Program Highlights

Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday,
November 6, 8-10pm) include the Zipps, Billy Nichols, Hector, Nuns, the Next
(Austin), Ultravox, Cristina, Bill Nelson’s Red Noise, Meat Puppets, Dum Dum
Girls, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.

PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: The Meat Puppets were one of several
notable bands on the influential independent record label SST. The second
album, the classic and appropriately titled “Meat Puppets II,” was released in
1984, and featured cover art by the band’s guitarist and vocalist, Curt Kirkwood
and non bandmember Neal Holliday. It became even more classic, and
mainstream, after Kurt Cobain performed three songs from the album with Curt
and brother Cris on MTV Unplugged in 1994. (Click on image to enlarge.)

LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The
Bomb Bassets were a pop punk band from the San Francisco Bay Area, and
included members from the Mr. T Experience, Hi-Fives and Sweet Baby. They
were active from 1995-97, releasing three singles/EPs and an album. “Million
Dollars and a Cadillac” is a catchy ripping garage pop gem that never fails to
send me into a frenzied state of air guitar and drums mode. It appeared in 1995
on the “Please Don’t Die” 7″ EP on Lookout! Records. Listen to it here:

Promo art from a British pressing of the Nuns’ 1980 self-titled album on Butt
Records. Photo by Ogilvy, and design by Diane Zincavage.