Real People Real Radio
Tucson and Southern Arizona's Community Radio
Mar 17, 2022 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM
With Julio Peña
A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock and more!
Are You Wearing Green?
Pinch, pinch. Pinch, pinch.
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
Dead Kennedys Hop With the Jet Set
Bedtime for Democracy Manifesto Records 1986
Fourth and final studio LP from one of my favorite (and yours, too!) 80s punk bands! Not enough is said about the connections between punk and art. DK wouldn't be DK without the band's collaboration with artist Winston Smith. Check out this short video by MOCA focusing on "The Art of Punk" highlighting the connection between the band and Smith:
Iron Maiden Flash of the Blade
Powerslave Parlophone UK 2015
Originally released in 1984. No surprise the lyrics focus on swordfighting, as frontman Bruce Dickinson is a fencer. This cut was later included on the soundtrack to the Dario Argento horror film Phenomena Also on said soundtrack: Sex Gang Children.
AK-47 Kiss My Machine
The Badge Means You Suck 7" Pineapple Records 1980
AK-47 were mostly active in the early 80s out of Houston. Politically charged lyrics, often attacking the local police force, led to several confrontations at local shows with the cops. "Kiss My Machine" is the B-side to the 1980 single "The Badge Means You Suck". The single is difficult to find and long out-of-print, though the band has made it available for download through its Bandcamp page.
Black Flag White Hot
In My Head SST Records 1985
Sixth and final studio LP from the Southern California hardcore punk act, delving even further into Greg Ginn's musical playground (apparently this was meant to be a Ginn solo album?). Like Dead Kennedys and Winston Smith, one can't talk about Black Flag without noting the collaborations with artist Raymond Pettibone. Here's MOCA, again:
Cro-Mags Seekers of the Truth
The Age of Quarrel Cro Mag Recordings 2019
1986 debut LP from this NYC-based hardcore punk band. Because of the slight metal injections throughout, the band was sometimes cited as a crossover thrash band.
Every Time I Die We Go Together N
Radical Epitaph 2021
Latest (and now final) album from this Buffalo, NY, crossover band. Sudden legal and personal issues splintered the band, hot on the heels of being recognized as having released a stand-out album in 2021.
Melvins Night Goat (Acoustic) N
Five Legged Dog Ipecac Recordings / Liberator Music 2021
One of two albums released by Melvins last year, the other being Working With God. Here, Melvins find themselves revisiting their classics (plus favorites from other artists) and giving it all an acoustic twist, still with plenty of Melvins bite!
Cloakroom Dissembler N
Dissolution Wave Relapse Records 2022
Closing cut to the newest LP from the Northwest Indiana shoegaze inspired trio. A concept album of sorts (when incorporating the insert/cover/back) focused on a future Earth wiped out from a tragic physics accident.
King Crimson One More Red Nightmare
Red (Expanded Edition) Discipline Global Mobile 2014
Penned mostly by bassist John Wetton (and he's on vocals, too), the cut is a surreal lyrical nightmare of a bloody plane crash. King Crimson would break up shortly before the commercial release of this album, which didn't sell but saw critical acclaim.
Voivod Planet Eaters N
Synchro Anarchy Century Media 2022
Latest from the Canadian genre-bending band. Heavy sci-fi elements throughout. I maintain Voivod should have received all the fame, acclaim, and money that Canadian counterparts Rush reaped.
Tago Mago Mute 2013
Originally released in 1971. First CAN album to feature Damo Suzuki on vocals. Depending on your interpretation, this song is either about an atomic detonation or psylocibin.
A Place to Bury Strangers I Disappear (When You're Near) N
See Through You Dedstrange 2022
Latest LP from this noisy NYC band! Will be playing at 191 Toole on May 16th as part of their "Let's See Each Other" tour.
AMENRA Het Gloren N
De Doorn Relapse Records 2021
Belgian doom metal! Enjoy.
On the Wane Alcohol
Schism On the Wane 2017
Sonic Youth inspired tunage from this Ukrainian band. Hope they're all safe out there and can get back to making music in the future.
Facs Xout N
Present Tense Trouble In Mind Records 2021
Latest release from this Chicago noise-rock band. Recorded at Stevel Albini's Electrical Audio studio (but not by Albini himself).
Mogwai Drive the Nail
As the Love Continues Rock Action Records 2020
Latest release from the Scottish post-rock instrumentalists. Critics noted Mogwai mostly dispensed with long-drawn out pieces in favor of quicker bursts of releases. I dunno, that is what I read!
Ride Dreams Burn Down
Nowhere (Expanded) Rhino/Warner Records 2001
Amazing early 90s shoegaze. What more do you want? What more do you need?
Silver Year Feeble Minds 2011
In-your-face three piece act from Syracuse, NY, with a noisy-edge to their post-punk sound.
Complexion Self Sabotage Records 2019
Canadian noise-rock and one of my faves from 2019!