Real People Real Radio
Tucson and Southern Arizona's Community Radio
May 4, 2023 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM
With Julio Peña
A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock and more!
I've Never Seen Anything Like It Before
This amoeba's got a mind of its own
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
Crime of Passing World on Fire
Crime of Passing Feel It Records 2022
Debut LP from this Cincinnati-based post-punk band, with just enough punk influences throughout that hit me in that punk/post-punk sweet-spot! Top favorite "Hex Enduction Hours" release of 2022!
White Lung One Day
Premonition Domino Recording Co 2022
Latest and final LP from this Canadian punk band, as the members amicably decided to part ways.
City of Caterpillar Paranormaladies
Mystic Sisters Relapse Records 2022
Latest release from this Richmond band that had been on hiatus for 20 years. Classified as "screamo" at the time of its original existence. I don't know what that is.
Mclusky What We've Learned
Mclusky Do Dallas Too Pure 2002
Second studio LP from this Welsh noise rock band. Around this time last year, the band announced a one-off reunion tour in celebration of Mclusky Do Dallas's 20th anniversary, though the late 2022 North American leg of the tour was postponed due to health issues.
OFF! War Above Los Angeles
Free LSD Fat Possum 2022
Fourth studio LP from the Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks) fronted hardcore punk band. The album also serves as the soundtrack to the short art film of the same title by the band, with guest appearances on the film by DH Peligro (Dead Kennedys), David Yow (The Jesus Lizard), Don Bolles (The Germs), and more.
Fugazi Smallpox Champion
In On the Kill Taker Dischord 1993
Steve Albini was brought in by Fugazi to record an EP, which would then become the band's third LP. Neither was pleased with the final product and amicably decided to shelf those recordings, later shared via unofficial bootlegs. The band would re-record those and new cuts with producers Don Zientara and Ted Niceley.
Ex-Cult Midnight Passenger
Midnight Passenger Goner 2014
Second studio LP from this Memphis-based punk band.
Stuck Time Out N
Freak Frequency Born Yesterday Records 2023
Second single to the forth-coming May release from this Chicago-based post-punk band.
Girls Against Boys Cruise Your New Baby Fly Self
Cruise Yourself Touch and Go Records 1994
Formed in Washington, D.C., and later relocating to NYC, Girls Against Boys were classified as post-hardcore. This marks one of three albums released on Touch and Go Records (third studio LP overall). Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty was a brief member, recording on the band's 1990 debut EP Nineties vs. Eighties.
Viagra Boys Frogstrap
Street Worms YEAR0001 2018
Debut LP from this quirky Swedish punk band.
Plague Vendor Jezebel
Bloodsweat Epitaph 2016
Second studio LP from this Los Angeles punk band, seeing them steer away from their surf punk influences and more toward post-punk.
Choncy Table for Two N
Community Chest Feel It Records 2023
Fantastic debut LP from this Cincinnati-based punk band!
Black Flag Spray Paint
Damaged SST Records 1981
Black Flag release (the band's first studio LP and first album with Henry Rollins on vocals) produced by the late record producer SPʘT. He would produce Black Flag's first four studio LPs. According to SPʘT, an alternate tracks of Damaged was recorded with previous Black Flag vocalist Dez Cadena, which now exist as bootlegs.
Adolescents Frontier 1981
Perhaps the best known song from the Orange County, CA, punk act, heard hear on their self-titled debut LP.
The Chisel Tooth and Nail
Retaliation La Vida Es Un Mus Discos 2021
Latest release from this London-based punk bands drawing heavily from the Oi! street-punk sound of decades earlier.
Ramones Chain Saw
Ramones Rhino/Warner Records 1976
From the Ramones debut LP and earliest American punk records. This cut was inspired by the 1974 horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Heard those chain saws to open the song?
Private Lives Get Loose
Private Lives - EP Feel It Records 2022
5-song debut EP from this Quebec-based art-punk band, available only via cassette or digitially through Bandcamp.
Amyl and The Sniffers Choices
Comfort To Me ATO Records / Fontana North 2021
Latest release from the hottest Australian punk band going today! Topped the charts in Australia.
Dead Kennedys This Could Be Anywhere
Frankenchrist Manifesto Records 1985
Third studio LP from the DKs. The original release included an H.R. Giger poster Landscape #XX (commonly referred to as the penis poster) that saw the band face an obscenity trial, resulting in no conviction but driving Biafra's Alternative Tentacles record label to the brink of bankruptcy. Some future releases omitted the poster.
Butthole Surfers Human Cannonball
Locust Abortion Technician Latino Bugger Veil 1999
Third studio LP from the San Antonio, TX, genre-bending band. Recorded in 1986 and released in 1987, the band eschewed professional studio production for this LP, instead renting out a local home and purchasing bare-bone recording tech. As a result, the band developed new, innovative musical techniques that enhanced their creative output.
Faith No More Epic
The Real Thing London Records 1989
"Epic" was released as the second single to Faith No More's third studio LP. It would be the band's most commercially successful and well-known song. Gonna try to belt it out at karaoke some day soon.
The Damned Melody Lee
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. Originally released in 1979.
Los Angeles Fat Possum 2018
Amazing 1980 debut LP from this Los Angeles-based punk band. Ray Manzarek of The Doors produced this album, plus leant instrumental contributions throughout.
CIVIC End of the Line N
Taken By Force ATO Records 2023
Latest release from this Australian punk band heavily drawing from fellow Australians Radio Birdman.
Buzzcocks Fiction Romance
Another Music in a Different Kitchen (2018 Remastered Version) Domino Recording Co 1978
First 1978 studio LP from the fantastic Manchester punk band. Founding member Howard Devoto would leave prior to the release and recording of this album to form the post-punk band magazine. Devoto is given writing credits on the cuts "Fast Cars" and "You Tear Me Up".
Gang of Four I Found That Essence Rare
Entertainment! Matador 1979
From the English post-punk band's debut LP. Influenced the likes of the Minutemen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., LCD Soundsystem, and more.
Wire Ex Lion Tamer (2006 Remastered Version)
Pink Flag The state51 Conspiracy 2006
Debut LP from this still active English band. On Pink Flag, Wire distilled punk rock to its essential elements. Followed it up with two more masterpiece LPs: 1978's Chairs Missing and 1979's 154.
GLOW ON Roadrunner Records 2021
Melodic and accessible hardcore punk band from Baltimore, with their latest and third studio LP. Appeared on several 2021 Best Of lists.
Dinosaur Jr. Tarpit
You're Living All Over Me Merge Records 2005
Originally released in 1987 on SST Records, Dinosaur Jr. delivered a roaring album full of guitar noise and interplay. In my opinion, the high point of the band's career not really matched by any subsequent Dinosaur Jr. albums.
Jawbreaker Shield Your Eyes
Etc. Blackball 2002
Compilation gather rare cuts and B-sides from this California punk band, active from the mid-80s to mid-90s.
Nirvana Pennyroyal Tea
In Utero (20th Anniversary Edition) Geffen 2013
1993's In Utero was originally recorded by Steve Albini, resulting in an abrasive sound that did not satisfy record label DGC. DGC would hire its own producer to re-mix the album, which is the commercial release. Steve Albini's reputation suffered, with many major labels refusing to hire him in the following years.