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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 5 February 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    GHOST MAPS FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE 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



    Ghost Maps is the current guise for Jeff Martin of Halfset. Martin has been largely missed by the 'wider' audience for many years. His 2005 album 'Spoons' is perhaps one of the best albums that you've never heard. With Ghost Maps he brought out 'The Ocean From The River' late last year; this is the sound of an artist that has challenged themselves, and succeeded on every level. Jeff brings us this week’s Five-Track Shuffle.




    ‘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) - Wednesday, February 5

    Rage Against The Machine – ‘Bulls On Parade’
    John Grant - 'Black Belt'
    We Cut Corners - 'Best Friend’
    Skindive - 'Swallow'
    Queens Of The Stone Age - 'No One Knows'
    Queens Of The Stone Age - 'The Vampyre Of Time & Memory’
    Melodica Deathship (Feat: Sinead Pierce) - 'Standing On The Hill’
    Jay-Z - '99 Problems'
    Broken Bells – ‘No Matter What You’re Told’
    Johnny Cash - 'One Piece At A Time'
    The Hot Sprockets - 'Homeslice’
    Lucius – ‘Nothing Ordinary’
    Underworld - 'Cowgirl’

    Hour 2:

    Santigold – ‘Disparate Youth’
    Doves – ‘Caught By The River’
    Sleep Thieves – ‘Different Time’
    Wild Beasts – ‘Wanderlust’
    Djaikovski (Feat: MC Wasp & Ghetto Priest) – ‘Lion’s Den’
    The Prodigy (Feat: Shahin Badar) - 'Smack My Bitch Up'
    Spearhead – ‘Hole In The Bucket’
    Tinariwen - 'Tahalamot’
    Soak – ‘Blud’
    Bob Dylan – ‘Tangled Up In Blue’
    Jonny Rep – ‘Give’
    Damon Albarn – ‘Everyday Robots’
    Sigur Ros – ‘Valtari’

    Hour 3:

    Metric – ‘Gimme Sympathy’
    The Revellions – ‘Give It Time’
    AC/DC – ‘T.N.T.’
    Justice – ‘New Lands’
    Hanni El Khatib – ‘Head In The Dirt’

    Ghost Maps’ Five-Track Shuffle:
    Beak – ‘Wulfstan’
    King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – ‘Bats In The Attic’
    Here We Go Magic – ‘Hard To Be Close’
    Everything Everything – ‘Qwerty Finger’
    Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – ‘Don’t They Have Payphones Wherever You Were Last Night?’

    Ghost Maps – ‘Echoes Last Forever’
    Neneh Cherry – ‘Manchild’
    Kid Loco – ‘Relaxin’ With Cherry’
    Kid Loco – ‘The Bootleggers’

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Swallow
      Composer: Gerry Owens
      Performer(s): Skindive
      Performer(s): Skindive
      Album: Skindive, Palm Pictures, PALMCD 2053-2
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Give
      Composer: Jonny Rep
      Performer(s): Jonny Rep
      Performer(s): Jonny Rep
      Duration: 3:38
    • Title: Tahalamot
      Composer: Ag Alhousseyni, Abdallah
      Performer(s): Tinariwen
      Performer(s): Tinariwen
      Album: Emmaar, Wedge, Not Available
      Duration: 4:57
    • Title: Wulfstan
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Beak
      Performer(s): Beak
      Album: Beak II
      Duration: 7:13
    • Title: Hard To Be Close
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Here We Go Magic
      Performer(s): Here We Go Magic
      Album: A Different Ship
      Duration: 3:49
    • Title: Don’T They Have Payphones Wherever You Were Last Night?
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
      Performer(s): Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
      Album: Etiquette
      Duration: 7:13
    • 22:54
      Title: Bigmouth
      Performer(s): Underworld
      Performer(s): Underworld
      Album: 1992-2012 - The Anthology
      Duration: 10:19
    • 23:57
      Title: Give It Up
      Composer: Tallon, Brendan/O'Mahony, Barry/O'Neill, Shane
      Performer(s): Saturday Captains
      Performer(s): Saturday Captains
      Album: Saturday Captains, Saturday Captains, SC01
      Duration: 3:11

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