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.

I hope you enjoy NEVER HEARD THAT!

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT150: THE BEATLES – Blue Jay Way

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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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NHT147: 1 GIANT LEAP – All Alone

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Most people would be aware that there is an extraordinarily rich musical diversity throughout the world. However, even the most musically intrepid would struggle to say that they have been exposed even to a fraction of it.

That is why sometimes it is great to see western musicians working with musicians from other nations. They are able to use their high profiles to bring lessor known musical styles and musicians to a wider audience.

UK duo 1 GIANT LEAP did just that. And we are all the richer for it.

I hope you enjoy this weeks NEVER HEARD THAT.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT146: DALIS CAR – Create And Melt

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When two high profile artists join together after the closure of their artistically respected previous bands, surely nothing could go wrong?

In my opinion when ex-Bauhaus vocalist Pete Murphy joined with ex-Japan bassist Mick Karn to form DALIS CAR nothing did go wrong. The result of their union was highly original, wildly inventive and totally uncompromising.

It seems that I was in the minority with that opinion……. see what you think!

I hope you enjoy this weeks NEVER HEARD THAT.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT145: NOT FROM THERE: Sich Offnen

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We are going to go a little bit heavier today.

Austrian/Australian band NOT FROM THERE were not afraid to throw some electronics and other trickery into the standard drum, bass and guitar formula.

Through light and shade, this song travels a great distance in a short period of time!

I hope you enjoy this weeks NEVER HEARD THAT.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT144: KEVIN MORBY – Harlem River

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A musical connection can come to us from many different directions, sometimes when we least expect it.

One source which has often caught me off guard, is the TV commercial. Every now and then I get stopped in my tracks.

Such is the case with todays, feature artist, American musician, KEVIN MORBY.

I hope you enjoy this weeks NEVER HEARD THAT.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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