The Brian Turner Show

Brian Turner Show with Hamish and David Kilgour of THE CLEAN, November 21, 2021

November 21, 2021 Brian Turner
The Brian Turner Show
Brian Turner Show with Hamish and David Kilgour of THE CLEAN, November 21, 2021
Show Notes

For the second half of the program today we're joined live from Dunedin, New Zealand by David and Hamish Kilgour, two thirds of The Clean! Formed in 1978, the trio of David, Hamish and Robert Scott (he of later and continued acclaim with The Bats, Magick Heads, etc.) boldly blazed the avenues of DIY-rock for their native land and its Flying Nun imprint which foisted the trio into national charts and eventual international awareness. Truly one of my favorite bands on the planet, The Clean created a color-soaked pastiche of psychedelia, post-punk, classic and futuristic moves despite their sporadic (yet ongoing) years of activity, and created a template for countless bands to follow then and now. We're spotlighting some rare and live tapes/radio and TV broadcasts today to celebrate a number of Clean-related reissues this past year, including Merge's recent reboots of the 1981 Boodle Boodle Boodle LP, Tally Ho 7", Unknown Country and Mister Pop LPs, and the extended reissue of David's Stephen project on the Yellow Electric imprint. Welcome David and Hamish and dig into a small slice of Clean history!  PLAYLIST:

SERPENT - The Chase - 7" (HBL, 1978)
RONNIE & NATALIE w/STUMPWATER - 6 Times - 7" (1972, re: Supreme Echo, 2016)
EUGH - There's a Ghost In My House - Cassingle #2 (NL, 2021)
LUGGAGE - Fear - Happiness (Husky Pants, 2021)
COSTES - Smartphone Empire - Bad Trip In Petra (Drowned By Locals, 2020)
FRAN ASHCROFT - A Tour of British Duck Ponds - A Tour of British Duck Ponds (BC, 2021)
HORSE LORDS - Excerpt Side B - Mix Tape Vol. 1 (2012, re: Improved Sequence, 2021)
TOUCH HEADS - Rise - Ah Pool (Arbitrary Signs, 2021)
THE POP GROUP/DENNIS BOVELL - 3:38 - Y In Dub (Mute, 2021)
BATU - I Own Your Energy - I Own Your Energy (Timedance, 2021)
LENA HESSELS - Mare (NL, 2021)
BONS - Diorama - Peri Bathaus (Spillage Fete, 2021)

GOD SAVE THE CLEAN: Visit with David and Hamish Kilgour live from Dunedin NZ
Billy Two - Boodle Boodle Boodle (Flying Nun, 1981 re: Merge, 2021)
Tally Ho - 7" (Flying Nun, 1981 re: Merge 2021)
 Oddity - Live Rumba Bar, Auckland 5/15/82
Whatever I Do - In-A-Live (Flying Nun, 1989)
Middle Sized Mind - Odditties 2 (cs, Flying Nun, 1988)
I Wait Around (Acoustic) - Live MTV London, 5/90
Getting Older - The Forum, Enger, 3/6/89
DAVID KILGOUR / HAMISH KILGOUR / WILLIAM TYLER - Living in Space - Live on my old WFMU show 10/14/04
Tensile - Primavera Sound, Barcelona 5/29/10
In a Dreamlife You Need a Rubber Soul - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, 5/29/10
Point That Thing Somewhere Else (w/Martin Phillips) - Sammy's, Dunedin 10/13/00 (KFJC broadcast)