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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Tuesday 4 February 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    TRICKY - BACK & FORTH BURRIED TREASURE FEATURING: 'A GRAND LOVE STORY' BY KID LOCO The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio s


    Unpredictable and unorthodox are two words that will go some way to describing the career of Tricky. After leaving Massive Attack in the early 1990s, Tricky set off on a solo career that has a lot more highlights than low moments. From his debut album 'Maxinquaye' to last year's 'False Idols' (his tenth studio album), Trick has become one of the most enduring UK artists.





    ‘Emmaar’ is album number six from Mali’s Tinariwen, and continues from where they left off with 2011’s ‘Tassili’. The desert blues sound still has echoes of Hendrix in parts, and remains adventurous and hypnotic throughout. A special album from a band that have had to endure more than many others can comprehend.

    Clocking in at 38 minutes, The Revellions bring us ‘Give It Time’. These guys don’t hang about as you might gather; they bring us an avalanche of guitars and attitude. This description has been used many times before, but it really fits here. Dublin residents may recognise the Record Store from days past, which is the main feature on the album’s art work.

    When Broken Bells released their debut album in 2010, it was unclear whether this was a one-off venture for The Shins’ James Mercer, and Danger Mouse. ‘After The Disco’ proves that it thankfully wasn’t, but the real mystery is where these two busy individuals found the time to record this album! Where ever, and how ever; it works rather well!





    This is a new feature on the show, that looks at albums from the past, which were overlooked, or have been swallowed up by time.

    ‘A Grand Love Story’ is French musician/producer/remixer Kid Loco’s second album, which he released in 1997. It’s sophisticated without being pretentious, simple yet not simplistic; an album that would sit well in just about any decade, but happily out of step with everything around it.


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) - Tuesday, February 4


    Band Of Horses - 'Is There A Ghost?’
    Beck - 'Blue Moon'
    Foals – ‘Bad Habit’
    Public Service Broadcasting - 'Theme From PSB’
    Nanu Nanu – ‘Pocket Of Gold’
    The Smiths – ‘How Soon Is Now’
    Supergrass – ‘Richard III’
    Gaz Coombes – ‘Buffalo’
    Monophona - 'Boy'
    Temples – ‘Mesmerise’
    The Velvet Underground & Nico – ‘Venus In Furs’
    The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Friendly Society’

    Hour 2:

    Pixies - 'Debaser'
    Pixies - 'Blue Eyed Hexe'
    Carnival Of Lights – ‘White Chalk’
    The B-52’s – ‘Song For A Future Generation’
    Lizzo - 'Batches & Cookies'
    Damon Albarn - 'Everyday Robots'
    Kid Loco (Feat: Katrina Mitchell) - 'Love Me Sweet'
    Young Fathers – ‘Get Up’
    The Revellions – ‘Ain’t No Fool’

    Tricky - Back & Forth:
    Tricky – ‘Christiansands’
    Tricky (Feat: Francesca Belmonte) – ‘Nothing’s Changed’
    Massive Attack - 'Karmacoma'
    Tricky – ‘Council Estate’
    Tricky - 'Baligaga – Dub’
    Tricky - 'Black Steel'

    Milan Jay – ‘Sleeping Under Saturn’

    Hour 3:

    Danger Mouse & Danielle Luppi (Feat: Jack White) - 'Two Against One'
    Broken Bells – ‘The Angel & The Fool’
    Interference – ‘Vinegar Girl’
    A.DJ – ‘Save The Children (America)’
    Caribou – ‘Odessa’
    Moon Duo – ‘Fallout’ (Sonic Boom Remix)
    Deaf Joe – ‘In Search Of A Spark’
    Led Zeppelin – ‘Black Dog’
    Tinariwen – ‘Toumast Tincha’
    Emmylou Harris – ‘Wrecking Ball’
    San Fermin – ‘Wrecking Ball’
    Garbage – ‘Milk’ (Wicked Mix Feat: Tricky)
    Kill Krinkle Club – ‘By The Choice’
    Kraftwerk – ‘Autobahn’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: White Chalk
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Carnival Of Lights
      Performer(s): Carnival Of Lights
      Duration: 3:39
    • Title: Nothings Changed
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Tricky
      Performer(s): Tricky
      Album: False Idols, K7 Records
      Duration: 3:15
    • Title: Fallout Sonic Boom Remix
      Composer: Moon Duo
      Performer(s): Moon Duo
      Performer(s): Moon Duo
      Duration: 5:50
    • Title: In Search Of A Spark
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Deaf Joe
      Performer(s): Deaf Joe
      Album: From the Heights of a Dream, Delphi, Not Available
      Duration: 3:00
    • 23:57
      Title: Infinite Horizons
      Performer(s): God Is An Astronaut
      Performer(s): God Is An Astronaut
      Album: All Is Violent, All Is Bright (Remastered)
      Duration: 2:37

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