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A combination of collage, new experimental records and other bits and bobs, Mid-Valley Mutations is a tour through the mind of Austin Rich, who has been broadcasting in some form since 1998. Heavily influenced by Dr Demento, Don Joyce and old fashioned College Radio, Austin creates Audio Essays on a variety of subjects, and even just plays records, from time to time. Sometimes Live music and Interviews will grace the program, helping create a situation where you don't really know what you're going to hear, when you tune in. What you need to know is when you enter the Mid-Valley region, be prepared for the Musical Mutations... in whatever form they take.

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Favoriting February 8, 2022: Before '75 Part II: Blank Generation w/ The Grumpy Punk

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Ghost Riders in New York
Narrator  Part 9 Punk: Introduction   Favoriting Rock & Roll Documentary  PBS 
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Richard Hell & The Voidoids  Blank Generation   Favoriting Blank Generation   
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Music behind DJ:
The Flamin' Groovies 

Slow Death (San Francisco, California, 72)   Favoriting

 

 

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Suicide  Frankie Teardrop [Edit]   Favoriting Suicide   
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  Suicide Interview   Kill Your Idols Documentary   
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  Suicide Interview   Punk Attitude   
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Suicide  Ghost Rider   Favoriting Suicide   
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The Ohio Scene

Music behind DJ:
Killer Kane Band 

Longhaired Woman   Favoriting

 

 

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  David Thomas Interview   Toronto TV   
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Rocket From The Tombs  30 Seconds Over Tokyo   Favoriting The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs   
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The Dead Boys  Punk Roots In Ohio   Favoriting Punk Rock Diary 1970 – 1979   
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Frankenstein  Down In Flames (Cleveland, Ohio, 75)   Favoriting Eve Of The Dead Boys (October, 1975)   
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Cheetah Chrome  Cleveland Scene   Favoriting Interviews From The Edge   
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Mirrors  She Smiled Wild   Favoriting    
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Cheetah Chrome  Cleveland Scene   Favoriting Interviews From The Edge   
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Mike Rep & The Quotas  Rocket To Nowhere (Columbus, Ohio, 75)   Favoriting Rocket to Nowhere 7"   
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Cheetah Chrome  Cleveland Scene   Favoriting Interviews From The Edge   
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Bizarros  Lady Doubonette (Akron, Ohio, 76)   Favoriting "Lady Doubonette" b/w "I Bizzaro"   
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We're All Devo!

Music behind DJ:
Nervous Eaters 

Loretta (Boston, Massachusetts, 76)   Favoriting

Loretta 

 

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Devo  We're All Devo!   Favoriting Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology   
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Devo  De-Evolution In Akron   Favoriting Punk Rock Diary 1970 – 1979   
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Devo  Jocko Homo (Booji Boy Version)   Favoriting Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology   
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Devo  De-Evolution In Akron   Favoriting Punk Rock Diary 1970 – 1979   
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Devo  Clockout   Favoriting Hardcore Devo Vol. 2 1974 - 1977   
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Devo  De-Evolution In Akron   Favoriting Punk Rock Diary 1970 – 1979   
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Patti Smith  Free Money (NYC, 75)   Favoriting Horses   
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The Modern World
The Punks  Drop Dead (Detroit, 75)   Favoriting The Punks   
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Music behind DJ:
Wayne Kramer 

Ramblin’ Rose (Detroit, Michigan, 74) (Edit)   Favoriting

Ramblin' Rose 

 

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Narrator  Part 9 Punk: The Modern Lovers   Favoriting Rock & Roll Documentary  PBS 
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The Modern Lovers  Roadrunner   Favoriting The Modern Lovers   
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Narrator  Part 9 Punk: The Modern Lovers   Favoriting Rock & Roll Documentary  PBS 
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The Modern Lovers  Girl Friend   Favoriting The Modern Lovers   
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Narrator  Part 9 Punk: The Modern Lovers   Favoriting Rock & Roll Documentary  PBS 
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Neon Boys  That’s All I Know (Right Now) (NYC, 73)   Favoriting That's All I Know (Right Now)/ Love Comes In Spurts/ High Heeled Wheels   
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But Where Can We Play?

Music behind DJ:
Electric Eels 

Agitated (Cleveland, Ohio, 75)   Favoriting

Agitated / Cyclotron 

 

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  CGBGs & Max’s   Punk Attitude   
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Wayne County & The Backstreet Boys  Max’s Kansas City ’76 (NYC, 76)   Favoriting Max’s Kansas City   
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  What I Remember   CGBG's: The Roots of Punk Documentary   
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George Brigman  Jungle Rot (Baltimore, Maryland, 75)   Favoriting Jungle Rot: I Can Hear The Ants Dancin'   
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  What I Remember   CGBG's: The Roots of Punk Documentary   
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The Dogs  John Rock (Lansing, Michigan, 76)   Favoriting Tough Enough / John Rock   
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Garage Revival

Music behind DJ:
The Suicide Commandos 

Monster Au Go-Go (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 76)   Favoriting

The Suicide Commandos 

 

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  The Environment   CGBG's: The Roots of Punk Documentary   
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The Gizmos  Chicken Queen (Bloomington, Indiana, 76)   Favoriting The Gizmos   
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  The Environment   CGBG's: The Roots of Punk Documentary   
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Blondie  In The Sun (NYC, 76)   Favoriting X Offender Single   
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DMZ  Boy From Nowhere (Boston, Massachusetts, 76)   Favoriting Live At The Rat '76   
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Narrator  Part 9 Punk: Garage History   Favoriting Rock & Roll Documentary  PBS 
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Music behind DJ:
The Flamin' Groovies 

Slow Death (San Francisco, California, 72)   Favoriting

 

 

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Television  Little Johnny Jewel (NYC, 75)   Favoriting Little Johnny Jewel   
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  CGBGs & Max’s   Punk Attitude   
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Listener comments!

Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Austin Rich:

Good Hello!
Avatar 8:20pm Don-O:

Hello Good!
Avatar 8:30pm HyperDose:

Can it be 9 yet? I can't wait!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Krys O.:

Hey, ho!
Avatar 9:01pm Mr. X:

Greetings, fellow mutants.
Avatar 9:01pm Don-O:

How seriously?!?!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Austin Rich:

Good Hello, Don-O, HyperDose, Krys O, and Mr. X! (Plus anyone lurking, Wendella?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Aitch:

Yay, bring the punks
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Austin Rich:

Good Hello, Aitch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Scott67:

G'day Austin & Mutants
👍😎🍻🎶📻🌞🌏
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Mr Fab:

ha, as much as I dig the EZ sounds, I need this now.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Austin Rich:

I'm obsessed with that "Rock And Roll" documentary (called "Dancing In The Street" In the UK). Can't find a complete copy to save my life. If anyone has it, let's talk!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Austin Rich:

Good Hello, Scott67 and Mr. Fab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Aitch:

I so detest that Eagles / west coast sound, makes me want to break things
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm Pauly from Clifton:

Hey Austin, folks!
Avatar 9:06pm Don-O:

I'm off to make a Tuna Sandwich but I'll be listening....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm Mr Fab:

Aitch, I had to grow up in the midst of all that Eagles crap. Any wonder the most virulent strain of punk, hardcore, mutated here in LA? We were like: Attack! Kill!
Avatar 9:07pm Don-O:

Did somebody say 'zines'?!
Avatar 9:07pm HyperDose:

This is going to be hot sex!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm Mr Fab:

Yikes, you're playing "Frankie Teardrop"?!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Austin Rich:

My one beef with my own generation is, after years of arguing that The Eagles were complete garbage, they did a 180 and now embrace them. I call foul. The Eagles are garbage.

Yeah, I'm playing Frankie Teardrop. Is that bad?

Don-O: Yeah, I've got a new 'zine. You want one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Mr Fab:

not bad at al, it's a classic. Just a truly terrifying classic.
Avatar 9:11pm Don-O:

You bet! Contact me through Slack.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Austin Rich:

Agreed. This whole Suicide album used to scare me when I first got it. Now, I'm totally impressed that they were that far ahead of the curve.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Austin Rich:

Sure. Or, if you wanna e-mail me your address, I'll pop one in the mail: austinrich@gmail.com
Avatar 9:12pm Don-O:

I can put up with the Eagles.....until Glenn Fry started to bitching about The Big Lebowski. Fuck that guy!
  9:13pm ?:

Anybody who argues that The Eagles were "complete garbage" is obviously defensive about their own secret personal appreciation of The Eagles. Nobody needs to argue that they were mediocre, because they were.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Austin Rich:

I was thinking about this... is this one of the first punk songs about a comic book character? If not, the first?
Avatar 9:18pm GeoffreyU:

love that interview
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm Mr Fab:

I'm sticking with "complete garbage". No appreciation whatsoever. They were a "rock" band who could not rock to save their lives, their "country" was about as authentic to country as Pat Boone and Vanilla Ice were to their genres, their songs contained no strong emotions, nothing to make you cry/dance/ move you, their coked-up vocals were a profound annoyance, they possessed no strong/interesting technical/instrumental skils...need I go on?
Avatar 9:18pm Don-O:

@Austin: e-mail has been sent!
Avatar 9:20pm Don-O:

....don't forget zine trading!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:21pm Austin Rich:

I prefer trading, if I can. That's much more my style
Avatar 9:22pm GeoffreyU:

I should take my next dose of oxycodone (I broke my arm in a bike crash yesterday) it would go great with these tunes :D
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Austin Rich:

Good to see you in the chat, Geoffrey!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Austin Rich:

Yikes! Yeah, take your meds! It will help.
Avatar 9:22pm GeoffreyU:

Great show as always!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Mr Fab:

when David Thomas was still known as "Crocus Behemoth." Love that name!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm Aitch:

Loving this Rocket thingy, wow
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:23pm Austin Rich:

In the era that I grew up, the Rocket From The Tombs tapes were like a myth, a rumor that you would hear about when your cool friend would put on Pere Ubu at the party. So when I finally got this CD, I was VERY excited.
Avatar 9:24pm Mr. X:

I feel like I'm in Ohio now.
Avatar 9:24pm GeoffreyU:

This Geoff from 200 Yang (as you probably guessed)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Aitch:

Never spread to Oz that I've ever heard
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:25pm Austin Rich:

I would love to hear the complete tapes, that include more of their demented "covers" and whatnot, if anyone out there would like to help out.

I sort of thought that might be you, Geof.
Avatar 9:25pm Mr. X:

Clevland urban fozen hellscape
Avatar 9:25pm Mr. X:

Cleveland
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:26pm Austin Rich:

There is something in the water there. (And I think it was Ghoulardi.) All the music from Ohio of a certain vintage is just amazing.
Avatar 👻 9:26pm Cp304:

@ mr x my fam is in Lorain and in crocker park
Avatar 9:27pm Mr. X:

I was born in Akron. My cousin owns a record store there.
Avatar 👻 9:27pm Cp304:

Nuice
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Austin Rich:

Obviously, this is a take off of the Jefferson Airplane album, which had come out a couple years before this song. But also, I think this phrase might have existed before, and Airplane was spoofing it originally...?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:30pm Austin Rich:

That "Punk Diary" book came out in the 90's, and was an excellent record shopping guide for me as a young man. The CD is sort of weird; clearly the band that is featured on it (someone contemporary) had a deal, and a bunch of their songs are on there for no good reason. But there are some good interview clips that the author collected, and they are pretty good to check out.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Austin Rich:

Mr. X: I should have known that your cousin is the reason the kids in Akron are so weird.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:32pm Krys O.:

Bob and Ray used to play a song that spelled out C-L-E-V-E-L-A-N-D which stills goes through my head when I type or write it. "If you've not been there, you've not been anywhere. So come to Cleveland, yes, Cleveland, Ohio."
  9:32pm Phillippe Bastille:

Howdy
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Austin Rich:

"I've got a rhyme that comes in a riddle. What's round on the ends and high in the middle?"

Greetings, Phillippe!
Avatar 9:33pm Mr. X:

My cousin got me into Ghoulardi when I was a bit too young for it. So yes, he's the responsible party.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:34pm Austin Rich:

I did a whole Ghoulardi show many years ago! Maybe I'll bust that out for the Holidays this year.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:35pm Austin Rich:

I am obsessed with Ghoulardi, and I never saw him live.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:36pm Austin Rich:

I have to admit that a lot of these songs in this show are sort of on the "edge" of being before 75. The bands were "around" before 75, and learning their chops. But some of these recordings came out a year, or two, or decades later... so the "Before 75" title does need a little asterisk here and there.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:38pm DJ Babs:

Hi all! Derek and I are enjoying the tunes!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Austin Rich:

Thanks DJ Babs!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:40pm Austin Rich:

I get the bass parts for this song stuck in my head ALL the time.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:41pm Austin Rich:

It's like the band you turn to when you can't find your Television albums.
Avatar 9:41pm Mr. X:

I was gonna say, reminds me of Television.
  9:46pm Bri:

I agree with everyone, the Eagles SUCK
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Aitch:

DEVO!
  9:48pm Bri:

DEVO!!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Austin Rich:

There are many versions of this song, and I love them all... but there's something UBER charming about this early single version. Just... Devo distilled.
Avatar 9:50pm Mr. X:

Are we not Mothersbaughs and Casales?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:50pm Austin Rich:

I would love to figure out what dance, exactly, "The Poot" is.
Avatar 9:51pm Mr. X:

Love that early stuff on Hardcore Devo Vol. 1
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

I've seen Devo several times and they're always great.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Austin Rich:

This particular Devo Boxed set (Pioneers Who Got Scalped) has lenticular covers, where axes move toward the band. It also came with a recreation of a lenticular botton that they used to sell, and then had to stop for many years. Rhino put it out; very slick and very cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Aitch:

I wish I'd bought the yellow suit off the catalogue that came with the album, and an energy dome
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Austin Rich:

I agree, Mr. X. That Hardcore Devo is pretty fantastic.

@Sweet Corn Lizzie: they are! The second hardest working band in show business. (I guess, first, now that James Brown has passed.)
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Austin Rich:

Somewhere there's a photo of me in a mock Devo costume.
Avatar 9:56pm HyperDose:

Rumor has it ole JB is still touring upstairs
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Austin Rich:

I interviewed Michael Pilmer, the gent who manages their archives, their merch, and their website, for my podcast several years ago. A very cool and interesting gent in his own right. Had some fun Devo insider stories to tell.
Avatar 9:57pm Mr. X:

Patti!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Austin Rich:

I should probably just play cuts from Horses every show. I'm at that phase in my middle age, where this and Joy Division are all that seem to really do it for me, when I'm really down.
Avatar 9:58pm HyperDose:

Have her and Stevie ever been on a track together? That would be so good.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Austin Rich:

I'm obsessed with this "The Punks" album, which I only have copies of, that I got from an old co-worker. Would love to track down an actual copy of the album. Clearly, they were in the same scene as Iggy, can you tell?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Aitch:

Just a bit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Will the Sound Guy:

What's going on Austin Rich and all!!!
  10:07pm Ellen Lovebug:

Great to be back, sorry to have worked during hour 1
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm Derek Westerholm:

This whole show has been so wonderfully enjoyable!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:09pm Austin Rich:

Ellen! Great to see you!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:09pm Austin Rich:

Thanks Derek!
  10:09pm Ellen Lovebug:

I'm thrilled to be here. I got my work done as quickly as I could. :)
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:09pm Austin Rich:

I think "Roadrunner" might be one of the perfect rock and roll songs. Like "Surrender" by Cheap Trick.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:10pm Austin Rich:

It's always good to get off work, Ellen. Congrats! Relax, enjoy!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:11pm Austin Rich:

Just saw Will the Sound Guy! Greetings!
Avatar 10:12pm Mr. X:

"Dodge Vegematic" has to be a close second place runner up to "Roadrunner,"
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:12pm Austin Rich:

I'm partial to a lot of Johnathan's output, but certainly that one is a classic!
  10:13pm Ellen Lovebug:

I actually lived in Mass. at one point, so that aspect of this song amuses me. Radio on! I can't help but think of Pump Up the Volume, an influence on me as a kid
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:14pm Austin Rich:

Pump Up The Volume was certainly a big influence on me, too. I LOVED that movie, and I wanted to be a renegade DJ like him as a teen.

My mom was also a DJ, so I was certainly inspired by her. And I think there was another member of my family, a sibling of my Grandmother, who was in radio. So I always liked the idea of being a DJ.
  10:16pm Ellen Lovebug:

Liking the languid piano. My cousin in Florida has been a ham radio enthusiast since childhood. He uses Morse code and talks to people in other countries! I was a talk show cohost on WCBN at U of Michigan and then hosted a bunch of talk and music shows on Radio Free Cascadia for like 6 years
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:16pm Austin Rich:

You were an OG Radio personality, Ellen!
  10:18pm Ellen Lovebug:

<3 :) I was also part of the group project, "Vaginal Discharge," which was a collective presenting women's health self-help info
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:18pm Austin Rich:

While this is a pre-Richard Hell era band with the same folks, it really sounds like it should have been a garage band from the 60's.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:19pm Austin Rich:

I love that, Ellen! You've done a lot of very cool things, for sure!
  10:19pm jimmytallow:

Thanks for a great time tonight…Learning a lot here. Rad show.
  10:21pm Ellen Lovebug:

Thank you! That means a lot, coming from the you, the most prolific music community promoter I know. :) Meanwhile, I credit your Monday show, which I was truly sad to miss, with the fact that I've been listening to the Glenn Miller Orchestra this week.
  10:23pm Ellen Lovebug:

I've been to CBGBs
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:23pm Austin Rich:

Ahhh! That's sweet. Well, it happens every week, so there's always more 40's music next Monday! You had to work, and that's important.
  10:23pm Ellen Lovebug:

Vocals are a little reminiscent of Lou Reed
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:24pm Austin Rich:

I think you might enjoy Wayne County (later Jayne County). Jayne County is why I know about Drag / queer / trans culture, more than what I already knew about from my mom and her girlfriend.
  10:25pm Ellen Lovebug:

All those wonderful names to drop in this song. I will definitely look into this person! Thanks for the tip :)
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:25pm Austin Rich:

I like all the impersonations of other singers that Wayne / Jayne does in the song. It's very charming.
Avatar 10:26pm Mr. X:

Glam punk
  10:27pm Ellen Lovebug:

So there was already a "Backstreet Boys," interesting.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:28pm Austin Rich:

I like this Backstreet Boys better.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:28pm Austin Rich:

Totally Glam punk, Mr. X!
  10:28pm Ellen Lovebug:

Certainly :)
  10:29pm Ellen Lovebug:

I never knew it was "Country Bluegrass Blues"!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:29pm Austin Rich:

That sort of makes sense. The owner, Hilly, was sort of into old fogey music. But the punks just took over, because they wrote original music and wanted to build a scene.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm Aitch:

It thought that said George Birdman for a minute there
Avatar 10:31pm Mr. X:

I forget what the OMFUG stands for, on the awning under CBGB.
  10:31pm Ellen Lovebug:

I'm picturing what it looks like when ants dance. That's quite an image
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32pm Aitch:

The web says
other music found under ground
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32pm drowsy:

Holy mackerel I gotta catch up on this later. What a show. Thanks Austin Rich.
Avatar 10:33pm Mr. X:

Good old interwebs! Thanks Aitch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm drowsy:

Google tells me OMFUG stood for "Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34pm Will the Sound Guy:

🔥🔥🔥
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:34pm Austin Rich:

This is one of those tracks that I was talking about. The Dogs had been around for a while, but I don't think this single came out until '76. But this was one of those groups that grew out of the Stooges scene.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35pm drowsy:

I only saw one show in there, Paul K and the Weathermen. Spent most of my show-going years out of NYC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36pm drowsy:

I'd bet on what Aitch said over google.
  10:36pm Ellen Lovebug:

Love the Stooges. Great to find those they influenced
Avatar 10:36pm Mr. X:

Would you say that proto-punk clustered only in certain regions, like Detroit, Akron and Cleveland, and NYC? Or was it just everywhere, but not all of it came to our attention?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:39pm WR:

Have been enjoying the pleasant dinner music. Helps the digestion and getting the dishes washed.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:41pm Austin Rich:

Thanks WR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm Mr Fab:

Reminds me of a conversation we were having on another shows chat about pre gentrified America. I remember the liquor store across the street from CBGB had this enormous presumably bullet-proof glass protecting the clerks from their customers. No wonder that neighborhood was the birthing ground of punk.
Avatar 10:41pm Mike Rogers:

Hi from Japan!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:42pm WR:

Mr X, it was everywhere. Certain scenes got known because of successful acts. And NYC, LA and SF had larger scenes.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:43pm Austin Rich:

The Gizmos are another one of those bands that was around for years, but this single only came out in '76. But they were certainly the proto-punk band of Bloomington. There's an MX-80 connection; I think they shared some members, maybe the drummer? The Gizmos had a million members, and apparently were a bit of a force on stage.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:43pm Austin Rich:

Good Hello Mike!
Avatar 10:43pm Mike Rogers:

Hey! I remember these times quite well!
Avatar 10:44pm Mike Rogers:

I had always thought they were singing, "Chicken Wings"
  10:44pm Ellen Lovebug:

I can't help but wonder how, if at all, punk manifested itself in Japan
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:44pm Austin Rich:

While not comparable, the club that I spent a lot of time in while I lived in Eugene - Icky's Teahouse - was also in a rough neighborhood. I think certain kinds of punk clubs are always in rough areas. It's the places that will take a chance on weird stuff.

Love the Doors riff they do here.
  10:44pm Ellen Lovebug:

Wow, riffing on The Doors, The End, there!
Avatar 10:44pm Mr. X:

OMFUG - Only My Friends Understand Grapefruit
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:45pm Austin Rich:

I like your answer, Mr. X. We should have an ACRONYM contest: what's the best thing you can come up with for OMFUG?
  10:47pm Ellen Lovebug:

Blondie! Early and raw! Love it!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:47pm Austin Rich:

I love this Blondie song, and it's a shame that it isn't one of their biggest hits. It's SO GOOD. And X Offender is amazing!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:47pm Austin Rich:

You gotta have Blondie if you're gonna talk about the early scene. (I also think they were around well before this single came out.)
  10:48pm Ellen Lovebug:

Absolutely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49pm drowsy:

Out of left field, but this is not the first time I wish the blondie team wrote the lyrics for the Cars. I really like their music but their lyrics sound like they were written by a very hobbled AI. Blondie could do both.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:49pm Austin Rich:

My friend Cheryl, who was the Judge who married me and my wife, gave me a DMZ CD, and said, "You need to absorb this." And I did, and it is GREAT.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:50pm Austin Rich:

The Blondie Team should have written for EVERYONE. They do great work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52pm drowsy:

dang - DMZ had Robinson, who bridges the Modern Lovers and... the Cars. You are a wizard Rich. Spooky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52pm Aitch:

except for "if it weren't for your job at the garage" that needed some work
  10:53pm Ellen Lovebug:

I lost the sound there after the announcement of the tribute show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54pm Will the Sound Guy:

Thank you Austin Rich!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54pm Aitch:

Great show thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54pm drowsy:

This was awesome. You can do it all Rich.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54pm Scott67:

Thanks Austin, great Show mate!
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Avatar 10:55pm Mr. X:

Ellen, in your player window you can click Pause and then Play again, and it will usually reset.
  10:55pm Ellen Lovebug:

Radio weekend. I love it. I hope to be back next Weds. Thanks, Mr. X.
  10:55pm Ellen Lovebug:

I meant next week. Sorry for the typo
Avatar 10:56pm Mr. X:

Great show again, Austin. I learned even more great bands.
Avatar 10:56pm HyperDose:

To say I loved this show would be a gross understatement. Now I need to go rock out to part one!
Avatar 10:56pm Mr. X:

Little Johnny Jewel, of course!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:57pm Austin Rich:

Thanks everyone! The last two weeks is a four hour set, a sort of documentary, that I hope to return to later this year. But I'm hoping to go backward, and fill in the stuff between the "radio History" I was playing, and this particular history.

Thanks everyone! There's more to come, for sure.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:57pm WR:

Thank you Austin! Laters all.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:58pm Austin Rich:

You are sweet, HyperDose! I had fun, too.
  10:59pm Ellen Lovebug:

It fits to end with Television given their/Richard Hell & the Voidoids' song, "Blank Generation".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01pm Mr Fab:

Punk you very much Austin, that was greatness!
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