Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, January 28, 8-10pm) include the Byrds (RIP David Crosby), Music Machine, Joe “King” Carrasco and the Crowns, Method Actors, Nena, Glorium, Bobbyteens, Habibi, Limiñanas, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Bobbyteens, a garage punk band from South City, CA, were active in the late 90s and early 00s, releasing several singles and three albums. Their second full-length album, “Not So Sweet,” appeared in 2000 on vinyl on the German label Screaming Apple and on CD on Estrus. It featured photography by Johnny Bartlett on the front and back covers as well as on an insert. The design was by Michelle Wilson. Click on image to enlarge.
DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): Quintron (real name Robert Rolston) is an enigmatic musician and inventor based in New Orleans. He has been performing as a one-man band (often accompanied by his wife Miss Pussycat) since the mid 90s. Using various instruments he invented along with a modified Hammond organ, he has produced a diverse catalog of music ranging from swamp garage to experimental. “Organ Solo” is a fun, at times queasy instrumental that allows Quintron to show off his chops on the Hammond. It appeared in 1998 on the “Satan Is Dead” album on Bulb Records. Listen to it here:
Promo art from the Method Actors’ 1980 “This Is It” EP on Armageddon Records. Original design by Curtis Knapp.