It had been a while since I'd done an episode of Monsters from the Id, so when Susan Brown asked me to substitute for her show "Punk and Hardcore," I didn't hesitate much. Here is the play list from the March 30, 2005 show (actually the night of the 29th). To see when the next MftI will be, check my guest list page. To be notified by e-mail when that will be, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I opened with the song Ed Menje and I usually opened "Monsters from the Id" with. MftI is the first show I did at WBAI-FM, back in 1991 (though not the first time I was on the air there - that was on Michio Kaku's show in 1987) then went to some "standard punk" bands to sort of "establish space" though not with the standard songs. I usually play four-song sets and always say what I play. I like listeners to be able to figure out which song was which and too long a set can make it hard for some people to keep track.
1. 3D Invisibles - Monster D J
2. The Clash - 48 Hours
3. Sex Pistols - I Wanna Be Me
4. Rage Against the Machine - Testify
I kept it going with more classic punk rock.
5. Sham 69 - We Got A Fight
6. Lene Lovich - New Toy
7. Brian Dewan - The Letter
8. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Pump It Up
That's my favorite Elvis Costello song and something I always danced to back in the days went I spent a lot of time at clubs, especially Hurrah on Columbus Circle. You may notice that I like to play a lot of humorous songs (Brian Dewan, Weird Al, etc.).
9. Weird Al Yankovic - It's Still Billy Joel to Me
10. The Dickies - (I'm Stuck in a Pagoda with) Tricia Toyota
11. Girlschool - Screaming Blue Murder
12. W.A.S.P. - The Real Me (Quadrophenia cover)
The next set is obviously dedicated to Mercy Van Vlack, 'Nuff Said!'s last co-host.
13. Nazareth - Expect No Mercy
14. Slade - Scratch My Back
15. The Motels - Mission of Mercy
16. Van Halen - Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison cover that mentions her name prominently)
The next song is a mostly instrumental industrial dance tune with a riff throughout from the Sparks song that follows on the list, which just happened to have been covered by Siouxsie Sue. A natural set. Well, to me it is.
17. Gee Moore - Es Vedra
18. Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us
19. Siouxsie and the Banshees - This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us
20. Slaughterhouse 5 - Things She Did
I dedicated the first song of the next set to Major League baseball and those farcical steroid hearings in Washington. And followed it with listener requests. They wanted more Dickies and Clash. Happy to oblige.
21. Peter Gabriel - I Don't Remember
22. The Dickies - Where Did His Eye Go
23. The Clash - Gates of the West
24. Star Trek Rhapsody (artist unknown)
Short set leading up to the 'Nuff Said! interview, including my favorite song about a stalker.
25. Anthrax - Superhero
26. Bree Sharp - David Duchovny
I next played the song that usually opened up 'Nuff Said!, the comic book/strip interview show I did, first with Ed Menje then with Mercy Van Vlack, from 1993 to 2002.
27. Tearjerkers - Comic Book Hero
This time I played an interview from a recent Big Apple Con with Sean Chen and Bernard Chang. Then the music got a change of pace (reggae, another style of music I enjoy a great deal) to lead into "Wake Up Call."
28. Black Uhuru - Solidarity
My thanks to Susan Brown for giving me the opportunity to share music with her listeners.
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