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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

Yet another set of shows produced under lockdown. Remember our efforts as you are out celebrating down at the pub!

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This month's Thomas show is coming direct to you from one of Melbourne's new Covid hotspots, on the cusp of a new wave, which sounds more chic than it is. And less terrifying. Mopero certainly has something to say about that, but another rather topical theme also keeps popping up in recent singles from Terrace Martin, YG, Barkaa and Hanger Management. See if you can guess what it is.
We have a few tasters from anticipated albums (including Beans, Special Interest, Gordon Koang, 700 Bliss, etc.) and one minor hit from a band that's already split up (about cutting your own hair in quarantine). Two of the songs in the show mention onions. And did you know The Shaggs were on Bandcamp? Hard not to be these days.

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The Shaggs - Yesterday Once More Buy this track
Powered by Audioscrobbler™The Shaggs were an American all-female rock group formed in Fremont, New Hampshire, United States in 1968. The band was composed of sisters Dorothy "Dot" Wiggin (vocals/lead guitar), Betty Wiggin (vocals/rhythm guitar), Helen Wiggin (drums), and later Rachel Wiggin (bass). Today, they're known as a key part of the outsider music movement.

The band was formed by Dot, Betty, and Helen on the insistence of their father, Austin Wiggin, who believed that his mother foresaw their rise to stardom. The only studio album, 'Philosophy of the World', was released in 1969 and failed to garner attention, though the band continued to exist as a locally popular live act. The group disbanded in 1975 after the death of Austin.

The Shaggs have a consistent (but highly idiosyncratic) approach to melody, harmony, and rhythm. The songs use irregular verse structures, which are emphasized by the melodic structures. These typically accord one note per syllable: the guitar accompaniment attempts to reproduce this pattern as well. Most of the Shaggs material is made up of eighth- and quarter-notes.

Posthumously, the band gained notoriety and praise for their unconventional style, and lyrical honesty. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain highlighted their work for praise. Frank Zappa named 'Philosophy of the World' one of his favorite records. He even said they were "better than The Beatles." 'Philosophy of the World' was later reissued on Rounder, the label of the rock group NRBQ, and the compilation 'Shaggs' Own Thing' was released in 1982.
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Daiku Industries - ハラキリ Sunshine Buy this track
Colostomy Baguette? - I Will Eat Your Ass Buy this track
Erin Michelle - Uncles Buy this track
Suppressant - Decimate / Forgotten Side / Designed Obsolescene Buy this track
Cuntroaches - I Can Tell You're Scum Buy this track
Gavsborg - Did Not Make This For Jah_9 ft. Shanique Marie Buy this track
FR/BLCK/PR - Notebook Buy this track
Backxwash feat. Malldate - Into The Void Buy this track