Niall has moved house during the lockdown so we as we missed last week’s podcast, we have an extra-long episode for you this week. There was too much chat to be had on episode 89.
Conversation includes a look at some of Kraftwerk’s best songs in the wake of the news of the passing of the German electronic pioneer’s cofounder Florian Schneider.
Plus, many reasons to be cheerful, the new Fontaines D.C song reviewed, summer bangers from Doja Cat & Nicki Minaj / Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé plus an album review of Happyness’ third album Floater.
Worst summer ever Part 2:
Electric Picnic headliners postpone festival and tour dates
Reasons To Be Cheerful (07:55)
- Bandcamp generated $7.1 million for artists last week
- Good Read goals
- Ordering fancy cocktails online & supporting local businesses with deliveries
Celebrating Kraftwerk – Florian Schneider RIP (30:00)
Five great tracks discussed from the German electronic pioneers.
- Autobahn from Autobahn (1974)
- Trans Europe Express from Trans Europe Express (1977)
- The Robots from The Man Machine (1978)
- Computer Love – from Computer World (1981)
- Tour De France on Tour De France (2003)
Songs of the week (1:00:00)
- Fontaines D.C – A Hero’s Death
- Doja Cat & Nicki Minaj – Say So
- Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé – Savage
- James Blake – You’re Too Precious
Album of the week (1:20:00)
Happyness – Floatr
The third album from London duo flouting genre norms on stage and channelling ’90s rock.
Any Other Business? (1:34:00)
Normal People – the TV show and the Liveline discussion discussed.
Beastie Boys Story.
Closing track: Same D4Ence – R.R.