Words on World Music

This week on world.beats — Great Big Sea!


Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Catch encore presentations of world.bEAts until September when channel m becomes Omni and world.bEAts becomes history. 

 

SUNDAY, August 31st @ 10pm IN THE SPOTLIGHT with GREAT BIG SEA

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Lady Fortune stares blankly from the cover of Great Big Sea’s new album, which is a good thing, because as we all know, she can just as well turn her back on you.  She’s kind of fickle that way.

Great Big Sea gambled that they were in Fortune’s Favour, choosing quirky Canadian rocker, Hawksley Workman to produce their new album. He took them outside of their comfort zone and into the spirit of ‘the moment’. The result is diversely different from anything in their catalogue and should be a pleasant surprise for their legions of fans.

Cal Koat sat down with Alan Doyle and Bob Hallett for more on the story behind Fortune’s Favour.
+ LOTS OF NEW VIDEOS: from the Odd Couple, Gnarls Barkley, Ghazal innovator, Kiran Ahluwalia and they’re not dead, just resting … it’s the return of Argentina’s Tudos Tus Muertos!

TODOS TUS MUERTOS

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INSIDE THE BEAT: It took off in the early ‘60s with bands like The Shadows and The Ventures who pioneered the instrumental surf rock sound, and then … it faded into near obscurity for decades until the release of the Quentin Tarentino block buster movie, Pulp Fiction. The film’s soundtrack revitalized the career of surf guitar hero, Dick Dale, and renewed interest in the genre, jump starting one of the craziest combinations of Mexican pop culture and American surf music. Later this hour we’ll catch a wave with Eddy Angel, Danny Amis, Pete Curry and Jason Smay … the guys behind the Mexican wrestling masks and glittering guitars of Los Straitjackets. That’s Inside The Beat.

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LOS STRAITJACKETS

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