Rotten Radio On Causticvox! 5-28-16

Who Knew Kim had such crushing stems?!!!!

Memorial Day Weekend.  When the stream falls on holiday weekends I always get concerned about who might be listening live.  Especially on a holiday as somber as this one is in the U.S.  It should be a time of remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the country.  Somber stuff indeed but the show is actually two days before the holiday & the show must & did go on!  Surprisingly, the number of live listeners actually startled me & the positive feedback made it a show worth cataloging here.  It started with the usual Punk pick me up to get things rolling.  Two of the bands highlighted, The Lurkers & Subway Sect, hadn't made a show appearance in over half a decade. That was followed by familiar New Wave faves The Fixx, Simple Minds & INXS.  From there, the following blocks touched on the 2010's (Peace, Klaxons, Divine Fits), Classic Post-Punk (Killing Joke, P.I.L., Wolfgang Press). The 1st half of the show ended in Indie bliss from Everything But The Girl, Saltwater Sun, FURS & Tennis.  The full listing is below.

  1. The Adverts - "Gary Gilmore's Eyes"
  2. The Lurkers - "Ain't Got A Clue"
  3. The Undertones - "Get Over You"
  4. Vic Goddard & The Subway Sect - "Ambition"
  5. The Ramones - "Somebody Put Something In My Drink"
  6. The Fixx - "The Sign Of Fire"
  7. B-Movie - "Nowhere Girl"
  8. Simple Minds - "Speed Your Love To Me"
  9. INXS - "This Time"
  10. Duran Duran - "Anyone Out There"
  11. Peace - "Bloodshake"
  12. Klaxons - "Golden Skans"
  13. The Wombats - "Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)"
  14. Foals - "My Number"
  15. Divine Fits - "My Love Is Real"
  16. Killing Joke - "Love Like Blood"
  17. Gang Of Four - "We Live As We Dream, Alone"
  18. Public Image Ltd - "The Body"
  19. The Wolfgang Press - "Forty Days, Thirty Nights"
  20. Wire - "Nocturnal Koreans"
  21. Shriekback - "Nemesis"
  22. Pixies - "Gouge Away"
  23. Sonic Youth - "100%"
  24. Bob Mould - "Very Temporary"
  25. Superchunk - "Cruel Summer"
  26. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - "Me And Mia"
  27. Everything But The Girl - "Don't Leave Me Behind"
  28. Saltwater Sun - "Making Eyes"
  29. Ladyhawke - "Black White & Blue"
  30. FURS - "Natives"
  31. Royalty - "Bottle Breaker"
  32. Tennis - "Origins"

The 2nd half of the show started similarly to the beginning.  Except in lieu of Punk it went upbeat New Wave.  The B-52's, FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks), & Oingo Boingo were some of the standouts.  A gloomy set followed with classics from N.I.N. & Ministry but there was newness as well.  Death Bells made their 1st appearance & considering it's from their first release, it's quite impressive.  An all new block of 2016 releases from Primal Scream, Richard Ashcroft & others got the show out of mothballs for a block.  The The, David Sylvian, & other heavy hitters rounded out an incredibly entertaining evening.  The full listing follows.   

  1. The B-52's - "Mesopotamia"
  2. FFS - "Call Girl"
  3. Talking Heads - "Girlfriend Is Better"
  4. Oingo Boingo - "Weird Science"
  5. Blondie - "Rapture"
  6. N.I.N. - "That's What I get"
  7. Ministry - "Say You're Sorry"
  8. Death Bells - "Perfect Skin"
  9. Xymox - "Obsession"
  10. Kindest Cuts - "Keeping Distance"
  11. The The - "Song Without An Ending"
  12. Bill Nelson - "Tender Is The Night"
  13. Githead - "These Days"
  14. David Sylvian - "Heartbeat"
  15. Martin Rossiter - "No One Left To Blame"
  16. Primal Scream - "Where The Light Gets In"
  17. Richard Ashcroft - "Everybody Needs Somebody To Hurt"
  18. Operators - "Cold Light"
  19. We Are Scientists - "Classic Love"
  20. Oscar - "Sometimes"
  21. Depeche Mode - "Sea Of Sin"
  22. New Order - "Age Of Consent"
  23. Bauhaus - "Kick In The Eye"
  24. Siouxsie & The Banshees - "Hong Kong Garden"
  25. The Cure - "It's Not You"
  26. Viva Brother - "Darling Buds Of May"
  27. Little Comets - "Adultery"
  28. Flashguns - "Passions Of A Different Kind"
  29. The Jungle Giants - "She's A Riot"
  30. Morrissey - "Human Being"

It was quite a night!  I want to extend a few special thank yous to some incredible people who religiously listen & contribute in some way to the show.  But first, a special thank you to a talented young woman I met at the recent Cure concert & that is Kim in Calgary!  Thanks for listening when you could while in the middle of an art crawl!  Thank you.  But as for the long standing stalwarts, thanks to Wade, Milt & Trish, Barb, Dave, Ben, Paula & Harry, Christina & so many more.  Special thanks to Sherri for dealing with two years of paranoia, cursing & hand wringing every two weeks.  Finally, Claire, you've inspired much more than you'll ever know.  Until the next stream... 

J. Rotten


    Posted on May 30, 2016 and filed under Alternative Music, Indie Music, New Wave, Punk, Post Punk, Goth.