NHT106: SKY – Carillion

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UK-Australian unit SKY was a bit of an anomaly when they launched themselves onto the world in late 1970’s.

Here was a group consisting of members from the crème dela crème of the musical world. Essentially all virtuoso’s on their instruments, joining together to present their own take on pop music.

As a result, they did receive a fair degree of criticism simultaneously from classical musical purists as well as the street-cred crowd.

However, at the same time they attracted a mass of fans from far and wide. It is arguable if we will ever see the likes of a band like SKY again.

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NHT105: JEFF BUCKLEY – All Flowers Bend

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In the mid 90s US musician JEFF BUCKLEY seemingly came from nowhere to take the world by storm.

His debut album Grace was hailed as a masterpiece by many but a drowning accident soon thereafter meant that there was to be no more.

Quite a bit of JEFF BUCKLEY material has surfaced since this time, however the debates over whether this is right or not, continue.

That is the case with todays feature track too – it is considered simply a demo with virtually no embellishments. But when the track also features the voice of his then girlfriend, Elizabeth Fraser of UK’s Cocteau Twins, an adoring public cannot be denied.

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NHT104: RUMANASTONE – The Sound

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Sometimes a song comes your way that unexpectedly weaves a special place in your soul.

You were not necessarily looking for it, but there it was. And what a wonderful, beautiful thing that is.

This is what occurred me to when I happened to see a video for the song The Sound by Australian band RUMANASTONE. Goosebumps back then and Goosebumps still now.

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NHT103: SINEAD O’CONNOR – Troy

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In celebration of my 100th show, I am going to break my own rules, like I did with my 50th. Here are three hugely successful female artists.

Show 3 of 3, highlights the powerful SINEAD O’CONNOR.

SINEAD O’CONNOR used her musical platform to help people understand the need for social change. A unique character in music and life, this track is a call to action from very early in her career.

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NHT102: GRACE JONES – Slave To The Rhythm

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In celebration of my 100th show, I am going to break my own rules, like I did with my 50th. Here are three hugely successful female artists.

Show 2 of 3, highlights the dynamic GRACE JONES.

GRACE JONES remained a true individual in all of the diverse artistic activities she pursued. And there were many, and success was her reward. Here is one example, this one musical.

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NHT101: KATE BUSH – Cloudbusting

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In celebration of my 100th show, I am going to break my own rules, like I did with my 50th. Here are three hugely successful female artists.

Show 1 of 3, highlights true musical royalty, KATE BUSH.

It is probably a much easier job to focus on what KATE BUSH hasn’t achieved because she has given so much. This, I believe, is something truly special from an icon for all musicians and fans alike.

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NHT100: KING CRIMSON – Walking On Air

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When progressive rock, with its fusion of musical styles came into being in the mid to late 1960’s, it became identified as a genre requiring the highest levels of musicality.

Vast sprawling epics, with virtuoso talents on display by each band member was the expected norm.

UK band, KING CRIMSON, and leader, Robert Fripp are a premier example of this.

However, our focus today is on a track that represents the softer, more evocative side of the band. This one doesn’t intend to knock you out, it intends to sooth your soul.

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NHT099: THE LOTUS EATERS – When You Look At Boys

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Through our lives we can feel certain vulnerabilities and they make us uncomfortable.

The vulnerability of love, and loss, is perhaps the best example of all.

Then we hear a song that seems to put into words and music exactly what we are thinking – and we hold onto them.

When I heard this song by UK band THE LOTUS EATERS for the first time, it seemed as though they were looking over my shoulder at my life and how I was feeling.

Just another example of the many incredible powers of music!

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NHT098: MORCHEEBA – Bullet Proof

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In the nineties there was some very interesting musical mashups occurring.

UK band MORCHEEBA had a particular blend that went down very well with audiences.

They rode high in the charts for a number of years and were able to present highly cultured musical pieces with deep sophistication, often based around the plaintive vocals of their singer, Skye Edwards.

But they were also able to turn their hands to something much more down and dirty – like the pulsating groove of todays feature track.

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NHT097: MACHINATIONS – Transient

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Some albums can become incredibly important for us as people – they find a way to mark, even define a significant event or period in our lives forever. Such is the case for me with the Esteem album by Australian band MACHINATIONS.

I discovered this band at a very low period in my life when my sports career was ended due to a serious accident. It is not an over estimation to say that listening to this album gave me happiness that I wasn’t otherwise feeling at that time in my life.

Still to this very day, I marvel at the wonderful creativity and positivity that the album contains – this is independent dance pop at its very, very best. You might find that too.

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