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Audio Archive - Classic House Cuts( 0:56:21)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. House music started in the Chicago underground club scene in the 1980's and spread across the world, becoming integral to the EDM music scene that emerged in the 90's. On this episode we play a selection of classic House bangers, drawing heavily on a couple of K-Tel (!!!) compilations. We feature S-Xpress, MARRS, Cookie Crew, Bomb the Bass and others. Luv it up, bruvva!
Published: 18/07/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive - Robert Wyatt( 0:57:21)       
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Hosted by Eddie. Robert Wyatt is an English musician who began his career in the Canterbury prog scene as the drummer for Soft Machine. After becoming paralysed as the result of a fall he was forced to reinvent himself as one of the more original musical artists that the UK produced in the 1980's. He retired from music in 2014, but his work remains some of the more poignant to come out of that era (see Shipbuilding). We feature tracks from his prog career as well as a selection of songs that we think demonstrates both his incredible emotional resonance and his deeply held left-wing political beliefs.
Published: 11/07/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Matt's New and Various( 0:53:38)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. When you are a serious vinyl collector sometimes you acquire records that sit in the collection for a time waiting to be discovered. In this episode Matt has bought in some records that are new and some that sat around for a bit before they had a chance to light up his ears. We feature a diverse array of music, from classic rock (Blue Oyster Cult, Todd Rundgren), Punk (False Prophets), contemporary jazz (Kamasi Washington) and others (listen and find out!).
Published: 4/07/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive - Art Pepper( 0:54:36)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Art Pepper was considered the best alto saxophonist in the world at the time of his death in 1982. He overcame both addiction and imprisonment and neither affected his musicianship and beautiful tone. In this show we play a selection of classic songs and some of Art's own compositions. Produced by Manawatū People's Radio with support from New Zealand On Air.
Published: 27/06/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Camel: Oasis of Prog( 0:50:11)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. Camel are an English band that formed in 1970. They have released 14 studio albums and have been described as the "unsung heroes of 70's prog." We play tracks from the early Camel albums in (sort of) chronological order, featuring songs from; Camel, Mirage, The Snow Goose, Moonmadness, Rain Dances and Breathless. Listen to an hour of elegantly crafted and idiosyncratic music - true prog! Produced by Manawatū People's Radio with support from New Zealand On Air.
Published: 20/06/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Stiff Records( 0:52:59)       
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Hosted by Eddie. Stiff Records is an independent record company that was formed in 1976. They specialised in rock, punk and new wave bands although they achieved chart success in the 1980's with bands such as Madness, Ian Drury and Elvis Costello. We present a show full of great tunes performed by genuine musical iconoclasts: The Damned, Madness, Nick Lowe, Ian Drury, Wreckless Eric, Larry Wallis, Rachel Sweet and Elvis Costello. Produced by Manawatū People's Radio with support from New Zealand On Air.
Published: 13/06/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Tony Allen meets Roots and Culture( 0:51:11)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. The mighty Fela Kuti said "without Tony Allen there would be no Afrobeat." He was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's Africa 70 for over a decade and his career spanned the globe. In this show we play selections from his 2014 album Film of Life and pair this with classic roots reggae. Featuring special guest Prince Far-I.
Published: 6/06/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Newly Acquired Soul & R+B ( 0:53:42)       
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Hosted by Eddie. I recently attended a record fair and came away with a fearsomely large pile of vinyl. Among them were a number of Soul and R+B records. Combined with some other recently acquired discs I have a great show for you. Showcasing the Dennis Coffey project CJ & Co. I also feature the talents of the Manhattans, The Dazz Band, Champaign, Julie Driscoll and the Trinity, George Benson and Roberta Flack. Some great smooth sounds right here!
Published: 30/05/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Steve Albini - A Memorial( 0:53:30)       
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Hosted by Eddie. Steve Albini was a big figure in the American Hardcore movement and his recent death leaves a sizeable hole in the punk firmament. As a member of the seminal band Big Black and a noted producer who founded his own recording studio he has left a substantial legacy of great (and not so) music. In this show I have assembled a selection of his music that shows his considerable passion intellect and anger. Featuring Big Black (of course), I also feature Silverfish, Tad, Tar, Jon Spencer, Pixies and the mighty Killdozer
Published: 23/05/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Historical Masters - The Bop Fathers( 0:55:40)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. If you like jazz boy howdy do I have a band for you. Check this lineup out; Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Kay Winding, Al McKibbon, Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk all on the same stage! Also known as the Giants of Jazz, this group played several engagements in Europe in the early 1970s. A band full of truly titanic talents. This is the real cool jazz!
Published: 16/05/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
It Came From The Bin!( 0:52:44)       
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Hosted by Eddie. Sometimes I acquire so many records that a few of them end up relegated to the 'To Be Played' Bin. This is the story of several such albums. They all emerged during the same listening session, so I've made a show about them. It is truly an eclectic selection and includes some genres I don't often play. Country is represented by Patsy Cline (classic) and Garner Wayne (fair dinkum kiwi), Classical by Wagner (not Ride of the Valkyries) and Sousa (go on guess!). The truly strange is a selection from Electronic Music III (a James Joyce remix!). All this and more!
Published: 9/05/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 02-05-2024 - Matt's Recent Acquisitions (March 2024)( 0:53:24)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. We have done very well with obtaining vinyls of late, Matt enters the lists with selection of deliberate contrasts. From the hyper-modern rock of Baroness and Beastwars to the mellow 1970's beats of Osibisa and the Brazilian jazz-fusion of Daniel Salinas. Also featured is the classic metal of Deaf Dealer (not a typo!), the spiky and acerbic indy rock of the Bush Tetras and the wild jazz of Alphonse Mouzon. Something for everyone here and you are guaranteed to hear stuff you haven't heard before!
Published: 2/05/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 25-04-2024 - Max Roach: Classy Classical Jazz( 0:56:55)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. A pioneer of the bebop style of jazz, Max Roach has left an enormous body of work. Known for both his musicianship and activism he is considered one of the most important drummers in jazz. For this show I have chosen discs where he is one of the headliners and tracks where he is one of the composers. This is the jazz my father loved, intellectual but not pretentious, and played with skill and passion.
Published: 25/04/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 18-04-2024 - Family: Sober and Unsober( 0:54:45)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. Wikipedia describes Family as "an odd band with a small, but rabid fanbase." Roger Chapman, the vocalist, was the consistent element in an otherwise changing melange of rock and blues musicians. In this show we draw on the albums Bandstand, Old Songs New Songs, A Song For Me and Fearless, with special guests the Streetwalkers. The show is roughly divided into two halves; Sober (prog and blues) and Unsober (rock). I rate Family as one of the best bands of their era, listen and find out why.
Published: 18/04/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 11-04-2024 - Keith LeBlanc - RIP Musical Maverick( 0:53:2)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. Last year we did a memorial show for Mark Stewart. All too soon we must present another memorial for his colleague and bandmate Keith LeBlanc. Throughout his career, from Sugarhill Records to On-U Sound and beyond he expanded the limits of what music is capable of. In this show we draw from his work with Tackhead and Mark Stewart and the Maffia as well as his solo work. Truly a mighty oak has fallen.
Published: 11/04/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 04-04-2024 - Eddie's Recent Acquisitions( 0:50:0)       
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Hosted by Eddie. Over the holiday period my to-be-listened-to box of vinyls overflowed. This eclectic selection is the result. Many were gifted to me by a friend who found them in a pigeon coop in the Waikato! I feature music from Amii Stewart, Fine Young Cannibals, The Surfaris, Henry Mancini, Cat Stevens, Roberta Flack and the Smurfs! Something for everyone in this show!
Published: 4/04/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 28-03-2024 - Musty and Obscure( 0:52:43)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. In the strange and mysterious world of vinyl collecting you sort through box after box of dusty records looking for the gems lurking inside. Sometimes the music is a bit old and dusty too. In this episode Matt has blown the dust off a bunch of old school rock albums. We feature Green Bullfrog, Edgar Broughton, Savoy Brown, Steamhammer, Genesis and Argent, among others. Old doesn't mean naff and musty can be funky.
Published: 28/03/2024 10:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 21-03-2024 - Graeme Parker vs. Tom Robinson( 0:53:33)       
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Hosted by Matt, Eddie and Glen. In this episode two British mid-80's rockers square off. Both musicians took the career path of starting a band (with their name in it) and then losing the band and becoming a solo artist. Both are great songwriters and performers, and both are relatively obscure. Who will triumph? Who cares, we have an hour of great music for you!
Published: 21/03/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 14-03-2024 - Ry Cooder - Down By The Border( 0:51:22)       
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Hosted by Eddie. Ry Cooder is an American musician with an especial interest in 'traditional music', be that blues, folk or world music. He has worked with too many artists to list here and was rated in the top 10 of the world's best guitarists in a Rolling Stone list in 2003. We play songs from several albums (Bop Till You Drop, Boomer's Story, Chicken Skin Music) and a selection from the Paris, Texas soundtrack.
Published: 14/03/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 07-03-2024 - Sugar Hill - Early Hip-Hop Classics( 0:55:33)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. Founded in New York in 1979, Sugar Hill records is considered to be one of the first record labels to specialise in the new genre of Hip Hip. Grandmaster Flash and his song 'The Message' broke the concepts of rapping and scratching to a world-wide audience. In this show we play selection of classic cuts from the dawn of Hip-Hop, setting the standard for those to come.
Published: 7/03/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 29-02-2024 - It's Bigger Than Both Of Us - NZ Indy 1979-1985( 0:53:14)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Sometimes you get a truly great record and it is even sweeter when it comes as a gift. When I dug into a box of records salvaged from a pigeon coop in the Waikato I came up with gold! A double album of classic (and obscure) NZ tunes published by Propeller records, a gem by any standards. So in this show we feature classic Kiwi tunes from Toy Love, Blam Blam Blam, The Chill, The Clean, The Screaming Meemees, the Instigators and others.
Published: 29/02/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 22-02-2024 - Teddy Wilson - Truly Great Piano( 0:53:13)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Teddy Wilson is considered to be the definitive swing pianist and featured on a great many albums over his career. He broke the colour bar when Benny Goodman employed him, becoming the one of the first black artists to play a featuring role in a 'mixed race' band. His special skill is to use his skills to support rather than shine and in this show we demonstrate this with his work with Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn. We also let him show his talents as a soloist.
Published: 22/02/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 15-02-2024 - Crusaders - Smooth Fusion( 0:54:54)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. the Crusaders began as a purely jazz combo in 1960 but diversified into other musical forms during a career that lasted until 2010. In this episode we play some great smooth jazz, showcasing the albums Standing Tall (with Joe Cocker), Scratch (playing live) and Soul Shadows (all the hits, featuring Randy Crawford). We hope that you enjoy some jazzy balm for the ears.
Published: 15/02/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 08-02-2024 - Jazz Flute Plus( 0:53:44)       
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Hosted by glen and Eddie. The flute is an instrument associated primarily with classical and folk music, but it has a place in jazz as well. In this episode of the Audio archive we present three artists that take very different approaches to the flute and it's place in jazz. We showcase Herbie Mann (Latin beats and world music), Bud Shank (Pop covers) and Yusef Lateef (pure jazz). These three artists demonstrate that even within jazz the flute has the power to surprise and entertain.
Published: 8/02/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 01-02-2024 - NWOBM 2( 0:51:31)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. In the second part of our series of shows devoted to the New Wave of British Metal we present more waffling about metal as well as Matt's selection of excellent sounds. Featuring Samson, Wytchfynde, Iron Maiden, Venom, Girlschool and Rock Goddess among others!
Published: 1/02/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 25-01-2024 - NWOBM #1( 0:53:15)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. In this episode of the Audio archive Matt takes us on a vaguely chronological journey into the New Wave Of British Metal. We feature some classic bands and some that you may not be familiar with. Number one in a series! We feature Motorhead, Judas Priest, Saxon, Def Leppard, Angel Witch, Tygers of Pan Tang and others!
Published: 25/01/2024 11:00:00 p.m.

An eclectic music (and occasionally comedy) show hosted by vinyl enthusiasts Eddie, Matt, and Glen who provide a themed show each week from their extensive record collections.


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Language: English

Category: Music

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