NHT050: BECK – Heart Is A Drum

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

It does feel like I am cheating somewhat by featuring a song that was released as a single by prominent American artist Beck but I am going to give you two excuses.

Firstly, when the wildly innovative Beck released this single and the very successful album it came from, I must have been looking the other way. I only heard the song for the first time a year or so later at a party and was compelled to track down its source. Being a fan, I was stoked to find out that “Heart is a Drum” was a Beck song. I am sure that most of you would have similar ‘discovery’ stories.

Secondly, this is my 50th podcast, so to celebrate, I thought I would break all of my own rules!

Oh, and a third excuse, it is a great song that you need to hear!

I hope that you enjoy this week’s “Never Heard That”.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT049: GENESIS – Carpet Crawlers

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

When a bands career spans multiple decades, it shouldn’t be a surprise to discover that there can be quite distinct changes to their sound over that time.

I think that is certainly the case for UK outfit Genesis.

Starting in the late 1960’s, this “Hall of Fame” band changed their sound dramatically over the next twenty plus years – I suspect this was influenced by the marked change in personnel over that time.

I also suspect that their fan based would also have transformed with each change in direction. This track is from when they were in their progressive rock / art school phase and I think it demonstrates them at one of their peaks.

See what you think!

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT048: STEVEN WILSON – Pariah

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

UK musician Steven Wilson has been around for a long time and achieved a great deal.

There are perhaps a number of reasons why he isn’t as well known throughout the world as maybe he should be. I suspect that one of them could be that he has been strongly associated with the progressive rock genre over the last couple of decades. When associations like that occur, it can limit your marketability and exposure to a greater audience.

He recently released a record which I think blended progressive rock with his early career pop music sensibilities resulting in a welcoming and interestingly accessible sound.

See what you think!

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT047: TANITA TIKARAM – Love Story

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

When a 19-year-old Tanita Tikaram released her debut album, “Ancient Heart” in 1988, it was a stunning success throughout the world. Its curious mix of commercial and alternative tracks resulted in millions of sales.

Making her a bona-fide star, it must have been difficult to work out ‘what next?’.

What I most admire is that she stayed true to original vision and didn’t play it safe. Her second record “The Sweet Keeper” continued to push what was acceptable in the commercial realm.

When I listen to this song “Love Story”, I just can’t see any contemporary pop starlet ever being so brave.

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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NHT046: THE THE – Giant

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

I think that all of us grow up with that special artist or special album or even that special song – we are happy to share it with our friends but there is some kind of relationship that we have with it that is all our very own.

So it was with me when I heard Matt Johnson’s first “The The” album, “The Soul Mining”.  It made a powerful connection and has remained a favourite ever since.

‘The The’ went on to achieve worldwide success but there is just something about this album – the lyrics are dark, bleak and full of angst yet the music is effectively the exact opposite – vibrant, alive and positive.

And that is no small achievement!

See what you think of this one.

I hope that you enjoy this weeks Never Heard That”

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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