A little post election music. It has been an interesting week. I don’t know how many of you follow political matters in America and don’t know how many of you stateside Fanatics voted if you had the chance. I did. I went to my normal spot and walked out minutes later with my “I voted” sticker on my index finger. As to the results, I wasn’t surprised at what the outcome was all that much. There were a few small upsets as almost any election will have. I will have to get used to seeing more of John Boehner I guess. At least I have my stereo to keep me warm.
Let’s get onto the one thing we have some control of, tonight’s music. Check it out! It’s a great set, it’s all over the place. I am very happy with the way this one started out. I did some re-working post election on the top part, losing an Excepter track and putting in the DEVO track to congratulate Rand Paul on his big win in Kentucky. That poor state. Do you see the Zach Hill track we have lined up tonight? If you like what you hear, the rest of his album Face Tat is as good. A very cool record from one serious musician. You have heard Zach’s playing on this show fairly often when we play Marnie Stern’s music. I think he’s another one of those guys who will be doing mind-blowing stuff for a long time. The alt. version of London Dungeon by the Misfits is great, we haven’t played that one in a long time. Thanks to Engineer X for the XEX turn on as well as the Absolute Belter comp. CD. Ok, he turned me onto the Comets On Fire album as well. What good am I to you?! Ian MacKaye turned me onto the Punk Legends CD many years ago. It’s worth it for the rare Suicide track we are serving up tonight. I know you Fanatics are no stranger to X Ray Spex but I wanted to play this one track for you tonight as I think it’s one of the most switched on lyrics of its time. Actually, all of Poly Styrene’s lyrics on the Germ Free Adolescents are worth checking out. I think as far as someone really knowing not only where they were but where it was at, she was up there with Johnny Rotten as far as taking a great reading of the pulse at that time.
I wanted to suggest a documentary to you. It’s called Marwencol. I saw it earlier this week. Click here for a review that explains what it’s about.
It will open at the Nuart Theater here in Los Angeles on 11-13-10. It looks like I will introduce the film at the first showing around 1900 hrs. It’s a very interesting piece of work, very well done and the topic matter is really different. I don’t know if you have met anyone like the subject of Marwencol, Mark Hogancamp.
Oh damn! Dept.: The Big Three were in the house for Marnie Stern’s show at the Echo last Wednesday and what a show Marnie’s playing is an incredible thing to watch. The songs take on a very different dynamic live and she is totally committed up there. It was a great night. Her between song banter was hysterical and added to an already excellent time. I met some of you post show, very cool. It’s great to see so many cool people at shows in this town. I was the oldest person in that venue I think. I have no idea what that means.
Tonight’s jams are supreme. You get a double dose of Zach Hill and scorching guitars from Rowland Howard, how bad can it be? Stay out of the tanning beds and STAY FANATIC!!!
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01. DEVO – Jocko Homo / Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!
02. MC5 - Call Me Animal / Back In The USA
03. Bob McFadden - The Mummy / Lux & Ivy's Favorites Vol. 1
04. The Minutemen – Games / The Punch Line
05. Feenjon Group - Walla Dai / Cafe Feenjon
06. Slim Gaillard - Soony Roony (Song Of Yxabat) / Laughing In Rhythm
07. Aids Wolf - Pressing Graphite / Dustin' Off The Sphinx
08. Zach Hill - Ex-Ravers / Face Tat
09. Barbecue Bob - Black Skunk Blues / Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2
10. Dax Riggs - Truth In The Dark / We Sing Of Only Blood Or Love
11. Metabolist – Le Grande Prique / Hansten Klork
12. Rowland S. Howard - Life's What You Make It / Pop Crimes
13. Antelope - Dead Eye / Reflector
14. Sein Moota - Come to Taungbyone / Folk And Pop Music of Myanmar Vol. 3
15. The Fall - I'm A Mummy / Levitate
16. Fugazi – Cassavetes / In For The Killtaker
17. Cheap Trick - Hot Love / Cheap Trick
18. Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack / Loud Fast & Out Of Control
19. Serge Gainsbourg - La Bas C'est Naturel / Couleur Café
20. Young Marble Giants - Credit In The Straight World / Colossal Youth
21. XEX – Kitty / Group: Xex
22. The Misfits - London Dungeon (alt) / 12 Hits From Hell
23. Los Mismos - Jefe Ironside / Absolute Belter
24. Count Ossie – Poem / The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari
25. Comets On Fire - The Way Down / Comets On Fire
26. Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain / Black Sunday
27. Marnie Stern - Nothing Left / Marnie Stern
28. Suicide - Ghost Rider (demo) / Punk Legends
29. Dee Dee Ramone (Lux Interior vocal) - Bad Horoscope / Zonked
30. X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents / Germ Free Adolescents
31. Sham 69 - Give A Dog A Bone / Singles