Short songs, short shows, short-lived bands: Lydia Lunch was big on making a point quickly and moving on. For this episode of The Spindle, John and Marc drop the needle on 1978’s “Orphans” b/w “Less Of Me” by Teenage Jesus & The Jerks. Led by Lunch on guitar and vocals with bassist Gordon Stevenson and Bradly Field and produced by Robert Quine (Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Lou Reed, Matthew Sweet), the Jerks might not have lasted very long, but they made an impression. Press play on this episode to learn why.
You’re walking ’round like you’re front page news, pressing play on a new episode of The Spindle. On this episode, the guys focus on The Monkees’ 1967 hit “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” with a couple detours into other versions of the song, including Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Sex Pistols, and Minor Threat. As post-modern as it gets, The Monkees were (and are) a pop phenomenon, and this single illustrates why.