Stranded podcast #119

July 21, 2012

* Featuring a retrospective on Hunters & Collectors and drone band NURSE who are playing Vancouver Noise Fest this weekend *

Hunters & Collectors were one of the Australia’s most prominent and respected rock bands who formed as a collective of musicians in Melbourne in the early 1980s.  Their early recordings and ramshackle gigs were an inspired mix of Krautrock, pub rock and art funk.  Featuring the remarkable songwriting talents of singer Mark Seymour, the band evolved over the years into a more straight-ahead passionate rock band that broke into the mainstream with some classic songs including the much-covered ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’.   Today you can listen to a brief retrospective on Hunters & Collectors that samples tracks from their 1983 self-titled debut through to the ‘Cut’ record of 1992.

Also on today’s show is a preview of two festivals happening in sunny Vancouver over the weekend. First up is drone band NURSE who are playing Vancouver Noise Fest on Sunday afternoon.  You can listen to two hypnotic instrumental tracks from this avant grade local outfit, which features Matthew Klassen on guitar and Patrick Beattie on synth.  Bring on the drone!  Saturday is the annual Khatsalano Festival on West 4th ave – surely one of the most impressive street festivals of the summer with over 40 bands rocking the afternoon away.  Today I play Chains of Love and Kathryn Calder who are both performing at the festival.  MG

Hunters & Collectors – ‘Talking To A Stranger’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘Run Run Run’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘It’s Early Days Yet’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘Back On The Breadline’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘January Rain’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘When The River Runs Dry’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘Head Above Water’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘Holy Grail’ [AU]
NURSE – ‘Airship’ [CA]
NURSE – ‘Black Star And Night’ [CA]
Kathryn Calder – ‘One Two Three’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘He’s Leaving Me’ [CA]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ [AU]

Featured video:  Hunters & Collectors – ‘Talking To A Stranger’ (1982)

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