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Chapter 144: Kerosene

No-wave & post-punk

Wade into the swamp of no-wave with Foetus’ “Descent Into The Inferno,” a snowballing epic of saucy menace. Like body snatchers, all these tracks take on forms we’ve heard before, jazz or disco-rock or folk, but sapped of warmth and joy and left as screaming husks. It’s terrifying stuff, but like a good horror movie, it can be perversely fun. “Ice Cream Man” is a sweet assume, until you realize Jonathan Richman is in fact the most sadistic motherfucker here.
1. Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel

Descent Into The Inferno

2. Teenage Jesus And The Jerks

I Woke Up Dreaming*

3. James Chance & The Contortions

Contort Yourself

4. Jandek

Naked In The Afternoon*

5. Sonic Youth

Shadow Of A Doubt

6. Big Black


7. Bauhaus

Dark Entries

8. Swans

I Am the Sun

9. Cardiacs

In A City Lining*

10. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

Ice Cream Man (Live)

*Not on Spotify