Episodes of my old podcasts wanted!

I’m hoping someone out there might have some copies of my old podcasts stored away on an iPod, CD-R, or old hard disc backup. I’m specifically looking for any and all episodes of Primordial Ooze, Savage Kick, and the TIRC Podcast. The websites where these episodes were posted either no longer host audio files/podcasts (Blip.tv) or even exist (Mevio.com). And unfortunately I made no backups myself (yeah, pretty stupid, I know). So if you or someone you know happens to have any of these shows archived somewhere, please get in touch with me at kopper65 (at) gmail (dot) com. I would simply like to have these podcasts to archive them here on this site along with the other podcasts and radio shows I’ve been able to save.


Summer Blows

This song has always been one of my favorites by one of my fave local punk bands. Ded Bugs recorded this song sometime in the late 1990s and included it on the Landlocked & Loaded! TIRC Records comp that I put out in the spring of 2000. Wanted to share the song on Facebook so I thought it would be a good idea to upload it to YouTube. Got a little creative with the imagery in the process. Hope you dig it.

GaragePunk Hideout Unknowns Pt. 3

The 3rd and LAST collection of UNKNOWN tracks found on the cutting-room floor after the 10 volumes of the Hideout Comp Series were assembled.

Even though we’ve long since forgotten who you were, we’d like to thank ALL the bands for taking part in this mostly worthless activity (or “lack-of-talent search,” if you will).

GaragePunk Hideout Unknowns Pt. 2

The 2nd volume of GaragePunk Hideout Comp Series leftovers. Dig it!

Featuring music by the Suspiros, the Lovesores, Party Lights, the Fabulous Go-Go Boy From Alabama, Jesus & the Groupies, T. Tex Edwards & the Saddletramps, the Revox, the Night Jars, the Meatballs, Fire Bad!, Photoroman, the Bad Joke That Ended Well, the D-Rays, the 99ers, Northside Garage, the Bluebirds, the Deltics, the Heartbeats, Invaders From Verdelha, the Spook Lights, the Frankenstein V, and more.

GaragePunk Hideout Unknowns Pt. 1

So several years ago when I was accepting and assembling songs for the Hideout Comp Series, I got a lot of submissions. Way more, in fact, than I ended up using. Some of the songs that got cut for one reason or another were definitely still good and worthy of being heard, they just never made it onto one of the volumes in the series. Recently I dug up a good number of these tracks that had been left on the cutting room floor and decided to throw them together mixtape-style and post ’em on Mixcloud. I probably have enough of these to do several volumes (I’m guessing four), but I don’t know if I’ll get around to making that many or not. In any event, here’s the first. It’s pretty rockin’. Hope you dig it!

Pipeline Radio Fanzine Tapes on Mixcloud

Pipeline Radio Fanzine on KYMC

Sometime around 1987 or maybe it was early ’88 I renamed the KYMC radio show that I would host over summers and holidays away from CMSU. It had been known as Ground Zero for several years dating back to the early ’80s and this OTHER radio show on KWMU called Pipeline had recently been booted off the air (see below). I had even used the name of that radio show for a short-lived punk ‘zine that my girlfriend Erica Fischer and I had done during my senior year in college.

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(Click the images above for more readable larger versions.)

Pipeline Radio Fanzine was hosted primarily by myself and Scott “Scooby Dü” Corvey, with help from a couple other people, until I moved away to work in Professional Radio at KCHI in Chillicothe, MO, in the late summer of ’89 (thank you, Broadcast Center).

I recently unearthed some long, lost cassette recordings of my KYMC shows, including several of Pipeline RF, and have begun digitizing them and posting them on my Mixcloud account. Here’s one from sometime in ’88 or ’89. Several others are on Mixcloud, so check ’em all out for a taste of late ’80s “underground rock’n’roll.”

KYMC Ground Zero

KYMC Skunk Punk

During my senior year in high school, my buddy Bruce Clayton brought me into this tiny little radio station near our school that was run by the local YMCA. This was the ONLY radio station in the country to be owned and operated by the Y, and it was where my interest in radio really took off. The station had a very tiny power output, something like 10 watts originally, which was later increased to 120 watts, if I remember correctly. Anyway, Bruce got me started early in ’84 and I was soon hosting my own reggae/ska/new wave show called Reggae Rampage. It was really my first foray into radio, and it was truly a lot of fun. I found myself filling in for other shows and DJs at the station and even hosting at least one “mobile DJ” event. The station was inside this tiny shack that doubled as a daycare center, and, believe it or not, this was the place where I lost my virginity that spring on one of my late-evening radio shifts (while Duran Duran’s Rio LP played over the air—I recall having to stop midway through the encounter to flip the album to the Side B). Ah, memories.

Not too long after I started, I got the opportunity to take over doing a punk/underground music show called GROUND ZERO. I don’t even remember the name of the person who hosted the show before me , but Ground Zero lasted for at least a couple of years until I changed the name to Pipeline Radio Fanzine (more on that later). I was away at college in Warrensburg (where Bruce was my roommate for the first semester of my Freshman year) beginning in the fall of ’84, so my only opportunities in hosting any shows on KYMC were during winter, spring, and summer breaks until I graduated in May of ’88.

So I’ve unearthed some old cassette-tape recordings of Ground Zero and have been uploading them to my Mixcloud account. Check there for more of these, including one especially goofy episode of Pipeline where I “interview” Ultraman in the studio. The episode embedded below is from mid-1986. Enjoy.

Carburetor Dung #3

The 3rd episode of Carburetor Dung on GaragePunk Pirate Radio.

Side A:
Stalins of Sound – Rules for Your Mouth (Slovenly Records)
Fidlar – 40 oz. on Repeat (Mom+Pop Music)
Mudhoney – Behind the Door (live via PressureDrop.tv)
The Plasmatics – Monkey Suit (Stiff Records)
Jacuzzi Boys – Happy Damage (Mag Mag Records)
Black Lips – Funny (VICE Recores)
The Dictators NYC – Supply and Demand (self-released)
The Living Eyes – Eat it Up (Goodbye Boozy Records)
King Salami and the Cumberland Three – Ma Juju Girl (Off the Hip Records)
Lydia Lunch – Atomic Bongos (ZE Records)
Rudy Ray Moore & The Soul Rebellion Orchestra – Dolemite Theme (Traffic Entertainment Group)

Side B:
Thee Blind Crows – Boom Boom Baby (KOTJ Records)
Urban Junior – Backdoor Boogie (Voodoo Rhythm Records)
Little Big Bangs – Pet Store (Eat Tapes)
Timmy’s Organism – Cats on the Moon (In the Red Records)
Guantanamo Baywatch – Pina Colada (Bone Soup)
Nightmare Boyzzz – Problem Child (Slovenly Records)
Dirty Fences – Heaven Is Tonight (Volcom Entertainment)
Shannon and the Clams – It’s Too Late (Hardly Art Records)
Crawlers – I’m Gonna Kill You (Slovenly Records)
Shitstorm – 666 (self-released)
Magnetix – I Drink (But My Guitar Doesn’t) (Slovenly Records)