Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt

Posted on: March 22, 2022
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Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, March
26, 8-10pm) include the Floyd Dakil Combo, the Action, Devo, Wreckless Eric,
Monochrome Set, Mission of Burma, Sonic Youth, David Bean, Strange Boys,
Protomartyr, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.

COVER ART OF THE WEEK: About the time Nick Lowe was getting started with
Rockpile, he wrote and recorded as Terry Modern a paean to the Bay City
Rollers called “Bay City Rollers We Love You.” His idea was to make a crappy
song that would get him out of a contract with United Artists. It was released in
1975 under the name Tartan Hordeon UA in the UK and German, and the Liberty
label in Japan. The song proved to be so popular in Japan, that he was compelled
to record a follow-up, “Rollers Show” which flopped. The Japanese pressing on
Liberty came in a picture sleeve with uncredited artwork. Click on image to

LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The
Bassholes were a two-man garage blues band from Columbus OH that included
Don Howland of the Gibson Bros on guitar and vocals. They were mainly active
from 1992 up through the mid 00s. In 1997 they collaborated with April March on
a single that appeared on Sympathy for the Record Industry. The A-side, a cover
of ESG’s “Moody” is a steamy, churning punker, augmented with keyboard and
punctuated by sizzling guitar rave-ups. This would be March’s last punk-y release
before turning toward an indie pop direction. Listen to it here:

Promo art includes a photo of Devo circa 1976 by Barbara Watson.