140: KENT STATE - Radio Moscow (COMP)(LP)
Contained on ROTR Vol 3.
For a facsimile of the original liner notes for this selection, including an interview with the artist and lyrics for this song from the Rodney On The Roq Vol. 3 album Flipside magazine insert please click here
|In 1982 there were a lot of "red" and "social" groups; Singer Kurt Ross decided to change his band's name to Kent State. Unfortunately, the half a dozen or so recordings his group made for the Posh Boy label have vanished, apart from Radio Moscow. Kurt went on to have a career as a guitar tech for major bands. Ironically, it was Kurt's roadie that had promised me security when I was invited by Kent State to watch them play at the Fullerton roller rink; when Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L. showed up and sucker punched me, the roadie declared "I'm with Jack, now!".|
5: KLAN - Pushin' Too Hard (45)(IP)
you just get lucky ... Posh Boy never thought much of Snickers' new band The Klan. It
seemed just another continuing opportunity for Snick to play backyard parties, get wasted
and laid down at the beach, some 40 miles from his home in Alhambra, California. They made
it into the studio only because China White (correction: according to Jay Lansford
it was the Fly Boys, the China White incident was a year or so later) had balked at the
last minute at recording for the Posh Boy label and the studio time was going to waste.
Posh Boy basically tossed the keys to his 19 year old apprentice, Jay Lansford and said,
have a blast, you've got 4 hours recording time. I think I sat on the mix down tape, not
contemplating any release whatsoever for the material recorded. The music was raw, too raw
for my uneducated taste. Fortunately for Posh Boy, Gene Sculatti, sometime Warner Bros.
Record publicist and author (The Book of Cool), wrote in a column somewhere that
The Klan were Boss and, more than as a jest than anything designed to make money, I
pressed up some singles without picture sleeves, actually printing on the label By
Demand of Gene Sculatti.
I must have given one immediately to Rodney Bingenheimer. A die-hard Seeds fan, Rodney knew that The Klan had captured the essence of the Seeds classic Pushin' Too Hard and demanded we add the cut to his upcoming Rodney On The Roq album. As I said, sometimes you get lucky ...
106: KLAN -Pushin' Too Hard (COMP)(LP)
For a facsimile
of the original liner notes for this selection, including an interview
with the artist and lyrics for this song from the original Rodney On
The Roq album Flipside magazine insert please click
Updated December 1999