Goatee Phil Presents Rock's Rich Tapestry.
“We mean it, maaan!” So sang the Sex Pistols in 1977 and the phrase pretty much nails the main thing that I look for in music – passion. I’d much rather hear Ian Curtis’ barely in-tune baritone honk or one of Neil Young’s scruffy, anguished guitar solos than any number of catchy, glossy chart hits. The music I play will be passionate, honest and from the heart.
I’ve chosen the show title Rock’s Rich Tapestry for a reason. You’re likely to hear music of all different types, from every decade since the 50s – or maybe even earlier. A typical show might include some deep soul from the 70s, an alt-country band from the early noughties, a bit of Beefheart, some Joni Mitchell and a smattering of tracks from 2020. My aim is that listeners should never be more than two tracks away from saying “Damn! This is great. I should buy this album.”
New shows premiere on the Tuesday after the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Catch up on past shows at the Listen Again page.