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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 26 November 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    JOHN LYDON - BACK & FORTH The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe.


    He's the wild eyed one who fronted Sex Pistols, and later Public Image Ltd. In truth, there's a lot more to John Lydon than his sometimes brash manner.

    While many will associate Lydon with the anarchic days of 1977, some of his best work came in the years after he left the Sex Pistols. Dan looks back and forth over Mr Lydon's career on The Alternative.









    You may or may not know the name John Haggis, but he's someone who been involved (in various capacities) in the making of so much excellent music over the years. From fronting the vastly underrated Emperor Of Icecream in the 1990s, to working with artists like Katie Kim and Deaf Jo, he's equal part prolific as gifted. His Band Of Clouds band have just released album number two 'Appear To Float'. Subtlety is BOC's weapon of choice on this stunning album. 

    San Fernim's self-titled debut is one of those rare albums that leaves you pleasantly perplexed! In a time where it seems all music must fit a certain shaped box, 'San Fernim' simply won't conform. It's like that strange kid that lived around the corner when you were growing up; it takes you a while to realise that they're individual and effortlessly cool.

    The descrition ‘stop-gap album’ has been used to describe Shearwater’s ‘Fellow Travelers’ album. Covers album perhaps encompases what this is slightly better with the band covering acts that they’ve toured with over the years. Hear Clinic’s ‘Tomorrow’, ‘I Luv The Valley Oh!!’ by Xiu Xiu, and a pretty decent version of Folk Implosions ‘Natural One’. While not a revelation, ‘Fellow Travelers’ is an interesting of songs performed in a solid manner.




    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Tuesday, November 26


    The Streets – ‘Let’s Push Things Forward’
    We Cut Corners – ‘YKK’
    U2 – ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’
    Grouplove – ‘Colours’
    Holy Ghost! – ‘Dumb Disco Ideas’
    Goldfrapp – ‘Strict Machine’
    Gesaffelstein – ‘Destinations’
    Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘Feelgood Hit Of The Summer’
    Hollowbelly – ‘Shotgun’
    Kerbdog – ‘Severed’
    Moby (Feat: Wayne Coyne) – ‘The Perfect Life’
    Sumie – ‘Show Talked Windows’
    Sebadoh – ‘Ocean’
    The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Friendly Society’

    Hour 2:

    Pixies – ‘Indie Cindy’
    Ghost Capsules – ‘Inside’
    The Prodigy – ‘Voodoo People’
    Daithi (Feat: Senita) – ‘Case Closed’
    And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘Eat The City, Eat It Whole’
    And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘Rats On Rock’
    Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’
    Jurassic 5 – ‘A Day At The Races’
    Bibio - 'Sycamore Silhouetting’
    San Fernim – ‘The Count’
    Herbie Hancock – ‘Rockit’
    Justice – ‘Audio, Video, Disco’

    Hour 3:

    Rage Against The Machine – ‘Bulls On Parade’
    Jerry Fish (Feat: R.S.A.G.) – ‘Barefoot & Free’
    Viva Voce – ‘From The Devil Himself’
    Band Of Clouds – ‘I Am Waves’
    Katell Keineg – ‘Olden Days’
    Emiliana Torrini – ‘Animal Games’

    John Lydon – Back & Forth:
    Sex Pistols – ‘God Save The Queen’
    Public Image Ltd – ‘One Drop’
    Leftfield (Feat: John Lydon) – ‘Open Up’
    Time Zone – ‘World Destruction’
    Public Image Ltd – ‘Death Disco’
    John Lydon – ‘Take Me’
    Sex Pistols – ‘EMI’

    Shearwater – ‘Hurts Like Heaven’
    Villagers – ‘The Waves’ (Jape Remix)

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Show Talked Windows
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Sumie
      Performer(s): Sumie
      Album: Sumie, Bella Union, Not Available
      Duration: 3:21
    • Title: A Day At The Races
      Composer: Givens/Potsic/Stewart/Henderson/Macfadden/Stuart/Hardy/Simon/Axelrod
      Performer(s): Jarassic 5
      Performer(s): Jarassic 5
      Album: Power In Numbers, Interscope Records, 493503-0
      Duration: 4:02
    • Title: From The Devil Himself
      Composer: Viva Voce
      Performer(s): Viva Voce
      Performer(s): Viva Voce
      Album: Get Yr Blood Sucked Out, Full Time Hobby, FTH024CD
      Duration: 3:22
    • Title: Animal Games
      Composer: E Torrini/D Carey
      Performer(s): Emiliana Torrini
      Performer(s): Emiliana Torrini
      Album: Tookah, Rough Trade, RTRADCD685
      Duration: 2:56
    • Title: World Destruction
      Composer: Laswell/Bambaataa
      Performer(s): Time Zone
      Performer(s): Time Zone
      Album: Bio-Dome (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Virgin Records, 094633798823
      Duration: 3:53
    • Title: Take Me
      Composer: John Lydon
      Performer(s): John Lydon
      Performer(s): John Lydon
      Album: Psycho's Path, Virgin Records
      Duration: 3:11
    • Title: Case Closed
      Composer: Daithi
      Performer(s): Daithi Feat Senita
      Performer(s): Daithi Feat Senita
      Duration: 3:22

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