Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, October 28, 8-10pm) include the Sweet, Squeeze, Screamers, Rezillos, Nina Hagen, D-Day, Mydolls, Human Sexual Response, Wounded Lion, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Screamers were a pioneering synth punk band from the first wave of 70s Los Angeles punk. The were known for theatrical performances led by front man and vocalist Tomata du Plenty. Despite their notoriety they never released any records though various bootlegs of demos and live shows have appeared throughout the years. Artist Gary Panter created a striking logo for the band, a screaming cartoon head with spiked hair. It has become one of the most recognizable punk images and has since appeared on many of the aforementioned releases, including the 1996 “Demos 1977 Volume One” on Stomach Ache Records. (Click on image to enlarge.)
DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Gories, a seminal garage punk trio from Detroit, featured the twin guitars and vocals of Mick Collins and Dan Croha with Peggy O’Neill on drums. They formed in 1986 and split up in 1992 after releasing several albums and singles. “Nitroglycerine” is classic Gories, primitive noisy blues inflected garage punk with some nice three-chord riffing holding it all together. It appeared in 1990 as a single on New Rose Records and later that year on the “I Know You Fine, But How You Doin’” album on New Rose and reissued in following years on Crypt Records. Listen to it here:
Promo art from a Mydolls’ 1982 single on C.I.A. Records. Original design by Dennis Sneed.