Posts Tagged ‘The Peep Tempel’

Podcast #287

October 5, 2016

Featuring Pt 2 of an interview w/Gerry Hannah of the Subhumans

Mi-Sex – ‘Computer Games’ [NZ]
Mi-Sex – ‘People’ [NZ]
Mi-Sex – ‘Mi Sex, Your Sex’ [NZ]
The Peep Tempel – ‘Rayguns’ [AU]
Archie Roach – ‘It’s Not Too Late’ [AU]
Gerry Hannah – ‘Rejuvenation’ [CA]
Interview with Gerry Hannah
Gerry Hannah – ‘The Woman Reborn’ [CA]
Tanya Gallagher – ‘Virginia’ [CA]
Janaya Salmond – ‘Don’t Let It Bring You Down’ [CA]
David Simard – ‘Cat’s Cradle’ [CA]

This week we feature Kiwi new-wave band Mi-Sex who’ve just released their first record in over 30 years! I recall being mesmerized by their synth-driven hit ‘Computer Games’ when I heard it late at night on ABCTV’s Rage program and I’ve since discovered this song become #1 on the Australian charts. Sadly the band’s vocalist Steve Gilpin died in 1992 but the band reformed at various points and finally released a new album this year titled Not from Here. You can hear the single Mi Sex, Your Sex on the show today.

I’m very pleased to air part 2 of my interview with Gerry Hannah of legendary Vancouver punk band the Subhumans. As we learned last week, Gerry has always been politically motivated, and the lyrics and vision of the Subhumans were testament to this. This week we hear how Gerry was inspired to take direct action as a member of the Squamish Five and he speaks candidly about what motivated his urban guerilla activities. This is a much-listen interview…

Stranded podcast #265

September 24, 2015
  • Featuring the ‘Human Frailty’ album by Hunters and Collectors *

Along with a great mix of new Canadian music, this week we also feature all four of the singles from the classic Hunters and Collectors album ‘Human Frailty’. I lucked upon a CD copy of the album at Zulu records recently (thanks Grant!). Led by songwriter Mark Seymour, Hunters and Collectors formed in 1981 in Melbourne and by the time of recording ‘Human Frailty’ had become a powerful presence on the Australian pub rock scene. This 1986 landmark record for the band was noted for it’s effective melding of guitar and horn driven hard rock and intense lyrics about sexual politics and alienation. Featuring such classic songs as ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ It’s a fine entry point into the catalogue of one of the all time great Australian bands.

Featured video: Hunters and Collectors – ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ (1986)

Stranded podcast #234

January 31, 2015

* Melbourne-based performer Larissa Tandy LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Today we invite onto the show extra special guest, singer-songwriter Larissa Tandy! Larissa is fixture on the world-class Melbourne music scene, as a performer and booking agent and she has recently relocated with her Canadian partner to Vancouver, BC.  Larissa has built a strong following back home with her work with the vocal harmony-infused, roots/indie cross-over act Strine Singers (which also features her brother Ryan).  That band has a long-awaited full length in the works, and in the mean time Larissa is keen to showcase her solo work with fresh audiences in Canada.  You can hear Larissa perform three lyrically-rich original songs live in the CiTR studio, as well as a selection of tunes from some of her favourite contemporary Melbourne-based acts.

Featured video: Larissa Tandy – ‘Shut Down’ (live) [2014]