ORGAN THING: One year on, a memorial and celebration of the work of The Other Rock Show’s most influential and important creative, Tim Smith of Cardiacs…

A year already, a whole year since the Leader of the Starry Sky departed, a year this week since Cardiacs main man Tim Smith left us. Tonight we mark the sad date with a special  broadcast on Resonance FM. The show goes out tonight (Sunday July 25th) at 9pm UK time, here over the airwaves here in London on 104.4FM , hear it all around the whole world via www.resonancefm.com

Marina Organ presents an hour of music that uses unconventional structures and ‘other’ time signatures – gathered from the worldwide undergrounds of maths rock, avant prog, weird electronica and strange pop. This week: In Memory of Tim Smith. A memorial and celebration of the work of The Other Rock Show’s most influential and important creative, Tim Smith of Cardiacs. Tim died peacefully in July 2020 after a twelve-year battle with illness and disability that robbed him of movement and voice. Before his death, his legacy began to finally gain the recognition it deserved, including the granting of an honorary music degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This show gathers together unheard material from 35 years of Cardiacs gigs and some of his greatest songs and compositions. Visit the Otherrockshow website for more information.

Tim Smith

The show tonight was first broadcast September 2020, if you can’t listen tonight, or you’re reading this next Thursday, the nhere it is. Marina Organ made it, I think she made something special

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Previously on these pages…

ORGAN THING: A fragile, beautiful, previously unreleased Cardiacs song, “a present by way of gracious thanks” has been officially posted as a download…

ORGAN THING: “Only then will we say oh what a treat, thank you sir”. Thank you Tim Smith, thank you Cardiacs, we really did grin like alligators…

ORGAN THING: Now besides leading what is without a doubt the finest band ever, besides leading a band that has given, and continues to give, so many of us so so many pleasures, besides all that, Tim Smith is…

ORGAN: “Don’t be silly” said Tim in a tone of disbelief, the tale of a glorious day spent behind “enemy” lines…

ORGAN THING: In celebration of Mr Smith’s birthday, five bands who sound just a little bit like Cardiacs…

ORGAN THING: Listen to last night’s Other Rock Show Midsummer Solstice special, with Gazelle Twin and NYX, Gentle Giant, Skryptor, Cardiacs, Redbus Noface, Gryphon, Bubblemath and more…

ORGAN THING: For the benefit of Mr White, suburban psychedelia, songs of beauty and that magic in the Kingston air that brought us Cardiacs and The Trudy and…

ORGAN THING: Ring’s legendary first tape album re-issued at long last. Back in the day Ring were the only other band really going off and things alongside those Cardiacs…

ORGAN THING: Cellular Chaos release Dirty Girl, so much more than just a Cardiacs cover from Weasel Walter, Admiral Grey and Rad Chaines…

ORGAN THING: A bit of a “lost” Cardiacs song, if you will…

ORGAN PREVIEW: Cardiacs, Some Fairytales From The Rotten Shed, rejoice for a new release is upon us…

ORGAN THING: A fifth 43 piece painting and a whole load of music from Organ days of yore – Sea Nymphs, Muy Feo, Cardiacs, Gog Magog, Cynical Smile, Raging Speedhorn…

ORGAN THING: Sea Nymphs On Dry Land, a first listen to the glorious new album…

ORGAN THING: Various Tarred and Feathered people from Napalm Death, Voivod, Municipal Waste and more join Jim to cover Cardiacs…

ORGAN THING OF THE DAY: Cardiacs at a festival in Kingston many years ago…

And a very quick very random search though some of the things left on the floor here.. do click on an image to enlarge or t orun the fractured slide show….

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