About the show
Playing tracks by
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, R.L. Burnside, Jim White, Tinariwen, Swans and more.
This mix was made for a friend, and is centered around the Young Gods' cover of 'Ghost Rider'.
The idea was to evoke a particular part of the atmosphere of the song, and explore it as fully as possible.
It's intended to be a kind of gritty road trip through the dirty back roads of America - similar to Natural Born Killers if it was directed by Jim Jarmusch. Or Wim Wenders. Or something.
You can make up your own story to fit the lyrics and music, but I see it as a teenager running away from home ("America, America is killing it's youth"), who, after visiting some dark places (of the soul and the landscape), finally finds his home at the carnival.
I can only use 5 tags to describe the mix, but it includes country (sort of - Jim White), blues, folk, rock, world, industrial, and trip-hop.
I've only got an old vinyl rip of Swans' Love Will Tear Us Apart - sorry for the crackles. There's a similar version by Honeyroot at the end of the excellent UK film 'Red Road'.