Ep 332 – Grand Salvo

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Grand Salvo – Martin Philbey

Grand Salvo:

Live at The Old Museum, Bowen Hills, 17 August 2019

Grand Salvo is the project of Melbourne’s Paddy Mann, now seven albums and over twenty years into his musical journey. Since his debut “(1642 – 1727)”, Mann has steadily built an impressive and uncompromising body of work as a songwriter and performer. The set we’re going to play for you was recorded when he supported Augie March at The Old Museum in August 2019.

Includes an interview with Paddy Mann.

Recorded by Blake Howson
Mixed by Finn Diggles

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 30 August, 2020

Ep 330 – Robert Forster Part 2

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Robert Forster – Scott Mercer

Robert Forster:

Live at The Old Museum, Bowen Hills, 20 July 2019

Robert Forster will be instantly recognisable to generations of music fans as co-founder of legendary Brisbane band The Go-Betweens. Throughout the late ’70s through the 1980s, Forster and his songwriting partner Grant McLennan released a string of beloved albums, including the post-punk classic “Before Hollywood” and the perfect pop masterpiece “16 Lovers Lane”. Though they went through several lineup changes, violinist Amanda Brown, bassist Robert Vickers and drummer Lindy Morrison are most closely associated with this period of the band.

Following the dissolution of The Go-Betweens in 1989, Forster embarked on a steady run of solo albums, beginning with “Danger In The Past” in 1990. His solo career was put on hold when he and McLennan reformed The Go-Betweens with a new lineup at the turn of the century, now including Adele Pickvance on bass and Glenn Thompson on drums. This incarnation released three studio albums together, capped off by “Oceans Apart” in 2005, which won that year’s ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album.

Grant McLennan passed away in 2006 and in 2009 the band’s legacy was honoured by the city of Brisbane when the Hale Street Bridge was renamed The Go Between Bridge following a popular vote. Since McLennan’s passing, Forster has released a further three solo albums and had two books published. The first book, “The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll”, was a collection of his music writings while the second, “Grant & I” was an autobiography.

At the hometown launch of Forster’s latest album, “Inferno”, Live Delay was there to capture the night.

Part two of two. Click here for part one.

For an extended interview with Robert Forster, click here.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Branko Cosic

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 330 – Robert Forster Part 2

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 9 August, 2020

Ep 329 – Robert Forster Part 1

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Robert Forster – Scott Mercer

Robert Forster:

Live at The Old Museum, Bowen Hills, 20 July 2019

Robert Forster will be instantly recognisable to generations of music fans as co-founder of legendary Brisbane band The Go-Betweens. Throughout the late ’70s through the 1980s, Forster and his songwriting partner Grant McLennan released a string of beloved albums, including the post-punk classic “Before Hollywood” and the perfect pop masterpiece “16 Lovers Lane”. Though they went through several lineup changes, violinist Amanda Brown, bassist Robert Vickers and drummer Lindy Morrison are most closely associated with this period of the band.

Following the dissolution of The Go-Betweens in 1989, Forster embarked on a steady run of solo albums, beginning with “Danger In The Past” in 1990. His solo career was put on hold when he and McLennan reformed The Go-Betweens with a new lineup at the turn of the century, now including Adele Pickvance on bass and Glenn Thompson on drums. This incarnation released three studio albums together, capped off by “Oceans Apart” in 2005, which won that year’s ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album.

Grant McLennan passed away in 2006 and in 2009 the band’s legacy was honoured by the city of Brisbane when the Hale Street Bridge was renamed The Go Between Bridge following a popular vote. Since McLennan’s passing, Forster has released a further three solo albums and had two books published. The first book, “The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll”, was a collection of his music writings while the second, “Grant & I” was an autobiography.

At the hometown launch of Forster’s latest album, “Inferno”, Live Delay was there to capture the night.

Part one of two. Click here for part two. Includes an interview with Robert Forster.

For an extended version of the interview, click here.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Branko Cosic

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 329 – Robert Forster Part 1

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 9 August, 2020

Ep 321 – Augie March Part 2

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Augie March – Nick Tam

Augie March:

Live at The Old Museum, Bowen Hills, 17 August 2019

Part 2 of the set, following on from part 1 in episode 320 of Live Delay.

Recorded by Blake Howson
Mixed by Conner McDonald
Special thanks to live engineer Brendan Wright

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 321 – Augie March Part 2

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 14 June, 2020

Ep 320 – Augie March Part 1

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Augie March – Colin U’ren

Augie March:

Live at The Old Museum, Bowen Hills, 17 August 2019

From humble origins in Shepparton, Victoria, the story of Augie March has wound its way through periods of underrated accomplishment, untimely deaths, six albums, national and international tours, award wins and nominations, and the occasional lengthy hiatus. Singer/guitarist Glenn Richards, guitarist Adam Donovan, bass player Edmondo Ammendola and drummer David Williams first came together in 1996 as tertiary students. The band name was taken from the protagonist of a novel by Canadian-American author Saul Bellow.

The band’s first two EPs, “Thanks for the Memes” (1998) and “Waltz” (1999) were released on Ra Records. For the recording of debut album “Sunset Studies” (2000) Glenn Richards’s friend Rob Dawson was brought in to play piano, though he tragically died in a car accident in January 2001. Kiernan Box was brought onboard to play keys for second album “Strange Bird” in 2002 and the lineup has remained stable ever since.

Maintaining what might be described as a modest, though devoted fanbase was blown out of the water in 2006 with the release of third album “Moo, You Bloody Choir”, which was nominated for ARIA Album of the Year and won the Australian Music Prize. Lead single “One Crowded Hour” took out APRA’s Song of the Year and was voted number one in Triple J’s Hottest 100.

The success of “Moo, You Bloody Choir” led to new opportunities for the band such as North American tours, support slots with acts including Andrew Bird and Crowded House and two special concerts at Kings Park in Perth with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Fourth album “Watch Me Disappear” was released in 2008 and the following year Augie March embarked on stripped-back tour of the east coast dubbed “On The Quiet”, with mostly acoustic instruments. Shortly after, the band took a major hiatus, and in 2010 Glenn Richards released a solo album, titled “Glimjack”.

Since then the band have come back together to record the albums “Havens Dumb” in 2014 and “Bootikins” in 2018. “Bootikins” was produced by longtime Nick Cave collaborator Tony Cohen, who was lured out of retirement to work with the band, although he died before the album was finished.

In 2019 Augie March played a 10th anniversary “On The Quiet” tour, stopping in Brisbane to perform to a reverent audience at The Old Museum. While the music may sound beautiful and even sombre, the band were in a jovial mood between songs and we are pleased to have preserved the majority of their banter for the enjoyment of the listener.

Recorded by Blake Howson
Mixed by Conner McDonald
Special thanks to live engineer Brendan Wright

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 320 – Augie March Part 1

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 7 June, 2020

 

EP 162: Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side; Mexico City

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at 4zzz 40th Birthday Celebrations, The Old Museum, Brisbane, 4th December 2015.

Known for his work as half of the two headed screaming beast that is the iconic Brisbane band Six Ft Hick, Ben Corbett demonstrates his ability to produce the polar opposite in his side project. Originally teaming up with Nick Naughton from fellow Brisbane group Skippy Showband to play country covers, it wasn’t long before they began crafting their own songs inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Burt Bacharach. Ben Corbett himself describes the songs as “a rock and roll country combo. Like bacon and maple syrup, it shouldn’t work but it does”. Gentle Ben and his sensitive side seldom perform live so capturing this set is a true rarity.

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 9th April 2015.

Mexico City are a band that have been kicking around the Brisbane music scene for the past decade and a half, with two albums released in the noughties. After being quiet for six years, they’re about to release their third record, titled ‘When The Day Goes Dark’. Describing themselves as Dark Garage Country Rock, you can hear vintage influences of Neil Young and Bob Dylan, instilled with modern power.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 15th May 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 152: The Leftovers; Lovecraft

The Leftovers

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Old Museum, Brisbane, December 4th 2015.

Making their mark all the way back in 1976 during the great Brisbane punk era, The Leftovers are cult heroes in the punk scene. Sticking true to the punk rock ethos, the leftovers were known for their raw, high energy DIY performances in self promoted hall shows that like most other bands at that time, attracted significant attention from the Queensland Police Service.

The Leftovers were invited to play during 4ZZZ’s 40th Birthday Celebrations, with Ed Wreckage reuniting the band with Graeme Hutchinson, John Downey and Ed’s son, Che Wreckage.

Lovecraft

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Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Dave Arens
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, December 13th 2015. 

Starting off in 2006, Lovecraft is comprised of a few veterans of the Brisbane music scene featuring members from lovs e blur, the black market, the sharks and the band from the first half of this show, The Leftovers. Their sound takes an influence from the dark swamplands of Deagon in north Brisbane where the band currently reside.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21st February 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.