Scene of the Crime (Music)
Thu Aug 5th 2010 11.00pm–1.00am
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The Afghan Whigs “Crime Scene Part One” from Black Love (Elektra Records 1996)Buy it!
Young Fresh Fellows “Sharing Patrol Theme” from Topsy Turvy (Popllama 1995)Buy it!
The Jam “Eton Rifles” from Setting Sons (Polydor UK 1979) —first #3 hit for these Mods from SurreyBuy it!
The Dead Milkmen “Laundromat Song” from Cream of The Crop (BMG Special Product 1998) —From a best-of of their material, this funny punk jam was originally released on "Big Lizard In my Backyard" in 1985Buy it!
Fugazi “Margin Walker” from 13 Songs (Dischord 1989) —if you don't love Fugazi, I don't know what you want out of life.Buy it!
Romeo Void “A Girl In Trouble (A Temporary Thing)” from Instincts (Columbia 1985) —Debora Iyall, lead singer of Romeo Void, was the Beth Ditto of her day.Buy it!
Black Flag “Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie” from Damaged (SST 1981)Buy it!
Love and Rockets “Motorcycle” from Love and Rockets (Beggars Banquet) —Ripping tune from a band that's never really been given their fair shake. Shame, since they blow their peers away.Buy it!
The Fall “Psykick Dancehall” from Dragnet (Step Forward 1979) —too few people are tuned into The Fall's quirky post-punk jams. I don't know why, but that's just how it is and it's a bummerBuy it!
Buzzcocks “Promises” from Singles Going Steady CD ALBUM (IRS 1979) —2 years before it came out in the UK, this compilation of singles came out in the USBuy it!
Husker Du “Something I Learned Today” from Zen Arcade (SST 1984) —unintentional, but 2 sets in a row ended with an SST release. how odd.Buy it!
Adam & The Ants “Day I Met God” from Dirk Wears White Sox (Do It Records 1979) —The band's name, on the original vinyl sleeve, was misprinted as Adam & The AntzBuy it!
The Misfits “Skulls” from Collection (Astralwerks 1986) —you think grimy horrorcore hip-hop has some crazy bad lyrics? meet the MisfitsBuy it!
Big Black “Colombian Necktie” from Songs About Fucking (Touch And Go 1987) —From an album you can't name on the radio and from the mind of Steve Albini, famed noise-nick producerBuy it!
The Cure “Jumping Someone Else's Train” from Three Imaginary Boys (Fiction 1979) —Old school the Cure, before they got poppy and happy. Blah to that, I say. Bring on the misery.Buy it!
Bad Religion “No Control” (Epitaph / Ada 1989) —Their fourth and second-best album (I will always have serious love for "Stranger Than Fiction")Buy it!
Dead Boys “I Don't Wanna Be No Catholic Boy” from We Have Come for Your Children (Sire Records 2004)Buy it!
Wire “Pink Flag” CD ALBUM (EMI Records 1977) —A bit of a slower paced number to break up the breakneck speed we'd been travelling all night.Buy it!
The Velvet Underground “Rock & Roll” from Loaded (Cotillioin 1970) —not quite punk, not quite proto-punk, not quite a rock band. hard to describe their music without having first heard it, but their impact is hugeBuy it!
The Tweeds “I Need That Record” from Teen Line Volume 2 Powerpop and Poprock 45s : S-to-U (Hyped to Death www.hyped2death.com 1981) —A song on 45 about collecting records! Found through the lovely library at KDHX, more in line with the usual style of the program. This compilation's from 2001, but the actual 45 came out in '81Buy it!
Dead Kennedys “Saturday Night Holocaust” from Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death (Alternative Tentacles 1987) —Jello Biafra and crew are always up for trouble. Love this off-kilter tuneBuy it!
Man or Astro-man? “Escape Through The Air Vent” from Is It... Man Or Astro-man? (Esterus 1993) —A little outside the usual perview of the program, but apt, I believe.Buy it!
Faith No More “Anne's Song” from Introduce Yourself (Slash 1987) —Pre-Mike Patton Faith No More had a more funk-based sound, but still had the raw attitudeBuy it!
Ramones “I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement” from Ramones (Sire Records 1976) —A deeper cut from this album that's filled with hits. A sure-fire never-miss debut from one of the biggest names in American punkBuy it!
Youth of Today “One Family” from Break Down the Walls (Wishingwell 1985) —Pretty much the template for modern American hardcoreBuy it!
Mojo Nixon “You Can't Kill Me” from Whereabouts Unknown (Mojo Nixon 1995)Buy it!
Jawbreaker “Save Your Generation” from Dear You (Geffen unk 1995)Buy it!
New York Dolls “Bad Girl” from New York Dolls (Mercury 1973) —Raucus protopunk at its finestBuy it!
Oingo Boingo “Cinderella Undercover” from Anthology (Hip-O Records 1999) —this compilation of Danny Elfman's band's work is a must have for newbies, but if you've got any of their other best-ofs, you can safely pass on it.Buy it!
Mission of Burma “That's When I Reach for My Revolver” from Signals, Calls and Marches (2008 Reissue) (Ryko/Rhino 1981) —This 2008 re-issue took a 5 song EP and fleshed it out to nearly full-length album statusBuy it!
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