Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, August 14, 8-10pm) include Gene Clark, Roxy Music, Tartan Horde (Nick Lowe), Chrome, Jags, Eater, Lawnmowers (Austin), Dream Syndicate, Baby Shakes, Nots, new music by the Cherry Cheeks (Portland), Algara (Barcelona), Phaedo (Australia), and Spllit (Baton Rouge), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Roxy Music used Karl Stoecker’s photo of model Kari-Ann Müller to grace the gatefold cover of its 1972 self-titled debut album on Island Records. It appeared as well on a 1977 Polydor 7″ reissue (this image) of “Virginia Plain” and “Pyjamarama,” their first two singles. Müller also appeared on the cover of Mott the Hoople’s 1974 “The Hoople” album.
LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Screws were an occasional garage rock collaboration between Mick Collins (Gories, Dirtbombs) and Terri Wahl (Red Aunts), that included at various times musicians from Royal Trux, ’68 Comeback, Claw Hammer, and other bands. They released two albums, “Hate Filled Classics” and “Shake Your Monkey,” in 1998 and 2001 respectively, and both on In the Red Records. “Collector Scum,” featuring Collins on vocals, is a noisy, albeit catchy three chord rant against the very people that keep that first Gories single just out of my price range. It appeared on the aforementioned “Hate Filled Classics” album. Listen to it here:
Promo art from the Baby Shakes 2005 “Shake Shake” single on Douchemaster records. Cover art uncredited.