1990s Garage Punk

We've been sitting on this show for awhile, and it was great to finally get it out over the airwaves. The 1990s garage punk scene was incredibly rich and diverse, but also seems to have gotten largely obscured over the past decade. Since its emergence in the mid-1960s, garage rock has undergone numerous revivals - every decade has at least one or two distinct garage rock movements within the underground rock scene. When most people today refer to contemporary "garage rock," they tend to think of the early 2000s garage rock segment of the post-punk revival that brought groups like The White Stripes, The Strokes, The Hives, and The Vines widespread popularity and commercial success. Bands such as The Black Keys, The Libertines, Jet, Black Lips, Jay Reatard, and Ty Segall followed, many of them earning mainstream acclaim too. But none of these groups would exist without the solid foundation built during the late 1980s and 1990s by The Gories, Thee Headcoats, Rock From the Crypt, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, et al, along with entrenched underground record labels like In the Red, Estrus, Crypt, Sympathy For the Record Industry, Goner, and Damaged Goods. Anyhow, this is our brief (and by no means complete) survey of an exciting and fertile period of our recent rock'n'roll past.

Here's the playlist for our Thursday, May 8, 2014, broadcast:

Rocket From the Crypt - "Jumper K Balls"
The Gories - "I Think I've Had It"
Bassholes - "Knocked Out On My Lawn"
Oblivians - "Trouble"
New Bomb Turks - "Born Toulouse-Lautrec"
The Rip Offs - "She Said Yeah"
The Makers - "Little Piece of Action"
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "40 lb Block of Cheese"
Railroad Jerk - "Bang the Drum"
Cheater Slicks - "Lost Inside"
The Chrome Cranks - "Lo-End Buzz"
Doo Rag - "Hussy Bowler"
The PeeChees - "Tired Imagery"
The Delta 72 - "On the Rocks"
Make Up - "White Belts"
Guitar Wolf - "Invader Ace"
The Drags - "I Like to Die"
Thee Headcoats - "(We Hate the Fuckin') NME"
The Lord High Fixers - "You're On My Mind"
Teengenerate - "Dressed in Black"
The Mooney Suzuki - "Everything's Gone Wrong"

Archived streaming audio of this show can be heard here now (playable in Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Opera, and Safari browsers):

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