Real People Real Radio
Tucson and Southern Arizona's Community Radio
May 5, 2022 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM
With Julio Peña
A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock and more!
Happy Birthday, Adele!
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
Drug Church World Impact N
Hygiene Pure Noise Records 2022
Latest and fourth studio LP from this Albany punk band, with slight nods to 90s alternative sprinkled into its sound. Check out the official music video:
Mclusky To Hell with Good Intentions
Mclusky Do Dallas Too Pure 2002
The now-defunct Welsh band's second studio LP celebrated its 20th anniversary in April. This cut marked the band's third single (out of four) from this release. Check out the official music video:
Nicfit Unleash N
Fuse Upset The Rhythm 2022
Debut LP from this Japanese art-punk band. Nicfit has been active for close to a decade but didn't release its first LP until early 2022! Early contender for a spot in my Top Ten of 2022.
Pylon Feast on My Heart
Gyrate (Remastered) New West Records 2020
Originally released in 1980, Gyrate is the debut LP from this Athens, GA, post-punk band. At one point opened for Gang of Four. Sounds like a great bill!
Flood Twin Down In the Water
Flood Twin Flood Twin 2021
Debut LP from this Atlanta-based post-punk trio, drawing from such 80s post-punk influences as Gang of Four, Public Image Ltd., Wire, and Killing Joke. My sleeper record of 2021. Highly recommended!
Killing Joke Primitive
Killing Joke Virgin Catalogue 2005
1980 debut LP from this still-active English post-punk band. Released a new EP Lord of Chaos in March, heard here last month on this show!
Public Image Ltd. Bad Baby
Second Edition Rhino/Warner Records 1979
Guitarist Keith Levene stated the song is about him and the band, as "Bad Baby" was his nickname at the time. Second Edition is also known as Metal Box, depending on which side of the Atlantic you're on.
A Place to Bury Strangers Ringing Bells
See Through You Dedstrange 2022
Latest LP from the "loudest band in New York"! Will be playing at 191 Toole on May 16th as part of their "Let's See Each Other" tour.
Sonic Youth Kissability
Daydream Nation (Remastered) Squeaky Squawk 1988
Acclaimed double LP from the NYC experimental band, seeing the band veer away rfom its No Wave sound toward a more mainstream - yet still with an edge - and accessible sound.
Straw Man Army Underland N
Sos La Vida Es Un Mus Discos 2022
Latest release from this New York band that finely straddles the line between punk and post-punk.
Subhumans Reality Is Waiting for a Bus
From the Cradle to the Grave Bluurg Records 1984
Second studio LP from this still-active English anarcho-punk band formed in 1980. Will be playing at Club COngress on July 18th!
Buzzcocks Airwaves Dream (2001 Remastered Version)
A Different Kind of Tension (Special Edition) Domino Recording Co 2008
"Airwaves Dream" was originally released in 1980 as a B-side to "Strange Thing" but never released on an album proper, always included as an extra track on different re-releases.
GG Allin One Man Army
Always Was, Is and Always Shall Be Halycon Entertainment 1995
Dedicated to Bama Dan's brother, where ever you happen to be. GG Allin is what happens when you take punk rock to its degenerate extreme. Made Jello Biafra and his mayo seem like a baby spilling food in comparison. One of a hanfdul of GG Allin cuts safe for radio.
Dicks Rich Daddy
1980-1986 Alternative Tentacles 1997
Fronted by the openly gay Gary Floyd, Austin's The Dicks played a bombastic punk rock whose satirical lyrics often found them in confrontation with local religious and political leaders. The police force didn't like 'em either. But the 80s punk rockers loved them!
The Cramps TV Set
Bad Music For Bad People I.R.S. Records 1984
I had the pleasure of seeing The Cramps several years before the passing of frontman Lux Interior. It was part of a large outdoor festival, but the band had such energy and presence that made it feel like they were playing in a seedy bar somewhere. (Or a mental hospital, as seen here):
Los Violadores Sucio Poder
Los Violadores Umbral Discos y Cintas 1983
Debut LP from this Argentinian punk band. Noted by punk rock historians as being one of the main 80s Latin punk bands that returned punk rock to South America.
The Briefs She's the Rat
Platinum Rats Poor and Weird Inc (PWI) 2019
Seattle-based punk rock band formed in 2000. Despite this, you wouldn't be wrong to place this as having been released in the late 70s.
The Damned Plan 9 Channel 7
Machine Gun Etiquette Ace Records 2008
Third studio LP from one of the first true English punk bands. First Damned album without Brian James, who was "replaced" with Algy Ward.
Crime of Passing Off My Shoulder N
Crime of Passing Feel It Records 2022
Debut LP from this noisy punk band out of Cincinnati! Released late April.
800 Wharf Cat Records 2018
From Kiev, Ukraine, Bichkraft's sound was clearly influenced by Sonic Youth. Hope the band is safe and well...
Bloody Gears Dark Matters
Landscapes of Disease Deranged Records 2012
Boston punk band active from 2009 through 2013. Under-rated release from 2012.
The Fall Shake-Off
The Marshall Suite Cavalcade Records Ltd 1999
20th studio LP from Mark E. Smith and company. This release includes a cover of "Perfect Day" originally recorded by the Australian punk band The Saints.
Can Can Heads Rugged Locator
Monorural Recordings Gyggen Lompsa 2018
Experimental, often improvisational, noisy four-piece act from Finland.
Throbbing Gristle What a Day
20 Jazz Funk Greats Mute 2017
Don't let the title of this 1979 release fool you. There is no jazz funk here; this isn't On the Corner by Miles Davis (maybe a slight influence, sure). English act Throbbing Gristle were pioneers in the industrial genre. Could get spooky at times. Dedicated to Norma, where ever you happen to be tonight.
This Heat Horizontal Hold
This Heat This Heat 1979
Debut LP from the experimental English post-punk band. An amazing band. Highly recommended.
Sun City Girls This is My Name
Funeral Mariachi Abduction 2012