WHAT IS SQUANK RADIO? When Squanker was about ten, he started recording a mock-show on cassettes. As musical newbies in the eighties, Squanker and the other kids would bust out a boombox and do little half hour shows involving some dj banter and improvised songs that were often so bad that they were really amusing. After a few years of that, and after some guitar lessons, Squanker got a four-track and started on his journey, perfecting his recording craft by creating hundreds of odd songs. Eventually this process evolved into the well-produced soundscapes that Squank makes today and you know and love. We recently compiled some podcasts of our favorite Squank b-sides and bootleg tapes to give you an idea of the evolution from bedroom boombox rocker to now.
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A bunch of pretty quality 8-track recordings from my apartment in Austin at the turn of the new millenium. Most of it's really electro-influenced. There are a few attempts at drum and bass, but like everything else that's Squank, the results are pretty silly-ass. Be sure to stick through the whole show and be rewarded with a hilariously horrible guest star rapper, named Rump L. Stillskin.
This marked the end of the 4-track era. My Yamaha gasped her last breath and wouldn't rewind anymore after these ditties. There are a few rap attempts, a country number, and some psuedo kraut rock. "One Bun" sounds like it was written by a drunk Shel Silverstein, there's a Warren G. cover, and it just doesn't get much more depraved than "turds."