Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, February 4, 8-10pm) include the Eyes, Gang of Four, Embarrassment, Squire, Virna Lindt, Chris & Cosey, Raveonettes, Davila 666, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: COVER ART OF THE WEEK: After the break-up of the seminal industrial band Throbbing Gristle in 1981, members Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti continued to perform together as Chris & Cosey. They released several post-industrial and synth albums in the 80s and 90s. Their third album, the 1984 “Songs of Love & Lust” on Rough Trade, featured on the front cover a painting by American artist and writer Skot Armstrong along with a design by Chris & Cosey and Kevin Thorne. Click on image to enlarge.
DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Neanderthals are a UK garage rock and roll band that likes to stomp and wear caveman outfits on stage. They have released several albums and singles from the mid 90s up until 2016. “Girl and a Hot Rod” transforms the original 1960 rockabilly tune by Richie Deran and the New Tones into a swinging, frat party rocker. It appeared in 1995 on a single on Spinout Records as well as on the “The Latest Menace to the Human Race” LP on Get Hip. Listen to it here:
Promo art from Eyes’ “Blink” album, a compilation of their music released in 1983 on Bam-Caruso. Original design and photography is uncredited.