Posts Tagged ‘The Cruel Sea’

Podcast #325

February 10, 2018

Featuring Tactics, Marlin’s Dreaming, Future Star and more

Little Murders – ‘Take Me, I’m Yours’ [AU]
Tactics – ‘Buried Country’ [AU]
Sunnyboys – ‘The Seeker’ [AU]
Marlin’s Dreaming – ‘Floating’ [NZ]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘American Guilt’ [NZ]
Catzilla – ‘Boy From Another Time’ [AU]
Russian Tim and Pavel Bures – ‘SuperHIT’ [CA]
Meisha and the Spanks – ‘Atmosphere’ [CA]
In Mirrors – ‘Escape From Berlin’ [CA]
Mac DeMarco – ‘This Old Dog’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Stay Lost’ [CA]
Future Star – ‘Tap Out’ [CA]
Tough Age – ‘Me In Glue’ [CA]
The Cruel Sea – ‘Better Get A Lawyer’ [AU]

Following on from last show’s feature on Canberra bands, at the top of this week’s show we air the 1979 track ‘Buried Country’ from Tactics (Tactics formed in Canberra in 1977 and interestingly featured Steve Kilbey on bass in an early incarnation), which is an early example of a post-punk band’s statement against the government’s mistreatments of Aboriginal people.

We introduce listeners to new band from the musical hotbed of Dunedin New Zealand, called Marlin’s Dreaming, as well as 60s inspired Perth-based rock outfit, Catzilla. We also debut ‘SuperHIT’ from CiTR Radio’s own Russian Tim from his punk band Russian Tim and the Pavel Bures!

Stranded podcast #268

October 18, 2015

*Featuring First Nations folk singer Andy Mason LIVE in the CiTR studio *

We are joined this week by a very extra special guest – Ottawa-based Mohawk First Nations singer-songwriter Andy Mason!  Andy has strong connections to British Columbia as he previously lived in Vancouver for 11 years where he befriended fellow folk musicians Joey Only and David Roy Parsons.  David, who also joins us on the show today, has invited Andy down to play at the Oct 16 fundraiser for the Artscan organisation which supports Indigenous youth in northern Canada. Andy shares three powerful protest songs from his extensive catalog, starting off with the classic ‘Long Walk 49 Song’.

Featured video:  Andy Mason – ‘Long Walk 49’ (live) [2011]

Stranded podcast #121

August 4, 2012

* Featuring an interview with Jeffrey Armstrong about the upcoming Kirtan Vancouver and an interview with Jesse Dee of Picture The Ocean *

It is an honour to invite onto the show today accomplished poet, author and teacher of Vedic knowledge, Jeffrey Armstrong.  Jeffrey will be a key speaker and centre point at the Kirtan Vancouver Festival where he will help set the tone and provide context for the performances.  Jeffrey is a 35 year committed yoga practitioner and on today’s show he speaks about the true meaning behind Kirtans which had their origin in ancient India. 

Today I feature a brief retrospective on Sydney indie, surf, blues band The Cruel Sea.  In 1989, legendary frontman Tex Perkins (also of the Beasts of Bourbon), joined this tight and hard-working instrumental band that named themselves after the name of a 1964 instrumental US group, The Ventures.  The Cruel Sea.  Their early music has been described as “atmospheric music [that] evoked the feel of wide open spaces”, certainly as evidenced on the tracks ‘4’ and ‘Ths Is Not The Way Home’ that I feature today, before progessing into ‘The Honeymoon Is Over’ and ‘Three Legged Dog’ records. 

At the tail end of the show we catch up once again with Jesse Dee, this time from his hotel room in Wells, BC, where he is playing the Arts Wells Festival this weekend with his band Picture the Ocean.  Picture the Ocean will be supporting Aussie band Aurora Jane at the Rickshaw in Vancouver on 8 Aug.  MG

Interview with Jeffrey Armstrong (Kavindra Rishi)
Karnamrita Dasi – ‘Devaki’
The Cruel Sea – ‘4’ [AU]
The Cruel Sea – ‘This Is Not The Way Home’ [AU]
The Cruel Sea – ‘Black Stick’ [AU]
The Cruel Sea – ‘The Honeymoon Is Over’ [AU]
The Cruel Sea – ‘Just A Man’ [AU]
The Cruel Sea – ‘Too Fast For Me’ [AU]
The Cruel Sea – ‘Better Get A Lawyer’ [AU]
Picture The Ocean – ‘Erehwon’ [CA]
Aurora Jane – ‘Till I Die’ [AU]

Featured video: The Cruel Sea – ‘Better Get a Lawyer’ (live) [2000]