KUCI Molotov Cocktail Hours 20/04/1991 Poll

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When my wife was at university at University of California, Irvine in the early 90s she had a couple of university radio shows. I have a couple of tapes of them and since it's the 30th anniversary of one of them next month thought I could do a poll.

What is the best song she and her friend played that night?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Ministry - Stigmata (1988, The Land Of Rape And Honey LP) 3
Soul Asylum - Cartoon (1988, Cartoon 7") 3
Front 242 - Headhunter (1988, Headhunter 12") 3
Monty Python - Self-Defence (1970, Monty Python's Flying Circus LP) 2
Dr Janet - Starry Eyes (1990, Ten Years Gone 7") 1
Nothing Painted Blue - Go To Waste (1991, If I Could Hear You I Would Hit You comp 7") 1
Giant Sand - Shadow To You (1991, Ramp LP) 1
Volcano Suns - Blue Rib (1991, Blue Rib 7") 1
Screaming Trees - Transfiguration (1987, Even If And Especially When LP) 1
Butthole Surfers - Human Cannonball (1987, Locust Abortion Technician LP) 1
Vomit Launch - Curl Up And Dye (1991, Boltcutters & Beer 7") 1
Poison Idea - We Got The Beat (1990, Taken By Surprise 7") 0
Steel Pole Bath Tub - I Am Sam I Am (1989, Butterfly Love LP) 0
Cambridge Pipers - Ramming Speed (1991, Contains No Caffeine comp CS) 0
UK Subs - Skate Board Billy (1987, Japan Today LP) 0
Urge Overkill - Bionic Revolution (1991, The Supersonic Storybook LP) 0
Pineapples - Faced (1990, Crystalline 7") 0
Black Flag - Louie Louie (1981, Louie Louie 7") 0
Loudspeaker - Pulp (1990, Pray 7") 0
D.I. - Rock And Roll Part II (1986, Team Goon LP) 0
Firehose - Epoxy For Example (1991, Flyin' The Flannel LP) 0
Toy Dolls - Idle Gossip (1986, Idle Gossip LP) 0
Helmet - Repetition (1990, Strap It On LP) 0
Flaming Lips - Bag Full Of Thoughts (1984, The Flaming Lips 12") 0
Buffalo Tom - Wah-Wah (1991, Fortune Teller 12") 0
NoMeansNo - The Day Everything Became Nothing (1988, The Day Everything Became Nothing 12") 0


CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Sunday, 21 March 2021 01:41 (one month ago) link

A year and a half before I arrived there. This does feel just familiar enough as a kind of set I could have heard someone play at KLA at UCLA at the time as well.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 21 March 2021 01:43 (one month ago) link

tough call between Ministry and Vomit Launch

sarahell, Sunday, 21 March 2021 02:08 (one month ago) link

I think Vomit Launch.

emil.y, Monday, 22 March 2021 19:20 (one month ago) link

Voted Front 242.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 21:57 (one month ago) link

that was going to be my vote but when for a more popish song "Cartoon."

Bee OK, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 23:08 (one month ago) link

Always going to vote for Cartoon.

pplains, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 00:18 (one month ago) link

"Cartoon" is underrated for sure but "Louie Louie" is Dez's first vocal and among his finest moments (of many) in Black Flag:

"Who needs love when you've gotta gun"

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 04:05 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

I put this up well in advance just to make sure I did but now I have had a look at it:

Classics:

NoMeansNo - The Day Everything Became Nothing (1988, The Day Everything Became Nothing 12")
Helmet - Repetition (1990, Strap It On LP)
Front 242 - Headhunter (1988, Headhunter 12")
Butthole Surfers - Human Cannonball (1987, Locust Abortion Technician LP)
Dr Janet - Starry Eyes (1990, Ten Years Gone 7")
Screaming Trees - Transfiguration (1987, Even If And Especially When LP)
Ministry - Stigmata (1988, The Land Of Rape And Honey LP)

There was only ever going to be one winner here tbh.

Dr Janet was a "super group" made up of Yo La Tengo, Screaming Trees, Das Damen & Chavez members, covering a song by the Records which we both loved. And I tracked down the 7" shortly after we got married. I loved you Babs.

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 10 April 2021 04:49 (three weeks ago) link

a lot of the punkier/metaller songs were probably played by her friend Sonia that she fell out with for reasons unknown, they were like 18/19 so assume teenage drama

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 10 April 2021 04:52 (three weeks ago) link

xp Which Das Damen & Chavez members??

Yawnsomely Literal Cover Band (morrisp), Saturday, 10 April 2021 05:30 (three weeks ago) link

let me google that for you:

Gary Lee Conner: Screaming Trees
Ira Kaplan: Yo La Tengo
Lyle Hysen: Das Damen
Matt Sweeney: Chavez

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 10 April 2021 05:42 (three weeks ago) link

Wow... did not know about that. Awesome. Can you look up the tracks on YouTube for me as well??

Yawnsomely Literal Cover Band (morrisp), Saturday, 10 April 2021 05:49 (three weeks ago) link

what the fuck is wrong with you

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 10 April 2021 05:50 (three weeks ago) link

(?)I’m genuinely interested in what you’re posting about (the YouTube thing was a joke at my own expense). Sorry to get yr hackles up somehow

Yawnsomely Literal Cover Band (morrisp), Saturday, 10 April 2021 06:02 (three weeks ago) link

morrisp was probably just discussing music in the first post

he was being sarcastic in the second

haha, xopst

Bee OK, Saturday, 10 April 2021 06:08 (three weeks ago) link

ok sorry if you were genuinely interested than I'm sorry I flipped on you, but I made this post about my wife who passed away last year, which you probably didn't know about, and maybe it was just a bad idea I did this. But no you can look those songs up on Youtube or we can just forget about ever caring about this again.

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 10 April 2021 06:10 (three weeks ago) link

I'm sorry for your loss Colonel Poo

Bee OK, Saturday, 10 April 2021 06:14 (three weeks ago) link

I am sorry, I did not know that. (Re-reading your post, I realize that I missed the context.)

Yawnsomely Literal Cover Band (morrisp), Saturday, 10 April 2021 06:19 (three weeks ago) link

first of all i have to say that i love the concept and execution of this post, cp. everything about it agrees with my worldview. what a nice reminder of your wife. it makes me smile man. seriously good vibes.

and i don't know what it is —maybe the replies, or maybe i'm just a delicate flower— but it has broken me. i am sitting here with tears rolling down my face as i type. the last year has been so absolutely brutal for everyone and everything. and just when we think there's a light, the tunnel gets darker. i'm fucking tired of it. everyone is constantly just emotionally reeling and unable to get our collective balance again. why is this world the way it is? what can we do to get through it? can we ever be sentient, content and idle, even just for a bit? maybe with posts like this?

idk man. i have no words. i don't even know your real name, but man you're such a good person. i am feeling such intense sadness for your right now that i am literally angry.

i am so sorry for your loss.

smashing post. voted giant sand.☮

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Saturday, 10 April 2021 16:41 (three weeks ago) link

hi CP <3

this is super sweet. I still need to digitize a bunch of old shows.

I LOVE that Flaming Lips song but had to go with Ministry

"Gaspar? No way." (sleeve), Saturday, 10 April 2021 16:45 (three weeks ago) link

a lot of the punkier/metaller songs were probably played by her friend Sonia that she fell out with for reasons unknown, they were like 18/19 so assume teenage drama

I'm guessing this is the same Sonja I knew from (just after) then, still friends on FB. Such small circles the world can give us. I didn't say it earlier but it really is a lovely project you've done here.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 10 April 2021 18:31 (three weeks ago) link

probably quite likely it is the same Sonja

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 10 April 2021 20:28 (three weeks ago) link

I also very much appreciated this, CP.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Monday, 12 April 2021 15:46 (three weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 19 April 2021 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

Missed this poll. Wow, small world - I was an undergrad at UCI when Molotov Cocktail was on (I graduated in 1992) and I recall listening to it when I could.

Would have voted for Firehose.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 00:39 (two weeks ago) link

<3

"Gaspar? No way." (sleeve), Tuesday, 20 April 2021 03:24 (two weeks ago) link


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