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Iowa Basement Tapes blog #21-30


~ Thoughts and track lists from Kristian Day, host of the weekly program, Iowa Basement Tapes, which airs Thursday nights from 9-10 p.m. ~


(Most recent at the top of the page.)


Iowa Basement Tapes #22 - 11/29/2018

Night Listeners,

This week I am in the KFMG studios with studio manger Gary Monte interviewing filmmaker Jack Meggers about his life in Mason City during the grunge era of the 90s. We play his band Ming's Daughter as well as fellow northern Iowa bands Todd's Neat Futons and Sorry Excuse. Jack left Iowa for fifteen years and returned in 2014 where he was reintroduced to Iowa's music scene. He brings on a handful of tracks that have inspired in creatively since returning to the state.

Listen to us on 98.9 KFMG - LP Des Moines and KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. Catch up on the archives via iTunes.

  1. Waverly - "Stop This" / Fledging (Iowa City)
  2. The Bends - "3AT" / Live at Gabes 04-30-2003 (Cedar Rapids)
  3. The Roughhousers - "Feed You're Standing On" / Woodchip Soul (Iowa City)
  4. Ming's Daughter - "Marathon Prophet" / Demo (Mason City)
  5. Todds Neat Futons - "?" / Demo (Belmond)
  6. Sorry Excuse - "?" / Demo (Mason City)
  7. Dylan Sires & Neighbors - "Good Ol Boy" / Someone (Waterloo)
  8. Love Songs For Lonely Monsters - "Ganglion Sister" / Love Songs For Lonely Monsters (Des Moines)
  9. Condor & Jay Bird - "Lightbringer 5" / God Wants Us To Do What God Wants Us To Do (Quad Cities)
  10. Mint - "Confusion" / Chemical (Des Moines)
  11. Dylan Sires - "Get You" / Previously Unreleased (Des Moines)


Iowa Basement Tapes #21 - 11/22/2018

Night Listeners -

Happy Thanksgiving! If you are one of our listeners from KCOE in Cedar Rapids, we have a ton of tunes from your neck of the woods. Digging through the crates we got an old demo from ol' Will Whitmore of his tune "Gravel Road". This was ripped directly from the cassette that was mailed to Brad Adita for the Another Day In The Air compilations. I also got new newer tunes from Peanut Ricky, Huxley Maxwell, and Waverly. This playlist was crafted for those who are chilling in their food coma and just want everyone to leave them alone. Jack Meggers will be joining me next week to discuss Mason City's once-thriving alternative music scene.

Listen to Iowa Basement Tapes live on 98.9 FM KFMG-LP Des Moines and on KCOE Coe College Student Radio. If you miss the show, be sure to subscribe to the archives on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.


  1. Goldblums - "Black Comb" / Drug Window (Des Moines)
  2. William Elliot Whitemore - "Gravel Road" / Early Demos (Keokuk)
  3. Waverly - "Tea Leaves and Telepathy" / Fledgling (Iowa City)
  4. The Roughhousers - "Old Oak Tree Garage" / Woodchip Soul (Cedar Rapids)
  5. Fidgit Noise - "My Momma's Movin" / Fidgit Noise (Cedar Rapids)
  6. Soviet Dissonance - "Here to Stay" / Highway to Hills (Cedar Rapids)
  7. Honky Tonk Overlords - "Bandana Thrash is Fing Stupid" / SciFi Fish Fry (Ottumwa)
  8. Huxley Maxwell -"Candy Colored Hydra" / Bummer City, Dude (Des Moines)
  9. Milk & Eggs - "Buddy Brown" / Milk & Eggs (Burlington)
  10. Peanut Ricky - "Bad Luck" / I Am Not OK (Iowa City)
  11. The Goon Squad - "Meat Therapy" / The Goon Squad (Iowa City)
  12. Wheel and the Fence - "Emperor Moths" / Wheel and the Fence (Cedar Rapids)
  13. The Slats - "The New Moonshine" / Pick It Up (Cedar Falls)
  14. Miracles of God - "Cult" / O' What A Wonderful Day (Iowa City)
  15. Brooks Strause - "Golden Dawn" / Acid Casual (Iowa City)