I am sure this will be of small interest to almost all of you, but local College Radio Stalwart WMSE, back in the day, would bring in local musicians to play in the studio, as is tradition. Well, they then transferred all that audio to carts, for airplay.
Now they have transferred those songs once again to mp3s, and opened up the vaults for download. Like socialism, only noisier.
For me, this is awesome. None of you will recognize any of these bands, although I will find it very surprising if anyone doing any serious spelunking DOESN’T find something they like. You won’t find lost tracks from the Femmes or the BoDeans or anything; rights to those songs can’t be opened up, fuck the record companies. But there are gems like Sigmund Snopek, and Wild Kingdom (ska-punks that later morphed in funk-punks Citizen King, whose stellar “Better Days (then the Bottom Drops Out)” has been featured on the Empire several times.
Many many bands I’ve seen and forgotten; musicians that have moved on to better things (or moved on from this plane of existence, fuck Death).
And it’s all free. Way to go, Messy Radio.
HEY LOOK. There’s some pretty good quality vid of Wild Kingdom on the Utuber. Good Dawg, I spent much time skanking in front of these nutzoids.