This song was recorded before the first lockdown in Oz. Melbourne is now in its 5th (6th?) meaning you do not leave your house, and since the Australian government has been completely incompetent at getting its people vaccinated (#34 out of 38 developed world economies), the Aussies are at a pitchforks and torches moment.
Mind Rays is a timely theme, as is the DEBUT TRACK FROM THE NEW CONTROL FREAKS RECORD, which I followed with an eponymous track because sure, I'll play Punter again. After I laid in the first Control Freaks track I noticed the cool cover of Mary Monday so I decided to play that too, and it ended up being the conclusion of a brief Patrick Bryanty sequence, at which point I recovered a modicum of self control. And here we are.
Lawnmowers are compared to Big Black. How do you think they measure up? (Steelworker was, of course, re-recorded and released again on Hammer Party in '86, which is where I first heard it.) "A 19-year-old Steve Albini played nearly every instrument on Lungs, with 'sax bleats' by Albini's college friend John Bohnen and drums being handled by 'Roland,' a drum machine that was credited as a member of the band. The EP was used to recruit the other members of Big Black. Lungs was recorded on a TEAC 3340 loaned to Albini in exchange for a case of beer.
I'd like radio better if we didn't have to comply with an obscenity rule some old white guy imposed in 1964. Most of you listen to this show over the internet, where it is not subject to FCC obscenity restrictions. But because we broadcast over a dying medium to about six people in metro Boston, your tender ears worldwide are protected from that awful, foul language that you and all the bands you like use all the time. So yeah, fuck radio.