Real People Real Radio
Tucson and Southern Arizona's Community Radio
Jul 27, 2023 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM
With Julio Peña
A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock and more!
It's Like Screaming At a Wall
Someday it's gonna fall
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
The Clash Clampdown
London Calling Sony Music UK 1979
1979 double LP (though sold for the price of a single LP) from the only band that matters. "Clampdown" was released as a single exclusively in Australia in 1980. This song was recently used in a video celebrating legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk's 50th birthday:
The Ruts Something That I Said
The Crack Virgin Records 1979
Debut LP from this reggae-inspired English punk band. A year later, frontman Malcolm Owen would succumb to a heroin overdose. The remaining band members would carry on as Ruts D.C. Ruts reformed in 2007 for a benefit with Henry Rollins behind the mic, Rollins being a big fan of the band and having said this LP is one of his all-time favorite records.
Generation X One Hundred Punks
Generation X (Deluxe Edition) Chrysalis Records 2019
1978 debut LP from this English punk band fronted by Billy Idol. Produced by Martin Rushent, best known for his production of several records from The Stranglers and Buzzcocks.
Buzzcocks Love You More
Singles Going Steady (Deluxe Version) Domino Recording Co 2001
1979 compilation collecting several singles from the Manchester punk band. One of the best compilations ever released across any genre. "Love You More" was originally released as a non-album single in 1978.
Sex Pistols Problems
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols Rhino/Warner Records 1977
Say what you want about Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious, but there is no denying the musical and cultural impact of this album and the 1976 performance leading up to it. The formation of Buzzcocks, Joy Division, The Fall, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Fall, and other notable bands can be traced back to a June 4th, 1976 concert at Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall.
Restraining Order Another Better Day N
Locked In Time Triple-B Records 2023
Active since 2017, hardcore-punk band Restraining Order hail from Massachusetts and dropped a new album last week, with nods to the best of 80s/80s East Coast hardcore.
7 Seconds Strength
Walk Together Rock Together BYO 1986
Self-described as hardcore new-wave, 7 Seconds formed in Reno, NV, in 1980. Influenced by late 70s California punk band The Dills in both name and sound. This LP was produced by Ian MacKaye, at the time best known as the vocalist for hardcore punk band Minor Threat.
Minor Threat Screaming At A Wall
Complete Discography Dischord Records 1989
THE '80s Washington, D.C., hardcore punk band. Following Minor Threat's disbandment, Ian MacKaye would be part of several musical projects before re-establishing himself with Fugazi from the 1987 through 2003.
Dead Kennedys Your Emotions
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables Cherry Red Records 1980
Debut LP from this influential East Bay punk band, and only with original drummer Ted, who would be replaced by D.H. Peligro. Peligro would drum for the DKs up until his passing in 2022. The cover for this LP is a photograph of a line of police cars on fire during the White Night riots, in which members of San Francisco's gay community and leftist activists protested the lenient sentence given to Harvey Milk's assassin Dan White.
The Spits Cha Cha Love
S/t thriftstore records 2003
Influenced by garage rock and campy B-movie horror films, The Spits have been delivering their zany brand of punk rock since 1993 though only started to officially release recordings beginning in 2000.
Teengenerate Dressed in Black
Get Action! Crypt Records 1994
90s Japanese garage punk with non-sensical English lyrics and a barrage of feedback and noise.
CIVIC Born In the Heat N
Taken By Force Cooking Vinyl Australia 2023
Latest release from this Australian punk band heavily drawing from fellow late 70s Australian punk band Radio Birdman.
The Mission Creeps Igor's Mind L
Midnight Blood Refractory Records 2016
Tucson band describing its sound as "dark psychedelia" and drawing from The Cramps, Screamin Jay Hawkins, and The Sonics.
Wipers Pushing the Extreme
Youth of America Zenorecords 1981
Second studio LP from Greg Sage and company. Despite the band's sound, Greg Sage did not consider Wipers to be a punk rock band. From a 2020 Rolling Stone interview: “We were not considered punk because we didn’t try to be. I always liked wearing worn-out flannel; it was my Oregon fashion statement, I guess. I was a rebellious kid my whole life and would always do the exact opposite of what people said I must do to fit in.” This Pacific Northwest band was a major influence on Kurt Cobain.
Drug Church Plucked
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.
White Lung Winter
Premonition Domino Recording Co 2022
Latest and final LP from this Canadian punk band, as the members amicably decided to part ways.
Sonic Youth Sugar Kane
Dirty Geffen 2015
Third single from Sonic Youth's 1992 studio LP (their seventh). The official music video features a real grunge fashion collection from Marc Jacobs. The video also marks the debut of actress Chloë Sevigny, having started her career as a fashion model.
Hammered Hulls Needlepoint Tiger
Careening Dischord Records 2022
Latest and second release from this Washington, D.C., band consisting of punk & rock veterans: Mary Timony (Wild Flag; Ex Hex), Chris Wilson (Titus Andronicus; Ted Leo/Pharmacists), Mark Cisneros (Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds; The Make Up), and Alex MacKaye (Faith; Ignition).
Rites Of Spring Other Way Around
Rites of Spring Dischord 1985
Prior to the work with Fugazi, vocalist Guy Picciotto and drummer Brendan Canty were one-half of this '80s Washington, D.C., punk band. This is the only LP released from the band, produced by future Fugazi bandmate Ian MacKaye.
Minutemen One Chapter In the Book
What Makes a Man Start Fires? SST Records 1982
The Minutemen's second studio LP celebrated its 40th anniversary in January. All music on this LP written by bassist Mike Watt.
The Birthday Party Cry
Prayers on Fire 4AD 1981
Debut LP from the infliuential Australian post-punk band fronted by Nick Cave.
Scratch Acid Monsters
The Greatest Gift Touch and Go Records 1990
Before The Jesus Lizard, David Yow was fronting this Texas-based noise-punk with David Wm. Sims on guitar and Rey Washam on drums. Clearly influenced by The Birthday Party.
Flipper Way of the World
Album - Generic Flipper American Recordings Catalog P&D 1982
Debut LP from this San Francisco noise-punk band, whose sludgy sound influenced Melvins, Nirvana, and even R.E.M.
Tunic My Body, My Blood N
Wrong Dream Artoffact Records 2023
Third studio LP from this Canadian noise-rock band that harkens back to the best of the late '90s and early 2000s noise-rock.
Closet Goth All Wrestlers Die L N
All Wrestlers Die Closet Goth 2023
New music from this Tucson band, incorporating elements of punk, post-punk, noise-rock, and more into its sound. Will easily crack my Top Ten of 2023 list!
Dinosaur Jr. Little Fury Things
You're Living All Over Me Merge Records 2005
This band could be your life.
Poison Ruïn Slowly Through the Dark N
Härvest Relapse Records 2023
Closing instrumental cut from the newest release by this Philadelphian punk band with a heavy Wipers influence.
Clockcleaner Out of the City
Babylon Rules Load Records 2007
Second full-length LP from this unapologetically abrasive defunct Pennsylvanian noise-rock band. For its final 2008 show, Clockcleaner "opened" for billed opening act Negative Approach by playing a 15-minute sludge cover of NA's "Ready to Fight". This led to a violent outburst before and after the main show throughout the crowd. Despite this (or because of it) NA drummer Chris Moore compared it to a Flipper show!
Massive Attack What Your Soul Sings
100th Window Virgin Records 2003
RIP Sinéad O’Connor, who passed away yesterday at the age of 56. Best known for her cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”, O'Connor established herself as a singer/songwriter with her 1987 debut LP The Lion and The Cobra. The Irish-born artist faced a career-derailing controversy when she tore a photograph of Pope John Paul II during a 1992 live appearance on Saturday Night Live, with the act meant to be a protest of the Catholic Church's cover-up pertaining to child sexual abuse. O'Connor collaborated with a diverse range of artists throughout the years, heard here with English trip-hop group Massive Attack, one of three cuts for which she sings from the group's fourth studio LP.