NHT076: WEEN – Mutilated Lips

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

It is no understatement to say that Gene and Dean Ween, aka “Ween”, were a one-off.

Words like ‘strange’, ‘weird’ and ‘difficult’ abound when discussion focuses on “Ween”.

The use of those words is not unwarranted and I can imagine that Gene and Dean wear them proudly as a badge of honour.

Those words can also be applied to today’s feature track, but if you can get through that, this song will become a great friend.

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT075: PETE MURPHY – Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

After his stint with UK band Bauhaus in the early eighties and vampire like performances, vocalist Pete Murphy was called the godfather of Goth.

Not a bad achievement that’s for sure but what that didn’t reflect was a musician who was growing in confidence and extensively broadening his musical palette.

His subsequent solo career was very successful and the music he presented touched on many different genres.

Today’s track is a really good reflection of that.

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT074: SNEAKER PIMPS – Grazes

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

UK band Sneaker Pimps burst on to the scene in the mid 90’s with a particularly sophisticated take on electronica, celebrating both dance and ambient chill.

Debut single “6 Underground” and album “Becoming X” were hugely successful.

Losing your vocalist, who was an integral part of that success, is going to make things very hard!

This was the dilemma that the Sneaker Pimps had to face.

One thing for sure is that throughout it all they proved themselves to be a very musically clever band.

See what you think!

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT073: THE CHURCH – Constant In Opal

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Formed in 1980, Australian band “The Church” have had a very long career that continues to this day.

In that long career, they have definitely seen some massive highs – their 1988 album “Starfish” and single “Under the Milky Way” saw them touching superstardom in the US and elsewhere.

To their credit they pursued things their own way, even though it may have limited that worldwide adulation that awaited.

Todays track is not a well-known nor typical track by “The Church” but it is the one that got me interested.

See what you think!

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT072: SWERVEDRIVER – Never Learn

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

UK band Swervedriver were one of those rare bands that had a really huge live sound.

When playing they didn’t jump around and play loud.

Instead they would focus on their instruments and take the listener on a power journey of musical interplay.

They would only let you go when they finished.

Impressive stuff – see what you think!

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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