Real People Real Radio
Tucson and Southern Arizona's Community Radio
Oct 14, 2021 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM
With Julio Peña
A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock from the US/UK and beyond!
It Is October
How can you not be romantic about baseball?
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
Josef K Sense of Guilt
Entomology Domino Recording Co 2006
Scottish post-punk band from the late 70s. Heavily influenced by the writings of Franz Kafka, the band name itself taken from the main character from the author's work "The Trial".
The Feelies Moscow Nights
Crazy Rhythms Domino Recording Co 2009
1980 debut LP from this New Jersey post-punk band. Commercially overlooked in their time but certainly influential with many college rock acts that would follow later that decade.
Bauhaus - 1979-1983 Volume One Beggars Banquet 1986
"Dancing" was first included in the band's second studio LP "Mask" from 1981 and saw the band incorporate saxophone on select cuts.
Isolation Ward Illusions
Point Final LTM Recordings 2009
Belgian post-punk band formed in 1979 and heavily inspired by Joy Division. Lumped into the Cold Wave movement of the late 70s and early 80s used to denote European bands that recorded chilly post-punk.
The Lines Bucket Brigade
Flood Bank Acute Records 2008
Late 70s/early 80s English post-punk band. Not to be confused with the late 2000s indie rock band by the same name. Seriously overlooked post-punk; thank your deity for these Acute releases collecting the band's works.
Minimal Man Two People
The Shroud Of LTM Publishing 1980
Debut LP from this haunting experimental San Francisco-based post-punk band. Line-up at one point consisted of members from Tuxedomoon.
Tuxedomoon Fifth Column
Half-Mute / Scream With a View CramBoy 1987
More experimental San Francisco-based post-punk from 1980. Originally released on The Residents' Ralph Records label.
Ardorous Gyre Vyy 2018
More experimental stuff, with a doomy layer, from this Brooklyn-based duo.
Burnt Skull Harm
Sewer Birth 12XU 2014
Only full-length release from this Austin noise-rock band. C'mon, were you expecting something else with a cut titled "Harm" from the album "Sewer Birth" by a band named Burnt Skull? Sunshine and lollipops.
Daughters Long Road, No Turns
You Won't Get What You Want Ipecac Recordings / Liberator Music 2018
One of my top releases from 2018. Rhode Island noise rock band that incorporates elements of sludge and grindcore with hopeless lyrics to create a suffocating feel (at least on this release).
The Fall Monocard
Ersatz GB Cherry Red Records 2011
28th studio LP from Mark E. Smith and company, which would turn out to be one of the most consistent versions of the band he'd put together.
Glenn Branca Structure
The Ascension Systems Neutralizers 1981
Avant-garde guitarist and founding member of the No Wave band Theoretical Girls. "The Ascension" was his debut studio LP partly influenced by John Coltrane. In turn, this album would go on to influence Swans and Sonic Youth (Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth is credited on this release).
Qui New Orleans
Love's Miracle Ipecac Recordings 2007
Collaboration between Los Angeles noise-rock duo Qui with Scratch Acid/The Jesus Lizard frontman David Yow on vocals. Missed out on a chance to see them many years ago at Club Congress. One of the few ragrets in my life.
Terraform Touch and Go Records 1998
Second studio LP from Steve Albini, Todd Trainer, and Bob Weston, self-described "minimalist rock trio".
Zeni Geva Dead Sun Rising
Desire for Agony Alternative Tentacles 1993
Heavy noise-rock from Japan. Recorded by Steve Albini, noted member of Shellac.
Big'n Like a Killer
Spare the Horses - EP Africantape 2011
Illinois noise-rock band heavily active throughout the 90s and disbanded in 1997. Reunited a decade or so later and started recording again.
Deftones Rx Queen
White Pony Maverick 2000
Yes, it's the Deftones, a cut from the band's experimental third studio LP and one heavily influenced by The Cure.
Godflesh New Dark Ages
A World Lit Only By Fire Avalanche Recordings 2017
Experimental industrial metal (or whatever labels your prefer) band formed by Napalm Death founder Justin Broadrick.
Iron Maiden Hallowed Be Thy Name
The Number of the Beast Parlophone UK 2015
You hear about that principal in Canada that some parents wanted fired because she posted a pic of herself wearing Iron Maiden gear outside a stadium prior to a Maiden show? What's up with that?
Living Colour Funny Vibe
Vivid Epic 1988
So Living Colour is now associated in the mainstream pop culture with wrestler CM Punk, as "Cult of Personality" - a great song in its own right - has been Punk's entrance theme for years. Don't sleep on other Living Colour cuts,
Melvins Suicide in Progress
Nude with Boots Ipecac Recordings 2008
Another band that rolls through Tucson on occasion. Following my move to Tucson, kept missing the Melvins live. Finally got a chance to see them and my penance is to never miss them moving forward.
Oneida Captain Bo Dignifies the Aligations With a Response
Secret Wars Jagjaguwar 2004
Experimental band based out of Brooklyn.
Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Tiger! Forever Young
Forever Young To Lose La Track 2013
Quirky Italian band whose band name you can't say on American radio (maybe some other countries, too; we're pretty puritanical here).