Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, January 27, 8-10pm) include the Bonniwell Music Machine, Frenchies, Embarrassment, Shivvers, Girls at Our Best, Nikki and the Corvettes, Peter Zaremba’s Love Delegation, Tralala, Hunx and His Punx, Parsnip, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Nikki and the Corvettes were an influential albeit short-lived band from Detroit that played poppy girl group inspired songs infused with punk energy. Formed in early 1978 and disbanded in 1981, they released one single and a full-length album. The self-titled album (a classic!) was released in 1980 on Bomp! Records and featured uncredited front cover artwork as well an uncredited band photo on the back. According to the band, they expected the photo on the back to be on the front cover. (Click on image to enlarge)
DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a vintage gem from the STD vaults): Etienne Charry is a musician and singer from Toulouse who was in various French indie pop groups in the 90s before embarking on a solo career. As a solo artist he released four albums between 1997 and 2014. “Je Tue Le Temps” is a jaunty, somewhat quirky indie pop romp with excellent keyboards and Charry’s suave vocal delivery in French. It appeared in 1997 on his first album, “36 Erreurs,” on the Tricatel label. Listen to it here:
Promo art The Shivvers’ self-titled compilation album on Sing Sing Records. Original design by Jeremy Thompson and Trey Lindsay. Photo is uncredited.