Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, October 22, 8-10pm) include Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Boys, DMZ, Go-Go’s, The Normal, Honey Bane, Delinquents, Speedies, Dwarves, Embrooks, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Die Haut (German for ‘the skin”) were a Berlin based post-punk and post-rock band that were active in the 80s and 90s. The one constant member was the band’s founder, filmmaker, musician (bass), and scriptwriter, Christoph Dreyer. Much of their music was instrumental, though they often worked with guest vocalists. “Der Karibische Western” (“The Caribbean Western”), a haunting Morricone-channeling post-punk tune, was the title track of a 1982 12” EP on Zensor Records. Its front cover featured artwork by Jon Berkeley and design concept by Dreher. The back cover art was done by Rainer Berson.
DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): Stitches, a 70s influenced punk band from SoCal, formed in 1994 before disbanding in 2003. They reformed in 2010 and are still playing. “My Baby Hates Me” is a pedal to the metal blast of melodic punk carried along by a nice loping bassline and sledgehammer drumming. It appeared in 1995 on the “8 X 12”” mini LP on Vinyl Dog Records. Listen to it here:
Promo art from the Normal’s 1978 “Warm Leatherette” single on Mute Records. Photo courtesy of Motor Industry Research Industry.