July 5, 2024 – Valerie Vande Panne and Ted Rall, The Grand Wizard (Psychotic Turnbuckles) Trash Springfield

Valerie is back and she’s bringing syndicated political cartoonist and commentator Ted  Rall to help us unpack the presidential debate and Trump’s Supreme Court victory.

We talk to Trash Springfield about what she’s been up to.

We have lots of music too.

Oh, and we received a call from Pismo Beach. Cripes!

Listen!

Playlist!

  • Hand of Law – Radio Birdman
  • The Grand Wizard (Psychotic Turnbuckles) – The VU interview
  • Groove to the eye – The Psychotic Turnbuckles
  • 1969 – The Psychotic Turnbuckles
  • Control – Trash Springfield
  • Trash Springfield – Another VU interview
  • Confused by Early Signs – Trash Springfield
  • We’re still here – Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore with The Guilty Ones
  • Politician – Jack Bruce
  • Back on the drink – Dave Favours and the Roadside Ashes
  • Valerie vande Panne and Ted Rall – Yet another VU interview
  • Siberia – Penny Ikinger
  • Ted Rall and Valerie vande Panne – One more VU interview
  • The Letter – Redd Volkaert
  • Pandora’s Box – Cone of Confusion
  • The Eye is the First Circle – Vanessa Perica Orchestra
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April 26, 2024 oWo in the studio, Valerie on the blower

Studio guests were Sydney band oWo. We’ve been playing their single. We like it, so thought we’d get ’em in.
Plus! Over the next coupla weeks we’ll be playing interviews with both Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton. They’re touring here together next month and we can’t wait. This week is Samantha Fish.
Plus! It turns out our friend Valerie is mates with Arj Barker so we thought it might be fun to find if she’s across a recent controversy.

Listen!

Playlist!

  • Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs – No more war
  • oWo – Built
  • Models – Cut lunch
  • oWo – What you get
  • Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton – Deathwish
  • The VU Interview – Samantha Fish
  • Samantha Fish and Jess Dayton – Pink Cadillac
  • Ghostwoman – Juan
  • oWo – Tunnel of Vision
  • Rubber Necker – Spghetti al telephono
  • Shark arm – Gaslighter
  • The VU Interview – Valerie Vande Panne
  • Part chimp – Mapolean
  • Brainiac – V1nc3nt com3 on down
  • Swervedriver – Deep seat
  • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Soul type cast
  • oWo – Mock it
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April 19, Simon Hodges in the studio

Tonight’s guest is local musician Simon Hodges. He sent us a copy of his debut album, the virtually unreal lab rats thought it was pretty cool, so we thought we’d invite him to find out who is.

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Playlist!

  • Taken by force – Civic
  • Princess Tabu – Vika & Linda
  • Billy is a runaway – Iggy Pop
  • What’s your situation – Simon Hodges
  • Warped – Red hot chilli peppers
  • The baron of sentiment – Augie March
  • My dreams keep me awake at night (parts 1 & 2) – Simon Hodges
  • Ordinary world (acoustic version) – Duran Duran
  • Leave it alone – Operator Please
  • Bring Some Sun Back – You Am I
  • Jenny was a friend of mine – The Killers
  • Everything every way – Sunk Loto
  • Black Velvet – Alannah Myles
  • Wreckin’ bar (ra ra ra) – The Vaccines
  • Jigsaw falling into place – Radiohead
  • Hi Cs – Screamfeeder
  • We’re not right – David Gray
  • Election Day – Simon Hodges
  • Talking to a stranger – Hunters and Collectors
  • Every song – Andy Clockwise
  • You’re on my mind – Old Man River
  • You work it out – Simon Hodges
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29 March 2024 – Brian Cadd, Valerie Vande Panne

We talk to ADSL* Brian Cadd about his new album and generally chewed the fat about his life in music.

And we talked to regular guest Valerie Vande Panne about her new book A Weed Grows in Boston.

Plus we manage to slip in a few new releases.

* ADSL – Absolute Dead Set Legend – the highest honour that can be bestowed on an Australian.

Listen!

Playlist!

  • Friday on my mind – The Easybeats
  • Running Scared – Sideshow Annie
  • Built – oWo
  • Valerie Vande Panne – VU interview number 1
  • Roll Me Up – Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Jamey Johnson & Kris Kristofferson
  • All hard feelings – Imogen Clark
  • Ballin’ on a Wednesday – Steve Poltz
  • Dream Train – Brian Cadd
  • Brian Cadd part 1 – VU interview number 2a
  • A little ray of sunshine – Axiom
  • Brian Cadd part 2 – VU interview number 2b
  • Woman You’re Breaking Me – The Groop
  • Brian Cadd part 3 – VU interview number 2c
  • Arkansas Grass – Axion
  • Tell me about freedom again – Brian Cadd
  • You know what to say – Brian Cadd
  • Hanging around – The Stranglers
  • Taken by force – Civic
  • Bewitched Reruns – Kristin Hersh
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8 March 2024 – Suzy Goodwin, Kim Salmon and Valerie

We had Suzy Goodwin in the studio. She has a new single and some shows coming up. She brought along Steve Smith from Fallon Cush to play guitar.

Plus we had part two of our chat with Kim Salmon about the upcoming 40th anniversary shows for the Beasts of Bourbon.

And Valerie talks about having covid in the US without insurance.

Listen!

Playlist

  • California Hotel – Badinage
  • Trickle Down Blues – Don Morrison
  • Psycho – The Beasts of Bourbon
  • Kim Salmon – The VU interview
  • Pig – The Beasts of Bourbon
  • Leavin’ here – Suzy and the Snakepit
  • Ain’t no next time – Suzy Goodwin
  • Clean – Taylor Swift
  • Doreen – Frank Zappa
  • Peter Says – John Kennedy
  • In your eyes (live) – Suzy Goodwin with Steve Smith
  • Dust – Jude McGee and the Soft Touch
  • Son of apreacher man – Eating Planes
  • Valerie Vande Panne – The VU interview
  • Barracuda – Heart
  • Tracks of my tears (live) – Suzy Goodwin and Steve Smith
  • In your backyard – Fallon Cush
  • Sunny Day Sun – The New Christs
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March 1, 2024 – Scattered Order, Kim Salmon

Studio guest is Mitchell Jones of Scattered Order talking about the new album All things must persist.

Also we talk to Kim Salmon about the upcoming Beasts of Bourbon 40th anniversary shows.

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Playlist!

  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse – F-!#in’ Up
  • The Soft Boys – Old Pervert
  • The Beasts Of Bourbon – Ride On
  • The VU interview – Kim Salmon
  • The Beasts Of Bourbon – I don’t care about nothing anymore
  • Scattered Order – Need to increase speed
  • Mark Stewart – Passivecation Program
  • Scattered Order – The silent dark
  • Astral flight – Germanium
  • Whisker Floater – Timeless Retro
  • Can – Paperhouse
  • Scattered Order – It was a Saturday
  • Scattered Order – Dust Bisquits
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February 16 – Penny Ikinger, Valerie, new stuff

We talk to Penny Ikinger about her gig with her band Panny Ikinger’s Marbles.

We also talk to Valerie who has interesting insights to the heinous crime that is Valentine’s Day.

Plus new released

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Playlist!

  • Heaven and hell – the Who
  • The Flash – Coloured Balls
  • Pissed on vals – Grindhouse
  • Voodoo girl – Penny Ikinger
  • Ride on, cowboy – Penny Ikinger’s Marbles
  • Piss on demand – JJ McAnn
  • Chase the dragon – The Beasts of Bourbon
  • Aloha Steve and Dano – Radio Birdman
  • Dare to be different – Steve Lucas and the Rising Tide
  • Valerie Vande Panne – The VU interview
  • Love song – Shonen Knife
  • Afternoon tea – Shonen Knife
  • Peaches – The Stranglers
  • Monster – Hugh Cornwell
  • I’d Like To Help You With Your Problem – The Dandy Warhols
  • Starwater – Sean Lennon
  • Swallow the world – Screaming Females
  • Hump the beach – Kalbells
  • Mercury in retrogade – Baula
  • Hellfire – The Black Dakotas
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February 9, 2024 James McCann, Valerie, Wayne Kramer tribute, last of the obit shows

We speak to JJ McCann about his gig with his band at the Mosh Pit in Erko next Friday night. That’s the 16th.

Valerie has survived covid and will be talking about a late country performer we hadn’t heard of.

We play tribute to the late Wayne Kramer.

We finish off our obit series by replaying an interview we did with the late Patrick Emery.

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Playlist!

  • Kick out the jams – MC5
  • Hit with love – JJ McAnn Transmission
  • James McAnn – The VU interview
  • Amphibious skin – JJ McAnn Transmission
  • Shakin’ Street – MC5
  • Don’t let old man in – Toby Keith
  • Valerie vande Panne – The VU interview
  • Ain’t as good as I once was – Toby Keith
  • Red solo cup – Toby Keith
  • Crack in the universe – Wayne Kramer
  • Think about tomorrow today – The Master’s Apprentices
  • Turn up your radio – The Master’s Apprentices
  • Rio de Camero – The Master’s Apprentices
  • When I write my book – Spencer P Jones
  • Patrick Emery – The VU interview
  • The Rain Came – Spencer P Jones and the Escape Committe
  • Opia – Fluxa
  • …zwischen – Miharu Ogura
  • Rate my aura – Frances Chang
  • The harder they come – Dodge Main
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January 26, 2024 Badinage on the blower, obit show continues, mystery guest production assistant

We talked to Dave Reid, guitarist of Melbourne three-piece Badinage. They have a new single – it was premiered tonight on the show. True!

Plus, we continue the obituary theme and we have a guest production assistant.

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Playlist!

  • Ride – Walter Trout
  • Mustang – Badinage
  • Dave Reid (Badinage) – The VU interview
  • Imagination – Badinage
  • Lighthouse girl – Blue Ruin
  • I can see it – The Olympic Sideburns
  • Clementine – Spencer P. Jones
  • $10 cowboy – Charlie Crockett
  • BSR – Chatham County Line
  • The edge – 2 inch tape
  • The girl from Ipanema – Stan Getz and João Gilberto
  • Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) – Stan Getz and João Gilberto
  • I believe in you – Sinead O’Connor
  • Hearts on fire – Randy Meisner
  • Deep inside my heart – Randy Meisner
  • C’mon – Wet Taxis
  • No way on earth – The New Christs
  • Sugar man – Rodriguez
  • I wonder – Rodriguez
  • Climb Up on My Music – Rodriguez
  • Sandrevan Lullaby – Lifestyles – Rodriguez

 

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January 5, 2024 – Catherine Traicos, Valerie Vande Panne and the obituary show

First show for year.

We talk to Catherine Traicos ahead of her east coast gigs. We talk to Valerie Vande Panne about calendars, holidays and new year’s resolutions. We start our annual obituary show where we honour those we lost in 2023.

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Playlist!

  • Kingdom come – David Bowie
  • Love the one you’re with – Stephen Stills
  • Suspicious minds – Elvis Presely
  • Butterfly – Catherine Traicos
  • Catherine Traicos – The VU interview
  • The Rain – Catherine Traicos
  • Valerie Vande Panne – The VU interview
  • People get ready – Jeff Beck
  • Rolling and tumbling – Jeff Beck
  • Rollin’ down the highway – Bachman Turner Overdrive
  • It’s a Man’s Man’s World – Renee Geyer
  • I’m evil tonight – Renee Geyer
  • Almost cut my hair – Crosby, Still, Nash & Young
  • Everyone’s been burned – The Byrds
  • Little Johnny Jewel – Television
  • (They long to be) close to you – Carpenters
  • I’ll never fall in love again – Burt Bacharach
  • Beck’s Bolero – Jeff Beck
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