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Visit Planet X where Simon Strong scours the corners of the universe for cool and unusual sounds for you, Michael ‘Maddog’ Helms plays new tunes and psychedelic rarities and the return of Dr Gonzo supervised by Mr P Elliott with a 60 minute segment ‘And This One’s Introduced By...’ where an artist will introduce each track from their album.

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Visit Planet X where Simon Strong scours the corners of the universe for cool and unusual sounds for you, Michael ‘Maddog’ Helms plays new tunes and psychedelic rarities and the return of Dr Gonzo supervised by Mr P Elliott with a 60 minute segment ‘And This One’s Introduced By...’ where an artist will introduce each track from their album.

    And This One's Introduced By... Nicky Bomba introducing tracks from his album Food & Shelter

    And This One's Introduced By... Nicky Bomba introducing tracks from his album Food & Shelter

    Nicholas Caruana also known as  Nicky Bomba is the main man in an incredible live band the 34 piece Melbourne Ska Orchestra who've  released 10 albums and played music festivals around the world with an idea to get as many horn players as possible on stage at the same time playing ska skank.Nicky has an extensive music resume, he was the drummer in his brother-in -law's band the John Butler trio, he's recorded with Joe Camilleri, releasing Limestone  in 2005, an album of covers and original music and he's formed numerous groups including Bomba, Bustamento, The Truth and Banana Oil.Food & Shelter finds those seeds in fertile ground, drawing on all Bomba’s experience exploring styles from reggae to jazz, funk and ethnic folk to create music with a bold, contemporary voice. As the title suggests, the album is about going back to basics on the path to discovery.Self-sufficiency has long been one of Bomba’s personal goals. That’s why he taught himself the art of recording in the first place, to keep musical control at his fingertips. If it ever came to a point where a musician couldn’t even be in a room with musical collaborators – a time where we were all locked down in our homes for an extended period, for example – there would still be a way forward. Food & Shelter is the first album he has made where he plays, writes and sings every note, all recorded in the studio at his home in the beautiful mountain country of north-eastern Victoria.nickybomba.com

    And This One's Introduced By... Jack Ladder introducing tracks from his album Hijack

    And This One's Introduced By... Jack Ladder introducing tracks from his album Hijack

    A singular character in Australian music Jack Ladder is sentimental and mournful, sardonic and surreal. He brings that towering and tender baritone to bear on tales of beauty, love, hope and redemption. A master of musical narrative, he conjures lyrics that celebrate the absurdity and sincerity of the human condition in songs that groove in subtle ways.In the years since his debut, Ladder’s musical journey has been notable for some sharp stylistic turns, but has always been connected by a singular song writing talent. Arriving with the predominately acoustic ‘Not Worth Waiting For’ in 2005, he jumped to the taut ‘cut-price soul’ of 2008’s ‘Love Is Gone’. 2011’s ‘HURTSVILLE’ was a left turn into an atmospheric world of desolation and unease, described by The Age as “a terrifying wasp-factory novella of disgust”. Polarising upon release, ‘HURTSVILLE’ has over time developed a cult following.2014’s ‘Playmates’ managed to seamlessly blend a dizzying range of sounds, from stark synth-pop, to country and industrial, while it’s lyrical themes spanned love’s redemptive power to the millstone of notoriety. The self-produced ‘Blue Poles’, released in May 2018 proved to be the perfect culmination of Ladder’s musical trajectory so far, receiving critical acclaim both in Australia and overseas.In 2021, Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, reunited by global lockdowns, performed sold out shows in Sydney & Melbourne to celebrate the 10 year anniversary & expanded reissue of ‘HURTSVILLE’ through new label Endless Recordings. Now comes ‘Hijack!’ the 6th album from Jack Ladder, featuring new single ‘Astronaut’. The release heralds a new age with the introduction of string arrangements by US based Australian composer Sam Lipman and a focus on cinematic songwriting.Jack Ladder introduces songs from the album Hijack on And This One's Introduced By...  on Planet X on community radio 3CR.jackladderandthedreamlanders.com

    And This One's Introduced By... Link McLennan introducing tracks from the Bagful Of Beez album Do Androids Dream Of Electric Beatles?

    And This One's Introduced By... Link McLennan introducing tracks from the Bagful Of Beez album Do Androids Dream Of Electric Beatles?

    Link Mclennan has spent the last 30+ years writing for and singing in a wide variety of bands encompassing various musical styles including punk rock, psychedelic pop, eclectic garage, & heavy 60s/70s flavoured rock in bands The Meanies , The Tomorrow People, The Bakelite Age and Sun God Replica.Bagful of Beez is his new 60's 70s Funk, Soul, rock project with several singles and an album entitled Do Androids Dream Of Electric Beatles? on Cheersquad Records and Tapes.Bagful of Beez music is a brilliant and eclectic mix of classic pop styles, and the result is the sort of everything-including-the-kitchen-sink approach that studio-enamored pop savants have been known to take ever since Todd Rundgren recorded “A Wizard, A True Star” and aficionados will totally get the psychotic humour of Do Androids Dream Of Electric Beatles?Link say's these words about the album,  “I have a strange feeling that the creation of my debut Bagful of Beez album was like feeding all the music of my past bands to an Asian palm civet (a weird cat/raccoon type creature), but instead of it shitting out an expensive coffee, it defecated a bunch of songs that are unique, exciting and cohesive. I've never felt so confident about a collection of my songs being so fully realised, and it leaves me with a powerful desire to keep creating and evolving within the wide parameters of Bagful of Beez. With the recent addition of Matthew Cotter (Even) on drums, it all feels perfectly satisfying.” - Link McLennan Tune in on Thursday 11November at 11.30pm for "And This One's Introduced By..." presented by Paul Elliott in conversation with Link McLennan who'll introduce the tracks from the album Do Androids Dream Of Electric Beatles? by The Bagful Of Beez  LIVE: Thursday 11th November at 11.30pm
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    And This One's Introduced By... Jack Howard introducing tracks from his album Secrets and White Lies

    And This One's Introduced By... Jack Howard introducing tracks from his album Secrets and White Lies

    In October 2020 Jack Howard appeared on Planet X to introduce  Dog Songs  the companion album to his biography Small moments of glory.Before he formed his own bands he played and recorded with the iconic Hunters and collectors for nearly 20 years, he also finds the time to teach music at Wesley college in Melbourne and add his trumpet sound to many other artist's albums.Secrets and White Lies is an album he released in 2001 through Stuart Coupe's Laughing Outlaw records and the album is very hard to find. The album's just been given the reissue treatment  as so many people were requesting it.Jack Howard is here to introduce songs from the album Secrets and White Lies on And This One's Introduced By... on Planet X.Jack Howard & The Long Lost Brothers and Sisters are playing George Lane St Kilda on Sunday 5 December from 4PM more info HERECheck out Jack's music THERE

    Michael Helms is back! With cool soundz and a Halloween special

    Michael Helms is back! With cool soundz and a Halloween special

    This week's Planet X is presented by Michael Helms and includes rare tracks from the Glam-Rock compilation Wired Up! Cable Ties, Steve Kilbey & The Winged Heels, The Garrys and Simon Boswell.

    And This One's Introduced By... Steve Kilbey introducing tracks the album The Hall of Counterfeits by Steve Kilbey and The Winged Heels

    And This One's Introduced By... Steve Kilbey introducing tracks the album The Hall of Counterfeits by Steve Kilbey and The Winged Heels

    Steven Kilbey was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England on the 13th of September 1954.Five years later the family emigrated to Australia, first living at Billabong Avenue In Dapto NSW, and later moving to Wollongong and then Canberra where Kilbey developed his interest in music, listening to The Beatles, Bowie, The Byrds, T-Rex, Easybeats, Russell Morris and Dylan.When he was 17 Kilbey joined a Canberra 'cabaret band' called Saga and  then a group called Beyond Beavers. In 1974 he started working with Peter Koppes in a band called Precious Little. By 1975 they were going under the moniker Baby Grande appearing around town in full glam power-chord crunching hard rock mode as a vehicle for Kilbey’s nascent song-writing. They supported ACDC and managed to put down some demos for EMI. These recordings were put out as an album by the US label Hozac in 2018. You may have heard them played on Planet X. Surprisingly or perhaps unsurprisingly to some, they weren’t signed by EMI.   Married and working in the public service as you do in Canberra Kilbey moved to Sydney by the end of the decade where he met Marty-Wilson Piper. Together with Koppes and Nick Ward on drums they formed The Church Of Man which was soon shortened to The Church.There’s no doubt Steve Kilbey is a legend. It goes without saying that the respect for his talent is assured as singer, songwriter and bass player with The Church who released their debut album Of Skins and Heart in April 1981. The Church have released 25 albums and counting along with numerous compilations, EPs and singles such as The Unguarded Moment and Under The Milky Way which are rightly regarded as iconic eighties songs. Besides ever-circling Australia they’ve constantly toured internationally.During that time and in between times Kilbey has remained relentless in recording numerous essential solo albums and side projects including The Slow Crack, Remindlessness and White Magic with Martin Kennedy of ambient instrumentalists All India Radio. The latest is by Steve Kilbey and The Winged Heels titled The Hall Of Counterfeits, a sprawling collection of 23 beautifully lush and melancholy cosmic pieces that require complete attention when listening, to fully appreciate the magnificence of the songs.Text: Paul Elliott & Michael Helms

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