Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, May 7, 8-10pm) include the Who, Outsiders, T. Rex, Heavy Metal Kids, Cigarettes, Judy’s, Hentchmen (featuring Jack White), Bomboras, Ladytron, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
PIC SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: The Bomboras (a previous Dusty Diamond band) were a mostly instrumental garage band from Los Angeles that featured equal amounts of tasty guitar licks and keyboard runs. Influenced by 60s garage and surf music, as well as B-movie sci-fi soundtracks, they were known for fun bordering on insane live shows. Their third album, “Head Shrinkin’ Fun,” featured a ghoulish board game design by Shag, and photos on the back by Reggie Ige. The CD was released in 1998 on Zombie A Go-Go Records, Rob Zombie’s short-lived label, while the vinyl edition appeared on the Telstar Records. Click image to enlarge.
LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Slow Slushy Boys are a 60s influenced French garage band that has been active since 1990. They have released several albums and singles, mostly in the 90s, though they did release an LP in 2019. “The Girl She Always Smiles” is a mid-tempo mover drenched in jangly, echo-y guitar with a couple of very nice keyboard breaks. It appeared in 1994 on an EP of the same name on Larsen Recordz. Listen to it here:
Promo art from the 1972 T. Rex album “The Slider” on Reprise Records. Photo by Ringo Starr.