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Episode #73

The Undead #73 - Michael Hedges and Michael Manring

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Saturday, October 10, 1987

The incredibly gifted and astonishingly original guitarist Michael Hedges left the planet much too soon in 1997. Avant-folk and ever-entertaining, Hedges made brilliant music with alternate tunings, harmonics and was known for striking the guitar’s body and strings with his fingers, palms and knuckles. His close friend and sometime collaborator, electric bass virtuoso Michael Manring, was a genre-bender, before music writers ever discovered that hyphenated term. He started out in the New Age bins, but moved all over with various projects, including the very first New Age-death-metal-jazz-funk-fusion record, among other things, with his “hyperbass”, (a fretless instrument which makes re-tuning mid-piece a little easier). On this October 10, 1987 edition of New Sounds, the two artists visited and played at the WNYC performance studios.

PROGRAM # 73, With guests Michael Manring and Michael Hedges (10/10/1987)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Michael Hedges

The Shape of the Land

Because It's There

Windham Hill Records WH 1055. Out of print, but try Amazon.com

Live performances

Silent Anticipation Aerial Boundaires

Not commercially available.

Aerial Boundaries

Spare Change

Windham Hill #1032, www.windham.com

Michael Manring

Unusual Weather

Welcoming

Windham Hill #1044. Out of print.

Live performance

Longair Mobile

Not commercially available.

Unusual Weather

Thunder Tactics

See above.

Live performance

Thunder Tactics, solo

Not commercially available.

Michael Hedges with Michael Manring

Aerial Boundaries

After the Gold Rush

See above.

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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