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An instructional workout cassette. Grab some beer and donuts and listen.

Skinny Guy painting by Gene Dillon.

Skinny Guy painting by Gene Dillon.


Cristy, William, and Baby Chaos identify their favorite stand-out debut albums from 1962 through the present, playing tracks from the greatest first albums released between 1976-1996. All accompanied by astute analysis, personal anecdotes, factual misunderstandings, and a rambunctious toddler. Listen to the first hour here.

They are then joined by Chelsea Bandita and Milkwagon, and help co-host Surfabilly Freakout in a human mash-up called Freaks and Geeks. Surf and rockabilly music old and new, some from places with no beaches whatsoever.

Appetite for Stupidity

This is the best-selling debut album of all time, according to Wikipedia this morning. #2? Boston. Neither made our list. An oversight? On whose part? Ours or the world’s?

Songs about losers, losing, losing you, for losing, lost losers. Actually a pretty upbeat and punchy mix!


Tune it in and get happy here. I left a chunk of the previous show on this recording so you can cringe at the awkward transitions that are a part and parcel of community radio. It will be a sad day when commercial professionalism entirely consumes the airwaves.

Songs about rockets! Blast off!



Actually a song about a car, not a rocket, but forward-looking nonetheless.

“Post-Punk” is to me an especially murky category, wedged somewhere between punk, new wave, synthpop, and what might otherwise be rock and pop. But that just makes picking songs all the more free and fun. We got loose. Join us.



Anglophile Cristy handles most of this sensitive topic solo. Tune in for an intimate evening with a beautiful rock scholar

Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard. But I think...

Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard. But I think…


Neither proto- nor post-… does that make it interpunk or transpunk? Tour the world with us on the cheap.


Cristy and William team up to pay tribute to the prominent (to them!) women in alternative rock of the late 1970s and 1980s.

Two hours of power.

Polly Styrene.

Polly Styrene.

It’s a literary technique to compress syntax into a paratactic collage, as well as an organizational technique that figures on every album cover. Some songs list things. We’ve created a list of them. And spun them into a show dense with nouns. Listen in.

Collector's item: one of Honcho's setlists from Rock Geek FM

Collector’s item: one of Honcho’s setlists from Rock Geek FM

For the next 2 hours, Cristy is hosting a women’s rock show called “Ladies of the Eighties” on Womyn Making Waves, streaming on I am on hand to select Yaz songs. Download this revisionist nostalgia in then-inconceivable podcast form.

We think, under the hair, this is Yaz.

We think, under the hair, this is Yaz.