Saturday, April 23, 2005

Why Fidelity Podcast #1

Music that you won't hear everywhere else, music that's fallen between the pop culture cracks, music from here/there/otherwhere...all in glorious Why Fidelity.

Show #1 - Debut | Download Page
  • Drums and Trumpets | The Conet Project
  • Chilli Peppers | The Jumping Jacques
  • Assemaleistos | Ramses Shaffy
  • Show Jumper | Clive Hicks
  • Bewilderbeeste | Viv Stanshall
  • Holiday Inn | New Vaudeville Band
  • Ray Charles for Coca Cola
  • Reasons to be Miserable | Marvin the Paranoid Android
  • Symphony for a Spider Plant | Mort Garson
  • Byakhee, Byakhee | A Shoggoth on the Roof

Show Notes:

"He's a Dutch-Franco-Polish-Russian-Egyptian mixture of Tom Waits and Frank Sinatra: Ramses Shaffy! With his spirited, lively and touching songs he seduced the Dutch, who - at least until the late 1960s - were renowned for their lack of flamboyance. It's said that during the 1960s everybody in Amsterdam was in love with him."
  • The Clive Hicks track comes from the KPM library collection "Flamboyant Themes".
  • Contrary to popular belief The New Vaudeville Band did record some decent songs aside from the ubiquitous Winchester Cathedral - Holiday Inn can be found on the album Winchester Cathedral