Stranded podcast #112

May 19, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120518-180109-to-20120518-192951.mp3

* Including a feature on Kiwi band Shihad *

Shihad are certainly the most significant alternative rock band to emerge from New Zealand.  With over 1500 shows under their belt, 8 world-class full length releases and multiple accolades in their home country, it’s still a wonder why the rest of the world hasn’t caught onto the excitement they’ve been generating, on stage and off, in the Southern Hemisphere for over 20yrs.  I have vivid memories of witnessing the band play some blistering live shows in small clubs in Australia.

Remarkably, I discovered a copy Shihad’s original vinyl release ‘Devolve’ in the CiTR library.  Only 1000 of these were released in 1990 and I can’t imagine there are many laying about in Canada.  So today I play a track from that punishing metal release (which brought the band early attention from and shows supporting Faith No More and Anthrax).  I then play some highlights from some of Shihad’s earlier releases, up to the ‘Pacifier’ album which was recorded for the band’s bittersweet attempt to capture the admiration of audiences in the US.   MG

Shihad – ‘It’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Bitter’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Deb’s Night Out’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Home Again’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Interconnector’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Pacifier’ [NZ]
Pacifier – ‘Everything’ [NZ]
Megan Bernard – ‘Big Dreams’ [AU]
Cub Scouts – ‘Do You Hear’ [AU]
The Bamboos (feat. Tim Rogers) – ‘I Got Burned’ [AU]
Chains Of Love – ‘He’s Leaving (with me)’ [CA]
Chains Of Love – ‘I’d Rather Be Crying’ [CA]
Carlie and Julie Kennedy – ‘Already Miss You’ [CA]
David Blaire – ‘Hurts So Hard’ [CA]

Featured video: Shihad – ‘Deb’s Night Out’ (live) [1998]

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