Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, March 25, 8-10pm) include Herman’s Hermits, Troggs, Mud, Bilbo Baggins, Marbles, Tubeway Army, Human Hands, Damned, Donnas, Hex Dispensers, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: M was a new wave project based in London and led by musician Robin Scott in the late 70s and early 80s. They had a few minor hits in the UK and one huge one internationally, their 1979 “Pop Muzik” single on MCA (and later Sire) Records, which reached number 2 in the UK charts and number 1 in the US. It was released in both 7” and 12” formats with different cover art. The 7” single (this one) featured an uncredited illustration of a happy baby on the front. Click to enlarge.
DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Diaboliks were a garage rock band based in London and were active from the mid 90s until 2001. Fronted by vocalist Barbara Hanf (AKA Babz) they had a a full-on garage rock sound not unlike the Headcoatees or early Pandoras. “Yes I Do” is a primitive fuzzed-out rocker punctuated by some impressive screams by Hanf. It appeared in 1995 on a single on Screaming Apple. Listen to it here:
Promo art from a 1974 single by the British glam rock band Bilbo Baggins on Polydor Records. Original design and photo are uncredited.