Real People Real Radio
Tucson and Southern Arizona's Community Radio
Nov 4, 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!
I've got blisters on my fingers!
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
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.
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.
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.
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.
Metal Boys New Maiden
Tokio Airport Acute Records 2004
French post-punk band formed after the disolution of synth-punk band Metal Urbain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Nomads Psycho
Showdown! (1981-1993) Sympathy for the Record Industry 2011
Swedish garage punk active since 1981 with a cool Sonics cover.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Laeto Dead Planets
Laeto III Laeto 2010
Defunct post-rock band from Scotland. RIP drummer Robbie Cooper. He was a genuinely nice, warm dude.
Jesu Brave New World
Ascension Caldo Verde Records 2011
Noisy project -yet calmly so- from Napalm Death and Godflesh founder Justin Broadrick.
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.
Fugazi Pink Frosty
End Hits Dischord 1998