Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, January 1, 8-10pm) include the Creation, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, Eno, Saints, Gary Valentine, the Jam, Tot Taylor, L7, Polysics, Spits, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: “Chrome, Smoke & Fire” is a two-record collection of hot rod music compiled by American painter and cartoonist Robert Wiliams. It also features his artwork, not only on the front and back covers, but also on each of the four vinyl sides. It came out in 1991 as a gatefold edition on the Blast First record label. Williams worked early in his career with Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, and contributed to Zap Comix. Since then he has continued to be very active in the urban and underground art scene. Click on images to enlarge.
LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Eyeliners, from Albuquerque NM, were comprised of the Baca sisters, Gel, Laura, and Lisa. They released one single as Psychodrama (a previous Dusty Diamond) before changing their name to the Eyeliners. Active from the mid 90s until 2005, their sound ranged from garage punk to a more melodic pop punk. “Broke My Heart” is a compact, high energy blast of catchy punk. It was released in 1997 on a single as well as the “Confidential” CD album, both on Sympathy for the Record Industry. Listen to it here:
Promo art from L7’s 1990 “Shove” single on Sub Pop. Photo by Charles Peterson.