Buzz Fugazi Grand Theft Radio Best of Shows
RADIO BASEMENT 14: Grand Theft Radio Sonic Revolution Remix
Buzz Fugazi is back on Grand Theft Radio: wgtradio.com and Live365.com, so msigarmy.com is back to remixing the Buzz Fugazi Show. This episode "sonic revolution" features a world premiere of White Flag's RADIO FREE MISANTHROPIA, an interview with Garr from Fester about the dual book release party at the July 17, 2010 Abbey Pub show featuring Fester, White Flag, Tesco Vee's Hate Police, and Das Kapital. Check out the track with Tesco Vee and White Flag performing Hot Rails To Hell.
Radio Basement 13: Buzz and Mary Jane Reunion
Another installment in our June 2010 celebrations of the 5th Anniversary of podcasting on msigarmy.com.
Radio Basement returns to one of its early formats... a montage of Buzz and Mary Jane banter interspersed with rare original music and prime alternative selections.
Back To You---Groovy Sparrow
Dimestore Fairytale---Magatha Trysty
What Happened To That?---General Election Engines
Tinsel Town Spinster---Melony
Anybody Else---Teen Idols
Why Do You Call?---Craig of Farrington
You Got It (Get It Out Of My Face)---Mudhoney
Reasons To Lie---Whiskeytown
Rainy Day Kev---A Band Called Wanda
In The Red---General Election Engines
Baby It's Alright---Groovy Sparrow
Radio Basement 12: Thursday Night At The Water Hole
On the eve of blues fest, June 10, 2010, Buzz and local musician Southside Mike went blues hopping. From Otis Taylor playing at Buddy Guy's Legends for a free WXRT show to Chainsaw DuPont doing his regular Thursday night gig at The Water Hole--a Chicago southside juke at 14th and Western known for the jerk chicken wings and the comfort food menu as much as the great musicians who play there.
Maybe with a good number of Chicago's party crowd exhausted from the Wednesday night Blackhawks Stanley Cup celebration, it should be no surprise there was a modest crowd for The Chainsaw. He consented for me to record his first set in return for a CD copy and my assurance that putting his music on the internet would draw a crowd.
Check it out, y'all... kick back and enjoy the first set of the show and then go get you some chicken wings and blues Thursday nights at the Water Hole.
B.U.Z.Z. Radio Basement #11: Mandatory Communist Podcast with Boris and Zamira (Buzz and Huma Fee)
Is good. Comrades are for celebrating the Liberal Reign of Terror and to discuss NIGHTMARE of accessible Health Care for all. Zamira talks about life in the Old Country and other CHANGES to be implemented by COMMUNISM IN AMERICA.
Previously unreleased Buzz and Katya doing News of The Weird in 2006, music by Giant City Blacktop (exclusive live garageband recording from a show in Wilmette, summer '09) and a new demo "I'm Out" by the Silver Spring Monkeys
B.U.Z.Z. Radio Basement #10: Cleaning out the archive for Grand Theft Radio
December 5 will be the 5th anniversary of The Buzz Fugazi Show debut on Grand Theft Radio Live365.com, so I'm cleaning out the audio archive for Doc to have new shows to bootleg for his Buzz Fugazi marathon. These remixes feature never been podcasted audio from different points in the last 5 years.
This includes Katya from '05 and last summer. Mary Jane Marvel from July and December '08. There's a lot more in the vault from those Katya and MJ Marvel sessions. The bit with Mikey is from our first Over The Top summer of love in 2005.
The coda is a a small sample from GTR in December '04
Music featured on this show includes The Rugburns, No Empathy, Cheaptrick, The Soft Boys, The Donna's, New Order, X, and recent music by Kinobe.
Listen for the rare version of Odor Ideology by Diet Christ from almost 20 years ago with Bill Hartley on vocals and guitar.
Bill died, 46 years old, just before this past Thanksgiving. He was unable to recover from a massive heart attack he suffered on Halloween. Despite his outspoken humor and honesty, Bill was rather unassuming about being an underground guitar legend and embodied the Non Rock Star Guitar Hero ethic of the DIY scene where he was much respected and loved. Dude could play the hell out of a guitar.
The public FACEBOOK group Bill Hartley Was A Musical Genius has a cross section of memories and anecdotes that describe him better than I ever could.
Mikey and I have discussed a more fitting tribute to Bill than the shout out on this show. Meanwhile, Patrick's MSIG ARMY YouTube has a lot of old personal and performance videos of Bill, Rocket Propelled Goat on MySpace features some of Bill's Diet Christ guitar and vocal work remixed in an outstanding way with Blaq Mummy, a band in the Czech Republic. Listen for samples of all of that on our upcoming tribute.
My condolences go out to the many people who are grieving this loss. May your memories of him continue to be a blessing in your lives.
- B.U.Z.Z. Radio Basement #9 --- RAJ tribute
It's been a year and a half since we posted a new podcast on MSIG ARMY. Real life has a way of interfering with our internet fun. Shortly after the last show was posted, our friend Raj died of a heart attack. He was known on the program as "Lamont from Rogers Park"---he was a character and a half. He was a Palestinian nationalist that I engaged in public shouting matches. We sometimes walked away from each other in anger. We were frequently mistaken as brothers. I invariably replied we were distant cousins.
Despite our militant differences---me a believer, him an atheist, me a progressive, him a libertarian, and of course, the Palestinian/Zionist thing... we saw our common ground as Chicago neighborhood guys. We shared a hope for a better more peaceful future for humanity, even if we were often cynical about its potential. We shared a geeky love of science fiction, chess and the dog and pony show of electoral politics. He offered me friendship and respect and invited me into his home for coffee, chess and conversation when I was completely down and out and barely scraping through life... and was someone I shared many arguments, many laughs, and many thoughtful moments with. My journals are filled with odd fragments that came from my visits to his home.
Last night I was listening to the final mix of this show and one of the North Avenue chess sharks tried to get me into a game. Some chess player in a coffee shop at 3 am.... who turns out to know Raj and can tell a fond Raj story? Not a surprise.
We talked about him at length.
Raj was street smart, tough and cynical, but he had a big heart and that's how people remember him. If it seems odd that someone remembered for being so opinionated and stubborn and crazy could also be remembered fondly by so many for being generous, and funny, and smart... well, that was Raj. He could play guitar when he felt like it and he was a veteran. He was supposed to be an enemy, but he was my neighbor and my friend and I miss him.
1. Bla Bla Bla --- Toots and the Maytals
2. Chinese Rock --- Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers (live)
3. Avenue A --- The Dictators (live at the Empty Bottle, Chicago 1999)
4. Turn, Turn, Turn --- Pete Seeger (live)
5. Ward 81 --- Fuzztones
6. So it Goes --- Rockpile w/ Nick Lowe (live 1978)
7. Road to Rock 'n' Roll --- Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
8. Passing Through --- Pete Seeger
B.U.Z.Z. Radio Basement #8: Brain-damaged Deja Vu
One more time in the M.S.I.G. Army vault... one more time if you please... some of my favorite moments and some of my favorite music from 2 and a half years improvising shtick and learning digital production with punk Jedi-master Mikey.
I get by with a little help from my friends on this one... Joe the Assyrian digitally re-edited and re-mastered as Fake Mayor Daley...unanimously regarded as the funniest bit ever done on MSIG Radio and more proof that we are bi-partisan, equal opportunity satirists (though the current Bush Administration holds a special place in our hearts and in our spleens), Doc Canonbong as President Satan, Nurse Terryn not wanting to be on the radio, Lamont from Rogers Park asking if there's anything more amateur and unprofessional than this, Mary Jane Marvel... who brought back the sexy; and last but not least, the fearless leader of odor ideology... Mikey Snot, my co-host on Over The Top.
That's my boy, Buzz Jr., at the start... "Hey, you're listening to my dad's show" was from Dec. '04 when he had recently turned 3... then at the end of the show, watching the World Series with me in '05 just after he turned 4. I neglected to dig up the old sound clip from Over The Top when Mikey was arguing with me that the White Sox would not even make the playoffs. Thanks also to Katya for her special guest appearance on an earlier show. I hope I get a chance to use some of the outtakes from that on future shows... look for them in December '08.
Special thanks to Jim Willgoose for sending me the wonderfully produced cover version of Apache by one of the hundreds of nameless, unfamous bar bands he was in. Congrats to him for finally using his doctorate in philosophy for teaching philosophy. I hope it won't be the death of his musical career, but a new chapter in it.
And congrats to me for taking my training and experience as an organizer and going back to the campaign trail with it. I am a Volunteer for America... Volunteer for America...
In addition to a few outtakes and surprises, the songs on this show...
1. Dick About It---M.O.T.O.
2. Gangrene---The Rugburns
3. The Ballad of G.W.---MDC
4. The Italian Song---The Gits
5. Side Effects---Tension Wire
6. I Wanna Destroy You---The Soft Boys
7. Rat Patrol---Naked Raygun
8. Illin Oi---U.S. Skeletons
Thanks to Kelly for putting up with Mikey and I having our shouting matches in the basement, and Mikey for the hundreds of old school professionally drawn shots of espresso... the Italian Song is especially for him... and to Mary Jane for enjoying the show so much, she became a part of it.
Thanks to everyone who enabled my recent sabbatical... The Ex, Les and the kids, Robert and the Herzog girls, Paul Matalonis and Kathy Livingston...the Unitarians... Huber, etc. Thanks again to Mikey and MSIG Army, Brady C., House of Blues San Diego and Turbonegro for providing Mary Jane and I with the ultimate loud, throbbing punk rock date.
R.I.P. Bambi. Zog shot Bambi because Bambi is tender.
Over The Top 21: First Show of 2011!
Mikey and Buzz barely return for another half hour of us sounding stupid talking about shit we hate and playing crazy ass punk rock. See you at the Lost Cross 25 year reunion show! Enjoy.
Protest and Survive--Discharge
>Over The Top 20: Lame Christmas Special
Mikey and Buzz barely give effort for the holidays. Ronald regan delivers a pro drug message. Punk Rock provides the energy. A very BIG apologies goes out to Buzz for putting this together, and me failing miserably to get it up for the holidays. Sometimes the sicknbess gets the best of me.
Roadkills Intro--Diet Christ
Nervous Breakdown--Tesco Vee and White Flag
St Joe's Band--Mike Reilly Assassination
Kicking the Gong Around--Cab Callaway Cotton Club Orchestra
Pets Kill their Masters--Jello Biafra and the Gitmo School of Medicine
Jesus Satisfied--Blind Boys
My Many Smells--Dead Milkmen
Over The Top 18: White Flag and Hate Police
Over The Top 19: Shills and Billionaires
While discussing tax cuts for billionaires, Mikey and Buzz stoop to the level of the corporate press and treat Coulter, Limbaugh, and Beck like they are newsworthy.
What Love Is--Dead Boys
I've Got Mine--Articles of Faith
Raggare Is A Bunch of Motherfuckers--Turbonegro
Over The Top 18: White Flag and Hate Police
Surviving fragments of the imploded interview with White Flag's Pat Fear (sometimes as himself, sometimes as a mock Tesco Vee) mix brutal sound quality with the excellent face melting quality of White Flag and Tesco Vee's Hate Police. Mikey and Buzz provide the usual nonsensical banter to rest your ears within a series of relentless rock explosions.
Over The Top 17: Anniversary Pimping---FESTER, TV's HATE POLICE, WHITE FLAG (July 17, Abbey Pub)
Our month-long Over The Top 5th year Anniversary celebration of anarchy internet radio on MSIGARMY.com continues with Show 17: completed on June 17 and shamelessly pimping a July 17 show at the Abbey Pub in Chicago that will feature Fester, TV's Hate Police and White Flag.
1. Punkerama---The Meatmen
2. What We Want Is Free---Articles of Faith
3. Missile Command---Gaza Strippers
4. Radio, Radio---Roger Miret and The Disasters
5. Purgatory Lounge---The Scrods
6. Lifestyle of Rebellion---Against All Authority
7. Shark Attack---The Bouncing Souls
8. Mad---The Adicts
9. Sacred Trickster--Sonic Youth
Over The Top 16: Another Rehash
June 2010 marks the 5th anniversary of Over The Top and also the 1 year anniversary of the Mikey and Buzz reunion session after almost 2 years of hiatus.
Maintaining Over The Top tradition, we are posting a segment from that recording session last year that didn't make the anniversary show.
Topics include: Straight Edge Buzz, Buzz needs nukes, a classic bit from April 2005 on the old Buzz Fugazi Show featuring the POT TEN from HIGH TIMES MAGAZINE and, of course, Mikey making fun of Buzz's ego and great music: listen for classic Diet Christ "Drugs Ruined My Life" and a new demo by Scott Furtwengler.
Over The Top 15 Over The Top: Bill Hartley Tribute
Mikey (via remixed phone interview) and Buzz pay tribute to the late Bill "I hate hardcore" Hartley featuring: Blood Stained Tool, Rocket Propelled Goat Diet Christ Re-Mixes w/ Bill Hartley on guitar and vocals. Bill sings hymns, and we have some music from Bill's post Diet Christ music: St. James Infirmary by Ticklepenny, and TV in Cleveland by Irwin Allen Project.
The Bill Hartley Appreciation Tour continues on Memorial Weekend in Southern Illinois, where there will be another series of musical tributes and eulogies to honor the well-loved underground guitar hero who provided a big burst of the sonic inertia that helped the Lost Cross become the longest running punk house in the United States.
Since Bill lived in a house stacked with musical gear, recording equipment and an impressive catalogue of unreleased music, it's a fair bet that you haven't heard the last of him on msigarmy.com
Over The Top 14 Offensive Anniversary and Reunion Show
For anyone keeping track, June marks the 4th anniversary of the first Over The Top show posted by MSIG ARMY. Punks. Politics. Prose.
bands and songs on this show...
1. Crypt-Keeper Five--In search of the Anti-Christ
2. Husker Du--Eight Miles High (live, 1985)
3. Blaggers--House of the Fascist Scum
4. Misfits--Astro Zombies
5. GBH--Children of Dust
6. New York Dolls--Vietnamese Baby
7. Jefferson Airplane--Good Shepherd
8. Minutemen--History Lesson Part II
9. Diet Christ--Evil Disease
10. Ramones--Howling At The Moon (Ramones version)
Show number 13 Buzz Fugazi nterviews the fake Mayor
of Chicago and an MSIG Army tribute to the women
of Punk Rock. We tried to represent all but there were too many bands
to choose from. So some bands that we rehashed for this show from
earlier shows and added some new bands and some 90's as well. A nice
mix of old 80's and new stuff to rock your joint. We might carry the
theme over for the next show. SO 14 will be coming around in the next
millennium or so. Punk Rock. Thanks to Joe the Assyrian as the fake Mayor
Songs played on this podcast show.
1. Horror Pops - Where You Can't Follow
2. Sin 34 - Live or Die
3. Babes In Toyland - 22
4. Treason - Dropout
5. So Unloved - FTW
6. The Groodies - Hope you Die
7. The Gits - Drinking Songs
8. X-ray Specs - Identity
Show number 12 Sorry, no interviews this time just
some bits and pieces of Over the Top insanity. We take a
poke at Ann Coulter and all the fine, fine public self-servants that
have been raping this country for way too long. The honorable mentions
are Donald Rumsfeld, Kathrine Harris, George Allen, and my personal
favorite self serving public servant Rick Santorum. Opening sequence
song by Throbbing Gristle off their album Heathen Earth.
Also used the song Na-Na-Na by Steam for the goodbye epilogue.
You also have to hear the bit by Stephanie Miller talking to Rush
wanna bee Sock. And they refer to us as the lunatic left.
Songs played on this podcast show.
1. Les Thugs - Stop the War
2. Leadbelly - Concertina Hanging Music
3. Propagandhi - Anti-Manifesto
4. FEAR - Public Hangings
5. Groodies - Hell City
6. Oi Polloi - Sgrudadh (don't ask me it is Gaelic)
Show number 11 Interviews with Vic Bondi and George
Tabb, remote commentary by Buzz and mikey via cell phones, Brazil,
SPFODP, Bill Moyers, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and the usual suspects.
Special Thanks to Vic and George. Especially Vic for putting up with
my son and I in that Tribeca hotel room... Also thanks to the RSA
guys for giving us a sneak peak at their new album that is coming
out. In this show we play the exclusive never before heard "Goldstein"
by RSA! We love NY.
Songs played on this show.
1. Furious George - I am the King
2. Servotron - SRA
3. MOTO - Dick About It
4. Hüsker Dü - Real World
5. Report Suspicious Activity - Goldstein
6. Dicks - Police (Force)
Show number 10 So once again, we finally got our act together and put together
a new show for 2006. . Show 11 is already started so stay tuned for more MSIG podcasts.
Songs played on this show.
1. Fang - Diary of a Mad Werewolf
2. Stitches - 7 girls in 7 days
3. Electric Frankenstein - Back at you
4. NOFX - 100x Fuckadeer
5. Hostile Amish - It's No Fun
6. Zero Boys - I need inergy
7. Diet Christ - Onward Christian Soldiers
8. Joy Division - Leaders of Men
9. Devastation - Cranial Hemorhage
10. Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards - 1%
11. EMG - Red Banner
Show number 9 So after
a 5 month hiatus, we finally got our act together and put together
a new show for 2006. Call us lame if you will, but this show is packed
with weird fun and is represented by over 25 years of punk rock. We
also have special call in interviews with our left coast time traveling
scene reporter Adonis and a quick conversation with Frank Caimpi,
of the famous Chicago band Generation Waste and now
with Tension Wire. Show 10 is already almost in the
can and the songs will rock you so stay tuned for more MSIG podcasts.
Songs played on this show.
1. Report Suspicious Activity - Bin Laden determined to strike in the US
2. Feederz - 1984
3. Reagan Youth - Degenerated
4. False Prophets - Banana Split Republic
5. Apostles on Strike - Good Cop Bad Cop
6. Tension Wire - Side Effects
7. Nitro Jr. - Wake Up Call
8. Generation Waste - Broken Glass
9. DOA - America the Beautiful
Well here it is the infamous Impulse
Manslaughter interview that was conducted at the Lost Cross
House back in January 1987. The tape that was lost for 15 years and
then unearthed in a box in my attic, discovered while moving into
my new home. The tape had to be manually forwarded to the end and
then back in order to loosen it up so that I could digitize it for
the MSIG archive vaults. This is an audio podcast interview.
Impulse Manslaughter songs played on this show.
3. They Start The War