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The playlist for the July 2017 edition of RATYHTL (The Radio Show)

 
Plastic Heart – Ghost Twin
Psychological Attack – Noisuf-X
Talk About – High-Functioning Flesh
88 Lines About 44 Women – The Nails
Spire and Ecstasy – Night Sins
Subtract Your Mind [EXPLICIT} – Abbey Death
Removal – Nahja Mora
Ave Satanas – Gaywire
Osafa Chram (GoFight Remix) – Stoneburner
Scream With Me (GoFight Remix) – Lorelei Dreaming
Stalker – Numb
Nemesis – Shriekback
Nova Heart – The Spoons
Back To Nature (Fad Gadget cover) – NOIR
Echo Beach – Martha And The Muffins
Love Me, Hold Me, Kill Me – Espermachine
Aftermath – Battery
The Coital Staircase (radio edit) – Caustic
Sturm Und Drang – Veil of Light
Everything Is Fine – Void Vision
Reflection – Ruined Conflict
Glassblower – Download
Grim Infection – Encrypted
I Fucking Broke My Guitar Again (Original Mix) [Explicit] – Syd31
Tumbling Leaves – Mechanical Moth

The playlist for the June 2017 edition of RATYHTL (The Radio Show)


I Can´t Live in a Living Room (Red Zebra) – She Pleasures Herself
Shutdown – 3TEETH
Fighting The Force – Vomito Negro
Junky (2017 Remaster) – Cubanate
C.A.P.I.T.A.L.I.S.M – REIN
Business as Usual – BlakOPz
Caustic Disco (Mindless Faith Mix) – Velvet Acid Christ
Lust (Anonymous Mix) – Velvet Acid Christ
Yr Body is Nothing – Boy Harsher
Being Boiled (Randoph & Mortimer Remix) – Bestial Mouths & Randolph & Mortimer
Sweet Hard Revenge – Psy’Aviah
Talons Teeth – Statiqbloom
Stained – Android Lust
Mask [Explicit] – Babyland
King of Rock and Roll – Die Warzau
The Dark Red – Cold Therapy
The Noise Inside My Head – Assemblage 23
Afterbirth – High-Functioning Flesh
The Diamond Sinners (Kanga Remix) – Pig
One of These – Sextile
Animal Needs – The Faint
Black – The Soft Moon
Riot in Progress (Grendel Remix) – Seraphim System
Victim – HORSKH
While Knuckle Head Fuck (Feat. Faderhead) – Caustic

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The playlist for the May 2017 edition of RATYHTL (The Radio Show)

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Lady Shave – Blakk Glass
Loneliness – Clan Of Xymox
Masterpiece – X Marks The Pedwalk
Marionettes With Halos – Alphaville
Mundlos (Intent:Outtake Remix) – [:Sitd:]
Mann An Mann An Mann – Wulfband
Skullfucker [Explicit] – Centhron
Straight Jacket – Container 90
Hot On Heels of Love (Remastered) – Throbbing Gristle
The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel[EXPLICIT] – Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel & The Furious Five
Peter Gunn – Art Of Noise
Atrophy (VERIN Remix) mastering A_2 – 3Teeth
Missing Scene – Leathers
Forest Families – The Knife
Feel the Rose [Explicit] – White Coal Addiction
Tir Na Nog – This Morn’ Omina
One of These Days (Pink Floyd Cover) – Stoneburner
Japanese Eyes – Kitten
On Fire – Sleetgrout
Juggernaut [Explicit] – Army on the Dance Floor
Operating Tracks – Front 242
Life Sized – DYM
Hypnotic – Bombardier
Too Much To Love – TomZack

The playlist for the April 2017 edition of RATYHTL (The Radio Show)

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Cubicle of PainAlphane Reality Generator
Worn Skin (Ludovico Technique Remix)Bestial Mouths
MarkersRoza Parks
So Much LoveDepache Mode
Habits (Feat. Pastel Ghost)Mr. Kitty
DecayTuxedo Gleam
InsomniaIAMX
It’s Time to Face the AbyssAsh Code
Ancients (BlakOPZ Remix)iVardensphere
Like U Want 2The Actors
UnbornDie Sektor
I Think We’re Alone NowThe Birthday Massacre
RedHeart of Snow
UnderpassJohn Foxx
Turn To ZeroHexadiode
Follow The Leaders Killing Joke
Chemicals (Original Mix)Fixmer / Mccarthy
Who Made You God?Spetsnaz
Call MeSixth June
That’s GoodDevo
RuralDouble Echo
Ricky’s HandFad Gadget
AdrenalineRosetta Stone
Strangers in the NightPrincipe Valiente
Azure Seven Trees
SleepwalkMidge Ure & Ultravox

The playlist for the March 2017 edition of RATYHTL (The Radio Show)


DestroyerSeraphim System
Missfit [Explicit]Rein
Deep Dive (All You Devils)Neikka RPM
AfterlifeDistorted Retrospect
WeightlessnessJane in Space
(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove ThangHeaven 17
RhogogiVardenshpere
no one cares for youSixteen Knives
PussyGo Fight
The Moscow DragGo Fight
Higher GroundStevie Wonder
OperativeSINE SILEX
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick [Explicit] – Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Love of MoneyThe Present Moment
The Liar’s ThroneDeconbrio
CannibalsAmbassador21
It’s The Same Old SongThe Four Tops
The Hold (Feat Valariia Moon)ESA
Nein Nein NeinThe Sweetest Condition
This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)The Isley Brothers
I Idolize YouMassive Ego
Seven Nation ArmyObscenity Trial
Too Soon to Tell (Cold Cave Remix)Drab Majesty
SalvoSkinny Puppy
Abhor a VacuumV01d
Shit Show [Explicit]Mindless Faith

The playlist for the February 3-Hour Retro Dance Party special edition of RATYHTL (The Radio Show)

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Last Train to Trancentral [Live from the Lost Continent]The KLF
C’mon Every BeatboxBig Audio Dynamite
Enola GayOMD
Open Your EyesLords Of The New Church
Love Is the Drug (1999 – Remaster)Roxy Music
Age Of Consent (2015 Remastered Version)New Order
WordsMissing Persons
Down In the ParkGary Numan
Sex Dwarf (Original Version)Soft Cell
Money (Edit)The Flying Lizards
Fade to GreyVisage
Hanging On the TelephoneBlondie
The Stand (Long Version)The Alarm
Cities in DustSiouxsie And The Banshees
Only YouYazoo
RisePublic Image Ltd.
Crosstown TrafficThe Bolshoi
Come On Eileen (Album Version)Dexys Midnight Runners
Antmusic (Remastered)Adam & The Ants
One Step BeyondMadness
Go! (Club Mix)Tones On Tail
Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)A Flock Of Seagulls
Alone Again OrThe Damned
Judy In DisguiseSilicon Teens
Don’t You Want Me (2002 – Remaster)The Human League
Valerie Loves MeMaterial Issue
Everything CountsDepeche Mode
JanitorSuburban Lawns
Never Say Never Romeo Void
Vision Thing[EXPLICIT]The Sisters of Mercy
Send Me An AngelReal Life
Ghost Town (Extended Version)The Specials
TendernessGeneral Public
My Spine Is The BasslineShriekback
Cuts You UpPeter Murphy
Beat SurrenderThe Jam
Sex Bomb (Album Version)Tom Jones And Mousse T.
Just Like HeavenThe Cure
The LightLove And Rockets
I GotchaJoe Tex

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The playlist for the January “Best Music of 2016” edition of RATYHTL (The Radio Show)


Army of GodGo Fight
Blue RoomsSynesect
Bravery (Solitary Experiments Remix)Assemblage 23
BrotherAri Mason
Censorshit (Faderhed Remix) [Explicit]Nitro/Noise
Cult of FakeAngelspit
EverythingPsychic Teens
Found in FilthPig
HoneyKANGA
Instinct of EgoKoban
NemesisShriekback
PiggyPretty Addicted
PrideLie
Prune That Dirty StamanVampyr Anvil
SchismReactor7x
Spectral InverterIzoloscope
Synchronized StigmaRave the Reqviem
TantrumDead When I Found Her
The Dust of Fallen RomeYouth Code
The Revolution (Will Not By Synthesized) [Benjamin’s Plague Remix]RIOTLEGION
Turn To ZeroHexadiode
Vices [Explicit]The Sweetest Condition
Wait NowIn Letter Form
Wasted MemoriesN3ova
What RemainsSOLVE
I Don’t Get Anything but Shit from You [Explicit]Rein

The playlist for the December (Tiny Hands/Tiny Heart) edition of RATYHTL (The Radio Show)

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World DestructionTime Zone featuring John Lydon & Afrika Bambaataa
The Big ReverseDead When I Found Her
DepressionThe Thought Criminals
Knock Us DownThe Sweetest Condition
I Was There (feat. Carolyn Powers)Surveillance
I Close My EyesCovenant
2 SidesSlave Unit
Books on the Bonfire (edit)The Bolshoi

Volatile Times (Us Version) IAMX
ShibariSnuff
LiesThe Thompson Twins

Rude AwakeningN3ova
Conspiracy To RiotSage Francis
WrathHell:Sector
The KKK Took My Baby Away (808 Edit)United Rhytmhs Of Brazil
I Am the EnemyMr. Strange
Finally What You WantedThe Panic Lift
War Pigs (Original Mix)Hyrule War

Judgement HymnTheatre of Hate
New World of ShitBeatbox MacHinery
Prisoner’s CinemaThe Dead Milkmen
Same Old ShitLeæther Strip
Cheerful Hypocrisy (Aesthetic Perfection Remix)SNOG
and the wheel turnsSØLVE
HallelujahLeonard Cohen
I’ll Stand By You (2009 Remastered Version)Pretenders

Wherein I ask for a favor that won’t cost you any money

Hey folks,

Currently, life out there is hard for musical acts, and it’s EXTREMELY tough for Underground musicians. Unless you sound like Seals & Crofts, the world of music is a very cold place to pitch your tent right now.

This week, at least three really great bands whom I follow announced that they either had to cancel a tour or hold a fundraiser because they were experiencing financial difficulties. Now, I’m not about to ask you to help them financially by pledging to their drives (Although, if you do, that would be great); what I’m asking won’t cost you a cent, and will only take a few seconds of your time.

The overwhelming majority of the musical artists whose work I post, or whose live shows I recommend are currently considered too weird, dark, political or any combination of those three for mainstream acceptance (Translation: You won’t be seeing Pretty Addicted on the Jimmy Fallon show anytime soon). That’s a problem which is going to a while to fix. In the interim, here’s a Band-Aid for this musical boo-boo.

If I post a song by an underground band (or any band, really, but an Underground band in particular), please it share the video/song/club date or hit “like” on the artist’s Facebook page. That’s it. It only takes about six seconds of your time (yes, I’ve actually done the calculations) but it might mean the world to a struggling artist.

And if you post a video/song/club date for an Underground artist, please ask people to share the info or swing by their page & give ‘em a Like.

That’s it. Other than making that golden calf statue, this is all I need.

As a reminder of the Six-Second Rule, here’s Ayria with “Six Seconds”

God willing, we will prevail, in peace and freedom from fear, and in true health, through the purity and essence of our natural fluids.

Thank you and have a Happy Halloween.

The Halloween Demos: Witch Hunt (Yes, it’s a Rush cover)

Our story so far: Inspired by Ashbury Height’s “Skeleton Tree” experiment, I decided to do the unthinkable – release five of the dozen or so demos I’ve sent to the other Milkmen over the past year. I’ve  already posted “Her Name is Witch” , “Billy Wants a Voodoo Doll” , and “Hillbilly with a Meat Cleaver”, and Only The Dead Get Off At Kymlinge.  The final entry into the Halloween Demos pantheon is a cover of Rush’s “Witch Hunt”….No, seriously; it’s a cover of Rush’s “Witch Hunt”

Why? Because US & European politics over the last year got me thinking about xenophobia and the exploitation of the fear of “The Other” and this song has some of the most PUNK ROCK lyrics ever written on that subject.

They say there are strangers who threaten us
In our immigrants and infidels
They say there is strangeness too dangerous
In our theaters and bookstore shelves

Those are great lyrics. As are the closing lines:

Quick to judge
Quick to anger
Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand

As for the cover, well, when you’re attempting to convince the rest of your band to cover a Rush tune, a lot of effort is involved; hence all of the sonic oddities.  If we were to ever tackle this one, I’d push for using a female vocalist because women can sing in a much more pissed off manner about injustice than men ever will be able to.

By the way, his is the song that got me started down the road to The Halloween Demos. I was in my studio one Sunday looking for a way to kick-start an afternoon of songwriting when the idea of covering this song popped into my head. I do that, from time-to-time: cover a song to see if it leads to writing an original one, or if there are any sonic motifs from the cover that I can cannibalism into an original tune.  Anywhoooo….after i started working on this song, I thought “Why not write some songs about witches and witchcraft?” “Here Name is Witch” & “Billy Wants a Voodoo Doll” were written shortly after that.

Well, i guess there’s not much else left to say other than maybe I’ll do this agin next year (on a much smaller scale) and, of course, Happy Halloween.