The Wayback Machine looks back on 2003

I have talked about the excellent rock and roll radio show The Wayback Machine in a past post and the guys have posted their playlist for what they see as the “best of 2003.” Informative to say the least. Check all these records out as these guys know of what they speak.

The Wayback Machine Playlist for December 30th, 2003
(Best of 2003)

Los Straitjackets: Time Bomb (Supersonic Guitars in 3-D/Yep Roc)
The Riverboat Gamblers: Rattle Me Bones (Something to Crow
The Monsters: I’m Going Away, Girl (I See Dead People/Voodoo Rhythm)
The Cramps: Big Black Witchcraft Rock (Fiends of Dope Island/Vengeance)
The Black Lips: Throw It Away (Black Lips!/Bomp!)
BBQ: Threw My Girl a Party (BBQ/Alien Snatch!)
Davie Allan and The Arrows: The Toxic Terror (Restless in L.A./Sundazed)
The Lazy Cowgirls: Burnin’ Daylight (I’m Goin’ Out and Get Hurt
Sons of Hercules: Hell to Pay (Right Now/Suprema)
Baby Woodrose: Honeydripper (Money for Soul/Bad Afro)
The Chesterfield Kings: I Don’t Understand (The Mindbending Sounds
The Hypnotic IV: Nitrous Overload (Go Baby Go!/Hypnotone)
Porch Ghouls: Tragic Ground (Bluff City Ruckus/Roman)
The Dirtbombs: Motor City Baby (Dangerous Magical Noise/In The Red)
The Preacher’s Kids: Adult High (Wild Emotions/Get Hip)
Clone Defects: Stray Boy (Shapes of Venus/In The Red)
I Cosmonauti: Bikini Angel (Bikini Angel/OmOm)
The Woggles: Red Light, Green Light (Ragged But Right/Telstar)
The Fleshtones: Hard Lovin’ Man (Do You Swing?/Yep Roc)
Dee Rangers: Sheik Jurass (Pretty Ugly Beat/White Jazz)
The Maggots: Running Out of Time (Do the Maggot!/Low Impact)
The Gossip: Jason’s Basement (Movement/Kill Rock Stars)
The Infrareds: The Red Scare (Recorded on Microfilm/Classified)
The Exploding Hearts: I’m a Pretender (Guitar Romantic/Dirtnap)
The Marked Men: Not Too Late (The Marked Men/Rip Off)
Firestarter: Rich’s Eyes (Livin’ on the Heat/Mangrove)
Boss Martians: I Wanna Be Your Addiction (The Set-Up/MuSick)
The White Stripes: The Hardest Button to Button (Elephant/V2)
The Kilaueas: Mundaka Calls (Mundaka Calls/Double Crown)
The Little Killers: Volume (The Little Killers/Crypt)
The Curses: Rock’n’Roll Is for the Poor (The Curses/Empty)
Radio Reelers: My Stereo (Shakin’ at the Party!/Dead Beat)
Zodiac Killers: Genetic Mutation (Society’s Offenders/Rip Off)
The Alohas: Kooksville (Get Leid With…/Off the Hip)
Guitar Wolf: Diamond Honey (UFO Romantics/Narnack)
The Bloody Hollies: Downtown Revolver (Fire at Will/SFTRI)
The Deadly Snakes: Oh My Bride (Ode to Joy/In The Red)
The Horrors: Briar Patch (Vent/In The Red)
Viva L’American Death Ray Music: New Commotion (A New Commotion A
Delicate Tension (And the Exquisite Corpse of Mr. Jimmy)
The Uptight: Stop Stop A Go Go (The Uptight/Off the Hip)
The Knockout Pills: Twist Twist Slit Your Wrists (The Knockout
Pills/Dead Beat)
Eastside Suicides: Booker T. Projects (Eastside Suicides/Super Secret)
The Minds: Plastic Girls (Plastic Girls/Dirtnap)
The Tears: Can’t Sleep (The Tears/Trick Knee)
The Real Losers: Cruise to Lose (Time to Lose/Squirrel)
The Fabulous Plank-Tones: Slant Six (Are Makin’ the Scene!/El Toro)

Some of these bands you may never have heard of. Ditto with the record labels. What are you waiting for? Go knock yourself out!

UPDATE! Straight from the Bomp List, The Wayback Machine has a new time slot!

“Greetin’s Cretins! Just a reminder that “The Wayback Machine” kicks off
the new year at its new home this week (tomorrow night as a matter of
fact)… Monday evenings from 8-10pm on KDHX-FM 88.1 in St. Louis, MO.
Jason Rerun’s excellent two hour blast of late ’70s/early ’80s
proto-punk, powerpop and hard-edged new wave, “Scene of the Crime,”
still follows from 10pm-Midnight. Be sure and tune in on the Web if
you’d like… KDHX is available online in streaming audio at

Thanks, and Stay Sick!
The Wayback Machine — KDHX-FM 88.1, St. Louis, MO
“Best Rock Radio Program,” 2003 RFT Best of St. Louis Award!