Saturday, May 28, 2011

it's kinda funny

the very last episode of the banshee beat graced the internet's airwaves today--
you can catch it here & here.

1. How Pretty Can You Get?- The Shangri-Las (Myrmidons of Melodrama: 1964-66)
2. I Heard It Through the Grapevine- The Slits (Cut)
3. Feels Like Snakes Twisting Through the Fog- LiLiPUT (LiLiPUT)
4. Girl on the Run- Honey Bane (You Can Be You 7")
5. Warm Girls- Girls At Our Best! (Pleasure)
6. See the Keyhole- Ludus (Riding the Rag)
8. Warm- Family Fodder (Warm 7")
9. Moth- Visitors (Electric Heat 7")
10. Silicon Carne- The Monochrome Set (He's Frank [Slight Return] 7"}
11. Love At First Sight (Demo Version)- The Gist (Love At First Sight 7")
12. Lee Remick- The Go-Betweens (Lee Remick 7")
13. White Mice- The Mo-Dettes (White Mice 7")
14. Black Hole- Urinals (Negativity Capability... Check It Out!!)
15. Wot!- Captain Sensible (Wot! 7")
16. Dance This Mess Around- B-52's (B-52's)
17. Damaged Goods- Gang of Four (Damaged Goods EP)
18. Blonde Redhead- DNA (A Taste of DNA)
19. Baby's On Fire- Absolute Body Control (Absolute Body Control)
20. 5 8 6- New Order (Power, Corruption, and Lies)
21. Enola Gay- Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark (Enola Gay 7")
22. He's So Fine- The Chiffons (He's So Fine 7")
23. I Could Be Happy- Altered Images (I Could Be Happy 7")
24. Chains- The Cookies (Chains 7")
25. Cool- Pylon (Gyrate)
26. Into the Groov(e)y- Ciccone Youth (Into the Groov(e)y/ Burnin' Up 7")
27. I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms- The Modern Lovers (The Modern Lovers)
28. Cheree- Suicide (Suicide: The First Album)
29. Sci-Fi Guy- Strawberry Story (Sci-Fi Guy 7")
30. Boy- Kyah!(Slapdash 7")
31. Wacky Acky I Aye- The Donkeys (Television Anarchy)
32. Janitor- Suburban Lawns (Suburban Lawns)
33. Kooks- David Bowie (Hunky Dory)


i may continue to cross-post onto this blog from my new tumblr, but more than likely (due to lack of technological savvy), this blog is dead. :'( you should check out my radio show "the secret meaning of things" at hollow earth radio fridays 1-3 pm !

Saturday, May 21, 2011

i want to order a pelican

why is bjork so epic even when she is 16?
find this soundtrack, listen to it.

today's theme was "underrepresented emotions"--
listen here and then here.

1. So Far So Real- Gray (No New York Soundtrack)
2. Joey- Snatch (Shopping For Clothes EP)
3. Gut Feeling- Bohonian Plimquins (Devotees [Tribute to Devo])
4. February 14th- Huggy Bear (Our Troubled Youth)
5. Beautiful Food- Y Pants (Y Pants 7")
6. Watch Who They Beat, Watch Who They Eat- The Cranium (A New Music For A New Kitchen)
7. Suicide Child- The Nuns (The Nuns)
8. Kung Fu Cowboy- Alan Vega (Alan Vega)
9. Cry- The Birthday Party (Prayers on Fire)
10. Swamp Thing- The Chameleons UK (Strange Times)
11. (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures- The Rezillos ([My Baby Does] Good Sculptures 7")
12. Rhythm Inside- Athletico Spizz 80 (Do A Runner)
13. The Order Form (I Want to Order A Pelican)- Essential Logic (Beat Rhythm News)
14. From the Cradle to the Grave- Crispy Ambulance (From the Cradle to the Grave 7")
15. Supercrush- Tiger Trap (Supercrush 7")
16. The Best Part of Being With You- The Groove Farm (Surfin' In the Subway Comp)
17. And Then Suddenly- The Bartlebees (Urban Folk Legends)
18. I Fell In Love Last Night- Heavenly (I Fell In Love Last Night 7")
19. Together Forever In Love- Go Sailor (Go Sailor)
20. That's the End of That- Trixie's Big Red Motorbike (That's the End of That/ As Soon As She's Gone Split 7")
21. Never Say Never- Romeo Void (Benefactor)
22. Bored Housewives- Androids of Mu (Blood Robots EP)
23. I Owe It To the Girls- Teddy and the Frat Girls (I Wanna Be A Man EP)
24. Daddy's Lil Girl- Bikini Kill (Revolution Girl Style Now! Demo)
25. Eat the Rich- Morbid Opera (We Can't Help It If We're From Florida)
26. Shangri-La- Nightmares In Wax (Nightmares In Wax 12")
27. Gonna Get You- Q4U (Skaf I Dag)
28. Don't Want To Be Happy- James Chance & the Contortions (Buy)
29. Walking on Thin Ice- Yoko Ono (Disco Not Disco)
30. Person to Person- The (Hypothetical) Prophets (So Young But So Cold: Underground French Music 1977-1983)
31. Tracks- Gary Numan (The Pleasure Principle)
32. The Garden of Earthly Delights- The United States of America (The United States of America)
33. Launderette- Vivien Goldman (Private Armies 12")


Saturday, May 14, 2011

off the hook

today on the banshee beat i brought in DJ lil' Lil-- a music writer for and my buddy-- and we shook things up in the studio for a while:

1. We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thang- The Fire Engines (Fond)
2. Off the Hook- Y Pants (Y Pants 7")
3. Headache for Michelle- Au Pairs (Playing With A Different Sex)
4. Feels Like Snakes Twisting Through Fog- LiLiPUT (LiLiPUT)
5. Nature Lover- Shop Assistants (Shop Assistants)
6. Million Things- All Girl Summer Fun Band (2)
7. Three-Way- The Magnetic Fields (Distortion)
8. Electric Guitar- Talking Heads (Life During Wartime 7")
9. Hounds of Love- Kate Bush (Hounds of Love)
10. Jeepster- T. Rex (Electric Warrior)
11. Bus Stop- The Hollies (Bus Stop 7")
12. Play With Fire- The Rolling Stones (Out of Our Heads)
13. Tampax In the Cunt- Tampax (Hitler SS/Tampax 7")
14. Walkin' the Beat- The Nuns (The Nuns)
15. I Was A Teenage Werewolf- The Cramps (Songs The Lord Taught Us)
16. Redondo Beach- Patti Smith (Horses)
17. Baby Baby- The Vibrators (Pure Mania)
18. We Are the Only Animals- Nodzzz (I Don't Wanna [Smoke Marijuana] 7")
19. Shoot the Moon- The Cat's Miaow (Stereolab/ The Cat's Miaow 7")
20. Been Here Before- La Sera (La Sera)
21. Much Too Much- The Smithereens (Beauty & Sadness EP)
22. Just Let Me Cry- Lesley Gore (Judy's Turn to Cry 7")
23. Humming Bird- The Chordettes (Harmony Encores)
24. Another Day- Paul McCartney (Ram)
25. N'Importe Quel Soir- Taxi Girl (Seppuku)
26. Kiss- Age of Chance (Kiss 7")
27. Aqua Girl Star- Huggy Bear (Our Troubled Youth)
28. The Once Over Twice- X (Wild Gift)
29. Sea Song- Penetration (Our World 7")
30. Rid of Me- PJ Harvey (Rid of Me)
31. Burnblack- Hole (Dicknail 7")
32. Your Flesh Is So Nice- Jeff Buckley (Sketches [For My Sweetheart the Drunk])
33. Great Balls of Fire- The Misfits (Project 1950)
34. Memphis, Tennessee- Silicon Teens (Music for Parties)
35. I'm Alright With You- The Pastels (I'm Alright With You 7")

also: the banshee beat has had a good run this year, but there are only a few more episodes left in store! my time at the university of washington is coming to an end (HOLY SHIT FINALLY YES) and with it this radio show will also end. however! it's not goodbye forever-- i just started a radio show at hollow earth radio called The Secret Meaning of Things which you can learn more about here. side note: the playlist shown isn't totally representative of the content, because it only registers tracks of a particular length (30 seconds+ i think?). anyway, that means i will be transferring over to tumblr for all blogging-- which you can check out here . the banshee beat lives forever in yr hearts!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

are you really on drugs

today on the banshee beat, EVERYONE GOT FUKKED UP.
peer pressure! listen here, then here. no one will like you if you don't.

1. Lust for Life- Iggy Pop (Lust for Life)
2. Moist Vagina (Nirvana cover)- Sonic Youth (Sunday 7")
3. Strawberry Wine- My Bloody Valentine (Strawberry Wine EP)
4. Psychedelic Holiday- Television Personalities (They Could Have Been Bigger than the Beatles)
5. Are You Really On Drugs- The Clean (Mister Pop)
6. Serious Drugs- BMX Bandits (Serious Drugs 7")
7. Feel So Good- Spacemen 3 (Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs to)
8. Up Too High ('83 Demo)- The Jesus and Mary Chain (The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities)
9. Graveyard Drug Party- Thee Oh Sees (The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In)
10. Drugstore Logic- Saccharine Trust (We Became Snakes)
11. Drug Me- Dead Kennedys (Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables)
12. Stoned In the City- Heavy Times (Fast Night)
13. Drug Zoo- GG King (Drug Zoo 7")
14. Won't Come Down- Perpetual Motion Workshop (Psychedelic Disaster Whirl Vol. 1)
15. This World Ain't Gettin' Me High- Matt K. Shrugg (Gone Ashtray)
16. Get Yourself Together- Henry's Dress (Bust 'Em Green)
17. High In the Cinema- PENS (Hey Friend! What You Doing)
18. She Was Tall, She Was High- The Pretty Things (Parachute)
19. Trippin' Out- Something Wild (Psychedelic Disaster Whirl Vol. 3)
20. High Bugs- Wizzard Sleeve (Make the World Go Away)
21. Drinking Wine Spodyody- Pere Ubu (Dub Housing)
22. 2 Much Cocaine- Mean Jeans (Are You Serious)
23. Keep It Clean- The Vibrators (Pure Mania)
24. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue- The Ramones (The Ramones)
25. Messed Up Mixed Up- Sado-Nation (We're Not Equal)
26. Never Comes Down- Neo Boys (Neo Boys 7")
27. Never Let Me Down Again- Depeche Mode (Music For the Masses)
28. Ecstasy- New Order (Power, Corruption, and Lies)
29. Love Is the Drug- Grace Jones (Love Is the Drug 7")
30. Addicted to Love- Ciccone Youth (The Whitey Album)
31. Strychnine- The Sonics (Here Are the Sonics)
32. My Baby Takes Valium- Family Fodder (Playing Golf [With My Flesh Crawling] 7")

She has a moist vagina
I particularly enjoy the circumference
I've been sucking the warts of her anus
Of her anus
I prefer her to any other

She had a moist vagina
I prefer her to any other

Friday, May 6, 2011

love is the drug

grace jones/ love is the drug 7"/ island records/ 1986:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

wooly bully

sam the sham and the pharoahs/ wooly bully 7"/ 1965:

"The lyrics were so hard to understand that some radio stations banned the song."

Monday, May 2, 2011

a place in the sun

marine girls/ lazy ways lp/ cherry red records/ 1983:

Saturday, April 30, 2011

hand in glove

the banshee beat this week: "regrets" with an emphasis on body.

listen here then here.

1. Legs- PJ Harvey (Rid of Me)
2. You Can't Put Your Arms Round A Memory- Johnny Thunders (Hurt Me)
3. Berkeley Farms- Blowdriers
4. Putty In Your Hands- The Shirelles (Baby It's You)
5. Hot & Bothered- Loli & the Chones (P.S. We Hate You)
6. Omae Ga Hoshii (One More Time)- Sheena & the Rokkets
7. No Regrets- King Khan & the Shrines (What Is?!)
8. Guilt and Regret- Gun Outfit (Dim Light)
9. A Thousand Regrets- Meth Teeth (Everything Went Wrong)
10. Things You've Never Done- The Manhattan Love Suicides (The Manhattan Love Suicides)
11. Cease to Be- The Mayfair Set (Young One)
12. Wishing Well- The Shangri-Las (Myrmidons of Melodrama: 1964-1966)
13. All That Ever Mattered- The Shop Assistants (Will Anything Happen)
14. Leave All Your Old Loves- The She-Brews (Leave All Your Old Loves/ Scottish Rite Temple Stomp 7")
15. I'll Let You Hold My Hand- The Bootles (Girls in the Garage, Vol. 1)
16. Radio France- Solid Space (Space Museum)
17. Love und Romance- The Slits (Cut)
18. Warm- Family Fodder (Warm 7")
19. Hairwaves- MARS (No New York)
20. I Love Her All the Time- Sonic Youth (Bad Moon Rising)
21. Supernaut- 1000 Homo DJs (Supernaut 12"/Suck NIN bootleg)
22. I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams- Weezer (Pinkerton: Reissue)
23. I Held Her In My Arms- The Violent Femmes (The Blind Leading the Naked)
24. The Love We Could've Had- Rocketship (Singles 1993-96)
25. Everyday Eyes- Razorcuts (R Is For... Razorcuts)
26. I Have Known Love- Silver Apples (Contact)
27. Blackberry Song- Kurt Vile (Childish Prodigy)
28. Cry For A Shadow- Beat Happening (Dreamy)
29. The World Turned Day-Glo- X-Ray Spex (Germfree Adolescents)
30. Waving My Arms- The Birthday Party (The Birthday Party)
31. Hands of Love- Wall of Voodoo (Call of the West)
32. Warm Moving Bodies- The Units (History of the Units)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

seconds too late

cabaret voltaire/ "seconds too late" 7"/ rough trade/ 1980:

i feel about as weird as this right now, just so you know.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

R.I.P. Poly Styrene

one of my favorite female punk vocalists & personal musical idols, poly styrene, has died.


"germfree adolescents" on "top of the pops":

"oh bondage up yours":


"warrior in woolworths" on the "old grey whistle test":

all from (one of) the (best punk) album(s) (of all time) "germfree adolescents"

Monday, April 25, 2011


suburban lawns/ "janitor" single/ suburban industrial records/ 1980:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

bus stop

the hollies/top of the pops/1966:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

love like anthrax

experience good weather and good moods and good sounds all vicariously through me:

1. All About You- Scars (Author! Author! EP)
2. Here Comes the Grump- Adam Ant (Friend or Foe)
3. I Could Be In Heaven- The Flatmates (Love & Death: 1986-1989)
4. See the Keyhole- Ludus (The Visit)
5. Love Like Anthrax- Gang of Four (Damaged Goods EP)
6. Take Me I'm Yours- Squeeze (Singles: 45's & Under)
7. UFO Dictator- Tampax (Tampax/Hitler SS 7")
8. Schoolgirl Junkie- Screaming Dead (Valley of the Dead 7")
9. Something You Got- Teengenerate (Get Action!)
10. Fuck Books- Times New Viking (Dig Yourself)
11. I Can Destroy All Your Love- Thee Headcoats (The Kids Are All Square)
12. I Could Be Happy- Altered Images (I Could Be Happy 7")
13. Baby It's You- Dolly Mixture (Baby It's You 7")
14. Another Girl- The Beatles (Help!)
15. A Teenager In Love- Dion & the Belmonts (A Teenager in Love 7")
16. Everything That Rises Must Converge- Shriekback (Oil & Gold)
17. So You Want To Go Away Now- The Tourists (Luminous Basement)
18. Sugar- Smashing Orange (Above Ming Gardens)
19. Fantasies- Silver Apples (Contact)
20. Min Dama- Tronics (Love Backed By Force)
21. Grip of Fear- The Blanche Hudson Weekend (The Rats in the Cellar 7")
22. Safe At Home- Eternal Summers
23. Tous Les Garcons et Les Filles- Francoise Hardy (Oh Oh Cheri)
24. Girl on the Run- Honey Bane (You Can Be You 7")
25. Les Armees de la Nuit- Taxi Girl (Seppuku)
26. I Love You Too Much- The Human League (Fascination! EP)
27. Lady Shave- Fad Gadget (Make Room 7")
28. Secrets- Mission of Burma (Vs.)
29. Lazarus- The Boo Radleys (Giant Steps)


Friday, April 22, 2011

les armees de la nuit

taxi-girl/seppuku lp/mankin records/1981:

weirdest music video i've seen in a while, saying a lot.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

(why must i be) a teenager in love

dion & the belmonts/1958/live:

"i wonder why":

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

all about you

scars/author! author! ep/stiff records/1981:

original promotional video:


Saturday, April 16, 2011

zoo-music girl

the banshee beat overcomes adversity here and here.

1. Ring of Fire- Wall of Voodoo (Ring of Fire/Morricone Themes 12")
2. I Like Boys- Missing Persons (I Like Boys EP)
3. The Safety Dance- Men Without Hats (The Safety Dance 7")
4. Glad All Over- The Rezillos (Can't Stand the Rezillos)
5. Author Author!- Scars (Author Author! EP)
6. Fujiyami Attack- Guitar Wolf (Jet Generation)
7. Zoo-Music Girl- The Birthday Party (Prayers on Fire)
8. Halloween- The Dream Syndicate (I Was A Teenage Zombie Soundtrack)
9. Boy- Moose (Jack EP)
10. Moving- Suede (Suede)
11. Emergency- Family Fodder (Schizophrenia Party EP)
12. Get Out of My Stomach (Song for Ray)- Suzy Saxon & the Anglos (Suzy saxon & the Anglos)
13. Fall In Love With Me- Iggy Pop (Lust for Life)
14. All the Young Dudes- Mott the Hoople (All the Young Dudes 7")
15. Prince Charming- Adam & the Ants (Prince Charming)
16. Shack Up- A Certain Ratio (Shack Up 7")
17. Ringing in the Sane- Ceramic Hello (The Absence of A Canary)
18. Shadows- The Electric Prunes (Psychedelic Disaster Whirl Vol. 2)
19. Ruby- Silver Apples (Contact)
20. Crush on You- Tronics (Love Backed By Force)
21. Butterfly Collector- A.R. Kane (Lollita EP)
22. Hair Shoes- Pale Saints (In Ribbons)
23. The Encounter- The Budget Girls (On A Tight Budget)
24. Heard It All Before- The Death Set (Worldwide)
25. The Meanie Way- The Meanies (The Meanies 7")
26. Adolescent Wet Dream- Pussy Galore (Live: In the Red)
27. Repeater- Fugazi (Repeater)
28. We Had Love- The Scientists (Blood Red River)
29. Why Are We Here- MX-80 Sound (Crowd Control)
30. Waving Hands- Absolute Body Control (Absolute Body Control)
31. Sun Flight- Silicon Teens (Music for Parties)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

love backed by force

this week the banshee beat fukked you.
i hope it is as good for you-- as it was for me.

1. Sex (I'm A...)- Berlin (Pleasure Victim EP)
2. Dinosaur Sex- Family Fodder (Schizophrenia Party EP)
3. Sex Head- The Pooh Sticks (Multiple Orgasm)
4. Turning Japanese- The Vapors (Turning Japanese 7")
5. Hey Lover Boy- The Vernons Girls (We Love the Vernons Girls)
6. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine- The Flying Lizards (Top Ten)
7. Too Drunk To Fuck- Dead Kennedys (Give Me Convenience or Death)
8. Sex- Urinals (Negative Capability... Check It Out!)
9. All Sexed Up- 100 Flowers (100 Years of Pulchritude)
10. You Taste Like the Tropics- Bush Tetras (Boom In the Night)
11. Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage- Killer Pussy (Bikini Wax)
12. Fucking In Rhythm and Sorrow- The Sugarcubes (Life's Too Good)
13. Gut Feeling (Slap Your Mammy)- Devo (Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!)
14. I'm Gonna Love You Too- Blondie (Parallel Lines)
15. Orgasm Addict- Buzzcocks (Orgasm Addict 7")
16. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll- Ian Dury & the Blockheads (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 7")
17. Sex Drive- The Embarrassment (Sex Drive 7")
18. Sexy Boy (Radio Edit)- Air (Sexy Boy EP)
19. Terminus- Absolute Body Control (Figures EP)
20. Maximum Sexual Joy- Glaxo Babies (Nine Months to Disco)
21. Sex-Eye-Make-Up- The Glove (Blue Sunshine)
22. You Turn Me On- Beat Happening (You Turn Me On)
23. I Like Fucking- Bikini Kill (I Like Fucking 7")
24. Fuck Kitty- The Frumpies (Frumpie One-Piece)
25. Goddess of Love- The Marvelettes (Playboy)
26. She's A Lover- The Pretty Things (Parachute)
27. Boys, Boys, Boys- Nikki and the Corvettes (Nikki and the Corvettes)
28. I Just Wanna Make Love to You- Thee Mighty Caesars (Caesars Remains)
29. Too Drunk To Jerk Off- The Trashies (What Makes A Man Get Trashed)
30. Tired of Sex (Tracking Rough)- Weezer (Pinkerton: reissue)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

shack up

this week's episode of the banshee beat will be real sexy sexier than this video i tell ya--

a certain ratio/shack up 7"/factory benelux records/1980:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

destination venus

back 4 spring: the banshee beat live saturdays 2-4 pm at listen here and here.

1. Destination Venus- The Rezillos (Destination Venus 7")
2. Baby- Iggy Pop (The Idiot)
3. Sound Alarm- Polyrock (Polyrock)
4. Africa Express- Dalek I Love You (Dalek I Love You)
5. Burning Down the House- Talking Heads (Speaking In Tongues)
6. 1989- Spizzoil (6000 Crazy 7")
7. You're A Rebel- Metropak (You're A Rebel 7")
8. Futurama- Metal Urbain (Anarchy In Paris!)
9. Wardance- Killing Joke (Wardance 7")
10. This Many Boyfriends Club- Whorl (Fortune Cookie Prize: A Tribute to Beat Happening)
11. Skeletons- Inflatable Boy Clams (Inflatable Boy Clams EP)
12. Sweaters- Laurie Anderson (Big Science)
13. Flower- Sonic Youth (Bad Moon Rising)
14. Her Jazz- Huggy Bear (Taking the Rough with the Smooch)
15. I Don't Want to Have to Break Your Face- Talulah Gosh (Peel Session 11.1.88)
16. Insects- Altered Images (I Could Be Happy 7")
17. Warm Girls- Girls At Our Best (Getting Nowhere Fast 7")
18. Totally Wired- The Fall (Totally Wired 7")
19. The Upstairs Room- The Cure (The Walk 12")
20. Turnaround- Devo (Whip It 7")
21. Enola Gay- Orhestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (Enola Gay 7")
22. Europa and the Pirate Twins- Thomas Dolby (The Golden Age of Wireless)
23. Create and Melt- Dalis Car (The Waking Hour)
24. The Things I Miss- My Bloody Valentine (Ecstasy and Wine)
25. Blackmailer- The Shrubs (Blackmailer 12")
26. Lake of Fire- Meat Puppets (Meat Puppets II)
27. Panties Please- Bogshed (Let Them Eat Bogshed 12")
28. Helicopter Honeymoon- Scrotum Poles (Revelation EP)
29. My Favorite Dress- The Wedding Present (George Best)
30. Firestation Towers- Close Lobsters (NME C86)
31. Disco Pope- The Prats (1990's Pop EP)
32. Sargasso- Big Flame (Rigour)
33. Don't You Want Me- The Human League (Don't You Want Me 7")

just to be clear, i think this cover sucks. the video, however, is something else:

Monday, March 28, 2011

don't you want me?

the human league/single/1981:

glad it's all over

captain sensible/march 1984/top of the pops with the dolly mixture:

panties please

bogshed/let them eat bog shed ep/vinyl drip records/1985:

her jazz

huggy bear/1993 single/catcall records:

thx wikipedia: On February 14, 1993, Huggy Bear performed "Her Jazz" on the popular MTV-like British TV show, The Word. After they played their fun, chaotic set, the band stayed in the studio to watch a report on 2 American models who called themselves "The Barbi Twins". Huggy Bear and their fans became upset at this and started shouting at the show's noticeably uncomfortable presenter Terry Christian. They were violently ejected from the studio and a spokesperson for The Word later said that one of the band's friends had "bit the face of a member of our production team." The performance was given a Melody Maker cover story, the event being compared to the Sex Pistols' Bill Grundy incident


big flame/"sink" single/1984/laughing gun records/promo video:


devo/b-side "whip it" single/1980:

Sunday, March 27, 2011


i occasionally DJ at hollow earth radio, and tonight i am guest dj-ing with garrett kelly at 8 pm. in case u rly missed me, or want 2 hear sum vinyl.

i may or may not play this.

art of noise/single/1985:

Friday, March 25, 2011

blonde redhead/live

dna/1980/excerpt from 'downtown 81':

this must be the place (naive melody)

talking heads/speaking in tongues/1983:

lazy day

the boo radleys/everything's alright forever lp/1992/creation records:

Monday, March 21, 2011

berlin: no shame


sex (i'm a...)/pleasure victim ep/1982/german tv:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

europa and the pirate twins

thomas dolby/the golden age of wireless/1982:

Δ1:25 makes my life completeΔ

Thursday, March 17, 2011


polyrock/self-titled/1980/produced by philip glass:


Tuesday, March 15, 2011


sonic youth/"i love her all the time"/1991/european tour:


Saturday, March 12, 2011

I am not a pest, I am the best.

listen here then here.

1. Here Comes Alice- The Jesus and Mary Chain (Automatic)
2. Sex Boy- The Screamers (Demos 1977-78)
3. I Want Candy- 8 Eyed Spy (8 Eyed Spy)
4. Smack- Free Kitten (Unboxed)
5. Boy- Kyah! (Slapdash 7")
6. No Core Punk- Boredoms (Onanie Bomb Meets the Sex Pistols)
7. Switch-Blade- Bunnydrums (On the Surface 12")
8. Don't Touch My Bikini- The Halo Benders (God Don't Make No Junk)
9. Age of Consent- New Order (Power, Corruption, and Lies)
10. Hold Me Right- ESG (A South Bronx Story)
11. Hanging on the Telephone- The Nerves (The Nerves EP)
12. Sweet Marilyn- Metal Urbain (Anarchy In Paris!)
13. Euroshima (Wardance)- Snowy Red (The Right to Die)
14. Moth- Visitors (Electric Heat 7")
15. Silicon Carne- The Monochrome Set (He's Frank 7")
16. Little Girls- Oingo Boingo (Only A Lad)
17. Livin' On the Streets- Denim (Back in Denim)
18. My Own Private Patrick Swayze- The Male Nurse (My Own Private Patrick Swayze [Guided Missile])
19. Candyskin- The Fire Engines (Candyskin 7")
20. Primary- The Cure (Faith)
21. Turn Me On Turn Me Off- Honey Bane (Turn Me On Turn Me Off 7")
22. They Don't Want Me- Wall of Voodoo (Call of the West)
23. Deus- The Sugarcubes (Life's Too Good)
24. Adult/ery- Scars (Horrorshow/ Adult/ery 7")
25. On the Rocks- The June Brides (For Better Or Worse)
26. Ashes to Ashes- David Bowie (Scary Monsters)
27. Paranoimia (7" version)- Art of Noise (Paranoimia 12")
28. Take Me Back- Kim Gordon, DJ Olive, and Ikue Mori (SYR5)
29. Love Forever- New Age Steppers (New Age Steppers)
30. Just Can't Get Enough- Depeche Mode (Just Can't Get Enough 7")

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

(i must fight this sickness)

hopefully you're not also under the weather--

but there is always a cure:

Saturday, March 5, 2011

bamboo town

BREVITY makes its case for the day, as I bring you a one-hour show (an hour earlier!) jam packed with all the hits or whatever.

listen here.

1. Grinding Halt- The Cure (Boys Don't Cry)
2. Sorry For Laughing- Josef K (Sorry For Laughing 7")
3. Lovers and Other Strangers- The Flying Lizards (Fourth Wall)
4. Bamboo Town- Tom Tom Club (Close to the Bone)
5. Give Me Your Hands- Absolute Body Control (Figures)
6. Ain't You- Kleenex (Kleenex EP)
7. Get Up & Use Me- Fire Engines (Lubricate Your Living Room)
8. Anything- Suburban Lawns (Suburban Lawns)
9. Stand Back- Vic Godard & The Subway Sect (What's the Matter Boy?)
10. Eine Symphonie Des Grauens- The Monochrome Set (Eine Symphonie Des Grauens 7")
11. Love at First Sight- The Gist (Embrace the Herd)
12. I Worship the Sun- Felt (Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty)
13. Tadpole- Bunnygrunt (Action Pants!)
14. Hey Lover- The Aislers Set (Split 7" w/the How)
15. Summer Fun- The Barracudas (Drop Out)
16. He's Not Far- The Pandoras (It's About Time)
17. Nothing To Be Done- The Pastels (Sittin' Pretty)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

both my arms are made of wood

i can't believe this:

just wait till he dry humps the doll:

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

wishing well

today's theme wuz "you pick the theme". which might appear 2 b a big ol' "fuck you" 2 my listenerz, but is indeed not.

wutz ur theme:
hour 1
hour 2

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (intro)- Dr. Seuss (Zero Mostel reads "How the Grinch Stole Christmas")
2. Pleasures of Love- Tom Tom Club (Close to the Bone)
3. I Wanna Love Him So Bad- The Jelly Beans (Wonder Women)
4. Love Tempo- Quando Quango (Love Tempo 12")
5. Moody- ESG (You're No Good 12")
6. Bootsy- A Certain Ratio (Force)
7. Toxic- Monsters From Mars (Surfing Through A Creepy Castle 7")
8. Change It Comes- Mink DeVille (Live at CBGB's)
9. In the Jungle- Kid Creole and the Coconuts (Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places)
10. Jungle Rock- The Weirdos (Destroy All Music)
11. Crashing Out With Lucy- Slaughter and the Dogs (Bite-Back)
12. Principles of Kimberly- Girls of the Gravitron (Magnetic Mountain)
13. Marquee Moon- Television (Marquee Moon)
14. Dream Baby Dream- Suicide (Live at Max's Kansas City 1980)
15. Love Will Tear Us Apart- Joy Division (Peel Sessions)
16. Stranger In Paradise- The Supremes (I Hear A Symphony)
17. Let's Go to Bed- The Cure (The Walk 12")
18. The Freeze- Lene Lovich (Flex)
19. Cavern- Liquid Liquid (Optimo EP)
20. Blonde Redhead- DNA (A Taste of DNA)
21. Thru the Flames- The Screamers (Demos 1977-78)
22. Monsters- Nervous Gender (Music From Hell)
23. Shikyuu- Muri Shinjuu
24. Slapdash- Kyah!
25. Adventures Close to Home- The Raincoats (The Raincoats)
26. Roadrunner- The Modern Lovers (The Modern Lovers)
27. Madonna of the Wasps- Robyn Hitchcock 'N' the Egyptians (Queen Elvis)
28. Wishing Well- The Shangri-Las (Myrmidons of Melodrama: 1964-66)
29. Can't Seem to Make You Mine- The Seeds (Can't Seem To Make You Mine 7")

i meant to play this 2day:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

the walk

would you make out with robert smith?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

is this music?

vinyl xplorations/xploitaions:

1. Heart of Glass- Blondie (Parallel Lines)
2. Red Light- Siouxsie & the Banshees (Kaleidoscope)
3. Is This Music?- Teenage Fanclub (Bandwagonesque)
4. Mongoloid- DEVO (Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo)
5. Robot Assassins- Robot Assassins (Beneath the Planet of the Apes EP)
6. My First Love Song- Mecca Normal (Calico Killed the Cat)
7. In Praise of Limestone/Macbeth (Alt.)- W.H. Auden/Ciccone Youth (W.H. Auden Reading/The Whitey Album)
8. Too Little Too Late (Jojo cover)- Department of Eagles (No One Does It Like You 7") (file under: failed experimentz lol)
9. Down Under- Men At Work (Business As Usual)
10. Johnny Belinda (Ext. Dance Version)- Voice Farm (Johnny Belinda 12")
11. Scuba Scuba- The Revillos (Scuba Scuba 7")
12. Strobe Light- B-52s (Wild Planet)
13. Stop the World- Captain Sensible (Stop the World 12")
14. Me and Jill- Ciccone Youth (The Whitey Album)
15. Dream Baby Dream- Black Tambourine (Black Tambourine)
16. Silent Street/Silent Dub- Maximum Joy (Disco Not Disco)
17. Big Science- Laurie Anderson (Big Science)
18. Mr. X- Ultravox (Vienna EP) (file under: failed experimentz lol)
19. Respective Sides- Slow Children (Mad About Town)
20. Mind Your Own Business- Delta 5 (Mind Your Own Business 7")
21. This Love Is Fucking Right!- The Pains of Being Pure At Heart (The Pains of Being Pure At Heart)
22. Wishing Well- Love Is All (A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night)
23. Rip It Up- Orange Juice (Rip It Up)
24. I'm Not Myself Today- The Fresh & Onlys (Golden Triangle/The Fresh & Onlys Split 7")

listen here then here.

this actually sounds like:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy vd.

hope you didn't get one.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Girls Want To Be With the Girls

another week of the banshee beat --this week, i slew the alphabet one letter at a time:

1. And It's True- The Ohio Express (Beg, Borrow and Steal)
2. Baby It's You- The Shirelles (Baby It's You)
3. Binary- Kazino (Around My Dream 7")
4. Cancer- No Trend (Mass-Sterilization 12")
5. Davey Crockett- The Traditional Fools (The Traditional Fools)
6. Empty Particles- A Frames (A Frames)
7. Figures- Absolute Body Control (Figures)
8. The Girls Want To Be With the Girls- Talking Heads (More Songs About Buildings and Food)
9. Hurtin' All Over- The Pleazers (Hurtin' All Over 7")
10. I Wanna Destroy You- The Soft Boys (I Wanna Destroy 7")
11. Johnny, Are You Queer?- Josie Cotton (Johnny, Are You Queer? 7")
12. Just Not Ready- The Exciters (The Ultimate Collection)
13. Kiss the Book- The Pop Group (We Are Time)
14. Launderette- Vivien Goldman (Private Armies 12")
15. Mermaid Love- Man Or Astro-man? (Is It... Man or Astro-man?)
16. Meshkalina- Traffic Sound (Back to Peru)
17. Never Understand (Alternate Version)- The Jesus & Mary Chain (B-Sides and Rarities)
18. On My Mind- Marine Girls (On My Mind 7")
19. Pocket Pool- Killer Pussy (Bikini Wax)
20. Quite A Reputation- The Chymes (Girls In the Garage Vol. 1)
21. Rabbits Make Love- Milk 'n Cookies (Milk 'n Cookies)
22. Something I Could Do- The Canoise
23. A Song of Deep Hate- Hagar the Womb (Funnery In A Nunnery 12")
24. Thumbs Off- The Clean (Odditties)
25. Traditionally Yours- Toxic Waste (Belfast)
26. Unfinished Business- Au Pairs (Playing With A Different Sex)
27. Unhappy Days- 14 Iced Bears (Come Get Me 7")
28. Vertigo- The Screamers (Demos 1977-78)
29. War- Zounds (War/Subvert 7")
30. The Witch- The Sonics (Here Are the Sonics)
31. X Offender- Blondie (X Offender 7")
32. You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)-The Dickies (The Incredible Shrinking Dickies)
33. Zooom- The Pastels (Sittin' Pretty)\

hour one
hour two

indie pop videos from the 80's = actually kind of pathetic.

also, shameless self-promotion: i am playing saxophone in a band called WAMU, which you will actually have to see to believe. it is chaotic free-form apocalypse, or something like that. think fake lightning bolt meets fake the shaggs. with members of my printer broke. lucky for you, you can catch our first show next saturday, february 19th at the black lodge in eastlake with arrington de dionyso, stickers, and mountainss-- here is the facebook event if you're into that sort of thing. be there or i'll turn into a cyclops, for real.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

the world is a drag

the banshee beat #12:

listen under "saturday 2-4" at rainy dawg radio

1. Be Stiff (Stiff Version)- DEVO (Be Stiff EP)
2. Navvy- Pere Ubu (Dub Housing)
3. Rom Pack- Caballo Tripode (Horror Vaccui)
4. That's Your Way Out- The Pandoras (Stop Pretending)
5. You Don't Love Me- Black Time (Ty Segall/Black Time Split 12")
6. Baby Doll- Teenage Jesus & the Jerks (Everything)
7. Eget Liv- Extrem Exem (Eget Liv 7")
8. Godzilla- Mother's Ruin (Godzilla EP)
9. Violence Grows- Fatal Microbes (Violence Grows EP)
10. Soldiers of A Pure War- Mydolls (Cottage Cheese From the Lips of Death)
11. On the Seventh Day- Fat Tulips (Take Me Back to Heaven 7")
12. Lee Remick- The Go-Betweens (Lee Remick 7")
13. Silly- Go Sailor (Go Sailor)
14. We've Got History- Pants Yell! (Recent Drama)
15. Armchair Observer- Hagar the Womb (Funnery In A Nunnery)
16. The Beat (sorta)- ESG (Come Away With ESG)
17. I Wanna Be A Man- Teddy and the Frat Girls (I Wanna Be A Man EP)
18. The Once Over Twice- X (Wild Gift)
19. I Am A Cliche- X-Ray Spex (Germfree Adolescents)
20. Cum On Baby- The Trashwomen (Spend the Night With... The Trashwomen)
21. The World Is A Drag- The Intelligence (Boredom and Terror)
22. Strychnine- The Sonics (Here Are the Sonics)
23. Davey Crockett- Thee Headcoatees (Sisters of Suave)
24. Nothing's Changed- The Zombies (Absolutely the Best)
25. Crying Shame- The Blanche Hudson Weekend (The Letters to Daddy EP)
26. I Can't Stay- Vivian Girls (I Can't Stay 7")
27. In the Beginning- Eternal Summers (Eternal Summers EP)
28. Music Is A Better Noise- Essential Logic (Music Is A Better Noise 7")
29. I Cry- Pink Military (Blood & Lipstick 12")
30. Drive-In Saturday- David Bowie (Aladdin Sane)
31. Hong Kong Garden- Siouxsie and the Banshees (Hong Kong Garden 7")
32. Bikini Wax- Killer Pussy (Bikini Wax)
33. Jack Kerouac- Gang 90 (The Sexual Life of the Savages: Underground Post-Punk from Sao Paulo, Brasil)
34. Raised Eyebrows- The Feelies (Crazy Rhythms)

a prettier, less devastating lp version of "i cry":

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

spectrum is green


1. Cowboy- The Units (History of the Units: The Early Years)
2. Booming and Zooming- Tom Tom Club (Tom Tom Club)
3. Space Oddity- David Bowie (Space Oddity)
4. Ballroom of Mars- T. Rex (The Slider)
5. Space Girl Blues- DEVO (Hardcore Devo, Vol. 1: 74-77)
6. Goodnight Mr. Spaceman- Television Personalities (Closer to God)
7. Spectrum is Green- Solid Space (Space Museum)
8. Spacelab- Kraftwerk (The Man-Machine)
9. Flying Saucer Safari- Suburban Lawns (Suburban Lawns)
10. Automatic- Absolute Body Control (Baby's On Fire)
11. Planet X-Shonen Knife (Minna Tanoshiku)
13. Highly Evolved- Brilliant Colors (Highly Evolved 7")
14. Another Girl, Another Planet- The Only Ones (The Only Ones)
15. Planet Failure- The Spits (The Spits EP)
16. (You Must Fight to Live) On the Planet of the Apes- The Mummies (Death By Unga Bunga!!)
17. Space Trash- Mean Jeans (Are You Serious)
18. Last Days of Man on Earth- Urinals (Negative Capability... Check It Out!)
19. Planet What- The Frumpies (Frumpie One-Piece)
20. Beat the Devil- 400 Blows (Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Forever: A Retrospective)
21. 53 Miles West of Venus- B-52s (Wild Planet)
22. Journey to the Stars- Man or Astro-man? (Is It... Man or Astro-man?)
23. Rocket USA- Suicide (Suicide: First Album)
24. Doubt- Stereolab (Switched On)
25. Field (edit)- Mount Kimbie (Crooks & Lovers)
26. Dandelion- Boards of Canada (Geogaddi)
27. Walking and Falling- Laurie Anderson (Big Science)
28. Falling- Chris Carter (The Space Between)
29. On A White Lake Near A Green Mountain- M83 (Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts)
30. Segee and the Indian- Bibio (Ovals and Emeralds EP)
31. Farewell Goodbyes- Lightdreams (Islands In Space)

“Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one's own being.”


Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

booming & zooming

jam of the day:

tom tom club- booming and zooming

style icon of forever:

ps. re-issue post. i know.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

arc of a journey

Today on THE BANSHEE BEAT I had a very special agenda. My goal was to emotionally manipulate the listener from feelings of intense anger/rage/sadness to happiness eventually and to experience everything in between. Remember the live broadcast (RIP TRISH) is Saturdays 2-4 PM, but you can listen to the stream anytime at the website for Rainy Dawg Radio.

1. Confusion Is Next- Sonic Youth (Confusion Is Sex)
2. Baby Plays For Pritty- The Frumpies (Frumpie One-Piece)
3. I'm A Bug- Urinals (Negative Capability... Check It Out!)
4. Elimidate- Coughs (Fright Makes Right)
5. Richard- Mecca Normal (Calico Kills the Cat)
6. I Owe It To the Girls- Teddy and the Frat Girls (I Wanna Be A Man 12")
7. Nothing Special- Big In Japan (From Y To Z and Never Again)
8. O Superman (For Massenet)- Laurie Anderson (Big Science)
9. Mechanical Flattery- Lydia Lunch (Queen of Siam)
10. Platinumb- Free Kitten (Unboxed)
11. Lunar Camel- Siouxsie and the Banshees (Kaleidoscope)
12. Trees Fall- Wetdog (Frauhaus!)
13. In A Hole- Miss Alex White and the Red Orchestra (Miss Alex White and the Red Orchestra)
14. Into the Groovy- Ciccone Youth (Ciccone Youth 7")
15. Like A Succession 2- End of Data (Sahrah)
16. Just Because- Martin Dupont (Just Because)
17. We're Desperate- X (Wild Gift)
18. Teenage Kicks- The Undertones (Teenage Kicks 7")
19. Crazy Rhythms- The Feelies (Crazy Rhythms)
20. Germfree Adolescents- X-Ray Spex (Germfree Adolescents)
21. Film Music- Family Fodder (Film Music 7")
22. (You're My) Radio One- Henry's Dress (Henry's Dress 10")
23. Teenage Animals- Heavy Times (Fast Night EP)
24. Must Be Dreaming- Reading Rainbow (Prism Eyes)
25. Girls FM- Happy Birthday (Happy Birthday)
26. That's My Man- The Unwed Teenage Mothers (Blonde Girls)
27. Mystic Lady- T. Rex (The Slider)
28. Subject to the Ladder- Broadcast (Tender Buttons)
29. Vienna- Ultravox (Vienna)
30. Sufferin'- UB40 (Red Red Wine 7")
31. Cool It Now (Extended)- New Edition (Cool It Now 12")

Today's show is in memory of Trish Keenan, the vocalist from electro/dream pop/psych band Broadcast.




Tuesday, January 11, 2011

top of the pops

yep, still not that reissue post. i swear, real soon.

in the meantime i will distract you with a couple videoz:

i would officially tap the undertones.

and poly styrene.

(two of my all-time favorites, DUDEZ)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

so far, so real

A new year, a new quarter of my radio show, THE BANSHEE BEAT. Catch it live Saturdays 2-4 PM and anytime at the website for Rainy Dawg Radio. Here's the playlist for this week!

1. So Far So Real- Gray (Downtown 81 Soundtrack)
2. Gut Feeling (Slap Your Mammy)- DEVO (Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo!)
3. Green Light- Sonic Youth (Evol)
4. Damaged Goods- Gang of Four (Damaged Goods EP)
5. Copy- Plastics (Copy 7")
6. Contort Yourself (First Version)- James White and the Blacks (Off White)
7. Dance This Mess Around- The B-52's (The B-52s)
8. Blood & Lipstick- Pink Military (Blood & Lipstick 7")
9. La Truita- Aias (A La Piscina)
10. What the Water Gave Me- Cub (Betti-Cola)
11. Motorcycle Boy- Courtney Love (Uncrushworthy 7")
12. Soon- Rhythm of Life (Soon 7")
13. Animal Crackers- Kid Creole and the Coconuts (Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places)
14. Tell Me- The Termites (Girls In the Garage Vol. 1)
15. Upside Down- The Jesus & Mary Chain (Upside Down 7")
16. This Sex- Kicking Giant (International Pop Underground Convention)
17. The Politics of Time- Minutemen (Double Nickels On the Dime)
18. Daddy Is My Pusher- TITS (Daddy Is My Pusher 7")
19. Tenth Planet- Solid Space (Space Museum)
20. Michael Who Walks By Night- Strawberry Switchblade (Let Her Go 7")
21. Baby's On Fire- Absolute Body Control (Absolute Body Control)
22. Way Out of Living- Linear Movement (Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 1)
23. New Machine- Tuxedomoon (Desire EP)
24. Crib Death- Dark Day (Exterminating Angel)
25. Codex- Pere Ubu (Dub Housing)
26. They Don't Call Them Chihuahuas Anymore- Shadowy Men on A Shadowy Planet (International Pop Underground Convention)
27. Stumble- R.E.M. (Chronic Town EP)
28. Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Love Theme- Man or Astroman? (Destroy All Astromen!!)
29. My Cherry Is In Sherry- Ludus (The Visit EP)
30. Sarah- Ween (Pure Guava)
31. Main Man- T.Rex (The Slider)

Fun fact: I am going to start dressing like this.