Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, August 20, 8-10pm) include the 13th Floor Elevators, Billy Nicholls, Eno, XTC, Surf Punks, Los Microwaves, Vibrators, D-Day, Der Plan, Clinic, Lover!, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Guy Juke (real name William De White) is a graphic artist and musician based in Austin. He is well known for his poster work for the Armadillo World Headquarters as well as for several local new wave and punk bands. His style emphasized block figures and angular, geometric shapes. His cover art for D-Day’s second single, “Right to Know,” is a classic of the early 80s era style. It appeared in 1981 on the Moment Productions label. You can see more of his artwork here: guyjuke.net.
LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): Jonathan Fire*Eater were a garage-y indie rock band out of NYC that were active for a couple of years in the mid 90s. They released two albums and several singles. “The Search for Cherry Red” is a moody mid-tempo piece of indie noir punctuated by menacing passages of guitar and organ. It appeared in 1996 on the “Tremble Under Boom Lights” EP on the Medicine Label. Listen to it here:
Promo art from a 1975 Groupies Delite and the Sandwich Band single on EMI. Photo uncredited.