In the late 90s/early 2000s, I used to frequent Tucson’s Fine Line goth and industrial club, RIP. This playlist conjures the spirit of that long lost legend. Tune in from 4-6EST/1-3PST today to listen to the show live on 8ball radio, or check it out later in the retrotransmission archives. Put on your blackest black and goth shuffle to tracks from My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Front242, Switchblade Symphony, XMal Deutschland, Specimen, Alien Sex Fiend, Skinny Puppy, Revolting Cocks, The Wake, Skeletal Family, The March Violets, Bauhaus, Type O Negative, Nitzer Ebb, Sisters of Mercy, The Danse Society, The Cure, NIN, Depeche Mode, Ministry, Christian Death, Clan of Xymox, and more!
Happy Valentine’s Day, love cats! I’m sharing with you the retrotransmission Valentine’s Show, one of my favorite playlists that I broadcasted every year, featuring tracks from Holly Golightly, Tom Waits, Ramones, Johnny Thunders, The Modern Lovers, The Gun Club, Suicide, Public Image Ltd., The Damned, X (singing my favorite punk love song, True Love Pt. 2!), Pulp, Buzzcocks, New Order, The Magnetic Fields, My Bloody Valentine, Wire, The Dead Milkmen, Patti Smith, Klaus Nomi, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Angels of Light, and much more. Let it warm the cockles of your heart!
Well hello, strangers. This vintage retrotransmission mix, a dreamy, mellow and hypnotic one from fall 2012, is perfect for the winter solstice, which is upon us this very night. This is full of everything I like to listen to when the winter really begins to come down and we’re shrouded in sudden darkness: Death in June, Cocteau Twins, Current 93, Nico, Angels of Light, Psychic TV, Swans, Kate Bush, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Joy Division, Tear Garden, The Legendary Pink Dots, Sisters of Mercy, Clan of Xymox, Depeche Mode, etc. Listen on repeat and hibernate until the crocus appears from the frost…
On September 6, 2013 I saw Depeche Mode play at Barclays Center, and it was an incredible show. The gorgeous video art, Dave twirling across the stage in his leather harnesses, Martin singing an acoustic version of “But Not Tonight,” the songs they played throughout the show, the sound…I was overwhelmed. Here’s a playlist I made a year prior, in Fall 2012, in honor of one of the greatest bands of all time, followed by the set list from the show.
(Excerpt from ‘Welcome to My World’)
(Acoustic; Sung by Martin)
(‘Jacques Lu Cont’s Remix’ version)
(‘Goldfrapp Remix’ version)
After a long hiatus while I moved across the country and settled in, retrotransmission is back! On the eve of the Autumn Equinox, and in celebration of the dropping mercury, I felt it appropriate to post one of my many fall playlists. This one comes from Fall 2012 and features a lot of bands I listen to when it gets cooler out: Front 242, Psychic TV, The Tear Garden, Skinny Puppy, Love and Rockets, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Tones on Tail, 6 Comm, Depeche Mode, Swans, The Legendary Pink Dots, The Creatures, Joy Division, Dead Can Dance, Clan of Xymox, and more. I hope this gets you in the mood for the greatest season there is.
Today I’m posting one of my favorite retrotransmissions of all time: The Black Show. This show, from spring 2013, features rock n roll, goth, punk, and post punk bands paying homage to black. Summer goth reigns.
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Tonight was my final retrotransmission on rainydawg radio, and it was emotional for me. I hate goodbyes, so I wanted to end on a high note with a nonstop dance party, the kind where music blasts from a righteous sound system at top volume and people can’t get off the dance floor. Postpunk, pop, goth (I had to represent the goth stomp!), industrial dance, and electro kept it strong all night, and I sent retrotransmission off in style. I hope to be broadcasting live from the radio again soon…stay tuned. But until then, keep checking this blog every Monday for new and vintage retrotransmission playlists!
For the second to last show EVER on rainydawg radio, I compiled punk, postpunk, rocknroll, and experimental tracks about the radio. Consider it a meta love letter to one of my favorite mediums. I’ve lived for broadcasting live on the radio and hope to get into it again when I’m back in NYC. What’s the ultimate radio tribute on this list? It’s hard to decide between the Ramones’ homage to the rocknroll radio of yore, The Modern Lovers’ ecstatic anthem about driving through your hometown blasting the car stereo, Velvet Underground’s sweet testament to music’s ability to be a life-altering savior or Joy Division’s hypnotic directive to dance, endlessly, to the radio…
This set list from several years ago, which I called “Retrotransmission for Retrotransmission” featured some of the punk and postpunk artists that inspired this radio show in the first place! Lots of the tracks on here were included on my original try-out set list that I presented to rainydawg radio. They told me my inclusion of Guided By Voices’ “Hot Freaks” sealed the deal.