Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, April 29, 8-10pm) include the Shadows of Knight, Plugz, De Cylinders, Adam and the Ants, Roberto Cacciapaglia, Wellwater Conspiracy, Clearlake, Wax Idols, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Charlie and the Moonhearts were a mid to late 00s garage punk band from Laguna Beach, CA. Two band members, Charlie Mootheart and Mikal Cronin, also played with Ty Segall. Their 2009 “Drop In Drop Out” EP on Tic Tac Totally Records, recorded by Segall, featured on the front cover a photograph by Claire Vogel. Click on image to enlarge.
DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The 1-4-5’s were an Austin garage punk band active in the middle 90s. Their songs were constructed on the 1-4-5 chord progression, and they donned racing jackets and helmets for live performances. “Flame On!” is a speedy little number with that catchy chord progression that clocks in at a mere one minute. It appeared in 1995 on the “Unsafe at 45 R.P.M.!” EP on Peek-A-Boo Records. Listen to it here:
Promo art from David Werner’s 1974 “Whizz Kid” single on RCA Victor. Original artwork is uncredited.