Posts Tagged ‘The Verlaines’

Stranded podcast #198

May 10, 2014

* Interview with Charalee Graydon, author of The Judgement Game’ *

We kick-off the show today with tracks by The Chills and The Verlaines, from the classic ‘Dunnedin Double‘ EP, the original double LP lo-fi recording that put the Flying Nun [NZ] record label on the map, way back in 1982.  The fresh sounds of four bands with no prior recording experience, were captured by Chris Knox, using a simple 4 track recorder, in modest spaces like lounge-rooms. The recording was out of print for many years before returning to shelves in a limited run for Record Store Day 2014.

We conclude the show with a thought-provoking departure from our usual programming.  Author Charalee Graydon joins us to discuss her debut book The Judgement Game, before the book’s official launch at Chapters in Victoria next Monday.  Charalee has a professional background in the practice of criminal law and academia.  She has created an interactive book with fictional scenarios, which ask for the reader’s ideas about offences committed by the protagonists and suggestions as to punishment imposed on offenders.

Featured video: The Chills – Kaleidoscope World (1982)

Stranded podcast #113

May 25, 2012

[http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120525-180400-to-20120525-194000.mp3

* Featuring bands on the roster of New Zealand’s Flying Nun Records *

Today on the show I feature two of the flag-ship bands on the much-lauded Flying Nun Records label from New Zealand – The Verlaines and The Bats.  Flying Nun has been the incubator for the influential ‘Dunedin Sound’ of indie pop.  During a period in the 80s and 90s, Dunedin, along with Olympia, WA and Glasgow, Scotland, was a key center for the global indie-pop underground.  The tracks from the Verlaines and The Bats will take you back to this era and perhaps wet your appetite to explore this wonderful roster of bands on Flying Nun, that exists as a cultural force to this day.

Sadly, on today’s show I also give regards to Peter ‘Blackie’ Black of Sydney punk legends The Hard-Ons.  Blackie was recently beaten in a senseless attack while driving a taxi on this day job, which resulted in serious injuries and bruising to the brain.  It’s been inspiring to see fans online rally to Blackie’s support by donating funds to help him with living expenses for the next few months while he recovers.

And CiTR’s own Chrisarrific, host of Part’s Unknown, is featured at the tail end of the show.  I play all three tracks on his latest 7″ called ‘Bible Belts.  Enjoy!  MG

The Verlaines – ‘ Doomsday’ [NZ]
The Verlaines –  ‘Jesus, What A Jerk’ [NZ]
The Verlaines – ‘ War In My Head’ [NZ]
The Verlaines – ‘Sighting The Sound’ (live) [NZ]
The Verlaines – ‘Block Of Wood’ (live) [NZ]
The Verlaines – ‘Blanket Over the Sky’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Lawn Vibe’ [NZ]
The Bats- ‘Courage’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Sight The Sound’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Green’ [NZ]
The Bats – Afternoon In Bed’ [NZ]
Hard-Ons – ‘Let’s Pretend Its Vanilla’ [AU]
Hard-Ons – ‘In The End We All Die Alone’ [AU]
Hard-Ons – ‘Lose It’ [AU]
Chrisarrific – ‘Christian Witch’ [CA]
Chrisarrific – ‘I Can’t Carry That’ [CA]
Chrisarrific – ‘For Real’ [CA]

Featured video: The Verlaines – ‘Doomsday’ (1986)