Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Tuff scabs & weirdness...Show #136

I'm just going to mention a few thing's this week. First off I played a band called Tuff Darts. They were one of the lesser known bands from the CBGB punk music scene, in the late 70s. The band released their self titled debut in 1978 on Sire records (Ramones and a few other punk bands were also on that label). It was a mix of retro rock and pop. The band would not last long. After getting a new drummer, a new singer was brought in and a new group would be formed Tommy Frenzy. The band was Robert Gordon (vocals), John DeSalvo (Bass), Jeffrey Salen (guitar), Bob Butant (guitar), and James Morrison (Drums). Tuff Darts! was reissued in 2002 in CD form.

The Scabs were Exeter's first punk band to release a record, they formed around 1977. There is not much information on the band because they were short lived. They released a self-titled EP in 1979, which contained four tracks. The band was inspired by the UK punk ethic of do it your self. I played "Armory Building" from their EP.

The Stooges new album came out this week, The Weirdness. It is the first Stooges album since 1973's Raw Power. The album was produced by Steve Albini, and still sounds like The Stooges, and if you're worried about Iggy Pop not sounding good that's not a problem, his voice still sounds great. The album is worth picking up because The Stooges are one of the best bands to come out of the Detroit area. They are also doing a world tour. 

Here's this week's play list:

1. Sex Pistols – holiday in the sun
2. The Chords – breaks my heart
3. The Standells – medication
4. The Damned – fan club
5. Tuff Darts –phone booth man (p.b.m)
6. The Scabs –armory building
7. The Nerves – working too hard
8. Demics – the grey and the black
9. Avengers – we are the one
10. The Dishrags - i don't love you
11. Active Dog – nothing holding you
12. Female Hands – divided by three
13. The Stooges – trollin’
14. The Stooges – you can’t have friends
15. The Only Ones – city of fun
16. Generation X – Kleenex
17. Television – marquee moon
18. Richard Hell & The Voidoids – walking on the water
19. Cheap Trick – hello there
20. The Stray Cats – (she’s) sexy + 17
21. Teenage Head – total love
22. The Diodes – red rubber ball
23. The Visitors – euro girls
24. Suburban Reptiles - megaton
25. Young Canadians - don't tell me
26. 101'ers - letsagetabitarockin'
27. Ultravox! - satday night in the city of the dead

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