KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic

Season 2010 Episode 11.10.10

Manu Chao

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International superstar Manu Chao performed a fiery set of songs when he brought his trio to Apogee's Berkeley Street Studios. Beloved favorites and new songs came alive in this intimate setting in front of a live audience. Hosted by Tom Schnabel and recorded specifically for Morning Becomes Eclectic we'll share this exclusive set at 11:15am. PHOTO BY: Salvador FarfanSee More here. TranscriptTom Schnabel: Years ago a guy named Vince Nicoletti, who fronted Soy Cowboy a great Country Western band with Thai flavoring, told me to really give the Manu Chao song “Bongo Bong” a close listen. I did and was charmed. A few years later, I found myself on the tiny and remote Indonesian island of Lombok. I went out onto the patio next to the beach for dinner. The bar band came out and set up. The song they opened with was “Clandestino”. I felt right at home. So Manu Chao is international, he’s everywhere. But tonight he’s here with us in this intimate venue, and we love it, so let’s welcome him with a big big round of applause!!! Manu Chao and La Ventura!!!! Manu Chao: Pleasure. Thanks for the hospitality. Thank you. TS: I'm Tom Schnabel. I'm kind of like the jurassic DJ here at KCRW. I've been there from the very beginning when KCRW was a little, small, tiny station and it's great to still be there and it's grown and it's fantastic. Manu, so this isn't going to take very long we are going to get back to your music in a minute, but Manu did you have any idea that “Clandestino” would become a bestseller all over the world? M.C.: You mean when I recorded it? T.S.: Yeah. M.C.: No. No. I really thought nobody would like it. I was sure of that. T.S.: You were very wrong. M.C.: Yeah, I know -- really often in my life that happens. But no, at that time I was really sure this was my last CD because nobody would like it. So, I was ready to do something else in my life. I didn&rsquomoreless
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