Stranded podcast #129

October 6, 2012

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-129/

* Featuring tracks from two different records by The Living End –  ‘It’s For Your Own Good’ (1996) and White Noise (2008) – and an interview with Vancouver folk musician Jenny Ritter *

The Living End is a seminal three-piece rockabilly/punk band from Melbourne, who features the pounding upright double-bass of Scott Owen and the blistering axe-work of singer Chris Cheney. The band formed in 1994 and shot to prominence after scoring the support slot for the 1995 Green Day tour, on the strength of a demo that was sent directly to Billie Joe Armstrong.  Today you can hear three tracks from the band’s debut recording ‘For Your Own Good’, before we leap ahead to the three singles from 2008’s  well-received ‘White Noise’ LP.

Jenny Ritter may be familiar to listeners as one of the sweet voices from seminal West Coast folk act The Gruff, who toured Canada frequently for a decade to much acclaim.  On today’s show I speak with Jenny down the line from her hometown of Victoria, BC, where she played the night previously at the launch of her debut full-length release, ‘Bright Mainland’.  Jenny speaks of her experiences playing music in Scandinavia and encouraging the flowering of local voices in the ever-popular Kingsgate Chorus.

The Living End – ‘From Here On In’ [AU]
The Living End – ‘English Army’ [AU]
The Living End – ‘One More Cell’ [AU]
The Living End – ‘Raise The Alarm’ [AU]
The Living End – ‘White Noise’ [AU]
The Living End – ‘Moment In The Sun’ [AU]
The Gruff – ‘Commercial Drive’ [CA]
Interview with Jenny Ritter Pt I
Jenny Ritter – ‘They Can’t Tell’
Interview with Jenny Ritter Pt II
Old Man Luedecke – ‘I’m Fine’ (I Am, I Am) [CA]
Interview with Jenny Ritter Pt III
Jenny Ritter – ‘We Must Sing’ [CA]

Featured video: Jenny Ritter – ‘You Missed The Boat’ [2012]

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