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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!

Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking

On my show this month:
A few more oldies than usual in this show as recent events just keep bringing songs to mind. We have in our monthly 4 hour outing The Last Poets, Lee Scratch Perry and even Ringo Starr who is far more up to date with 2020 events than he ever would have thought when he released the song of his that we feature in this show!
Newbies from York/Halifax duo Salem Trials, Guts Club, Capital K, Body Copy, Macula Copy, The Legless Crabs and many other previously unknown and unheard types.
We've also got new outings from IDLES and Fontaines D.C.; usually by this stage in the game we'd not bother with bands we've been playing for the last couple of years but both defy the odds and sound as fresh as the first time they released recorded music and especially so IDLES who, let's be honest are currently one of the finest bands on the planet. Also something now from Peckham's Mr Mitch ( he is the man behind one of our favourite labels of the last decade, Gobstopper records) and US artist Frank Hurricane who we've played a couple of times on previous shows. Love for this man's music has turned into a bit of an obsession so I hope you enjoy a couple of things I have pulled from his back catalogue.
We lost the key member of the Sweet last month, Steve Priest and, as a top of the popper kid in shorts of the early 70s, I just had to pay homage of sorts to the man and his band. Talking of the 70s, Sparks are back with yet another great off kilter English pop song. How they do it year in year out is a mystery and a mystery I'm happy to live with.
Last but not least, Artificial Intelligence and the creation of music / songs / tracks. Is AI the new punk, the new electronica. Who knows? I hope those of you who listen either love it or hate it just as listeners did when Peel first played punk, happy hardcore or Extreme Noise Terror. AI is part of the future of music creation and songwriting and I expect it to be creatively deployed to appeal to humans first and maybe down the line we biological beings may not be allowed into robots-discos to hear the latest machine hit.! Listen to the strange and prescient "Abbus"...

Website: hockingsean.wix.com/metalpostcardrecords
MySpace: www.myspace.com/metalpostcardremixed
Twitter: twitter.com/metalpostcard1

Sean Hocking is the founder and owner of Metal Postcard Records and based in Hong Kong.

An avid Peel listener from the late 70’s onwards he discovered the true breadth of music available between 10:00pm and midnight for many years. Metal Postcard Records follows the Peel/Tony Wilson philosophy of play it, release it, and don’t worry about other people’s opinions too much; they all come round eventually.

"My first DJ experience aged 15 was being asked by older schoolboy Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins/Bella Union) to play a six form dance in the dim distant days of Dexy’s Midnight Runners and a three-piece Cure. Since then I have played Sydney warehouses, West Sussex fields, Brooklyn Bars, Cambodian restaurants, Vietnamese Riverbanks, Hong Kong rooftops and too many empty houses with dodgy fuse boxes to mention.”

“Mentioning favourite recordings would be pointless as they change from day to day but I can tell you that amongst my favourite gigs has been Black Flag at the lyceum in 1980 something, The Cramps on their Psychedelic Jungle tour, The Triffids final Sydney concert at the Paddington Town Hall, Julian Cope’s main stage sunset set Glastonbury in 1987, any Ed Kuepper performance over the last 30 years, Konono No.1 in New York a few years back and The Stone Roses at Spike Island was, without a doubt, a great day out. Oh and the three times I was lucky enough to catch Melbourne’s Morning After Girls who should all be considered for sainthood.”"

The launch party for the Cambodian Space Project’s debut single on Metal Postcard Records in Phnom Penh was a revelation as the band was joined on stage by various musical survivors of the Pol Pot genocide who sang and played their hearts out for hours on end. Couldn’t remember feeling such musical joy... Well not since Peel played The Dodgems’ ‘Lord Lucan Is Missing’ for the first time."

A listener (DJ lano) made my day with this comment on Mixcloud ... "When I was 16 John Peel was my 'go to' man for new music. Now aged almost 46, you - Sean - are the person I most look forward to listening to. Many thanks for another top selection!"

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2020Jun - May - Apr - Feb - Jan
2019Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Supermarket Special - Jul - Sahel Sounds Special - Jun - May - Apr - Fast Product Story - Mar - Feb - Jan
2018Dec - Indulgent Christmas Show - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan - Reverence Or Reference
2017Dec - Best of the Year - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2016Dec - Poetry Special - Roaring Forties - Nov - Literary Masterpiece - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2015Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Ambient Special - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Kim Fowley Special - Jan
2014Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2013Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Nuggets - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2012Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Nuggets - Apr - Mar - Feb - Mashup Special - Jan
2011Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Metal Postcard Influences - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Feb

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