Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, October 16, 8-10pm) include the the Move, Dana Gillespie, Blackfoot Sue, Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Devo, Wazmo Nariz, Dadistics, the Mystreated, some Greek synth wave and French post punk, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: The Dadistics were a late 70s guitar based new wave band from Oak Park, IL. They had only a few singles, including “Modern Girl,” which appeared in 1980 on Quark Records, a subsidiary of Bomp! Records. The front and back cover art, harking back to vintage 40s and 50s pin-up and pulp art, was done by Fred and Suzanne Endsley. Fred was the band’s guitarist and wrote the music and words to “Modern Girl.”
LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The New Bomb Turks, a punk band from Columbus, OH, had numerous releases between 1992 and 2003, and still perform. They have a Dead Boys inspired sound infused with the energy of hardcore. “Tail Crush” is an absolute barn-burner, and epitomizes their tight, powerful, high energy and mosh friendly sound. It appeared originally in 1991 on a split EP with fellow Columbusites Gaunt on Datapanik Records. It was rerecorded, and appeared the next year on the “!!Destroy-Oh-Boy!! album on Crypt Records. On a side note, all four founding members had English degrees from Ohio State University, and guitarist Jim Weber now teaches high school English. Listen to the second version of “Tail Crush” here:
Promo art from the Jet Bumpers’ 1995 “Non Stop Pepsi Party” EP on Radio Blast Recordings. Artwork uncredited.