Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt

Posted on: February 21, 2023
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Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, February 25, 8-10pm) include John’s Children, Roxy Music, Boys, 999, Public Image Ltd., Devo, Pete Shelley, Fleshtones, Mummies, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. This is the first Saturday of KOOP’s Spring Membership Drive. Please consider pledging your support for great community radio. We are only able to continue bringing you the shows you love with the generous support of people like you. Thank you!

COVER ART OF THE WEEK: After the break-up of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd., one of the earliest British post-punk bands. Their first album, “Public Image (First Issue),” was released in December 1978 on Virgin Records. The cover and inner card sleeve featured glossy photo shoot styled photos of the bandmembers by art designer, musician, and photographer Dennis Morris. He also designed the PIL logo. Click on images to enlarge.

DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Indikation were a Norwegian garage beat band active mainly in the early 00s. For their second release, a 7” EP, they recorded under the name “Le Indikation“ and sang in French. “Tu Manipules Ma Tête” (“You’re Messing with My Head”) is a bouncy jangle beat number with nice keyboards and a short, but killer fuzzed out freakbeat guitar break. It was released in 2002 on the French label Larsen. Listen to it here:

Promo art from a 1982 single by the German new wave band DIN-A-4 on Ariola and Schallmauer Records. Original design is uncredited.