Great new French synth-pop, French garage punk, crunchy solo hi-fi lo-fi French pop and heavy psych/heavy riffs from France. Live recordings from the last ICKY BOYFRIENDS tour, new singles/sundries collection from THE TERMINALS, Finnish electro-acousti-jazz (um…), pre-Stiff new wave, a Chilean tribute to the pentagram (not the band) and Joke Lanz’s shit machine doesn’t work.
New music from JULIEN GASC, NOIR BOY GEORGE, CUT HANDS, PETS OR FOOD, MODERN FEELINGS, GIGGLY BOYS, MICHAEL FLOWER & NEIL CAMPBELL, YXIMALLOO, BODY COCKTAIL and BENT.
Nov 24 @ 10:58 am
“1. Paula Abdul setting her legs on fire, looking happy and relaxed
2. A rhinoceros wearing a cowboy hat & sporting a boner
3. An old sailor working on a carrot-glazing device, wearing an anchor on his back and only wearing stockings
4. A young girl pulling her ribs out one by one and stacking them on her head
5. A giant tree frog vomiting roses”
New music from GARY WRONG GROUP, TOM CARTER, ZEIKRATZER, CALL SUPER, M.E.S.H., ANDREW PEKLER and HANDS UP WHO WANTS TO DIE. Reissued ANDRE DE SAINT-OBIN and 9353.
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Nov 20 @ 10:22 am
Killer industrial On-U dub from Japan, Swedish bunker pop, brand new Golden Lab Recordings, selections from the Tellus Audio Magazine (1983), some really great late 60's psych, the long sought-after b-side of MICROFILM's 'Centrefold' and yet another version of "My Two Kids" <3.
Lots of new music from JON COLLIN, MAD NANNA, MICHAEL FLOWER & NEIL CAMPBELL, THE AUSTERITY PROGRAM, COTTAGING, FNU CLONE, VIOLENCE CREEPS, MULTICULT, THE DEAD C, VIOLENT CHANGE, GFRENZY and HELM. I put my hand on a hot plate and now I don't feel so bad.
November 1, 2014: I Put My Hand On A Hot Plate And Now I Don't Feel So Bad Listen to this show: MP3 - 128K | | Add or read comments
Nov 13 @ 8:51 am
SINGLES GOING STEADY on WFMU! All 7" singles on the show last week to jibe with the final stretch of our Fall silent fundraising marathon. I've raised 92% of my very modest goal but there are still a few days left to pledge.
Listen to the show below, pledge at the top of the playlist, consider entering your pet into our very first mascot contest!
seven i n c h e s :
Oct 28 @ 9:20 am
Norwegian noiseniks, contemporary German tooth-wave, Czech industrial from behind the iron curtain, a whopper of a tale by Sam McPheeters, SPK bootleg'd (1983), lots of Spanish tapes and mini pre-punk bursts from around the globe throughout.
New music from MIDNIGHT MINES, STAER, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS, BEN LAWLESS, FORM A LOG, UNIFORM, ORA CLEMENTI, FRIENDS OF GAS and SHELLAC. Previously (very) privately released Owen Maercks-related "straightforward rock" (1982-3)
Oct 24 @ 10:32 am
"The original working title of 'Tight 'n' Shiny' was 'Metropolis'. That's how it was written on set lists for a while, but being that I had a tendency to pull my balls out and hold them glistening up to the microphone, we changed the moniker."
New records by ANGEL, JANE LA ONDE, CAN CAN HEADS, GENERATION LOSS and NORD (1984)
Oct 20 @ 10:39 am
Argentinian stumble, Japanese proto-punk, a couple Crass Records, more tribute to Zbigniew Karkowski, Monte C. does Brion Gysin, Iggy's best song from the '80s, deep cuts from early tapes by The Clean and The Dead C. We are accepting your pledges: https://www.wfmu.org/marathon/pledge.php?pr=DF
New music from PATOIS COUNSELORS, CHEVEU, THE REBEL, YORK FACTORY COMPLAINT, MANATEEES, MOSQUITO EGO, DIE WIRKLICHKEIT, CHOP SHOP & PEOPLE SKILLS. Reissued CRIME, SIN 34, POISON GIRLS and AARON DILLOWAY
Oct 14 @ 8:05 am
mom look i found hot dogs
New releases from SHELLAC, THE DROUGHTS, T.I.T.S., LAZLOW PIGEON, COOL BAND, RALPH, SECRET VALLEY, HAMISH KILGOUR and VEILED. Reissued PETER JEFFERIES, NULL AND VOID, LA PESTE and CREATION REBEL / NEW AGE STEPPERS
October 4, 2014: I Read Piles Of Books And Get Very Strange Looks Listen to this show: MP3 - 128K | | Add or read comments
Oct 10 @ 10:35 am
NWW-listed psycho minimalism from Helsinki, the beginnings of Richard Davies' solo career, a couple hard prog/rock selections from Spain (1970-72), one piano played in an empty auditorium, Turkish minimal synth, rare tapes from Augsburg & a 5-minute protest against Ronald Reagan's visit to Germany in 1982. Achtung! Stopp Ronald Reagan's Kriegspolitik!
Neu from NOLLS, GRAHAM LEWIS, BRUCE RUSSELL, PUBLIC HOUSING, EXILES FROM CLOWNTOWN and MU VONZ. (Re)issued BLOOD ROBOTS, KIM KI O & THE MOLES.
Sep 18 @ 10:07 am
Polish shoe punk, news cut-ups from 1981, the deaths of R. Budd Dwyer and other animals, world-influenced ritual industrial from 1987, PiL-like live improvisations (1980) and West German experimental recordings by a group of children lead by a young Felix Kubin from the first half of the 80s. (The police are ruling out political terrorism.)
New records by DEGREASER, SHREDDED NERVE, RAGTIME FRANK, COUNTER INTUITS, BLODFET & DJ LONELY, RUSSELL WALKER & DAN MELCHIOR and ZŁOTA JESIEŃ. Reissued MICHAEL PSYCHO (1990), INTELLIGENCE (2004) and SMALL CRUEL PARTY (1993)
Sep 9 @ 9:33 am
Pre-Country Teasers demos, pubescent avant-garde, toilet jazz, deep cuts from Brighton circa 1979, previously unreleased, jaw-dropping DIY stumble from Australia, a poem from the Japanese and my favorite cover of "Just What I Needed". Save "Jap Monster Movie" for your next break-up mix. I want out!
New records by THE SUBURBAN HOMES, THE BILDERS, GROUP A & RUNNING. Reissues by HOLLYWOOD AUTOPSY, SCHIZO, ULSERS, SKI PATROL & KARL GOTT
Sep 4 @ 9:59 am
"It is the basic property of nature from the point of view of cybernetics, that any exchange between two systems of different information content does not result in a partition or equalizing of the information, but increases the difference. The system with the more accumulated information becomes still richer from the exchange."
~ Ramon Margalef
New records from THE JOHN MERRICKS, PC WORSHIP, TOM CARTER & PAT MURANO, ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE, THE LEO BUGARILOVES, G. GREEN and GERMAN ARMY. Previously unreleased SKULLFLOWER, JACK RUBY, OWEN MAERCKS and THE WARPED WAVE
Aug 27 @ 11:25 am
"...No beer commercials! We were going to do one commercial, which was for condoms. We were going to buy a lot of condoms and put our own CHAIN GANG brand name on them. It would be like a business card. "Hey, I'm a scumbag. Check it out." But then everybody's handing out scumbags these days. If we were doing a beer commercial it'd be for our own brand, like Bum's Rush Beer. We wanted to put out malt liquor called Lolita with a cool picture on the front. Again, one of those pipedreams. And they're always coming out with new hearing aids all the time, so I guess someday Chain Gang will be getting into THAT concession..."
New from WHITE VOID, THIGH MASTER, MALLEVS, FADENSONNEN.
Aug 25 @ 10:21 am
Bunkerpop's latest release: Coïtus Int.'s debut LP (1981)
Three years after our re-release of the band’s debut 7”, we’re finally happy to announce Coïtus Int.’s reissued debut self-titled LP from 1981. Reacting to the lack of creativity among punk rock bands...
Aug 21 @ 7:13 pm
"Command the VAPORS OF TIME to rise about me!! Let their mystical mists engulf us all! Let the FUTURE stand thus REVEALED! Let no one move! Let none break the solemn spell!"
New from BRUCE RUSSELL, RASHAD BECKER, DAN MELCHIOR UND DAS MENACE, BETH ISRAEL, EDVARD GRAHAM LEWIS, GIORGIO MURDERER, CO LA and LASSE MARHAUG & FRANSICSO MEIRINO. Reissued PIP PROUD and GLAXO BABIES
Aug 19 @ 11:05 am
"When casual acquaintances ask me: 'What kind of music do you do?', I find it almost impossible to offer any answer at all, much less a meaningful one. This is because we share no common terminology with which to conduct the discussion - hence their unconscious abortion of their questions at birth by their use of the term 'music' to describe my work. It is like asking a breeder of llamas what kind of sheep they raise"
~ Bruce Russell
Reissued CAMP SOPHISTO, CODE BMUS, DEEP FREEZE MICE and THE SPACE LADY. New from S. ENGLISH, ROACHCLIP, GUDRUN GUT & HANS-JOACHIM IRMLER, SEITZ, ABUSEMAN and HELM
Aug 17 @ 10:03 am
"These are days when no one should rely unduly on his 'competence'. Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed."
New from BLUES CONTROL, MAURIZIO BIANCHI, GIRL BAND, HUMAN ABFALL, LOW LIFE, HISATO HIGUCHI, THE TOBACCONISTS, MICHAEL MORLEY, MANATEEES & NOTS
Aug 15 @ 9:31 am
60s psych from New Zealand, tapes from 1980s L.A., a pair of songs from Kevin Smith's TV EYE label in 1983 (the actor - no, not THAT actor - the other one), Chilean sound art pioneers, Robert Lawrence live at Bristol Arts Center (1982). We celebrate both the 10th anniversary of The Hassler and our mid-night safe harbor rights all at once. Reissued KONSTRUKTIVIST, PETE UM, MINIMAL TECHNOLOGY, A HANDFUL OF DUST. New records by WATERY LOVE, COOLIES, SLEAFORD MODS, ATOM™, MATT WESTON, NINOS DU BRASIL, GERMAN ARMY and THE PHEROMOANS.
You need these songs to purge yourself of the accumulated debris from 1+ too many years of not fully realized existence.
Jul 13 @ 2:59 pm
"It is a song cycle of epic proportions centered around the Incarnation of Celestial Visitors to this planet. They take youthful bodies with the soul mission of increasing the intelligence of the human race. Alas, in their compassionate endeavors they become trapped in the pernicious web of the world and their aim becomes warped and sarcastic. In taking mortal bodies they lose their reference point, their center of gravity , and they eventually become as depraved and stupified as the very people they initially intended to illuminate. There is no story line; no characters are formally introduced."
New music from ATROCITY SINGERS, THE FLEXIBLES, FELIX MACE, THE REBEL, EASTLINK, ALVARIUS B., EYE, BI-HOUR & TOTAL CONTROL. Reissued ALIEN CITY, ELIANE RADIGUE, DAVID CHESWORTH & DIE WELTTRAUMFORSCHER
Jul 8 @ 6:03 am