15 December 2023 – Sons of Sun, new releases

Tonight on Virtual Unreality we talk to CC Hall of Canberra band the Sun Bears who has taken over from John Kennedy in Sons of Sun. There’s a bunch of shows coming up.

Plus we have a heap of new releases

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Playlist!

  • Christmas Commercial – BBC Radiophonic Workshop
  • Takin’ Care of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive
  • My boss is an idiot – Don Morrison
  • Make it count – Barb Waters and Kim Salmon
  • Some Velvet Morning – Lydia Lunch & Rowland S Howard
  • I will – The Sun Bears
  • CC Hall – Sons of Sun – VU interview
  • Loaded Gun – The Sun Bears
  • Elvis Made Me – Soul Movers
  • Jackson – John Kennedy
  • Rollercoaster – Checkboard Lounge
  • Uncivil Compliance – Checkboard Lounge
  • Rise up singing – 8-Ball Aitken
  • Oor Wullie – Caledonian Castaways
  • Hard town – On the stoop
  • Bad Mood – Big Bill, Chucky Blk
  • Big city – GHLOW
  • Blame – Shybits
  • Mareld – Les Big Biyrd
  • Sally go round the roses – The Third Mind
  • Join our death cult – Chemtrails
  • Have you ever suffered? – Breeze
  • Apartment for two – Hard ons
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1 December 2023 – Dave Faulkner (last bit), Valerie on food and some new releases

Tonight, we conclude our long chat with Dave Faulkner ahead of the final Victims gig tomorrow night. Raymond Ahn, you are mentioned in despatches.

Valerie talks about the importance of food culture.

Plus we have a bunch of new releases.

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Playlist!

  • Who will save rock and roll – The Dictators
  • This is a man’s world – Mountain
  • Back in the USSR – Lemmy Kilmister, Eric Singer & John 5
  • T.V. Freak – The Victims
  • Dave Faulkner part 1 – VU interview
  • Perth is a culture shock – The Victims
  • Dave Faulkner part 2 – VU interview
  • Girls don’t go for punks – The Victims
  • Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
  • Hey bulldog – Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, Duff McKagan & Mikkey Dee
  • Pilots – Donna Amini
  • She said – Donna Amini
  • Without end – Amy Vee
  • Break – Mathilde Anne
  • Lioness – Ten Cent Tiger
  • Too much of nothing – Bob Dyland & The Band
  • Valerie Vande Panne – VU interview
  • I’ll be a dag for you baby – Fabulous Nudes
  • They built the ute – Autodrifters
  • Travelled – Imber
  • Trucker’s Heaven – David Garnham & the Reasons to live
  • Goin’ down – Lovesick
  • Little Mountain – The Vampires
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24 November 2023 – More Dave Faulkner, Valerie and new stuff

Part three of the our long chat with Dave Faulkner.

Valerie busts more myths.

Plus new releases.

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Playlist!

  • Going back to Hoonsville – Datura4 with Dave Hole
  • Television Addict – The Victims
  • Dave Faulkner – VU interview
  • Leilani – Le Hoodoo Gurus
  • Valerie Vande Panne – VU interview
  • Dirty Guy – Shitkid
  • It’s about time – The Pandoras
  • Let me go – The Colliflowers
  • Groovin’ is easy – The Third Mind
  • Spaceship – Ashley Naylor
  • Mulinto Rock – Shonen Knife
  • House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
  • Curious Moon – T Wilds
  • One day at a time – The Marvellous Hearts
  • Taken by force – Civic
  • Forces at work – JJ McCann Transmission
  • Alive & Well (Still Standing) – Kim Volkman and the Whiskey Priests
  • Asphalt rain – Halfway
  • The eye is the first cirle – Vanessa Perica Orchestra

 

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17 November 2023 – Dave Faulkner part 2, Trash Springfield in the studio, Valerie on the blower

We kicked off the show with the second part of our long chat with Dave Faulkner about putting the Victims back together for one last hurrah. Then, journalist Valerie Vande Panne joined us from New York to serve us some Thanksgiving myth busting to go with the turkey. After that, Trash Springfield and Travis Masters joined us in the studio to talk about Trash’s new album. She even played for us live.

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Playlist!

  • What’s your situation? – Simon Hodges
  • Way too deep – 2 inch tape
  • TV Freak – The Victims
  • Dave Faulkner – VU interview
  • Be my guru – Hoodoo Gurus
  • Turkey Chase – Bob Dylan
  • Valerie Vande Panne – VU Interview no 2
  • Black Friday – Steely Dan
  • Rip off – Trash Springfield
  • Everything’s alright – Trash Springfield
  • Like people from another world – Jim Lauderdale
  • My own worst enemy – Imogen Clark
  • Pool (live) – Trash Springfield
  • Easy way out – Glenn Hopper
  • Running disaster – katie Brianna
  • Her eyes are a blue million miles – Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  • Paul (live) – Trash Springfield
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10 November 2023 – Dave Faulkner talks Victims, Sonic Garage in the studio

First up, we had Dave Faulkner talking about putting the Victims back together for one last time at the Crowbar next month. Then in-studio guests were Pete and Phil from Northern Beaches band Sonic Garage.

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Playlist!

  • Lydia – 2 inch tape
  • All caught up – Dave Favours and the Roadside Ashes
  • Television addict – The Victims
  • Dave Faulkner – VU interview
  • Horror Smash – The Victims
  • Violet Jones – Sonic Garage
  • Is this all? – Al Creed
  • Save – Sonic Garage
  • Johhny – Celibate Rifles
  • Fake – Circus Chaplains
  • Thrill – Sunnyboys
  • Mississippi Queen – Mountain
  • Gimme Danger – Celibate Rifles
  • Final Fall – Sonic Garage
  • Rip off – Trash Springfield
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27 October 2023 – Penny Ikinger in the studio

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter-guitarist Penny Ikinger was in studio talking all sorts of shit and playing records. She’s in town for a gig on Saturday 28 October at the Mosh Pit in Erskineville and at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra on the 29th.

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Playlist!

  • Psycho Killer – Duran Duran
  • Voodoo Girl – Penny Ikinger
  • No expectations – The Dirtbombs
  • Maid of Orleans – Penny Ikinger
  • Fragile – Penny Ikinger
  • No way on earth – The New Christs
  • Melt – Kawaguchi Masumi’s New Rock Syndicate
  • Horses – Patti Smith
  • You’re gonna die – Destroy All Monsters
  • Oh Bondage Up Yours – X-Ray Specs
  • Skin and Bone – MD Horne’s Last Call
  • Gold Rush – Penny Ikinger
  • Dead Dog Boogie – Tex, Don & Charlie
  • Agitation – Rocket Science
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20 October 2023 – Jeremy Edwards in the studio

We had Jeremy Edwards in the studio earlier in the year with Jen Mize. He’s the lead guitarist and co-songwriter in the Rough ‘n’ Tumble.

This time he’s here to talk about his new solo album and play some tunes from it.

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Playlist!

Coming soon

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13 October 2023 – Lou from Downgirl in the studio, Alex from Disconnect Me (movie) on the blower

First up, we had Alex Lykos, director of Disconnect Me, a new movie in which he tries to go for a whole month without his phone.

Then, our studio guest was Lou Harbidge, bass player in Sydney band Downgirl. They have a new EP.

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Playlist!

  • Take this job and shove it – Johnny Paycheck
  • Hangin’ on the telephone – Jack Lee
  • VU interview – Alex Lykos – Disconnect Me (movie)
  • She’s stuck on facebook all the time – Ross Wilson
  • Body – Downgirl
  • La la love you – The Pixies
  • Boys – Downgirl
  • Choose Your FIghter! – Glitoris
  • Fragile – Penny Ikinger
  • Gina – Rupert – Last Quokka
  • Sousa – Meanies
  • Balene Bonanza – Bagful of Beez
  • Mailbu Stacy – Downgirl
  • Dilemma us from evil – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
  • Horror me – Magic Dirt
  • Bedroom – Tommyhawks
  • Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town – Talking Heads
  • Democracy Manifest – Downgirl
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6 October 2023 – James McCann on the blower and new releases

We had James McCann on the blower talking about his new album with his band – The  JJcCann Transmission – Hit With Love – and we played some new releases. True!

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Playlist!

  • Lady – Lady Lyon
  • Lookin’ at the world through a windshield
    – Commander Cody and his lost planet airmen
  • She loves anything that swings – Redd Volkaert
  • Amphibious skin – JJ McCann Transmission
  • JJ McCann – VU interview
  • Piss on demand – JJ McCann Transmission
  • Clementine – Spencer P Jones
  • Dark Country – Sonic Garage
  • Spaceship – Ashley Naylor
  • Waxes and wanes – The Ronson Hangup
  • Can’t kiss you over coffee – Angus Gill and Seasons of Change
  • Lorraine – Tania Nichamin
  • When my morning comes around – Nikki Lane
  • Ride on, cowboy – Penny Ikinger
  • High on drugs – Full time men
  • I don’t believe in love – Uni boys
  • Heartbreaker – Billy King & The Bad Bad Bad
  • Life beyond – The Lovecraft Sextet
  • Bowls – Badge Epoque Ensemble
  • Love is a temporary madness – Vanessa Perica orchestra
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29 September 2023 – Juanita Neilsen, new releases, Gram Parsons

We spoke to Stephen Carnell of Deadhouse Productions about a new immersive theatre play about the final days of Juanita Neilson.

Plus we have a bunch of new releases including new music from the Victims (true) and the final single (sob) from Melbourne heat beat legends NO ZU.

And we have little tribute to honour the 50 anniversary of the death of Gram Parsons.

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Playlist!

  • Talking to stranger – NO ZU
  • Last words – No ZU
  • Another life – Sui Zhen
  • My city of Sydney – XL Capris
  • Stephen Carnell, Deadhouse Productions – VU interview
  • Television addict – The Victims
  • Girls don’t go for punks – The Victims
  • Horror smash – The Victims
  • Victim – The Victims
  • Manic – Downgirl
  • Mustang – Badinage
  • Way too deep – 2 inch tape
  • Out of sight – Jude MacRae
  • Sometimes a great notion – Sand Pebbles
  • Truck Driving Man – The International Submarine Band
  • The Christian Life – The Byrds
  • Hickory wind – The Byrds
  • One hundred years from now – The Byrds
  • Sin City – The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Hot Burrito #1 (I’m your toy) – The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Wild horses – The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Love hurts – Gram Parsons with Emmy Lou Harris
  • Bury me – Ian Moss
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