“In the first half of the 19th century, hydrant companies were formed to manage newly installed fire hydrants, and they rapidly entered into shifting alliances with engine companies and hose companies – whose equipment was necessary to actually put out a fire. Getting to the hydrant first, during a fire incident, was key to a hydrant company’s success. To boost success rates, hydrants were occasionally covered by barrels to disguise their locations from competing companies. Alternatively, hydrants would be protected by gangs, known affectionately as 'plug uglies'."
New records from LETHA RODMAN MELCHIOR, CHARLES HAYWARD, YOUNG TRYNAS, RED RED KROVVY, RASPBERRY BULBS, NASA DUDE, RUINS OF KRÜGER, M DWINELL and DEFORMITY. Reissued TRITON WARRIOR (1972) and TREVOR WISHART (1978)
Feb 10 @ 10:48 am
BORING MUSIC IS KILLING HOME TAPING
New music by SKIN COLOUR, PRETTY HURTS, SLEAFORD MODS, PARKAY QUARTS, MEN WITH CHIPS, TL0741 and JOSEPH STRENGTH AUDIO. Reissued SUNDAY PAINTERS and previously unreleased solo recordings from DENNIS YOUNG
Jan 27 @ 12:28 pm
Interview with Duane Denison and David Yow on Red TV. October 5, 1996 - Davies Park, West End, Brisbane
Jan 24 @ 12:40 pm
Noises from Cologne, a triple-shot of Bendle, one belated Christmas tune, one pre-Pentagram single, a group called ‘LIBERACE COUGHS UP BLOOD’ and a whole lot of early 80’s name-dropping. The HORRIBLE NURDS ask some very important questions and I throw a glass of water on my face at around 11:15 to avoid achieving orgasm.
New music by OLIVIA NEUTRON-JOHN, SHIT & SHINE, ELECTRIC BIRD NOISE, DAN MELCHIOR, PERSONNEL, RBP, THE DANCE ASTHMATICS, MESSRS, ODOR BABY and 75 DOLLAR BILL. Reissued EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND, WeR7 and DESTROY ALL MONSTERS.
Jan 22 @ 10:37 am
Electronic-sounding non-electronics, Welsh post-punk, pre-Human League, post-Sods, Felix Kubin-curated home-recorded 80s tape music, DIY dancehall??, unsounds from Poland, one song about cute shoes and one Disney soundtrack gone horribly, horribly, horribly wrong.
New releases by MISTRESS BOMB H, WE WILL FAIL, THE MOONRAKERS, JASON LESCALLEET, MIDNIGHT MINES and YELLOW TEARS. Newly reintroduced music by MÄTES B. & SCHÄNG PFUI, PLASTIKTANZ and REALLY RED.
Jan 15 @ 11:47 am
The long anticipated X demos (Australia)! French mutant dub, the sound of 100 keyboards played at the same time, lots of songs about sex and the gnarliest blooze guitar sounds strategically timed to make you throw up your breakfast. Plus, after weeks of searching we finally find a De Fabriek record that sounds fucking awesome.
New sounds from THE INTENDED, MIRBEAU, RENE HELL, ASUNA, THE END, JAMES FELLA, AWEFUL KANAWFUL & HIS RUBBER HUSBAND’S BAND and BEAU WANZER. Reissued MITTAGSPAUSE, THE ULSERS and SEVERED HEADS. Last of the wholly innocents. Last of the holy in a sense.
Jan 12 @ 10:42 am
Pre-This Heat heavy glam, two songs about telephones, a couple Chris Freeman recommendations, the Hamont ondergronds 1979 – 1983, new Finnish punk, scary French industrial, scary Italian industrial and my favorite cover of all time ever of “Born To Be Wild”.
New music from THE ABANDOS, THE REBEL, THEOREME, HOUSEWIVES, ULAAN MARKHOR, ATOM MOUTH GIMLIES, SUBTLE TURNHIPS and CHEYENNE 40. Reintroduced BAD AXE (1973), NON TOXIQUE LOST (1982), DE BRASSERS (1981) and ENTERPRISE INCORPORATED (1983)
Jan 6 @ 11:02 am
“Wyraz znużenia sobą i innymi, wywleczony na światło dzienne w 2012. W swojej twórczości sublimuje jaskrawy opar długotrwałej nudy, irytacji, gniewu i zniechęcenia, generując tym samym spontaniczną aurę sonicznej ohydy.”
New music from NORYMBERGA, EXHAUSTION, CONEHEADS, L.O.T.I.O.N., GRANT SMITH, NO ARTIST, MU VONZ and BALLROOM.
Jan 5 @ 10:58 am
Hole lotta new music from SKULLFLOWER, POWER TAKE OFF, MOSS LIME, THE BATS (Pittsburgh 1984), DEAF WISH, H.K. DODGEN, TUJURIKKUJA, ENEMA SYRINGE, MEN OH PAUSE, ARU, BLACK RAIN, ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS, pHOAMING EDISON, LIGATURE, BUGS & RATS, CULTURAL APPARATI & MAD NANNA (live at Volcanic Tongue 2013). Spatial is special:
“Goes great with a cup of coffee” ~Sue Pieschalski
Dec 30 @ 10:24 am
Great new French synth-pop, French garage punk, crunchy solo hi-fi lo-fi French pop and heavy psych/heavy riffs from France. Live recordings from the last ICKY BOYFRIENDS tour, new singles/sundries collection from THE TERMINALS, Finnish electro-acousti-jazz (um…), pre-Stiff new wave, a Chilean tribute to the pentagram (not the band) and Joke Lanz’s shit machine doesn’t work.
New music from JULIEN GASC, NOIR BOY GEORGE, CUT HANDS, PETS OR FOOD, MODERN FEELINGS, GIGGLY BOYS, MICHAEL FLOWER & NEIL CAMPBELL, YXIMALLOO, BODY COCKTAIL and BENT.
Nov 24 @ 10:58 am
“1. Paula Abdul setting her legs on fire, looking happy and relaxed
2. A rhinoceros wearing a cowboy hat & sporting a boner
3. An old sailor working on a carrot-glazing device, wearing an anchor on his back and only wearing stockings
4. A young girl pulling her ribs out one by one and stacking them on her head
5. A giant tree frog vomiting roses”
New music from GARY WRONG GROUP, TOM CARTER, ZEIKRATZER, CALL SUPER, M.E.S.H., ANDREW PEKLER and HANDS UP WHO WANTS TO DIE. Reissued ANDRE DE SAINT-OBIN and 9353.
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Nov 20 @ 10:22 am
Killer industrial On-U dub from Japan, Swedish bunker pop, brand new Golden Lab Recordings, selections from the Tellus Audio Magazine (1983), some really great late 60's psych, the long sought-after b-side of MICROFILM's 'Centrefold' and yet another version of "My Two Kids" <3.
Lots of new music from JON COLLIN, MAD NANNA, MICHAEL FLOWER & NEIL CAMPBELL, THE AUSTERITY PROGRAM, COTTAGING, FNU CLONE, VIOLENCE CREEPS, MULTICULT, THE DEAD C, VIOLENT CHANGE, GFRENZY and HELM. I put my hand on a hot plate and now I don't feel so bad.
November 1, 2014: I Put My Hand On A Hot Plate And Now I Don't Feel So Bad Listen to this show: MP3 - 128K | | Add or read comments
Nov 13 @ 8:51 am
SINGLES GOING STEADY on WFMU! All 7" singles on the show last week to jibe with the final stretch of our Fall silent fundraising marathon. I've raised 92% of my very modest goal but there are still a few days left to pledge.
Listen to the show below, pledge at the top of the playlist, consider entering your pet into our very first mascot contest!
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Oct 28 @ 9:20 am
Norwegian noiseniks, contemporary German tooth-wave, Czech industrial from behind the iron curtain, a whopper of a tale by Sam McPheeters, SPK bootleg'd (1983), lots of Spanish tapes and mini pre-punk bursts from around the globe throughout.
New music from MIDNIGHT MINES, STAER, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS, BEN LAWLESS, FORM A LOG, UNIFORM, ORA CLEMENTI, FRIENDS OF GAS and SHELLAC. Previously (very) privately released Owen Maercks-related "straightforward rock" (1982-3)
Oct 24 @ 10:32 am
"The original working title of 'Tight 'n' Shiny' was 'Metropolis'. That's how it was written on set lists for a while, but being that I had a tendency to pull my balls out and hold them glistening up to the microphone, we changed the moniker."
New records by ANGEL, JANE LA ONDE, CAN CAN HEADS, GENERATION LOSS and NORD (1984)
Oct 20 @ 10:39 am
Argentinian stumble, Japanese proto-punk, a couple Crass Records, more tribute to Zbigniew Karkowski, Monte C. does Brion Gysin, Iggy's best song from the '80s, deep cuts from early tapes by The Clean and The Dead C. We are accepting your pledges: https://www.wfmu.org/marathon/pledge.php?pr=DF
New music from PATOIS COUNSELORS, CHEVEU, THE REBEL, YORK FACTORY COMPLAINT, MANATEEES, MOSQUITO EGO, DIE WIRKLICHKEIT, CHOP SHOP & PEOPLE SKILLS. Reissued CRIME, SIN 34, POISON GIRLS and AARON DILLOWAY
Oct 14 @ 8:05 am
mom look i found hot dogs
New releases from SHELLAC, THE DROUGHTS, T.I.T.S., LAZLOW PIGEON, COOL BAND, RALPH, SECRET VALLEY, HAMISH KILGOUR and VEILED. Reissued PETER JEFFERIES, NULL AND VOID, LA PESTE and CREATION REBEL / NEW AGE STEPPERS
October 4, 2014: I Read Piles Of Books And Get Very Strange Looks Listen to this show: MP3 - 128K | | Add or read comments
Oct 10 @ 10:35 am
NWW-listed psycho minimalism from Helsinki, the beginnings of Richard Davies' solo career, a couple hard prog/rock selections from Spain (1970-72), one piano played in an empty auditorium, Turkish minimal synth, rare tapes from Augsburg & a 5-minute protest against Ronald Reagan's visit to Germany in 1982. Achtung! Stopp Ronald Reagan's Kriegspolitik!
Neu from NOLLS, GRAHAM LEWIS, BRUCE RUSSELL, PUBLIC HOUSING, EXILES FROM CLOWNTOWN and MU VONZ. (Re)issued BLOOD ROBOTS, KIM KI O & THE MOLES.
Sep 18 @ 10:07 am
Polish shoe punk, news cut-ups from 1981, the deaths of R. Budd Dwyer and other animals, world-influenced ritual industrial from 1987, PiL-like live improvisations (1980) and West German experimental recordings by a group of children lead by a young Felix Kubin from the first half of the 80s. (The police are ruling out political terrorism.)
New records by DEGREASER, SHREDDED NERVE, RAGTIME FRANK, COUNTER INTUITS, BLODFET & DJ LONELY, RUSSELL WALKER & DAN MELCHIOR and ZŁOTA JESIEŃ. Reissued MICHAEL PSYCHO (1990), INTELLIGENCE (2004) and SMALL CRUEL PARTY (1993)
Sep 9 @ 9:33 am