Tuesday, June 8, 2010

40 Years of Underground Rock

Today's show went much smoother, though I almost didn't get into the station! I'm still waiting for my access card. Ah, academia... The idea today was to present a broad overview of my tastes and highlight favorite tracks from the past 40 years of underground rock. It's almost arbitrary picking 7 songs to represent an entire decade! Of course, 'rock' leaves out swing, funk, country and experimental stuff I like.

You can hear the show by request - leave me a comment.

Roxy Music - Do The Strand (For Your Pleasure, 1973)
John Cale - Buffalo Ballet (Fear, 1974)
Eno - King's Lead Hat (Before And After Science, 1977)
Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing (The Idiot, 1977)
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love... (Love Bites, 1978)
Penetration - Danger Signs (1979 Peel session) (Penetration comp)
PiL - Public Image (Public Image, 1978)

Chameleons - Don't Fall (Script Of The Bridge, 1983)
The Sound - Winning (From The Lion's Mouth, 1981)
Go-Betweens - Cattle & Cane (Before Hollywood, 1983)
Chills - Pink Frost (Kaleidoscope World comp, 1986 - single 1984)
Felt - Primitive Painters (Ignite The Seven Cannons, 1985)
Siouxsie - Fireworks (Kiss In The Dreamhouse reissue, single 1982)
Wire - Eardrum Buzz (It's Beginning To And Back Again, 1989)

Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod (JBMH single, 1991, later on Psalm 69) (with Gibby Haynes)
Lush - For Love (Spooky, 1992)
Ropers - Lost (The Ropers comp, 1994 - Sunbathe single, 1993)
Black Watch - See You Around (Amphetamines, 1994)
Muttons Birds - Don't Fear The Reaper (single, 1996 - from "The Frighteners" movie over the end credits)
Bike - Take In The Sun (Take In The Sun, 1999)
Robyn Hitchcock - I Feel Beautiful (Jewels For Sophia, 1999)

Neko Case - Knock Loud (Canadian Amp, 2001)
Animals That Swim - Seven Days (Happiness From A Distant Star, 2001)
Fall - Blindness (2004 Peel session) (The Complete Peel Sessions comp)
Mint Chicks - Ockham's Razor (Crazy Yes Dumb No, 2006)
Astrid Williamson - Shut Your Mouth (Here Come The Vikings, 2009)
These New Puritans - Elvis (Beat Pyramid, 2008)
Andy Partridge - Sonic Boom (Fuzzy Warbles Vol. 7, 2006)
Archie Bronson Outfit - Shark's Tooth (Coconut, 2010)


  1. I always listen to music when cleaning - a ritual that I've adopted to make it much more enjoyable. Today, I played the download of your program. I loved it! Not only was the music selection lots of fun, but you have a great radio voice! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks Karen! I enjoy sharing my music, let me know if you've got anything you'd like to hear!