Episode 110 – Steven Wilson’s Intrigue Compilation, Dissection Part 2

Episode 110 – Steven Wilson’s Intrigue Compilation, Dissection Part 2

Radical Research Podcast
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Episode 110 - Steven Wilson’s Intrigue Compilation, Dissection Part 2

We continue our wander through the 4CD Intrigue compilation. This installment features 15 UK bands, several which we’d never heard of before (Art Nouveau, New Musik, Section 25). We hope this episode helps prove curator Steven Wilson’s note that Intrigue operates on the “idea that conceptual thinking and ambition didn’t suddenly evaporate after ’77…ambitious, weird and thrilling music was all around you in the ‘80s – if you looked in the right places.” Amen.

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Music cited in order of appearance:

Intro: Brian Eno, “Third Uncle” (Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), 1974)
[all snippets below are taken directly from the Intrigue compilation; the following indicates where the songs originally appeared]

The Sound, “I Can’t Escape Myself” (Jeopardy, 1980)
Joy Division, “The Eternal” (Closer, 1980)
Swell Maps, “Big Empty Field” (…In “Jane from Occupied Europe”, 1980)

Art Nouveau, “Enemies” (unreleased, 1980)

Gary Numan, “The Joy Circuit” (Telekon, 1980)
23 Skidoo, “The Gospel Comes to New Guinea” (single, 1980)

Echo and the Bunnymen, “All My Colours” (Heaven Up Here, 1981)

The Specials, “Ghost Town” (single, 1981)
New Musik, “They All Run After the Carving Knife” (Anywhere, 1981)
New Order, “The Him” (Movement, 1981)
The Associates, “White Car in Germany” (single, 1981)

Section 25, “Hit” (Always Now, 1981)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, “Sealand” (Architecture & Morality, 1981)

Japan, “Talking Drum” (Tin Drum, 1981)

The Cure, “Faith” (Faith, 1981)

Radical Research is a conversation about the inner- and outer-reaches of rock and metal music. This podcast is conceived and conducted by Jeff Wagner and Hunter Ginn. Though we consume music in a variety of ways, we give particular privilege to the immersive, full-album listening experience. Likewise, we believe that tangible music formats help provide the richest, most rewarding immersions and that music, artwork, and song titles cooperate to produce a singular effect on the listener. Great music is worth more than we ever pay for it.