Posts Tagged ‘Ed Kuepper’

Standed 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!

Featured video: Wax Mannequin – ‘Body Black’ [2012]

Stranded 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.

Featured video: Red Sun Band – ‘Devil’s Song’ [2004]

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]

Stranded podcast #255

July 10, 2015

* Singer-songwriter Mark Martyre LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Today’s special guest Mark Martyre has literally just landed in Vancouver from his home town of Toronto.  Mark is an established and prolific singer-songwriter with three quality albums under his belt.   His music is lyrically-rich and his well-crafted folk tunes are supported by a weathered voice reminiscent of Tom Waits or even fellow-Torontonian Eamon McGrath. Tune in to hear three fantastic acoustic tunes and listen to Mark speak of his life in the music world of Toronto. Vancouver can expect to see him playing live shows in due course!

Featured video: Mark Martyre – ‘That Red Dress’ [2013]