The master class may be small, they say. But they have lots of gall. So historical consciousness begins with this show recorded in late August, 2011, shortly before the revolution began. Marlene Hershey (Lancaster media darling) and her gospel organ mix it up with Jay-Z and Gang of Four; class resentment continues with The Cure and Jimi Hendrix; Cramps, Kiss, Alberta Hunter, Preston School of Industry, and Grinderman; songs of transcendence and Wobbly working-class tunes; and the Peacemakers sing of blood upon your hands.
A little bit country this week with Savoy Brown rockin’ on the radio; yet our headcoat is on backwards; John Hartford flies around; remembering Poly Styrene, Jak Airport, and our germ free adolescence; sublime Bowie vocals in your right headphone, nobunny cites the Cramps, Chicago Style. Flowers bloom and karma comes down.
Sky piloting through the errant abyss of the 1980s; change over time considered, the rules of inclusion, too. Persuasion profiles will be compiled (not just what you like but how you like); dedication to international superstars; Prince, Guns-n-Roses, Laurie Anderson, and LL Cool J. The Police arrive. Solo David Johansen and side 1 of Lou Reed’s New Sensations (1984)
Indie Rock Girlfriend visits the studio to celebrate. The women take center stage–from Joan Jett to Bananarama to Jay-Z and the Rolling Stones on the lady question. Plus the Cramps ask what’s on the inside. Mysteries solved. New questions arise.
The Fun Boy Three, Public Enemy, and the Kinks ask the fundamental question: Why Can’t We be Happy (the Way We Used to Be)? The Revolution remains in light. $5oo bottles of wine await.
Too Much Too Soon. A relatively harmless show featuring a little country and a little bit rock-n-roll.