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Iowa Basement Tapes blog - #31-40

~ 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 #34 - 2/21/2019
 
 

Night Listeners

 

Finally, the interview with Luke Belknap (Goldblums / Huxley Maxwell / Person Whale / The Beaches / Austrinaut / Vivacious Bean Dip) has happened. He joins us in the KFMG studios in Des Moines with my engineer/co-host studio manager Gary Monte. Belknap talks about all the projects he is in and some of the primitive recording techniques used on his records. He shares with us his playlist of Iowa weirdos (some we've played and some we haven't). I also found a psychedelic rock band out of Fort Dodge from 1972 called West Minist'r.

 

Hear us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

 

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  1. The Hollowmen - "Spite" / Pink Quartz Sun Blasting (Des Moines)
  2. West Minist'r - "My Life" / Brown Acid: The Sixth Trip (Fort Dodge)
  3. Drednex - "This Town" / No Class Project (Cedar Falls)
  4. Slut River - "K9 Love" / Tibs Picks Iowa City Weirdo Scene Comp (Iowa City)
  5. Austrinaut - "Mystery" / Mystery Machine (Des Moines)
  6. Vivacious Bean Dip - "Pupopies!" / Pupopies! (Des Moines)
  7. Utopia Park - "So Long Silly Rabbit" / Utopia Park (Fairfield)
  8. Jaundiced - "I Hardly Ever Do" / Jaundiced (Des Moines)
  9. Pizza Babe - "Fish, Birds, and Hunters / Song For Jake" / Songs For Cuties (Des Moines)
  10. Karen Meat and The Vahnevants - "The Falling" / Karen Meets the Vahnevants (Des Moines)
 
 
Iowa Basement Tapes #33 - 2/14/2019
 
 

Night Listeners -

 

Happy Valentines Day! I hope you all enjoyed my note from Harry Warden at the beginning of the show. Tonight I popped in a few loves songs from Captain Three Leg, Elizabeth Moen, and well let's call the track from Three Finger Better Betty a love song too (it's probably not a love song for another a human). First time jams tonight from TV Cop out of Ottumwa. They are straight out of the pop punk scene and they remind me a lot of 90s Alkaline Trio or Offspring.

 

The Elizabeth Moen song "Best I Can Do" reminds me a lot of the music heard in the David Lynch film, Wild At Heart. I also got a song off of the second or third When Bitter Spring Sleeps record, Coven Of Wolves. The nature sounds you hear on the track were recorded at Wapsipinicon River Environmental Education Center which is over on the Scott County side of Iowa.

 

Hear us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

 

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  1. Captain Three Leg - "Ordinary Love" / Split with Vanishing Cities (Ottumwa)
  2. TV Cop - "Jarringly Caucasian" / Season Three (Ottumwa)
  3. Three Finger Betty - "Caught The Dragon" / Demo 2016 (Des Moines)
  4. Elizabeth Moen - "Best I Can Do" / A Million Miles Away (Iowa City)
  5. Brooks Straus - "Bad Word" / Acid Casual (Iowa City)
  6. Tires - "2" / Tires (Des Moines)
  7. When Bitter Spring Sleeps - "A Fire In The Field" / Coven Of Wolves (Cedar Rapids)
  8. Captain Three Leg - "Breeding Platform" / Drink Hard Grind Harder (Ottumwa)
  9. Huxley Maxwell - "Ice-nine" / Shadow 1996 (Des Moines)
  10. Annalibera - "Plants and Lamps" / Opia (Des Moines)
  11. Zuul - "Drinking Downstream From The Herd / Zuul (Iowa City)
 
 
Iowa Basement Tapes #32 - 2/7/2019
 
 

Night Listeners -

 

I got some classic punk goodies including some stuff from the late 80s. I got some new blood from Annalibera, Tuff Jerks, and Huxley Maxwell.

 

Hear us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

 

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  1. The Ruralists - "Eggs" / Birth of Birds (Sioux City)
  2. The Grifters - "Grifters" / Confidence Trick Vol. 1 (Des Moines)
  3. The Pestilents - "Anarchy in the West End Suburbs" / Obedience is Suicide (Iowa City)
  4. Sludgeplow - "Turned Earth" / Turned Earth (Cedar Rapids)
  5. Huxley Maxwell - "Medicine Bow" / Shadow 1996 (Des Moines)
  6. Meth and Goats - "Rat Tail Revolution" / Meth and Goats Tour Demo (Cedar Rapids)
  7. Lucy Bucket - "Little Girl" / Cedar Rapids (Cedar Rapids)
  8. Annalibera - "Imprints" / Opia (Des Moines)
  9. Annihilation Association - "Slimey Dog Jones" / Live 1988 (Cedar Rapids)
  10. Tuff Jerks - "Mines" / Tuff Jerks (Fairfield)
  11. The Tanks - "Dandruff Genious" / Skipping Pills (Iowa City)
  12. Captain Three Leg - "Dreamroller" / Split with DSM (Ottumwa)
  13. The Beaches - "Fade Away" / Viviparous Sounds (Des Moines)
  14. Space Burial - "Creepshow" / Space Burial (Dubuque)
 
 
Iowa Basement Tapes #31 - 1/31/2019
 
Night Listeners - 

I am recording the show this week from Bryan, Texas. I'm sharing a hotel room with Dylan Sires and as I sit producing this weeks content he is blasting through the forward of a new book. So he will not actually be joining me on this weeks episode.
I got new material from Artificial Stars in Sioux City. They have a tight alternative/pop sound going for them that I think everyone will love. I also got some first time plays tonight from Tuff Jerks out of Fairfield, 3 Finger Better out of Des Moines, and more material by the shortlived funk skunk band, The Grifters.

Hear is us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

  1. Captain Three Leg - "The Clap" / Split with DSM (Ottumwa)
  2. 3 Finger Betty - "They Live We Sleep" / Demo 2016 (Des Moines)
  3. Riff Worm - "Blackened Blood" / Riff Worm - Lucid Webs (Dubuque)
  4. Tuff Jerks - "I Miss Cigarettes" / Tuff Jerks (Fairfield)
  5. Solid Attitude - "Slow Surf" / Solid Attitude (Iowa City)
  6. The Grifters - "Walmar" / Confidence Trick Vol 1 (Des Moines)
  7. Artificial Stars - "Fake It" / Beware (Sioux City)
  8. Peanut Ricky - "Would You Like Me Better If I was a Sick Bird?" / I Think I am Not Ok (Iowa City)
  9. Deerslayer - "Music Table 6" / Music Table (Cedar Rapids)
  10. Animal Mothers - "Solar Priestess" / Demo (Des Moines)
  11. The Beaches - "Fade Away" / Viviparous Sounds (Des Moines)
  12. Zuul - "A Dog Never Dies Where It Sleeps" / Zuul II (Iowa City)