Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, June 25, 8-10pm) include the Kinks, Eternity’s Children, Catapult, Magazine, Only Ones, Family Fodder, Fastbacks, Sheena and the Rokkets, Nots, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: After leaving the Buzzcocks in 1977, Howard Devoto formed Magazine, a band that could better realize his musical vision beyond punk rock. Their first album, “Real Life,” is considered one of the earliest post punk albums. Released in June of 1978 on Virgin Records, it reached number 29 in the UK Albums Chart. The cover art was done by Manchester visual and performance artist Linder Sterling. She was also the front-woman for the post punk band Ludus. Click image to enlarge.
LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Four Corners were a short-lived indie garage band from Athens, Georgia. They had but two releases, an EP in 2000 and an album in 2001. “I Say You’re a Scream,” is a bouncy, rocking number that combines indie pop styled vocals with searing garage rock guitar. It appeared on the “Say You’re a Scream” album on Kindercore Records. Listen to it here:
Promo art from a 1974 Catapult single on Warner Brothers. Photo is uncredited.