Program Highlights

Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, 8-10pm) include Little Phil & the Nite Shadows, the Mirrors, Chris Stamey, Psycotic Pineapple, the Embarrassment, the Fleshtones, Ladytron, Attic Ted (San Marcos TX), new music by Freak Genes (UK), Kelley Stoltz (SF), Public Body (UK), the Shifters (Australia), Collate (Portland OR), and Silicone Prairie (KC), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.

PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Psycotic Pineapple were a new wave punk band out of Berkeley that was active in the late 70s, releasing two singles and an album. Their bass player, John Seabury, created a cartoon figure, a pineapple man, that appeared on show flyers as well as their record releases. “I Wanna Wanna Wanna Wanna Wanna Wanna Wanna Get Rid of You,” their 2nd single, was released in 1979 on Richmond Records. Due to apparent space considerations, only one “wanna” appears on the sleeve, but there are, in fact, seven in the song title. Listen to it here:

LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Budgetics were a Dutch garage band that had a couple releases in the mid 90s. Fronted by bass player and “sweet voiced” vocalist Eddie Cockring, they dished out gritty, beer-soaked, and super fun garage punk. “You ‘n’ Me is just that, a raw tuneful groove guaranteed to get the crowd moving. It appeared in 1995 on their first release, an EP on Royal Records. Listen to it here:

This week’s promo art is from Little Phil and the Nite Shadows’ 1967 “60 Second Swinger” single on Gaye Records.