Real People Real Radio
Tucson and Southern Arizona's Community Radio
Aug 17, 2023 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM
With Julio Peña
A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock and more!
My, My, My Heart Is Calling
Won't you stay with me
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
Home Front End Transmission N
Games of Power La Vida Es Un Mus Discos 2023
Full-length studio LP from this Canadian duo blending punk, post-punk, and synth-pop into its sound.
Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart
Substance 1977-1980 Rhino 2010
Released in 1980 as a non-album single, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" was the first chart hit for the Manchester post-punk band. The lyrics reference frontman Ian Curtis's marital problems and struggles with epilepsy. A music video was made in support of the single, the performance taken from a studio rehearsal.
The Clash Spanish Bombs
London Calling Sony Music UK 2013
1979 double LP (though sold for the price of a single LP) from the only band that matters. Penned by vocalist/guitarist Joe Strummer, the lyrics draw parallels between the Spanish Civil War and aftermath to then recent Basque separatist bombings in eastern Spain.
Disco Zombies Heartbeats Love
Drums Over London Acute 2011
Compilation collecting the 1977-1981 recordings of this overlooked English art-punk band.
Sweeping Promises Throw of the Dice N
Good Living Is Coming for You Feel It Records 2023
Hailing from Kansas, Sweeping Promises comprises of duo Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug. Sweeping Promises will be playing at Club Congress on Saturday, September 23rd!
Blondie Hanging on the Telephone
Parallel Lines Chrysalis\EMI Records (USA) 1978
Second single from Blondie's third studio LP, this a cover of a song originally recorded by the short-lived California band The Nerves. Story goes Blondie discovered the song via a cassette comp provided to he band by The Gun Club's Jeffrey Lee Pierce.
The Futureheads Carnival Kids
The Futureheads Rhino Atlantic 2004
Hot on the heels of the early 2000s post-punk revival that seemingly exploded in NYC, English bands were doing the same. The Futureheads were one of the notable bands from the English resurgence. This debut LP saw the band receive critical acclaim, some of that brought forth by their cover (and third LP single) of Kate Bush's "Hounds of Love".
The Jam I've Changed My Address
In the City (Remastered) Polydor Records 1977
Debut LP from Paul Weller and company. Unlike the majority of their late 70s UK punk contemporaries, The Jam eschewed the visual snottiness of their peers, leaning heavily into their 60s Mod influences.
New York Dolls Jet Boy
New York Dolls Mercury Records 1973
Debut album from the NYC-based glam rock band, cited as an influence on the punk scene that would arise from the city three years later. Though the album was not a commercial success, its influence continues to the present. Venues were hesitant to have the Dolls perform due to their onstage cross-dressing, with promotors thinking band members were homosexual (homosexuality being illegal in NY until 1980).
The Dictators Stay With Me
Bloodbrothers Valley Entertainment 2018
Released in 1978, Bloodbrothers marked the third and final studio LP with vocalist Handsome Dick Manitoba. Based out of NYC, select members of the band would go on to join Twisted Sister, Manowar, and WIld Kingdom.
Buzzcocks What Do I Get?
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.
Is This Real? Zenorecords 1980
Debut 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.
The Sonics Cinderella
The Sonics Boom Etiquette Records 2013
Formed in 1960 out of Tacoma, WA, the Sonics delivered blistering garage rock that influenced many bands and musicians throughout the following decades. Boom, the band's second studio LP from 1966, opens with the original, classic cut "Cinderella".
The Cramps People Ain't No Good
A Date With Elvis Vengeance Records 2014
Third studio LP from The Cramps, released in 1986. The album's title is directly taken from a 1959 Elvis Presley compilation:
Social Distortion Let It Be Me
Social Distortion Epic 1990
Third studio LP and first with Epic Records from the Southern California band. Catapulted the Social Distortion to commercial success with three radio hits ("Ball and Chain", "Story of My Life", and a cover of "Ring of Fire"). If you lived in Southern California at any point in the 90s, you heard them constantly on KROQ.
CIVIC Time Girl N
Taken By Force Cooking Vinyl Australia 2023
Latest release from this Australian punk band heavily drawing from fellow Australians Radio Birdman.
Plague Vendor Black Sap Scriptures
Free to Eat Epitaph 2014
Debut LP from this Los Angeles punk band, leaning into their surf-rock influences throughout. The band would incorporate post-punk sounds in subsequent releases. A promotional video for "Black Sap Scriptures" was released in support of the LP.
Queens of the Stone Age Little Sister
Lullabies to Paralyze Interscope 2005
First single from QOTSA's fourth studio LP. This cut shares the name with, and was partially inspired by, a 1961 Elvis Presley song. "Little Sister" was also famously recorded in a single take.
Amyl and The Sniffers Maggot
Comfort To Me ATO Records / Fontana North 2021
Latest release from the hottest Australian punk band going today! Topped the charts in Australia.
Gang of Four Damaged Goods
Entertainment! Matador 1979
Originally recorded in 1978 and released as a single on independent label Cargo, "Damaged Goods" the band received critical acclaim leading to signing with major record label EMI. The band re-recorded the single for inclusion on their 1979 full-length debut LP Entertainment!, influencing a wide array of contemporary and future musical acts.
Iggy Pop Some Weird Sin
Lust for Life Virgin Records 1977
Second studio LP from Iggy Pop, with David Bowie taking the majority of song-writing credits (including this cut). Despite this Bowie stepped back to allow Iggy Pop to make the albums his own live and through promotion.
Los Angeles Fat Possum 2018
1980 debut LP from the Los Angeles-based X. Album produced by Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, heard on this cut behind the organ.
Devo That's Good
Oh, No! It's Devo Warner Records 1982
Fifth studio LP from the legendary DEVO. Per Mark Mothersbaugh, the album's title stems from "[...] people out there who, when they hear we're around again or have one more album coming out, that is their reaction." "That's Good" was the second and final single released from this LP, with a music video released in support, which was banned by MTV due to risque imagery.
Ultravox Young Savage (Single Version) [Bonus Track]
Ha! Ha! Ha! (Remastered) [Bonus Track Version] UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2006
Second single from Ultravox. But don't call it punk rock. The band didn't, referring to it as psychedelia. Included as a bonus track on the 2006 reissue of the band's second studio LP, originally released in 1977.
Comix Touche pas mon sexe
Comix Parlophone (France) 1981
Only release from this French synth duo.
FREAK GENES New Crime
Hologram Feel It Records 2022
Latest release from this UK punk band. with a heavy DEVO influence throughout.
Brainiac V1nc3nt Com3 On Down
Hissing Prigs In Static Couture Touch and Go Records 1996
Hailing from Dayton, OH, Brainiac delivered noisy slabs of synth-punk from 1992 to 1997. This is the band's third and final LP, as vocalist Tim Taylor would tragically pass the following year in a car crash.
Le Tigre This Island
This Island Motown 2004
Third studio LP from Kathleen Hanna and company. Hanna will be releasing her memoir Rebel Girl in May 2024.
Units i Night
History of the Units: The Early Years 1977-1983 Community Library 2009
Synth-punk from San Francisco. Eschewed guitars, almost to the point of detestation.