Real People Real Radio
Tucson and Southern Arizona's Community Radio
Aug 3, 2023 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM
With Julio Peña
A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock and more!
And If You Complain Once More
You'll meet an army of me
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead
Bauhaus - 1979-1983 Volume One Beggars Banquet 1986
"Bela Lugosi's Dead" was the first song recorded by Bauhaus in 1979, completed in one take and released as a single. Music historians cite this song as kick-starting the Goth post-punk sound, though the band stated this was their attempt at recording a dub-influenced track, having nothing to do with the Gothic. This live version dates to a 1982 performance. A shortened version was used to open Tony Scott's 1983 film The Hunger, starring David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve as a pair of vampire lovers.
Christian Death Cavity - First Communion
Only Theatre of Pain Frontier Records 1982
After departing the Adolescents, guitarist Rikk Agnew formed Christian Death with vocalist Rozz Williams. "Cavity - First Communion" opens the band's debut LP, cited as a landmark, influential album that spearheaded the American Gothic/death-rock scene and sound.
Pop. 1280 Beg Like a Human
The Horror Sacred Bones Records 2012
Cut from the Brooklyn synth-punk's debut LP. The band's name is taken directly from the title of a crime novel by pulp-fiction writer Jim Thompson.
Puerto Rico Flowers I Feel Good
7 Fan Death Records 2011
Short-lived "caveman synth-pop" (as described by guitarist/singer John Sharkey) inspired by 80s Gothic post-punk. PRF was formed by Sharkey at the tail-end of Clockcleaner's existence (his 200s noise-punk band). Most of the songs have an emotional sadness to them, which he notes came about about from being in a long-distance relationship with his wife for several months.
HEALTH Excess ft. Pertubator
Disco4::Part II Loma Vista Recordings 2022
Latest studio release from the Los Angeles-based experimental electronic-influenced noise band. On this album, the band collaborated with numerous artists, including Poppy, Nine Inch Nails, Lamb of God, The Body, and - on this track - French synth-wave artist Pertubator.
Nine Inch Nails Dead Souls
The Downward Spiral (Deluxe Edition) Interscope 2004
Nine Inch Nail's originally covered/recorded this Joy Division cut for the soundtrack the 1994 film The Crow, starring the late Brandon Lee in his final film. NIN later included the cover on their deluxe release of The Downward Spiral (originally released in 1994, too).
Godflesh Army of Non N
Purge Avalanche Recordings 2023
New album in six years from Godflesh, formed by Napalm Death founding member and original vocalist Justin Broadrick. According to the band, Purge "revisits and updates the concepts explored on [1992's] Pure."
Björk Army of Me
POST Alda Music 1995
Lead single to Björk's second studio LP. The song's lyrics are written to her brother, a call to regain control of his life. The official music video was directed by French filmmaker Michel Gondry, who would collaborate with Björk and later win a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Mandy, Indiana Pinking Shears N
I've Seen a Way Fire Talk 2023
Debut LP from this Manchester-based punk band, with many lyrics sung in French, as vocalist Valentine Caulfield is... French. The band recorded an official video for this cut:
Nitzer Ebb Join in the Chant
That Total Age Geffen 1987
"Join In the Chant" was a US Billboard dance hit for this English electronic group, included on this, their debut LP.
Killing Joke Wardance
Killing Joke Virgin Catalogue 2005
"Wardance" was first released as a 7-inch single, later re-recorded for inclusion on the English post-punk band's full-length 1980 debut LP.
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry Spinning Round
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry: The Singles (1982-87) Cherry Red Records 1994
"Spinning Round" was released as a non-album single in 1985, later included on this compilation. The English post-punk band, formed in 1981, disavowed the Gothic associations pressed on them from music journalists, stating they were influenced by fellow English group Wire and - to a larger extent - Detroit's MC5.
Lathe of Heaven Ekpyrosis N
Bound By Naked Skies Sacred Bones Records 2023
Lead single to the forthcoming September release from this Brooklyn-based post-punk band. Official video below:
Ritual Howls My Trash Mind N
Virtue Falters felte 2023
Latest release from this Detroit band, self-described as "death jangle". Sisters of Mercy fans will love this one!
Interpol Matador 2010
"Lights" is the third single from the Manhattan-based band's fourth studio LP (official video below). At the time, singer/guitarist Paul Banks called it one of the best songs the band had recorded. The album is notable for being the final with bassist Carlos Dengler. The remaining members would carry on as a trio for their 2014 follow-up El Pintor.
Corbeau Hangs Necroamor N
Necroamor - Single Corbeau Hangs 2023
Dark synthwave from Phoenix. Corbeau Hangs will be one of several acts performing at Club Congress on Saturday, September 9th, as part of the "Night of Industrial & Darkwave".
Siouxsie & The Banshees Arabian Knights
Ju Ju (Remastered) UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2006
Second and final single from the English post-punk band's fourth studio LP, originally released in 1981.
Wire Once Is Enough (2006 Remastered Version)
154 (2006 Remastered Version) pinkflag 2006
154, Wire's third 1979 studio LP, built on the darker musical territory hinted at on the band's prior album Chairs Missing. Supposedly, the title for this album references the 154 live performances by the band leading up to the recording of this album.
Joy Division Atrocity Exhibition
Closer (Collector's Edition) London Records 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. "Atrocity Exhibition" opens the band's final studio LP, a fitting invitation to the listener to prepare for what they are about to hear. The cut was inspired by the writings of English novelist J. G. Ballard.
Author & Punisher Misery
Krüller Relapse Records 2022
Author & Punisher is the stage name for artist Tristan Shone, blending heavy industrial and metal sounds to create a punishing barrage of noise.
Swans Why Hide
Cop / Young God Young God Records 2015
Released in 1984, Cop marked the second studio LP from this No Wave influenced, aurally punishing NYC band. Founder Michael Gira would explore softer, almost ambient soundscapes decades later, marking a complete departure from the band's initial sound.