NHT054: CAN – Future Days

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Welcome to this week’s “Never Heard That”.

Over the years I had read many times about the legend that was German band “CAN”. They were often quoted as being ‘improvisation’ pioneers and the kings of avant-garde art rock.

It also took me many years before I got the opportunity to finally sit down and listen to them.

When I did, it was quite intriguing – I can’t say that I found it an easy listen, but I would imagine that is exactly what they were aiming for!

Having said that, I believe this track is great – you can literally hear the freshness as they allow the song to unfold moment by moment.

See what you think!

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT053: THE GLOVE – A Blues In Drag

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

The Glove, for want of a better description, were an early 80’s alternative supergroup who released just the one record. Key members were Robert Smith from The Cure and Steve Severin from Siouxsie and the Banshees.

When you listen to the album, Blue Sunshine, you can really hear that they were having a fun time.

Whilst I really enjoyed listening through the whole album there was something incredibly special about this song “A Blues In Drag”. It’s wonderous melancholy got its hooks into me the very first time I listened to it.

Those very same hooks are still there to this day.

Maybe you will find the same?

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT052: TRICKY – Makes Me Wanna Die

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

UK musician Tricky is never one to stand still.

An integral part of the trip-hop movement he has since gone just about everywhere musically.

A risk taker, certainly avant-garde, but at the same time a pioneer and innovator, he continues on his fascinating career.

I, for one, am very happy about that.

I hope that you enjoy todays “Never Heard That”.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT051: LUSCIOUS JACKSON – Ladyfingers

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Sometimes you hear a band in passing and think, I like that, I need to check that out.

Time passes and it is not until you hear another song of theirs that you go and investigate, and really like what you find.

So it was with me with US band Luscious Jackson.

You then form the opinion that this is band that is at the peak of their powers and how much you are looking forward to their next release…., and then, they are gone.

There can be any amount of reasons why that happens and often only the band themselves will know the real truth.

I don’t think that Luscious Jackson were around for long enough, but they did some terrific things whilst they were here.

See what you think!

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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