Tonight's mix (I'm actually typing this at 2 in the morning after getting back from the Yummy Fur reunion show) starts off with Malcontents, a rare 1980 track from the Austin band Reversible Cords I love this song because it reminds me of one of my favorite things about Austin (where i lived in '99 and 2000)- it's role as a magnet and safe haven for all kinds of misfits and freaks from the rest of the state- you'd have whole households full of punks from Denton, queers from Lubbock, art nerds from San Antonio, etc. etc.
It's a similar urge that drew me to underground DIY culture in the first place and keeps me from fitting in anywhere else.
This mix also features what I believe is a Mix-A-Day exclusive! A rare '81 track(never before digitized?!) from Boston post-punks Vitamin given to me personally by their violinist Margie Politzer, who currently is a graphic-designer/photographer/neighbor here in West Philly. Thanks Margie!
1. Reversible Cords- Malcontents
2. Larkin Grimm- Link In Your Chain
3. Bascom Lamar Lunsford- I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground
4. Shrimp Boat- Rocks Are Oil
5. Vitamin- Black Sheep
6. Witchknot- Baba Yaga
7. Vulgar Remedies- Vivir Amar Reir Luchar
8. Dog Faced Hermans- Love Is The Heart Of Everything
9. BruteHeart- Nevermind
10. White Magic- Winds
11. John Cale- You Know More Than I Know
12. James Carter & The Mighty Stars- You Don't Know
13. His Name Is Alive- Last One