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Hex Enduction Hours

May 5, 2022 10:00 PM â€“ 11:55 PM


With Julio Peña

A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock and more!

Happy Birthday, Adele!

Let's celebrate.

Hex Enduction Hours
10:00 PM
The Fall - Mansion
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985


10:02 PM
Drug Church - World Impact
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:

10:05 PM
Mclusky - To Hell with Good Intentions
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:

10:07 PM
Nicfit - Unleash
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.

10:10 PM
Pylon - Feast on My Heart
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!

10:13 PM
Flood Twin - Down In the Water
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!

10:18 PM
Killing Joke - Primitive
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!

10:26 PM
Public Image Ltd. - Bad Baby
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.

10:30 PM
A Place to Bury Strangers - Ringing Bells
A Place to Bury Strangers Ringing Bells
See Through You Dedstrange 2022
10:33 PM
Sonic Youth - Kissability
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.

10:36 PM
Straw Man Army - Underland
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.

10:39 PM
Subhumans - Reality Is Waiting for a Bus
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!

10:44 PM
Buzzcocks - Airwaves Dream (2001 Remastered Version)
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.

10:48 PM
GG Allin - One Man Army
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.

10:50 PM
Dicks - Rich Daddy
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!

10:53 PM
The Cramps - TV Set
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):

10:56 PM
Los Violadores - Sucio Poder
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.

11:04 PM
The Briefs - She's the Rat
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.

11:06 PM
The Damned - Plan 9 Channel 7
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.

11:11 PM
Crime of Passing - Off My Shoulder
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.

11:14 PM
Bichkraft - Yonder
Bichkraft Yonder
800 Wharf Cat Records 2018

From Kiev, Ukraine, Bichkraft's sound was clearly influenced by Sonic Youth. Hope the band is safe and well...

11:18 PM
Bloody Gears - Dark Matters
Bloody Gears Dark Matters
Landscapes of Disease Deranged Records 2012

Boston punk band active from 2009 through 2013. Under-rated release from 2012.

11:25 PM
The Fall - Shake-Off
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.

11:29 PM
Can Can Heads - Rugged Locator
Can Can Heads Rugged Locator
Monorural Recordings Gyggen Lompsa 2018

Experimental, often improvisational, noisy four-piece act from Finland.

11:35 PM
Throbbing Gristle - What a Day
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.

11:43 PM
This Heat - Horizontal Hold
This Heat Horizontal Hold
This Heat This Heat 1979

Debut LP from the experimental English post-punk band. An amazing band. Highly recommended.

11:50 PM
Sun City Girls - This is My Name
Sun City Girls This is My Name
Funeral Mariachi Abduction 2012

The end.

Chat is archived.
Julio P. (host) 9:57:53 PM
Don't get stuck in the backrooms...
Bama Dan 10:19:43 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:19:57 PM
Awwww yeah, Bama Dan!
Bama Dan 10:20:59 PM
I dreamt I was in a place where there was no community radio....and then I realized I was in Alabama!
Bama Dan 10:21:13 PM
Just kidding...
Julio P. (host) 10:21:23 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:21:27 PM
Bama Dan 10:21:55 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:26:16 PM
Well, you're here now!
Bama Dan 10:30:47 PM
It wasn't until a few weeks ago that I realized that Second Edition was officially called "Metal Box"!
Julio P. (host) 10:31:34 PM
I always forget that, so I "learn" it every time I play a cut from it.
Bama Dan 10:32:04 PM
Yeah, right? I never knew that!
Julio P. (host) 10:32:17 PM
It was released in a metal tin!
Bama Dan 10:35:42 PM
Julio, Miranda guest-hosted THS tonight and played Poison Girls. Am I dreaming and not remembering you ever playing them on HEH? I really dug those guys!
Julio P. (host) 10:36:30 PM
I saw! But didn't hear. It's been years, honestly, since I played Poison Girls. They're connected to Crass.
Bama Dan 10:36:42 PM
Yeah, I saw that!
Bama Dan 10:37:37 PM
Anyway, I thought that was unusual. But pleasant. 😊
Julio P. (host) 10:37:57 PM
Miranda always pulls out those punk cuts when least expected. She is cool that way.
Bama Dan 10:38:22 PM
Word. She really does that.
Julio P. (host) 10:39:49 PM
Speaking of English anarcho-punk...
Bama Dan 10:40:25 PM
Was just gonna say...Straw Man Army.
Julio P. (host) 10:40:40 PM
oh wait I forgot about your delay haha
Bama Dan 10:40:47 PM
Bama Dan 10:41:22 PM
Ahhh...Subhumans...there we go!
Bama Dan 10:42:22 PM
More great shows coming up!
Julio P. (host) 10:45:11 PM
No doubt! Exciting times
Bama Dan 10:46:30 PM
Always good to hear Howard Devoto...
Julio P. (host) 10:47:37 PM
For sure. I always forget his contributions, however slight, to the Buzzcocks. Always associate him with Magazine.
Bama Dan 10:47:53 PM
Bama Dan 10:50:36 PM
Oh wow, thanks. I wish that Eric would be listening tonight. But I will get him to listen to the archives!
Julio P. (host) 10:51:08 PM
haha, your brother's name is Eric? That is amazing.
Julio P. (host) 10:51:28 PM
Shares his name with the 5 year-old
Bama Dan 10:52:44 PM
Bama Dan 10:53:05 PM
I'll get with him tomorrow and show him the archive...
Julio P. (host) 10:53:36 PM
You'll make a listener out of him yet!
Bama Dan 10:53:46 PM
Haha, same with Dicks...
Julio P. (host) 10:54:16 PM
I love (the) Dicks
Bama Dan 10:57:53 PM
Where did you see The Cramps, Julio?
Julio P. (host) 10:59:57 PM
All Tomororw's Parties festival. Long Beach, CA, 2004
Julio P. (host) 11:06:10 PM
The Cramps were the best from that two day fest. Also recall: The Shins, Modest Mouse, Lou Reed (another highlight), Eagles of Death Metal, Explosions In the Sky
Bama Dan 11:06:48 PM
Wow...notable lineup!
Julio P. (host) 11:08:12 PM
Built to Spill also played. Don't recall their performance. Oh, The Flaming Lips! That was interesting.
Bama Dan 11:14:57 PM
I really don't see how anyone could recall any individual artist's performance in a festival type environment. How could you possibly recall it?
Julio P. (host) 11:15:45 PM
There were other... circumstances... that found me at that festival. So...
Julio P. (host) 11:16:17 PM
But The Cramps cut through all that. Wow.
Bama Dan 11:17:08 PM
Hell, I can't even remember Keith Moon's drum rolls from 1976, when compared to the Grateful Dead's 4 HOUR SHOW at the Oakland Coliseum...
Bama Dan 11:17:17 PM
Julio P. (host) 11:17:31 PM
4 hours of the Dead? well okay!
Bama Dan 11:17:47 PM
Bama Dan 11:18:04 PM
Even then, I was like...really?
Julio P. (host) 11:18:21 PM
at least it wasn't Altamont
Bama Dan 11:18:34 PM
True. I wasn't killed.
Julio P. (host) 11:19:11 PM
Well, I'm not badmouthing the Angels here.
Bama Dan 11:19:24 PM
Bama Dan 11:19:34 PM
Julio P. (host) 11:20:06 PM
That Stones documentary about Altamont was, as the kids say, wild
Julio P. (host) 11:20:24 PM
Gimmie Shelter, I think.
Bama Dan 11:23:08 PM
I really shouldn't laugh, but at almost 1:30 in the morning here in Bama, that's exactly what I'm doing...
Julio P. (host) 11:26:08 PM
haha, laughing at the Stones?
Bama Dan 11:27:28 PM
LOL, no, this conversation. 😁
Julio P. (host) 11:29:03 PM
ha! Tangents, it's what we do best on these chats!
Julio P. (host) 11:29:49 PM
Great, now I want to listen to "Exile On Main Street"
Bama Dan 11:31:26 PM
You could do far worse!
Bama Dan 11:31:40 PM
For my part, I want to listen to Lou Reed!
Julio P. (host) 11:32:08 PM
You seem... indifferent to the Stones? Not a fan? Or are you in the Yardbirds camp?
Bama Dan 11:33:42 PM
Hmmmmm...didn't mean it that way. Although I do dig the Stones way more now than I used to. I was always more of a Beatles fan.
Julio P. (host) 11:34:14 PM
Ahhh, okay. Yeah, same.
Bama Dan 11:35:38 PM
And I never really got into the whole Bluesbreakers/Yardbirds/Peter Green scene...at the time. But now, I have really got into those bands. Better late than never?
Julio P. (host) 11:36:00 PM
I still don't get that scene
Bama Dan 11:36:43 PM
I totally understand. I'm making up for a lot of lost ground, is the way I look at it.
Julio P. (host) 11:36:55 PM
On a related note, Led Zeppelin seems cringier as my years go by.
Bama Dan 11:37:15 PM
Yeah, I know what you mean!
Julio P. (host) 11:38:11 PM
Great band when you're a teenager, I guess. Squeeze my lemon til the juice runs down my leg? C'mon, Robert!
Bama Dan 11:38:25 PM
Bama Dan 11:50:47 PM
This Heat. Amazing! Embarrassed to say I'd never heard of them. And I lived through this!
Julio P. (host) 11:51:40 PM
haha, I don't know that they ever set foot in America. Their follow up "Deceit" is one of my favorite albums. Captures the fear of Cold War nuclear annihilation so well
Bama Dan 11:52:10 PM
I guess I was too busy playing old Genesis, ELP, Yes and King Crimson. :-D
Julio P. (host) 11:52:21 PM
Julio P. (host) 11:52:46 PM
For a second there I confused Genesis the band and the Sega Genesis video game system
Bama Dan 11:53:04 PM
Stop, you're killing me.
Julio P. (host) 11:53:35 PM
Is what Sonic the Hedgehog would probably scream at me if he could. Was never good at that game
Bama Dan 11:55:09 PM
Great show, Julio. Thanks.
Julio P. (host) 11:55:49 PM
Thanks for the company. Have a good one