Program Highlights

This week Stronger Than Dirt celebrates KOOP’s International Women’s Week
with two hours of fun-filled female voiced party tunes. Some featured artists
include Fancy, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Lene Lovich, Judy Nylon, Bangles,
Pandoras, Bobbyteens, Electrelane, Pretty Please, and La Femme, as well as
the weekly Dusty Diamond.

COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Electrelane were an indie/alt rock band from
Brighton, England, and were active mainly between 1998 and 2007, with some
gigs in following years. Their second album, “The Power Out,” was released to
critical acclaim in 2004 on the Too Pure label. The vinyl addition came in a
gatefold sleeve, and featured cover art by their drummer, Emma Gaze. The inner
sleeve featured artwork by Laura Mousavi-Zadeh. Too Pure reissued the vinyl
edition in 2013. Click on images to enlarge.

LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The
Cosmic Psychos are a long-time Australian rock band with a simple, muscular
punk sound. Formed in the mid 80s in Melbourne, they have released numerous
albums and singles, including an album last year. “The Man Who Drank Too
Much” is classic Cosmic Psychos, sledgehammer drums and a droning, yet
melodic fuzz assault, along with singer and bass player Ross Knight’s
unapologetic, possibly ironic tale of a binge drinker. It appeared in 1995 on the
appropriately titled “Self Totalled” album on Amphetamine Records. Check out
an amazing live video of the song here:

Promo art Lene Lovich’s 1978 “Lucky Number” single on Stiff Records. Photo
uncredited.