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Saturday, July 23, 2016

QS: Night Project – Veer (7/23/16)

49:06 – Another compendium of the thoughts and madness of PQ Ribber with musical assaults, The Magic Island, Bob and Ray, Joe Scott, the Pedestrian, and much more!!


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Released July 2016 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio

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  1. Ah, got you out of your shell! Enjoyed the driveline mayhem; not crazy about Culture Club, though. Did any of those people play harmonica or did they have to go rent a guy?

    Speaking of which: what was that 1980’s music genre called (all British as I recall) that would include the songs, “Come On Eileen”, “Karma Chameleon” etc, that had a folksy-country sound?

    Comment by Jimbo — July 23, 2016 @ 5:17 pm

  2. It’s Britpop, isn’t it?

    Comment by Shambles — July 23, 2016 @ 7:08 pm

  3. I don’t think so… (After some research I found) Dexys Midnight Runners appear to fit into the Celtic Folk genre (or at least, “Come on Eileen” does). Culture Club might be BritPop, but that seems to be a term than popped up in the 1990s.

    At any rate, there was a folk/hillbilly influence during this time in Britain for a bit, but it seems short-lived.

    Comment by Jimbo — July 24, 2016 @ 4:38 am

  4. So called ‘Britpop’ (it was really just a marketing term, trying to captitalise on the whole ‘Cool Britannia’ schtick surrounding the election of Tony Blair and ‘New Labour’), was a late nineties/early noughties thing. Blur and Oasis were the two main groups given the label, with other, vaguely similar acts like Pulp, Elastica and Supergrass also lumped together under the banner.

    Culture Club are usually labelled as a New Wave band – most specifically as part of the Synthpop sub-genre of New Wave.

    As for Dexy’s Midnight Runners, I think that they originally came out of the ‘Northern Soul’ scene. They had a lot of personnel changes between albums, reflected in their changing sound from album to album which, I think, is what makes them hard to pin down in terms of musical genre.

    Comment by Doc Sleaze — July 24, 2016 @ 4:59 pm

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