Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Art for Spastics v. 162: Re-Introducing the Damaged Pop Wave


You could say that for the last couple of years, a new era of "damaged pop" has begun to come back in the underground. With interest in the British DIY "Messthetic," kiwi pop of Flying Nun, and the history of rural American protopunk and weirdpunk through the ages, it's no wonder more people are finding their way to new bands like Times New Viking and Psychedelic Horseshit. Much of what's played on this AFS is what you might call "damaged pop."

You can download this week's show AT THIS LINK HERE!
(archived for 10 weeks)

I REFUSE IT! // Choch Numret // v/a: We Can Do Whatever We Want // BCT Tapes 1986
GRABBA GRABBA TAPE // Domo Arigato, Margarita! // split 12" w/ Margarita // Holy Cobra Society *new
CHILD PORNOGRAPHY // New Neighborhood // She's Got Legs // Deathbomb Arc *new
MODERN CREATURES // Divorce Yrself // Divorce Yrself CDR // self-released 2007
DOXA SINISTRA // Kuomintang's Space Ballad // v/a: Trumpett Days // Enfant Terrible *new (orig 1981-1983)
CHEVEU // Truck // v/a: Hoera! Een Hex Voor Thuis // Hex Grammofoonplaten 2007
NECROPOLIS // Song for a Working Man // Working Man 7" // Columbus Discount *new
GUINEA WORMS // Box of Records // Box of Records 7" // Columbus Discount *new
MANTLES // Trouble in the Streets // Burden // Dulc-I-Tone *new
SIC ALPS // Message from the Law // Description of the Harbor // Awesome Vistas *new
EAT SKULL // Dead Families // 2nd 7" // Skulltones *forthcoming
PSYCHEDELIC HORSESHIT // These Days // Magic Flowers Droned // Siltbreeze 2007
BEWARE OF THE KNIGHT // Space Sores // Third Canker From the Rock // self-released 2007
BEWARE OF THE KNIGHT // I Wrote on Your Crack
J.P. HERRMANN // Dead Water Dead Light // demo CDR // no label *new
J.P. HERRMANN // Labyrinthitis
TALL DWARFS // The Brain that Wouldn't Die // Hello Cruel World // Flying Nun 1990 (orig 1984)
TALL DWARFS // Crush!
SAN FRANCISCO WATER COOLER // Rocker's Escape // self-titled // KDVS Recordings 2007
WINGTIP SLOAT // Waxing Neurotic // Add this to Rhetoric // VHF *new
SERPENTS OF WISDOM // My Dead Cat // split 7" w/ Tickley Feather // Badmaster *new
ROBERT WYATT // Alife // Rock Bottom // Virgin 1974
ROBERT WYATT // Little Red Robin Hood Hit the Road
PAUL REEKIE // Lovers // v/a: Messthetics #105 // Hyped2Death *new
JANET & JOHNS // I Was a Young Man // v/a: Messthetics #104 // Hyped2Death *new
EGGS // Sexual Tension // Sexual Tension 7" // Jade Tree 1993 *request
HENRY'S DRESS // Tree Fort // Bust 'em Green // Slumberland 1995
SKI INSTRUCTORS // Kids on the Street // Kids on the Street 7" // Dulc-I-Tone 2007
SO COW // Five Months, Out in the Wilderness // These Truly Are End Times // Covert Bear *new
SEXUAL MILKSHAKE // Bus to B.C. // Space Gnome 7" // Teen Beat 1991
THE WEEKS // On All is All and // Clipping Wood Paste Adhesive CDR // Big Drum 2005
TOMMY JAY // Lust Honor & Love // Tommy Jay's Tall Tales of Trauma // Columbus Discount *new

3 comments:

Mark Williams said...

good god, before even getting to your show, what was that track from the previous show, Wooden Wand or something? more details, I beg of you. I need that like a hole in the head, and yeah, I love holes in my head.

DJ Rick said...

Can you believe that I actually cut that track short by four or five minutes? That was one helluva groove!

The previous DJ brought that in from his home collection. I'd not been exposed to it previously, so I can't tell you much except that I understand that was a project of Wooden Wand's called Hassara, and the CD was called "Backyard vol I-III" or something like that. Might be filed under H or W depending on the store, I guess. A quick Google search of "Wooden Wand Hassara" appears to put you on the right path. Good luck!

Andrew Meehan said...

Yea that's some groove, but fuck, if this ain't one of the best radio shows I've heard in foreverz!

Bravo, DJ, this is quite some compilation you've assembled. Seriously floored at the quality of these oddball selections. Glad that damaged music has a place, a well organized and informative place, on this land.

And special thanks for the Doxa Sinistra find. Way deep in ADN. They released a cassette in a friggin milk cartoon in the way back. Brilliant. (Also I must got a copy of that Hermann CD-R!)