Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt

Posted on: March 6, 2024
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As part of KOOP’s March celebration of Women’s History Month, I will be featuring all female artists on this week’s show, including music by France Gall, Nina Hagen, Suburban Lawns, Girls At Our Best, Pandoras, L7, Muffs, Headcoatees, Slant 6, Stereo Total along with some new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.

COVER ART OF THE WEEK: L7 had a very brief relationship with Sub Pop Records from 1989 to 1991, releasing a single and EP. The EP, titled “Smell the Magic,” was released in 1990 in the US on Sub Pop as a 12” EP, and in Australia on the Waterfront label as a 10” EP (this one) on different colored translucent vinyl. The cover art included design by Jane Higgins, logo by Randal Martin, and photography by Howard Rodenberg (front) and Charles Peterson (back). (Click on image to enlarge)

DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a vintage gem from the STD vaults): The Stiffs (AKA Stiffs, Inc.) were a Victorian themed punk band from NYC that was active between the years 1992 and 1998. In that time, they released two albums and several singles. “Chelsea” is an English punk inspired three chord banger that induced me into some air guitar and drums while listening to it and writing this. It appeared in 1994 on the “Destroy All Art” single on Aluminum Records and the next year on the “Nix Nought Nothing” album on Onion Records. Listen to it here:

Promo art from the Slant 6’s 1995 “Inzombia” album on Dischord Records. Photo by Charles Steck.