“We’re not cutting edge… we’re the clean up crew.”
That’s Fraserhead’s description of the show on-air today. It’s true. We’re the last to arrive at musical crime scenes, handling the hazardous tunes other shows have left (way) behind. RDU’s very own Sunshine Cleaning team.
No time for a cone of silence today but RIP Chris Kelly aka Mac Daddy.
How weird? Well the record label describes it as “rap music never sounding so orthopaedic” and that Strange U are ” invoking the spirts of Oshun, Vishnu, Apollo, Sobek and Jim Henson” in order to “crush Duran Duran rapper with a Dr Claw beer mit”.
For some reason this all makes us hark back to the Infinite Livez’“Bush Meat” album from 2004. So to enable you to compare and contrast here are Strange U’s “Klaatu Barada Nikto” and Infinite Livez’ “The Adventures Of The Lactating Man”
Is it time for a collaboration between Die Antwoord‘s Yo-Landi Vi$$er and Nicki Minaj? We certainly think so. The closest we’ll probably get is by playing them back to back on the show today but one can live in hope. Best costumes ever.
It really could end in tears, or more likely, Phil Collins. That’s right, Fraserhead has the studio to himself today while The Herb Whisperer does some advance scouting for the Laneway Festival in Auckland (so that we can better stalk M83).
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Hosts THE HERB WHISPERER and FRASERHEAD go all over the shop with an eclectic, left-field, and off-kilter selection of cosmic disco, electro, indie, hip-hop, house, dub, and anything with a motorik vibe, plus the occasional guilty pleasure. If the radio sounds broken chances are it’s the THE JOINT.