Oh Messy Life – February 18, 2024 Show Notes
Track 1: No Fun – She
I really didn’t know anything about the early punk scene in Louisville before I had the idea for this radio show. I came across this history of the early days through the lens of the band Freakwater, and then found this compilation: Bold Beginnings: An Incomplete Collection of Louisville Punk 1978-83 which had recordings from many of the mentioned bands.
Track 2: BABYLON DANCE BAND – Baby Boom
Another track from the Bold Beginnings compilation, Babylon Dance Band included Tara Key from No Fun.
Track 3: Antietam – Orange Song
Following the thread, Antietam featured Tara Key and Tim Harris from Babylon Dance Band.
Track 4: Squirrel Bait – Tape From California
Kangs sent me a link to this pretty awesome Squirrel Bait family tree. I could have easily done a full hour just on bands with ex members of Squirrel Bait.
Track 5: Bastro – Guapo
Bastro featured David Grubbs from Squirrel Bait and I actually hadn’t heard them until I started working on this show.
Track 6: Slint – Good Morning Captain
I had to work in the legendary Slint, featuring Brian McMahan and Britt Walford from Squirrel Bait.
Track 7: Endpoint – Caste
The inspiration for this show actually came from someone mentioning Rick Springfield, which reminded me of the Endpoint/Sunspring split 7″ of Rick Springfield covers, which caused me to revisit both of those bands.
Track 8: Sunspring – Don’t Just Stand There
Track 9: Metroschifter – Overlap
Metroshifter featured Scott from Sunspring and Chad from Endpoint (along with Pat from Falling Forward and Mario from Clikatat Ikatowi). Here is a nice history of Metroschifter.
Track 10: Rodan – The Everyday World of Bodies
I was lucky enough to see Rodan play live once, and I remember my buddy Doug turning to me, amazed at what the drummer was doing.
Track 11: Shipping News – Steerage
Shipping News included Jason Noble (RIP) and Jeff Mueller from Rodan.
Track 12: Retsin – Tamale
Retsin was one of Tara Jane O’Neil’s many post Rodan bands.
Track 13: Freakwater – Waitress Song
Ending things off with a song from old favorites Freakwater, a band whose punk roots I had not known about until coming across this incredibly detailed Freakwater fan site.