Hello, hello, dear fellow music maniacs, and welcome to the second half of our exploration of the wonders and quirks of that hazy and broadly defined genre: Post-Punk. A genre that Dave has further broadly defined and made very hazy indeed.

So please pogo and/or skank as necessary to the herky-jerk rhythms, deadpan vocals, amateurish playing, DIY ethos and all-round super coolness of our post-punk celebration!

On this week’s show, we listened to:

  1. The Monochrome Set – “Eine Symphonie des Grauens” – Volume, Contrast, Brilliance: Sessions and Singles, Vol. 1, 1983
  2. The Au Pairs – “Dear John” – Playing with a Different Sex, 1981
  3. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Every Night I Die at Miyagi’s” – House Arrest, 2002
  4. Essential Logic – “Aerosol Burns” – Wanna Buy a Bridge?, 1980
  5. The Shins – “Mine’s Not a High Horse” – Chutes Too Narrow, 2003
  6. GOAT – “It’s Time for Fun” – single “Time for Fun” b/w “Relax”, 2015
  7. Wye Oak – “Holy Holy” – Civilia, 2011
  8. Dungen – “Åkt Dit” – Allas Sak, 2015
  9. Young Marble Giants – “Final Day” Colossal Youth, 1980
  10. Delta 5 – “Triangle” – See the Whirl, 1981
  11. Scritti Politti – “Skank Bloc Bologna” – Wanna Buy a Bridge?, 1980

And we were super excited to see Dave’s Top 5 return this week. For this Top 5, Dave pursued his theory that the saxophone – after some years in the wilderness – is being reinstated to its rightful place in rock music…but in new and unusual ways. So here, in no particular order, is Dave’s Top 5 Modern Rock Songs Featuring The Sax:

  1. Modern Nature – “Footsteps” – How to Live, 2019
  2. Julia Holter – “Sea Calls Me Home” – Have You in My Wilderness, 2015
  3. This Is the Kit – “Hotter Colder” – Moonshine Freeze, 2017
  4. Deer Tick – “Limp Right Back” – Deer Tick, Vol.1, 2017
  5. Shannon Lay – “Death Up Close” – August, 2019

Thanks for listening.

The record sleeve for Scritti Politti’s “Skank Bloc Bologna” single with the costs and contact information.