Posts Tagged ‘The Bee Gees’

Stranded podcast #240

March 20, 2015

* Interview with record collector Ed Lasko Pt 2 *

We’re very honoured this week to welcome back record-collector extraordinaire Ed Lasko!  Ed gifted listeners last December with a selection of super-rare Australian 7″ singles and he has returned to continue his history lesson.  This week he re-visits the native British-Columbian Luke Simmons who transplanted himself to New Zealand where he became a country music pioneer.  Ed also introduces us to Australia’s first pop music star Frank Ifield, as well as the legendary folk/pop outfit The Seekers and more obscure finds like The Midnighter’s and The Southerners.   And of course there is the original version of ‘My Boomerang Won’t Come Back’ which was actually written by British man Charlie Drake!

Featured video: The Bee Gees – ‘Road To Alaska’ (live) [1975]

Stranded podcast #217

September 27, 2014

* Interviews with First Nations activist Rose Henry and musician Peter Foldy *

Two of our favourite guests revisit the show today – First Nations activist Rose Henry and film maker/musician Peter Foldy.  Rose has caught the ferry from Victoria, BC, to attend a meeting with the British Columbia Public Interest Research Centre. As alway, she passionately brings us up to date with the struggle for social justice in this part of the world, and today she reminds us of the issue of voter ID requirements in the lead-up to the next federal election.

Peter Foldy returns to play some tunes from his long awaited new record ‘Nine Lives.’ First up we revisit his fascinating early story growing up in Australia where he was friends with The Bee Gees when they were first starting out. We air a couple of early Bee Gees compositions, as well as two tracks by another childhood friend Trevor Gordon who is actually backed by the youthful Bee Gees. I highly recommend listening to these tunes as a reminder of the sophistication of the early Bee Gees’ songwriting.

Featured video: The Bee Gees – ‘Wine and Women’ (live) [1965]

Stranded playlist 4 Nov 2011

November 5, 2011

* Featuring special guests, Vancouver residents and Australian ex-pats Kelly Weiss (chatting about her favourite tunes) and Katrina Mae (speaking about her show ‘inCLINEd: Celebrating the music of the iconic Patsy Cline’) *

Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs – ‘Poison Ivy’ [AU]
The Masters’ Apprentices – ‘Burried and Dead’ [AU]
The Bee Gees – ‘Spicks and Specks’ [AU]
 The Easybeats- ‘Women’ [AU]
The Valentines (feat. Bon Scott) – ‘Juliette’ [AU]
Goyte – ‘Heart’s A Mess’ [AU]
Goyte – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ [AU]
PNAU – ‘With You Forever’ [AU]
PNAU – ‘The Truth’ [AU]
City and Colour – ‘Fragile Bird’ [CA]
City and Colour – ‘Oh Sister’ [CA]
Left Spine Down – ‘The Truth Is A Lie’ [CA]
Devin Townshend Project – ‘Juular’ [CA]
Phone chat with Katrina Mae
Patsy Cline – ‘I Fall To Pieces [US]

Featured video:  Goyte – ‘Heart’s A Mess’ (2006)