On this date in 1982, Husker Du released their debut studio album, Everything Falls Apart. No singles were released from the album. The Minneapolis punk band lasted until 1987.
Blogload: Husker Du - Everything Falls Apart - corneliussaid.blogspot.com
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On this date in 1982, Husker Du released their debut studio album, Everything Falls Apart. No singles were released from the album. The Minneapolis punk band lasted until 1987.
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"Rodney Bingenheimer...is a renowned Hollywood personality and radio disc jockey on the well-known Los Angeles rock station, KROQ. Often referred to as 'The Mayor of Sunset Strip' he has been a fixture in rock and roll circles since the mid-1960s..."
Blogload 1: Rodney On The ROQ vol.1 - 1980
Blogload 2: Rodney On The ROQ vol.2 - 1981
Both blogloads courtesy of http://rideyourpony-twighlightzone.blogspot.com
If anyone can find Rodney on the ROQ Vol. 3 please post it in the comments.
New Wave Theatre was a television program broadcast locally in the Los Angeles area on UHF channel 18 and eventually on the USA Network as part of the late night variety show Night Flight during the early 1980s...It was noted for showcasing rising punk and New Wave acts, including Fear, The Dead Kennedys, 45 Grave, and The Circle Jerks.
Peter Ivers, a Harvard-educated musician with a gregarious personality and a flair for the theatric, was the host for the entire run of the show...New Wave Theatre came to an end in 1983 when Ivers was found bludgeoned to death in his LA apartment.
Lots of Videos: MySpace.com - Peter Ivers - New Wave Theater - www.myspace.com/peterpeterivers
Not an "on this date" post but a good find nonetheless:
John Peel, was an English disc jockey...Known for his eclectic taste in music and his honest and warm broadcasting style...His significant influence on alternative rock, Pop, British hip hop and dance music is acknowledged. He was the longest-serving of the original DJs of BBC Radio 1, broadcasting on it from 1967 until his death in 2004...Peel died suddenly at the age of 65 from a heart attack on October 25, 2004
Huge Blogload: The John Peel Show archives @ http://johnpeeleveryday.blogspot.com/
On this date in 1982, Max's Kansas City closed its doors for good. The New York City Club, located at 213 Park Avenue South, had originally opened on December 6, 1965. From artists like The Velvet Underground to The New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, Wayne County, The Ramones, Blondie, The Misfits and The B-52's, the club constantly promoted new and exciting acts.
Max's Kansas City...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The official website: maxskansascity.com
Video: Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers live at Max's Kansas City 1979 - youtube
Blogload: The Misfits at Max's Kansas City - 1978 - darkelias.blogspot.com
Paul Westerberg of The Replacements turns 47 today!
The Replacements, clockwise from bottom left:
Paul Westerberg, Chris Mars, Bob Stinson and Tommy Stinson.
The Replacements...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Video: The Replacements - I'll Be You (1989) - youtube
Blogload: The Replacements - Hootenanny (second album) - burningdowndreams.blogspot.com
Andy Summers (born Andy Somers) of The Police turns 65 today.
The Police, left to right: Stewart Copeland, Sting and Andy Summers
The Police...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The official Police website: thepolice.com
Video: The Police - Can't Stand Losing You (1978) - youtube
Blogload: The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta - jazz-rock-rberdi.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, The Belle Stars released their fifth single, "Sign Of The Times". It was backed by "Madness". The A side appeared on their self-titled debut album. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #3 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London all-girl new wave band formed when The Bodysnatchers disbanded. The Belle Stars lasted until 1988.
Video: The Belle Stars - Sign Of The Times - on Top Of The Pops 1983 - youtube
Blogload: New Wave Hits Of The '80's Volume 9 - includes Sign Of The Times - plus other volumes - jukebox-rs.blogspot.com
Patti Smith turns 61 today!
Patti Smith...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Patti Smith's official website: pattismith.net
Video: Patti Smith - Because The Night - on English TV 1978 - youtube
Blogload: Patti Smith - Horses (debut album) - robinhoodofindiemusic.blogspot.com
Robert Quine of Richard Hell and The Voidoids would have turned 65 today. He died of a heroin overdose on June 5, 2004.
The Voidoids, left to right:
Ivan Julian, Robert Quine, Richard Hell and Marc Bell (later known as Marky Ramone)
Richard Hell and The Voidoids...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Video: Richard Hell and The Voidoids - Blank Generation - live 1977 - youtube
Blogload: Richard Hell and The Voidoids - Blank Generation (debut album) - personalitycrisis-jura.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, The Three O'Clock released their debut EP, Baroque Hoedown. It was a five song record that contained "With A Cantaloupe Girlfriend", "I Go Wild", "Marjorie Tells Me",
"Sorry" and "As Real As Real". No singles were released from the EP. The band began life as The Salvation Army and released a record under that name but was forced to change their name by the real Salvation Army. The Los Angeles power pop band lasted until 1988.
Blogload: The Three O'Clock - Baroque Hoedown - and...Sixteen Tambourines - tunelovinjacket.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, Department S released their debut single, "Is Vic There?". It was backed by "Solid Gold Easy Action". The single was re-released in 1981 with a different B side, "Put All The Crosses In The Right Boxes", and the single reached the #22 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London new wave was short-lived, having formed in 1980 and disolving in 1981. They did not release an album while intact.
Video: Department S - Is Vic There? - on TV 1981 - youtube
Blogload: Department S - Sub-Stance - compilation - plus Peel Session - sheerinertia.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, Scritti Politti released their second EP, Work In Progress. It was a four song offering of recordings from Peel Sessions. The tracks were "Messthetics", "Hegemony", "Scritlocks Door" and "OPEC-Immac". The Leeds, England post-punk band was founded by Welsh-born Green Gartside. He was its only permanent member.
Blogload: Scritti Politti - Work In Progress - plus Skank Bloc Bologna - plus Pre-Langue - commercialzone.blogspot.com
On this date in 1977, The Dils released their second single. They called it 198 Seconds Of The Dils. The A side was "Class War". The B side was "Mr. Big". Neither track appeared on an album during its lifetime. The Los Angeles punk band founded by Chip and Tony Kinman disbanded in 1980.
Blogload: The Dils - Class War compilation - ustedville.blogspot.com
On this date in 1977, The Last released their debut single, "She Don't Know Why I'm Here". It was backed by "Bombing Of London". Both tracks appeared on their debut album, L.A. Explosion! The Los Angeles punk/power pop band re-released this single in 1978. They have been together on and off since 1976.
Blogload: The Last - She Don't Know Why I'm Here / Bombing Of London - goingthroughthemotions1.blogspot.com
On this date in 1982, Fad Gadget released their eighth single, "For Whom The Bell Tolls". It was backed by "Love Parasite". Both tracks appeared on their third album, Under The Flag. The London, England avant-garde band was the late Frank Tovey and a cast of ever changing musicians. They disbanded in 1984.
Blogload: Fad Gadget - Under The Flag - commercialzone.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, The Special A.K.A. released their first single after the split of The Specials (when Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples left to form Fun Boy Three). The A side was "The Boiler". The B side was an instrumental version called "Theme From The Boiler". Their new name was The Special A.K.A. This was not their first release under this name. The band that was to become The Specials released their first record, "Gangsters" (a split 45 with The Selecter), under the name The Special A.K.A. back in 1979. Neither side appeared on an album. The single reached the #35 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The ska band formed in Coventry, England.
Blogload: The Best Of 2 Tone - includes "The Boiler" by The Special A.K.A. - noisejunkie.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, Crass released their second album, Stations Of The Crass. No singles were released from the album. The album reached the #1 spot on the U.K. indie albums chart. The punk band from Essex, England lasted until 1984.
Blogload: Crass - Stations Of The Crass - outpunched.blogspot.com
Youth (born Martin Glover) of Killing Joke turns 47 today!
Killing Joke, left to right:
Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Geordie Walker and Youth
Killing Joke...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Killing Joke has an official website: killingjoke.com
Video: Killing Joke - Wardance - live 1982 - youtube
Blogload: Killing Joke - The Glove Juice File (1979-1982) - commercialzone.blogspot.com
On this date in 1978, The Records released their debut single, "Starry Eyes". It was backed by "Paint Her Face". The A side appeared on their debut album, Shades In Bed, though it was re-recorded for the album. The B side was a non-LP track. The London power pop band broke up in 1982.
The Records - U.S. debut album - digivinyltal.blogspot.com
In December of 1981, The Polecats released their second album, Cult Heroes. It was really a compilation of various tracks recorded between 1979-1981. The English rockabilly band originally broke up in 1983 but has reunited off and on again several times to tour and record new material.
Blogload: The Polecats - Cult Heroes - rideyourpony-twighlightzone.blogspot.com
On this date in 1980, The Boomtown Rats released their fourth album, Mondo Bongo. It contained the singles, "Banana Republic" (#3 U.K.) and "The Elephant's Graveyard" (#26 U.K.). "Banana Republic" was a different version than the single version. The album reached the #6 spot on the U.K. albums chart. The Irish punk/new wave band disbanded in 1985.
Blogload: The Best Of The Boomtown Rats - cyranounico.blogspot.com
In December of 1980, Cuddly Toys released their first single under their new name. The A side was "Astral Joe". The B side was "Slow Down". The A side appeared on their debut album, Guillotine Theatre. The B side was a non-LP track that was added to the album when it was re-released on CD. The London new wave band used to be called Raped and played punk. The new glam image that Cuddly Toys took on did not change their fortunes tremendously. Their greatest commercial success was in Japan.
Not Guillotine Theatre but...
Blogload: Cuddly Toys Live At The Marquee 1982 - nuzzprowlinwolf.blogspot.com
I don't think I was at this show but maybe Club80 was?
The Ramones - My Father's Place 1982 (Complete FM Broadcast) @ http://thegrouch11.bloringa.net
My Father's Place was one of the premier venues on Long Island back in the '80s. Promoter Michael "Eppy" Epstein and 92.7FM WLIR broadcast many live, on-the-air concerts which lead to increased national attention of mostly lesser known bands. Many of these classic performances were caught on tape.
...Both Club80 and I have seen numerous shows at My Father's Place. It closed down years ago but it will always stand out in my musical memory.
Some bands that I saw there:
X, Joe Boxers, The Alarm, The Circle Jerks, Fishbone, Bad Manners, many more.
I should have posted this one a few days ago but here it is now...
"On December 22nd 2002 the world lost a great man, musician and ambassador for rock n' roll, Joe Strummer."
This One's for Joe aka Punk Rock War Lord - a tribute to Joe Strummer
Shane MacGowan of The Nipple Erectors and The Pogues turns 50 today.
The Pogues, left to right: Philip Chevron, Spider Stacy, Terry Woods,
Jem Finer, James Fearnley, Shane MacGowan, Cait O’Riordan,
Andrew Ranken and Darryl Hunt
The Pogues...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The official Pogues website: pogues.com
Video: The Pogues - Yeah Yeah Yeah (1989) - youtube
Blogload: The Nips - Bops, Babes, Booze and Bovver - their singles compilation - saynoiseannoys.blogspot.com
Annie Lennox of Eurythmics and The Tourists turns 53 today.
Eurthmics, left to right: Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox
The Tourists...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eurythmics...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The official Eurythmics website: eurythmics.com
Video: The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You (1979) - youtube
Blogload: The Tourists Greatest Hits - digitalneedle.blogspot.com
Robin Campbell of UB40 turns 53 today!
UB40...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The official UB40 website: ub40.co.uk
Video: UB40 - Red Red Wine (1983) - youtube
Blogload: The Best Of UB40 - zoom-my-music.blogspot.com
Mojo Nixon (born Neill Kirby McMillan, Jr., August 2, 1957 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina) is an American musician. A part of the psychobilly movement, he is known for his boisterousness, his often scathing critiques of pop culture, and his libertarian political views.
Mojo's website - MojoNixon.com
Video: Mojo Nixon - Chirstmas Christmas (sung to the tune of Louie Louie)
Blogload: Mojo Nixon and the Toad Liquors - Horny Holidays (1992) @ hornjack's soul & rock corner
On this date in 1982, The Stranglers released their nineteenth single, "European Female". It was backed by "Savage Beast". The A side appeared on their seventh studio album, Feline, where it was fully titled "The European Female (In Celebration Of). The B side was a non-LP track which was added as a bonus track to the album when it was re-released on CD. The single reached the #9 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Surrey, U.K. punk/post-punk band still records.
Video: The Stranglers - European Female - youtube
Blogload: The Stranglers - Feline - recessed-filter.blogspot.com
The Waitresses released "Christmas Wrapping" in 1981. But...not on this date or even in December. It was originally released as part of a holiday compilation called A Christmas Record which had contribution from various artists. It was then re-released on November 3, 1982. However, it just seemed more appropriate to post this now. The Waitresses were a new wave band who originally formed in Ohio but moved to New York to gain valuable experience and exposure. They disbanded in 1983. Singer Patty Donahue died of lung cancer on December 9, 1996 at the age of 40.
Blogload: The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping - lineout.thestranger.com
On this date in 1978, Jilted John released his only album, True Love Stories. It contained the singles, "Jilted John" (#4 U.K.), "The Birthday Kiss" and "True Love". The Sheffield, England punk performer was actually an aspiring actor whose real name was Graham Fellows.
Not True Love Stories but...
Blogload: The Best Punk Anthems Ever - includes "Jilted John" - allmusic.ltstdl.com
On this date in 1982, Wall Of Voodoo released their second single, "Ring Of Fire". It was backed by a live track called "The Morricone Themes" which was a medley of songs. The A side had originally appeared on their 1980 self-titled debut EP but this single was a re-mixed version. The Los Angeles post-punk/new wave band disbanded in 1988.
Video: Wall Of Voodoo - Ring Of Fire - on TV 1982 - youtube
Blogload: Wall Of Voodoo - The Ring Of Fire single - both sides - mutant-sounds.blogspot.com
Video: Fear - Fuck Christmas (1982)
Copied from Wikipedia:
Fuck Christmas b/w (Beep) Christmas is the second single by Fear. It was recorded during the sessions that produced their debut The Record, but was not released until months later. The single's A-side was later added as a bonus track to the CD reissue of The Record. (Beep) Christmas is identical to Fuck Christmas but with censored profanity, done as a way to promote the single on radio.
just because it's Christmas.
all so gay at Christmas.
All the children on the street
hope they get something good to eat.
But for me it's not so great.
Blogload: Bleedin' Out Hates Christmas Compilation @ http://bleedinout.blogspot.com
Found this while looking for Joe Strummer/Clash stuff:
Havana 3am was the short-lived post-Clash band of bassist Paul Simonon formed shortly after the official Clash break up in 1986.
The band consisted of Simonon on bass, American musician Gary Myrick on guitar, Nigel Dixon from the British band Whirlwind on lead vocals, and Travis Williams, a drummer who they found by a newspaper announcement. In essence, it was a rockabilly band with a heavy Latino and reggae influence. The band recorded a self-titled album in Japan in 1991.
Blogload: Havana 3 am @ http://thegrouch11.bloringa.net
...I almost saw them in concert in NYC but I showed up at the club so late (early in the morning) that the show was already over.
The band took their name from the title of a 1950s album by Perez Prado.
Blogload: PEREZ PRADO - HAVANA, 3 A.M. MAMBO MANIA @ http://sanjose72.blogspot.com
Found this great rarity while looking for Joe Strummer/Clash stuff:
"Waking Up is the only solo album by Topper Headon, best known as the drummer of The Clash. The album, released in 1986, was unnoticed and now is mostly forgotten."
More from Wikepedia:
"Headon is commonly recognized as one of the best punk rock drummers of the late 1970s and early '80s. He was kicked out of The Clash due to his growing heroin addiction. Topper was unable to give up drugs and left the band on May 10, 1982, at the beginning of the Combat Rock tour. Original drummer Terry Chimes played drums for the tour."
Blogload: Topper Headon - Waking Up
Joe Strummer of The Clash died of a heart attack at the age of 50 on this date in 2002.
The Clash, left to right:
Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, Nicky "Topper" Headon and Paul Simonon
The Clash...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Official Clash website: theclashonline.com
Video: The Clash - What's My Name and Garageland - live 1977 - youtube
Blogload: The Clash - lots of stuff - musikaespecial.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, New Order released their third single, "Everything's Gone Green". It was backed by "Mesh" and "Cries And Whispers". None of the tracks appeared on a regular album but all three appeared on their five song EP, 1981-1982. The A side had also previously appeared as the B side of their previous single, "Procession". The Manchester, England post-punk/new wave band rose from the ashes of Joy Division which was suddenly ended when lead singer Ian Curtis hung himself.
Video: New Order - Everything's Gone Green - live 1981 - youtube
Blogload: New Order - 1981-1982 EP - napusisemajmune.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, Madness released their third single, "My Girl". The B side was "Stepping Into Line". The A side appeared on their debut album, One Step Beyond... The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #3 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London ska band disbanded in 1986 but re-formed in the 90's.
Video: Madness - My Girl - youtube
Blogload: Madness - One Step Beyond... - hefiorels-eclectic-music.blogspot.com
On this date in 1979, The Germs released their debut album, (GI). It would be their only album. It contained the single, "Lexicon Devil". The Los Angeles punk band was fronted by Darby Crash, who committed suicide on December 7, 1980 of a planned drug overdose. GI was the secret name the band used to book gigs after their reputation prevented them from booking gigs under "The Germs".
Blogload: The Germs - MIA - The Complete Anthology - personalitycrisis-jura.blogspot.com
On this date in 1978, The Cure released their debut single, "Killing An Arab". It was backed by "10:15 Saturday Night". The B side appeared on their debut album, Three Imaginary Boys. The A side was excluded but wound up on their U.S. debut album, Boys Don't Cry. The Sussex, England post-punk/goth/new wave band is still going strong.
Video: The Cure - Killing An Arab - youtube
Blogload: The Cure - Boys Don't Cry - allkindsofmetal.blogspot.com
On this date in 1976, The Roxy Club opened its doors to punk. the club was located at 41-43 Neal Street in London and its history is like a who's who of early U.K. punk.
Opening night acts? Generation X and Siouxsie and The Banshees.
The Roxy Club...courtesy of Detour Records
Blogload: Various Artists - Live At The Roxy 1977 - www.taringa.net
On this date in 1981, Meat Puppets released their self-titled debut album. It was different than most albums as it was fourteen songs played at 45rpm. The album was different than their later stuff also in that it is pure hardcore punk, unlike their later material which softened quite a bit. When the album was re-released on CD, it was expanded to include the In A Car EP and thirteen other bonus tracks. The band hailed from Arizona.
Blogload: Meat Puppets - robinhoodofindiemusic.blogspot.com
Limahl (born Chris Hamill) of Kajagoogoo turns 49 today.
Kajagoogoo, clockwise from bottom left:
Jez Strode, Stuart Croxford Neale, Steve Askew, Nick Beggs and Limahl.
Kajagoogoo...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The official Kajagoogoo website: kajagoogoo.com
Video: Kajagoogoo - Too Shy (1983) - youtube
Blogload: The Very Best Of Kajagoogoo - djdarth.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, The Bangs released their debut single, "Getting Out Of Hand". It was backed by "Call On Me". Neither track appeared on an album. The Los Angeles all-girl new wave band would soon change their name to The Bangles.
Blogload: The Bangs - Getting Out Of Hand and Call On Me - detailedtwang.blogspot.com
On this date in 1981, Youth Brigade released their debut EP, Possible. It included 8 songs. The Washington, DC hardcore band broke up right after its release. Lead singer, Nathan Strejcek, had formerly been in The Teen Idles with Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson, later of Minor Threat.
Blogload: Youth Brigade - Possible - www.goodbadmusic.com