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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 13 November 2013


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    THE WOULD BE'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.


    The Would Be's were one of the most sought after Irish acts (by record labels) in the early 1990s. Championed by John Peel and Dave Fanning, loved by Morrissey; they had a moderate amount of success with impressive songs like 'I'm Hardly Ever Wrong' and 'My Radio Sounds Different In The Dark', but disbanded in 1992.

     More than two decades later they reformed, and released the album 'Beautiful Mess'. The reinvigorated, rejuvenated Would Be's bring us this week's Five-Track Shuffle.



    Ghost Maps is the current guise for Jeff Martin of Halfset. If you were a fan of Martin's hugely underrated 2005 album 'Spoons', you'll love 'The Ocean From The River'. It's an album of great depth and full of imagination; the sound of an artist that has challenged themselves, and succeeded on every level.

    Controversy never seems to be that far away from M.I.A. who is back with album number four. Pressure? What pressure? 'Matangi' is not quite the glitzy mainstream crossover sound that some had predicted, but it certainly does underline her credentials as a major star. Some say she's full of it, but you can't deny that she is what you would call forward-thinking.

    After spending the last few years living in the US, Somadrone gives us a new album in the form of 'The First Wave'. Now Dublin-based, Somadrone (AKA Neil O'Connor) has put together an album of tunes that are slick and sophisticated, but so damn good that anyone will like them. A touch retrospective, yet very much progressive on other parts; 'The First Wave' is an album that deserves a wide and appreciative audience.





    Fancy winning a pair of tickets to see the mighty Rocket From The Crypt at The Button Factory (Over 18s show) on Saturday, December  7th?

    We’ve also thrown in albums Pearl Jam, Portugal. The Man, Peter Delaney, Bjork, The Big Pink, and others.

    The Easy Question: Rocket From The Crypt are from what planet?

    A. Mars
    B. Earth
    C. Alderaan

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

    ** You must be over 18 years old to attend the gig. 

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, November 13


    Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’
    Ian Brown – ‘F.E.A.R.’
    MØ – ‘Pilgrim’
    Cat Dowling - 'Somebody Else’
    Rage Against The Machine - 'Born Of A Broken Man'
    alt-J - 'Fitzpleasure'
    DJ Shadow - 'Fixed Income’
    Sleep Thieves – ‘Sparks’
    The White Stripes (Feat: Holly Golightly) – ‘Well It’s True That We Love One Another’
    Johnny Cash – ‘One Piece At A Time’
    Anna Calvi - 'Eliza’
    Cian Nugent & The Cosmos - 'Double Horse’

    Hour 2:

    Whipping Boy – ‘Twinkle’
    Le Galaxie – ‘Lucy Is Here’
    Primal Scream (Feat: Kate Moss) – ‘Some Velvet Morning’
    Primal Scream – ‘Goodbye Johnny’
    Kid Koala – ‘2 Bit Blues’
    Rocket From The Crypt – ‘On A Rope’
    M.I.A. – ‘Matangi’
    Neon Neon – ‘I Told Her On Alderaan’
    Buffalo Suun – ‘Seven Seas’
    Prince – ‘Sign O’ The Times’
    Public Service Broadcasting – ‘Night Mail’
    Massive Attack – ‘Angel’
    Ghost Maps – ‘Prevails’
    Villagers – ‘The Waves’ (Jape Remix)

    Hour 3:

    Cults – ‘High Road’
    UNKLE – ‘In A State’
    Low Sea – ‘Breathing In Too Fast’
    Beck – ‘Nobody’s Fault But My Own’
    Somadrone – ‘Nocturnes’
    The Blue Nile – ‘Tinseltown In The Rain’
    Mineral – ‘Stone’

    Paul Finnegan’s (The Would Be’s) Five-Track Shuffle:
    The Smiths – ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
    Peggy Lee – ‘Is That All There Is?’
    John Cooper Clarke – ‘Beasley Street’
    Ramones – ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’
    Sonic Youth – ‘Superstar’

    The Would Be’s – ‘Beautiful Mess’
    Lasertom – ‘No Play’

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