Posts Tagged ‘Fist Full ‘O Snacks’

Stranded podcast #246

May 2, 2015

* Featuring D.O.A *

Given it’s May Day today, it’s fitting to return to the music of D.O.A. Joe Keithley formed this politically aware and now long-running hard-core band in 1978. And as you will hear from the two tracks we play from their recent live album ‘Welcome To Chinatown’, the current version of the band is as blistering as ever. The years have also not diminished the power of Keithley’s progressive lyrical attack. Keep an ear out for more new music from D.O.A before the year is out.

And it’s New Zealand Music Month!  So we kick off the celebrations with two new tracks apiece from established Kiwi bands Scalper and Shihad, and introduce listeners to quality new AAA Records signing Radioglo.

Featured video: Scalper – ‘Lunatics’ [2015]

Stranded podcast #221

October 26, 2014

* Featuring tracks by Sydney band The Whitlams as tribute to the passing of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam *

This past week marked the passing of the 21st Prime Minister of Australia – Gough Whitlam. He was 98 years old.  Gough was PM from 5 December 1972 – 11 November 1975.  During this period he enacted a wide range of progressive policies, including free health care and university education, Aboriginal land rights and the establishment of the publicly-funded 2JJJ radio, which became the much-loved institution JJJ.  He even inspired the formation of a band – The Whitlams, formed by songwriter/pianist Tim Freedman, and the late Stevie Plunder and Andy Lewis.   We play three early Whitlams’ songs today, including their ‘theme song’ of sorts called ‘Gough’ which references the famous and controversial ‘dismissal’ of Gough as PM, by the Governor General, on Nov 11 1975.

Featured video: The Whitlams – ‘Gough’ [1993]

Stranded podcast #186

February 8, 2014

* Featuring an interview with Australian blues musician Ash Grunwald *

Last week we interviewed the brooding Zeb Piggot-Duggan, a new voice of the singer-songwriter scene of Vancouver. You can hear an original recording of his music today, along with a track by legendary local songwriter David Roy Parsons, and a song by myself!  We’re all playing this evening at the Railway Club on Dunsmuir Street in Vancouver.

We last spoke to today’s special guest, Ash Grunwald, last August, when he was preparing for a Canadian tour.  Today Ash calls through from the stunningly beautiful surfing and wine region of Margaret River in Western Australia.  Ash has just taken a rare chunk of time off the road to practice and write, and while he is croaky-voiced from a gig the night before, he speaks enthusiastically about preparations from his upcoming return to Canada.   He also takes the time to demonstrate his passion for raising awareness of the dangers of the industrial process of ‘fracking’, of which he wrote the song ‘The Last Stand’ on his Gargantua LP.

Featured video:  Ash Grunwald – ‘The Last Stand’ (live) [2013]

Podcast #144

March 23, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-144/

* Featuring a mix-bag of great new Cancon tunes *

I recently discovered a curious compilation LP in the CiTR record library that is perfect for the show -‘Beyond The Southern Cross – A Compilation of Indie Recordings from Australia and New Zealand’.  ‘Beyond The Southern Cross’ was released as a double vinyl album by Ink Records (INK 4D) in 1984 and features tracks by notable underground bands who were active in the late 70s/early 80s.  We play from the compilation two tracks a piece by Tactics and legendary Flying Nun band The Clean, from New Zealand.

The remainder of the show is dedicated to showcasing recent releases by a superb crop of Canadian independent artists, many of who have recently been touring extensively throughout Canada, and even Scandinavia for Jenny Ritter.  Brave Parents is the hypnotic new project from Shane Turner who has recently relocated from Vancouver to Toronto.  Another real treat today is two tracks by Eamon McGrath from the Pegasus sessions of demo recordings that were recorded during the autumn of 2011, prior to last year’s last year’s Young Canadians.

Tactics – ‘National Health’ [AU]
Tactics – ‘The Usual’ [AU]
The Clean – ‘Billy Two’ [NZ]
The Clean – ‘Point That Thing Somewhere Else’ [NZ]
The Matinee – ‘L’Absinthe’ [CA]
Two Hours Traffic – ‘Magic’ [CA]
Jamison Troy –  ‘I Still Have Things That Belong To You’ [CA]
Jenny Ritter – ‘Cold House Song’ [CA]
Fist Full ‘O Snacks – ‘MeYouYouandMeYesYouandMeYouMe’ [CA]
Fist Full ‘O Snacks – ‘Hello Goodbye’ [CA]
Jess Cullen – ‘Kia’ [AU]
Brave Parents – ‘Don’t Ask’ [CA]
Brave Parents – ‘Party Box’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Plot Thick It Grows’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘A History Of Canadian Music’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Instrument of My Release’ [CA]
Aunts and Uncles – ‘Fictional’ [CA]

Featured video – Brave Parents – ‘Party Bag’ [2013]