Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, 8-10pm) include Brian Eno, Television Personalities, the Jam, Liliput, Trio, Bongwater, Harlem (Austin), La Luz, new music by Guardian Singles (New Zealand), S:Bahn (Australia), Set-Top Box (Australia) and Dragnet (Australia), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Pufftube (also Puff Tube) was the one-man project of Cleveland musician (Prisonshake, My Dad Is Dead, and other bands) and artist Scott Pickering. The Pufftube sound is hard to pin down, so we’ll just go with experimental anarcho garage. The “Emergency Peanut” double 7″ EP was issued with the Scat Records Quarterly vol. 5/6 magazine in the spring of 1991. The vinyl came in a four-times fold-out sleeve featuring art by Pickering (see image), and the package included an embossed napkin and a hand-colored postcard. You can view some of his contemporary art on his Sproinky Overload FB page.
LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Embrooks are a London based garage rock trio that is heavily influenced by 60s freakbeat and psych. They have been active since the late 90s, and released a single just last month. “Not a Priority” is a soaring blast of fuzzed-out anthemic mod psych. With superb production by Liam Watson at the Toe Rag Studios, it blends a 60s Swinging London vibe with the raw energy of 90s garage rock. A remarkable tune. It appeared on their second album, “Our New Day,” released in 2000 on Voxx. Listen to it here:
Promo art from Hubert Kah’s 1882 “Meine Höhepunkt” album on Polydor Records. Design by Claus Zundel and Grafik Jury.