Theme of the Day: Days.
Heaps of requests came in for this one. Lots of tracks out there about all sorts of days. See below for playlist and mp3s of the show.
The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry featured one of the songs today; on it was written “Best debut ever? Yes!”, which seems slightly dated. Some replies written on the LP sleeve over the years were pretty comical.
Some of the not-quite-creative replies:
Hendrix’s debut is better
The Clash’s was better
Pretenders’ was better
REM’s was better
Gang of Four’s was better
Run DMC’s was better
Joy Division’s was better
and, finally, a zinger;
Guess what it’s NOT their debut. 3 Missing boys . . . was and it’s much better.
I mentioned a Butthole Surfers interview from September, 1984. You can read it here. Saw them a few years ago, and what a ball they have on stage! Pranking each other, fiddling with all sorts of looping and delay effects; all while the most extremely horrific B-movie gore scenes played on repeat on the screen behind them. The one that stands out in my memory is of a man standing still while two gigantic mallet things – like really gigantic, maybe the size of one of those big rolls of hay you see in fields sometimes – swing down in symmetry and explode the poor (by then) mannequin’s head. The fact that it was a faked scene was, by about the 30th viewing, the scariest part.
I mention that the Grass Widow song, Landscape, sounds a little sped up at a few parts. Not the whole thing, but enough to notice. Possibly some strange tape-related stuff going on maybe. Either way I’m glad I was wrong when I thought my LP was warped.
|2:59 PM||The Beatles||A Day in the Life||Sgt Peppers||Capitol|
|2:57 PM||John Hartford||Back in the Goodle Days||Aero Plain||WB|
|2:49 PM||Etta James||Sunday Kind of Love||The Essential||MCA|
|2:47 PM||John Lee Hooker||Rainy Day||Don’t Look Back||Point Blank/ Virgin|
|2:44 PM||Paul McCartney||Summer’s Day Song||McCartney II||Concord|
|2:38 PM||Les Savy Fav||Blackouts on Thursday||Inches||Frenchkiss|
|2:28 PM||Morphine||Thursday||Bootleg Detroit||Rykodisc|
|2:22 PM||DEVO||The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprise||Duty Now for the Future||WB|
|2:21 PM||The Cure||Strange Day||Pornography||A&M|
|2:18 PM||The Cure||10:15 Saturday Night||Boys Don’t Cry||Fiction|
|2:05 PM||Grass Widow||Landscape||Past Time||Kill Rock Stars|
|2:01 PM||Wall of Voodoo||Tomorrow||All of the West||IRS|
|1:59 PM||Blur||Sunday Sunday||Modern Life Is Rubbish||SBK|
|1:52 PM||Fad Gadget||Saturday Night Special||The Best of Fad Gadget||Mute|
|1:51 PM||The Kinks||All Day and All Night||All Day and All Night||Rhino|
|1:45 PM||PJ Harvey||Perfect Day Elise||Is This Desire||Island|
|1:45 PM||Butthole Surfers||Day of the Dying Alive||Humpty Dumpty LSD||Midheaven|
|1:39 PM||Monotract||These Are the Hard Days I Can’t Forget||xprmntl lvrs||Ecstatic Peace!|
|1:26 PM||Naked Raygun||Strange Days||Huge Bigness||Quarterstick|
|1:24 PM||The Jesus Lizard||Sunday You Need Love||Bang||Touch and Go|
|1:20 PM||Rapeman||Just Got Paid Today||Nothing Short of Total War||Blast First|
|1:17 PM||Helios Creed||Weekends||Superior Catholic Finger||Subterranean Records|
|1:16 PM||Vivaldi (Philharmonia String Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor)||Winter||The Four Seasons||Angel|