Stranded podcast #164

August 9, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-164/

* Featuring an interview with Australian blues musician Ash Grunwald in anticipation of his 15 August show at the Media Club *

Last night at a house show I had a chance meeting with Steve, the bassist of Melbourne-based punk band Useless Children, was passing through town on a west-coast tour. I was blown away by the intensity of the performance in a cramped Vancouver basement, and I was delighted to hear the influence of Magic Dirt, in the powerful overdriven guitar work.  Steve revealed his devotion to Magic Dirt, and his enthusiasm re-invigorated my own love of this seminal band from Geelong.  Today on the show I play the entire ‘Signs Of Satanic Youth’ EP from 1993, before airing the brand new single for front woman Adalita.

The well-travelled Australian blues musician Ash Grunwald phones through today to speak about his new record Garganuta, which features the musical powerhouse of Scott Owen and Andy Strachan of  The Living End on bass and drums.  Ash speaks about the evolution of his experimental electronica-influenced blues style.  He also reveals his passion for raising awareness of significant environmental issues through the avenue of his music.  Catch Ash Grunwald live at the Media Club in Vancouver on 15 Aug!

And we end the show with a brief tribute to Canadian Aboriginal folk musician Willie Dunn who passed away this week in Ottawa.  RIP.

Magic Dirt – ‘Eat your blud’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘Touch That Space’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘Redhead’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘Choker’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘Fearless Fly’ [AU]
Useless Children – ‘Locked Groove’ [AU]
Ash Grunwald – ‘Longtime’ [AU]
Interview with Ash Grunwald pt 1
Ash Grunwald – ‘The Last Stand’ [AU]
Interview with Ash Grunwald pt 2
Ash Grunwald – ‘Mojo’ [AU]
Interview with Ash Grunwald pt 3
Ash Grunwald – ‘Smokestack Lightening’ [AU]
Willie Dunn – ‘Son of a Sun’ [CA]

Featured video: Ash Grunwald – ‘Longtime’ [2012]

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