* Featuring a tribute to the late Stompin’ Tom Conners and tracks from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in anticipation of the North American tour for the ‘Push The Sky Away’ LP *
Legendary country and western musician and Maritimer, Stompin’ Tom Conners , passed away in March of this year, leaving a legacy of over 300 songs, many of which chronicle his extensive travels throughout Canada. He became a musical icon through the strength of his story telling and tunes referencing Canadian historical events. For instance ‘The Martin Hartwell Story’ – which we play on the show today – is about a pilot who survived 31 days in the Northwest Territories, after resorting to cannibalism.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds return to North America this week in support of ‘Push the Sky Away’, the band’s 15th official full-length. Today we play ‘Jubilee Street’, the latest single from the album, after visiting the anarchic days of the Birthday Party, and small selection of earlier Bad Seeds tunes, including a haunting cover of ‘Hey Joe’.
Rounding out the show are brand new tracks from Melbourne’s Henry Wagons, featuring Robert Forster of the Go-Betweens on the track ‘I Still Can’t Find Her’, and the first single from Renny Wilson’s album ‘The Sugerglider’, out now on Mint Records.
Stompin’ Tom Conners – Tribute To Wilf Carter’ [CA]
Stompin’ Tom Conners – ‘Marten Hartwel Story’ [CA]
Stompin’ Tom Conners – ‘Name The Capitals’ [CA]
The Birthday Party – ‘Wild World’ [AU]
The Birthday Party – ‘Junkyard’ (live) [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Hey Joe’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Lucy’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Night Of The Lotus Eaters’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Jesus of the Moon’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Jubilee Street’ [AU]
Henry Wagons – ‘Unwelcome Company’ [AU]
Henry Wagons – ‘I Still Can’t Find Her’ [AU]
Popstrangers – ‘Jane’ [NZ]
Renny Wilson – ‘By And By’ [CA]
The Harpooninst and the Axemurderer – ‘Burning Bridges’ [CA]
Featured video: Renny Wilson – ‘By And By’