Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, July 24, 8-10pm) include the Chessmen (Denton TX), Kinks, Chris Spedding, Heartbreakers, Slits, Go-Go’s, Units, Woodentops, Henry Badowski, Davila 666, new music by Leopardo (Switzerland), Guardian Singles (New Zealand), Pozi (London), Silicone Prairie (Kansas City MO), Smirk (LA), Qlowski (London/Italy), Easy Ego (Germany/Belgium), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Davila 666 were a garage rock band from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and had several releases from 2006-2014. This week’s picture sleeve is from their 2009 “Pingorocha y la Diva Rockera” EP on Douchemaster Records. The artwork is credited to “CMR.” Listen to the title track here:
LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Revelators were a garage punk trio (guitar, drums, vocals) from Columbia, MO. They were active for just a couple of years in the mid 90s, and included future Austinite John Schooley on guitar. “Serve the Man” is a gritty, sweaty, blues-y Oblivians inspired stomper with some nice slide guitar by Schooley. It appeared on the 1996 “Versus: The Prozac-Poppin’ Whinin’ Sissies” single on Crypt Records. A rerecorded version appeared on the 1997 “We Told You Not to Cross Us…” album, also on Crypt. Listen to the single version here (along with the B-side “Crawdad”:
Promo art from the Heartbreakers” 1977 “One Track Mind” EP on Track. Photo by Bob Ross.