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WASTOIDS

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Public Image...Better Than The Sex Pistols? | The Spindle Rewind

February 15, 2024 17:00 - 33 minutes - 23.4 MB

While Marc and John are gathering new 7" singles to play for you, we've got a Spindle Rewind from the archives: here’s the guys on the 1978 single from Public Image LTD, ”Public Image” b/w “The Cowboy Song.” Dropping the needle on this strident and stark recording, John and Marc dig in on its attendant Beeheartisms and John Lydon's uncompromising art rock ethos. Originally aired Nov 23, 2022.  Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Ins...

FIDLAR's Favorite Music (And Pancakes) | Hotline

February 13, 2024 17:00 - 5 minutes - 4.09 MB

LA skate punks FIDLAR specialize in brash, direct tunes. Drawing on a legacy of hard rock and punk, they join us backstage to answer fan questions from the 1-877-WASTOIDS hotline. On this special episode, they share their favorite kind of pancakes, records that inspired them and outline the band's official cigarette replacement policy.  Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Judging By The Record Cover | Click Vortex

February 08, 2024 17:00 - 1 hour - 55.4 MB

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but if it's a record instead maybe that's OK? This week on Click Vortex, Sam and Jason are talking covers: good, bad, and ugly from artists like the Beatles, Big Bear, Megadeth, Molly Hatchet, Rolling Stones, and more. Get hip to Hipgnosis, learn the secret history of Sgt. Pepper's iconic sleeve, and check out perhaps the best album cover ever created by Pen & Pixel (famous for their No Limit and Cash Money covers).  Plus: Bo Diddley's rul...

Royal Trux - "Hero Zero" b/w "Love Is..." | The Spindle

February 01, 2024 17:00 - 30 minutes - 20.8 MB

This time around Marc and John delve into the origins of Royal Trux, via their first 7-inch and second release, "Hero Zero" b/w "Love Is..."—not coincidentally, the record that launched the now-legendary label Drag City. Find out how Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema got the magic working from the get-go on this episode of The Spindle.  Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Online Music Pioneers: Radiohead, Prince, Bowie, The Format | Click Vortex

January 25, 2024 17:00 - 1 hour - 59.2 MB

This week on Click Vortex, Sam and Jason discuss internet pioneers and music culture. With the online landscape morphing into something new, we look back on the ways artists like Radiohead, Prince, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren, and Sam's band The Format, and services like the Internet Underground Music Archive and Napster connected fans directly to music they love. Boot up and jack in, it's time for Click Vortex's look at Internet Pioneers. To watch while you listen visit WASTOIDS.com and su...

1910 Fruitgum Company's "1,2,3 Red Light" b/w "Sticky, Sticky" | The Spindle

January 18, 2024 17:00 - 30 minutes - 21.3 MB

This time on the Spindle, Marc and John delve into the concept of "bubblegum" pop via 1910 Fruitgum Company's "1,2, 3 Red Light" b/w "Sticky, Sticky", a single so good that it's been covered many times: listen in for versions by Talking Heads, Pooh Sticks, and Apache Dropout.  Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Is the Compact Disc Coming Back? | Click Vortex

January 11, 2024 17:00 - 1 hour - 51.2 MB

Is a CD revival underway? This week on Click Vortex, Sam and Jason weigh in on the humble compact disc, discussing its merits, drawbacks, packaging and more. Learn about how Sam brought creative energy to The Format's packaging, watch some vintage news clips, and find out if CDs really are more durable than records. Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Best Of The Spindle (Yoko, Swell Maps, Melvins & more) | The Spindle

December 21, 2023 17:00 - 1 hour - 43 MB

As 2023 winds to a close, Marc and John take a look back at the first year and half of the Spindle, each choosing their 10 favorite 7-inches from what's been covered so far, plus a few favorite episodes too. From freak out jazz edits to New Zealand rock, experimental rock to classic R&B, there's a little something for everyone here.  If you're new to the Spindle, here's a great way to get a glimpse at everything we've talked about, and why a lot of it is super great! See you in 2024.  Call...

Christmas In Click-Land with Anita Means & DJ Johnny Volume | Click Vortex

December 14, 2023 17:00 - 1 hour - 55.3 MB

This week, your Click Duo Sam Means and Jason Woodbury wander into the frosty wonderland with special guests Anita Means and DJ Johnny Volume. Exploring both Anita and Johnny's yuletide playlists, they riff on classics from Phil Spector's immortal Christmas comp, JD McPherson's rockabilly cheer, Vince Guaraldi, CJ Ramone, various Beatles, Adam Sandler's Hanukkah anthem, Christmas classics from departed artists like Shane McGowan, Sinead O'Connor, George Winston, Robbie Robertson, and much,...

Perfect Sound for Awhile | WASTOIDS With Marc Masters (High Bias) Live at Changing Hands

December 12, 2023 17:00 - 1 hour - 43.4 MB

This week on WASTOIDS With, we’re hanging with Marc Masters. You know him best for his work with NPR, Bandcamp, Pitchfork, and of course his biweekly WASTOIDS show with John Howard, The Spindle, where each episode focuses on a different 7” record.  This talk concerns Marc’s latest book, High Bias: The Distorted History of the Cassette. Marc was interviewed by Jason P. Woodbury in front of a live audience at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe on November 30th, 2023. It was a dreary, rainy nig...

The Germs, "Forming" b/w "Sex Boy" | The Spindle

December 07, 2023 17:00 - 42 minutes - 29.6 MB

LA's Germs were the stars of The Decline of Western Civilization, with front man Darby Crash frothing out his lyrics atop a sloppy punk stomp fueled by guitarist (and future Nirvana/Foo Fighters member) Pat Smear. John and Marc delve into their first 7-inch, 1977's "Forming" b/w "Sex Boy" (the latter recorded on the set of Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke, for real) with the help of guest Joe Gross, supreme rock writer and author of Fugazi's In on the Kill Taker from Bloomsbury's 33.3 series. ...

Banned on the Run | Click Vortex

November 30, 2023 17:00 - 1 hour - 55.8 MB

Sam and Jason dive headlong into the world of banned music on this week's all-new Click Vortex. Joined by the clickhead live chat who weigh in with jokes, takes, and occasional fact checks, they "Rumble" with Link Wray, whose music managed to get outlawed even though it was instrumental, and dive into the confusing state of post 9-11 radio, the FBI's investigation into "Louie Louie," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," Rage Against the Machine, and the strange history of Soviet "bone records....

Bro Smith's "Bigfoot" b/w "Splish Splash" | The Spindle

November 23, 2023 17:00 - 32 minutes - 22.5 MB

On this new episode of the Spindle, John digs up a 7-inch he heard once in 5th grade, Bro Smith's bizarrely goofy "Bigfoot" b/w "Splish Splash," inspiring us to delve into the weird, awesome world of pop-chart novelty hits. Scary stuff! Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO | WASTOIDS With

November 21, 2023 17:00 - 10 minutes - 7.64 MB

Juliana Hatfield joins us today on WASTOIDS With, where we link up with artists to discuss what makes them tick. Coming out of the Boston music scene of the ‘90s Hatfield played in groups like Blake Babies and The Lemonheads. Her voice is a marvel—which has made it especially interesting to check out her recent records, which find her interpreting classic songs from Olivia Newton John, The Police, and now, ELO.  Released on November 17th, Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO showcases songs like “Sho...

Fab Four-Tex: Beatles Roundtable Mary P of Zia Records | Click Vortex

November 16, 2023 17:00 - 1 hour - 69.4 MB

More than 60 years since bounding out of Liverpool and into the hearts of the world, The Beatles maintain a grip on pop culture that's unmatched by any band. This week on Click Vortex, Sam and Jason welcome Mary Papenhausen of Zia Records into the studio at 850 Lincoln to discuss the Fab Four's "last" song, the machine-learning assisted "Now and Then," as well as the "Red" and "Blue" singles compilations. How do the new mixes hold up? How about the packaging? That really weird Peter Jackso...

The Byrds | The Spindle (Sidebar)

November 13, 2023 17:00 - 1 hour - 65.7 MB

Every other week on The Spindle, Marc and John drop the needle on a different 7". But for this new Spindle Sidebar hang, they're trying something different: a longform, in-depth chat about a band's full discography.  You might remember that on the very first Spindle episode, your record-spinning duo delved into Husker Du's cover of the Byrds' "Eight Miles High." Well, John is a Byrds fanatic, so for this first edition of what we're calling the "Spindle Sidebar," John guides Marc through the...

Hotline TNT on Basketball, Nu-Metal, & Zines | Hotline

November 07, 2023 17:00 - 7 minutes - 5.05 MB

Will Anderson of Hotline TNT has been traveling the off-roads and byways of the American rock underground for years. Fusing searching melodies, heartbreaking scenes, and layers of fuzzy shoegaze noise, his latest album, Cartwheel, presents the band to a newfound audience via a new partnership with Jack White's Third Man Records. But don't expect HTNT to change too much—for this episode of HOTLINE, he answers your questions about the NBA, goals, and his musical influences growing up.  Call u...

Jimi, B-52s, Phish, The Killers-Bands We Used to Hate | Click Vortex

November 02, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 63.6 MB

They say it's a thin line between love and hate. Maybe that's why sometimes music we can't stand winds up becoming music we totally fall for. This week on Click Vortex, Sam, Jason, and the crew in the Clickhead Livechat discuss art they came around on from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Phish, The Killers, The B-52s, Grateful Dead, and more. Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Roxy Music, "Love is the Drug" b/w "Sultanesque" | The Spindle

October 26, 2023 17:00 - 31 minutes - 21.7 MB

On this episode of the Spindle, John and Marc drop the needle on a true classic: Roxy Music’s 1975 “Love is the Drug” b/w “Sultanesque,” released in advance of their 5th album, “Siren.” Find out why this song still sounds so fucking great – and why it influenced so many future artists. Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Haunted Hotels and Stephen King's Musical Obsessions | Click Vortex

October 19, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 54.2 MB

Just like an episode of Ghost to Ghost AM, Sam and Jason are back with a Halloween-themed livechat. Get a play-by-play of adventures at haunted hotels like Hotel Monte Vista in Flagstaff and The Rave/Eagles Club/The Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee and learn about the many musical obsessions of Stephen King. This episode includes appearances by The Ramones, radio legend Mary Costigan, Anton LeVay and more.  Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow u...

Teaser: Midnight Music Review in the Attic

October 12, 2023 16:00 - 1 minute - 774 KB

Argentinian video artist and musician Salvador Cresta invites you upstairs for a series of bewildering interviews with DIY music producers, experimental songwriters, animators, and other weirdos. Presented by WASTOIDS, season one is now playing at Night Flight Plus.  Featuring Green Sahara, Zach Phillips (Fievel Is Glauque),  Zully Adler (Goaty Tapes), Mickey Miles, Kurt Weisman, and John Andrews. Watch now at Night Flight Plus and find more at WASTOIDS & YouTube.  Call us anytime at 1-...

Sax Daddy Vibes with Joseph Shabason | Hotline

October 10, 2023 18:00 - 8 minutes - 5.69 MB

On this episode of Hotline, we welcome "Sax Daddy" Joseph Shabason to the weird world of WASTOIDS to discuss his favorite vanity license plates, explore how skate videos introduced him to hip-hop, and reflect on his favorite John Carpenter movies. Welcome to Hell is available October 20 from Western Vinyl. #joephshabason #WASTOIDS  Follow Joseph Shabason Website: https://josephshabason.com/ Bandcamp: https://josephshabason.bandcamp.com/album/welcome-to-hell Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jos...

Stephen King Shot John Lennon: Rock & Roll Conspiracy Theories | Click Vortex

October 05, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 53.7 MB

Did the CIA get your favorite rockstar addicted to heroin? Was acclaimed horror writer Stephen King actually behind the murder of John Lennon? Were The Ramones, Sex Pistols, and The Clash funded by the KGB? This week on Click Vortex, Sam and Jason dive into the world of rock & roll conspiracy theories, with detours into the innovative early '90s call-in show Ring My Bell and the mystic funk and hip-hop of PM Dawn. Hop in the van, the truth is out there, eat my shorts. Call us anytime at 1-8...

Call Joseph Shabason at 1-877-WASTOIDS

September 25, 2023 19:00 - 26 seconds - 380 KB

You’ve heard Joseph Shabason on records by War on Drugs and Destroyer, but on Welcome to Hell he pairs jazz and funk with skateboarding culture. After the beep, leave a message for Joe—and listen for his answers on HOTLINE.  Pre-order Welcome to Hell via Western Vinyl.  Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

The Chills, "I Love My Leather Jacket" b/w "The Great Escape" | The Spindle

September 21, 2023 16:00 - 31 minutes - 21.4 MB

On this episode of the Spindle, Marc and John drop the needle on the Chills' 1985 7-inch "I Love My Leather Jacket" b/w "The Great Escape," a highlight of a career full of them. Find out why Martin Phillips' elegy for a lost friend is so unforgettable–and why you need the Chills in your life! Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Chris Farren on WASTOIDS HOTLINE

September 19, 2023 16:00 - 10 minutes - 7.08 MB

Beneath his hilarious persona, Chris Farren conceals the heart of a romantic. On his latest record album Doom Singer (Polyvinyl Records) the former Fake Problems singer weds massive riffs with intimate and funny confessions. Tune into Hotline as he answers 1-877-WASTOIDS calls about Bruce Springsteen’s son and why one caller’s girlfriends always dump him after Chris’ gigs. Beneath his hilarious persona, Chris Farren conceals the heart of a romantic. On his latest record album Doom Singer (...

April 1968: Tiny Tim, Simon & Garfunkel, Moby Grape & More | Click Vortex

September 14, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 62.6 MB

We're hopping in the time machine and setting the controls for April 1968, to take a deep dive on Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson," the weird and unsettling world of Tiny Tim, and the format-bending sound of San Francisco's Moby Grape—as well as the ultra-dedicated unofficial archivists like DustyGrooves69 and Vintage Recordings, who make sure we can access it.  And oh yeah, we're talking about Band Shirt Day 2023, a global fundraising initiative, where artists come together for a single...

Band Shirt Day Podcast with Bill Mooney (Kung Fu) & Steve DePace (Flipper)

September 11, 2023 16:00 - 43 minutes - 30 MB

The second annual Band Shirt Day is September 15th, 2023. Presented by MerchFriends and Spotify, with support from Hello Merch, Bandsintown, Rough Trade NYC, and WASTOIDS, Band Shirt Day is a global fundraising initiative, where artists come together for a single day to sell merchandise on their official sales channels and donate proceeds to charitable organizations of their choice. To celebrate, Dylan Gette-King of Merch Friends has linked up with the WASTOIDS feed for a Band Shirt Day ce...

Magazine "Shot by Both Sides" b/w "My Mind Ain't So Open" | The Spindle

September 07, 2023 16:00 - 29 minutes - 20.5 MB

This time around, Marc and John delve into what may be the first true post-punk single: Magazine's 1978 7-inch "“Shot By Both Sides” backed with “My Mind Ain’t So Open." Led by Howard Devoto, the former Buzzcock who was already disillusioned with punk, Magazine truly ripped it up and started again, pulling the music of late 70s UK into the future. Find out how on this episode of The Spindle! Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagr...

Fuzzed Out: Os Mutantes, Neil Young, Sonny Sharrock | Click Vortex

August 31, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 54.5 MB

This week, Sam and Jason stomp on the topic of fuzz boxes, distortion pedals, gain, and direct-into-the-board breakup. It's a "distorted" episode, with weigh-ins from the Clickhead live chat and discussions of Neil Young, Marty McFly, Os Mutantes, Sonny Sharrock, and the mystical, mysteriously far-out visions of musical gear inventor, computer animator, and musician CCDB. Plus, the duo dish on Band Shirt Day and share their cover of The X-Files theme via Perpetual Doom. Originally taped live...

Why Fat Tony Loves Bikini Kill | Hotline

August 29, 2023 16:00 - 8 minutes - 5.63 MB

Fresh off the release of I Will Make a Baby in this Damn Economy (Carpark Records), Houston rapper Fat Tony joins us to answer fan questions from the 1-877-WASTOIDS Hotline.  What's he love about Mexico City? Has Kathleen Hanna ever seen his Bikini Kill tattoo? Does he know the meaning of life? Learn all this and more on Hotline, brought to you by WASTOIDS. Listen to I Will Make a Baby in this Damn Economy Find WASTOIDS on BlueSky, TikTok, IG, Twitter, Threads, Nostr: @Wastoidsdotcom  ...

Chaka Khan: I Feel For You | The Spindle

August 24, 2023 16:00 - 29 minutes - 20.4 MB

For the first time, Marc and John delve into a bonafide pop chart phenomenon: Chaka Khan's 1984 cover of Prince's "I Feel For You" backed with "Chinatown." It was a top 5 mainstay of the Billboard Hot 100 for months, but there's a lot of interesting stories behind its success too. Hear why this record is not just a classic, but a groundbreaker, on the latest episode of the Spindle. Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and You...

Bootleg Fever: Weezer, Beach Boys, & More | Click Vortex

August 17, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 47.3 MB

Even though some of our audio got cut (again), it's all-new Click Vortex, in which Sam and Jason come down with a case of Bootleg Fever. Thrill as Jason shares vinyl needle-drops from the Beach Boys, Television (produced by Brian Eno), Lou Reed, and Kanye, and Sam offers a deep dive on the wiggy world of Weezer live boots, fan-assembled comps, and more. Oh, and even though the audio of us saying the words "Band Shirt Day" dropped from the broadcast, it's on the way: Join WASTOIDS and our f...

Sun City Girls : You're Never Alone With a Cigarette | The Spindle

August 10, 2023 16:00 - 32 minutes - 22.4 MB

On this episode of the Spindle, Marc and John drop the needle on The Sun City Girls 1990 EP You're Never Alone With A Cigarette, featuring two songs recorded at the same time as their legendary LP Torch of the Mystics. Can a band who loved to go on for hours contain themselves to two 7-inch sides? Listen and find out! Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Who Does Wicca Phase Springs Eternal Want to Collaborate With? | Hotline

August 08, 2023 15:00 - 11 minutes - 7.97 MB

Adam McIlwee, AKA Wicca Phase Springs Eternal joins Hotline to answer questions fan questions from the 1-877-WASTOIDS phone line. Best known for his work with punk rock band Tigers Jaw and as a member of GothBoiClique, WPSE discusses how his musical process has evolved, his list of dream collaborators, shares his favorite Lil B songs and much more.  Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Pee-Wee's Alien Adventure | Click Vortex

August 03, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 114 MB

Sam and Jason clear the table to discuss the big news events of the sweltering season: Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) and aliens. From the UAP hearings to the Unarius Academy of Science, Arrival (2016), Back to the Beach (1987) and more, all in an all-new, all-swirled up edition of Click Vortex.  Call 1-877-WASTOIDS Find more podcasts and videos: www.wastoids.com Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Minutemen: Paranoid Time | The Spindle

July 27, 2023 16:00 - 30 minutes - 20.9 MB

For the first ever live episode of the Spindle, hosted by DC record store Art Sound Language, Marc and John delve into the greatness of the Minutemen's 1980 Paranoid Time EP, the second-ever release on SST records. The audio is a little rough—we truly jammed econo!—but the genius of the Minutemen still shines through! Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Fish Narc: Build a Life Worth Living | Hotline

July 25, 2023 20:00 - 16 minutes - 11.4 MB

Content warning: This episode features discussion about suicidal ideation. Viewer and listener discretion is advised. 🎶 Ring! Ring! 🎶 As a member of GothBoiClique, Fish Narc rose up alongside artists like Lil Peep, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Cold Hart, and Horse Head. With Fruiting Body, he splits his time between real talk confessions and bleak humor, his auto-tuned vocals hovering atop post-punk beats, harpsichord melodies, and blurred synthesizers. Fish Narc joins us to answer your que...

Green Day, Fugazi, and Billy Joel Lose It On-stage | Click Vortex

July 20, 2023 17:00 - 1 hour - 42.5 MB

The summer has melted Sam and Jason's brains to the point that they can barely function. Time to kick back and relax with an hour of on-stage freak-outs. From Billy Joel spazzing out to Fugazi scolding "ice cream eating motherf**kers" in the crowd, from Elvis packing heat to John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett freaking out on the Old Grey Whistle Test, this one has it all.Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us...

The Spindle: Urge Overkill-Now That's the Barclords b/w What's This Generation Coming To?

July 13, 2023 16:00 - 35 minutes - 24.3 MB

This time around, Marc and John delve into the velour-covered, medallion-swinging riff-rock of Urge Overkill, and their 1991 7-inch "Now That's The Barclords" backed with "What's This Generation Coming To?" Is it a great single? Spoiler alert: Marc and John don't agree! Find out who's Siskel and who's Ebert on the latest episode of the Spindle. Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Los Bitchos ❤️ Podcasts and Crosswords | Hotline

July 11, 2023 16:00 - 6 minutes - 4.49 MB

Ring ring. London psych-surf band Los Bitchos answer your questions from the 1-877-WASTOIDS hotline.  What’s their favorite tequila brand? What would they change about the music industry? What podcasts and tunes are they listening to in the van? Learn these answers and more by checking out HOTLINE. Find Los Bitchos tunes and goods from Hello Merch. Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Click Vortex: Rex in the City

July 06, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 64.5 MB

"We'll be singing, when we're clicking." The summer doldrums won't get the Click Vortex boys down. On this all-new episode, Sam and Jason take a visit to Asteroid City, dwell on the idea of one-hit-wonder status in the music industry, explore the anarchist punk roots of Chumbawamba, and riff on teen heartthrob, one-hit-wonder, and original Daredevil actor Rex Smith. Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

The Spindle: Wire “Kidney Bingos” b/w “Pieta”

June 29, 2023 16:00 - 30 minutes - 20.8 MB

In 1988, legendary post-punk band Wire went pop - at least according to their critics. But according to Marc and John, their 7-inch "Kidney Bingos" b/w "Pieta" was a natural progression, not to mention just a great pair of songs! Dig into the catchy but heady sound of '80s Wire on the latest episode of the Spindle.  Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

AJJ vs A Dog With Human Hands | Hotline

June 22, 2023 16:00 - 12 minutes - 8.8 MB

Ring ring. Fresh off the release of the rollicking and grimly hopeful new album Disposable Everything (Hopeless Records), Arizona-based power pop/folk punks AJJ answer YOUR questions from the 1-877-WASTOIDS Hotline. From Nicolas Cage to freakish dog and cat mutations, these are some of the  most hilarious questions we've received yet, and the AJJ crew bring just as much skewed humor to their answers. Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us o...

Click Vortex: Kirk Douglas Is *Not* in Spawn

June 22, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 60.9 MB

The '90s were a golden age for movie tie-in soundtracks. As the major labels practically minted money, it meant certain songs found strange homes when paired with summer blockbusters and genre films. On this new episode of Click Vortex, Sam and Jason remove the shrinkwrap of memory to discuss The Bodyguard, That Thing You Do, The Crow, Forest Gump, Spawn, and much, much more—aided by the Clickheads in the Click Vortex live chat.  Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos...

The Spindle: The Dicks' Peace? EP

June 15, 2023 16:00 - 33 minutes - 22.8 MB

Fronted by legendary singer Gary Floyd, the Dicks started in Texas and ended in San Francisco, but their sound stayed steady: a rebellious strain of politically hard, musically diverse punk. Marc and John delve into their most anthemic 7-inch, the 1984 "Peace?" EP, featuring two anti-war screeds from the proudly leftist (and openly gay) Floyd. Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Radiohead, Metallica, Steely Dan, Mars Volta | Click Vortex: June 2003 Recap

June 08, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 64.9 MB

Have you found yourself deloused in a comatorium? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Sam Means (The Format) and Jason Woodbury (Aquarium Drunkard) hop in the time machine to visit June of 2003, riffing on Metallica's St Anger and Some Kind of Monster, Radiohead's Hail to the Thief, Steely Dan's taxi-cab confessions, At the Drive-In, pop-punk, blood transfusion conspiracies, and more in this extra-long ramble.  Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOID...

The Spindle: Thin White Rope, "Ants are Cavemen" b/w "Little Doll"

June 01, 2023 16:00 - 31 minutes - 21.9 MB

Described as a cross between Johnny Cash and Black Sabbath, Davis, CA's Thin White Rope were a gnarly desert rock band whose growling vocals and intertwined guitars sounded both scary and profound. Marc and John delve into their 1991 Sub Pop 7-inch "Ants are Cavemen" b/w "Little Doll," giving you the lowdown on why Thin White Rope are one of the hidden treasures of 80s and 90s indie rock. Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram ...

Buoys and Bronner's | Click Vortex

May 25, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 49.2 MB

What does Dr. Bronner's magic soap have to do with Jimi Hendrix and Don Bolles of The Germs and Astrologer? What '70s band benefitted from Rupert Holmes' cannibalistic pop chops? Find out the answers to these questions and more on an all-new Click Vortex.  Call us anytime at 1-877-WASTOIDS. More podcasts and videos at WASTOIDS.com | Follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

Click Vortex: Backmasked and SynthAxe-d

May 11, 2023 18:00 - 1 hour - 51.6 MB

Vortex duo Sam and Jason settle in for a ramble heavy episode of Click Vortex, streamed live on the WASTOIDS YouTube channel Wednesday, May 10th. For his segment, Sam opens up with some primo Satanic panic, examining the hidden messages of Jeff Lynne and ELO, and the Trinity Broadcasting Network's Led Zeppelin reel-to-reel demonstrations. In the second half of the show, Jason asks: how many Star Trek tie-in novels is too many Star Trek tie-in novels, and explores the weird, wild world of the...

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