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Iowa Basement Tapes blog - #41-60

 

~ 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 #55 - 7/18/2019

 

Night Listeners -

 

Tonight I am recording in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This show breaks new grounds with bands from three new cities: Shadrack Chameleon from Humboldt, Zini from Lamoni (yes you read correctly) and No Coast Criminals from Independence. I also got a ton of new bands that I have never played before. Lots of garage psychedelic and lots of punk. 

 

Iowa Basement Tapes has its own archive of Iowa music. Be sure to check out iowabasementtapes.bandcamp.com and download any of the releases for free. If you would like to contribute any music please send an email to kristianday@gmail.com.

 

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. Swingin' Teens - "Hey Brother" / The Story Vol 1 1984-1994 (Iowa City)
  2. Shadrack Chameleon - "Granite Feast" / Shadrack Chameleon (Humboldt)
  3. Harperlane - "United States of Advertising" (Burlington)
  4. Rational Anthem - "Blackout Magic" / Bread Line (Iowa City)
  5. The Nomadic Youth - "Opposites Attract" / Backseat Banana (Fairfield)
  6. Tyde - "Psychedelic Pill" / Lost / Psychedelic Pill (Burlington)
  7. Zini - "You Do the Voodoo You Do" / Better Than a Kick in the Teeth (Lamoni)
  8. No Coast Criminals - "We're a Threat!" / Punk in the Streets Vol. 2 (Independence)
  9. Deep Sleep Waltzing - "Evenin Train" / Try-Cycle (Des Moines)
  10. Wrestling with Wolves - "The Splitting Second" (Des Moines)
  11. Wolves in the Attic - "Aging" / Pink Mist (Des Moines)
  12. The Vanhevants - "Whistling Tackle" / Bum Out! (Des Moines)

 

Iowa Basement Tapes #54 - 7/11/2019

 

Night Listeners - 

 

I'm recording from sunny lukewarm Los Angeles. Tonight I bring you some tracks from the All Iowa Noise Insurgency cassette compilation. These are the more mellow/drone pieces from Seezureface and Under Escape from the Black Hole. I also share tunes from the now defunct Bongrider and Gloaming, two Iowa City doom projects. Well Gloaming isn't doom, but it fits right in. Also a super fun song from Captain Three Leg off the split with Wadge.

 

Iowa Basement Tapes has its own archive of Iowa music. Be sure to check out iowabasementtapes.bandcamp.com and download any of the releases for free. If you would like to contribute any music please send an email to kristianday@gmail.com.

 

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. Son of the Morning - "The Rule of Three" / Son of the Morning (Des Moines)
  2. Deep Sleep Waltzing - "Charlie" / Cloudpunks (Des Moines)
  3. Broken Ones - "I Like You" / Broken Ones (Des Moines)
  4. Captain Three Leg - "Night Wrestling" / split with Wadge (Ottumwa)
  5. Steve Reverb and the Sound Tones - "Pabst Blue Ribbon" / Tiki Run (Marion)
  6. Luxury - "What Kind of Question is That?" / Stupid Thing (Des Moines)
  7. Bongrider  - "Human Elephant Conflict part 2" / 2012 Demo (Iowa City)
  8. Land of Blood and Sunshine - "Dormancy" / Aeons (Marshalltown)
  9. DJ DJ Tanner - "Ring Out Your Brain" / Host (Des Moines)
  10. Gloaming - "The Dullard" / Garmonbozia (Iowa City)
  11. Seezurface - "Paradise Debris for Erik Satie" / All Iowa Noise Insurgency: The Early Years (Des Moines)
  12. Skin of Earth - "Spineless Silver" / busted ass whip (Des Moines)
  13. Underwater Escape from the Black Hole - "Messed Something Up" / All Iowa Noise Insurgency: The Early Years (East Dubuque)

 

Iowa Basement Tapes #53 - 7/4/2019

 

I know its Independence Day but its also the 1 year anniversary of Iowa Basement Tapes! The first episode aired at 9PM Thursday July 5th, 2018 on 98.9FM KFMG. The show has aired every week at that same time except now we also air on two additional stations on Fridays at 11PM: 90.3FM KWIT in Sioux City and 90.7FM KOJI in Okoboji.

 
I want to thank everyone who has been a guest on the show as well as all of the broadcast listeners and podcast archive subscribers. The show has turned into something much bigger than I ever thought it would be.
 

As always if you missed a broadcast make sure to subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

AND check out our archive of Iowa's alternative and DIY music: https://iowabasementtapes.bandcamp.com/

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Here was our 1 year anniversary playlist: 

  1. Davenport Junior Theatre - "Summertime Fun" (Davenport)
  2. Captain Three Leg - "Intro Song" / Split with Vanishing Cities (Ottumwa)
  3. The Dogs - "Horror House Blues" / Teen Slime (Decorah)
  4. Buick and McSnake - "Creeps with Forks" / Trashcan Avalanche (Des Moines)
  5. The Pees Pees - "Cash Slamma" / Split with the Horrors (Cedar Rapids)
  6. Iowa Beef Experience - "Vulcans Ode to Metal Cough" / Killing Game EP (Iowa City)
  7. Deerslayer - "Gonzales Boy Goes Home" / Demo (Cedar Rapids)
  8. Stickdog - "Go Away" / Stickdog (Iowa City)
  9. Elizabeth Moen - "Planetarium" / A Million Miles Away (Iowa City)
  10. Michael Duede - "Sealing Circle" / All Hail The Glorious Abyss (Des Moines)
  11. The Pestilents - "Unknown Soldier" / Obedience is Suicide (Cedar Rapids)
  12. Finally Some Action - "Twin Galaxies" / Finally Some Action (Keokuk)
  13. Druids - "Yeyin" / Spirit Compass (Des Moines)
  14. Captain Three Leg - "Ben Hur" / Sci-Fi Fish Fry (Ottumwa)
  15. The Vida Blue - "87 Yankees" / Enough (Iowa City)
  16. Red Throb - "Angry Boys" / Bend Over Here Comes (Iowa City)

 

Iowa Basement Tapes #45 - 5/9/2019

 

Night Listeners -

 

I feel like I have avoided playing tunes from Ames because I have always thought that the music from that city was extremely self indulgent. But I have come to love that about Ames. So tonight I got some new tunes from Stars Hollow. They do some loud emo pop stuff that some of you might enjoy. I also have two tunes from the new Traffic Death / Captain Three Leg split 12". One from each band that will rip your face right off.

 

Iowa Basement Tapes has its own archive of Iowa music. Be sure to check out iowabasementtapes.bandcamp.com and download any of the releases for free.

 

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. Movable Feast - "The End of the World" / Live at the Laughing Iguana 1989 (Des Moines)
  2. Stars Hollow - "It's Not That" / Happy Again (Ames)
  3. The Pestilents - "Praise God" / Obedience is Suicide (Cedar Rapids)
  4. Desalin - "Eternally Mine" / Desolate (Cedar Rapids)
  5. Annalibera - "Opia" / Opia (Des Moines)
  6. Traffic Death - "Buy the Ticket" / Split with Captain Three Leg (Des Moines)
  7. Captain Three Leg - "Paranoia Sales Pitch" Split with Traffic Death (Ottumwa)
  8. 3 Finger Betty - "Big Time Operator" (Dead Milkman) / Live at the Val Air Ballroom (Des Moines)
  9. Fat Bertha & the Love Shakers - "Open Your Eyes" / Golden Memories and Other Disasters - Iowa Compilation Vol. 4 (Des Moines)
  10. Finally Some Action - "The Beyond" / Circuits of Time EP (Keokuk)
  11. X-Ray Mary - "Taste of Hate" / Basement Tapes Vol. 4 - Astral TV Dinner (Ottumwa)
  12. Elizabeth Moen - "Time is a Shitty Friend" / A Million Miles Away (Iowa City)
  13. Telekinetic Yeti - "Lightbearer" / Abominable (Dubuque)

 

Iowa Basement Tapes #44 - 5/2/2019

 

Night Listeners,

 

Tonight studio manager Gary and I sit down with Jeff Morgan formally or Squidboy and currently the bass player for the band No Good Deed. He brings us his Iowa playlist plus we get to here a rough mix of a new song from the upcoming album from No Good Deed.

 

Iowa Basement Tapes has its own archive of Iowa music. Be sure to check out iowabasementtapes.bandcamp.com and download any of the releases for free.

 

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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Iowa Basement Tapes #43 - 4/25/2019

 

Night Listeners -

 

Tonight I mixed a lot of new with some old (and some really old). New material from Druids and Finally Some Action and a long lost release from the Cedar Rapids progressive stoner rock legends Truth and Janey. I also dig deep into the crates of Ottumwa's 90s section with Gristle (major Primus worship) and Scat (instrumental power metal).

 

Iowa Basement Tapes has its own archive of Iowa music. Be sure to check out iowabasementtapes.bandcamp.com and download any of the releases for free.

 

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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Telekenetic Yeti - "Himalayan Hymn" / Abominable (Dubuque)

 

 

Iowa Basement Tapes #42 - 4/18/2019

 

Night Listeners -

 

I am all over the place tonight with tunes from every part of the state: Sioux City, Des Moines, Waterloo, Waverly, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Clinton, Keokuk, and Dubuque. I was presented with an email earlier in the week from Bensmasher sharing with me some really interesting finds. One of the most interesting is a group from Clinton called Mississippi Belle. Two boat captains who made a record using a keyboard a drum machine. I love this stuff.

 

Iowa Basement Tapes has its own archive of Iowa music. Be sure to check out iowabasementtapes.bandcamp.com and download any of the releases for free.

 

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. Finally Some Action - "Motorama" / Finally Some Action (Keokuk)
  2. Twins - "Teenage Grenade" / Square America (Waterloo)
  3. Karen Meat & The Vahnevants - "All Thumbs" / Karen Meats The Vahnevants (Des Moines)
  4. Akasha - "Madame Operator" / First Flight: First Annual Iowa Album (Cedar Rapids)
  5. Spidercake - "The Vulture Swirl of the Blue Shell" / Spidercake (Des Moines)
  6. Elizabeth Moen - "Matilda" / A Million Miles Away (Iowa City)
  7. Black Death Jet Set - "Electricity" / Electricity (Sioux City)
  8. Erik Johnson - "Sister Sky Brother Moon" / The Moon and the Sea (Waverly)
  9. Annalibera -"Coming" / Loveil (Des Moines)
  10. Mississippi Belle - "Life of a Garfish" / Mississippi Belle (Clinton)
  11. Brooks Strause - "Lover Be Still" / Acid Casual (Iowa City)
  12. Telekinetic Yeti - "Electronaut" / Abominable (Dubuque)

 

 

Iowa Basement Tapes #41 - 4/11/2019

 

Night Listeners - 

 

To continue on with my travelogue shows I am now in West Point, NY. On the flight I got to finally explore some tunes by the band Nethervoid. Tim Connery whom I have worked with on film projects up in the Dubuque area used to be in this band with members of The Tanks (hence the double location mention). Nethervoid put out two albums, an EP, and a demo during their short lifespan. Now the majority of their music is some good ol' hail satan black metal, however they do have a cover of Bauhaus's "Mask" on their EP. But I chose the instrumental title song from their last album as my pick.

 

Iowa Basement Tapes has its own archive of Iowa music. Be sure to check out iowabasementtapes.bandcamp.com and download any of the releases for free.

 

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 - "I Hate Music" / Stay Active or Stay Absent (Ottumwa)
  2. Road Soda - "All You Fascists are Bound to Loose" / Call a F&@# Cab (Davenport)
  3. She Swings She Sways - "Fireflies" / Porches (Ottumwa)
  4. Nethervoid - "In the Swarms of Godless Wrath" / In the Swarms of Godless Wrath (Dubuque/Iowa City)
  5. Stickdog - "Orpheus" / Human (Iowa City)
  6. Annalibera - "Sometime Soon" / Loveil (Des Moines)
  7. Drednex - "Catch 22" / Co-op (Cedar Falls)
  8. X-Ray Mary - "3rd Planet" / Basement Tapes Vol 4- Astral TV Dinner (Ottumwa)
  9. TV Cop - "Candy" / Season 3 (Ottumwa)
  10. Tuff Jerks - "Mulch My Face" / Tuff Jerks (Fairfield)
  11. Meth and Goats - "God's Got Money" / Meth and Goats Tour Demo (Quad Cities)
  12. Hairless Monk - "Ancient World" / Journey to the Mushroom Planet (Cedar Rapids)