Part 2 of our interview with filmmaker Jeff Krulik about “Led Zeppelin Played Here.” In this episode, audience members at Suns Cinemas in Washington DC ask Jeff some questions about the phantom Zep show of 1969.
We interview filmmaker Jeff Krulik after a screening of his documentary “Led Zeppelin Played Here” at Suns Cinema (a super-cool theater) in Washington DC. Jeff’s film explores a bit of music folklore — some say that Led Zeppelin played a show to about 50 people at the Wheaton Youth Center in Maryland in January 1969. Yet there is no physical documentation of this concert.
We answer some fan correspondence: William Clay Cochran shares a heartwarming story about his son and Record Store Day shopping. Gerald Chyzenski tells us about the Beaches, a new music discovery.
What’s Jim been digging lately? How about new music from the great Nick Lowe and instrumental soul stars Budos Band? Plus, a Pink Floyd cover by acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela.
What’s Patrick been digging lately? New music from Ireland’s Fontaines D.C. and Washington DC’s Witchtrial. Plus, we play a Ramones cover by Starcrawler.
Patrick Foster and Nick Scalera wrap up Flying Nun Week II by discussing new music from New Zealand (Flying Nun Records or other). The legacy of the Dunedin Sound lives on in acts like Death and the Maiden, Aldous Harding, Tiny Ruins, Pickle Darling and Salad Boys.
Patrick Foster and Nick Scalera focused on classic ’80s recordings from these artists last year in Flying Nun Week I, but their careers have continued in most cases. What The Clean, The Chills, The Bats and the Verlaines did after the early days.
Nick Scalera and Patrick Foster continue down the Flying Nun Records rabbit hole, this time talking about solo projects and spinoffs by David Kilgour (the Clean), Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate (Tall Dwarfs), Robert Scott, the Magick Heads and Minisnap (the Bats).
The classic art vs. commerce debate hits Flying Nun, as some artists were removed from the label in favor of more commercial musicians. Patrick Foster and Nick Scalera discuss The Headless Chickens, Superette, The Cakekitchen, Bressa Creeting Cake, Garageland and the Terminals.
Jim is off this week, so Nick Scalera joins Patrick to discuss his favorite topic: Flying Nun Records. It’s become an annual tradition. (Listen to episodes 330-334 for the first installments.) Today, they examine some early bands, including The Pin Group, Sneaky Feelings, The Stones, The Great Unwashed, Bird Nest Roys, Children’s Hour, The Doublehappys and This Kind of Punishment.