NHT033: YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA – Seoul Music

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Our feature for this show is Japanese band ‘Yellow Magic Orchestra’.

‘Yellow Magic Orchestra’, active from 1978 to the mid 1990’s, are one of those bands that often get missed by the casual music listener, but to music aficionados, they are cited as pioneers and innovators, and are considered highly influential.

Without question the bands output is wide and varied and individually the members have also been very successful.

Have a listen and see what you think!

I hope that you enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT032: THE POLICE – Bring On The Night

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That” show.

‘The Police’ are part of a very small club – that club being bands who truly had their own unique sound yet still consistently topped the charts.

Have a bit of a think (and try to be objective!) about bands from the last 30 or 40 years and see how many you can come up – it isn’t easy.

A smart, tight, musically gifted and playful band, ‘The Police’ offered many highlights throughout their whole career. Here is but one of them!

I hope that you enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That” show.

Cheers,

Andrew Muecke

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NHT031: HECTOR ZAZOU – Amdyaz

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Welcome to another “Never Heard That” show.

This week we are concentrating on French artist, Hector Zazou.

Zazou’s career was extraordinarily diverse and he is without doubt a pioneer.

He was not afraid to push boundaries and he worked with musicians great and small.

Here is a musician who was focused on discovery.

I hope that you enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT030: SLOWDIVE – Crazy For You

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That” show.

Shoegazer was a slightly derogatory term used by the press to group together a series of bands from the UK in the early 90’s. This was because the band members appeared more interested in looking at their shoes than at the crowd when playing live.

Whatever your opinion of that, Slowdive moved away from the swirling guitar driven shoegazer genre into a much ‘dreamier’ type of ambient pop.

I was really enjoying where they were going with their new sound and was so disappointed that they didn’t get a chance to develop it further.

Like many bands who we think finished prematurely, I wonder what could have been?

Please enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That”.

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NHT029: MARK HOLLIS – Watershed

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I decided to post three shows this week so that I could get to this particular podcast.

This was because mid-week last week, the subject of this show, Mark Hollis, unexpectedly passed away.

I completed the recording and compiling of this show about two weeks ago.

After giving it some thought, I have decided not to change a thing and publish it as is.

It feels like the right thing to do.

Many thanks for what you gave.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT028: TANGERINE DREAM – Love On A Real Train

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Welcome to “Never Heard That”.

Tangerine Dream is band that have to be considered absolute pioneers.

They started their journey in electronica in 1967 and although the personnel are different, that journey still continues today.

This track from a 1983 film called Risky Business, also one of the first Tom Cruise movies, is very special indeed.

The film makers must have been super excited when Tangerine Dream handed over “Love on a Real Train”.

Please take a ticket!

I hope that you enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That”!

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT027: FAITHLESS – Flyin’ Hi

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Welcome to another “Never Heard That” show.

Faithless are an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) act from the UK.

Bands can surprise when they move out of the genre that they are most well-known for – these tracks can be where they are at their most interesting.

This one is still EDM…..but at the same time it isn’t.

See what you think!

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