Welcome to the best undiscovered music podcast available! Thanks for listening with us to Loudon Wainwright III. Loudon has had such a prolific output of acerbic, funny, heart-wrenching and cleverly written songs that choosing just 3 tracks of his was a difficult choice. Because of this, we would urge you to investigate his catalogue yourselves to find your favourites. You can visit his official website here.
- 2 Song Set (feat. Slow Train) Loudon Wainwright III
- Plastic Wrap Joy Downer
- Lemonade CocoRosie
- Mellotron Stereolab
- Stewball Loudon Wainwright III
- Space Cowboy Kacey Musgraves
- The Acid Song Loudon Wainwright III
Loudon is the best undiscovered music
Why do we say this? Loudon Wainwright III is hugely well known and a man of prolific output. Because of this, as a young lad every time I watched the Old Grey Whistle Test he seemed to be on it! He’s produced dozens of albums and has been in the news for more than just his music. Loudon has produced 3 offspring that have gone on to be well known musicians in their own rights. However, with younger listeners he will be less well known and may come as something of a revelation to them. As a result of this, we hope you agree that he is outside of modern and commercial music enough to classed as the “best undiscovered music”.
Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who…brought confessional poetry into popular song…. Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation – New York Times, Stephen Holden
More of the best undiscovered music
Often regarded as one of the most influential bands of the ’90s, Stereolab gave us a mellotron masterclass in this episode. They formed in London in 1990 and classed themselves as an English/French avant-pop band. Often incorporating a motorik beat they heavily relied on vintage keyboard instruments such as the mellotron. Because of this, Stereolab after had a strong Germanic sound to their music. Playing live on stage, however, the band were more guitar-driven. Stereolab found success in the underground music scene and proved influential, for instance, they sparked a renewed interest in vintage analogue instruments. In 2009 Stereolab announced they were to be on indefinite hiatus. However, they are due to reunite for a live performance later this year.
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