Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt

Posted on: January 4, 2024
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Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, January 6, 8-10pm) include Public Nuisance, Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Dils, Revillos, dB’s, Pylon, Judy’s, Ponys, The Mallard, Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.

COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Judy’s are a new wave band from Pearland TX (near Houston) who were active mainly in the early and mid 80s, though they still do occasional live performances. Known for their catchy minimalist songs with topical themes and humorous social commentary, they were also a very fun live act. The pop art inspired cover of their first full-length album, “Washarama,” conveys a culture critique often found in their music. The front and back cover design was by Terry J. Moore, and the back cover included photography by Steven Vermie. It was released in 1981 on Wasted Talent Records. (Click on image to enlarge)

DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Black Lips are an Atlanta area garage rock band known for rowdy and often provocative live shows. They have been active since 1999 and have released several singles and albums. “Throw It Away” is a sweaty three chord stomper with classic garage rock snarling vocals and some impressive screams. It appeared in 2003 on their first full-length release, a self-titled album on Bomp! Records. Listen to it here:

Promo art from Thee Michelle Gun Elephant’s 2000 “Gear Blues” album on Triad Records. Photo by Koui Yaginuma.