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Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt

Posted on: July 9, 2024
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Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, July 13, 8-10pm) include Pink Floyd, Sweet, Devo, Wire, Kathy and the Lawnmowers, Naked Spot Dance, The Left, Stereolab, Stereo Total, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.

COVER ART OF THE WEEK: “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,” Pink Floyd’s debut album, is a masterpiece of 60s psychedelic music, and their only album that included the full participation of their founder, Syd Barrett. It was released in August 1967 on EMI Columbia to critical acclaim and reached number 6 in the UK album charts. In October it was released in the US on Tower Records with an altered track list. The photo on the front cover was taken by Vic Singh with a special lens (given to him by George Harrison) to create the impression of an LSD trip. The back cover was designed by Barrett. (Click on image to enlarge)

DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a vintage gem from the STD vaults): The Original Sins were a garage rock band from Bethlehem, PA. Formed in 1987 they went on to release nine albums and several singles before calling it quits in 1998. Fronted by guitarist and vocalist John Terlesky, they had a diverse sound that included psychedelic, punk, and pop. “Not Gonna Be All Right” is a swinging garage rocker with a catchy melody, growling vocals and a searing guitar break. It appeared in 1987 on “Big Soul,” their first album, on Bar/None Records. Listen to it here:

Promo art from The Mooney Suzuki’s 1998 s/t (“Black”) EP. Photo and design uncredited.