When Horns Are Okay listeners are always reaching out to us about fashion advice, so in this episode we explain the difference between ties, ascots, and The Cravats. Also mentioned are jodhpurs. Jodhpurs are tight-fitting trousers originally made for horse riding. They’re flared at the hip to allow ease for sitting in the saddle. Yes, Todd was correct that Mussolini wore them, but so did Patton, so it was a thing for both the Axis and Allies of World War II.
Todd sometimes knows what he’s talking about. The letters CH stand for the Latin name for Switzerland, “Confoederatio Helvetica.” Yes, like the font. He’s expecting a Neutrals song to reference this fact in the future.
The third item up for discussion is if you really want us to quit this punk and punk-adjacent horns podcast nonsense, we will for a price. This is no idle promise or threat. Be forewarned, dear listener, that we have already captured the music for the next nine episodes and are also actively finding more horn-laden songs, covering us for another year, at least. We will accept a bribe of $30,200, no less. (Payment has to clear.) The $30,000 will be split evenly between Todd, Ethan, and Tim. The $200 is for Jennifer’s early participation and the germination of the horn podcast idea. If that bribe doesn’t come through, we’ll take it as a clear signal that you love what we’re doing and are urging us to continue.
Track notes: Ted Milton of Blurt is a true triple threat: poet, saxophonist, and puppeteer.
Sophisticated Boom Boom, “Yeah Yeah Yeah,” Self-titled LP (Tapete)
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The March Violets, “Walk into the Sun,” The Botanic Verses (Jungle)
Beast, “Love in a Dying World,” Love in a Dying World 7”(Amdusias)
De Div, “Insekticide,” Europa Is Hier (Plexus)
Polanski Y El Ardor, “Chantaje Emocional,” Ataque Preventivo De La URSS 7” (Snap)
The Cravats, “X.M.P.,” In Toytown (Small Wonder)
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Stomper 98, “Keine Helden,” Althergebracht LP (Contra / Pirates Press)
Horda, “Vida Conflictiva,” LXSH 7” (Combate Brutal)
Crveni Karton, “Glas,” Bekstvo U Realnost (Self-released)
Dim’s Rebellion, “Pride,” Self-titled 7” (A Message To You)
Press Gang Union, “Game of Kings,” When the Storm Hits LP (Self-released)
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TIM (NO WAVE/ EARLY WAVE)
Normil Hawaiians, “The Beat Goes On,” Dark World LP (Upset The Rhythm)
Blurt, “My Mother Was a Friend of an Enemy of the People,” Self-titled 2 x LP (Improved Sequence)
Malaria!, “Geh Duschen,” Compiled 1981-84 LP (Moabit Musik)
Metro Youth, “Brutalised,” Bullshit Detector Two compilation (Crass)
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Sophisticated Boom Boom, “Trocadero,” Self-titled LP (Tapete)