Archive for June 2015

The History of Punk Playlist #37


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 29 June, when Professor David Mills returned to the show!

This show focused on the protest music of the Boomers. Professor Mills had 5 main themes:

1. As baby-boomers came of age, they discovered the world really wasn’t that great. They decided it had to change, and they’d be the ones to do it. With music specifically, they built on the existing foundation of folk and protest songs and wrote about what affected them.

2. The 1960s were a period of growing awareness of social problems like Civil Rights, the environment, and Indigenous rights, and the popular music of the time reflected this.

3. The Vietnam War was the issue impacting white teenagers most directly in the USA – because of that whole draft thing. The war also heightened existing social problems domestically.

4. Canadians were especially prescient observers of the situation in the United States – while not having to worry about being drafted, they could still see how the behaviour of the country was in sharp contrast to its founding myths. Such as, you know, liberty!

5. By the end of the 1960s, folks increasingly believed that the war had come home (at Kent State for example). Because of this, the Boomers were in conflict with the older generation and those in power. This led to the politics of generational identity.

1. The Clash (London) – “Know Your Rights”
2. The Yardbirds (London) – “Shape of Things to Come”
3. Thunderclap Newman (London) – “Something in the Air”
4. Hedgehoppers Anonymous (Peterborough) – “It’s Good News Week”
5. Barry McGuire (Pasadena) – “Eve of Destruction”
6. Rolling Stones (London) – “Street Fighting Man”
7. Steppenwolf (Toronto) – “Monster”
8. Creedence Clearwater Revival (El Cerrito) – “Fortunate Son”
9. Country Joe and the Fish (Berkeley) -“The ‘Fish’ Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag”
10. The Bossmen (Toronto) – “Brainwashed”
11. Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Not in Laurel Canyon) – “Ohio”


“Art = the Clash = Politics” The Clash play Edmonton, 29 June 1982


Today in 1982, The Clash performed in Edmonton at the Kinsmen Fieldhouse. CJSR volunteers contributing to the station’s fanzine, Airtight, were there to cover the show.

Airtight August 82 Cover

An interview with Paul Simonon and Kosmo Vinyl:

AT August 1982 p.1

A review by Marc Coulavin:

AT August 1982 p.4

And another review by none other than Marcus Aurelius!

AT August 1982 p. 5

The History of Punk Playlist #36


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 15 June!

1. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (San Francisco) – “Teenage Disease”
2. Brian Jonestown Massacre (San Francisco) – “Satellite”
3. The Dandy Warhols (Portland) – “Cool as Kim Deal”
4. The Breeders (Boston) – “When I was a Painter”
5. The Vibrators (London) – “Troops of Tomorrow”
6. Reagan Youth (Rego Park) – “Brave New World”
7. Black Flag (LA) – “Rise Above”
8. Worst Days Down (Edmonton) – “Dear Lorrie Goldstein”
9. Stiff Little Fingers (Belfast) – “Alternative Ulster”
10. Artificial Dissemination (Toronto/Hamilton) – “Charms”



The History of Punk Radio Show #35


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 8 June! David Gault made a playlist all about garage rock!

“Garage Rock Part II” 

1. The Clash (London) – “I Fought the Law”
2. Them (Belfast) – “If you and I could be as Two”
3. The Kinks (London) – “All Day and All of the Night”
4. The Strange Boys (Austin) – “Be Brave”
5. Iggy Pop (Detroit) – “Lust for Life”
6. The Black Lips (Atlanta) – “Bad Kids”
7. The Hives (Fagersta) – “The Hives Declare Guerre Nucleaire”
8. The Sonics (Tacoma) – “Money”
9. Detroit Cobras (Detroit) – “Leave my Kitten Alone”
10. The White Stripes (Detroit) – “Fell in Love with a Girl”
11. The Only Ones (London) – “Another Girls Another Planet”
12. The Strokes (NYC) – “Someday”
13. The Clash (London) – “Brand New Cadillac”
14. The Libertines (London) – “Time for Heroes”
15. Iggy Pop (Detroit) – “The Passenger”


The History of Punk Radio Show #34


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 1 June!

1. The Vibrators (London) – “Judy Says (knock you in the head)”
2. Death (Detroit) – “You’re a Prisoner”
3. Reagan Youth (Rego Park) – “USA”
4. The Replacements (Minneapolis–Saint Paul) – “Seen your Video”
5. The Sonics (Tacoma) – “Have Love, Will Travel”
6. Kim Fowley (LA) – “Long Live Rock n Roll”
7. Los Saicos (Lima) – “Come On”
8. X (LA) – “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts (Demo)”
9. Joy Division (Manchester) – “She’s Lost Control”
10. Dead Kennedys (San Francisco) – “Life Sentence”
11. East End Radicals (Montreal) – “Back to the Start”
12. Ramones (NYC) – “Rock n Roll Radio”
13. Clash (London) – “Capital Radio”
14. Isotopes (Vancouver) – “Hasta la Vista, Baby”
15 Rancid (Berkeley) – “Roots Radicals”
15. Needs (Vancouver) – “We Forgot the Records to our Record Release Show”


“A Band Called Death”


The History of Punk Radio Show #33


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 25 May, when Professor David Mills returned to the show!

“Garage Rock” 

1. Richard Hell and the Voidoids (NYC) – “Blank Generation”
2. The Velvet Underground (NYC) – “I Can’t Stand It”
3. Talking Heads (NYC) – “Psycho Killer”
4. The Kingsmen (Portland) – “Louie, Louie”
5. Richard Berry (LA) – “Louie, Louie”
6. The Sonics (Tacoma) – “Louie, Louie”
7. The Seeds (LA) – “Can’t Seem to Make you Mine”
8. The Sandells LA) – “Dirty Water”
9. The Seeds (LA) – “Pushin’ Too Hard”
10. 13th Floor Elevators (Austin) – “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
11. Question Mark and the Mysterians (Bay City) – “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
12. MC5 (Detroit) – “Kick out the Jams”
13. Them (Belfast) – “Gloria”
14. Patti Smith (NYC) – “Gloria”

-Dave Marsh, Louie, Louie
-Dave Marsh, Heart of Rock & Roll
-Peter Blecha, Sonic Boom
-Biographies of Van Morrison by Clinton Heylin, Johnny Rogen, Steve Turner, Greil Marcus

Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era