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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Thursday 28 November 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    EAGLES OF DEATH METAL LIVE FROM SWITZERLAND The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe


    Eagles Of Death Metal were born in 1998; formed by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme.  Although Homme rarely plays live shows because of commitments to Queens Of The Stone Age and a growing production career, EODM have grown into a festival favorite.

    Recorded and offered by SRF – DRS 3 (Switzerland) on August 16th, 2012.





    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.




    If going to Other Voices in Dingle on Saturday, December 7th interests you, read on!

    This week’s prize is a pass for you (plus one) to attend Other Voices in Dingle on Saturday, December 7th (The line-up is Mogwai, Lulu James, Willis Earl Beal, Josef Salvat, and Rosie Carney. The term gold dust comes to mind, as tickets sold out for this extremely quickly.

    We’ve also thrown in albums Tin Charm (on vinyl), and (CD copies of) The Clash, Babyshambles, Elvis Costello & The Roots, and Megadeth.

    The Easy Question: In what county is Dingle found in?

    A. Cork 
    B. Donegal
    C. Kerry

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


    If this isn't Rocking (or should that be moving?) your world already, it will be once you hear it; the mighty Bantum has remixed 'YKK' by We Cut Corners...

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, November 28

    Beastie Boys – ‘Fight For Your Right (To Party)’
    John Grant – ‘Black Belt’
    Eels – ‘Novocaine For The Soul’
    Primal Scream – ‘2013’
    Retro Futurism – ‘Stickle Bricks’
    Joy Division – ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’
    Deltron 3030 (Feat: Zack De La Rocha) – ‘Melding Of Minds’
    Swords – ‘Buildings’
    Flunk – ‘Blue Monday’
    Warpaint – ‘Undertow’
    Warpaint – ‘Love Is To Die’
    Bryce Hackford – ‘Run-On Cirrus’

    Hour 2:

    Chvrches – ‘Lies’
    The Stone Roses – ‘Breaking Into Heaven’
    Freezer Room - 'The Doctor Tune'
    San Fermin – ‘Sonsick’
    Alice In Chains – ‘All Secrets Known’
    Hollowbelly – ‘Shotgun’
    Howlin Wolf – ‘Smoke Stack Lightening’
    Little Xs For Eyes – ‘In Three Years’
    Cat Power – ‘New York’
    East India Youth – ‘Looking For Someone’
    The Frames – ‘Ship Caught In The Bay’
    West Street Mob – ‘Breakdance (Electric Boogie)’
    Steve Liriks – ‘Jungle’
    Buck 65 – ‘Square Two’

    Hour 3:

    Rolling Stones – ‘Brown Sugar’
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Rich’
    Gangs – ‘Down Boy’

    Eagles Of Death Metal live from Switzerland:
    'Anything 'cept The Truth'
    'Wanna Be In L.A.'
    'I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)'

    Nanu Nanu (Feat: Steve Liriks) – ‘The Drop’
    dEUS - 'Little Arithmetics'
    Band Of Clouds – ‘Apoleena’
    Atoms For Peace – ‘Unless’
    The Avalanches – ‘Flight Tonight’
    Kevin Shields – ‘City Girl’
    Fight Like Apes – ‘Carousel’
    Shearwater – ‘Tomorrow’
    Stano – ‘Memory Distorts A Life’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Wanna Be In L.A.
      Composer: Eagles Of Death Metal
      Performer(s): Eagles Of Death Metal
      Performer(s): Eagles Of Death Metal
      Album: Heart On (recordno: Not Available), Downtown Music
      Duration: 2:14
    • Title: Anything Cept The Truth
      Composer: Eagles Of Death Metal
      Performer(s): Eagles Of Death Metal
      Performer(s): Eagles Of Death Metal
      Album: Heart On (recordno: Not Available), Downtown Music
      Duration: 2:14
    • Title: I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)
      Composer: Eagles Of Death Metal
      Performer(s): Eagles Of Death Metal
      Performer(s): Eagles Of Death Metal
      Album: Heart On (recordno: Not Available), Downtown Music
      Duration: 2:14
    • Title: Stickle Bricks
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Rtro Futurism
      Performer(s): Rtro Futurism
      Album: It Was All A Bit Black White, Wingnut Records
      Duration: 3:43
    • Title: Blue Monday
      Performer(s): New Order
      Performer(s): New Order
      Album: Singles
      Duration: 7:40
    • Title: Run-On Cirrus
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Bryce Hackford
      Performer(s): Bryce Hackford
      Album: Fair - EP, PRAH, PRAH002
      Duration: 22:41
    • Title: Breakdance Electric Boogie
      Composer: Robinson
      Performer(s): West Street Mob
      Performer(s): West Street Mob
      Album: Breakdance, Sanctury, TDSAN017
      Duration: 5:06
    • Title: New York
      Composer: Ebb/Kander
      Performer(s): Cat Power
      Performer(s): Cat Power
      Album: Jukebox, Matador Records, OLE794-2
      Duration: 1:59
    • Title: Smoke Stack Lightening
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Howlin Wolf
      Performer(s): Howlin Wolf
      Album: Natural Blues, Wrasse Records, WRASS020
      Duration: 3:07

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