Posts Tagged ‘Flash Bastard’

Stranded podcast #127

September 22, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120921-180641-to-20120921-193527.mp3

* Featuring an interview with Francesca Mountfort, cellist from Nervous Doll Dancing [NZ] and Pt III of Sara Lapsley’s interview with Pete and Donal of Vancouver glam/punk band Scratch Bastard *

This week the third CD release from Franscesca Mountfort, a classically-trained cellist from Wellington New Zealand, landed in my mail box at CiTR radio.  Francesca, who performs under the name Nervous Doll Dancing, is presenting her highly original show, Eidolon, this Friday and Saturday night at Havana Restaurant on Commercial Drive in Vancouver (get there early for dinner!).  Nervous Doll Dancing is currently a duo, featuring the mesmerizing musicality of Mountfort on cello, accompanied by an innovative visual projection of puppetry and illustration by Tom Hume. Today you can hear my interview with Francesca, in which she speaks about her relationship with her instrument and describes the hypnotic cinematic soundscape that is Nervous Doll Dancing.

In last week’s show, Sara Lapsley shared the first two parts of her interview with Pete and Donal from legendary Vancouver glam punk band Flash Bastard. Their debut record ‘Rock n Roll Must Be Destroyed’, was recorded in 2000 for Nikki Sixx’s label Americoma, but never saw a release as they were dropped from the label. Flash Bastard re-recorded the album and it is finally seeing a 2012 release. Part III of Sara’s interview with these affable rockers airs today, along with some more tunes to help get you in the groove for the album’s UK release and, hopefully, future touring.

Today I’m playing some tracks from indie-pop stalwarts Jebediah – two singles from their 2011 release, ‘Kosciuszko’ – their
fifth full-length since forming in Perth, WA in 1994.  You can also hear a track from Melbourne grunge-rockers Arcane Saints who are playing the British Ex-Servicemen’s Club in Vancouver on 22 Sept, as well as three bands from the Safe Amp Society Compilation 2012.

Nervous Doll Dancing – ‘Sneaky’ [NZ]
Interview with Francesca from Nervous Doll Dancing (Pt 1)
Nervous Doll Dancing – ‘You Are My Eidolon’ [NZ]
Interview with Francesca from Nervous Doll Dancing (Pt 1)
Nervous Doll Dancing – ‘Meditation For Coco’ [NZ]
Jebediah – ‘Lost My Nerve’ [AU
Jebediah – ‘She’s a Comet’ [AU]
Aleks and the Ramps – ‘Finish’ [AU]
Arcane Saints – ‘Nervous Breakdown’ [AU]
Flash Bastard – ‘Printed ‘n Cuffed’ [CA]
Interview with Flash Bastard Pt III
Flash Bastard – ‘Bastard’ [CA]
Flash Bastard – ‘Rock n Roll Must Be Destroyed’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘What They Do, They Do’ [CA]
Aunts & Uncles – ‘Fictional’ [CA]
Bleating Hearts – ‘Solid Hearts’ [CA]

Featured video:  Nervous Doll Dancing – ‘Melbourne Fringe Festival’ (Live) [2010]

Stranded podcast #126

September 15, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120914-180706-to-20120914-193242.mp3

* Featuring an interview with Geoff Berner about Vancouver’s 5th annual Accordion Noir Festival and Sara Lapsley interviews Pete and Donal from glam/punk band Flash Bastard.  The 3rd and final part of the interview will be broadcast next week *

This week I finally had the chance to interview one of the Canadian musicians that I most admire – the ever-provocative and wildly entertaining Geoff Berner. Geoff’s most recent release ‘Victory Party’ (Mint Records), reveals the song-writing smarts of a real folk music boundary-pusher.  And I highly recommend his ‘Live In Oslo’ release from 2006 which records a memorable evening of Berner’s trade-mark accordion-filled mayhem and biting social commentary.  Today on the show you can hear Geoff speak about the Accordion Noir Festival, a now yearly event, which is taking place in Vancouver from Thursday through to Sunday this week.

And we have an extra-special gift on the show today as Sara Lapsley interviews Donal and Pete from Vancouver glam/punk band Flash Bastard.  Charismatic front man Donal Finn reveals some comical episodes on the road with Motley Crue and Scorpions back in the day when the band were signed to Nikki Sixx’s Americoma label.  Stay tuned next week for Part 3 of the interview!

On today’s show you will also get a chance to hear a few tracks from much lauded Calgary art-rock band Women, who are sadly no longer with us following the untimely death of Chris Reimer.  And right at the top of the show are three tracks from Australia’s 70s blues-boogie hard-rock era.  Enjoy!  MG

Buffalo – ‘Lucky’
Wendy Saddington – ‘Backlash Blues’ [AU]
Rose Tattoo – ‘Bad Boy For Love’ [AU]
Women – ‘Lawn Care’ [CA]
Women – ‘Black Rain’ [CA]
Women – ‘January 8th’ [CA]
Flash Bastard – ‘Rock n Roll Must Be Destroyed’ [CA]
Interview with Flash Bastard Pt 1
Flash Bastard – ‘C’mon’ [CA]
Interview with Flash Bastard Pt 2
Flash Bastard – ‘Psycho’ [CA]
Geoff Berner – ‘Whiskey Rabbi’ [CA]
Interview with Geoff Berner Pt 1
Geoff Berner – ‘Victory Party’ [CA]
Interview with Geoff Berner Pt 2
Geoff Berner – ‘That’s what keeps the rent down baby’ (live) [CA]

Featured video: Geoff Berner – ‘Whiskey Rabbi’ (2005)