Insect Surfers interview and radio aircheck tape, November 1979

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Main contributors
Kiviat, Steve; Insect Surfers (Musical group); Krulik, Jeff; Lorber, Steve
A cassette submitted by University of Maryland student Steve Kiviat to fulfill an assignment for an American Studies course taught by Dr. Hugo Keesing in November 1979. Kiviat went on to co-publish the notable punk fanzine, "Thrillseeker," from 1982-1984. 

The cassette includes an interview with the Washington, D.C.-area new wave/surf rock group Insect Surfers from 1979. The interview was conducted by Jeff Krulik of the University of Maryland's campus radio station, WMUC. Krulik would later become known as a documentary filmmaker, most notably for the film "Heavy Metal Parking Lot."

The interview is followed with examples of songs from new wave and punk rock groups like the Ramones, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, the Clash, and others. The end of the first side of the tape and the entirety of the second side include an aircheck tape of Steve Lorber's radio show "Mystic Eyes." Lorber's program had initially aired on Georgetown University's WGTB FM, but later moved to WFHS. This recording is likely from after the show moved to WHFS. The aircheck tape includes songs from punk bands like the Rousers, Slickee Boys, the Reactions, Back to Zero, and others. 
WMUC (Radio station : College Park, Md.); University of Maryland (College Park, Md.); Keesing, Hugo; Slickee Boys (Musical group); Ramones (Musical group); Talking Heads (Musical group); Rousers (Musical group); Clash (Musical group)
Music; Music talk; Interview
Radio stations; Punk culture--Washington (D.C.); Rock music--1971-1980; Disc jockeys--United States; New wave music--Washington (D.C.)
Music, Dance, and Theater at the University of Maryland
Special Collections in Performing Arts
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Physical Description
Hugo Keesing collection on popular music and culture (finding aid)

Series 5, Personal;
Subseries 1, Classwork

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