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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 12 June 2013


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    GHOSTPOET'S FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe.


    Ghostpoet is a rare talent in these troubled times of ours! Known as Obaro Ejimiwe outside of musical circles, he is (if there is one) the missing link between Gil Scott-Heron, Massive Attack, and Roots Manuva.

    His first single 'Cash & Carry Me Home' was released in January 2011, followed by the debut album 'Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam' in February 2011. He spent 2012 touring and working on his second album, which emerged in last month under the name 'Some Say I So I Say Light'. This week's Five-Track Shuffle comes from Ghostpoet.



    They come from that land known as Australia; they are Jagwar Ma. I've been waiting for this album for quite some time, and after multiple listens, it lives up to all my somewhat unrealistic expectations.

    'Unit 1' arrived on planet earth at the beginning of the month. Nanu Nanu have put together a fine debut album that will win the followers where ever they want to go.

    It's been a while since we've had an album from Queens Of The Stone Age, but 'Like Clockwork' ends the drought if you want to call it that. It's Number 1 in the Irish Album Chart this week - a worthy No 1 too.



    Here’s what you may be able to get your hands on in this week’s competition ....

    The Prize: Albums by Alias Empire, Alice In Chains, The Tallest man On Earth, Laura Marling, Tindersticks, the ‘Life Support’ compilation, and ‘Arts & Crafts 2003- 2013’. Also, a pair of tickets to see Amanda palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra at The Academy, Dublin on July 18th (Over 18s show).

    The Question: What is the title to the current album by Alice In Chains?

    Email your name, postal address, & correct answer to dan@rte.ie

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, June 12

    Nirvana – ‘In Bloom’
    Jonny Rep – ‘Won’t You Agree?
    The Clash – ‘Guns Of Brixton’
    Delorentos – ‘Petardu’
    The Avalanches – ‘Since I Left You’
    Jagwar Ma – ‘The Throw’
    The XX – ‘VCR’
    Daithi (Feat: Raye) – ‘Chameleon Life’
    The Chemical Brothers – ‘In Dust We Trust’
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Always’
    Mastodon - 'Black Tongue’
    Metallica – ‘Hero Of The Day’
    Giveamanakick – ‘Spring Break’
    LCD Soundsystem – ‘Yeah’

    Hour 2:

    The Specials – ‘Ghost Town’
    Ghosts – ‘The City’
    The Crystal Method – ‘The American Way’
    James Brown – ‘Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine)’
    Little Dragon – ‘Please Turn’
    Mynameisjohn – ‘Don’t Mind Me’
    Ananda Shankar – ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’
    Rolling Stones – ‘Get Off My Cloud’
    R.S.A.G. – ‘Broken State’
    Justice – ‘New Lands’
    O Emperor – ‘Land Of The Living’
    The Beach Boys – ‘Good Vibrations’
    Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘Smooth Sailing’
    Rage Against The Machine – ‘Take The Power Back’

    Hour 3:

    Atoms For Peace – ‘Default’
    Le Galaxie - 'Solarbabies’
    Gang Of Four – ‘Damaged Goods’
    Nanu Nanu – ‘Patron’
    An Emotional Fish – ‘Blue’
    MMOTHS (Feat: Young & Sick) – ‘For Her’
    Grace Jones – ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’
    Croupier – ‘Power Up’

    Ghostpoet’s Five-Track Shuffle:
    Kurt Vile – ‘Girl Called Alex’
    Balthazar – ‘Do Not Claim Them Anymore’
    Laura Marling – ‘Master Hunter’
    Thin Lizzy – ‘The Rocker’
    Shuggie Otis – ‘Sparkle City’

    Ghostpoet – ‘Sloth Trot’


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