The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation

Season 3 of The Beat Generation is here, a look at the music throughout the years that changed our world. From the Beat Generation musicians of 60’s to the musicians we grew up with through the decades, they have become know for their influence on the music that has shaped the soundtrack of our lives. Simply known as The Beat Generation. The Beat Generation got its name from the 50’s writers that inspired so much music. During Season 3, Shayne Brian & Andrew Hackett look at albums that have changed our lives by artists that have changed the face of musical landscape. A full show listing and a podcast of this show can be found at http://facebook.com/musicthatchangedtheworld. So sit back, put your headphones on, crank up the dial and journey with us into The Beat Generation.

Episodes

June 18, 2021 55 min

Journey with us this week on our Season 3 finale, as we take a look at an album by an band who shined a light on the Seattle Grunge movement, were responsible for one of the biggest bands in the world, Foo Fighters and single handedly changed the music industry. The band was Nirvana and the album was Nevermind. 

Shayne and Andrew take a look at the legacy of Nevermind that kicked Michael Jackson off the charts and produced a sound ...

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Journey with us this week as we take a look at a homegrown Australian classic, one that is possibly the greatest Australian album of all time, not so much for its effect on the music industry, more for its effect on helping build a bridge between white and black Australia. Of course the band is the one and only Midnight Oil and the album is Diesel and Dust.

Shayne and Andrew take a look at the legacy of Diesel and Dust which has be...

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Journey with us this week as we take a trip into Motown with arguably the greatest funk, soul and r&b artist of all time - Stevie Wonder and his landmark album Innervisions. 

Shayne and Andrew take a look at the man who reshaped R&B music with his unique blend of synthesisers and electronic instruments and nearly didn't survive to make another album after an horrific crash. This is the story of Innervisions and Stevie W...

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Journey with us this week in Episode 9 as we head to the Dark Side of the Moon and explore the world of Pink Floyd with their classic album from 1973. 

Shayne Brian and Andrew Hackett take a look at an album that would go down in history as arguably the greatest concept album ever, one that still has us wondering how such a magnificent piece of music could come into being.

Songs from Pink Floyd in today's show include:

  • Speak T...

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    Journey with us this week in Episode 8 and one of the most iconic artists of all time Van Morrison and the album that officially kickstarted his solo career… Moondance.

    Shayne Brian and Andrew Hackett take a look at the songs that have gone down in music history from an album the set the path for Van the Man.

    Songs from Van Morrison in today's show include:

  • Into the Mystic

  • And It Stoned Me
  • Come Running
  • Crazy Love
  • Brand New Day
  • Eve...
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    Journey with us this week in Episode 7 and our look at the album that rebooted a career of one of the biggest artists from the Jersey Shore - of course we are talking about Bruce Springsteen and Born in the USA.

    Shayne Brian and Andrew Hackett take a look at the man they called The Boss and he had already had hits with albums like Born to Run, Thunder Road, Hungry Heart but this album struck a chord and brought in a whole new gener...

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    Journey with us this week in Episode 6 and a look at the album that did more for the reconciliation of black and white than any other album in history - Michael Jackson's Thriller.

    Shayne Brian and Andrew Hackett take a look at the iconic release from 1982 that was the highest selling album of all time until 2018. Micheal Jackson was seen a one-man rescue team, a singer and dancer than not only cut the boundaries of style and t...

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    Journey with us this week in Episode 5 and part 2 of our look at the David Bowie Trilogy of albums that forever changed the way we look at David Bowie, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane. This is David Bowie - Life on Mars?

    Shayne Brian and Andrew Hackett take a look at the Bowie years from 1971-1973, the start of the glam rock period for David Bowie and some of the most important characters of his character. This is the p...

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    Journey with us this week in Episode 4 and a look at the David Bowie Trilogy of albums that forever changed the way we look at David Bowie, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane. This is David Bowie - Life on Mars?

    Shayne Brian and Andrew Hackett take a look at the Bowie years from 1971-1973, the start of the glam rock period for David Bowie and some of the most important characters of his character. This is the period David ...

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    This week we go bad to 1985 when we took up arms...Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits.

    Brothers In Arms was an album that spent a staggering 34 weeks at number 1 in Australia (a record that has never been beaten), and a tour that sold 2.5 million tickets and once again in Australia set a record for the most number of consecutive appearances at a single venue in Sydney…21 nights.

    Songs from Dire Straits "Brothers In Arms" in t...

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    This week we take a look at one of the most iconic and influential albums in Motown's history - Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?"

    What's Going On has been proclaimed as the album which changed black music forever and it is one of the greatest socially conscious music albums of all time. If the Beat Generation had of started in the 70’s instead of the 60’s then Gaye’s portrait of life would have been their set...

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    Sit back, put your headphones on, crank up the dial and journey with us this week in Episode 1 and the year Love Came to Town and U2 released Rattle & Hum. This is The Beat Generation.

    This is the start of an incredible season which will encompass artists from the 60’s like The Beatles and The Beach Boys, the 70’s with Bob Dylan, David Bowie…right through to more recent artists like Oasis and Midnight Oil. Each with their own t...

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    This week Shayne Brian takes the Beat Generation listeners on the second half of a journey through the progressive rock world of Yes and it's lead singer Jon Anderson.

    This week we discuss Jon's Animation album, the 90125 album by Yes and a 2016 album, Invention of Knowledge, a collaboration with Roine Stolt

    Music in today's show includes:


    Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes

    Invention - Anderson Stolt

    Olympia - Jon And...

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    This week Shayne Brian takes the Beat Generation listeners on a journey through the progressive rock world of Yes and it's lead singer Jon Anderson.

    Speaking with Jon about his spiritual influence in the writings, the profound impact the name Yes had on the band and the success overseas, the show features music from the 70's and early 80's up to the end of the first incarnation of Yes and into Jon's solo career.

    M...

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    Last week Shayne Brian had the opportunity to chat with Shannon Noll about his music and his journey on The Bad Boys Lockdown so it was a perfect opportunity to explore the music he has created over the last 20 years.

    The interview was genuinely funny, the man himself was as true blue Aussie as you could get. He is the boy next door, the larrikin that won the hearts of rural Australia and his country town tours are a testament of...

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    Last week we looked at how the band that is now known as Jefferson Starship had its beginnings. And we finished with possibly one of their most famous tracks from the 70’s Jane. With the 80’s came some big changes, the least of which was their name change to just Starship. In reality Jefferson Starship never really went away, and even today there is still two bands with some of the members from the original lineup reforming Jeffers...

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    This week on The Beat Generation, we take a look at one of the most iconic bands of the 60,s 70’s 80’s through to today, Jefferson Airplane and it’s follow up band Jefferson Starship. In part one of our interview, we chat with the current line up of Jefferson Starship and look at the music legacy the band left during the 60's and 70's.

    The songs on todays show include:

    Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane

    White Rabbit -...

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    This week on The Beat Generation, we continue our chat with Shane Howard the man behind the musical legacy of Goanna, a short lived band with a massive impact on the Oz music scene. Of course those who fell in love with the sound of The Goanna Band also embraced the music of Shane Howard during his solo career, one that saw him dive into Irish music and uncover the similarities between Ireland and the Indigenous histories of Austra...

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    This week on The Beat Generation, we chat with Shane Howard who guides us through some of the stories of his days in Goanna including the iconic Solid Rock which denounced the injustice that Aboriginal Australia has endured for over 200 years. His music and message has remained a legacy in Australian music encouraging other bands and artists to start writing about the social and environmental injustice.

    Shane Howard and The Goanna...

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    In this second episode of season 2 of The Beat Generation, it is part 2 of the chat with Oz Rock Music Legend, Graham 'Buzz' Bidstrup.

    From sharing the stage with one of the greatest bands of 70’s and 80’s, the Angels, through to the heart felt legacy left by Indigenous artist Jimmy Little that has since consumed his years in later life, Graham Buzz Bidstrup has been a manager, a drummer, a guitarist, a producer and an acc...

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