I quite like the new Bailterspace album “Strobosphere”. One of my favourite bands of all time. The new album brings back good memories of their Christchurch gigs in the late 1980s and early 1990s, possibly the loudest gigs I’ve ever been to.
Bailterspace have been based in NYC for many years now so I never thought I would get to see them play live ever again. Am very tempted to go see them at Laneway in Auckland but found out yesterday that they will be playing at The Dux here in Christchurch on Saturday 2 Feb!!! That’s what I call a homecoming.
Below is the video for “World We Share” from the latest album “Strobosphere”. Damn fine clanging deep sea fishing trawler rock ‘n’ roll I say.
Like I was saying on the show last week, I’m so far behind on music releases it’s just not funny anymore. I’ve missed some really good stuff over the last year.
However, thanks to Dave Imlay at Galaxy Records I got to have a listen to The Golden Awesome‘s album “Autumn” which was released November 2011 by M’Lady’s Records and must have got an NZ release earlier this year. One for all shoegaze freaks.
The Herb Whisperer played Elvis Costello‘s 1978 classic “Pump It Up” because allegedly it is sampled in the Beastie Boys’ album Paul’s Boutique, a bona fide treasure trove of samples.
It may explain why Sly & The Family Stone’s “Loose Booty” is now an earworm – it was sampled on the track “Shadrach”. Here’s a video of”Loose Booty” from 1975…
And let’s not forget Elvis Costello, from 1978…
If you want to listen to the Solid Steel Radio Show where DJ’s Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food deconstruct, reimagine and reassemble Paul’s Boutique (and in the process revealing to The Herb Whisperer the presence of Pump It Up on the original), here it is.
Too much music. Not enough time. Hence the new Julien Dyne album “Glimpse” passing me by.
Luckily, whenever I visit my brother in Dunedin I always have a look at his CD collection. This is because my bro wins a copy of EVERYTHING that the mighty Radio One gives away on air. This means I always have the perfect opportunity to listen to a bunch of local releases that I may have missed.
Lo and behold, on my most recent visit I saw the Julien Dyne album. So I nicked it and finally listed to it today. Don’t tell my bro.
Good things come to those who wait. Mr Dyne makes fabulous beats. Recommended to you nuts who like Pete Rock, mellow Prefuse 73, Mr Chop, Ta-ku, Fly-Lo et al.
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