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Rocket from the Tombs

Marc has a live session from 1970s band Rocket from the Tombs, featuring members of the Dead Boys and Pere Ubu.

Rocket From The Tombs in for us this evening.

The band burned briefly and brightly in the mid-Seventies and with just a handful of tunes - among them the classic Sonic Reducer helped give shape to the punk movement that followed. After disbanding, members of RFTT went on to form the equally influential Dead Boys and punk's foremost weirdos, Pere Ubu. Exhumed in 2003, the return of Rocket From The Tombs has shown that although punk may or may not be dead, it came from the Tombs in the first place.

Band is Crocus Behemoth (vocals), Gary Siperko (guitar, vocals), Buddy Akita (guitar), Craig Bell (bass, vocals) and Steve Mehlman (drums, vocals).

The new album Black Record is out this week - this show is actually produced believe it or not.

2 hours

Last on

Mon 14 Dec 2015 19:00

Music Played

  • The Adverts

    One Chord Wonders

    • 1-2-3-4! Punk & New Wave 1976-1979.
    • MCA Records Ltd..
    • 011.
  • Gang


    • Corner Shop Pop.
  • White Denim

    Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)

  • Rocket From the Tombs


  • Oh Sees


    • Castle Face.
  • Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds

    Bruce Juice

    • In The Red.
  • The Seeds

    Evil Hoodoo

    • First Album/Pushin' Too Hard.
    • Impact.
    • 004.
  • The She's

    Cherry Red

    • Empty Cellar.
  • Cocteau Twins

    Wolf In The Breast

  • Rocket From the Tombs


  • Rocket From the Tombs

    Final Solution

  • The Loft

    Up the Hill and Down the Slope

  • Pete Astor

    Really Something

    • Spilt Milk.
    • Fortuna Pop.
    • 001.
  • Ette

    Spending Christmas With My Boy

    • Olive Grove Records.
  • King Creosote & The Earlies

    Not One Bit Ashamed (Marc Riley session 24.9.2005)

  • Teleman

    Falls In Time

    • Moshi Moshi.
  • Shopping

    Why Wait

    • Why Choose.
    • FatCat.
    • 007.
  • Downliners Sect

    Why Don'y You Smile Now

    • Nuggest II.
    • Rhino.
    • 006.
  • CTMF feat. the Dear Watson Sound

    All Night Worker

  • Gil Ray


    • Demo.
  • Michael Chapman

    Stranger In the Room

    • Fully Qualifued Survivor.
    • BGO.
  • Wilko Johnson

    I Keep It to Myself (BBC session 12.09.87)

  • Age of Chance

    How The West Was Won (John Peel session 10.06.86)

  • Ten Benson

    Snowman Snowgirl

    • Cottage Records.


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