RADIO BROADCAST #550
Fanatic! As I write this, I’m watching Iggy perform the songs from his recently released Free album. I’ve put in the site address below. It’s pretty cool. It’s a nice venue.
I wanted to tell you about an amazing show I saw the other night. Patti Smith did a 5 song set at the Taschen bookstore in Beverly Hills. It’s easily one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. It was less than half an hour but the impact was total. It was just her and a man who played piano, guitar and also supplied backing vocals. He sang great. Ms. Smith, it was like all of the accumulated wisdom of human history was dispensed. She’s coming from a completely unique place. The only thing I can compare it to was when I saw Leonard Cohen in NYC years ago. One of those shows where you keep forgetting to breathe.
In less than great news, Olivia Newton-John’s “people” if you will, have put a cease and desist order on one of our good pals and sonic allies, Anna Nasty, from using the name Olivia Neutron-John. Really? I wrote to media address on the Olivia Newton-John site expressing my disappointment. This is one of those moments you can learn from, Fanatic. While I’m willing to bet that this isn’t the doing of Ms. John, it is nonetheless punching down. Anna is in no way a threat to the reputation or livelihood of Ms. John. When Anna was here recently, she played in front of a small crowd, killed it and then went back to a table and sold her own merch. I don’t know what writing the media person at the site can do but I did. I’m not letting this go. Anna is a fantastic and unique artist.
Fanatic, the great Mr. Segs of Ruts and Ruts D.C. will be our guest in two weeks on the 27th.
Also: New Guerilla Toss release. It sounds great. I’ve got the tracks and we’ll start them soon.
We have a great show lined up for you below. We’ll be back with you next week with more great October listening. Until then, play your records and STAY FANATIC!!!
01. Iggy Pop – Funtime / The Idiot
02. David Bowie - What In The World / Low
03. The Damned - Rabid (Over You) / The Black Album (anniversary ed.)
04. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Upside Down / The Power Of Negative Thinking
05. Derek & Clive - Street Music / Ad Nauseam
06. Wire – Lowdown / Pink Flag
07. Suicide – Radiation / 2nd Suicide Album
08. Generation X – Untouchables / Kiss Me Deadly
09. The Stimulators - Loud Fast Rules / Reissue 2018
10. Charlie Harper - Talk Is Cheap / Diminished Responsibility (CD extra track)
11. Metal Urbain – Futurama / Les Hommes Morts Sont Dangereux
12. The Birthday Party – Wildworld / The Bad Seed EP
13. The Viletones – Rebel / A Taste Of Honey
14. The Machines - Everything's Technical / Machines
15. The Gun Club - Nobody's City / Mother Juno (CD extra track)
16. The Weirdos - It Means Nothing / Weird World: V2
17. Black Randy & The Metro Squad - Down At The Laundrymat / Pass The Dust, I Think I'm Bowie
18. The Fall – Smile / Perverted by Language
01. Joy Division – Transmission / Substance
02. Trupa Trupa - Mangle / Of The Sun
03. The Adverts - Television's Over (single Version) / Cast Of Thousands
04. The Ruts - West One (Shine On Me) (7" version) / Grin & Bear It
05. The Cramps - Human Fly / Early 1977 Demo
06. Buzzcocks – Breakdown - Spiral Scratch
07. Buzzcocks - Time's Up / Spiral Scratch
08. Buzzcocks - Boredom / Spiral Scratch
09. Buzzcocks - Friends Of Mine - Spiral Scratch /
10. The Clash - Janie Jones / The Clash
11. Ute Lemper - Die Kleptomanin / City Of Strangers
12. Junior Murvin - Police And Thieves / Arkology
13. The Stains - Sick And Crazy / Chunks
14. Saccharine Trust - We Don't Need Freedom / Paganicons
15. The Minutemen – Search / The Punch Line
16. Saint Vitus - Look Behind You / the Walking Dead
17. The Lurkers - Freak Show / Fulham Fallout
18. X Ray Spex - Oh Bondage! Up Yours! / 7"
19. X Ray Spex - I Am A Cliché / 7"
20. Tilt - Arkade Funk / 12"