Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, November 11, 8-10pm) include Richard and the Young Lions, Electric Prunes, Troggs, 49th Parallel, New Hearts, Fingerprintz, Girls at Our Best, Thin White Rope, Stereo Total, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The New Hearts, a short-lived 70s power pop punk band from London, released but two singles on CBS before the label dropped them. Two of their members went on to form the mod revival band Secret Affair, who are still performing. The New Hearts’ first single, “Just Another Teenage Anthem” was released in 1977 and featured uncredited cover art. (Click on image to enlarge.)
DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Red Aunts were a Long Beach CA based punk band that formed in 1991 and disbanded in 1998. In that time, they released several singles and albums. “My Impala ‘65” is a gritty mid-tempo garage punker with a lengthy frenzied rave-up in the middle. It appeared in 1993 on a split single with Clawhammer and was included with Gearhead Magazine #2. A re-recorded version appeared the next year on their “Bad Motherfucken 40 O-Z” album on Sympathy for the Record Industry. Listen to it here:
Promo art from The Electric Prunes’ 1967 “Underground” album on Reprise Records. Photo by Tom Tucker.