Music 101 for Saturday 24 October 2020
12:15 INTERVIEW: The Boss - Bruce Springsteen
A man who needs no introduction, Bruce Springsteen has sold more than 150 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. He’s won plenty of awards too, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award (for Springsteen on Broadway). In 1999 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2016.
Letter to You is Bruce’s 20th studio album and marks the first album with his regular backing band The E Street Band since 2014’s High Hopes. The album was recorded over 5 days in November 2019. Produced by Ron Eniello and Bruce, the album was recorded live in-studio and features no overdubs. Letter to You is full of new tracks, and also includes tracks that were originally written prior to Bruce’s debut album Greetings from Asbury Park N.J.
Music 101's Charlotte Ryan was lucky enough to join ‘The Boss’ in a zoom call to chat about his exciting new album, life on the other side of 70, and working with the same collaborators since high school.
1:00 New Zealand Hall of Fame
Johnny Cooper, Max Merritt, Peter Posa, Dinah Lee, The Chicks and Larry’s Rebels will be inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame at the Aotearoa Music Awards in November.
Starting in 1955, though to the ‘60s and beyond, these artists were trailblazers. Johnny Cooper kicked things off 65 years ago; his self-penned track ‘Pie Cart Rock ‘n’ Roll’ became the first homegrown rock ‘n’ roll track.
His baton was picked up by Max Merritt who became a local legend and a spokesperson for the rock and roll generation. Max and his band The Meteors toured and played on singles by fellow Cantabrian, and our most successful female artist of the 60’s, the ‘Queen of the Mods’ Dinah Lee.
The explosion of local talent on stage and on our television screens, saw Dinah joined by the likes of Peter Posa whose albums of instrumental guitar inspired a generation of players and sold by the container-load all over the world.
Peter discovered sisters Suzanne and Judy Donaldson, their up-tempo harmonies soon to make them household names as The Chicks.
As a country enthralled with the moptops, Larry’s Rebels arrived at the perfect time in the mid-‘60s with the swagger of Jagger and the growl of the Animals to set teen hearts on fire with their incendiary live shows and stage presence.
1:30 The Sampler
Icelandic musician Jónsi is best known as the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for post-rock band Sigur Rós. Jónsi also performs together with his partner Alex Somers as an art collaboration called Jónsi & Alex.
Jónsi’s newest album Shiver is his first solo release in a decade. Nick Bollinger reviews the outgoing solo outing on this episode of The Sampler.
Songs played on this segment of The Sampler:
Jónsi - Hold
Jónsi - Shiver
Jónsi - Korall
Jónsi - Salt Licorice
Jónsi - Wildeye
Jónsi - Grenade
America electric pop duo Sylvan Esso released their new album Free Love last month. Made up of singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn, the pair joined forces musically in 2013. Their debut single ‘Hey Mami’ reached 39 on the Billboard 200. Their second album What Now, released in 2017, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album.
Nick Bollinger reviews the duo’s newest album on this segment of The Sampler.
Songs played on this segment of The Sampler:
Sylvan Esso - Numb
Sylvan Esso - What If
Sylvan Esso - Runaway
Sylvan Esso - Train
Sylvan Esso - Rooftop Dancing
2PM LIVE: Matt Berninger (The National)
Singer-songwriter Matt Beringer is primarily known as the frontman of indie rock band The National. Since their formation in the late nineties, The National have gone on to release 8 albums, and have won multiple awards including a Grammy for their 2017 album Sleep Well Beast.
Matt Beringer has finally released his highly anticipated solo project Serpentine Prison. He performs select tracks from the new release live for us on Music 101.
2:30 Should I Stay or Should I go? Expat kiwis
Tony Stamp catches up with six New Zealand musicians who are based overseas and are experiencing the COVID pandemic very differently than we are in Aotearoa.
3:00 The Outliers
The Outliers is a gritty, unapologetic look at youth from minority backgrounds in New Zealand. From great adversity comes great strength, so the aim of The Outliers is to search out youth who are the standout, the anomaly or the outlier in their community and in New Zealand. The Outliers will meet inspirational youth while also exploring the source of most minority success - the community where they come from!
Today we introduce you to Isla Martin, an artist living with bi-polar.
Time now for new music reviewed on Song Crush. This week Tony is joined by RNZ Social Media Manager Leilani Momoisea, and RNZ Pacific journalist Koroi Hawkins, to review songs from Anderson Paak, Gino October, Yasamin, and more.
4:00 The Mixtape- Finn Andrews
Kiwi/British musician Finn Andrews is primarily known as the lead singer and songwriter for London based indie/alternative band The Veils. The band has released 5 studio albums and last year saw Finn step out on his own and release his highly anticipated solo album One Piece at A Time. The album was recorded here in New Zealand and featured some of our top talents. Tiny Ruins' Cass Basil (bass), Alex Freer (drums), and Tom Healy (co-production) made up his band, with Reb Fountain and Nina Siegler on backing vocals, and string arrangements provided by Victoria Kelly.
Finn joins us on The Mixtape to dish on all his favorite songs, and THAT appearance on Twin Peaks.
Songs played on today's show:
Dizzy Gillespie - Bang Bang
Marlon Williams and Kacy + Clayton - I wonder why
Ghosts- Bruce Springsteen
Anna Coddington - Beams feat Louis Baker
Johnny Cooper - Pie Cart Rock & Roll
Max Merritt - Get a Haircut
Dinah Lee - Bluebeat
Peter Posa - White Rabbit
The Chicks - Miss you baby
Larrys Rebals - Shakin’ up some soul
Destyn Maloya - Fin Voyager
The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
Pixies - Mambo Sun
Joy Division - Disorder
Gorillaz - On Melancholy Hill
Gorillaz - Desole
Eddie Castelow - Down by the riverside
The Phoenix Foundation - Hounds of Hell - feat Nadia Reid
Toy Love - Swimming Pool
The Spencer Davis Group - I'M A MAN
Modest Mouse - Float On
Cut Off Your Hands - Live For Eachother
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Sebastian Tellier - La Ritournelle
Church & AP - Year Na
DD Smash - Whaling
Na Noise - Then Who