Unfairly consigned to a footnote in punk history, Radio Birdman spent the '70s toiling away in Australian proto-punk obscurity, whipping out authoritative little slabs of venom like the classic "Burn My Eye." The Detroit-born singer Deniz Tek never quite got Motown's diesel grime out of his spinal fluid, thus Radio Birdman always had more truck with the inchoate muscle-menace of the MC5 than with the fey nihilism of London/New York punk. Now that the members are all pushing 60, the Birdmen finally get a chance to tour America in support of an album with proper publicity and distribution. But you just want to throw a few A&R dudes and PR flaks in a time machine back to 1976 because... More >>>