I Enjoy Being a Girl, or April 1993 Playlists

Ari Up of the Slits

Ari Up (the Slits), Mezzanine, SF, 2006 | Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, 18mm, 1/4 sec, f6.3, ISO 100

I unearthed my first KALX radio playlist last week and was so mortified by it that it only made sense to post all of them (19 years’ worth!) here, albeit not all at once. My second and third shows took place during the brooding, contemplative hours of 3:30 to 6am. Based on the content of these shows, my segues were still questionable and I was in my pop-punk phase, with my fading goth self occasionally demanding attention. Thanks to Mickey Stamm for turning me on to the Rezillos; they’re still one of my favorites.

I haven’t listened to a good number of these bands and/or songs in nearly two decades and I’d be perfectly fine never hearing many of them again, even if I can’t bear to part with those records. But it’s always a pleasure reacquainting myself with the Jesus & Mary Chain. Here they are adding their trademark “hey hey hey”s to the Sugarcubes’ classic “Birthday.” Were the “hey hey hey”s specially recorded for this song, or lifted from a Mary Chain song? Hmm… (Playlists after the video.)

04/15/93: THURSDAY 3:30-6am

THE RAMONES – Howling at the Moon
GORILLA BISCUITS – Cats and Dogs
$ THE CURE – Strange Day
CLOCKWORK ORANGE soundtrack – Thieving Magpie

SINGING IN THE RAIN soundtrack – Singing in the Rain
* OPERATION IVY – Left Behind
* SCREECHING WEASEL – Second Floor East
* NO EMPATHY – Ben Weasel Don’t Like It
THE QUEERS – Ursula Finally Has Tits

TILT – Addiction
THE SLITS – Love & Romance
BOW WOW WOW – What’s the Time, Hey Buddy?

SPITBOY – Ultimate Violations
FLOWER DRUM SONG soundtrack – I Enjoy Being a Girl
THE SUGARCUBES – Birthday (Jim & Will Christmas Day Mix)
JESUS & MARY CHAIN – Just Like Honey
MEAT WHIPLASH – Don’t Slip Up
RABID DUCK – Material Girl
MADONNA – Dress You Up (instrumental)
LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH – Like a Virgin

THE CHIPMUNKS – Jesse’s Girl
SMART E’S – Sesame’s Treat
SESAME STREET soundtrack – Rubber Duckie
PINHEAD GUNPOWDER – Hey Now
JOLT – Jalopy

SUICIDE – Frankie Teardrop
* THIS MORTAL COIL – You & Your Sister
J.S. BACH – Prelude in E Minor
JAWBREAKER – Caroline
NAKED RAYGUN – Live Wire

CRIMPSHRINE – In My Mind
BARRY MANILOW – Copacabana
JUNGLE BOOK soundtrack – Bare Necessities
HAPPY FLOWERS – Mom, I Gave the Cat Some Acid

CYNDI LAUPER – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
* THE 5.6.7.8.’s – Edie Is Sweet Candy
SUZANNE VEGA (STAY AWAKE compilation) – Stay Awake

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04/29/93: THURSDAY 3:30-6am

THE CLASH – Clash City Rockers
PINHEAD GUNPOWDER – Losers of the Year
JAWBREAKER – With or Without U2
THE VAPORS – Turning Japanese
RIDE – Vapour Trail

* OPERATION IVY – Hedgecore
* THE BUSTERS – Rude Vibrations
$ THE REZILLOS – Flying Saucer Attack
MADNESS – Sign of the Times
$ SONIC YOUTH – Schizophrenia

* J-CHURCH – November (live)
MY FAIR LADY soundtrack – Rain in Spain
GAY PUREE soundtrack – Lil’ Drops of Rain

THROBBING GRISTLE – 66 Sixties
COIL – Wrim-Wram-Wrom
PSYCHIC TV – St. Frances E
CHRIS & COSEY – The Gates of Ancient Cities
* LEGENDARY PINK DOTS – Kingdom of the Flies

$ HUSKER DU – Hardly Getting Over It
* MR. T EXPERIENCE – Swallow Everything
* SCREECHING WEASEL – All in My Head
* CITIZEN FISH – Disposable Dream
BIZ MARKIE – Just a Friend
* BRADY BUNCH – We’ll Always Be Free

TONI BASIL – Hey Mickey
A-HA – Take on Me
CRIMPSHRINE – Bricks
* UTE LEMPER – La Vie en Rose
TCHAIKOVSKY – Romeo & Juliet

GORILLA BISCUITS – Cats & Dogs
THE ADVERTS – Bombsite Boy
THE JAM – Man in the Cornershop
* THE QUEERS – I Hate Everything
HANSON BROS – Blitzkrieg Hops
THE GR’UPS – Oink

* BARRY ADAMSON – 007, Fantasy Bond Theme
FUZZBOX – Jackie
THE PRIMITIVES – Nothing Left

THE KING & I soundtrack – Getting to Know You

* = feature play
$ = request

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