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|We're Jason and Ann Rerun, veteran KDHX programmers and hosts of Scene of the Crime every Monday evening on KDHX. Our blog is your guide to the underbelly of popular music you never knew existed, featuring an array of unknown classics from the vaults of punk, power pop, new wave and the amazing roots of punk. Visit us at China Reactors on Blogspot.|
Each week on Scene of the Crime, Jason and Ann Rerun spin sides from countless ’70s & ’80s Punk and New Wave bands. Some bands are well documented, but many of the bands/records are complete mysteries. With so many fly-by-night bands releasing their own records without proper distribution, and the small amount of information on the records not being current for 25-30 years in most cases; it’s often hard to track down much, if anything on these bands. In their never ending, record collector-geek fueled quest to put all the pieces together, Jason and Ann hit pay dirt with one Chicago area punky Power Pop band!
During a search for an original copy of the sole 45 by suburban Chicago band the Ninnies from 1981, Jason stumbled across one of the members of the band. Emails and monies were exchanged for said 45, and the band member mentioned one of the Ninnies now resides in Saint Louis. More emails were exchanged (with now, both members) and a feature on the Ninnies was born. After several weeks of careful planning and anticipation, Jason and Ann Rerun are proud to welcome three members of the Ninnies as special guests on Scene of the Crime. The Saint Louis Ninnie along with two of the Chicago Ninnies will join Jason and Ann in the studio on Monday January 19 from 10:00 pm – Midnight. The Ninnies members will fill in those puzzle pieces and warp our minds with tall tales of Punk band antics from the late 70’s. Music from the forthcoming Ninnies CD collection will be heard for the first time outside of the band on this special! Don’t be a Ninnie! Tune in!
Update: Here’s a 45 single from the Ninnies.