Okay, so how do I want to make this podcast work? I’ve already established it’s not going to be a history lesson about a region’s punk and hardcore (that’d be hella presumptive of me and I’m not that smart), but I don’t just want to throw this show into your face and go, “HERE IT IS. MUSIC. BYE.” either.
The model I have for this podcast is somewhat based on the incredible MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL RADIO show. Each week on that show, a few folks each play a set bound together by a loose context: sometimes they’ll have a set of new releases/arrivals, sometimes they’ll do a set of older shit, and so on. Each person who does the show is responsible for making their set work. Sometimes each set is only a couple of songs. Between each set the producer reads off the songs. So there’s enough time in the space of an hour to do both.
I kind of want to do something like that. But like, with some added context.
Anyway, here’s my basic skeletal breakdown for Episode 1:
Intro: PAINTBOX – Hedgehog [ヤマアラシ] (2:14)
Set 1: 1970s-1980s (traditional punk/hardcore punk)
Set 2: 1980s-1990s (Burning Spirits/Visual Kei)
Set 3: 1990s-now (advent of post-hardcore and pop-punk)