NEM#122: Jack Hues (from Wang Chung) Plays Jazz and Prog

NEM#122: Jack Hues (from Wang Chung) Plays Jazz and Prog

By Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Friday, 22 May

Jack fronted Wang Chung for five albums in the '80s, left the limelight to produce, and got a jazz combo going by 2000 which he's released five albums with, reformed Wang Chung, and only now is having a debut solo release, the double album Primitif.

We discuss "Whitstable Beach" from that album, "Class War and Sex War" by Jack Hues and the Quartet from A Thesis on the Ballad (2015), and "Brahms Blues" by The Quartet from Illuminated (2006). We conclude by listening to “To Live and Die in L.A.” by Wang Chung from Ochesography (2019).

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