Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Midwest Show

At long last, two hours of Midwestern bands! From Chicago to Milwaukee, from Minneapolis to Omaha, it's underground rock from America's heartland! It was great fun and quite enlightening to do the research and come up with this show. Doubtless I missed some very worthy bands, please post a comment.

You can listen to this podcast by clicking here.

The Stooges - Down On The Street (Fun House, 1970)
Devo - Through Being Cool (New Traditionalists, 1981)
Pere Ubu - Navvy (Dub Housing, 1978)
Dow Jones And The Industrials - Can't Stand The Midwest (Let's Go Steady 7", 1980)
Destroy All Monsters - You're Gonna Die (Bored 7", 1978)
The Embarrassment - Patio Set (Sex Drive 7", 1980)
The Suicide Commandos - Mosquito Crucifixion (Make A Record, 1978)
Husker Du - These Important Years (Warehouse: Songs And Stories, 1987)
The Replacements - Anywhere's Better Than Here (live) (Inconcerated Live promo EP, 1989)
Blue Ash - Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her) (No More No Less, 1973)
Raspberries - Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) (Starting Over, 1974)
The Bears - Veneer (Eureka!, 2007)
Big Black - Bad Houses (Atomizer, 1986)
The Effigies - No Progress (We're Da Machine EP, 1983)
Naked Raygun - Strange Days (Raygun...Naked Raygun, 1990)
Zero Boys - Civilizations Dying (Vicious Circle, 1982)
Uncle Tupelo - We've Been Had (Anodyne, 1993)
The Detroit Cobras - Cha Cha Twist (Baby, 2004)
The Bottle Rockets - A Living Hell (V/A - For A Decade Of Sin, 2005)
Son Volt - Drown (Trace, 1995)
The Coctails - Working Holiday (V/A - Working Holiday, 1994)
Low - July (Things We Lost In The Fire, 2001)
Tortoise & Colin Newman - Untitled 2 (radio session) (Digital distribution, 2009)
Poster Children - Where We Live (Daisychain Reaction, 1991)
The Moon Seven Times - My Medicine (The Moon Seven Times, 1993)
Lanterna - Silent Hills (Lanterna, 1992)
Violent Femmes - Kiss Off (Violent Femmes, 1983)
Scrawl - Your Mother Wants To Know (Velvet Hammer, 1993)
Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI (Do The Collapse, 1999)
The Libertines (US) - Bad Memories Burn (Tilt-A-Whirl, 1988)
Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod (short version) (Jesus Built My Hotrod EP, 1991)
The Faint - Sex Is Personal (Blank Wave Arcade, 1999)


  1. It just occurred to me that if Colin Newman had come from the midwest, I might never have left. :-o


  2. But then you'd be making crazy fan videos!