Happy birthday Aotearoa. Happy birthday Bob Marley. And most importantly, happy birthday Neil Swiggs, Esq.
Going way back to 1979 in Auckland, New Zealand, legendary music journalist Dylan Taite interviewed legendary rastaman Bob Marley, an interview secured via the well worn journalist’s route of “having a kick-around.”
And here’s the playlist (not quite) in full… we’re missing a few minutes where we played the Melvin van Peebles song. Apologies. That’s what hot weather and power cuts does to broadcasting equipment.
Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the release of Beastie Boys’ epic “Paul’s Boutique”. Time flies. This morning Dangerous Minds marked the anniversary by reminding us of the 2012 Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix, an amazing deconstruction/reconstruction of “Paul’s Boutique” by the Solid Steel DJs Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food. Forget listening to us, have a listen to them below!
A wee while ago we played a track by Pairs entitled “A surgeon at a hospital in Shanghai severed a nerve in my groin” (tip of the hat to Sean Hocking of Metal Postcard Records). As you’ve probably guessed, we’re suckers for songs that are rants, manifestos, or lists. The aforementioned Pairs track probably falls into the latter camp and is a real blast.
Bill Bird of RDU’s legendary Human Pleasure @ Hourly Rates has let it be known that there is an accompanying video. Watch it below in all its technicolor, domestic chores, stop motion glory.
And here’s the playlist in full – no ads this week so it’s a concentrated 2 hour hit.
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