Double J Show #01   06–07–14


Hello. Henry Rollins here, thanks for reading this. As you probably know by now, I have four shows this month on Double J, as part of their artist in residence series. I was very happy to be asked and got right to work putting together these shows.

Every week, there will be play list notes like you see here. All the tracks that we will listen to and any other information that I can think of to hopefully somewhat satiate your boundless curiosity.

I have had a radio show in Los Angeles for about ten years. Since the start, I have worked with an amazing music maven, my brother in sonic jihad, Engineer X. We are part of the Southern California Sonic Alliance and we try to make our shows the very best. We have always had one aim, which is bring people to good music. That’s it. A long time ago, from living with my mother, I developed a fairly wide range in musical taste. We went to the record store all the time. I grew up listening to all kinds of music from all over the world. In this respect, I am very much a momma’s boy if you will because that’s how I am—always looking for new records to check out. And let me tell you, Engineer X and I scour the globe looking for the great stuff to bring you. It is our mission and our obsession.

You might not know this but I wanted to tell you. I have been coming to Australia since 1989. Over thirty trips I have made to your amazing country and I have learned that you all have one of the most happening music scenes anywhere. I’m not just trying to get you on my good side! It’s true and that being said, amazingly consistent. I always leave OZ with a bunch of new records to check out. Some of that is reflected in these four shows.

From our playlist below, you will notice music from fairly far and wide. We’re just getting warmed up! Quite a bit of Australian music figures into our shows because you all have so many great bands. As the weeks go on, hopefully, as we start stretching out, you will stay with us and let the music play. Four shows is very little time to roll out nearly a drop of what we want to bring you but we are happy for the time we have been given.

I made all four shows at once over a several day period. I was trying to make one huge show in four parts. I have played them back quite a few times and I am very happy with how they turned out.

What is important to me, anyway, is how much you dig the music. There is not a great deal I can do about personal taste but I do hope you like what myself and Engineer X have put together for you. Personally speaking, I have a great affection for your country and my amazing audience there and am extremely excited to get these shows happening.

If at all possible, listen to all four shows! Don’t miss a single one! Tell everybody you know!

Thanks again.


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Hour 1
01. Die Cheerleader - Massive Tangled Muscle / Son of Filth
02. The Ruts - In A Rut / Punk Singles Collection
03. Trin Tran - Dark Radar / Dark Radar
04. Tom Waits - The Return Of Jackie And Judy / Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
05. Ty Segall - Pretty Woman / Our Boy Roy
06. Crushed Butler - High School Dropout / Uncrushed
07. The Penetrators - Teenage Lifestyle / Basement Anthology 1976-84
08. The Four Plugs - Wrong Treatment / single
09. Pure Hell - No Rules / single
10. Dick Diver - Alice / Calendar Days
11. Melt-Banana - Left Dog (run, caper, run) / Fetch
12. David Bowie - Hang On To Yourself / Bowie At The Beeb
13. The Saints - Demolition Girl / Live at the Hope and Anchor
14. Minced Meat - The World’s Got Everything In It / Leather Donut
15. Slim Gaillard - Yip Roc Heresy / Sabros! Here’s Smorgasbord
16. Iggy & James Williamson - Kill City / Kill City
17. New York Dolls - Don’t Start Me Talking / Mercer Street Sessions
18. Jack Name - Puffy Cheek Town / Light Show
19. Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata / Pata Pata

Hour 2
01. Thee Oh Sees - Penetrating Eye / Drop
02. The Gun Club - Bill Bailey / Mother Juno
03. Crystal Castles - Good Time / Crystal Castles
04. The Ramones - The Return of Jackie and Judy / End of the Century
05. Fugazi - Glue Man / Peel Session 12-11-88
06. The Fall - Two Librans / The Unutterable
07. Soccer Team - So You Like It Vague, Huh? / “Volunteered” Civility & Professionalism
08. EL Guapo – Underground / Fake French
09. Antelope - Wandering Ghost / Reflector
10. Vum - The Jungle / Night Sun
11. Sun Ra - The Antique Blacks / The Antique Blacks
12. Steven R. Smith- Artesia / Liniments
13. No Night Sweats - Harry Wong’s Cat / Terrace Industry: M Squared Box 80 – 1983
15. Scott Walker – Phrasing / Bish Bosch
16. Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem - Petit Sapin / Vous Et Nous
17. Roy Orbison - In Dreams / All-Time Greatest Hits






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