I like the punk rock look. Guy, girl, whatever. A well placed piercing, a few tattoos, and a healthy dislike for the establishment will get my attention and is the theme for the songs I have for you today.
I read the drummer, Matt “Pomade” Gee, from my favourite psychobilly band, The Creepshow, is in a punk band called “Rehab for Quitters“. I already like the drummer in the The Creepshow and the name of the band was funny enough I needed to look it up and Punk Rock Girl was the first song I listened to which inspired today’s post.
Streetlight Manifesto is one of the first ska bands I listened to. My first ska band was a live The Toasters show we got free tickets for from the local St Louis station 88.1 KDHX(1) who pretty frequently gives away free tickets to local shows. This is a cover, the original is by The Dead Milkmen on the album Beelzebubba but I like this version better because the horns. This is my favourite stanza
We went to the Phillie Pizza Company
And ordered some hot tea
The waitress said “Well no
We only have it iced”
So we jumped up on the table
And shouted “anarchy”
And someone played a Beach Boys song
On the jukebox
It was “California Dreamin'”
So we started screamin’
“On such a winter’s day”
Me and Dr. Frank have both decided that we love
Them more than toast
I don’t know if I like anybody more than toast. Wheat toast with butter and strawberry jam(2) has yet to let me down.
- They have this excellent ska and punk show “Ska’s the limit” with JJ Loy on Saturday nights and Thursday they have a rockabilly show called “The Greaser’s Lunch Box” with Al Swacker and you can stream KDHX live from anywhere via their website and whether you’re a St Louis native or not I highly encourage you to do so because they have almost 80 different shows, each about two hours, spanning all genres of music, it’s commercial free, but the absolute best part are the personalities behind the microphones. They’re all colourful and wonderful and funny and interesting and sometimes you really get attached to some of these guys. There used to be this guy, Bob, who had a show Bob’s Scratchy Records. Bob loved hid scratchy vynals and his stories. “Bob’s Scratchy records is a hallucinatory, rabble-rousing radio program that weirds up the airwaves every Friday from 2pm– 4pm on St. Louis’ KDHX (88.1 FM) Bob Reuter takes you on an emotional roller coaster featuring the rawest blues, soul, gospel, hillbilly, rock & roll, and whatever else falls on the turntable.” I had a lot of good times listening to his radio show before he died August 2013. I remember final episode. It was rough. There’s not much left as far as archived episodes but this is my first time hearing Bob’s voice, here at his bandcamp page. The world is a smaller place with out Bob.
- Strawberry jam is my favourite.