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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The Freeform Pathogen

Nov 8, 2022 3:00 AM – 6:00 AM

Music

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

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THIS SHOW ORIGINALLY AIRED ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd FROM 8-11 PM


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
3:01 AM
Fugazi - Song #1
Fugazi Song #1
7" Dischord 1990
3:09 AM
Cobra Verde - A Story I Can Sell
Cobra Verde A Story I Can Sell
7" Scat 1995
3:12 AM
Thee Headcoats - Thief
Thee Headcoats Thief
7" 360 Twist 1996
3:15 AM
World of Pooh - Someone Wants You Dead
World of Pooh Someone Wants You Dead
7" K 1990
3:19 AM
Gallon Drunk - The Last Gasp
Gallon Drunk The Last Gasp
7" Butcher's Hook 1991
3:23 AM
Dahlia Seed - Milk
Dahlia Seed Milk
Split 7" w/ Greyhouse V/A Troubleman Unlimited 1994
3:26 AM
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
3:29 AM
Word Uprising - People
Word Uprising People
Opry Outcasts 7" V/A Super Seven 1990
3:33 AM
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3:42 AM
New Bomb Turks - I'm Weak
New Bomb Turks I'm Weak
7" Get Hip 1993
3:45 AM
Children's Crusade - Blue Venus Aflame
Children's Crusade Blue Venus Aflame
7" Scat 1990
Recorded 1985, but not released until '90
3:52 AM
Madder Rose - Madder Rose
Madder Rose Madder Rose
7" Rockville 1992
3:55 AM
Beak - Airplane
Beak Airplane
7" Insignificant 1994
4:00 AM
Belreve - Walk
Belreve Walk
Cowtown Vol. 1 7" V/A Anyway 1992
4:02 AM
The Stiffs - Blown Apart Baby
The Stiffs Blown Apart Baby
7" Holy Plastic 1994
4:04 AM
Illyah Kuryahkin - Lotus Pool
Illyah Kuryahkin Lotus Pool
7" Arena Rock 1996
4:07 AM
The Iotas - Tellers Jones
The Iotas Tellers Jones
7" Crisis 1991
4:16 AM
The Grifters - Soda Pop
The Grifters Soda Pop
7" Shangri-La 1992
4:16 AM
The Starlite Desperation - Our Product
The Starlite Desperation Our Product
7" Catchpenny 1997
4:20 AM
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4:30 AM
Nausea - Electrodes
Nausea Electrodes
Murders Among Us 7" V/A Vermiform 1990
4:33 AM
GO! - Survival/It's Up To You
GO! Survival/It's Up To You
7" Noo Yawk Records 1990
4:35 AM
Die Kreuzen - Land of Treason
Die Kreuzen Land of Treason
7" Touch & Go 1990
Germs cover
4:37 AM
Buzzoven - I Never
Buzzoven I Never
Wound 7" Allied 1992
4:39 AM
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
4:43 AM
Rancid Hell Spawn - Rottweiler Girl
Rancid Hell Spawn Rottweiler Girl
split 7" with the Fells Toxic Shock 1991
4:43 AM
Computer Cougar - 190 BPM
Computer Cougar 190 BPM
7" Gern Blandsten 1999
4:45 AM
The Astro Zombies - Shake It
The Astro Zombies Shake It
7" Poe Records 1994
4:53 AM
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4:56 AM
Versus - Forest Fire
Versus Forest Fire
7" Pop Narcotic 1992
4:59 AM
Emory Swank - Center City
Emory Swank Center City
7" Watermark 1996
5:03 AM
The Chrome Cranks - Lost Time Blues
The Chrome Cranks Lost Time Blues
7" PCP Entertainment 1996
5:07 AM
Flying Saucer - A Place
Flying Saucer A Place
7" Homestead 1991
5:08 AM
Mr. Wrong - State of Grace
Mr. Wrong State of Grace
7" Wrong 1993
5:14 AM
Blunderbuss - 2 Million Dollar Coma
Blunderbuss 2 Million Dollar Coma
Road to Arizona 7" Homestead 1993
5:19 AM
The Wipers - Never Win
The Wipers Never Win
7" T/K Records 1993
5:21 AM
Nuisance - Big Sky
Nuisance Big Sky
7" V/A Kirbdog 1991
5:30 AM
All Scars - Where Are the Humans?
All Scars Where Are the Humans?
7" Ace Fu 1998
5:32 AM
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.
5:33 AM
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5:41 AM
Volcano Suns - Openings
Volcano Suns Openings
7" Quarterstick 1991
5:44 AM
The Fluid - Tin Top Toy
The Fluid Tin Top Toy
7" Sub Pop 1990
5:47 AM
The Celibate Rifles - Spirits
The Celibate Rifles Spirits
7" Munster 1995
5:49 AM
Garden Variety - Parker
Garden Variety Parker
Split 7" w/ Dahlia Seed Mint Tone 1994
5:54 AM
Urban Farmers - Duke
Urban Farmers Duke
Resolve 7" V/A Uprising 1994