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Hex Enduction Hours

Nov 4, 2021 10:00 PM â€“ 11:55 PM


With Julio Peña

A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock from the US/UK and beyond!


I've got blisters on my fingers!

Hex Enduction Hours
10:00 PM
The Fall - Mansion
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
10:04 PM
Fire Engines - Candyskin
Fire Engines Candyskin
Hungry Beat Acute 2007

Scottish post-punk band active from 1980-81. Ninth release from the great and defunct Acute Records label.

10:06 PM
Gang of Four - I Party All the Time
Gang of Four I Party All the Time
Content Groenland Records 2011

Ninth Go4 studio LP and last one with founding member Jon King, as he left the band to pursue other media ventures.

10:10 PM
The Fall - Oh! Brother
The Fall Oh! Brother
The Wonderful and Frightening World Of.... Beggars Banquet 1984
Seventh studio LP from Mark E. Smith and company. "Oh! Brother" is a song Smith wrote back in 1977, not fully fleshed and seeing several changes until this studio release.
10:14 PM
Joy Division - The Kill
Joy Division The Kill
Still Rhino 2007

Compilation released by surviving members of Joy Division following the death of Ian CUrtis. Album consisted of rare and previously unreleased cuts. "Still" was recorded during the Unknown Pleasures sessions.

10:16 PM
Metal Boys - New Maiden
Metal Boys New Maiden
Tokio Airport Acute Records 2004

French post-punk band formed after the disolution of synth-punk band Metal Urbain.

10:24 PM
Nina Hagen - Future Is Now
Nina Hagen Future Is Now
Nunsexmonkrock SMI 1982

Debut solo LP from the German singer who rose to musical fame in the late 70s with her punk rock looks and theatrics.

10:27 PM
Big Boys - Movies
Big Boys Movies
The Skinny Elvis Touch and Go Records 1993

Early 80s Austin punk band that blended punk into its sound. Often shared the stage with The Dicks.

10:29 PM
The Avengers - We Are the One
The Avengers We Are the One
Avengers Devoted Ruins 2012

San Francisco punk band. Opened for the Sex Pistol during an American tour. Steve Jones liked the band enough that he recorded the first Avengers EP.

10:32 PM
X-Ray Spex - I Am a Poseur
X-Ray Spex I Am a Poseur
Germ Free Adolescents (Deluxe Version) Castle Music 2001

1978 classic from that UK punk explosion. Only studio release by the band... up until 1995's surprising Conscious Consumer LP.

10:34 PM
Bags - Survive
Bags Survive
Dangerhouse Volume 1 Frontier 1991

Short-lived Los Angeles punk band fronted by singer, writer, and activist Alice Bag. Included on the documentary The Decline of Western Civilization.

10:37 PM
Dicks - Anti-Klan, Pt. 2
Dicks Anti-Klan, Pt. 2
Kill from the Heart / Hate the Police Alternative Tentacles 2012

Big Boys stage mates and my favorite 80s Texan punk band. Fronted by the openly gay Gary Floyd, whose lyrics attacking the police and military, along with satirical lyrics on taboo subjects, made him a pariah within the local Texan conservative community.

10:45 PM
Disco Zombies - Here Come the Buts
Disco Zombies Here Come the Buts
Drums Over London Acute 2011

Third single from this overlooked late 70s English punk band. Thanks again to Acute Records for shining some light on them last decade.

10:49 PM
X - Movin' On
X Movin' On
At Home With You Laneway Music 2015

Australian punk band X, not to be confused with the Los Angeles punk band of the same letter. Australia's X had a heavier and darker bluesy punk sound. Bet lots of booze was involved. Or maybe that's just Australia.

10:52 PM
Volcano Suns - Descent Into Hell
Volcano Suns Descent Into Hell
The Bright Orange Years Merge Records 2009

Remind you of Mission of Burma? Probably because Volcano Suns were formed by MoB drummer Peter Prescott. Also, Bob Weston played bass for a stretch.

10:55 PM
Units - Bug Boy
Units Bug Boy
History of the Units: The Early Years 1977-1983 Community Library 2009

San Francisco synth-punk band that eschewed guitars entirely, almost religiously so.

10:57 PM
Sunday Painters - Rebel Rebel
Sunday Painters Rebel Rebel
In My Dreams What's Your Rupture 2015

More overlooked 80s post-punk, this time by way of Australia. Heard here covering David Bowie.

11:01 PM
Shopping - No Show
Shopping No Show
Why Choose Dead Funny Records 2015

Second studio LP from this English post-punk band, in the vain of Gang of Four and the Au Pairs.

11:04 PM
Protomartyr - In My Sphere
Protomartyr In My Sphere
No Passion All Technique Domino Recording Co 2019

2012 debut LP from this Detroit band and opening cut. Squint hard enough and you'll think you're listening to The Fall. Original LP was released in limited quantities and fetched a pretty-penny in the secondary market. Prices died down upon the LP's re-release.

11:08 PM
The Nomads - Psycho
The Nomads Psycho
Showdown! (1981-1993) Sympathy for the Record Industry 2011

Swedish garage punk active since 1981 with a cool Sonics cover.

11:10 PM
Naked Raygun - I Remember
Naked Raygun I Remember
All Rise Quarterstick Records 1985

Influential 80s punk band from Chicago and a favorite of Steve Albini's (Big Black, Shellac fame).

11:12 PM
The Misfits - Come Back
The Misfits Come Back
Static Age Astralwerks 1997

Originally recorded in 1978, this would have marked the Misfits' first studio LP. Except it was not released decades later, following several other LPs. Before then, it was only available through bootlegs, then Misfits compilations, before seeing a proper solo release.

11:23 PM
METZ - Spit You Out
METZ Spit You Out
II Royal Mountain Records 2017

As you can guess from the album title, this is the second studio LP from this Canadian noise-punk band.

11:28 PM
Medicine - Aruca
Medicine Aruca
Shot Forth Self Living American Recordings Catalog P&D 1991

Debut LP from this early 90s, shoegaze inspired Los Angeles band formed by Brad Laner, who had a short stint in the post-punk band Savage Republic.

11:33 PM
Laeto - Dead Planets
Laeto Dead Planets
Laeto III Laeto 2010

Defunct post-rock band from Scotland. RIP drummer Robbie Cooper. He was a genuinely nice, warm dude.

11:43 PM
Jesu - Brave New World
Jesu Brave New World
Ascension Caldo Verde Records 2011

Noisy project -yet calmly so- from Napalm Death and Godflesh founder Justin Broadrick.

11:47 PM
feedtime - All Down
feedtime All Down
The Aberrant Years Sub Pop Records 2012

Austrlian noisy blues rock band. Didn't call themselves punk or post-punk. Sub Pop released the band's 80s studio LPs on this in-depth box set.

11:50 PM
Fugazi - Pink Frosty
Fugazi Pink Frosty
End Hits Dischord 1998
Chat is archived.
Julio P. (host) 9:55:56 PM
It just be that way sometimes, ya know?
Bama Dan 10:03:17 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:03:57 PM
Bama Dan 10:04:38 PM
lol, back from New Mexico!
Julio P. (host) 10:06:19 PM
There's a New Mexico?
Bama Dan 10:08:50 PM
Indeed there is! I thought that there was only Bama, but I was wrong!
Julio P. (host) 10:09:02 PM
topgraphy is crazy
Bama Dan 10:10:04 PM
I've got tickets for Go4 in Nashville in March, btw...
Julio P. (host) 10:10:38 PM
They're still touring after Andy GIll's death?
Bama Dan 10:12:21 PM
Yep. David Pajo will replace Andy Gill on guitar.https://pitchfork.com/news/gang-of-four-announces-2022-north-american-tour/
Julio P. (host) 10:12:56 PM
Bama Dan 10:13:04 PM
Sara Lee to return on Bass.
Bama Dan 10:18:11 PM
I had forgotten that Joy Division had released an album after Curtis's death, but prior to New Order. 1981?
Julio P. (host) 10:18:30 PM
Yup, 1981
Julio P. (host) 10:18:56 PM
Included "Ceremony" on that LP prior to it becoming a New Order staple
Bama Dan 10:19:30 PM
I need to check that version out.
Bama Dan 10:29:15 PM
DJ El Toro played a version of White Punks On Dope by Nina Hagen about a year ago, which was amazing.
Julio P. (host) 10:30:05 PM
Great cut. Pretty sure that is on the Nina Hagen Band debut LP.
Bama Dan 10:33:40 PM
So cool to hear this late 70s West coast material again. Great stuff.
Julio P. (host) 10:34:03 PM
I dig it. Glad you do, too.
Bama Dan 10:41:02 PM
Great set and mix here: Alice Bag, The Dicks...man, I love this.
Julio P. (host) 10:45:43 PM
Can't go wrong with classic punk!
Bama Dan 10:53:25 PM
So cool! Was never aware of an Australian X...
Julio P. (host) 10:54:23 PM
X is a cool band name. Surprised there weren't more
Bama Dan 10:55:05 PM
OMG...once again, Bob Weston rears his ugly head...
Julio P. (host) 10:55:25 PM
Damn you, Fleetwood Mac!
Bama Dan 10:55:39 PM
PLEASE promise you won't play Bertie Higgins!!!!
Julio P. (host) 10:56:35 PM
No, but maybe some Climax Blues Band?
Bama Dan 10:56:39 PM
But, if you do, I'll listen dutifully. LOL
Julio P. (host) 10:57:30 PM
Didn't really connect how much Units reminds me of Devo until now
Bama Dan 10:57:40 PM
Bama Dan 11:18:46 PM
Love this Misfits cut. Looking back now, I would not have considered this "punk", but at the time, I might have.
Bama Dan 11:19:23 PM
Compared to all the crap that was being played at the time, I mean.
Julio P. (host) 11:23:42 PM
Admittedly, it took me a looooooong time to enjoy the Misfits.
Bama Dan 11:40:00 PM
Laeto could have been a prog rock band from the late 70s-early 80s...
Julio P. (host) 11:44:48 PM
I can hear that.
Bama Dan 11:51:19 PM
Saving the best for last? Interesting final set.
Julio P. (host) 11:51:58 PM
haha, just mellowing out
Bama Dan 11:52:16 PM
lol, I'm old, what can I say? :-)
Julio P. (host) 11:52:34 PM
No yacht rock tonight
Bama Dan 11:52:45 PM
I won't complain.
Julio P. (host) 11:53:00 PM
Bama Dan 11:54:20 PM
Only in Hex-Enduction-Hours-world is Fugazi "mellow".
Bama Dan 11:54:53 PM
Next you'll be telling me that The Residents play elevator music.
Julio P. (host) 11:55:31 PM
Bama Dan 11:55:56 PM
Them's fightin' words.
Julio P. (host) 11:56:33 PM
haha, if I remember, I will play a longer Residents cut next week. G'night!
Bama Dan 11:56:49 PM
Thanks, Julio.