Rat Bastard maps out the music of Sandy Denny
Returning guest, producer, experimental/noise music pioneer and curmudgeon Frank 'Rat Bastard' Falestra invited us to his South Beach, Miami studio for a crash course on pre-eminent British singer/songwriter Sandy Denny. In her short life, Denny left an impressive body of work both with the UK folk rock band Fairport Convention and solo releases.
File under: essential listening.
Songs featured in this episode: Untitled - Rat Bastard, Mark Morgan & Thurston Moore; A Boy Called Rat - The Rat Opera (featuring Diane Ward); No More Was Needed to Inflame My Balls - TLASILA; Nothing More - Sandy Denny; Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Fairport Convention; I'm A Dreamer - Sandy Denny; The Battle of Evermore - Led Zeppelin; Listen, Listen - Sandy Denny; I'll Keep It With Mine - Fairport Convention; Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Cat Power; Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Sandy Denny & The Strawbs; Autopsy, Fotheringay - Fairport Convention; Come All Ye, The Sea, John The Gun, Late November, The Sea Captain, Next Time Around, It'll Take A Long Time, At The End Of The Day, All Our Days, Take Me Away - Sandy Denny; Pink Moon - Nick Drake; Fight Fire With Fire - Metallica; Wild Thyme - Jefferson Airplane; Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine, 24 - Red House Painters; The Daily Mail - Radiohead; So Far Away - Carole King; No One Is There - Nico; Man Of Iron, Take Me Away (live from the Royalty Theatre, 1977) - Sandy Denny
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Producer/Noise Artist Rat Bastard runs Dan Hosker Studio in Miami Beach and is the founder of the INC (International Noise Conference), a yearly weeklong event held in Miami that gathers artists and noise acts from around the world. His band "Scraping Teeth" was once voted the "Worst Band In America" by Spin Magazine.