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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 9 April 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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    ‘Beautiful Desolation’ is a perfect title for Paul Thomas Saunder’s current offering. It’s an extraordinary album, filled with bittersweet beauty and imagery. Many comparisons can be made, and you can guess where some of his influences come from, but this album should be enjoyed for what it is; that being an outstanding album.


    Kate’s Party have been building up for this album for quite some time, and it certainly lives up to any expectations that I had. ‘Hollow’ contains the kind of free-spirited tunes that are reminiscent of the very best of the guitar bands from the early and mid 1990s. There’s nothing wrong with being retro, especially when you do it this well.


    How many albums have Shonen Knife released? Does anyone know? Dot they even know?! ‘Overdrive’ is their latest and it up there with their best material. Shonen Knife are back in Ireland next month with dates in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, and Belfast.


    The Ultimate Warrior R.I.P.

    Another iconic name from the Pro Wrestling world has sadly passed away. The Ultimate Warrior was one of the most recognisable Wrestlers from the 1980s and 1990s. With face paint, a chiselled physique, and explosive entrance to the ring; he immediately caught the imagination for the masses.

    The sad news broke last night; Jim Hellwig, the man known as The Ultimate Warrior passed away at the age of 54. R.I.P.


    He's from Camden Town, and he is without question one of the most gifted musicians/composers/producers that you may well have never heard of. He's worked with an array of artists that include Brian Eno, David Holmes, Paul Simon, Natalie Imbruglia, and Mark Owen. 

    His 2007 album 'The Unrest Cure' is a phenomenal piece of work. It stuck out from everything else released that year with its wonderful eclecticism and imagination. Dan features this for this week's Buried Treasure album.


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, April 9


    The Black Keys - 'Fever'
    Oasis - 'Morning Glory'
    Public Service Broadcasting - 'Spitfire’
    Jonny Rep - 'Give’
    Bjork - 'Army Of Me'
    Will De Burca – ‘Killer Curtis’
    Jack White – ‘Freedom At 21’
    Jack White – ‘High Ball Stepper’
    The Rebel Light – ‘Strangers’
    The La’s – ‘Feelin’
    Adebisi Shank – ‘Europa’
    Jungle - 'Busy Earnin'
    Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - 'Television The Drug Of The Nation'
    Jesse Lanza – ‘Pull My Hair Back’
    Cian Nugent & The Cosmos – ‘Double Horse’

    Hour 2:

    New Order - 'Ceremony’
    September Girls – ‘Cursing The Sea’
    Future Islands – ‘Seasons (Waiting For You)’
    Leo Abrahams (Feat: KT Tunstall) – ‘City Machine’
    Ben Khan - 'Youth’
    Ben Lee – ‘Sandpaperback’
    Benjamin Francis Leftwich – ‘Pictures’
    Rollerskate Skinny – ‘Speed To My Side’
    Kate’s Party – ‘Hallenbad’

    Imploded View’s Five-Track Shuffle:
    Cocteau Twins- ‘Cherry Coloured Funk’
    Gold Panda – ‘You’
    Primal Scream – ‘Don't Fight It Feel It’
    My Bloody Valentine – ‘Only Shallow’
    Utah Saints – ‘Something Good’

    Imploded View – ‘Slo Mo Disco’ (Daithi Remix)
    Imploded View – ‘The Keeping’ (R.S.A.G. Remix)

    Hour 3:

    Jagwar Ma - 'The Throw’
    The Riptide Movement – ‘All Works Out’
    David Holmes – ‘I Heard Wonders’
    Paul Thomas Saunders – ‘Santa Muerte’s Lightening & Flare’
    Moby – ‘Porcelain’
    Lir – ‘Wickerman’
    Shonen Knife – ‘Like A Cat’
    Levity Rising - 'Wired For War'
    War On Drugs - 'Red Eyes’
    Drugstore (Feat: Thom Yorke) - 'El President'
    Radiohead – ‘Bones’
    Tom Vek - 'If You Want’
    The Ultimate Warrior – ‘Unstable’
    Tool – ‘Rosetta Stoned’

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