Monday, May 21, 2012

Up To No Good Radio May 20, 2012 Playlist and Audio

Sloppy Seconds

Rancid "Up To No Good"
Clash "Koka Kola"
Stiv Bators "Evil Boy"
Germs "Now I Hear the Laughter"
Sloppy Seconds "You Can't Kill Joey Ramone"
Social Distortion "Pleasure Seeker"
Cock Sparrer "Droogs Don't Run"
Dictators "Next Big Thing"
Circle Jerks "Product of My Environment"
Lurkers "Cyanide"
Ruts "Dope for Guns"
F Bombers "Forever Bound"
Stuntmen "Take a Ride"
Boomtown Rats "I Never Loved Eva Braun"
Ramones "Psycho Therapy"
Devo "Uncontrollable Urge" (live in Seattle)
Roach Motel "Maddog 20/20"

Joey Ramone "Ya Know" One Hour Special

Vindictives "Pinhead" (Ramones)
Fear "Beef Baloney"
Fear "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man"
Ramones "Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World"
45 Grave "Evil"
Murphy's Law "Quest for Herb"
The Mad "I Hate Music"
Ramones "R.A.M.O.N.E.S."
Queers "I Don't Wanna Work"
Chris Spedding "Motorbikin'"
F.O.D. "Media Blitz" (Germs)
Rob Zombie "Blitzkrieg Bop" (Ramones)
Fang "GI Sex"


Heart Attack "Shotgun"
Ism "John Hinckley Jr."
Briefs "Benny's Got A Cigarette"
Johnny Cash "Hurt" (NIN)
GBH "Slut" (UTNG remix)
Bad Brains "Big Takeover"
Geza X "Isotope Soap"

Geza X

Hairy Phlegmball "Cheap Beer"

Thanks for sharing your Sunday with us. This was a special show, Reds Generic and FOE were all in the studio and we broadcast the Joey Ramone special in celebration of the release of the new LP.

Take care,
Frank FOE

Sunday, May 20, 2012

COCK SPARRER live in Philadelphia May 18, 2012 Review

The show ended up being held at the Union Transfer and there also was a second show added as this one sold out in about an hour.

This was the first time I had the pleasure of seeing Cock Sparrer. Not for the lack of desire, just lack of opportunity. This was one of those shows where the anticipation ends up being a high in itself.

This was my first trip to the Union Transfer, which is a fantastic venue. It is a great room. Lots of space for bands to sell their merch, great sound, snacks (including ice cream) are available, parking nearby and the balcony and set up of the room provides for a spectacular show experience. 

Inside the Union Transfer

I also want to give a thumbs up to the Llama Tooth, a restaurant and garden grill that is located across the street from the Union Transfer. If you have some time before the show (like an hour) stop in and get your fuel! I had the K-Rock Burger (8oz Angus, BBQ pulled pork, grilled onion, provolone, fried cilantro) which was one of the best burgers I've had in awhile! Bix had the Mojo Cuban (citrus garlic pulled pork, country ham, bacon, pepper-jack cheese, pickle on baguette)! We sat outside which gave us the opportunity to check out the murals on the wall and chat with some others (two had made the trip from Cleveland Ohio) waiting to go see the show.

Llama Tooth

Cock Sparrer's first song was "Riot Squad". Damn! What a way to start off the show! This is one of my favorite Cock Sparrer songs and probably the song I most enjoy playing on guitar in my punk covers band Nostalgia Crisis (probably tied with "Sonic Reducer" by the Dead Boys). All of the pre-concert anticipation could have left room for a potential let down. Cock Sparrer exceeded my expectations!!!

Cock Sparrer

Cock Sparrer members may be old, even compared to my 45 years, but I sure hope I have the kind of energy they do when I get to be their age. Cock Sparrer are strong, energetic and put on a tremendous show. They truly looked like they were getting the same thrill we were in the crowd.

Cock Sparrer

Cock Sparrer

Cock Sparrer played many favorites! "A.U.", "Because You're Young", "Running Riot", "Chip On My Shoulder", "I Got Your Number", "Tough Guys", "Argy Bargy" and "Working". I've been waiting decades to see Cock Sparrer and would have watched them play every song from their discography!!!

Crowd shot at Cock Sparrer gig.

Cock Sparrer gave the crowd a heartfelt appreciation, proclaiming the Philadelphia crowd sang along the loudest they have ever witnessed. Sure enough, "Take Em All" and "England Belongs To Me" had the feeling that the entire place was functioning as one. I've been to shows where bands try to get the crowd to sing along. Hell no, Cock Sparrer fans want (need) to shout and sing along as loud as possible. Truly unbelievable to be a part of this show.

Cock Sparrer

Cock Sparrer

Cock Sparrer

A.U. Lyrics

A U Come outside 
I'm fed up with you looking 
Like the cat who got the cooking 
I said A U 
You and me outside 
You've got the kind of face 
The face of a git 
And I really want to hit it 
I said A U 
You and me outside 
Coz I've been watching you 
Chatting up all the girls 
And I'm fed up with you 
And I've drunk enough 

Someone's gonna get a slap tonight 
Someone's gonna get whacked tonight 
Someone's gonna get a smack tonight 
From me 
And it's gonna be you 

A U You look like a poof 
How loud do I shout it ? 
Tell me what you're gonna do about it ? 
A U You and me outside 
You're a bloke who's heading for one 
A real fist magnet if ever I saw one 
A U You and me outside 
I saw you kiss that girl 
Over in the corner 
It's not jealousy 
It's just you and me 


You've got too much dosh, you're everything I hate 
You talk all posh, you make me so irate 
You're so cock sure, you're a liability 
I told you before, it's not jealousy 
It's not jealously 
It's just you and me 

Cock Sparrer

Cock Sparrer

Cock Sparrer

The bouncers/security really have their act together at the Union Transfer. They brought the crowd surfers (including one wheelchair bound bloke) across the barrier with no attitude and got them to where they needed to be with zero incident. The Union Transfer is professional.

The Cro Mags played before Cock Sparrer, which was great for me. Much like Cock Sparrer, the Cro Mags hold a special place in my heart. The Cro Mags LP "Age of Quarrel" is one of those life changing records. 

Cro Mags

Cro Mags

Cro Mags

John Joseph (vocalist and author of "Meat Is For Pussies" and "The Evolution of a Cro Magnon") and the rest of the Cro Mags ran through most of "Age of Quarrel" and two Bad Brains covers with vital energy. "We Gotta Know", "Life on my Own", "Show You No Mercy", "Street Justice" and "Hard Times" all killed.

Cro Mags

Cro Mags

Cro Mags

Cro Mags

Cro Mags

Wisdom in Chains

Wisdom in Chains and the Night Birds opened the show. Wisdom in Chains expressed their gratitude and honor to be playing on a bill with both the Cro Mags and Cock Sparrer. 

This show will go down in history as one of my favorite punk shows ever attended. I've got 30 years under my belt and hope that I will get to see at least another 30 years of great shows. Seeing Cock Sparrer in Philly was a life affirming, positive and inspirational event that I will treasure forever!

Limited to 125 screened poster that is now on my office wall.

Frank FOE

Monday, May 14, 2012

UTNG Radio 5/13/12 Mothers Day Playlist and Audio

The Clap

Up To No Good Radio 5/13/12
Mother’s Day Playlist and Audio

Damn Dirty Apes "Dead Engine"
The Clap "Mother"
Original Sins "Makin' Time"
Danzig "Mother"
Beastie Boys "Riot Fight"
Acme "Blind"
Slayer / Disney Mashup "Electrical War Parade"
Cro Mags "We Gotta Know"
Suicidal Tendencies "I Saw Your Mommy"
999 "Crazy, Crazy, Crazy"
Social Distortion "Mommy's Little Monster"
Wretched Ones "The Rocker"

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys "An Open Letter to NYC"
Dead Boys "Sonic Reducer"
Ramones / Kindergarten Class Mashup "Judy is a Punk"
Misfits "Demonomania"
Pointed Sticks "Somebody's Mom"
Pork Dukes "Down Down Down"
Stevie Wonder / The Clash Mashup "Uptight Casbah"
The Kills "Cheap and Cheerful"
Murder Junkies "Once A Whore"
Professionals "Little Boys In Blue"
UK Subs "Endangered Species"
Munsters Theme
Cockney Rejects "Bad Man!"
Off! "Feelings Are Meant To Be Hurt"
Angst "Worker Bee"
Jack White "Sixteen Saltines"
F.O.D. "Baby Zero"
Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters "The Only Time I'm Sober Is When You're Gone"
Crack Babies "Crank It Up"
Jessica "Click"
Die Toten Hosen "Lasset Uns Singen"
Buzzcocks "Promises"
Joey Ramone "Life's A Gas"
Briefs "Poor and Weird"
Bad American "Dirty Waters"
Cock Sparrer "Riot Squad"
The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr. "Tarpit"
Forthright "Positive Energy"
Melvins "At a Crawl"
Strychnine and the Rat Traps "Hands of Time"
Torche "Kicking"
Torche "Letting Go"
The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr. "Feel The Pain"
Dinosaur Jr. "Show Me The Way" (Frampton)
Radio Birdman "Do the Pop"


Ministry "Double Tap"
Discharge "2 Monstrous Nuclear Stockpiles"
Social Distortion "All The Answers"
Blitz "New Age"
Dickies "Nights In White Satin" (Moody Blues)
Outcasts "Just Another Teenage Rebel"
Weston "No Kind of Superstar"
FOE "Get the Hell Out" (remix)
The Clap "Arthritic Chord"
Off! "Elimination"


Die Toten Hosen "Computerstaat"
Motorhead "Ace of Spades"
Motorhead "Emergency"

Thank you for sharing your Mother's Day with me!

Frank FOE