PERTH–So very nice to share the studio again with Mike Tucak and Lorna Walker on RTRFM, our 2016 effort on Siamese Dream.
MELBOURNE–Go on, subscribe to RTR FM’s Radiothon. I just called in and went to air to lend my support.
On the 30th anniversary of RTRFM and its forebears 6UVS I’m interviewed by Laura Miller on my old program Out to Lunch (April 2007, 9MB).
What can I say about Butch Vig that hasn’t already been well documented – producer for Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins, one of the dream-team of producers of Garbage, and their drummer. Here Vig gets down with recording techniques, equipment and the sound of Version 2.0 (October 7 1998; 19 mins)
Effigy somehow explode then return often for new recordings and gigs over the years. Here Pete Hardman, Melbourne-based after his Perth-upbringing, speaks of the (usual?) rash of problems of their 1998 album Century Collapsing (July 1998; 14 mins)
Boston’s very un-Boston-sounding Morphine took the combination of drums, bass and baritone sax and made insanely great swamp music. One of the three, Billy Conway, speaks to Adam about how their music slides right in anywhere. RIP frontman Mark Sandman who died onstage in 1999 (April 1998; 12 mins)
Adelita’s vox are among the most caustic in rock, she croons and screams with unrelenting fire as the frontperson of Magic Dirt. On the release of Young And Full Of The Devil, Adelita speaks to, and tries to hit-on, your quaking interviewer (April 1998; 12 mins)
The best bassplayer I’ve ever seen and a psycho-being and lyricist of the first order, Mr Les Claypool, here divulges his timewarped 70s home, his many projects – Primus, Holy Mackerel, Prawnsong Design – and, egad, his fear of the Chapman Stick (April 7 1998; 13 mins)
Shonen Knife have grabbed power chords, cutesy Japanese culture and manic girlie yelps to be the most renown Japanese band in the world. Adam gets a slice of Shonen Knife from founder and ‘shouter’ Naoko Yamano (November 20 1996; 14 mins)
On the release of Strange News From The Angels, one of Flying Nun’s fave bands, The 3Ds, and their guitarist/vocalist Dave Saunders, speaks to Adam Connors of the label’s prowess, their ties with Chapel Hill and New Zealand’s place in the musical world (November 18 1996; 14 mins)