For this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, September 25, 8-10pm) I will be featuring a few of my favorite tunes from the mid 60s up to the present day, including Pink Floyd, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Bill Case (pic sleeve of the week), Chrome, Pere Ubu, Dead Moon, Hentchmen (see promo), Peach Kelli Pop, La Femme, Spread Joy, Melenas, Attic Ted, and many more. It’s a special fall membership drive show, so please consider pledging your support to KOOP radio and to the Saturday night party sounds of Stronger Than Dirt!
PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Here’s another pic sleeve chosen not for its artistic achievement (though the design is more than adequate), but rather as a relic from a 70s time capsule. Little is known about Bill Case (this was his only release), but the record itself was a side production project of Alan Blakley and Chip Hawkes of the Tremeloes. While both sides are great, “I’m Your Hero” is a monster track; it’s like Gary Glitter with fuzzed out psychedelic guitar. The single was released in 1977 in Germany on the Bellaphon label. Photo and design are uncredited.
Promo art from a Hentchmen’s 1995 single on Norton Recocords. Photo uncredited.