NHT157: PHILIP AABERG – Sentimental Walk

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Welcome to NEVER HEARD THAT.

Regular listeners will know my love of the record label Windham Hill.

Established in the United States in the mid 1970’s, the label was particularly successful in the 80’s and 90’s with their focus on (predominantly) instrumental acoustic music.

My take on it is that you had to be somewhat of a prodigy on your chosen instrumental to be associated with Windham Hill.

In my opinion, Philip Aaberg and his piano playing certainly fits that description!

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT156: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE QUEEN – The Good, The Bad And The Queen

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I enjoyed buying those UK music magazines’ which came with a bonus CD – I didn’t buy them just because of the CD, but it was a nice little extra and a possible way of stumbling on something unexpected.

Such as it was with The Good, The Bad and The Queen who I discovered on one of these CD’s.

I recognised the vocals of the ever-reliable Damon Albarn, but what attracted me to the song was its almost ramshackle appeal – literally, it sounded to me like pirates playing music in Shanty Town. There is no other song that I would describe that way, so to me its unique. See what you think!

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT155: JOAN ARMATRADING – Sometimes I Don’t

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Welcome to NEVER HEARD THAT.

I prepare NEVER HEARD THAT shows in blocks so that I am in advance – this just gives me a couple of weeks buffer to keep on top of things.

When you do that sometimes things are a specific case of timing. On Australian TV this morning I happened to be in earshot when a live interview with UK artist Joan Armatrading was aired.

This was to do with her brand-new album Consequences which she released only a couple of weeks ago. An album where she has written all the songs and played all the instruments.

In a case of excellent timing, the show highlighting the super talent that is Joan Armatrading was scheduled for today!

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT154: MALCOLM MCLAREN – Madame Butterfly

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Welcome to NEVER HEARD THAT.

It is hard to know how best to introduce today’s feature artist, Malcolm McLaren, as he embraced so many different artistic pursuits.

In fact he did so much that it is sometimes easy to overlook his impressive catalogue of music production.

Here is just a taste!

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT153: FILTER – Take A Picture

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I wanted to celebrate reaching 150 shows by relaxing my rules a bit and releasing three shows that highlight American alternative bands from the post-grunge 90’s who attained real success.

Show 3 of 3 highlights FILTER, a band who turned it down from 11 just for a moment with their track Take A Picture and reaped the rewards.

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT152: EELS – Susan’s House

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I wanted to celebrate reaching 150 shows by relaxing my rules a bit and releasing three shows that highlight American alternative bands from the post-grunge 90’s who attained real success.

Show 2 of 3 highlights EELS, and their musically sophisticated, adventurous and unique track Susan’s House.

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT151: MERCURY REV – Holes

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I wanted to celebrate reaching 150 shows by relaxing my rules a bit and releasing three shows that highlight American alternative bands from the post-grunge 90’s who attained real success.

Show 1 of 3 highlights MERCURY REV, a band whose profile elevated significantly when they started to blend different instruments into their music, such as with this track Holes.

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT150: THE BEATLES – Blue Jay Way

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Welcome to NEVER HEARD THAT.

It perhaps comes across as quite offensive including The Beatles in a show called NEVER HEAD THAT.

There aren’t many things they didn’t achieve – whatever that may have been, I am sure it wasn’t very important.

But such is the way of things with music that even the most almighty have songs, or even albums that we might just miss – if for no other reason than life gets in the way!

Here is one that you may know well, or not.

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT149: THE CHILLS – Pink Frost

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Sometimes when a song has that lo-fi sound it can be easy to think that there is something lacking and switch off. It can be the case though, that if we keep listening, something much greater reveals itself.

New Zealand band THE CHILLS did that with me for today’s feature track.

The overall sound hid a complexity and appeal that wasn’t initially apparent.

Later recordings contained a much bigger sound but there is a particular charm with this one – see what you think.

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT148: WICKED BEAT SOUND SYSTEM – I Don’t Wanna Know

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I really like that style of electronic music that can be incorporated under the broad banner of ‘chill-out’.

Australian band WICKED BEAT SOUND SYSTEM liked to dabble in that genre.

For me today’s feature track is an excellent example of what chill out is all about – gentle, yet intricate rhythms, with a real focus on musical melody and evocative vocals.

I hope you enjoy this weeks NEVER HEARD THAT.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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