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The off & on leading force behind the influential UK prog rock outfit Van Der Graaf Generator as well as a prolific solo artist with over 30 solo albums in a 5 decade record industry career, Peter Hamill has been an odd, idiosyncratic beacon of creativity in his own unique right. From throaty, vocally extravagant pieces of long-form art rock to quiet, solemn, hymn-like compositions, Hamill has never failed to intrigue during his low-key yet vibrant career. One of his top cuts from the mid-70s makes an appearance on this particular S&G podcast- the official final one of 2018.
This is the 6th official podcast episode of 2018 here on the Sound & Groove Podcast. This is the 2nd in a 2-part theme on songs about flying. Whether it be be air travel, space travel or any other type of trip into the hemisphere. It's all fair game for another series of tremendous tunes you'll hopefully enjoy. And if you haven't been keeping up with S&G on Music of Evan's Mind and/or its home at www.notthepublicbroadcaster.com, here's the breakdown: Every month there will be a theme that the selection of music is centred around. It will be jam-packed with my analysis, synopses, anecdotes and other witticisms you might enjoy while I play edited-down versions of each tune. And not to worry, because each month will contain a different theme than the last. Got it? Get it? Good. Happy listening to you all.
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1. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More- Brian Eno (1973)
2. Pilot- Joy of Cooking (1971)
3. Night Flight- Led Zeppelin (1975)
4. Airport- Peter Hamill (1975)
5. Deportees (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)- The Byrds (1969)
6. Back In The USSR- The Beatles (1968)
7. Angels & Fuselage- Drive-By Truckers (2001)
Info of note:
Intro- "Heavy Duty" by Spinal Tap (1984)
Outro- "Tonight, I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight" by Spinal Tap (1984)
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