Posts Tagged ‘Ed Kuepper’

Podcast #340

June 9, 2018

Featuring Painters and Dockers, Frog Eyes & Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys 

Hoodoo Gurus – ‘I Want You Back’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Dig It Up’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘I Was A Kamikazi Pilot’ [AU]
Painters and Dockers – ‘Holidays On Ice’ [AU]
Sarah Mary Chadwick – ‘Sugar Still Melts In The Rain’ [AU]
Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – ‘Away’ [AU]
Dennis Ellsworth – ‘She’s Never Wrong’ [CA]
Wax Mannequin – ‘People Can Change’ [CA]
The Once – ‘I Can’t Live Without You’ [CA]
Adrian Teacher & the Subs – ‘Slogging Away’ [CA]
Frog Eyes –  ‘Your Boss’s Shirt’ [CA]
Hello Blue Roses – ‘Love Goes On’ [CA]
Ed Kuepper – ‘Best Interests At Heart’ [AU]

Hoodoo Gurus have launched a record club where one album will be released every month, in chronological order. First up is their debut record Stoneage Romeos. We air three tracks from this classic at the top of the show. Then we’re into new Aussie music, starting with a surprise come-back single from Painters & Dockers. ‘Holidays On Ice’ is their first recording in over 20 yrs. And our selection of new Canadian music includes a track from the final Frog Eyes record Violet Psalms and the Hello Blue Roses cover of the Go-Betweens ‘Love Goes On’, which is the final track on their Trade Winds record.

Podcast #288

October 21, 2016

Featuring an interview with singer-songwriter Wax Mannequin

Laughing Clowns – ‘Holy Joe’ [AU]
Laughing Clowns – ‘Law of Nature’ [AU]
Laughing Clowns – ‘Eternally Yours’ [AU]
Ed Kuepper – Friends with the Neighbour’ [AU]
Jack and the Kids – ‘Alone’ [AU]
Emilee South -‘Howl’ [AU]
Wax Manneqiin –  ‘Body Black’ [CA]
Interview with Wax Mannequin
Wax Mannequin – ‘End of Me’ [CA]
Tanya Gallagher – ‘Southern Soul’ [CA]
Adrian Teacher and the Subs – ‘Flowers In My Eyes’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Times Square, Poison Season II’ [CA]

We kick off this week’s show with three tracks from Ed Kuepper‘s first post-The Saints band called the Laughing Clowns. This seminal project, which mixed the diverse influences of free jazz, bluegrass and krautrock, was active between 1979 and 1984 and gained a cult following in Australia and Europe, before Kuepper embarked on his long running and much lauded solo career. We follow up with brand new Australian music from Jack And The Kids and Emilee South.

Our guest this week is Ontario-based singer-songwriter Wax Mannequin. I had the good fortune of seeing Wax play a live show recently and was blown away by his unique melodic sensibility and sophisticated musicianship. Wax Mannequin has been a fixture on the Canadian independent music scene since 2000 with 7 records and countless tours and festival appearances to his name. Tune in to hear two Wax Mannequin tracks and an articulate chat which includes reminiscences of his adventures on tour in Australia!

Podcast #276

July 17, 2016

Featuring Rocket Science, Darren Hanlon, Late Spring and more 

The Sleepy Jackson – ‘Cavities’ [AU]
The Red Sun Band – ‘Devil’s Song’ [AU]
Rocket Science – ‘Burn In Hell’ [AU]
Ed Kuepper – ‘Free Passage To Mars’ [AU]
Darren Hanlon – ‘When You Go’ [AU]
The Valery Trails – ‘Go’ [AU]
Heaven For Real – ‘Subliminal’ [‘CA]
Black Mountain – ‘Florian Saucer Attack’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Girl In A Sling’ [CA]
We Found A Lovebird – ‘Mess We Call The West’ [CA]
Late Spring – ‘Jelly’ [CA]
Ace Martens – ‘Palm Springs’ [CA]
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Piece Of Crap’ [CA]

Double J radio in Australia is a great source of quality new music. I ran across an article on their website recently called ‘9 Australian bands from the 2000s worth revisiting’ and we’re playing three of these acts a the top of show – The Sleepy Jackson, The Red Sun Band and my personal favourite who i remember seeing live in concert, Rocket Science, featuring theremin-wielding, wild front-man Roman Tucker!

Lots of great new music on the show, as always, including renowned Australian songwriter Darren Hanlon and a track from The Valery Trails, a unique band who have more recordings than live performances under their belts given that part of the band lives in Australian and the other in Houston, Texas.

Stranded podcast #275

June 15, 2016

Tracks from The Saints, Benny Walker, Marlaena Moore & more

The Saints – ‘(I’m) Stranded’ [AU]
The Saints – ‘No Time’ [AU]
Ed Kuepper – (‘It’s) Never Too Late’ [AU]
Benny Walker – ‘Oh No You Don’t [AU]
Daniel Johns – ‘Cool On Fire’ [AU]
Nap Eyes – ‘Roll On’ [CA]
Andy Shauf – ‘The Magician’ [CA]
Jay Arner – ‘Personal Line’ [CA]
Barefoot Caravan – ‘Echos’ [CA]
Alexandria Maillot – ‘Sunday Sara’ [CA]
Marlaena Moore – ’24 hour Drug Store’ [CA]

This week we begin by revisiting the theme song of this show – ‘(I’m) Stranded’ by The Saints! This classic Ed Kuepper/Chris Bailey composition was first recorded exactly 40 years ago to the day I’m recording this show! It came out as an initial run of 500 7″ singles in September of 1976. We air the track in full as well as the brilliant b-side ‘No Time’. We follow up with a brand new track from Ed Kuepper who has been a prolific force in the world of Australian independent music since the Saints disbanded after three classic albums.

Lots of quality new Canadian music this week including a new single from Jay Arner and two stunning new artists – Alexandria Maillot of BC and Marlaena Moore from Alberta. We also introduce listeners to a spirited World Fusion group from the Okanagan called Barefoot Caravan.

Featured video: The Saints – ‘(I’m) Stranded’ [1976]

Stranded podcast #267

October 18, 2015

* Featuring singer-songwriter CJ Nash LIVE in the CiTR studio *

We’re fortunate this week to invite yet another Australian ex-pat into the studio this week for a chat and live set!  CJ Nash is an experienced multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne, who actually now lives in Vancouver, working in film and also at the Railway Club.  CJ is in great spirits as he fills listeners in on what life is like the Melbourne music scene and he shares some of his first original songs that we wrote in Vancouver.  He speaks of how crossing the oceans to this new home helped inspire him to step out from behind the drum kit in other people’s bands and start performing as a solo artist.

Featured video: CJ Nash – ‘Not Coming Home’ [2015]