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.

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