Louisville Punks: A Radio History

For years Louisville has been known as an original music Mecca. But before there were hard-edged acts like Kinghorse, Squirrel Bait and Slint, there were the original Louisville Punk bands: groups like The Blinders, The Endtables and The Babylon Dance Band rocked the River City. Join host Marion Dries for a look back at the punk scene that grew up here in the late 1970’s and ‘80s.

December 6 – No Fun and The Babylon Dance Band with interviews from Tara Key, Tim Harris and Chip Nold. Listen to this episode: Part 1 | Part 2

December 13 – The Blinders, The Endtables, The Monsters and Skull Of Glee with interviews from Sandy “Fret Hondo” Campbell, Steve “Chilli” Rigot and Wink O’Bannon. Listen to this episode: Part 1 | Part 2

December 20 – The Dickbrains, Orange Orange, Your Food, Strict-9 and interviews with Doug Maxson, Bryan Hurst, Jeff Jobson and the producers of the Bold Beginnings CD. Listen to this episode: Part 1 | Part 2

Hosted by Marion Dries.

Listeners love Louisville Punks … and so do the artists! Here’s an email Marion received from Tara Key, who was featured on the Dec. 6 episode:

thank you. thank you. thank you.
beyond the fact that i love hearing good things about myself(!) damn girl you just did a hella job telling a story. i mean this should go capital letters NPR national!
seriously.

it feels so cool to sit here in nyc in the room 5 feet from where i worked those recordings over good and think about us being heard all over the ville.

waiting to turn into oxmoor. driving along blankenbaker lane. parked in cox’s park. blazing down cane run road heading to river road heading to mike lining’s.
that blows my mind.

it feels REAALLY good to know people are finally hearing about us (all). thank you a million times for making sure that happened. i am yes blown away.
tara