Henry Rollins' KCRW Show Moves to Sunday Nights
KCRW BROADCAST #212
Fanatics! Our show has moved, or that is to say, has been moved by forces much, much greater than The Big Three and now we find ourselves on Sunday nights from 8 to 10 pm. The wisdom or lack thereof shall make itself known to us as time goes by.
As you might feel along with me, it's really not a Sunday night kind of thing we do and I don't know how it's going to fit at this new time.
For me, Sunday is a grim proposition. Monday looms and one must prepare for the week to come.
What is the soundtrack for a Sunday night? I have been thinking about it a lot. On Sundays, I am usually somewhere, doing the second draft of the L.A. Weekly article I have to send in by Tuesday. If I am listening to something, it's usually something somewhat restrained or at least contemplative.
For our first Sunday show, I decided that we should not lie down and die but actually get up and break everything in sight. It is, after all, Iggy Pop's birthday and that is definitely cause for celebration.
I decided to make a tightly scripted and music heavy show without much talking in between tracks. I will be on location on this date and so I put the show together and sent in all the parts to Engineer X to prepare for use at show time. Below is what I sent to the man:
KCRW BROADCAST #212
HR: Good evening Fanatics. Strategic consideration and concern have landed the Big Three, that is to say, myself, My Brother in Sonic Jihad, Engineer X, otherwise known as the Big Daddy and the young Will Bentley here in this new time slot.
Right now, we would like to play for you a field recording I made many years ago, while walking my mother, I'm sorry, while walking with my mother. She has a thyroid condition which unfortunately causes her to sound like an elderly male herpetologist. Let's listen . . . .
01. Mating call of the Spring Peeper 0:24
02. Tom Araya - Revenge / Rise Above 0:53
03. Public Enemy - Welcome To The Terrordome / Fear Of A Black Planet 5:26
04. Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power / Raw Power 4:16
05. Black Sabbath - Into the Void / Master of Reality 6:13
HR: And now, I would like to read a bit of wit from my new book of poems, called Low Hanging Fruit. Not to be confused with the New York Times bestseller, My Life As A Low Hanging Fruit by senator Lindsay Graham.
The bell ringer had no idea why people called him Quasimodo
. . . but he had a hunch.
Uh, thank you.
HR: Fanatics, Welcome back to the show. It was Martin Heidegger who once said: "Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one."
And I always say: All men born could someday be bakers, but no man can ever be cake.
06. The Stains - Sick And Crazy / Chunks 2:24
07. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak / Live and Dangerous 4:33
08. Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll / The Song Remains The Same 3:56
09. Deep Purple - Highway Star / Dazed And Confused Soundtrack 6:08
HR: Many years ago, my father asked me, "Son, what do you want to be when you grow up?" "Why father, a horse's ass, of course!" I replied. And all these years later, here we are, me on the radio with you and my father, hanging upside down, waiting for the sun to set, so he can fly out of his cave and hunt the night skies for insects.
HR: Today is Iggy Pop's birthday. The Heavyweight Champion of Rock and Roll is 66 years alive. Make sure to check out his new album with the Stooges called Ready To Die, to be released on the 30th day of this month. And now, the man himself . . .
10. The Stooges - Down On The Street - Fun House 3:44
11. The Misfits - Where Eagles Dare / single 2:09
12. Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop / It's Alive 2:05
13. Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Kill City / Kill City 2:34
14. New York Dolls - Personality Crisis / New York Dolls 3:43
15. Boston - Something About You / Boston 3:48
HR: Fanatic, no matter where, or how or when you're listening to this show, myself, your voice of choice, Henry Rollins, Engineer X, my Brother in Sonic Jihad and the Young Will Bentley, cannot thank you enough.
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