Posts Tagged ‘Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’

Stranded podcast #256

July 17, 2015

* Phone interview with the band Radioglo from Auckland New Zealand *

Today’s special guests are Gene and Heath from the band Radioglo. They phone all the way from their home of Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand!  Radioglo came to my attention as one of the great bands on the AAA Records label, and I was determined to find out more about them.  You can hear this good-natured and talented pair speak of the joys of their songwriting partnership and the making of their eclectic and impressive debut record ‘In Between Time’.

Featured video: Radioglo – ‘Pusherman’ [2015]

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]

Stranded podcast #189

March 9, 2014

* Featuring NOMEANSNO * 

NOMEANSNO are a truely one–of-a-kind band and an alternative Canadian institution. The Wright brothers, on bass and drums, formed the nucleus of the band in 1979 in Victoria, BC and developed their unique sound and sensibility before the addition of a guitarist. Lytically they have never feared to enter taboo territory and intelligently shed light on the nature of the human condition and political topics, without being preachy. You can hear a small handful of tracks from the band’s lengthy recording career today. You can also hear me read excepts from the invaluable book ‘NOMEANSNO: Going Nowhere’ by super-fan Mark Black, which is part of the Bibliographic series from Invisible Publishing.

Also on the show are tracks from the debut release by Vancouver group Spring, as well as two Australian artists who are making the trek to the 2014 SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.

Featured video: NOMEANSNO – ‘The River’ (live) [2000]

Stranded podcast #182

December 28, 2013

*Happy holidays!*

The Fauves are a hidden gem of Australian independent music.  Having played 1000s of shows since 1988 and mastering a potent blend of catchy alternative rock tunes with clever and at times cynical lyrics, the Fauves deserve far more accolades than their modest record sales have provided.  The ’15 Minutes To Rock’ documentary, following the band on the road from 1997 to 1999, is a wonderful snap-shot of an uncertain period in their career when they were preparing their major label followup and feeling the strain of touring.  You can hear a 5min segment of the film on the show!

Featured video:  The Fauves – ‘Sunbury ’97’ (1997)

Stranded podcast #177

November 22, 2013

* Featuring an on air giveaway of two tickets to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Vancouver in June 2014 *

Today we hosted an on air give-away for two tickets to see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Vancouver in June 2014!.  Congrats to our winner Seth who phoned through and succeeded at the challenge – working out which Boys Next Door song first brought Nick to prominence as a singer, and then singing a few bars of the song on air!

We also feature some Aussie and Kiwi hip hop as well as two Prairie-based singer-songwriters, Don Amero and Jeffrey Straker of Manitoba and Saskatchewan respectively.  And don’t forget the Mint Records X-mas part is coming up on 30 Nov featuring local favourites Tough Age and Shawn Mrazek Lives!

Cee – ‘I Know’ [AU]   
Konflikt – ‘Come Home’ [NZ]
Scalper – ‘Perfect Fix’ [NZ]
Sleepy Wolf – ‘Conjure’ [NZ]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Brother My Cup Is Empty’ (live)’
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Finishing Jubilee Street’ [AU]
Boys Next Door – ‘Shivers’ [AU]
Jeffrey Straker – ‘Botanic Gardens’ [CA] 
Dom Amero – ‘I Don’t Wanna Let You Go’ [CA]
Steve Taylor’s Drum Boogie – ‘Strathcona’ [CA]
Steve Taylor’s Drum Boogie – ‘Topsy Part II’ [CA]
Tough Age – ‘The Heart Of Juliet Jones’ [CA]
Shawn Mrazek Lives! – ‘Forget The Past’ [CA]
Luck Commander – ‘Hot Hot Dawn’ [CA]
The Cyrillic Typewriter – ‘Somewhere Lament’ [CA]
Thomas Beckman – ‘Dunedin’ [CA]

Featured video:  Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – ‘Brother My Cup Is Empty’ (live) (2008)