Program Highlights

Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, August 13, 8-10pm) include Bohemian Vendetta, Silver Apples, Jook, Adam and the Ants, Chrome, Au Pairs, Judy’s, Bill Nelson, Stereolab, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.

COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Chrome were a rock band from San Francisco whose music combined elements of punk, industrial, and psychedelia. They were active mainly in the late 70s and early 80s. Their third studio album, “Half Machine Lip Moves,” is a masterwork of early industrial rock. Released in 1979 on Siren Records, its front and back covers featured photos (of band members Gary Spain and Damon Edge) and special effects by Amy James. It came with a foldout poster with photo and design by Edge (real name Thomas Wisse). He also helped with the front cover’s art direction. Click images to enlarge.

LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Mount McKinleys were a garage rock band, whose repertory included both vocal and instrumental arrangements. They hailed from Pittsburgh and were active from the early 90s up until 1998. “Thrill Thrill Thrill,” a vocal tune, is a lo-fi party rocker with screams and sweaty guitar workouts. It appeared on their first release, the 1992 “Thrill Thrill Thrill” EP on the Mummified Sounds label. Listen to it here:

Promo art from the Jook “Different Class” anthology on RPM Records. Photo by Gered Mankowitz.