|KFSR DJ PROFILE
Johnny Heathen is KFSR's token punk and couch monster. A real-life convert from metal to hardcore, Johnny actually likes all types of music, which is why he is constantly on the air. His main shift is his Tuesday Evening 11-2 Late Nite. That one features Johnny's pride and joy, "Hardcore with the Heathen" -- one solid hour of thrash, crash and bash. Johnny also does the Sunday Morning Show 6-11 under the alias "John Heidebrecht." John enjoys a good slam.
Quote: "C'mon, it's just as soft as a regular bed."
KFSR JAZZ WEEKENDS AND MORE!!
Due to the outstanding success of our Jazz Night at the Cask and Cleaver, we have decided to expand. So starting April 5th we are taking over the Cask and Cleaver for entire weekends! That means live JAZZ every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights instead of just Thursdays. And even more, in late April, a live show at the Wild Blue Yonder with up to five bands. More details on that will be yours as they unfold. Either way, we here at KFSR are doing our best to bring great live JAZZ to the valley.
ALBUM REVIEWS BY PEOPLE WHO FAIL TO MAKE ANY SORT OF DEADLINE AT ALL
Simple Minds - Sparkle in the Rain (A&M) What a difference a producer makes. The surprise (so far) of 1984 introduces booming drums and bass, brings up psychotic guitar and changes an airy and fey keyboard sound into walls of granite. And if the wonderful "Waterfront" was the tip-off to this album, the payoff is the amazing "Kick Inside of Me," where the tortured, twisted vocals break through a cacophony of sound that defines the meaning of "intense." Sometimes bigger is better.
-- Boy Wonder
Waterboys - Waterboys EP (Island) More New Idealism for your thinking pleasure. Strong lyrics and great sax combine to make a first-rate EP. Find the import and you win three extra songs at no extra cost. Standout cuts: "I Will Not Follow" (no offense U2) and "Girl Called Johnny" (Perry Mason sax).
Toy Dolls - Dig That Groove Baby (Volume Import) What can you say about an album that's a consummate masterpiece? The Toy Dolls have managed to combine the gritty street sense of Oi and the frenzy of Hardcore with bits of traditional British Folk and the comic timing of Vaudeville. And it all comes together to provide a viable pop alternative. Sound impossible. Just listen to "Glenda and the Test Tube Baby," "Nellie the Elephant," "Worse Things Happen at Sea" or the ultimate punk parody "Blue Suede Shoes." Musically, this album may wear thin after several listenings, but the humour rescues it every time.
-- Johnny Heathen
Joe Jackson - Body and Soul (A&M) While not Joe's best album, this is certainly his most pulchritudinous and melodic. Recorded digitally in an old Mason lodge, this album is filled with moving ballads and beautiful melodies. Songs like "The Verdict" and "Be My Number Two" pick up where "Real Men" left off. "Lasaida" is a shimmering instrumental that starts off side two followed by "Happy Ending," a duet with Elaine Laswell. Good album for those rainy days or late nights.
-- Tim Gaskill
Laurie Anderson - Mr. Heartbreak (WB) Laurie Anderson, Adrian Belew, Bill Laswell, Peter Gabriel, and yes, even William S. Burroughs (?!?). What more can you ask for from an avant-garde pop (contradiction in terms, huh?) LP. Slightly more accessible than Big Science. "Sharkey's Day" is perfect.
NEXT TIME: Reviews of The Style Council, King Crimson, The Smiths, The Cars, Buzzcocks, Go-Gos, Dire Straits and more!!! And we're still waiting for albums by (pause for breath) R.E.M. (Reckoning), Violent Femmes, Psychedelic Furs, Black Uhuru, Dream Syndicate, Yellowman, Blasters, Untouchables, Rank and File and probably too many more. When the summer hits, our playlist should be at an all time high. Until then---
GO SEE THE THREE O'CLOCK AT THE STAR PALACE ON APRIL 7th (SATURDAY) AT 9:00
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I was listening to The Who -- Lifehouse Live at the Young Vic