EDITOR: JIM C. CONNELLY
CONTRIBUTORS: REV. KIRK, BOY WONDER, SMITTY, JOHNNY HEATHEN, RONNY WOODS, JAY DJ, TONE DEAF, JANICE LOO, GUMBY THE K, MR. MIKE, EASY PETE, TOKYO BOB, TIM GASKILL, OPEN MIKE SMITH, KATHY LAMBERT, JULIE LOGAN,AND KAMALA THE GIANT WRESTLING UGANDAN ASIAN TREE-CAT
THANKS: DUE TO THE SLIGHT FIVE-MONTH DELAY BETWEEN ISSUES OF THE D.A.D., THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE AND THINGS TO THANK--SO THANKS TO EVERYBODY AND EVERYTHING THAT HAS TRIED TO HELP US + U2 FOR A GOD-LIKE CONCERT.
NO THANKS: TO ANYBODY WHOM BECAUSE OF EGO-BRUISES, DELIBERATELY, AND UNDER THE PRETENSE OF HELPING, TRIES TO MALICIOUSLY DESTROY THAT SOMEONE ELSE HOLDS DEAR, PURELY OUT OF SPITE AND REVENGE.
KFSR DJ POLL 1985These are the results of KREM's DJ Po-- oops, the KSFR DJ poll. As you can see, R.E.M. ran away with it in a breeze, gathering almost 100 points than #2 XTC. Gee, what a surprise! The rules for voting: the record had to be released in 1984, and it had to be a record played on KFSR. 15 points were given for a #1 vote, 14 for a #2 vote, etc ... the list goes:
Group-Album(#1 votes) Total Points (# Votes)
01. R.E.M.-Reckoning (6) 170 (13)
|FRESNO'S NOT BURNING
1984 was a pretty good year as far as alternative music in Fresno goes. We had more strong concerts here than any year in recent memory. Let's see: The Clash, R.E.M., Toy Dolls, Untouchables (3 times!), Pretenders, General Public, Three O'Clock (coming back!), The Bangles, Rank and File, John Lee Hooker & Dead Kennedys, just to name a few. Offshore Productions deserves a great big hand for opening the Star Palace to alternative music. Especially for taking a chance on the Toy Dolls and sticking with us on the General Public show. We hope to keep working with Offshore to keep those great Star Palace shows happening.
1984 also marked the coming of age of an actual alternative original music scene in Fresno. Bands like The Wounded, Kyber Rifles, Western Chapter, Capital Punishment, Amethyst and The Cat Burglars all made high quality original material--much of which got steady airplay. And many of these bands have releases in the works that supporters of local music cam buy: Amethyst just released their second cassette-only album, Ten New Blends, Kyber Rifles have a mail-order tape, Double Agent, that is supposed to eventually be transformed into an album. The Wounded are working on a cassette EP, and Capital Punishment has a full-length album coming out. No word on whether the Cat Burglars' album (rumoured to be called Batman Rules O.K.), will be released after their tragic accident. I am hoping to get interviews with some of these local bands on this page in the future. In any event, 1985 doesn't look all that bad, does it?
Jim C. Connelly Editor: Dead Air Diary
SOME EXECUTIVE STAFF CHANGES: Annette Grigsby replacing Tim Gaskill as Program Director, Daryl Glen-Ford replacing Gilbert Mosqueda in Public Affairs, and Denis Miller replacing Walter C. Scott as News Director
NEW JOCKS: Napkin Garcia, Julie Logan, Gary Hall, Lane Turner, Cruel Blue Tone, Open Mike Smith, Terry True, and Alan Spaulding.
VOLUME 2 NUMBER 2 THE 49ers ARE GOING TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL!!?! SOMETIME MID-JAN. 1985
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