NHT093: THE TRIFFIDS – Raining Pleasure

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Welcome to this weeks NEVER HEARD THAT.

There are a number examples of bands that gain respect in their home country but find greater success overseas.

Australian band THE TRIFFIDS certainly fit that mould. They were particularly well received in the UK and in other areas of Europe throughout the 80’s.

I was always intrigued with todays feature track Raining Pleasure. It comes from an EP released in 1984 called Raining Pleasure, though it was not the single and was in fact the last song on the album.

Maybe the band just really liked the name Raining Pleasure. Me, I really liked the sweeping ambience of the song itself. See what you think.

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT092: FLEETWOOD MAC – Albatross

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I think the feature song for today is a great one for Pub trivia.

I suspect that if you had a table of six people, all would have heard it before but one would definitely know the answer, one would be pretty sure, two would be willing to go with the flow and the final two would not be sure but would be fighting the others to tell them they are wrong.

These things can happen when you start your band in 1967 and are still touring and recording albums more than 50 years later. Such as it is with FLEETWOOD MAC.

Todays track is from the version of the band back from when they started and back before multi million selling albums and worldwide adulation.

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NHT091: NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – Black Star Dancing

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It must be hard to work out what to do next when you have been part of arguably one of the worlds biggest bands that then breaks up.

Even more so when you have been the predominant composer and writer for that band, so you already know what works and what those fans would be hoping to hear from you.

I think it takes courage to try something different and this is what impressed me when I got to hear Noel Gallagher and his band High Flying Birds.

See what you think.

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT090: SHIHAD – Home Again

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Welcome to this weeks NEVER HEARD THAT.

Sometimes we place a band within a genre and leave them there.

I think a good example are those bands that play a heavier style of music – the first thing we tend to hear is a big noise, and if we are averse to this style of music we quickly move on.

Not surprisingly of course, doing this sort of thing means we will miss out on some special stuff.

Take New Zealand band SHIHAD. They play heavy rock but their sophistication and mastery of the genre is something special.

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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