NHT061: NELLY FURTADO – My Love Grows Deeper

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Canadian musician Nelly Furtado has had a very interesting career.

Starting out as an electronic, almost trip-hop artist with Spanish overtones, she was very successful with her debut album and key single “I’m Like A Bird”.

From those slightly alternative leanings, she went into another stratosphere when she embraced the urban and hip-hop genres and had a number of worldwide numbers ones.

From there, it appears as though she decided that after a fun couple of years she would return to her alternative leanings and she moved out of the “central spotlight”.

She also has focused on her heritage and recorded albums where she sings in Spanish.

I would really like to sit down with her and hear her story – there is definitely one there to be heard!

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT060: NO FIXED ADDRESS – Pigs

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I have mentioned in a few shows about how much respect I have for community radio stations. The announcers aren’t paid, but do it simply for the passion they hold for music.

Over the years I have been introduced to so much new music through community radio – this started when I was very young and still holds true to this day.

And so it was when I first heard the band “No Fixed Address”. Their unique take on reggae, blending equal doses of punk and grit appealed to me immediately. This was intelligent stuff, underpinned by a real musicality.

If I ever played “air guitar” when I was growing up, then it would have been to this track!

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT059: SHRIEKBACK – All Lined Up

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

Sometimes a band or song only comes to your attention for a short period of time.

There may be whole range of reasons for why that happens but they still represent a “time capsule” for that certain period of your life. In this way, they remain special.

This is quite true for me regarding UK band “Shriekback”. They only stayed with me for todays feature song, “All Lined Up” and then our paths diverged. I don’t know why that happened, but I know that I still love the groove of this song, and I remember this period of my life very well whenever I listen to it!

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

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NHT058: GEORGE WINSTON – Longing / Love

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Some people may question their interest in listening to solo piano – particularly those that feel that there were forced to learn the instrument as youngsters!

I would like to say to you that this weeks feature artist, Amercian musician George Winston will not only challenge that, he will most certainly break down any walls of resistance that you have left.

Winston has a rare ability to generate incredible depths of emotion in his piano playing. In this one single track I truly believe he can make you laugh, cry, dream, reminisce – in fact, have a listen and “insert you own words here”!

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

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT057: RUSSELL MILLS – Stones Egg

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Russell Mills is a wonderfully innovative artist. In addition to traditional art formats, over the years he has designed record and CD covers for many successful artists.

He must be a pretty nice person because over those years he has built a strong working relationship with these musical artists and it is they who have given him the source material that he has adapted to create his own albums.

Like his art, this music is innovative and multi layered. At its best, like this luxurious piece, “Stones Egg”, it is joyful to the ears!

See what you think!

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT056: MY BLOODY VALENTINE – Instrumental #2

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I wasn’t sure which My Bloody Valentine track to select and may have taken the easy way out.

This song, “Instrumental Track #2” for me is a transitionary one. With a more electronic sound this is like the blueprint which hints on how they achieved the deeper sounds in their highly regarded album “Loveless”.

If you like the sound of this song, then I urge you to listen to the “Loveless” track – “To Here Knows When”.

it is an extraordinarily edgy and innovative piece of music which they had the courage to release as a single. Music as Art. Some will love, some won’t!

In the meantime, I really hope that you enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT055: NEW ORDER – 586

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‘New Order’ are a very well-known band with many book and films written about them and their first incarnation ‘Joy Division’.

By the release of the stand-alone single “Blue Monday” and their second album, “Power, Corruption and Lies” in 1983, ‘New Order’ had arguably transcended ‘Joy Division’ and created something bigger.

This was the sound of “independent dance” being established and the birth of what was to be known as the Madchester scene – high flying bands originating from Manchester in the UK.

More so than any particular song, it is the overall sound which courses through the album that makes it both vital and fun – this was the sound of a band on a journey of discovery and really working together. This feeling of togetherness was also something that the band struggled to replicate as time went on.

I hope that you enjoy this taste of an important album.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT054: CAN – Future Days

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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!

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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”.

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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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