The Clash

VINTAGE RT: PUNKY REGGAE PARTY

I was reading this great interview with Brian Williams of Lustmord/SPK the other day, and in it he mentions his love of dub. Not surprising. Many writers have written about to what extent, for musicians creating the burgeoning industrial and punk scenes in the UK in the 70s, reggae and dub played a huge influence. John Lydon, Joe Strummer, and Ari Up were particularly taken with the music, and photographer Dennis Morris (whose photo is featured here) and the legendary Don Letts served as central connecting figures in merging the reggae and punk scenes. The sound of this vintage retrotransmission playlist “Punk and Reggae,” from spring 2013, is quintessentially summer to me. Do as John does, light one up, and enjoy.

Radio, Radio! New RT 6/1/15

 

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…