Some records get more love than other from the WIDB jocks, and XTC’s fifth album was definitely one of those albums. Three songs went on to become pinks cuts (WIDB staples) and seven more became yellow cuts (songs that should be more than familiar to regular WIDB listeners). The vinyl inside was changed several times, but we kept the original well-worn textured cover.
Here are the two original comment cards from the back cover.
Here is WIDB’s much loved copy of Jason and the Scorchers’ Fervor EP from 1983. The record was voted #14 in the year end DJ poll and the vinyl was replaced at least a few times.
The comment card mistakenly says the band is from is from Carbondale, which isn’t wrong since frontman Jason Ringenberg did go to SIU for a while. 2 comment cards are below the fold…
It’s time to take another trip into the WIDB vinyl archives. This time it’s the US debut EP from Australian garage rock greats the Lime Spiders.
The EP featured a few obscure garage covers and originals, but the standout track was a song called “Slave Girl”, which was one of the most played songs at the station in 1985 and 1986.
Here’s IDB’s original and well worn copy of Rockpile’s 1980 album Seconds of Pleasure.
Below are close ups of the comment cards with the original reviewers notes and DJ comments.