Real People Real Radio
Tucson and Southern Arizona's Community Radio
Jun 1, 2023 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM
With Julio Peña
A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock and more!
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The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
Stuck Lose Your Cool N
Freak Frequency Born Yesterday Records 2023
Newest release from this Chicago-based quirky post-punk band. Will be touring the Midwest and Eastern US starting in June.
Landowner Witch Museum N
Escape the Compound Born Yesterday Records 2023
Lead single from this forthcoming July release by the Massachusetts post-punk band. Heavy Feelies/The Fall vibes on this one!
The Feelies Crazy Rhythms
Crazy Rhythms Domino Recording Co 2009
Though not a commercial success, this 1980 debut from The Feelies was influential on subsequent 80s bands. Vocalist/guitarist Glenn Mercer stated the band's sound was a reaction against punk.
The Fall Rebellious Jukebox
Live At the Witch Trials Cherry Red Records 2016
1979 debut LP from Mark E. Smith and company. Notable for having been recorded in a day (talk about efficiency!). Smith initially envisioned The Fall releasing anywhere from 4-8 albums. That turned into a 30+ album stretch!
Gang 90 Jack Kerouac
Essa Tal De Gang 90 & Absurdettes RCA 1983
Debut LP from this 80s Brazilian post-punk band. Brazil had a vibrant post-punk scene in the '80s, primarily centered in Sao Paulo. Many of these bands were documented in two amazing compilations: The Sexual Life of The Savages from Soul Jazz Records and Nao Wave from Main Recordings.
Isotope Soap Invisible Machines
In Need of Systematic Entropy Push My Buttons 2022
Isotope Soap hail from Sweden, delivering a quirky blast of synth-infused punk rock influenced by DEVO. A Top Ten of 2022 Hex Enduction Hours release!
Devo Going Under
New Traditionalists Warner Records 1981
This LP was meant as a musical and lyrical rebuke to the success (and clueless new fans) brought on by the hit single "Whip It". "Opening cut "Through Being Cool" is Devo laying all that aside.
Weird Al Yankovic Dare to Be Stupid
Dare to Be Stupid Volcano 1985
Third studio LP from the longstanding comedy musician. "Dare to Be Stupid" is the sixth and final single from this album, a style parody of DEVO. Of this song, DEVO's Marks Mothersbaugh said the following: "I was in shock. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever heard. He sort of re-sculpted that song into something else and... I hate him for it, basically" further elaborating that Weird Al wrote a perfect - if not the most perfect - DEVO song.
Essential Logic Wake Up
Fanfare In the Garden Hiss And Shake Records 2003
After leaving the English punk band X-Ray Spex, saxophonist Lora Logic formed this post-punk band, taking lead charge on vocals. "Wake Up" is the second single from Essential Logic, released in 1979.
Shopping All or Nothing
All or Nothing FatCat Records 2019
Fourth studio LP from this bouncy post-punk influenced band originally formed in London. Heavy Au Pairs and Gang of Four vibes throughout.
The Drin Stonewallin' N
Today My Friend You Drunk the Venom Feel It Records 2023
Latest release from this Cincinnatti-based post-punk band, drawing heavy stylistic influences from the likes Public Image Ltd. and CAN.
Chrome Future Ghosts
3rd from the Sun Beggars Banquet 2010
From he experimental San Francisco band's sixth studio LP originally released in 1982. Formed by Damon Edge in 1976, Helios Creed would join a year later. Together, the duo released several LPs, EPs, and singles that came to define the classic Chrome sound. Following Edge's passing in 1995, Creed carried on the Chrome name and has continued to release albums since 1997.
Joy Division Heart and Soul
Closer (Remastered) WM UK 2007
Second and final 1980 studio LP from the iconic English post-punk band. The album was released two months after the suicide of frontman Ian Curtis, with the band slated to tour the US for the first time. You can read more about the billed American shows HERE
Flood Twin Control
Flood Twin Flood Twin 2021
Debut album from this Atlanta-based trio, influenced by the best elements of 80s post-punk (such as Killing Joke, Gang of Four, Wire) and presenting it through a modern lens.
The Jesus Lizard Nub
Goat (Remaster / Reissue) Touch and Go Records 2009
Influential 1991 release from this Chicago-based noise-rock band. The lyrics tell the story of a boy who stuck his hand out a school bus window and lost his arm. So don't stick your hands out of moving vehicles!
Cop Shoot Cop Lo.Com.Denom.
Consumer Revolt Big Cat (UK) Records 1990
NYC-based experimental noise-rock band active from 1987-1996. This is the opening cut from the band's debut LP.
Closet Goth Read More L N
All Wrestlers Die Closet Goth 2023
Latest release from this genre-bending Tucson band. Embarking on a US tour.
Killing Joke The Wait
Killing Joke Virgin Catalogue 2005
1980 debut LP from the still-active influential English post-punk band. How influential? Metallica covered "The Wait" on The $5.98 E.P. – Garage Days Re-Revisited from 1987.
Adrenochrome White Night N
In Memoriam Symphony of Destruction 2023
Debut LP from this Oakland based band that straddles the line between punk and post-punk. Fans of Siouxsie & the Banshees will love this!
Bush Tetras Point That Gun
Very Very Happy ROIR 2007
Post-punk No Wave influenced band from NYC. The band had a minor Billboard dance hit with 1981's "Too Many Creeps". Slated to drop a new album - They Live in My Head - late July.
The Pop Group Shadow Child
Citizen Zombie Victor 2015
Following a 35 year recording hiatus, The Pop Group went back into the studio and released this album of brand new material in 2015. Just as funky as their previous efforts.
Ibibio Sound Machine Protection From Evil
Electricity Merge Records 2022
Fourth studio LP from this London-based Afro-funk band with elements of post-punk and electronica thrown in for good measure.
Mandy, Indiana Peach Fuzz N
I've Seen a Way fire talk 2023
Debut LP from this Manchester-based post-punk band, with many lyrics sung in French, as vocalist Valentine Caulfield is... French.
Moon E.P. M.O.O.N. Holdings 2011
Four song EP from this Portuguese electronic artist. This cut was included on the soundtrack to the shooter video game Hotline Miami.
Busy P Rainbow Man
Rainbow Man - EP Ed Banger Records/Because Music 2007
Busy P is the stage name of French electronic artist Pedro Winter. Better known as the manager of Daft Punk from 1996 through 2008.
Pop. 1280 Boom Operator
Way Station Weyrd Son Records 2019
Fourth studio LP from this Brooklyn based cyber/synth-punk band, whose band name comes from the title of a novel by pulp fiction writer Jim Thompson.
Nine Inch Nails Heresy
The Downward Spiral Nothing 2015
Released in 1994, NiN's second studio LP left an impression on the 90s musically and culturally.