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The History of Punk Radio Show #3


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 6 October!


1. The Minutemen (San Pedro) – “This Ain’t No Picnic”
2. The Cramps (NYC) – “Mean Machine”
3. Minor Threat (Washington DC) – “Guilty of Being White”
4. The Germs (Los Angeles) – “Lexicon Devil”
5. Black Flag (Los Angeles) – “Nervous Breakdown”
6. MDC (Austin) – “John Wayne was a Fascist”
7. Mission of Burma (Boston) – “That’s When I Reach for my Revolver”
8. Pixies (Boston) – “Wave of Mutilation”
9. The Misfits (Lodi) – “All Hell Breaks Loose”
10. The Replacements (Minneapolis–Saint Paul) – “I Will Dare”
11. Hüsker Dü (Minneapolis–Saint Paul) – “Don’t Wanna Know if you are Lonely”
12. SNFU (Edmonton) – “She’s not on the Menu”
13. The Smalls (Edmonton) – “Two Pigs in a Gunny Sack”
14. The Dishrags (Vancouver) – “I Don’t Love You”
15. DOA (Vancouver) – “Kill, Kill, This is Pop”
16. The Subhumans (Vancouver) – “Death to the Sickoids”

The History of Punk, Class #3


The Edmonton Free School
Saturday 26 May 1:30PM
Location: Humanities 1-14, The University of Alberta
All-Ages, All-Welcome

“The Underground Punk Network”

By following the DIY ethic, the alternative music milieu in North America created a vast network that spanned the continent and operated outside the mainstream music industry. We will examine the bands, scene participants, and institutions that turned a few scattered, fledgling communities into a viable cultural force.

Music Scenes, pp. 1-10
Tune in, Turn On, Go Punk, pp. 42-52.
We’ve got the Neutron Bomb, pp. 53-56
All Over But the Shouting, pp. 78-85
Our Band Could Be Your Life, pp. 131-133
Gimme Something Better, pp. 185-206
On the Road to Nirvana, pp. 23-30

The Runaways – “Cherry Bomb” 
The Decline of Western Civilization Part 1(The Germs)
Germs – “What we do is Secret”
The Replacements – “Kids Don’t Follow”
Hüsker Dü – “Eight Miles High”
Minutemen “Ain’t no Picnic” 
Black Flag – “Six Pack”
Bad Brains – “Banned in DC” Live at CBGB 1982
Minor Threat – “Minor Threat”
MDC – “John Wayne was a Nazi”
Butthole Surfers – “Cough Syrup”
Mission of Burma – “That’s When I Reach for my Revolver”
The Pixies – “Hey” Live 1988
U-MEN – “They”
Sonic Youth – “Teenage Riot”
Fugazi – “Waiting Room” 

Making the World Safe for Punk Rock


doa_talk_action_=_0Before Blink 182, Nirvana, Rancid, Green Day, Pennywise, NOFX,  or the Offspring, there was D.O.A.

Before bands and the wider independent music community created a network that enabled bands to survive on the road and (almost) make money, there was D.O.A.

Before it was trendy for musicians to support environmental causes because it could increase their own popularity, there was D.O.A.

Before the Iron Curtain fell and bands didn’t play in Eastern Europe, there was D.O.A.

Joey “Shithead” Keithley

On the frontlines of punk rock since the late 1970s, the Vancouver band D.O.A. has been playing music, touring the world, supporting political causes, and developing alternative cultural institutions….mostly all out of a broken down van. D.O.A. has gone through many changes over the years, but the one person that has stayed steadfast, loyal and true is Joey “Shithead” Keithley. Not only that, but he’s written a book.