Posts Tagged ‘Frankie’

Stranded podcast #237

February 21, 2015

* Featuring a retrospective on The Church *

Here on Stranded we periodically re-visit the exquisite and arguably peerless musical back catalogue of legendary Australian band The Church.  And it’s fitting this week given the band, who have been recording masterworks of lyrically-evocative guitar-driven psychedelia since 1980, are embarking on a North American tour in support of their 25th album ‘Further/Deeper’, which includes a date in Vancouver on 21 Feb!  A contingent of hard-core fans have expressed dismay with the departure of founding guitarist Marty Willson-Piper but it’s clear from listening closely to the new record, that replacement Ian Hague (formerly of Powderfinger) has very ably stepped in to fill Marty’s formidable shoes.

Featured video:  The Church – ‘Pride Before A Fall’ [2014]

Stranded podcast #216

September 19, 2014

* Featuring the space-rock opera ‘Children Of The Sun’ by Billy Thorpe *

One of my favourite things to do is to purchase an Australian vinyl record on my travels here in Canada, that I can then play on ‘Stranded’.  I recently discovered a record I’d never heard of but have since discovered it’s regarded as somewhat of a classic – ‘Children Of The Sun’, by rock legend Billy Thorpe.  Billy began his musical career at the tender age of 9 and went to front a 60s British-invasion style pop group, The Aztecs, which morphed into a loud, bluesy beast of a band that is most famous for the hit ‘Most People I Know Think That I’m Crazy’.  In 1976 Billy made the plunge into the US market and found himself initially ignored by a country who had no idea that he was more-or-less the king of rock n roll in Australia.  The resulting record, ‘Children Of The Sun’ (1979), actually ended up charting in the US.  You can hear some of the wild ‘space rock’ sounds of this concept record on the show today.  MG

Featured video:  Broadwing – ‘Commerce’ [2014]

Ozstranded podcast #205

June 28, 2014

* Daniel Martin of the Goatboys LIVE in the CiTR studio *

It’s fitting to revisit the sublime creative work of Nick Cave as he is returning to Vancouver with the Bad Seeds in a matter of days.  We start the show with a couple of lesser-known album tracks from the early days of the band’s career, as well as two more recent singles.

Another passionate guitar-slinging local artist makes the long #99 bus trip down Broadway to the studio today to chat and play some tunes.  Daniel Martin, originally from Ontario, fell in love with the nature and lifestyle of the West Coast and has made wide-ranging musical contributions through a number of projects, including party-rock and festival favourites The Goat Boys.  Daniel’s songwriting prowess is evident through today’s performance which includes the song ‘Fool’s Gold’, based on the true story of a canoe trip to an isolated part of Canada’s north…

Featured video: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Dig Lazarus Dig’ [2008]