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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.
Audio Archive 18-01-2024 - Grace Jones( 0:54:35)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In a field that produces larger-than-life figures Grace Jones stands out from the rest by a country mile. Known for her striking appearance she turned from modelling to a career as a singer and actor. In this episode we showcase her immense talent with selections from her classic albums Nightclubbing, Warm Leatherette and Living My Life.
Published: 18/01/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 11-01-2024 - King of Swing - Benny Goodman( 0:53:10)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Benny Goodman was an American clarinetist that led one of the most popular swing bands in the post-war USA. He mentored a great many musicians, some of whom went on to be famous in their own right (Lionel Hampton, Charlie Christian and Gene Krupa to name just three. He also pioneered the racial integration of his bands in an era of overt segregation. Listen to an hour of great swing jazz, including both live and studio performances.
Published: 11/01/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 04-01-2024 - Gunslingers 1( 0:53:31)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. The guitar is an instrument that Rock music uses to great effect, in fact Rock has been described as guitar music. In this episode of the Audio Archive we feature a selection of great musicians whose primary mode of expression is the guitar. Some names you will recognise, some you will not, all are superb players. Featuring Ronnie Montrose, Robin Trower, Eddie Hazel, Ivan Joe Jones, Robert Fripp and others. Part one of a potentially infinite series!
Published: 4/01/2024 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 28-12-2023 - Iggy Pop( 0:53:28)       
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Hosted by Eddie. Iggy Pop has been on the music scene since the 1960's and continues to make music to this day. He was a punk a good decade before punk and his collaborations with David Bowie changed the face of modern rock. Listen to an hour of Iggy doing what he does best, we draw from his work with Bowie (Lust For Life, The Idiot), the Stooges (Raw Power) and as a solo artist (New Values, Skull Ring). No one does it quite like Iggy.
Published: 28/12/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 21-12-2023 - Perfect Pitch - Jazz Vocals( 0:51:49)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. In the world of jazz the people who use their voice as an instrument are all too often sidelined by the virtuoso instrumentalists. In this episode of the Audio Archive we redress this imbalance with a show devoted to great jazz vocal performances. We feature great singers such as Billie Holiday, Anita O'Day, Mel Torme, Bessie Smith and Tony Bennet. Listen to an hour of great vocal jazz and discover why we call this show 'Perfect Pitch.'
Published: 21/12/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 14-12-2023 - Doom Metal: A Primer( 0:55:1)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. In this show we bring you an introduction to the subset of Heavy Metal known as 'Doom' Metal. Drawing from Matt's extensive collection of Metal both new and old we take you on a doom-laden journey of discovery. Featuring Black Sabbath, Sir Lord Baltimore, Cirith Ungol, Candlemass, Orange Goblin and much more doom!
Published: 14/12/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 07-12-2023 - British Post-War Comedy( 0:55:48)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In this episode of the Audio Archive we take you back in time to the comedy of Britain of the post-war era. Featuring The Goons, Peter Sellers, Monty Python, Not The Nine O'Clock News, Jasper Carrot and showcasing a whole episode of (Tony) Hancock's Half Hour. The humour here is undeniable, but we must warn prospective listeners that the 1970's was a strange place and some material that was considered 'edgy' then does not pass muster some 50 years later.
Published: 7/12/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 30-11-2023 - Modern Jazz Quartet( 0:53:2)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. The Modern Jazz Quartet was part of the movement that took jazz out of the nightclubs and into concert halls. The group grew out of the rhythm section of the Dizzy Gillespie Big band in the late 1940s and played elegant, restrained jazz until the final dissolution of the band in 1997. Listen to an hour of cool jazz played by cool people.
Published: 30/11/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 23-11-2023 - Return To Forever Plus!( 0:51:56)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. Return to Forever was the band that really popularised the merging jazz and other musical forms that became known as 'fusion.' Founded in 1972 by Chick Corea, the band bought to prominence musicians such as Al Di Meola and Stanley Clarke. In this show we play tracks from both Return to Forever as well as solo pieces by band members (notably the Chick Corea track Return To Forever which started the whole shebang off). Listen to an hour of beautifully crafted, funky, jazz-adjacent music.
Published: 23/11/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 16-11-2023 - Patti Smith, Punk Laureate( 0:54:1)       
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Hosted by Eddie. In this episode of the Audio Archive we showcase the massive talent and artistry of Patti Smith. Her contributions to the world of music are huge, but they are only part of her oeuvre, but this is what we focus on this week. From chart success (Because the Night, penned with Bruce Springsteen), to tone-poems set to music, to the sheer energy of pure Rock her music does what art does at the highest level, transcends boundaries. With special guests Television and the MC5.
Published: 16/11/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 09-11-2023 - Stanley Clarke - Supplying Your Funky Needs( 0:53:50)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. The American Bassist Stanley Clarke bought his instrument to a level of prominence that had been somewhat lacking in jazz to that time. A founding member of the epochal jazz-fusion band Return to Forever (with Chick Corea and Al Di Meola) he went on to sell pout headline tours and make gold records. Featuring some great jazz as well as some superb funk Stanley brings the funky business like few other artists!
Published: 9/11/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 02-11-2023 - Prog Or Not!( 0:52:4)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. In this show Matt brings in a selection of progressive rock, both old and new. Contrasting between the classic sounds of Santana, Colosseum, Spirit and Sunfighter with modern bands (Oh Sees, Vovoid, Death!), Matt makes the case that progressive music is still being made in the modern rock era.
Published: 2/11/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 26-10-2023 - Eddie's Acquisitions August 2023( 0:56:36)       
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Hosted by Eddie. August was a particularly good month for my vinyl collection (I even got a bonus stamp collection in one album!). This show includes scores from 2nd-hand shops, record fairs and one album was gifted to me. Featuring The Isley Brothers (covering Seals & Crofts!), Santana, Mink Deville and the Crusaders and a special showcase, Rufus Thomas live!
Published: 26/10/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 19-10-2023 - Gerry Mulligan( 0:57:32)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Gerry Mulligan was a jazz musician who was a major component of the 'cool jazz' movement of the early 1950's. He bought a lightness of tone to the baritone saxophone and was considered a masterful composer and arranger as well as a player. In this show we play a selection of Mulligan playing both standards and his own compositions, Listen to an hour of the coolest of cool jazz!
Published: 19/10/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 12-10-2023 - Prog Rides Again!( 0:54:47)       
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Hosted by Matt, Eddie and Glen. All three presenters are gathered for another installment of Prog Rock. Drawing from Matt's extensive vinyl collection we play a selection of songs from some bands that you will no doubt recognise and some you wont. We feature; Genesis, Gentle Giant, The Red Buddha Theatre (featuring Stormu Yamashita), Jethro Tull and in the second part of the show we showcase the Japanese prog of Spectrum 3 with a truly epic musical suite of greatness!
Published: 12/10/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 05-10-2023 - El Chico Strikes Again! - Chico Hamilton( 0:52:15)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. Chico Hamilton was a jazz drummer from Los Angeles who worked extensively in both music and film/television (Gerald McBoing-Boing!). Forming his own band in the 1950's he made a number of albums and even had chart success with Conquistadores. We present a selection of standards and originals from one of the great West-Coast jazzmen.
Published: 5/10/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 28-09-2023 - Classic Rock - The Rolling Stones vs The Who( 0:54:45)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Two great Rock bands side by side. Although both bands play Rock music their styles are very different, but there are a number of striking similarities between the Who and the Rolling Stones. Both have flambouyant frontmen, extremely talented guitarists, phlegmatic bass players and unique individuals as drummers. Oh, and some great tunes as well. Listen to two great rock acts square off!
Published: 28/09/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 21-09-2023 - Funkadelic-Parliament P-Funk( 0:54:15)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. Welcome to the crazy world of George Clinton! In the 1970's he fused rock, soul and R+B into a new musical form, Funk. He formed two bands Funkadelic and Parlament to bring his unique vision to the world, in the process he relieved James Brown of his bass player and horn line. In this episode of the Audio Archive we bring you an hour of the pure, uncut funk as the Mothership descends and your host, Dr Funkenstein, emerges in a cloud of fragrant smoke...
Published: 21/09/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 14-09-2023 - Blues Legends( 0:51:51)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. This time we have a great selection of blues for you. Five great artists playing some classic blues songs. We feature some of the biggest names in blues: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Lightning Hopkins, howling Wolf and Big Bill Broonzy. Listen to an hour of the best blues ever!
Published: 14/09/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 07-09-2023 - Indy Throwdown: Moodists vs. Clock DVA( 0:54:7)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In this episode we compare and contrast two rather obscure 1980's indy bands. In the black corner we have the Moodists, an Australian indy-rock band which formed in Melbourne in 1980. And in the other black corner we have Clock DVA, an English industrial band formed in 1978. Have you heard of either band? Which one is the better band? Tune into the Audio Archive and find out!
Published: 7/09/2023 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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