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"If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.”
So said Bill Shakespeare. But, as far as Paul Mex and myself goes, we never get sick of good music. Not only are we to be seen often gorging on it, we go back for seconds, thirds, fourths, and more. We positively live and breathe it; he is a record producer, musician and music aficionado, and I'm a music journalist and broadcaster (and very part-
Mex explains the origins of Under The Radar:
The truth is, we have never quite lost that initial buzz and excitement from hearing a certain record for the first time, or seeing a band kill it on the stage. We know we are not the only ones… Music is thriving as never before, and the internet age has opened it all up for all to discover. And it enables us to easily dig out lost sounds, and lost moments. Moreover, previously 'lost' or forgotten archive material is constantly being uploaded to the web. That's what we do; We dig on the internet, rather than the old fashioned digging in crates!
For instance, on this week's show we have a Zombies special; archive footage of The Zombies, plus solo work by the two main protagonists, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent. Another week it could be women in punk, or a bass players special, or something jazz, or all things psychedelic, reggae, post-
Jeff Hemmings, 2016.