunch)
THE SWINGIN NECKBREAKERS – The Girl Can’t Dance / Look Away (Telstar)
THE BROOD – Heart of Stone (Estrus)
DOA – Slumlords (Sudden Death)

Here are some contemporary bands with influences from early power pop and mod music.

TOMMY AND THE COMMIES – Suckin' In Your 20's (Slovenly)
REMOMS – Lego Blocks Pirate Press (Pirates Press)
BLANK STARES – Summer's Here (CIUT)
THE NUMBER ONES - Breaking Loose (Static Shock / Sorry State)

This is a set of garage punk.

TH’ LOSIN’ STREAKS – Genevieve (Slovenly)
YOUNG SKULLS – We’re Gone (Slovenly)
INDONESIAN JUNK – When I Find You (Rum Bar)
NO BLUES – Bad Grammar (Schizophrenic)
SONIC’S RENDEZVOUS – City Slang (Orchide)

We spoke about Young Skulls and my confusion for Old Skull. John from Rubber factory sent us this great parody interview with Old Skull. We also spoke about Fred Sonic Smith and his death which was talked about in a broadcast of an interview with Patty Smith on CBC's Writer's and Co.

NIGHT BIRDS - Onward to Obscurity (Fat Wreck Chords)
CHAIN WHIP - Self Destruct (Neon Taste / Dirt Cult)
DESGRASIA JUBENIL – Jóvenes Calientes (Discos Enfermos / Discos Rio de Los Remedios)
PHONE JERKS - Heebie Jeebies (Self-Released)
BB AND THE BLIPS - Whinge and Whine (Thrilling Living)
ASID - Paranoia Pure mania (La Vida Es Un Mus)

This set starts out as a tribute to Lorna Doom.

GERMS – Now I Hear the Laughter (Slash)
THE GO-GO’s – The Whole World Lost Its Head (I.R.S.)
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS – You Don’t Know What You Got (Bellaphone / CBS)
DISHRAGS – I Don’t Love You (Supreme Echo)
THE ALLEY CATS – One More Chance to Survive

Tonight's demo feature is of WLMRT latest release “Lube 2”. You can download the demo at bandcamp

WLMRT – Dark Dollars (Sself-Released0
WLMRT – Bad Movie Idea (Sself-Released0
WLMRT – I Like New People (Sself-Released0
WLMRT – Emergency Money Available (Sself-Released0
WLMRT – C.U.T.V. (Sself-Released0

Flyer - Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Radio - Sunday, January 13th, 2019

On Tonight's show Jose El Podrido brings a special feature on punk from Colombia, starting with the origins in Medellin. You can listen to the show on the player above or download an MP3 here.

SIN SALIDA - Huyele a Realidad (Self-Released) -1989, Bogota

I.R.A. - Colera (Self-Released) - 1989, Medellin
LA PESTILENCIA - Vive tu Vida (Mort-Discos) - 1989, Bogota
HERPES - Proselitismo de la Muerte (Self-Released, then later released on a Macedonian label called Fuck Yoga in 2013) - 1989, Medellin
SOCIEDAD VIOLENCIA - Violencia Y Destrucción (Self-Released) - 1988

The P-Ne song appeared on a soundtrack for a movie called "Rodrigo D. No Futuro". The movie is described as such "Rodrigo, a poor and troubled teenager in the barrios of Medellin, Colombia, struggles to find hope in a world ravaged by violence and chaos. An aspiring drummer in a punk band, he uses his music to try to drive the despair out of his head."

P-NE - No Mas Clases (Producciones Tiempos Modernos / Producciones JJ Mundo / Madman Productions / Beat Generation) - 1989, Medellin
PESTES - Dinero (Producciones Tiempos Modernos / Producciones JJ Mundo / Madman Productions / Beat Generation) - 1989, Medellin
RASIX - El Cucho Presidente (Lufer) - 1990, Medellin
ATAQUE DE SONIDO - Technologia (Self-Released) - 1990, Medellin
RESTOS DE TRAGEDIA - Interperie (Self-Released) - 1991, Medellin
HP.HC - Hard Metal (Planeta Crisis) - 1990, Medellin

BASTARDOS SIN NOMBRE - Vida Civil (Self-Released) - 1992, Medellin
C.T.C. - Monotonia (Self-Released) - 1991, Medellin
CENSURA - Dinero (Self-Released) - 1992, Medellin
MORGUE - No Sabes Que No Sabes (Self-Releaesd) - 1993, Medellin

These next three bands come from a Bogota compilation that serves as a three way split for the bands. The label Sancore only released this compilation.

DESARME - Adicto (Sancore Producciones) - 1995, Bogota
DEMENCIA LIBERTARIA - Infancia (Sancore Producciones) - 1995, Bogota
ESKORIA - Odio la Hipocresía (Sancore Producciones) - 1995, Bogota

FERTIL MISERIA - Actividad Sifilitica (Self-Released) - 1994, Medellin
POLIKARPA Y SUS VICIOSAS - Ciencia O Destrucción (Self-Released) - 1999, Medellin
ANTI TODO - Nadie Salvo Esto (Self-Released) - 2003, Medellin

KONTRAORDEN - Dinero (Self-Released) - 1997, Medellin
LIBRA - Que Mierda Estar Asi (Self-Released)
DEXCONCIERTO - Sin Nacionalidad (Rob the Rich) - 2006, Medellin
KRUJIDO - Antielecciones (Self-Released) - 2008, Medellin
PIEL Y HUESOS - Sucio Uniformado (The Return) - 2010

FUTURE IS BLACK - Droga es Guerra (Self-Released) - 2013
DOOMSDAY - Falso Positivos (Maldito Sudaca) from Distort Colombia comp - 2013
DISABLED - D.I.Y. or Bye (The Return) from "Welcome to Noisier Disko Bombs" compilation - 2013
DEXENFRENO - Puro Ruido Punk Podrido (Pinchazos Diestro) - 2015, Medellin
SINESTESICOS - Condenados (Self-Released) - 2012, Pereira

Some important Colombian compilations include:

- Punk Medallo Vol 1 - 1986
- El Cartel Del Punk Medallo Vol 2 - 1988
- La Ciudad Podrida - 1990: B.S.N, HP/HC, Crimen Impune, Ataque De Sonido, etc.
- Medellin Contra El V Centenario - 1991
- Ni Puta Mierda - 2001
- Distort Colombia - 2013 
- Colombia A Toda Mierda - 2013
- Fuerza Ingobernable - 2018

This is where the feature on Colombian punk ended. the rest of the show feature bands from Canada, most of which are playing in Toronto in the next couple of months. MALDITA – Sonria (Self-Released)

WRETCHED FOOLS - Greed (Self-Released)
SAGO - Ahead (Self-Released)
SICK OF SHIT – Life in Debt (Shizophrenic)
MASTERLESS DOGS - Conquered By Debt (Longshot Music / Contra)
PIFFBREAK ARCADE – Simulation Simulation (Self-Released)
BIG BROTHER - Eco-Crisis (All I want for Christmas is the End of the World) (Self-Released)

ROTTEN COLUMN – The Eyeroll (Self-Released)
PROM NITE – I Deserve Your Attention (Self-Released)
KLAZO – Job (It's Trash)
FLQs - Jungle (Bad Vibrations)
GURM – Rip Exotica (Self-Released)

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Radio - Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Part two of a Year in Review show sees us countdown the best re-issues, full lengths, and demos released in 2018. The second half of the show. The scone half of the show were considerations for these categories and although they may be considered runners up this is a pretty kick ass collection of the best songs from 2018. You can download the show here.

CHARGE69 - Bonnes Resolutions (Knock Out)

Best re-Issues of 2018
10. ALIANS - Nic Wiecej (Pasazer)
9. INSINUATIONS - Prompt Critical (Feel It)
8. L’AMOUR - You Gotta Go (Beach Impediment)
7. THE REACTION - Get the Rods Out (Supreme Echo)
6. THE FITS - Sailing to Hell (Ugly Pop)

5. VENDETTA - I Wanna be a Star (Supreme Echo)
4. THE MODS – Reactions (Ugly Pop)
3. THE MODERN MINDS – Girl Crazy (Ugly Pop)
2. THE STIFFS – Homesick (Supreme Echo)
1. WASTED LIVES – Divorce (Supreme Echo)

Best LPs of 2018
10. BLOOD PRESSURE – Hate (Beach Impediment
9. HUFF RAID – Convention (DIY Kolo / NIC / Still We Fight / Outside)
8. C.H.E.W. - Greater Good (Iron Lung)
7. PERMISSION – Kindness and Mercy (La Vida Es Un Mus)
6. SUNSHINE WARD - No Real Revolution (Bloody Master)

5. RATA NEGRA - Te Elevas (La Vida es Un Mus)
4. CONTRA - Flock (9 Lies)
3. DRUX - Stuck in the Past (Static Shock)
2. KORSFAST - Det Luktar Brunt (Phobia / Not Enough / D-Takt & Rapunk / Breeding to Extinction)
1. STRAFPLANET – Freizeitstress (Contraszt!)

Best Demos of 2019
10. FORRA – Fisura (La Vida Es Un Mus)
9. INNOCENT - Huddled Masses (Self-Released)
8. CYBER BULLIES - Gorbachev Is Right (More Power)
7. GERMEN – Decidir (Self-Released)
6. RIXE - La Clé (La Vida Es Un Mus)

5. THERAPY - Place for Us (Self-Released)
4. BE ALL END ALL – Team (Self-Released)
3. NEVER – Forever (Self-Released)
2. LIQUIDS - Violent (Self-Released)
1. LEXICON –Chained (Iron Lung)

CONVENIENCE - Adult Contemporary (Iron Lung)
NO STATIK - Uncommon Measures (Iron Lung)
PHYSIQUE - Price of Progress (Iron Lung)
NIGHT WITCH - Thoughts and Prayers (Self-Released)
FUCKED AND BOUND - Zero Fucks (Void Assault / Atomic Action)

DRINKING BOYS AND GIRL CHOIRS - 킾드링킹 Keep Drinking (Damnably)
GELD - Parasitic Fucker (Iron Lung)
FLAG OF DEMOCRACY - Not Going to Start A War (SRA / Boss Tuneage)
BEZERKER BOYS - Wolf Warriors (Self-Released)
BATTLE RUINS - Slain. Stripped. Scalped. (Rock ‘n Roll Disgrace)

BB AND THE BLIPS - Shame Job (Thrilling Living)
CRIM - Caiguda Lliure (Pirates Press)
LOUDSPEAKER - 尘埃 (Self-Released)
DEZERTER – Kolaboracja (Pasazer)
THE LANDLORDS - Washington Post (Feel It)

FLOWER - Social Entrapment (Self-Released)
ELECTRIC CHAIR - Old Man (Self-Released)
ERA BLEAK – Tinderbox (Dirt Cult)
PAIN KILLER - Pacemaker (Best Wishes)
RAW BREED - Mind Mirror (Self-Released)

CORRODE – Theatre of War (Self-Released)
D7Y – Martraðaveröld (Self-Released)
DIGEST – Erasure (Self-Released)
SOAKIE – Public Transport Blues (Self-Released)
SRAM - Senile Body (Self-Released)