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The Chesterfields special with Simon Barber

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 52:09


Simon Barber - The Chesterfields - in conversation with David Eastaugh  New album - New Modern Homes https://thechesterfields.bandcamp.com/album/new-modern-homes-2 The Chesterfields are an English indie pop band from Yeovil, Somerset, England. Hardcore fans tended to refer to them as "The Chesterf!elds", with an exclamation mark replacing the "i", following the example of the band's logo. The band was formed in summer 1984 by Dave Goldsworthy (vocals, guitar), Simon Barber (bass, vocals), and Dominic Manns (drums), joined in 1985 by Brendan Holden (guitar).[1] Early recordings included contributions to the Golden Pathway tapes, that captured the West Country music scene of the time, such as "Stephanie Adores" and "The Boy Who Sold His Suitcase", the latter with a female lead singer, Sarah.

The Dream Academy special Gilbert Gabriel

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 55:27


Gilbert Gabriel - The Dream Academy - in conversation with David Eastaugh The Dream Academy were a British band consisting of singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes, multi-instrumentalist (chiefly oboe, cor anglaisplayer) Kate St John, and keyboardist Gilbert Gabriel. The band is most noted for their 1985 hit singles "Life in a Northern Town", "The Love Parade" and their 1985 cover of the Smiths' song "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want", which was featured in the John Hughes film Ferris Bueller's Day Off in 1986.

Gun with Dante Gizzi

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 78:24


Dante Gizzi - Gun - in conversation with David Eastaugh Gun are a hard rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. The band currently consists of brothers Dante Gizzi (lead vocals) and Giuliano "Jools" Gizzi (guitar), along with Paul McManus (drums), Andy Carr (bass) and Tommy Gentry (guitar). Starting in 1989 with Taking on the World, Gun have released seven studio albums, three of which have made the UK Top 20, and had eight UK Top 40 hit singles. The most successful of these was a cover of Cameo's "Word Up!", which reached the top 10 in 1994. 

Band of Susans with Susan Stenger

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 115:48


Susan Stenger - Band of Susans - in conversation with David Eastaugh Band of Susans was an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1986 and active until 1996. It originally consisted of Robert Poss (guitar/vocals), Susan Stenger (bass/vocals), Ron Spitzer (drums), with Susan Lyall (guitar), Susan Tallman (guitar), and Alva Rogers (vocals). The band would undergo several permutations over the years, usually involving three guitarists. Poss, Stenger, and Spitzer were the band's core members throughout its duration. They originated in the New York noise rock scene, but due to their layered guitar sound were sometimes seen as the American counterparts to the UK shoegazing bands and also drew influence from modern experimental composers Rhys Chatham and Glenn Branca. 

Thatcher on Acid - Matt Cornish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 57:36


Matt Cornish- Thatcher on Acid - in conversation with David Eastaugh Thatcher on Acid were an English anarcho-punk band. They formed in Somerset during 1983. Their name is a satirical reference to former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Ben Corrigan, Bob Butler and Andy Tuck also played in Schwartzeneggar with ex-Crassmember, Steve Ignorant. The band opened the anarcho-punk band Conflict's "Gathering of the 5000" show at Brixton Academy, an event which resulted in many arrests and achieved a degree of infamy.

Neil Taylor - C85 Various Artists - a new compilation on Cherry Red

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 32:08


Neil Taylor - C85 a new compilation on Cherry Red - in conversation with David Eastaugh  3CD collection pre-queling NME's huge selling C86 compilation. Featuring the best of the burgeoning indie scene from 1985. Including tracks from The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Stone Roses, That Petrol Emotion, The Woodentops, James, Del Amitri, The Housemartins and many more. Following the success of the three-disc compilation, ‘The Sun Shines Here' (which documented the roots of Indie Pop from 1980-84), the prequel to C86, C85 combines “name” bands with many obscurities making their debut on CD. Several acts on C85 would eventually feature on that NME's C86 collection: Primal Scream, The Wedding Present, the Mighty Lemon Drops, etc, who all had singles released in 1985.

Zounds with Steve Lake

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 51:17


Steve Lake - Zounds - in conversation with David Eastaugh The band were formed around the nucleus of Steve Lake from Reading, Berkshire and evolved from a number of jamming sessions with other musicians and friends in Oxford, taking in influences from the Velvet Underground to the Sex Pistols. The band began performing gigs in 1977/78 with a line-up of Steve Lake (vocals/bass), Steve Burch (guitar) and Jimmy Lacey (drums), adding Nick Godwin (guitar)[1] at their second gig – adopting the name 'Zounds', chosen from a dictionary by Burch

Lime Spiders - Mick Blood

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 59:26


Mick Blood - Lime Spiders - in conversation David Eastaugh Book - Lime Light Australian punk rock band which formed in 1979 with Mick Blood on lead vocals. He was later joined by Tony Bambach on bass guitar, Gerard Corben on guitar, Richard Lawson on drums, and David Sparks on guitar. Their debut studio album, The Cave Comes Alive! was released in June 1987 and reached the top 60 on the Kent Music Report Albums Chart. Their most successful single, "Weirdo Libido", was released in January that year and reached the top 50 on the related Kent Music Report Singles Chart. In April its music video was the first ever shown on Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV music series rage. The track was used on the 1988 feature film Young Einstein's soundtrack. The group disbanded in 1990 and in 1999 Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, noted they had provided "raucous sound mixed screaming vocals and wild, fuzz-tone guitar riffs to arrive at a mutant strain of acid punk that bordered on heavy metal". Australian punk rock band which formed in 1979 with Mick Blood on lead vocals. He was later joined by Tony Bambach on bass guitar, Gerard Corben on guitar, Richard Lawson on drums, and David Sparks on guitar. Their debut studio album, The Cave Comes Alive! was released in June 1987 and reached the top 60 on the Kent Music Report Albums Chart. Their most successful single, "Weirdo Libido", was released in January that year and reached the top 50 on the related Kent Music Report Singles Chart. In April its music video was the first ever shown on Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV music series rage. The track was used on the 1988 feature film Young Einstein's soundtrack. The group disbanded in 1990 and in 1999 Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, noted they had provided "raucous sound mixed screaming vocals and wild, fuzz-tone guitar riffs to arrive at a mutant strain of acid punk that bordered on heavy metal". 

Miki Berenyi - Lush & Piroshka

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 46:54


Miki Berenyi - Lush & Piroshka - in conversation with David Eastaugh In April 2022, Berenyi announced the release of her memoir Fingers Crossed, due out in September. Lush were an English rock band formed in London in 1987. The original line-up consisted of Miki Berenyi (vocals, guitar), Emma Anderson (vocals, guitar), Steve Rippon (bass guitar) and Chris Acland (drums). Phil King replaced Rippon in 1991. They were one of the first bands to have been described with the "shoegazing" label. Following the death of Acland, the group disbanded in 1996.

Keeley Moss

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 60:42


Keeley in conversation with David Eastaugh KEELEY was formed in 2020 by former Session Motts singer, guitarist and songwriter Keeley Moss. New single - “Where The Monster Lives” is the second single from the album, and continues Keeley's quest to memorialize Inga-Maria Hauser, the teenage German backpacker who was murdered in Northern Ireland in 1988. Dedicated to Inga-Maria Hauser, the murdered teenage German backpacker that Keeley has steadfastly memorialised in song and spirit for the past five years.  Read The Keeley Chronicles for more info. 

Dunstan Bruce - Chumbawamba

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 68:12


Dunstan Bruce - Chumbawamba - in conversation with David Eastaugh https://www.aiiy.co.uk Chumbawamba formed in Burnley in 1982 with an initial line-up of Allan "Boff" Whalley, Danbert Nobacon (born Nigel Hunter), Midge and Tomi, all four previously members of the band Chimp Eats Banana, shortly afterwards joined by Lou Watts

Del Amitri - Justin Currie

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 40:01


Justin Currie - Del Amitri - in conversation with David Eastaugh On 2 March 2020, drummer Ash Soan revealed that work on Del Amitri's seventh studio album had begun at Vada Studios, Worcestershire. On 8 April, Justin Currie confirmed that the band finished recording the album "the night before the UK-wide lockdown" began on 24 March Del Amitri are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in Glasgow in 1980. Between 1985 and 2002, the band released six studio albums. Their 1995 single "Roll to Me" reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Five Del Amitri albums have reached the Top 10 in the UK.[6] Globally, Del Amitri have sold six million albums.

Prolapse - Tim Pattison

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 72:23


Tim Pattison - Prolapse - in conversation with David Eastaugh https://preciousrecordingsoflondon.bandcamp.com In 1993 the band released two EPs on Cherry Red Records, Crate and Pull Thru Barker, followed in 1994 by the single "Doorstop Rhythmic Bloc" and album Pointless Walks to Dismal Places, which won critical acclaim. The band gained attention for their live performances, particularly for songs like "Tina This Is Matthew Stone", which depicted a dialogue between two furious partners. The songs were not as much sung as they were acted over a musical accompaniment. After leaving Cherry Red records, they then went on to release a variety of singles and EPs on a number of different labels.

Will Carruthers - Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 117:53


Will Carruthers - Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized - in conversation with David Eastaugh BOOK - Playing the Bass With Three Left Hands https://willcarruthers.squarespace.com Will Carruthers is a bassist who has played music with Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spectrum, and others. 

Bikini Kill & The Real Distractions - Tobi Vail

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 63:06


Tobi Vail - Bikini Kill & The Real Distractions - in conversation with David Eastaugh The Real Distractions is a co-release between Perennial and K this is international pop underground vol. CXLVIII. Featuring Tobi Vail (Bikini Kill, Frumpies, Spider and the Webs and MODs) as well as scene stalwarts Ricky Meyer (Rik and the Pigs), Peter David Connelly (the mona reels, Bangs, Quayde le Hue) and newcomer KT Ballard. Bikini Kill is an American punk rock band formed in Olympia, Washington, in October 1990. The group consisted of singer and songwriter Kathleen Hanna, guitarist Billy Karren, bassist Kathi Wilcox, and drummer Tobi Vail. The band pioneered the riot grrrlmovement, with feminist lyrics and fiery performances. Their music is characteristically abrasive and hardcore-influenced. After two full-length albums, several EPs and two compilations, they disbanded in 1997. The band reunited for tours in 2019 and 2022, with Erica Dawn Lyle on guitar in place of Karren.

The Servants - David Westlake

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 124:18


David Westlake - The Servants - in conversation with David Eastaugh New album - My Beautiful England - out autumn 2022 David Westlake formed indie band the Servants in 1985 in Hayes, Middlesex, England. The Servants appeared on 1986's NME-associated C86 compilation, and the band was from 1986 to 1991 the original home of Luke Haines. Haines describes David Westlake's first solo album, 1987's Westlake, as "a minor classic". Westlake's second solo album, 2002's Play Dusty for Me, was released in a limited issue that quickly sold out but was never re-pressed.[5]Captured Tracks reissued Play Dusty for Me in LP format on Black Friday, 2015.

A.R. Kane - Rudy Tambala

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 62:42


Rudy Tambala - A.R. Kane - with David Eastaugh British musical duo formed in 1986 by Alex Ayuli and Rudy Tambala. After releasing two early EPs to critical acclaim, the group topped the UK Independent Chart with their debut album 69 (1988). Their second album, "i"(1989), was also a top 10 hit. They were also part of the one-off collaboration MARRS, whose surprise dance hit "Pump Up the Volume" was released in 1987. Ayuli is believed to have coined the term "dreampop" in the late 1980s to describe their eclectic sound, which blended distorted guitars, drum machines, and dub production. The group broke up in 1994. Though their work fell into relative obscurity in subsequent years, they have been characterised by critics as among the most innovative and underrated groups of their era, and recognized as an influence on styles such as shoegaze, trip hop, and post-rock. In 2012, One Little Indian released Complete Singles Collection, which compiled the group's single and EP releases.

World of Twist - Gordon King

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 60:36


Gordon King  - World of Twist - in conversation with David Eastaugh New book - When Does The Mind-Bending Start? by Gordon King   A short lived 1986 version of World of Twist featured Gordon King (vocalist and co-songwriter), Tony Ogden (co-songwriter), Andy Hobson (Bass, Keyboards), Neil Drabble (visuals). The 1989 version of World Of Twist featured Ogden (now vocalist and co-songwriter), King (guitar and co-songwriter), and Hobson (synthesisers) joined by Alan Frost (visual effects, synthesisers), Julia aka M.C. Shells (swirls and sea noises) and Angela Reilly (visual effects). Nick Sanderson (drums) joined some time later. A demo tape (featuring "The Storm", "Blackpool Tower Suite", "The Spring", and "She's a Rainbow") released in early 1990 drew attention to the band, and a recording contract with Circa Records followed. The record label issued the singles "The Storm" (produced by Clif Brigden) that same year with "Sons of the Stage" also (produced by Clif Brigden) and "Sweets" following in 1991. A cover of The Rolling Stones' "She's a Rainbow", originally issued as the B-side of "The Storm", was reissued with new dance mixes by Fluke in 1992. The original B-side version had been one of the last tracks produced by Martin Hannett, who died in 1991.

Nige Tassell -Whatever Happened to the C86 Kids?: An Indie Odyssey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 33:18


Nige Tassell -Whatever Happened to the C86 Kids?: An Indie Odyssey - in conversation with David Eastaugh In 1986, the NME released a cassette that would shape music for years to come. A collection of twenty-two independently signed guitar-based bands, C86 was the sound and ethos that defined a generation. It was also arguably the point at which 'indie' was born. But what happened next to all those musical dreamers?

The Monochrome Set - Bid

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 83:17


Bid - The Monochrome Set - in conversation with David Eastaugh  The Monochrome Set was formed in London in 1978 from the remnants of a college group called The B-Sides, whose members had included Stuart Goddard, later known as Adam Ant. Their first live gig was on 15 Feb 1978, at Westfield College in London. The original line-up consisted of Indian-born lead singer and principal songwriter Bid (real name Ganesh Seshadri), Canadian guitarist Lester Square(real name Thomas W.B. Hardy), drummer John D. Haney (formerly of The Art Attacks) and bass guitarist Charlie X. The band had two more bassists, Jeremy Harrington and Simon Croft, before Andy Warren of the Ants, a childhood friend of Bid, joined in late 1979.

Nick Evans - Elemental Records & Dawn Song

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 147:31


Nick Evans - Elemental Records & Dawn Song - in conversation with David Eastaugh  Has a new album out - Dawn Song & the album is titled 'For Morgan'. Elemental Records Was a division of Workers Playtime Music Co. in the early 1990s, then became a subsidiary of One Little Indian.

Lawrence - Felt, Denim & Go-Kart Mozart

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 68:21


Lawrence - Felt, Denim & Go-Kart Mozart - in conversation with David Eastaugh https://shop.bfi.org.uk/lawrence-of-belgravia-blu-ray.html Felt released ten albums in the 1980s, and Lawrence was the only constant member of the band from its inception in 1979 to its dissolution in 1989, though he doesn't appear at all on the band's penultimate album, Train Above The City, despite being present at the recording sessions. During his time in the band, he served as lyricist and co-songwriter, together with then-lead guitarist Maurice Deebank, who left the band in 1985. In 2006, Lawrence began working on a new Go-Kart Mozart album entitled On the Hot Dog Streets that was eventually released in June 2012 to coincide with the nationwide premiere of Lawrence of Belgravia, which documented the making of the record. Though once again a commercial failure, the album has received the most acclaim and attention of any Lawrence related project since Back in Denim.

Pleasant Gehman - Screamin' Sirens

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 64:20


Pleasant Gehman in conversation with David Eastaugh https://pleasantgehman.com/tarotreadings/ Pleasant Gehman is a true renaissance woman. A lifelong multi-disciplinary artist, she is a writer, professional dancer, actor, psychic, musician and painter; she has  often been called “a force of nature”. A Hollywood rock ‘n' roll icon, during the 1970's, she was one of the first punks in Los Angeles, documenting the scene she helped create in her fanzine Lobotomy, which lead to writing for the top mainstream rock publications. During the 1980's, she toured fronting her three bands, all of whom released multiple recordings: The Screaming Sirens, The Ringling Sisters and Honk If Yer Horny. Concurrently, she was the talent booker for the seminal Los Angeles “alternative” clubs Cathay De Grande and Raji's.

Dave Trumfio - The Pulsars

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 78:27


Dave Trumfio - The Pulsars - in conversation with David Eastaugh kingsizesoundlabs.com American record producer, mixer, engineer and musician, best known for his production work with artists such as Wilco and his recordings with his own band The Pulsars. Trumfio was the frontman in the 90's new-wave band The Pulsars, in which he did "everything but play the drums", his brother Harry acting as the band's drummer. After releasing their debut single, the band signed to Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss's post A&M venture Almo Sounds in 1995, and released an album and two EPs.

The Flowers of Hell - Greg Jarvis

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 60:21


Greg Jarvis  - The Flowers of Hell - in conversation with David Eastaugh The Flowers of Hell are a transatlantic experimental orchestra made up of a revolving line-up of 16 or so independent musicians based in Toronto and London. Their mostly instrumental sound builds bridges between classical music and post-rock, shoegaze, space rock and drone music, often resulting in their being described as an orchestral extension of the work of The Velvet Underground and Spacemen 3. They are led by synesthete composer Greg Jarvis. Much of their repertoire is an exploration of the timbre-to-shape synesthesia that causes Jarvis to involuntarily perceive all sounds as floating abstract visual forms.

Testcard F - Vince Rogers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 70:16


Vince Rogers - Testcard F - in conversation with David Eastaugh  Norwich, experimental synth pop band formed in 1981 -  formed in the early 1980s at the UEA. Famously had an indie chart hit with Bandwagon Tango. They completed a second EP and also did a Peel Session.  Before releasing solo material as alpha seven, Pete used to be in Testcard F, an early experimental synth pop outfit based in Norwich, reaching the dizzy heights of a Peel session in 1982 and two singles on the Backs record label. Instrumentation included electronic percussion built from Maplin kits, augmented with a coat rack and waste bins to give a human feel. There was a borrowed EDP Wasp, 1960s Farfisa organ, Casio VL-Tone and a drum machine that held a single song, hence they used backing cassettes    

Paul 'Bee' Hampshire - Into A Circle, Futon, Getting The Fear, & Panache

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 96:45


Paul 'Bee' Hampshire - Into A Circle, Futon, Getting The Fear, & Panache in conversation with David Eastaugh  thebeenow.com Bee left school at 16 to form his first band the Danse Society. He moved to London to join a pop band, which really did become big in Japan. Bee spent his time there doing tours, TV shows, and dodging crazy fans. During his club kid days in London, he ran the door at London's first fetish club SKIN2.   Shifting his focus back to the UK, Bee hooked up with Psychic TV. He teamed up with the remnants of Southern Death Cult to form Getting the Fear, which eventually became the indie duo, Into A Circle. At the start of the nineties, he spent a brief stint in NYC before moving to Asia permanently and settling in Thailand.

Anne Mari - The Field Mice, Lightning In A Twilight Hour & Trembling Blue Stars

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 70:13


Anne Mari - The Field Mice, Lightning In A Twilight Hour & Trembling Blue Stars - in conversation with David Eastaugh Lightning In A Twilight Hour is an alias of The Field Mice and Trembling Blue Stars' frontman Bobby Wratten, one of indie-pop's most undervalued cult figures. The project's second album ‘Overwintering' was co-produced by Ian Catt, with Field Mice lieutenants Anne Mari Davies (vocals) and Michael Hiscocks (bass) featured throughout the album.

Benjamin Berton - Daniel Treacy, Television Personalities & Dreamworld

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 61:03


Benjamin Berton author of a new book on Daniel Treacy  in conversation with David Eastaugh "Dreamworld: The Fabulous Life of Daniel Treacy and his Band Television Personalities" London 1977: Daniel Treacy drops out of school, bored to death. Thanks to a few pounds sterling, lent to him by his parents, he records a few songs with friends and sends the finished single to the legendary radio DJ John Peel, who is immediately thrilled - the Television Personalities are born .. In the turbulent life of Daniel Treacy we meet Jimmy Page, Bob Marley, Alan McGee, David Gilmour, Wham!, Nico and Kurt Cobain. Dreamworld is the very real, very crazy story of a genius in music history whose importance is not infrequently compared to that of Mark E. Smith of The Fall. Enriched with plenty of scene and period colour from British pop from the 1960s to the present, "Dreamworld" tells of all the ups and downs of a legend who once ironically (but quite rightly) described himself in an interview as the "Godfather of Indie Pop". The English translation by David Marshall is published with a completely revised colour picture section and numerous illustrations.

Alan Rider - Stress, Dance Naked & Attrition

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 70:01


Alan Rider - Stress, Dance Naked & Attrition - in conversation with David Eastaugh Alan Rider is a musician and editor of iconic 1980s Coventry post-punk fanzine Adventures in Reality.  He also co-edited 1980s Coventry Agit-Zine Not The Jobhunter, produced one off Coventry fanzines Certain Substances, Sticky Fingers, and Negative Response as well as contributing regularly to national music publications including Spiral Scratch and NME.  Alan and Adventures in Reality were featured in the 1983 Channel 4 documentary ‘Enough is Enough'.  He also ran the 1980s Adventures in Reality Recordings independent record label, releasing albums by a wide range of underground acts internationally, including Coventry bands such as Attrition, Furious Apples, and his own electronic band Stress. Stress went on to record and release four albums and numerous compilation album appearances on labels across the world.  His other band Dance Naked, released albums in the UK and Germany.

Robert Courtney - Skin Patrol & One Million Fuzztone

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 53:19


Robert Courtney - Skin Patrol & One Million Fuzztone - in conversation with David Eastaugh Skin Patrol became One Million Fuzztone Guitars in 1981 and released two singles “Heaven / Annuese” and “Men's Hearts / Creepy Crawl” and an LP “26″ all now remastered and re-released on Cherry Red Records. Rock Section was remixed by Julian Cope And Andrew Weatherall in 2014 as Dayglo Maradona. One Million Fuzztone Guitars/Skin Patrol continue to record and release new material on TuneCore/BMI.

Lolly Hayes (Lorraine Hayward) - Johnny Boy & Sister Lover

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 58:53


Lolly Hayes (Lorraine Hayward) - Johnny Boy & Sister Lover - in conversation with David Eastaugh  Formed in 2002, Johnny Boy took their name from Robert De Niro's character in Martin Scorsese's film, Mean Streets. Their debut single, "Johnny Boy Theme" featured Scorsese's opening voice-over from the film. Their single "You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve" was produced by James Dean Bradfield (of Manic Street Preachers) and achieved critical acclaim. Bradfield also co-produced their debut album, Johnny Boy, which received mixed reviews.

Philip Drucker - 17 Pygmies, Savage Republic, Them Rhythm Ants

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 75:29


Philip Drucker - 17 Pygmies, Savage Republic, Them Rhythm Ants - in conversation with David Eastaugh

The Polecats - John Buck

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 52:17


John Buck  - The Polecats - in conversation with David Eastaugh The band were first signed by the fledgling British rockabilly record label Nervous Records, and recorded their first single "Rockabilly Guy" at guitarist Alan Warner's "Lane Studios" in 1979. Formerly with the "Foundations" band, Warner toured and recorded with the Polecats for about a year. In 1980, the band signed to Mercury Records, and released their most successful LP, Polecats Are Go! They had UK chart success with a David Bowie cover, "John, I'm Only Dancing", a reworking of "Rockabilly Guy", and another cover version of the T-Rex (Marc Bolan) song "Jeepster".[2] In 1983, they hit the charts in the United States with their song, "Make a Circuit with Me".John Buck replaced Neil Rooney in 1982 playing drums.

Claire Hamill in conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 80:39


Claire Hamill in conversation with David Eastaugh www.clairehamill.co.uk Active in the music business since age 17. In 1971, she was launched as one of Britain's first female singer-songwriters. Shortly following the release of her debut album, One House Left Standing, Hamill went on her first UK tour, supporting John Martyn. She performed at the Concert 10 festival in the United States July 1972 before a crowd of 200,000. By 1973, she had toured the United States with Procol Harum and Jethro Tull, and returned to Britain to record her next album, October, at Manor Studio in Oxfordshire. She next toured with King Crimson. In 1973, she met Ray Davies of the Kinks, who signed her to his Konk label for her third album Stage Door Johnnies. She toured America for the second time that year and went on another UK tour supporting Gilbert O'Sullivan. In addition, she recorded what would be her final album of the '70s and the second one for Konk, Abracadabra. In 1979, she provided vocals on the song "Look Over Your Shoulder" on The Steve Howe Album. In the early 1980s she worked with Wishbone Ash, appearing as a guest performer on their albums Just Testing (1980) and Number the Brave (1981) and joining the group for their 1981/82 tour. She returned as a guest on Bare Bones in 1999.

Tony Sales - Iggy Pop and David Bowie

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 71:55


Tony Sales - Iggy Pop and David Bowie/Tin Machine - in conversation with David Eastaugh Son of 1950s/'60s TV comedian Soupy Sales and younger brother, Hunt Sales  Tony and Hunt went on to work with Chequered Past, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren, Bob Welch, Andy Fraser of Free, Harry Dean Stanton and The Cheap Dates, The Hunt Sales Memorial, Tin Machine (with Bowie), and others from 1989 to 1994. Provided the rhythm section for Pop's album Lust for Life (1977), which was produced by David Bowie, who also played keyboards The brothers joined Pop on his subsequent tour, recorded as TV Eye Live 1977 and released in 1978.

Medicine - Brad Laner

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 67:22


Medicine - Brad Laner - in conversation with David Eastaugh Medicine was formed by ex-Savage Republic drummer Brad Laner, based on some 4-track recordings Laner was working on in 1990. After playing the tapes for music industry representatives, he was told that if he formed a band that sounded like the tapes, he could get a record deal. Laner then assembled a band of musicians from the Los Angeles music scene. Medicine's early lineup included Laner, drummer Jim Goodall (Severed Head in a Bag, Jon Wayne, Lopez Beatles), guitarist Jim Putnam, bassist Eddie Ruscha and singer Annette Zilinskas (an original member of the Bangles). Zilinskas left before any official releases and was replaced by former Fourwaycross singer Beth Thompson. 

Jerome Alexandre - The Deadcuts, Andi Sex Gang, Black Bordello

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 93:15


Jerome Alexandre - The Deadcuts, Andi Sex Gang, Black Bordello - in conversation with David Eastaugh Deadcuts are an English post punk group formed in 2012 by former Senseless Things front man, Mark Keds (vocals/guitar) and Jerome Alexandre (guitar/backing vocals.  Currently playing with the Andi Sex Gang and Black Bordello

Andi Sex Gang

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 58:53


Andi Sex Gang in conversation with David Eastaugh Sex Gang Children are an early gothic rock and post-punk band that formed in early 1982 in Brixton in London, England. Although the original group only released one official studio album, their singles and various other tracks have been packaged into numerous collections, and they remain one of the more well-known bands of the early Batcave scene and have reformed for new albums and touring at various times since the early 1990s.

Martin Carr - The Boo Radleys

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 73:05


Martin Carr - The Boo Radleys - in conversation with David Eastaugh In 1990, the band's first album Ichabod and I was released on a small British indie label, Action Records. Although not a commercial success, this release brought the band to the attention of Rough Trade Records, to whom they signed.  Almost immediately after the release of the Every Heaven EP in 1991, Rough Trade collapsed and the Boo Radleys were signed by Alan McGee's Creation Records.

Rob Miller - Amebix & Tau Cross

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 99:54


Rob Miller - Amebix & Tau Cross - in conversation with David Eastaugh https://www.castlekeep.co.uk English musician and swordsmith. Beginning his musical career in 1978, he is primarily known as the lead vocalist and bass player of pioneering crust punkband Amebix. He also plays in the international supergroup Tau Cross.

My Bloody Valentine - David Conway

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 116:18


David Conway  - My Bloody Valentine - in conversation with David Eastaugh  Irish author and former musician. He was the original vocalist of the alternative rock band My Bloody Valentine, which he formed in 1983 with guitarist Kevin Shields and drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig. In 1987, during their minor underground success, Conway left the band and was replaced by Bilinda Butcher. Since 1991, Conway has written four novels, including 2009's Tokyo Gothic and 2010's Celebrity Bedlam, published numerous short stories and contributed his writing to a selection of comic books. His writings are published by Radical Robot Books—his own publishing company—and Double Dragon Publishing. Conway lives in London.

Anthony Irvine - Iceman

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 69:10


Anthony Irvine - Iceman - in conversation with David Eastaugh https://iceblocked.co.uk The Iceman's blocks, when photographed in action, capture a timeless moment often including other human beings in relation to the block at a precise moment on the planet Earth. Ironically, despite their ephemeral state, the ice blocks gain a life of their own by being recorded, and even multiply through the copies sold. Life, death, transformation, hope, despair and time are just some of the themes arising – these ice block records are truly metaphysical. No wonder the audiences chant “Deep!Deep!” No wonder people increasingly want to have their own copy of a block.

Alex Novak - Venus Fly Trap, Religious Overdose, Attrition, and The Tempest

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 63:03


Alex Novak Venus Fly Trap, Religious Overdose, Attrition, and The Tempest - in conversation with David Eastaugh The band was formed by Alex Novak (vocals, formerly of Religious Overdose, Attrition, and The Tempest) and John Novak (guitar, vocals, formerly Where's Lisse?), and Tony Booker on bass guitar prior to their debut twelve-inch single "Morphine" in March 1988. A further single followed later that year - the three-track Desolation Railway 12 inch EP -  released their debut mini album Mars in 1988, collecting tracks from the earlier singles alongside several new numbers.

Edsel Auctioneer - Ashley Horner Part 3

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 39:33


Edsel Auctioneer - Ashley Horner Park 3 - in conversation with David Eastaugh 

Aubrey Powell - Hipgnosis

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 39:55


Aubrey Powell - Hipgnosis - in conversation with David Eastaugh - promoting his new book Through the Prism: Untold Rock Stories from the Hipgnosis British graphic designer. He co-founded the album cover design company Hipgnosis with Storm Thorgerson in 1967. The company ran for 15 years until 1982, and created some of the most acclaimed record cover art of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s for many of the most famous rock bands of the era including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Yes, Genesis, 10cc, Peter Gabriel, Bad Company, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Scorpions, Styx, Syd Barrett, and Black Sabbath. The company was nominated five times for Grammy Awards.

Terry Reid

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 121:47


Terry Reid in conversation with David Eastaugh  Reid came to the attention of producer Mickie Most, who became his manager and who was in partnership with Peter Grant at the time. His first single with Most, "Better By Far", became a radio favourite, but the album Reid was signed by Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records with his band of David Lindley, Lee Miles and Alan White; they began recording in the UK and later switched to the US. White left to join Yes and Lindley left to tour with Jackson Browne. However, Lee Miles remained and was Reid's trusty sidekick for many years to come. Other musicians on the album, titled River, included Conrad Isodore on drums and Willie Bobo on percussion. Produced by Reid, engineered by Tom Dowd, and mixed by Eddie Offord this third album was released in 1973 and received favourable reviews  

Young Marble Giants - Stuart Moxham

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 111:43


Stuart Moxham - Young Marble Giants - in conversation with David Eastaugh  Young Marble Giants formed from the ashes of the band True Wheel which also included friends Matthew Davis and Louise Porter who later signed to EMI. Stuart Moxham wrote the majority of the band's songs. Their sound was characterised by Phil's prominent bass lines, Stuart's rhythm guitar and Galanti electric organ lines and Statton's vocals. Stuart Moxham's girlfriend, Wendy Smith, lent him the money to buy the Rickenbacker. Smith, an art student in Cardiff at the time Young Marble Giants formed, photographed the band's US tour, and also designed cover art for several singles and albums by Weekend.

Moira Lambert - Faith Over Reason & Saint Etienne (Only Love Can Break Your Heart)

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 38:30


Moira Lambert - Faith Over Reason & Saint Etienne (Only Love Can Break Your Heart) in conversation with David Eastaugh  Lambert began singing, playing acoustic guitar and song-writing as a child in Africa, largely influenced by the Celtic folk songs her parents taught her. While at school in the UK she became a fan of the British indie scene, enjoying acts like The Smiths and The Cure, later exploring vintage records by artists like Sandy Denny, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. She is also a fan of avant-garde cinema. Lambert studied at the Conservatory of Music, played in coffee bars, and worked with Spanish cellist, pianist and composer Dan Anies, who co-wrote two of the songs on her first solo album 'Coming Up Roses' (released October 2006).

Cass Browne - Senseless Things, Deadcuts Circle & Loup GarouX

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 109:22


Cass Browne - Senseless Things, Deadcuts Circle & Loup GarouX in conversation with David Eastaugh He was a member of the band The Psychotics who became Senseless Things in 1986. Senseless Things had a couple of top 20 hits and many other singles in their nine years together, they split up in 1995. Jamie Hewlett was a big fan of the band and designed many of their sleeves. When the Senseless Things split up, Browne formed a new band Delakota, which he toured with for a couple of years. Cass Browne also worked with Damon Albarn as his drummer on 2002's Mali Music

Terry Blackwood - Elvis Presley & The Imperials

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 58:07


Terry Blackwood - Elvis Presley & The Imperials - in conversation with David Eastaugh Best known as lead singer for Christian pop act The Imperials. He was with the group for nearly a decade, joining in 1967 and remaining with them through 1976.  Their association with Elvis Presley opened many doors for them to sing their gospel songs and they are being received very well. They released a six song sampler entitled "Gospel Ship", available on his website at www.terryblackwood.com Terry's solo project

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