Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, June 3, 8-10pm) include the Byrds, Jimmy Winston, HMK (Heavy Meta Kids), Plastic Bertrand, Wire, Grauzone, Stretford, Angie Reed, Fresh & Onlys, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Byrds’ fourth studio album “Younger Than Yesterday” was the last to include the full participation of David Crosby and heralded the emergence of bass player Chris Hillman as a songwriter and lead vocalist in the band along with Roger McGuinn and Crosby. Though it received a lukewarm reception upon its release, it has since gained in critical standing over the years. It was released in February of 1967 with a cover that featured a psychedelicized photo of the band by Frank Bez. (Click on image to enlarge.)
DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Infections were a short-lived garage punk band from San Francisco that included Greg Lowery and Shane White of the Rip Offs. They had two releases, a 1996 one-sided single and a 1997 album, both on Rip Off Records. “Kill for You” is a mosh friendly burst of punk energy and screeching guitar. Penned by Lowery, it appeared on the aforementioned single. Listen to it here:
Promo art from Stretford’s 1995 “Crossing the Line” album on Unclean Records. Original design concept by Carl Normal.