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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 4 December 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    THE PALE'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.


    You could call The Pale survivors from a previous golden age of Irish music, but this would only tell part of their story. Their career has spanned more than two decades, and at present they're treating fans to what they call The Pale's 21 Song Salute. Every Monday for 21 weeks, they will make a song available to listen to via soundcloud. Some of these songs have never been heard before, while others are b-sides, radio promo material, flexidiscs, cassettes, and archive Fanning Session tracks.

    They've supplied an equally fascinating selection of tracks for this week's Five-Track Shuffle.



    Following the brilliant ‘Friday Syndrome Vol. 1’, Sunken Foal is back with the equally spectacular ‘Friday Syndrome Vol. 2’. Call this an antidote to the festive madness that has engulfed planet Earth, or simply view it as what it is; one of the finest Irish releases of 2013.

    ‘Drawn Together’ is from Dublin’s Hip-Hop superstars The Animators! They’ve enlisted the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble for one of the tracks on this, their second album. It’s minimal bling, with a load of tunes that recall old skool classics without sounding derivative.

    It doesn’t seem that long ago that Toy released their debut self-titled album (I’ve just check 14 months), so to see another album was a pleasant surprise. They haven’t changed their sound that much; just tightened things up, and brought us 11 new tunes on 'Join The Dots'. Fans of anything psychedelic are going to love this.





    In the pot for this week’s prize, we have a pair of tickets to see the mighty Deltron 3030 at The Button Factory on Sunday, December 15*. We’ve also thrown in albums from Alice In Chains, The Jezabels, Analogue Wave, M.I.A, King Tuff, ‘The Great Gatsby’ OST, and Deltron 3030.

    The Ridiculously Easy Question: What is the title of the current Deltron 3030 album?

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

    *You must be over 18 to attend the gig

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, December 4


    Beck – ‘Loser’
    Nanu Nanu - 'Pocket Of Gold'
    Simian Mobile Disco - 'I Believe'
    Deltron 3030 (Feat: Zack De La Rocha) – ‘Melding Of Minds’
    R.E.M. – ‘Crush With Eyeliner’
    King Krule – ‘Ocean Bed’
    Ann Scott – ‘You To Me’
    Massive Attack (Feat: Horace Andy) – ‘Hymn Of The Big Wheel’
    Steve Liriks - 'Designer Shoes’
    Gomez – ‘Whippin Piccadilly’
    Local Natives – ‘Columbia’
    Fight Like Apes – ‘Carousel’
    Mineral – ‘Atoms’

    Hour 2:

    Le Galaxie – ‘Lucy Is Here’
    Fearghal McKee - 'What You Wana Start?'
    God Is An Astronaut - 'Red Moon Lagoon’
    Sunken Foal – Beef To The Heel’
    Jimi Hendrix – ‘May This Be Love?’
    Arctic Monkeys – ‘One For The Road’
    Arctic Monkeys – ‘Riot Van’
    Sisters – ‘Hush Hush’
    Alice In Chains – ‘Would?’
    Tin Charm – ‘Maybe I’m Gone’
    Justice – ‘Civilization’
    We Cut Corners – ‘YKK’ (Bantum Remix)
    Chemical Brothers (Feat: Beth Orton) - 'Alive Alone'
    Lasertom - 'Drift’
    And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘Homes – Samara To Belfast’

    Hour 3:

    Pearl Jam – ‘Mind Your Manners’
    Pearl Jam – ‘Better Man’
    Ghost Maps - 'Hollow Castles’
    Jeff Buckley - 'Forget Her’
    Tim Buckley - 'Song To The Siren
    Marika Hackman – ‘Cinnamon’
    Speech Debelle – ‘The Key’
    The Animators – ‘When Kool Hero Went To Work’
    Cornelius – ‘Magoo Opening’

    The Pale's Five-Track Shuffle:
    Aphex Twin – ‘Windowlicker’
    Talking Heads – ‘Psycho Killer’
    The Smiths – ‘Rubber Ring’
    David Bowie – ‘The Man Who Sold The World’
    The Clash – ‘Rock The Casbah’

    The Pale – ‘Feileacan’
    Toy – ‘Fall Out Of Love’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Ocean Bed
      Performer(s): King Krule
      Performer(s): King Krule
      Album: 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, XL Recordings, XLCD618
      Duration: 3:27
    • Title: Cinnamon
      Composer: M Hackman
      Performer(s): Marika Hackman
      Performer(s): Marika Hackman
      Album: Sugar Blind EP
      Duration: 2:50
    • Title: Fall Out Of Love
      Performer(s): Toy
      Performer(s): Toy
      Album: Join the Dots, Heavenly, HVNLP102CD
      Duration: 9:51
    • Title: Magoo Opening
      Composer: D Farnon
      Performer(s): Cornelius
      Performer(s): Cornelius
      Album: Fantasma, Matador Records, OLE300-2
      Duration: 2:08

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