Posts Tagged ‘Chains of Love’

Stranded podcast #214

August 29, 2014

* RIP Jay Curley of Tumbleweed *

This week the sad news broke of the passing of Jay Curley, bassist of legendary Woolongong-based stoner band Tumbleweed.   Jay and his brother Lenny were two of the founding members of the band which became a much-loved and influential stalwart on the Australian music scene of the 1990s.  Tumbleweed were renowned for their  fuzzed out Sabbath-inspired and wah-wah guitar riffs combined with the Beatles-esq melodies of singer Richie Lewis, played at mammoth volume to legions of fans.   Today we offer a tribute to Jay’s contributions to the early years of the band.

Featured video: Tumbleweed – ‘Acid Rain’ [1992]

Stranded podcast #142

March 1, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-142/

* 2013 Fundrive special! *

What a big show!  We raised a stack of money for the CiTR Radio 101.9fm annual Fundrive.  Congrats to Stephen for winning the two tickets to the sold out Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Vancouver show and George for winning the Blundstone boots from the Australian Boot Company on 4th Ave.  Thanks also to Josh of Moloch Records and Chris from Baseone Guitars for donating prizes.

It is really, really important for listeners and supporters to contribute to the financial back-end of college/community radio so that passionate programmers can continue supporting independent culture and provide a voice to the under-privileged in our communities.   You can still donate online for an instant tax receipt.

The Fundrive Finale will be held on March 8 at Chapel Arts.  If you live in Vancouver, come on down and support the local music community and pick up a copy of the latest CiTR Pop Alliance vinyl compilation record 🙂

Synthcake – ‘Drip’ [CA]
Chains Of Love – ‘Lies, Lies, Lies’ [CA]
Cub – ‘Magic 8 Ball’ [CA]
Vancouver Nights – ‘Naikoon Park’ [CA]
Nat Ripepi – ‘I Will Not Fall’ [AU]
Sam Buckingham – ‘Shackles’ [AU]
Adalita – ‘Hot Air’ [AU]
Nick Cave and Neko Case – ‘She’s Not There’ [AU/CA]
Nick Cave and Deborah Harry – ‘Free To Walk’ [AU/US]
Dalanah Gail Bowen – ‘Them Menz’ [CA]
Jess Cullen – ‘Piano Song’ [AU]

Featured video:  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Stagger Lee’ and ‘Henry Lee’ (with PJ Harvey) [1997]

Stranded podcast #119

July 21, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120720-180329-to-20120720-193346.mp3

* 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)

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]

Stranded podcast #106

April 7, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120406-180633-to-20120406-193710.mp3

* Featuring a tribute for Aboriginal singer/songwriter Jimmy Little, who passed away this week.  RIP Jimmy *

Inspiring Aboriginal country artist Jimmy Little passed away this week so I thought I’d pay tribute by introducing listeners to his sounds and life story.  Jimmy was a Yorta Yorta man whose musical career lasted an astonishing five decades.  The health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians was a deep concern for this warm hearted performer and in his later years he raised awareness around health and wellness issues for this people.   I’m also playing some of my favourite Canadian artists including Eamon McGrath who is about to embark on his ‘Young Canadians Tour’, and locals Synthcake who are proving to be an exciting draw on live stages in Vancouver.  MG

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Little

Synthcake – ‘Dancing Brain’ [CA]
Synthcake – ‘Drip’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Tests’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Beachy Beachy’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘In Between’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘Breaking My Heart’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘He’s Leaving With Me’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Eternal Adolescence’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Young Canadians’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘For All the (Doomed) Lovers’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘Sawdust & Rum’ [CA]
Larry Hanson – ‘All The Children’ [AU]
Wayne Lavelle – ‘Big Country’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Royal Telephone’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Yorta Yorta Man’ [AU]
Jimmy Little- ‘Baby Blue’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Bring Yourself Home to Me’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Australia Down Under’ [AU]

Featured video:  Jimmy Little – ‘Yorta Yorta Man’ (1995)