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Nialler9 Podcast: Laurie Anderson – Big Science (1982)

Nialler9 Podcast: Laurie Anderson – Big Science (1982)

Laurie Anderson

The hosts of the Nialler9 Podcast (Niall Byrne and Andrea Cleary) in conjunction with The Big Romance present the Listen Closely series of listening parties, a night featuring a focus album from an artist we love on the last Wednesday of the month.

To accompany the monthly listening party on Wednesday February 28th – 7.30pm @ The Big Romance, we present a Nialler9 Podcast episode all about this month’s chosen album….

This month:

Laurie Anderson – Big Science (1982)

“This is the time/and this is the record of the time.”

An album that was ahead of its time upon release, Big Science draws from Anderson’s multi-media performance art piece United States I-IV, and presents an experimental avant-garde electronics, art-rock and spoken word prophetic dissection of 80s America that spawned a surprising pop hit with the towering O Superman.

Andrea takes the lead on why this album is noteworthy and important in this week’s deep dive.

Listen Closely is a chance for the music heads, to appreciate a modern classic album on the Big Romance’s warm Toby Hatchett soundsystem with a chat about the record on the night. More info.

Big special extra thanks to Georgia Hallion for editing the podcast.

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