Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, April 9, 8-10pm) include the Deviants, Ricky Wilde, T-Rex, Split Enz, Spizzenergi, Barracudas, Young Marble Giants, Stereo Total, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Roberto Cacciapaglia, an Italian musician and electronic composer, and Michigan born singer Ann Steel met while she was in Italy on a modelling job in the late 70s. Their fortuitous meeting resulted in a one off studio project, “Ann Steel,” a collection of joyful synth pop nougats. Released in 1979 in Italy on the Durium label, it featured photographs by Giac Casale, styling by Angie Casale, and visual coordination by Umberto Lega. More recently it has been reissued as “The Ann Steel Album,” including this 2011 pressing on Half Machine Records.
LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Banana Erectors were a Japanese garage punk band that were active from 1997- 2000, releasing one album and three singles in that time. “Teenage 3K Worker” is a straight ahead 3-chord Ramones channeling pop punk burner. It appeared in 1997 on an EP on Sympathy for the Record Industry. Listen to it here:
Promo art from the Deviants’ 1969 self-titled album on Transatlantic Records. Original design by Diogenic Attempts Ltd.