Friday, November 11, 2005

SLC Punk

So here I am in the middle of Mormon country. I pull my rental car out of the garage at Salt Lake City International Airport and start scanning up from 88.1 at about 11PM. The odds were good, but the goods were odd. On 90.9 I caught "Driving All night" a Garage rock and retro punk program on KRCL. They are often thought of as another Triple A or Americana station but they are actually quite varied. Don't start thinking this is some west coast-type hippy fest. KRCL is a mecca of solid programming and well-seasoned DJs.

The playlist as I heard it, from last night:
  • The Cramps - Can't Find My Mind
  • The Gories - Nitroglycerin
  • Glass Candy - Nite Nurses
  • The Von Bondies-Tell Me What You See
  • Mystery Girls - Radio Planet Blues
  • The Replacements - Something To Du
  • GG Allin - Jesus Over New York
  • Minutemen - Hell Or Be Sold
  • The Intelligence - Weekends In Jail
  • The Eternals - Emperor's New Break
  • The Kills - No Wow
  • Camper Van Beethoven -Not That Funny

Note the smooth blend of old and new... It's not chaotically slapped together. This stuff just flows. A truly impressive show. Check out their other playlists.
http://www.krcl.org/index.html