Monday, 23 June 2008

Episode 1

Welcome to the first ever Radio Wunderbar podcast thingy.

It's the road less travelled as far as UK punk goes. 
If you were around at the time there's going to be at least a track or two you haven't heard for years. 
If you weren't around and you like your tunes fast and dirty you're in for a treat.
The quality of some of the tracks does suffer from the scratchy vinyl to mp3 transfer and my voice is probably better suited to mime than radio.
Here's todays playlist.

1. Stocking Clad Nazi Death Squad Bitches - the Bleach Boys
Hitchins finest. Well apart from Chron Gen. Formerly known as the Fur Coughs.

2. Brainbomb - Punishment of Luxury
Fringe theatre punk from the North East. If anyone's got an MP3 of "Puppet Life"  I wouldn't mind having it.

3. Uninvited Guest - the Transmitters
Two John Peel sessions and post punk before post punk. The best band you've never heard of. Buy the compilation "I Fear No One" on iTunes or Amazon.

4. I Don't Need To Tell Her - the Lurkers
Ickenhams finest. A sort of Middlesex Ramones. The only downside is the mention of the F word in their debut LP  "Fulham Fallout". 

5. Breakdown (Time's Up version) - Buzzcocks
We all know the 'cocks. I love them this raw with Howie D at the helm. Still amazing live today according to Sir Steve of the North.

6. Small Wonder - the Carpettes
Punk Power Pop at it's finest. From the home of Newcastle Brown Ale. If they hadn't looked like normal blokes and wore matching boiler suits or something or gone all Clash style political They'd have been huge. 


Istvanski said...

Well done, a triumphant debut cast! Transmitters remind me (just a bit) of that a good thing?
For poppy punk, check out:

...I get paid a penny everytime I plug 'em on t'interweb, but I reckon you may just like their stuff.

Axe Victim said...

You were right, but that doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy the show! Well done for getting it sorted. Keep it up too. I'm off, suitibly inspired, to write a hit stoner rock song...

Joanne Casey said...

Good stuff, I only know two of those, always nice to hear new old stuff :-)

Sam said...

Stocking Clad Nazi Death Squad Bitches...I can hear those influences all over the LoveTel Motel. Probably.

Planet Mondo said...

Now that is a podcast (or should it be punkcast?). Great choice of tunes.

Do you do requests? Would love to hear The Satellites - Urbane Guerilla (produced by Rat Scabies).

And how about an 'Old Punks New Songs' show? The Damned,Buzzcocks, The Stranglers, New York Dolls, and Marco Pirroni's new band The Wolfmen have all released top albums over the past few years.

PS just started reading Sulphate Strip - I'm only 30 pages in and already can't recommend it enough.

Heff said...

Whatever happened to that "Cheeses Of Nazareth" idea ?

Ad said...

'Vanski - Whyfangyouverynuch. Thumbs up for the Stabilisers. Nice.
Magazine? Yeah I can see what you mean. Howie D is the man and I like the first 3 albums a lot.

AV - You're the only hippy I kinda trust!

JC - More rare gems extracted from the sticky floor of the Greyhound for you next episode.

Sam - They were checked in to room 101.....'til I let them out.

Mondo - Requests? Am I the Emperor Rosko? You'll have to hear the next episode to find out.
New stuff? Maybe. If you want to playlist it with me in the future.

Heff - I'm still having production problems with my 'fondue font'.

Planet Mondo said...

AD - AV's got my contact details, drop me line - there's loads of great new tunes from old punks. Enough for a whole punkcast.

NarqFyst said...

nice one, especially "Brainbomb" by PUNILUX.