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Audio Archive 29-09-2022 - Matt's 2022 Rock Scores( 0:51:43)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. We had thought that last year was great, but 2022 has been even better for our vinyl collections. In this episode Matt plays some of the great Rock and Blues he has acquired this year. We showcase some classic British Rock Bands; Procul Harem, Uriah Heep, King Crimson, ELO, Wishbone Ash and Roxy Music. The Blues are represented by The Johnny Winter Band, Jack Bruce and Rory Gallagher. An hour of the good stuff!
Published: 29/09/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 22-09-2022 - Obscure Indy Showcase( 0:53:44)       
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Hosted by Eddie. In this episode of the Audio Archive we showcase two lesser-known British bands from the post-punk era. The Associates (a Scottish band) featuring tracks from their singles compilation Fourth Drawer Down. The Comsat Angles (from Sheffield) made several albums but never found the recognition afforded other acts.
Published: 22/09/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 15-09-2022 - The Fall - The Early Years( 0:55:21)       
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Hosted by Eddie. The Fall were a British band that defied any attempt to force them into a pigeonhole. Led by the inspirational and acerbic Mark E. Smith the Fall put out over 30 albums in a career that lasted from the 1970's to the late 2010's. In this episode we showcase the Fall from the late 1970's to about 1983, featuring tracks from the albums Dragnet, Live At The Witch Trials and Grotesque. Listen to some of the most truly original independent music made in the 20th century.
Published: 15/09/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 08-09-2022 - Chuck Berry - The Father Of Rock N Roll( 0:50:37)       
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An eclectic music (and sometimes comedy) show from Eddie, Matt, and Glen and their extensive vinyl collections, produced by Manawatū People's Radio with support from New Zealand On Air.
Published: 8/09/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 01-09-2022 - Miles Davis - Electric Miles( 0:55:45)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Miles Davis is one of the world's most well-known jazz musicians. In the late 1960's he changed his entire repertoire and musical style and adopted a modern sound that introduced elements of rock, soul and funk into his music. This episode of the Audio Archive takes you back to that time with selections from two great albums; On The Corner and the epochal Bitches Brew.
Published: 1/09/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 25-08-2022 - Matt's Clearance Sale Scores( 0:53:22)       
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Hosted by Matt. Eddie and Glen. If you are a regular listener to the Audio Archive you will know that one of our passions is collecting records. Recently Matt obtained a large number of new vinyls in a clearance sale and this show is the result. We feature an eclectic selection of both old and new music for you, from great old sounds such as the Meters and Ohio Players to new music from Ty Segal, Sleater Kinney and the New Orleans band Cha Wa (check these guys out, they are awesome!)
Published: 25/08/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 18-08-2022 - Eumir Deodato( 0:56:15)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In this episode we showcase the talents of the Brazillian jazz-fusion musician Eumir Deodato. You may not recognise the name but we think that you may well recognise his music as it was widely used in film and television. We play a selection of his work that covers many, but not all, of the many facets of this diverse musician.
Published: 18/08/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 11-08-2022 - Classic Comedy: The Goons( 0:57:54)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. If you grew up in New Zealand in the 50's, 60's or 70's you were probably exposed to the Goons at some point. A trio of (very) eccentric talents in the form of Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe created a surreal world that they bought to life on live radio. This episode of the Audio Archive features two Goon Shows complete with musical interludes, as they were broadcast. We feature; The Rent Collectors and The Nasty Affair At The Burami Oasis.
Published: 11/08/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 04-08-2022 - Seriously Prog( 0:53:42)       
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Hosted by Matt. Glen and Eddie. Prog (progressive) Rock is a musical genre that was formed in the 1960's from a fusion of Rock with other musical forms (jazz, folk, classical etc.) We at the Audio Archive do like our prog so this will be the first of several explorations into the strange world of prog. This episode features a selection of 'classic' prog and some artists that we feel fit the prog mode without actually declaring themselves as such.
Published: 4/08/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 28-07-2022 - Eddie's New Acquisitions( 0:54:14)       
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Hosted by Eddie. I thought that 2021 was a great year for collecting vinyls, but 2022 is turning out to be even better! In this episode I showcase records that have fallen into my clutches in the last six weeks or so. Featuring Graham Nash's first solo album, Jaco Pastorius live at Budokan, a 10" disc of Ella Fitzgerald singing Cole Porter and, best of all, Curtis Mayfield's Super Fly soundtrack (that I got for $3!) All this and more on the Audio Archive!
Published: 28/07/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 21-07-2022 - Record Fair Scores 2022( 0:57:23)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. In this episode of the Audio Archive we play records that we bought at a record fair held the day before we recorded the show. We got phat loots and a great variety of sounds. I'll just give a partial list of what is on offer: Lee Morgan, Slade, The Moodists, Nektar, Family, Pacific Gas & Electric, Zodiac Mindwarp, Gillan and Herbie Hancock. All these and more on the Audio Archive!
Published: 21/07/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 14-07-2022 - Coleman Hawkins - Flying With The Hawk( 0:55:50)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Unusually for jazz musicians Coleman Hawkins had two nicknames, Hawk and Bean. This exponent of the tenor saxophone is credited with moving the insturmrnt out of a supporting role and into the spotlight in it's own right. he was also a supporter of 'modern' jazz although he came from the age of 'trad' jazz. We showcase both standards and songs written by the man and begin the show with the work he became best known for, Body and Soul.
Published: 14/07/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 07-07-2022 - Bill Evans, the Gentle Giant of Jazz( 0:54:7)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In this episode of the Audio Archive we showcase the talents of the American pianist Bill Evans. His delicacy of tone was such that Miles Davis sought him out to play on the epochal album Kind Of Blue. We showcase his work with both small combos (which he was primarily known for) and as part of a larger band. He might not be trying to shake you up, but he will surely move you.
Published: 7/07/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 30-06-2022 - Celebrating 7000 with Roxy Music( 0:54:35)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. On This episode of the Audio Archive I celebrate the 7000th entry in my music catalogue, Roxy Music's second album For Your Pleasure. The influence of Roxy Music cannot be overstated, just count the number of New Wave frontmen that took their inspiration in look and sound from Bryan Ferry, or the originality of Brian Eno's work with early synthesisers. A whole hour of brilliantly crafted songs, for your pleasure!
Published: 30/06/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 23-06-2022 - Two Great Guitarists( 0:54:35)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. This week we bring you a pair of massively talented guitarists who (we feel) don't get the plaudits that they should. From the UK we bring Robin Trower, who played guitar for Procol Harum and has had a long career playing rock and blues primarily using a fender Stratocaster. Our other guitarist could not be more different. Roy Buchanan was an American country-bluesman who employed the Fender Telecaster. He never ache9ived stardom and died tragically young.
Published: 23/06/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 16-06-2022 - The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart (and Guests)( 0:50:14)       
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Hosted by Eddie. It's been a while since I did a comedy show so here we go! Bob Newhart is a great American comedian. I remember him from a TV Sitcom ('The Bob Newhart Show'). He combined surreal material with a deadpan delivery. On this show I play a selection of his skits along with other material by Sytan Freberg and Nichols and May. Listen to some unusual American comedy from the post-WW2 era; dry, surreal and erudite.
Published: 16/06/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 09-06-2022 - Matt's Prog Rock( 0:52:29)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. A red-letter day! All three hosts of the Audio Archive are in the studio for the first time since the pandemic began and we have a real treat for you. Matt has delved into his extensive collection and unearthed a selection of Prog (progressive) Rock. I have to note here that his definition of prog is unique to him! This show features Traffic, The Blue Oyster Cult, The Hawklords, Steamhammer, The Oh Sees and Peter Gabriel among others.
Published: 9/06/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 02-06-2022 - Alligator Records Blues Show( 0:52:3)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. Alligator Records was founded in 1971 with the express purpose of showcasing Rhythm and Blues music. In this episode Matt brings the blues and then some! We feature names that aficionados will know; Hound Dog Taylor, Koko Taylor, Roy Buchanan and Johnny Winter. But we also feature lesser known blues players such as Son Seals, Lonnie Mack and Fenton Robinson. Tune in for a hour of great blues!
Published: 2/06/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 26-05-2022 - Lou, Louis and Louis (plus mystery)( 0:51:19)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. This week we feature three artists linked by the name Louis (or Lou). I'm not going to tell you which Louis' I'm featuring, you will have to listen in! The show will be mainly jazz though, so that's a hint. This show also features a special Mystery Song that I discovered while researching this show. Listen in and all the mysteries will be resolved.
Published: 26/05/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 19-05-2022 - Eddie's New Acquisitions( 0:52:14)       
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Hosted by Eddie. Like 2021, this year is turning out to be a great year for getting both new and second-hand vinyls (and CDs). In this episode I play selections from recent acquisitions, mainly birthday presents. I showcase the great new album by Robert Plant and Alison Krause, Raising The Roof (thanks to Matt and Shar) and records by Scott Walker and The Beach Boys (thanks Stuart). I also feature the Canadian Bruce Cockburn and the UK band Squeeze.
Published: 19/05/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 12-05-2022 - Black Women In Rock( 0:52:31)       
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Hosted by Eddie. Rock music has a reputation of being an unfriendly place for both women and people of colour, so when you are both of these things the odds are surely stacked against you. In this show I showcase Joan Armatrading and Tracy Chapman, two black women who have made their own music their own way. This episode is dedicated to Tony, who first championed Joan Armatrading to me back in the 1980's, thanks for opening the door.
Published: 12/05/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 05-05-2022 - Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Virtuoso( 0:54:10)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Listen to an hour of one of the best jazz trumpeters ever! Dizzy Gillespie was a true virtuoso and a major figure in the bebop movement, bringing Latin rhythms into jazz. A single hour is scarcely enough time to do more than introduce a man considered to be one of the best.
Published: 5/05/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 28-04-2022 - Matt's Modern Rock.( 0:55:16)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. Matt is very happy that we have out of hours access to the studio again, this is only his second show since the pandemic began! He has come in with an armful of great contemporary rock records for your listening pleasure. We feature Black Mo7untain, Monolord, Green Lung, All Them Witches and Death (the European proto death-metal band as opposed to the American rock outfit).
Published: 28/04/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 21-04-2022 - Earth, Wind and Fire( 0:50:0)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In this edition we take you back to the world of the 1970's when disco was king! Earth, Wind and Fire are one of the best-selling musical artists of all time and a glance at their songbook demonstrates why. In this show we also feature the band's backing singers, The Emotions, another extremely talented group. Step back in time, disco wasn't that bad!
Published: 21/04/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 14-04-2022 - The Band - Classic Americana( 0:52:43)       
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Hosted by Eddie. The Band were an American phenomenon. Drawing together strands of Rock, Country and Rhythm and Blues (among others), they discovered a music that transcends each of those categories. Extremely popular and influential, their legacy can be heard in many contemporary artists (the whole alt-country movement for instance). We play some hits and some more obscure tunes. Also in this episode we feature a Double Take, the same song by two very different artists.
Published: 14/04/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 07-04-2022 - Classic 70's British Rock( 0:53:20)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. It's still possible to get great vinyl records for $1 if you know where to look. Case in point, I scored a copy of The Faces disc Ooh-La-La for a buck from the Red Cross Shop. This is a great record and inspired me to do a show on 70's British Rock. I'm playing some great songs by some great bands! Featuring The Faces (of course), Hawkwind, Thin Lizzy, Slade and Mott The Hoople.
Published: 7/04/2022 11:00:00 p.m.

An eclectic music (and occasionally comedy) show hosted by vinyl enthusiasts Eddie, Matt, and Glen who provide a themed show each week from their extensive record collections.


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