Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt

Posted on: November 23, 2021
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Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday,
November 27, 8-10pm) include the Boomtown Rats, Adam and the Ants, Bush
Tetras, Fast Cars, Shivvers, Mudhoney, April March, Limiñanas, Hammered
Satin, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.

PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Mudhoney, an alt rock band from Seattle,
were one of the early bands on Sub Pop Records in the late 80s. While they
never achieved the mainstream popularity of other Seattle bands of that era, they
nonetheless had a large following at the underground level. Their fourth single,
“You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face)” b/w “Burn It Clean” appeared in 1989 on
Sub Pop. The original edition of 1000 came in a fold-out poster sleeve, with the
first 300 copies on white vinyl. It featured photos by Charles Peterson. The band
is still active, and released an album in 2019.

LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): Mark
Lee was (presumably) a British musician active in a couple of lesser known
garage bands (Thee Pickles and Surfadelics) in the mid 90s. He also released
four albums and a single as a solo act backed up by Bruce Brand on drums and
Holly Golightly on bass and backing vocals. “P. Montague Crabtree-Tricker Esq.”
is a crazy mod rocker that features horns and cheeky spoken word delivered by
Lee in a pronounced Cockney(?) accent. It was produced by Liam Watson at
Toe Rag Studios in London and appeared on the 1996 “This Delightful Idle Life of
Ease/How Far to Babylon?” album on Teenage Kicks records. Listen to it here:

Promo art from Adam & the Ants’ 1982 “Antmusic” EP on Do It Records. Photo
by Barbara.