Posts Tagged ‘The Hard-Ons’

Stranded podcast #116

June 15, 2012

*Featuring more tracks from the ‘Smell My Finger’ re-issue by The Hard-Ons and interviews with Kim Churchill and Gumby from Benjalu, recorded backstage at Fortune Sound Club *

We start this evening’s show with some more tracks from the just-released ‘Smell My Finger’ re-issue by The Hard-Ons on Sydney’s seminal Citadel Records.   We’re going right back to the mid-80s when The Hard-Ons were first making waves for their infectiously catchy songs played at ear-splitting volume to punters in Sydney (and soon beyond).

Kim Churchill is back for an extensive Canadian tour and I caught up with this amazingly talented guitarist and young solo singer/songwriter, backstage at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver.  Kim recorded a limited edition EP of tracks in an attic in Montreal on his last tour and I feature a couple of tracks from this special release (including the beautiful number ‘Sarah’ that he played here in Vancouver at the memorial for the late Todd Simko).

Supporting Kim on his tour is Gumby from the band Benjalu, playing solo.  I also recorded an interview with Gumby back stage at the gig.  MG

The Hard-Ons – ‘Lollipop’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Buddies’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Squathouse’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Love Song For Cindy’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘School Days’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Fifteen’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – Keish’s New Song’ [AU]
Kim Churchill – ‘Season’s Grind’ [AU]
Interview with Kim Churchill Pt 1
Kim Churchill – ‘Sarah’ [AU]
Interview with Kim Churchill Pt 2
Kim Churchill – ‘Shields’ [AU]
Benjalu – ‘Another Way’ [AU]
Interview with Gumby from Benjalu
Benjalu – ‘By The Ocean’ [AU]
The Evaporators – ‘I Hate Being Late (When I’m Early)’ [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘Hotdog High’ [CA]
The Beladeans – ‘I Want It Now’ [CA]
The Beladeans – Broke Down and Dusted’ [CA]
Black Sugar – ‘Time To Go’ [CA]

Featured video:  Kim Churchill – ‘Season’s Grind’ (2012)

Stranded podcast #115

June 13, 2012

* Special fill-in for the ‘Student Hour’ show on Wed.  Featuring tracks from the earlier days of Sydney’s multi-cultural thrash-punk legends, Hard-Ons, and an interview with Vancouver First Nations project Redsoulbluez *

Citadel Records is undertaking a series of re-issues of recordings from the first 10yrs of The Hard-Ons career.  Just released is a two CD gatefold release of ‘Smell My Finger/Hot For Your Love Baby’, including a whole bunch of demos, and live tracks.  I’m super-excited to play some of these vintage tracks.  Today it’s 6 of the bands early 7″ singles.  More to come next week!

Redsoulbluez are a brand new First Nations musical project, featuring Rose Siccama on vocals. They’re supporting Murray Porter at Fairview Pub in Vancouver this evening.  Today I feature a few tracks from the band and play an interview I recorded with them a matter of days ago.  MG

The Hard-Ons – ‘There Was A Time’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Excuses’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Surfin’ On My Face’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Bye Bye Girl’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Girl In The Sweater’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘I Heard Her  Call My Name’ [AU]
Sal Kimber – ‘Rockin Chair’ [AU]
Sal Kimber – ‘Beat Get’s Louder’ [AU]
Redsoulbluez -‘Music Is My Man’ [CA]
Interview with Redsoulbluez
Redsoulbluez – ‘Motherless Child’ [CA]

Featured video: Hard-Ons – ‘I Heard Her Call My Name’ (live) [1986]