Tag Archives: Iggy Pop

The Show: Wired for sound

After some power cuts in the hills, silence and then amazing free-jazz static we’re back in business.

Here’s that Powell video

Big Black vs Techno

Steve Albini vs Oscar Powell

Polite vs Passive Aggressive

Apologies no downloads or streaming available this week. We forgot to push record.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: Herb is overseas so Iggy drops in

The Herb Whisperer is away today.

In Melbourne. With 70,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Not with.

Near.

Behind a door.

Luckily Iggy Pop dropped in to discuss free music in a capitalist society. You can find out more about this at Mr Pop’s 2014 John Peel Lecture. The transcript is here if you want to skip to the juicy details. Food for thought.

I didn’t think the Nancy Whang / Etienne de Crecy version of “Comme Un Aigle” / “Like An Eagle” could be beat but how wrong I was. Have a peek below at the Michel Vedette version. Anyone know where we can buy silver disco shorts?

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: the-joint-20141018.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Way They Were – Video Special #1

As I begin to sort through all the boxes on the floor that have acted as my storage system in post-earthquake Christchurch, it’s time to make some hard choices – should it stay or should it go?

In the case of VHS cassettes the answer seems to be – go, but not before I digitize some of the contents. And then upload them.

So here’s the first in an occasional series of videos that don’t seem to be available elsewhere on the web.

It’s an early 80’s UK Channel 4 programme hosted by Tony Wilson compiling dozens of live music performances and interviews, all culled from So It Goes and other Granada TV programmes that he had hosted a few years earlier.

The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Buzzcocks, Iggy Pop, The Fall, Elvis Costello, Blondie, Penetration, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, Tom Robinson, Magazine, John Cooper Clarke, XTC and Joy Division, amongst others, are featured. Some of them are making their TV debuts.

The quality can be quite ropey at times (for reasons outside of my control and explained on screen) but enjoy.

Special thanks to the crew at Dangerous Minds, who have already featured the video in one of their posts.

Further fuzzy treats in the coming weeks – the first TV appearance of the Manic Street Preachers and Norman Cook as Fatboy Slim in 1984