EXCLUSIVE MIX –
V.S. VERSUS Radio Massacre International
For the third exciting installment in a series of exclusive mixes which pitch Velvet Sheep versus some of our favourite musical compadres…
Floating into the ring for this clash are space rock astronauts Radio Massacre International.
Duncan Goddard from the band was a broadcast engineer at MTV during my time there and a keen supporter both spiritually and physically of what we did when we launched MTV2 (M2) with a stack of digi-beta tapes and a free spirit.
He loved the idea of playing Can then Nancy Sinatra, Pulp then Emergency Broadcast Network via Cannibal Corpse, and the astral workouts of his band Radio Massacre International can take you on similarly eclectic and fanciful journeys into the outer psych and inner psyche.
They were the only band with no discernible beat to play live on my colleague James Hyman’s MTV Party Zone show, but there’s definitely a groove (usually one that’s combined with the crackle of the vinyl run out groove). Without wanting to drone on about it, they are so out of this world that they have put on annual shows at the National Space Centre in Leicester and now they’ve thankfully ascended into the orbit of Velvet Sheep fanzine.
Duncan has put together a mix of rarities, obscurities and curios from the last ten years of Radio Massacre International especially for VS, and promises that there’s “not a Tangerine Dream sequencer workout in sight”. Given the cult status of the band, there will definitely be a thrumming clamour to hear the latest in a long line of releases that are not always physical, but are definitely metaphysical.
PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF WITH THE MIXCLOUD LINK BELOW, AS RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL ASKS THE QUESTION: “DO VELVET SHEEP DREAM OF SPACE-ROCK?”
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO DUNCAN GODDARD, AND RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL