Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Slits, Dion Lunadon & Show # 604

The Slits - Typical Girls

Taken from their 1979 album Cut, "Typical Girls" was a song that blended punk and reggae/dub elements. The song itself questioned the stereotypical pre-set gender roles of women and is still relevant today. Cut as mentioned mixed elements of punk, reggae, dub, should and other genres. It is often referred to as post-punk. Still fairly new to their instruments around the time that this album was being created, The Slits took the punk attitude and ethos and reached beyond its borders into the realm of world music. With Ari Up's erratic vocal style, sarcastic, humorous lyrics and the band's DIY attitude, this album exemplified a certain intensity. The album is also an important one as it helped set forth the foundations for females in punk rock music.

Dion Lunadon - Com/Broke

A new single appeared recently from Dion Lunadon. Previously known for his work in the New Zealand garage rock band The D4 and current bassist in the New York based band A Place To Bury Strangers, Dion wrote this song and several others during a short break in the APTBS touring schedule. Limited to 400 copies "Com/Broke" is as Dion stated "about being anti- what's expected of someone entering their mid-life. Most people mellow out, but I don't want that. I want to create music that is even more ugly and more real. Lyrically, it’s from the perspective of me being resigned to giving up and essentially giving in. Negative.”

Saturday Night Playlist:

1. The Slits - Typical Girls
2. The Raincoats - Fairytale In The Supermarket
3. The Mo-Dettes - Two Can Play
4. Nico - Winter Song
5. Quilt - Searching For
6. Dr. Dog - Good Grief
7. Fat White Family - Hits Hits Hits
8. The Cave Singers - That’s Why
9. Wired Minds - Where You End And I Begin
10. Iggy Pop - In The Lobby
11. Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach
12. The Dishrags - Carry On
13. !Action Pact! - People
13. The Dirty Nil - Wrestle Yu To Husker Du
14. The Evaporators - United Empire Loyalists
15. Tea Leaves - Empty Head
16. Run Coyote - Stranger (In My Own Home)
17. Sawhorse - Thinking Of You, Drinking For Two
18. The Byrds - One Hundred Years From Now (Rehearsal Version Takes 14 & 15 - Gram Parsons On Vocals)
19. The Moths - Snake Eyes
20. The 427’s - Fake Betty
21. The Special Edisons - Fresh Pots
22. Light Bulb Alley - Mary
23. Gazebos - Maintenance
24. Minotaurs - Weird Waves
25. The Gories - Ghostrider
26. The Cramps - Voodoo Idol
27. Dion Lunadon - Com/Broke

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