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Episode 57 – Tortoise and Hair

Episode 57 – Tortoise and Hair

Playing tracks by

Percy Mayfield, Cannonball Aldderley, Bo Diddley, Young Holt Unlimited, Stock Hausen and Walkman and more.

Matthew generally prefers the slower tunes but also has a few musicals in his collection!

The freakishness of Dennis Potter’s Frank in ‘Blue Velvet’ and how it has changed our view of Orbison’s ‘In Dreams’. How Potter got the job…
Saccharine just won’t do: The various kinds of sugar in Rock & Roll.
Collage in art is a form that has not yet been completely used up.
Kurt Schwitters’ room in the Lake District.
The expansive production values of older tracks enticed hip hop producers into sampling.
How the mathematics of the MP3 algorithm favours the bass and the treble and loses the dynamics and overtones to be found in the midrange.
…and much more!