On this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, March 4, 8-10pm) I will be featuring all Austin artists including the 13th Floor Elevators, Standing Waves, MDC Stains, Big Boys, Doctors’ Mob, Poison 13, Inhalants, Stretford, Sixteen Deluxe, Golden Boys, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. This is the last Saturday of KOOP’s Spring Membership Drive. Please consider pledging your support for great community radio. It’s through the generous support of listeners like you that shows like Stronger Than Dirt can continue. Thank you!
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Shades were an Austin new wave punk band active from the late 70s up until the mid 80s. Their second of three releases, the “Ward & June Never Understood…” mini-LP, was released in 1980 on Ray Gun Records. It featured a photograph by Tom McMahon on the front cover and a photo by Mark Guerra on the back. Click on image to enlarge.
DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Makers, a garage rock band from Spokane WA, make their second appearance as a Dusty Diamond. Their 1998 album “Psychopathia Sexualis” on Estrus Records marked a move toward a beefier sound for the band, more rock, a little less garage. “Deliver Your Disease,” a fuzz drenched amp melting pounder, captures the energy and power of their live performances. Listen to it here: