Beeso and the Doc talk Midnight Oil's comeback, Smash B-Sides '91, Radiohead's incipient U2isation, the Doc's issues with Spain, Beeso's issues with plugging his mates' bands, and is Beyonce this generation's Beyonce? Reviewed: new Beastwars and The Heavy, and INXS' 1987 classic Kick. Next week: The Cat Empire, King Gizzard (back with another one) and classic Oils live at Goat Island - all on the ">BALLS Spotify playlist
The Doc and Beeso pour a little out for Prince and discuss whether he is responsible for Beeso's love of sexy time music, before they review Pop/Homme's Post Pop Depression, The Bennies' Wisdom Machine and Beeso's classic pick, Killervision by FWTB* Salmonella Dub. Next week: The Dandy Warhols are still a thing, something called an Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and the definitive 90s Australian indie album, You Am I's Hi-Fi Way. This and next week's albums are, as always, available for your listening pleasure on the BALLS Spotify playlist.. All of this makes sense if you listen here.
*Fucking Wellington Trumpet Band, for those who came in late
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Beeso and Dr Yobbo do a conscise and relevant (right up until the first night of games) breakdown of the start of the NBA finals and still manage to wedge in some mountain bike, F1 and soccccccer. Get that here
Then in the After Dark, we break format to talk festivals and why they are so retro, whether the Avalanches will ever do a second album and the Doc watches Coachella. Get that here
This week we will probably have a bit of a chat about Prince, considering the news, so drop us a facebook line here or tweet us @theballspodcast if you have any cool memories or sweet youtube links.
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In which Beeso and the Doc talk to kids, discuss vocal astringency, the Hulltops, doing it yourself, living in interesting times, getting rocks chucked at you by Bathurst winners, Pleasantville, White-on-Black violence, Phil Rudd Drum Clinics, the Doc's truth, knowing them before they were cool, Pop music, smells like punk, the last ska punk band left in captivity, Dub Oh, Tiki tours, the Doc blanks on Che Fu's entire existence, beer chat, points vs playoffs redux, and we live call the Raw losing the Plate.
This week we review new albums by Underworld and Yeasayer, while chewing over whether Elephant was the White Stripes' best. Next week: Josh and Iggy, the Bennies and Salmonella Dub's classic Killervision. As always, this and next week's selections are on the BALLS Spotify playlist.
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In which Beeso and the Doc talk Fully Sick Fat Habibs, Jeb(s)!, self-inflating singers, The 90s Revival: Blame The Parents, Nehwoebehem, Beeso's Soho Waco Yolo Fomo, WWOS montage music, rusty pipes, Shaun Goes Forth, Coxonless fours, ADAM WAS RIGHT, timing is everything, Twitter polls, the Doc recycles his cheesy old Blur post, insufferable hipsters, quantity over quality, mega mega white things, the death of Pablo, Blackstar 3.0, dog's breakfast with chips, Statham Of Origin, the Royal Fam loves the D, Netflix and Zero Chill, basement-dwelling nerd-trinket hoarders, and Mehdevil.
On this week's music menu Violent Soho and The Cult roll out new releases, while Beeso promotes Think Tank as the best of Blur's bunch. Next week: Underworld, Yeasayer and the White Stripes's '03 classic Elephant. As always, this and next week's selections are on the BALLS Spotify playlist.
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In a tremendously shambolic After Dark your friends and mine, Beeso and the Doc, get into abusing drugs, production values, disregarding the Beatles, despising the Fauves, Vale Festy Hall, seabin redux, dogs are the best people, Ronseal, sonic youths, therapy?, releasing all the things, grow up Australia, the Kendrick Moratorium (not a Robert Ludlum book), going in to Sin City, bad accents and why you should buy our T-shirts. Then, in a very special all-new After After Dark your correspondents dive into blockbuster music, difficult artists, busking with Dave Graney and having access to ALL THE MUSIC IN THE WORLD. This week we reviewed new albums from Wolfmother and Yuck, and an orchestrally accompanied classic from Portishead live in NYC. Next week: Urthboy, the DMAs and the D4 from 2005. As always, this and next week's selections are on the BALLS Spotify playlist. by Dr Yobbo, probably still drunk.