NHT070: TWEAKER – Take Me Alive

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

There is no doubt in my mind that drummers make very good musical programmers – I know of a number of them.

It could be that as they are the ones that need to keep things in “time”, this perhaps helps them to understand programming logic more than others.

Whatever the answer is, Tweaker, who also goes by the name of Chris Vrenna, is one very good programmer. He is also a very good drummer and very good musician all round.

See what you think!

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT069: FIONA APPLE – Sleep To Dream

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

We may often come across the phrase “precocious talent” when reading newspapers and the like.

In my humble opinion, it is the best possible phrase to use to describe Fiona Apple.

Identified as a youngster, she was able to release her debut album at 17.

What I so admire is that she understood that she was about to gain a platform to have her songs heard by millions – but she didn’t change and she retained her wonderfully sophisticated originality.

And an adoring public paid her back for doing so!

Have a listen to this track, this is very clever, very musical stuff – see what you think.

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT068: MASSIVE ATTACK – Saturday Come Slow

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Music aficionados are likely to know “Massive Attack” very well.

They recorded four albums from the early 90’s through to the early 00’s which are likely to remain in “best of all time” lists for a long, long time to come. Same with the singles and video clips which came from those albums.

Definitely a testament to a band that certainly wasn’t prolific but focused on quality and originality.

Their fifth (and possibly final) album came 7 years later in 2010, almost 20 years after the release of their debut. Not that they needed to do it, but it proved that they still had it.

Have a listen to this track, “Saturday Come Slow” – quality and originality. See what you think!

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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