Program Highlights

Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, 8-10pm) include the Five Canadians (San Antonio), Master’s Apprentices, the Jam, Alice Cooper, the Beat (UK), Malaria!, the Grifters, Sonny and the Sunsets, new or recent music by Freak Genes (UK), Kelley Stoltz (SF), the Shifters (Australia), Palberta (NYC), and Silicone Prairie (KC), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.

PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: The Grifters were an indie rock band from Memphis that were active from the early to late 90s. “Soda Pop” was released in 1992 on Shangri-la Records, a local Memphis label that was based out of a record store of the same name. The cover art was done by musician/artist Roy Berry, who also did the artwork for a couple other Grifters releases. Listen to it here:

 

LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): Les Sexareenos were a garage band from the Montreal area, and had several releases in the early 00s. They included on drums Mark Pepe, who later went on to a successful solo career as Mark Sultan as well as BBQ in the King Khan and BBQ Show. “Wild Wild Wild” is a frenzied Farfisa fueled frat rocker that would be perfect for that post pandemic toga party you’re planning. It was recorded by noted producer Jim Diamond, and appeared in 2000 on the “Live! In the Bed” album on Sympathy for the Record Industry. Listen to it here:

 

This week’s promo art is from Alice Cooper’s 1980 “Clones (We’re All)” single on Warner Bros.