3 May 2011 17:00
Glad to be here.
lbigbilbo <lbigbilbo <at> yahoo.com>
2011-05-03 15:00:53 GMT
2011-05-03 15:00:53 GMT
Thank you Geo, Thanks for the welcome wagon, but to answer your questions, I did not listen to Oedipus because he was on BCN and everyone else on that station sucked. I used to listen to BCN when it first started in 1968 but the station went straight downhill around the mid 70's they just replayed and rehashed the same old songs and the same old groups for the next 15 or so years. For a long time I couldn't find anything on the local radio scene until one day somewhere in the early 80's I was just going through the dial of my radio at work in Cambridge trying to find anything worth listening to when I came across a station called WMBR formally WTBS (MIT radio) what caught my attention was the lyrics to the song that was being played. I don't know who the singer was but it appeared to be a girl group and the lyric that caught my attention went something like this "You said you truly loved me but all you really wanted to do was to feel me up". My head did a double-take and I started to listen to the show, it was called "The Late Risers Club". BTW they just had their 25th anniversary recently. The trouble was the show was only on from around 8 or 9 AM till about noon. This was where I first heard Bauhaus. I few months later I was sitting on the sea-wall in Winthrop where I was living at the time and i picked up a station called WLYN broadcasting from Lynn and they were playing music similar to what I had been listening to on MIT's station it was early "New Wave" and "Post Punk". I remember the most popular song at the time was "Rock The Casbah" by "The Clash". About 6 months or so latter t hey announce one night that they would be off the air for a while due to some upcoming changes. Two weeks latter they resumed broadcasting calling the station WFNX, they had been purchased by "The Phoenix". There slogan in the early days was "Rock The Boat Radio". I soon found that some of the DJ's were ex WMBR jocks. It was during this time that I discovered many of the groups that would be my favorites for a long time. Number one was "The Cure" followed closely by "Depeche Mode", "XTC", "New Order", "The Psychedelic Furs" etc. Alas even "FNX" began to go down hill with the emergence of "Grunge". I really hated "Nirvana" and especially "Pearl Jam". That music made my teeth itch. Today I only listen to MIT and BC's radio stations WMBR and WZBC respectively. The reason i never caught any of those groups you mentioned playing live in the Boston area were really threefold. First I couldn't afford them, second I was working what seemed like 22 hours a day,(I had two jobs at the time, 40 Hrs a week on my regular job and about 48 Hrs a week driving a cab)and the last reason was i(Continue reading)