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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The Freeform Pathogen

Nov 2, 2022 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM


With Mike Lupica

Freeform radio for creative weirdos and deskbound dreamers. A sonic one-stop for Acid Dub, Beardo Bhangra, Micro-Folk Turntablism, Krautdrone, Cambodian Synthwave, Glam Pop, Art-Damaged Metal, Electro-Stoner Jazz, Proto Soul-Punk, DIY Hip-Hop, Psychedelic EDM, Minimalist Power Violence, Pre-Hipster NYC Weirdcore, and Afro-Hillbilly Futurism. Up and down this goddam dial since 1992.

All 90s Independent 7"s


Wednesday night pitcrew please rise! And in the words of my man Crosley Bendix, "why don't you just put down that fanzine, turn off that TV, take off all your silly clothes and... think this over?"

Tonight (for a change), we gather here for a purpose. I've been spinning a freeform mix of all 7" singles over the course of the last two shows, but tonight, we narrow the focus to zero in on the 1990s punk, DIY, independent, and experimental scene -- a scene which was just lousy with 7" singles and which I acquired gazillions of as a Gen-Xer who spent most of the 1990s haunting gigs and hole-in-the-wall record shops. However, as I got older and ornery-er, and the specter of (boring) life changes one's 30s tends to usher in, I eventually decided that a ton of that music had aged badly and I wanted it out of my house. So I got rid of it -- some of it I sold, some of it I gave away (at least a car trunk's full of it to the kids who hosted the legendary Unaccompanied Minors show on WPRB circa 2000), and some of it was probably skimmed by unscrupulous roommates, of which I had plenty on my path from being the longhaired, cig-huffing slacker-of-yore, to the refined, cultured, and urbane Gentleman Of a Certain Age that graces your airwaves this evening.

But some of those singles I kept. And tonight, I will play 7" selections from that era and from those scenes from all the stuff that narrowly escaped the axe of vengeance some of us call Getting Old And Not Giving A Shit Anymore. BY NO MEANS is this meant to be a comprehensive or academic overview of the 1990s indie / punk singles scene. That horse has been beaten to death (partially by me, back in another life). Instead, tonight aims to be an intensely personal review of music I was likely tempted to jettison at some point, but decided to hang on to for some profound reason or another.

Above all else, don't forget to support freeform radio! Our Fall Fundraiser is still cranking away in the background, so if you feel like validating our weirdo tendencies, the best way to do so is by visiting our pledge site and making a donation. Thank you!

The Freeform Pathogen
8:01 PM
Fugazi - Song #1
Fugazi Song #1
7" Dischord 1990
8:09 PM
Cobra Verde - A Story I Can Sell
Cobra Verde A Story I Can Sell
7" Scat 1995
8:12 PM
Thee Headcoats - Thief
Thee Headcoats Thief
7" 360 Twist 1996
8:15 PM
World of Pooh - Someone Wants You Dead
World of Pooh Someone Wants You Dead
7" K 1990
8:19 PM
Gallon Drunk - The Last Gasp
Gallon Drunk The Last Gasp
7" Butcher's Hook 1991
8:23 PM
Dahlia Seed - Milk
Dahlia Seed Milk
Split 7" w/ Greyhouse V/A Troubleman Unlimited 1994
8:26 PM
The Warlock Pinchers - Confrontation Yeah! Yeah!
The Warlock Pinchers Confrontation Yeah! Yeah!
Colorado Krew III: This is My Donut 2x7" V/A Donut Crew 1990
8:29 PM
Word Uprising - People
Word Uprising People
Opry Outcasts 7" V/A Super Seven 1990
8:33 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
8:42 PM
New Bomb Turks - I'm Weak
New Bomb Turks I'm Weak
7" Get Hip 1993
8:45 PM
Children's Crusade - Blue Venus Aflame
Children's Crusade Blue Venus Aflame
7" Scat 1990
Recorded 1985, but not released until '90
8:52 PM
Madder Rose - Madder Rose
Madder Rose Madder Rose
7" Rockville 1992
8:55 PM
Beak - Airplane
Beak Airplane
7" Insignificant 1994
9:00 PM
Belreve - Walk
Belreve Walk
Cowtown Vol. 1 7" V/A Anyway 1992
9:02 PM
The Stiffs - Blown Apart Baby
The Stiffs Blown Apart Baby
7" Holy Plastic 1994
9:04 PM
Illyah Kuryahkin - Lotus Pool
Illyah Kuryahkin Lotus Pool
7" Arena Rock 1996
9:07 PM
The Iotas - Tellers Jones
The Iotas Tellers Jones
7" Crisis 1991
9:16 PM
The Grifters - Soda Pop
The Grifters Soda Pop
7" Shangri-La 1992
9:16 PM
The Starlite Desperation - Our Product
The Starlite Desperation Our Product
7" Catchpenny 1997
9:20 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
9:30 PM
Nausea - Electrodes
Nausea Electrodes
Murders Among Us 7" V/A Vermiform 1990
9:33 PM
GO! - Survival/It's Up To You
GO! Survival/It's Up To You
7" Noo Yawk Records 1990
9:35 PM
Die Kreuzen - Land of Treason
Die Kreuzen Land of Treason
7" Touch & Go 1990
Germs cover
9:37 PM
Buzzoven - I Never
Buzzoven I Never
Wound 7" Allied 1992
9:39 PM
Christ On a Crutch - What You Don't Give Me I'll Have to Steal
Christ On a Crutch What You Don't Give Me I'll Have to Steal
Things I Stole 7" V/A Disaster Productions 1991
9:43 PM
Rancid Hell Spawn - Rottweiler Girl
Rancid Hell Spawn Rottweiler Girl
split 7" with the Fells Toxic Shock 1991
9:43 PM
Computer Cougar - 190 BPM
Computer Cougar 190 BPM
7" Gern Blandsten 1999
9:45 PM
The Astro Zombies - Shake It
The Astro Zombies Shake It
7" Poe Records 1994
9:53 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
9:56 PM
Versus - Forest Fire
Versus Forest Fire
7" Pop Narcotic 1992
9:59 PM
Emory Swank - Center City
Emory Swank Center City
7" Watermark 1996
10:03 PM
The Chrome Cranks - Lost Time Blues
The Chrome Cranks Lost Time Blues
7" PCP Entertainment 1996
10:07 PM
Flying Saucer - A Place
Flying Saucer A Place
7" Homestead 1991
10:08 PM
Mr. Wrong - State of Grace
Mr. Wrong State of Grace
7" Wrong 1993
10:14 PM
Blunderbuss - 2 Million Dollar Coma
Blunderbuss 2 Million Dollar Coma
Road to Arizona 7" Homestead 1993
10:19 PM
The Wipers - Never Win
The Wipers Never Win
7" T/K Records 1993
10:21 PM
Nuisance - Big Sky
Nuisance Big Sky
7" V/A Kirbdog 1991
10:30 PM
All Scars - Where Are the Humans?
All Scars Where Are the Humans?
7" Ace Fu 1998
10:32 PM
Burnversion - License Apply 4
Burnversion License Apply 4
7" Organizer 1996
Guessing at the year on this one. No info on the record or on Discogs. There is, however, a fax # on the sleeve.
10:33 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
10:41 PM
Volcano Suns - Openings
Volcano Suns Openings
7" Quarterstick 1991
10:44 PM
The Fluid - Tin Top Toy
The Fluid Tin Top Toy
7" Sub Pop 1990
10:47 PM
The Celibate Rifles - Spirits
The Celibate Rifles Spirits
7" Munster 1995
10:49 PM
Garden Variety - Parker
Garden Variety Parker
Split 7" w/ Dahlia Seed Mint Tone 1994
10:54 PM
Urban Farmers - Duke
Urban Farmers Duke
Resolve 7" V/A Uprising 1994
Chat is archived.
jimboo 8:01:13 PM
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:02:47 PM
Fugazi 💙💙💙
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 8:03:02 PM
The masks come off!
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:03:14 PM
I have a contact high from driving around in my neighborhood
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 8:04:06 PM
Commie Francis - Howdy Neighbor. :)
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:04:33 PM
Request: GO!
Marcus Watt 8:05:07 PM
I love your written intro.
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:05:08 PM
What is this, 30 episodes of Anti Static in a row?
Marcus Watt 8:05:59 PM
Song # 1 is not what?
richard pledged-up lyons 8:06:06 PM
cracks music
Guelo La Donadora 8:06:41 PM
Scratchy scrat-
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:06:47 PM
Oooh get ready mute hand
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:06:56 PM
Yes, I did quote this song in my high school yearbook.
Marcus Watt 8:07:01 PM
Repeater is amazing!
richard pledged-up lyons 8:07:20 PM
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 8:07:31 PM
I would pay extra for pops.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:07:33 PM
I still got itVoice>
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:07:41 PM
Request yes she is my skinhead girl
Rob from Maryland 8:08:16 PM
I second Commie's request!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:08:33 PM
I will totally play GO! later, Commie. Got a whole set of ABC no RIO-era sounds in the bullpen.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:08:56 PM
RIO 👁️👁️
Rob from Maryland 8:09:03 PM
Ambrose Hughes 8:09:24 PM
Fugsrazi ...Hello Mike!
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:09:26 PM
Ahhhh yes. Please don't play bugout society
Marcus Watt 8:10:15 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 8:10:58 PM
I'm not sure if Doug was in the band yet (when this was recorded?), but for you Doug Gillard fans, I have got a mega-treat coming up later!
jimboo 8:13:57 PM
Nice...know I gotta stack of Childish 7" in my Keeper Box of 100 Singles.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:14:21 PM
Is that 100 Childish singles? Because that it totally possible.
jimboo 8:14:52 PM
Oh no...less than 5?
Mike Lupica (host) 8:16:42 PM
I know a guy who claimed to have collected every single Billy Childish recording ever released. He was... sort of a broken and sad man.
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:17:32 PM
Did he live in a small house made out of those records?
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:18:05 PM
Careful! That's a load-bearing Mighty Caesars single!
Donating Supporting Monthly 8:18:24 PM
Was it Billy Childish himself?
Marcus Watt 8:18:27 PM
I'm like that with Peter Hammill. Kidding. That's not possible
Mike Lupica (host) 8:18:48 PM
Move the Milkshakes 45 up to turn on the hot water.
Ambrose Hughes 8:20:24 PM
Billy Childish is a tireless artist, I think he's put out 4 Albums this year ...so far as The William Loveday Intention!
jimboo 8:20:33 PM
The Vinyl Shack of Childish had no utilities whatsoever.
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:20:56 PM
Jerry from Jerry's records in Pittsburgh told me he out records inside his walls for insulation.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:21:07 PM
I believe it.
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:21:17 PM
Quite possible he owned every Billy childish record too
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:21:36 PM
He certainly owned them all as store stock at some point
Marcus Watt 8:21:37 PM
Saw these guys open for PJ Harvey long ago.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:21:40 PM
Jerry used to send me t-shirts all the time that said "Don't Bury Jerry", but I could never wear them because they were all 3xxL
Mike Lupica (host) 8:22:05 PM
Nice, Marcus! Never saw them, but their records are great. Opening for PJ seems like a good fit.
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:22:21 PM
Yes i have one of those huge shirts
jimboo 8:23:56 PM
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:23:59 PM
It's Tracy!
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:24:05 PM
Thought that was Aunt Beru.
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:24:53 PM
@Commie, I have texted her.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:25:13 PM
Good thing I flipped the record over in that case.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:25:22 PM
Apologies to Greyhouse.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:28:02 PM
Jon, can you check to see if anyone else has played the Warlock Pinchers since the last time I played the Warlock Pinchers?
jimboo 8:28:28 PM
Pinch me, I'm dreaming...
jimboo 8:29:16 PM
Jon, don't just check PRB, check the WORLD.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:29:56 PM
in: world "warlock pinchers" + "wprb"
Ossy Hyouka 8:29:59 PM
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 8:30:44 PM
I only wish you guys had 3xxL shirt sizes for donor loot. It's not eazy being at tall!
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:31:25 PM
You played them 9/2. Jen played them 6/25.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:31:45 PM
This is surely the first time the picsleeve for a Superseven Records release has been displayed on a webcam.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:31:55 PM
Jon, text Doug Moody.
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:32:01 PM
Sorry! Jen did not play them. Jimbeaux referenced them in her chat!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:32:32 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 8:32:43 PM
Jen just texted me, she is on a bike (but listening)
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:33:46 PM
This PLAYLIST is All That And A Bag Of Chips, HomeSkillet DJ MikeLupica! #1990s #45s
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:33:50 PM
Mike, this link is for you.
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:33:52 PM
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:34:38 PM
Breaking down the walls is from the 80s
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:34:43 PM
Andrew Gruen 8:36:12 PM
hey, I saw rednecks in pain at abc too
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:37:50 PM
Ossy Hyouka 8:40:05 PM
Indeed, most others are on literal repeat every second and rarely something new.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:40:29 PM
HELL NO. Long live WPRB!!
Donating Supporting Monthly 8:40:49 PM
only when the world ends?!
Marcus Watt 8:42:43 PM
I suspect every regular in the Wednesday Night Pit Crew donates. It's important.
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:42:54 PM
Wow! An all 3" CD show, Mike! Can't believe you just promised that tonight on your show!
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:42:57 PM
Election night 😬 I hope the Trenton voters don't fumble this
Mike Lupica (host) 8:44:26 PM
Andrew! No way! There were only like 15 people at that show -- nice seeing you again. Was that 1989?
Marcus Watt 8:44:40 PM
Trenton? I'm in PA. Fucking Dröz? Yes, his real name has an umlaut.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:45:03 PM
Marcus, Doug Gillard content is up next.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:45:13 PM
Ewww, I said "content".
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 8:46:02 PM
No medium without it... So there's that.
StitchingPink💖 8:46:33 PM
The imagery of WPRB putting its hand on my knee on the first date made me laugh out loud! Love it.
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 8:48:02 PM
@StitchingPink, I thought that was funny too.
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:48:28 PM
bill and i are placing bets on which bands get played in the abc set
Teresa Yes I Did!nate 8:48:34 PM
Well HELLO fellows of the Pit Crew! I have a (hopefully not too obnoxious) request -- and ONLY if you've already selected it out of your 7" collection and were gonna anyway -- um... do you have anything from small NYC hardcore label 'Wreck-Age'? Yuppicide was one of their bands...
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:48:49 PM
also andrew that is wild that you were at that (i wasn't!)
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 8:49:01 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 8:49:30 PM
Oh Teresa! I got rid of my Yuppicide 45 years ago (Stupid Mike! Stupid Mike!) but the ABC hardcore-heavy set is coming up next, so I hope you will hear something adjacent that you will dig!
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 8:50:04 PM
@Commie, yea, funny yuppie cannibals for sure.
Andrew Gruen 8:50:11 PM
I thought the R.I.P. show was 1990 but some memories are fuzzier than others! wasnt it a matinee?
Mike Lupica (host) 8:50:45 PM
Weren't they all matinees? I don't think I ever went to a nighttime show there. And if there's one thing I love, it's goin' to the hardcore show and gettin' to bed on tim!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:50:49 PM
Donating Supporting Monthly 8:51:13 PM
really like this one
Mike Lupica (host) 8:51:33 PM
This is absolutely one of my fave songs of all time. I buy this record every time I see it just so I can give it to someone.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:51:44 PM
(It usually costs a dollar.)
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 8:52:49 PM
@DSM yuppers. ! buck!?! Try that act at Starbucks. smh
Donating Supporting Monthly 8:53:36 PM
That is a bargain for sure, I will be on the look out.
Teresa Yes I Did!nate 8:53:50 PM
I hold the wonderful couple who ran Wreck-Age personally responsible for Rob and I reproducing. When she was just the newest of newborns, we had the pleasure of meeting her and our biological clocks started ticking like crazy. And now she's turning 30! Anyway -- I went to at least a handful of those ABC No Rio/CBGB all-ages matinee shows so I'm SUPER-PSYCHED to hear your selections from way back when!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:54:08 PM
By the way, if you want to pop the webcam out in a new tab/window, here's the direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yC2DdlCXPM
Mike Lupica (host) 8:54:32 PM
Teresa, that is awesome!
Teresa Yes I Did!nate 8:54:42 PM
*That would be Amber & Pavlos' first child Charlene
jimboo 8:55:02 PM
Oh my...mad for Madder Rose!
Andrew Gruen 8:56:30 PM
haha, i guess they were all matinees. some of those early ones had pretty low attendance
Mike Lupica (host) 8:56:37 PM
Jimboo, that's still my fave thing they ever did. I think they got kinda big for a while, right?
Mike Lupica (host) 8:57:06 PM
@Andrew, yes, it wasn't until they started serving Food Not Bombs that the big crowds started showing up.
Ambrose Hughes 8:58:54 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 8:59:25 PM
Good ear, Ambrose! Beak were the heirs apparent to Flipper's throne of demented-ness.
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 8:59:50 PM
This is much better than I remembered, could be Writhing Squares song!
StitchingPink💖 9:00:00 PM
That Madder Rose brought back all sorts of college radio memories
Ambrose Hughes 9:00:22 PM
Theirs a Beak from the UK doing the rounds nowadays!
Teresa Yes I Did!nate 9:01:11 PM
@Jon -- I totally hear a connection with Writhing Squares too! Yeah, that Beak single rules!
Andrew Gruen 9:01:18 PM
the antischism show at abc in 1990 was my first date with my girlfriend. she had never been to a punk show before. we're still together
Mike Lupica (host) 9:01:42 PM
Andrew -- WOW!
Ambrose Hughes 9:01:44 PM
Ha! Demented-ness, it's catching.
Teresa Yes I Did!nate 9:02:06 PM
@Andrew -- Love that! Nice!!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:02:07 PM
Pink, they were pretty ha-yooj at PRB at the time!
Ambrose Hughes 9:02:39 PM
@Andrew, that's freaking cool!
Marcus Watt 9:03:57 PM
I checked Blue Venus Aflame on YouTube, and it has less than 900 views in 12 years. We all have better taste than the rest of humanity, apparently.
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:04:13 PM
@Andrew, Ha! I am thinkin' it was more than a punk show. lol
Mike Lupica (host) 9:04:19 PM
I feel like there's an enormous amount of pressure building up about this hardcore/ABC set.
Andrew Gruen 9:04:24 PM
i couldn't talk her into seeing AOD with me this weekend, though.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:04:35 PM
Which is funny because I assume that will make most people shut off their radios.
Andrew Gruen 9:05:13 PM
the Wednesday night pit crew isn't "most people"
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:05:21 PM
The off button is my friend.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:05:56 PM
This is a super set
Mike Lupica (host) 9:06:19 PM
Andrew, congrats on the time machine!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:06:24 PM
Thanks TAndy!
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 9:06:55 PM
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:08:07 PM
it's not a big deal mike, i just won't ever speak to you again if you leave anything out or include the wrong thing
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:08:37 PM
I may also be visiting California again around this time next year. I suppose I can spread the good word out west during the pledge drive if the timing is right!
Marcus Watt 9:08:54 PM
It's spelled Illya Kuryakin. I was a huge Man from U.N.C.L.E. fan as a child.
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:08:57 PM
Well that narrows it down to science Commie..
Mike Lupica (host) 9:09:49 PM
I think the band added the "H" in a ham-fisted attempt to avoid a lawsuit?
Marcus Watt 9:10:39 PM
An H to each name?
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:11:03 PM
@Marcus - LOL, Mr. Solo eat yer heart out!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:11:12 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 9:11:43 PM
Commie, great. Don't expect any Animal Crackers or Hell No.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:12:02 PM
Or Born Against, who were totally the Sebadoh of hardcore.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:12:16 PM
(Just trying to increase Google hits for this playlist.)
Marcus Watt 9:12:52 PM
It's working.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:14:15 PM
Man, the Grifters were so fuckin' cool.
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 9:14:52 PM
I went running to Crappin You Negative yesterday!
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 9:15:23 PM
Some of the production choices are extremely weird but in a way that doesn't make it dated (or of earth).
Mike Lupica (host) 9:15:25 PM
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:15:36 PM
i want to tell my grifters story again but i think everyone has heard it
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:15:37 PM
That's Zen level Jon.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:15:53 PM
"Get Outta that Spaceship and Fight Like a Man" was my email footer for years.
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 9:16:20 PM
Have we traded Grifters stories, Commie? If not, we should. If so, we should again!
Teresa Yes I Did!nate 9:16:26 PM
Uh-uh! I haven't heard it, Commie! Do tell!
Marcus Watt 9:16:51 PM
Jon, Commie, I'm curious.
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:17:09 PM
my story is just about driving through albany with my dad on the way to a camping trip and hearing 2 college djs desperately trying to give away grifters tickets. and they were speaking in thurston howell voices
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 9:17:17 PM
I yield the floor. Will wait my turn.
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:17:34 PM
that's the whole story. no one ever called. i couldn't call because there weren't really cell phones yet and i was going camping
Mike Lupica (host) 9:18:09 PM
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:18:51 PM
Thurston Howell is quite the ticket lovey.
Marcus Watt 9:19:20 PM
I'm a huge fan of Jim Thompson, who wrote the novel The Grifters.
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 9:19:40 PM
After The Grifters played New Brunswick in 1993 or so they came to stay at my parents' house but it snowed a bunch overnight and they could not get up my parents' icy street / to their show in Cleveland so The Grifters (plus their two PR people - Hi, Vicki if you're still here) lived with us for 2-3 days.
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 9:20:27 PM
It was an adorable culture clash.
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:21:01 PM
Boardman outta ya mind. lol
Teresa Yes I Did!nate 9:22:03 PM
I applaud both of your stories! #notakers #adorablecultureclash
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:22:13 PM
i never had a band stay at my parents house but i tried to book a show for harriet the spy and they would have stayed at my mom's. i couldn't make the show happen but i did meet my husband trying to network to someone who could help me figure out how to book it
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:24:07 PM
DJ MikeLupica giggles ❤️‍🔥
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 9:24:10 PM
My parents were very skeptical of bands staying with them because of "the rock & roll lifestyle" but I talked them into a band staying with us who turned out to be a bunch of British actuaries and barristers. The floodgates opened!
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:25:06 PM
my mom was concerned that harriet the spy would use too much water
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:25:07 PM
Parents are surprizingly cool.
Jon "pledge.wprb.com" Solomon 9:26:03 PM
25-30 years down the line my parents still ask me about various bands that slept in their home. Some have become their friends too!
Marcus Watt 9:26:04 PM
Jodie Foster's Army got sued, didn't they?
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:26:47 PM
That is lovely Jon! Folks are folks!
unoclay 9:27:07 PM
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:27:31 PM
JFA! LMAO. Only here!
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:29:33 PM
pittsburgh hardcore legends caustic christ had a song called doesn't anyone want to impress jodie foster anymore, they didn't get sued
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:29:34 PM
Notes will be taken.
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:30:25 PM
Andrew Gruen 9:30:54 PM
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:31:32 PM
<3 <3 <3 <3
David Shortell 9:32:53 PM
I went to a few of those Rutgers' Scott Hall shows, Mike. Didja catch the Velvet Underground there in 1966?
Marcus Watt 9:34:03 PM
David, yes.1966.
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:35:15 PM
i bet this is the first time go! has been played on the radio since the 90s
Mike Lupica (host) 9:35:30 PM
Before my time, David!
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:35:39 PM
Jon, that sounds incredible.
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:36:17 PM
my first show at abc was jawbreaker, filth, citizens arrest and go! and born against too?
Mike Lupica (host) 9:37:12 PM
Wow, you got into that? It weas too packed when I arrived, no more folks allowed in. That was a serious fire/death trap.
Andrew Gruen 9:37:40 PM
commie, i was definitely at that one!
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:37:45 PM
yes i was punctual
Teresa Yes I Did!nate 9:37:48 PM
OMG, Commie! I think I was at that show too!
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:38:01 PM
i was also 13!!!
Marcus Watt 9:38:03 PM
What year?
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:38:08 PM
Andrew Gruen 9:38:44 PM
1990! i still have a bunch of flyers
Andrew Gruen 9:38:57 PM
for that show
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:39:45 PM
fifteen also played? how many bands was it??
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:39:47 PM
I have friends who regret turning away from Woodstock, but just mayby that was a good call.\
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:40:36 PM
Rain was the reason btw.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:40:36 PM
LOL Fifteen. Crimpshrine-lite.
C🦃lin 9:41:08 PM
buzzoven is still touring
Mike Lupica (host) 9:41:20 PM
My sisters were at a camp a few miles away from Woodstock. The counselors were going to bring the kids "over to the rock concert", but it rained so they didn't. They were 10 and 12.
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:42:25 PM
mike do you need me drive you over the false prophets 7" real quick
Mike Lupica (host) 9:42:31 PM
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:42:58 PM
Wow, either way they did not get the brown acid. There are some pluses all about.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:43:15 PM
Buzzoven stayed at my friend's house after their ABC gig. They farted a lot and Earthy-smelling dreadlocks, They also drank the entire liquor cabinet.
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:43:52 PM
didn't buzzoven kind of morph into weedeater?
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:44:06 PM
did they morph back?
Mike Lupica (host) 9:44:28 PM
There's a short doc about them (well, their singer, Kirk) on YouTube that is kind of depressing.
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:44:34 PM
Entire liquor cabinet! lmao
C🦃lin 9:44:57 PM
commie, they are stuck mid-morph
C🦃lin 9:45:53 PM
mike, that story could be from their show last week as well🤣
Mike Lupica (host) 9:47:05 PM
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 monthly dough-nor 9:47:48 PM
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 monthly dough-nor 9:48:11 PM
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:48:26 PM
Kick down Chef!
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 9:51:16 PM
soundbite house (who i recall sucked) did that too. and chickenhead (DID NOT SUCK) $1 postpaid 7"
Marcus Watt 9:53:52 PM
Zeke and Zack? That's classic.
Ossy Hyouka 9:55:28 PM
Real scary
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:56:58 PM
I am so glad for a bit of essay spoken form.
Rob from Maryland 9:57:01 PM
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 9:58:44 PM
Awesome tune!
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:01:35 PM
In a work meeting, immediately the topic is anti-yankees talk. Hell YEAH
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:01:40 PM
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 10:04:16 PM
@TAndy - My Phillies jersey has gone up in value. :)
Ossy Hyouka 10:04:18 PM
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:06:31 PM
Remembering how my uncle, a Trenton native, is somehow a fan of all non-Philly teams. Cowboys, Celtics, Yankees.
Rob from Maryland 10:07:49 PM
Mike I still have the Versus "Forest Fire" 7"
Mike Lupica (host) 10:08:40 PM
Rob, it's a great one. And on pretty splattered vinyl!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:10:04 PM
Jimbeaux, if you're still out there, yes -- this is Nomeansno related.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:10:26 PM
Liking the new webcam angle and now playing queue, by the way.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:11:03 PM
Exclusive for singles-only specials, TAndy! Prepare yourself for the 7-11 security cam angle going forward.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:11:21 PM
jimboo 10:11:32 PM
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 10:13:35 PM
Security cam! lol! Security sleve.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:14:09 PM
Keep thinking I shoul dstage an armed robbery up in here just for the webcam people.
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 10:14:48 PM
Well, we do show up with guns of a sort.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:15:58 PM
When it does go down, I assume it'll be former DJs Hanna, Ameena, and Dante.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:16:15 PM
3 I miss those three
Mike Lupica (host) 10:16:23 PM
Aye. So say we all.
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 10:16:41 PM
So say we all!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:17:04 PM
Heard from Ameena recently, who did a one-off radio show on some dutch station based in a squat.
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 10:17:08 PM
Me thinks...
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:17:21 PM
Oh nice! I forgot they were visiting Holland
Mike Lupica (host) 10:17:30 PM
Wow'd 'em with their PRB cred, no doubt.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:17:59 PM
I'd love to visit Holland. For reasons. 🌿
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 10:18:00 PM
She brings it for sure.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:18:43 PM
TAndy, I have wonderful news for you about New Jersey.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:19:48 PM
True! I have a sore throat, thanks to that this past weekend >:)
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 10:21:42 PM
@TAndy, I have just aweful news if you pass over the Polaski Skyway every day.
Rob from Maryland 10:22:08 PM
It's been a blast seeing the names and hearing the songs of all these 90s bands and record labels! Tonight's show has been excellent, Mike!
jimboo 10:22:09 PM
NJ: The (Wandering Around High AF in a) Garden State
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:22:18 PM
Lucky for us, I avoid North Jersey at all costs hahah
Mike Lupica (host) 10:23:34 PM
Right on, Rob! Glad you are here for it. Next week it should be back to sounds moderne, but fun to stumble through the wreckage of the past every now and then.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:24:25 PM
There use to be a band from Princeton called the Pulaski Skyway Kids. I don't think they had any songs, but they did have t-shirts, one of which was given to me by their bass player.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:25:20 PM
Small local bands who have limited one-time merch are awesome imo
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 10:25:24 PM
@Mike - Sweet!
jimboo 10:26:01 PM
Nice recording job on this Nuisance track!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:27:54 PM
There is a very particular sound to those cheap-ass 90s punk records. Drums sound like someone whacking a suitcase with a stick.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:28:32 PM
A suitcase full of cash? :)
Mike Lupica (host) 10:28:37 PM
But I do love Nuisance. Someone from that band Comets on Fire once hit me up online in search of Nuisance deepcuts because he found them on one of my old playlists.
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 10:28:49 PM
Producers in moms basement.
jimboo 10:30:59 PM
Is this still Nuisance?
Mike Lupica (host) 10:31:18 PM
Nah, sorry -- I fell behind on the playlist updates. This is AllScars.
jimboo 10:31:42 PM
Ok, I thought Nuisance went sideways....
Mike Lupica (host) 10:31:49 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 10:32:02 PM
All Scars actually played in Princeton once!
Ambrose Hughes 10:32:48 PM
Great set this!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:33:25 PM
Thanks Ambrose! Got one more short set in me before TB. Still so many records pulled out!
C🦃lin 10:35:23 PM
there is functional fax machine at work. I want to send em one!
jimboo 10:35:29 PM
Well, send 'em a goldang fax! Or mimeograph a telegram.
Ambrose Hughes 10:35:44 PM
C🦃lin 10:36:28 PM
also, knowing your friends who work in an office with a functioning fax machine is loads of fun!
C🦃lin 10:36:44 PM
Ambrose Hughes 10:39:11 PM
C🦃lin 10:41:32 PM
I've gotten drunk in the old lobby of the station... couple of times.
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 10:41:47 PM
iiii bought this
jimboo 10:42:29 PM
Ok, looking at that burnversion sleeve in discogs, I see Organizer distributed a record by my friends The Hong Kong, on Turducken Records! I can inquire...
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 monthly dough-nor 10:42:53 PM
I've steamed clams in the lobby of the station
Mike Lupica (host) 10:43:20 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 10:43:40 PM
Fill in the blank: I've _________ in the lobby of the station.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:43:45 PM
Steamed hams, Chef?
C🦃lin 10:44:23 PM
Ossy Hyouka 10:45:17 PM
Green eggs ham
Mike Lupica (host) 10:46:12 PM
I've thrown a full bottle of Snapple at a cockroach which did not break its charge (in the lobby of the station).
jimboo 10:49:25 PM
Ok, that fax machine was located in WTUL station at Tulane.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:49:47 PM
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 monthly dough-nor 10:51:15 PM
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 monthly dough-nor 10:51:43 PM
@tandy not steamed hams... yet
jimboo 10:53:43 PM
I...field dressed a deer...in the lobby of the station. 🔪🩸🦌
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:54:38 PM
i got trapped in a khole in the lobby of the station
C🦃lin 10:57:06 PM
nudge nudge wink wink. pledge drive...
Donating Supporting Monthly 10:57:12 PM
Thanks Mike!
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:57:31 PM
Thanks for the show Mike!
Ossy Hyouka 10:57:36 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 10:57:41 PM
Cheers, pitcrew. Thanks for a great hang tonight!
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 monthly dough-nor 10:57:47 PM
khloe kardashian trapped me in the lobby of the station
jimboo 10:58:10 PM
This show had superbiosity, Mike!
Commie "Feeble Drive Time" Francis 10:58:18 PM
thanks mike fuck fascism. in the lobby of the radio station i came across several 50 gallon barrels marked USED OIL
Mike Lupica (host) 10:58:47 PM
Those are Wilbo's
jimboo 10:59:00 PM
That was from wprb's biodiesel phase...
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 10:59:17 PM
that was leftover oil from chef's steamed clams
Ambrose Hughes 10:59:20 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 10:59:20 PM
We run on banana peels and old tuna fish cans now.
jimboo 11:00:08 PM
Oh shit is no longer 8pm
Ambrose Hughes 11:00:13 PM
Must smell like a rose in there.
Ambrose Hughes 11:00:33 PM
Fab show Mike thank you!
Mike Lupica (host) 11:00:58 PM
JUmp on the Youtube if you wanna see the records we DIDN't play tonight.
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 monthly dough-nor 11:01:48 PM
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 11:01:53 PM
im here!
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 monthly dough-nor 11:03:14 PM
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 11:04:56 PM