C86 Show - Indie Pop



Channelling the spirit of Indie Pop!

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1021 episodes

Kim Richey

Kim Richey in conversation with David Eastaugh https://kimrichey.com/news/ Over the past two decades Kim has released ten critically acclaimed albums, been listed in the ‘Top 10 Albums of 1999’ in Time Magazine for her album Glimmer, plus received 4-stars in Rolling Stone and named ‘Alt-Country Album of the Year’ in People Magazine for her album Rise. Her 2013 release Thorn In My Heart was named in year’s end best lists by No Depression, The Boston Globe and The Associated Press. She has written two #1 singles and had four others hit Top 10. Her songs have been recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Mary Chapin Capenter, James Morrison, Brooks and Dunn and many others. She has contributed backing vocals on albums by Trisha Yearwood, Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin and Jason Isbell to name a few.

Mar 31
Ira A Robbins - Zip It Up!: The Best of Trouser Press Magazine 1974 - 1984

Ira A Robbins in conversation with David Eastaugh https://trouserpress.com/ Trouser Press magazine began as a mimeographed fanzine in March 1974 and grew to a 60,000-circulation glossy rock music monthly. Started by two high school Who-freak friends and a Jeff Beck fanatic they’d recently met, Trouser Press published 96 issues over the following decade, covering everything from British Invasion bands, ’70s arena rock and prog to punk, new wave, synth-pop, post-punk and reggae. Zip It Up! The Best of Trouser Press Magazine 1974-1984 is an annotated anthology of the music writing that appeared in the magazine. Annotated with recollections and reflections on the changing times, the ridiculous business of independent magazine publishing and the colorful, complicated artists — illustrated with cartoons, covers, documents and ads from the Trouser Press archive — Zip It Up! is vintage rock journalism of a form that is no longer widely practiced: features heavy on historical detail and lengthy, probing interviews, all written with wit, intelligence and a willful expression of opinions and values. It is also an extensive document of rock’s evolution from the 1970s to the mid-’80s, often capturing now-iconic bands in the early stages of their existence. By turns reverent, snarky, adulatory and cynical, Zip It Up! is a rich grazing ground for fans and students of music and music journalism. The book is divided into sections covering the Sixties, Classic Rock, Glam Rock, Art and Prog Rock, the Roots of Punk, US / UK Punk and New Wave, Reggae, Post-Punk and more.

Mar 31
Graeme Thomson - John Martyn

Graeme Thomson in conversation with David Eastaugh https://omnibuspress.com/products/small-hours-the-long-night-of-john-martyn Small Hours is an intimate, unflinching biography of one of the great maverick artists. Though Martyn never had a hit single, his extraordinary voice, innovative guitar playing and profoundly soulful songs secured his status as a much admired pioneer. Covered by Eric Clapton, revered by Lee Scratch Perry, produced by Phil Collins, Martyn influenced several generations of musicians, but beneath the songs lay a complicated and volatile personality. He lived his life the same way he made music: improvising as he went; scattering brilliance, beauty, rage and destruction in his wake. Drawing on almost 100 new interviews, Small Hours is a raw and utterly gripping account of sixty years of daredevil creativity, soaring highs and sometimes unconscionable lows.  

1h 0m
Mar 30
Justine Armatage - Gretschen Hofner, The Cesarians & Miranda Sex Garden

Justine Armatage in conversation with David Eastaugh https://www.facebook.com/mirandasexgarden/?locale=en_GB https://soundcloud.com/justinearmatage

Mar 30
Herman De Tollenaere

Herman De Tollenaere in conversation with David Eastaugh https://www.punkstudies.nl https://www.punktuationmag.com/author/herman-tollenaere https://cheapnnastyband410118468.wordpress.com Co-founded Vipers band, Pin fanzine, Rock Against Racism Netherlands 1978, Cheap 'n' Nasty band 1979

1h 9m
Mar 29
Grey Factor - Jeff Jacquin & Joey Cevetello

Jeff Jacquin & Joey Cevetello in conversation with David Eastaugh https://greyfactor.bandcamp.com/album/grey-factor-1979-1980-a-d-complete-studio-recordings Pioneers of the Los Angeles underground art damage electronic music scene, Grey Factor have been more myth than legend for over 40 years. The band recorded two experimental synth/post-punk EPs and gigged sparingly before disbanding. None of their recordings have been officially released in physical format until now. 1979-1980 A.D. - Complete Studio Recordings includes Grey Factor’s two studio EPs remastered from the original analogue tapes and pressed on limited edition vinyl with a 16-page color booklet including archival photos, documents and flyers chronicling the band’s brief existence. It marks the launch of Damaged Disco, the new label founded by producer and musician Dave Trumfio (Pulsars, The Mekons). In 1978 Jeff Jacquin, Joey Cevetello, Jon Pospisil, and Paul Fontana formulated the blueprint for their minimalist synth-based sound. Using what would today be considered a goldmine of vintage electronic equipment, they recorded The Perils of Popularity EP at Eldorado Recording Studios with a young engineer named Dave Jerden (prior to his work with The Talking Heads and Byrne/Eno). The EP was dubbed onto cassettes and distributed at one of the 20-odd gigs Grey Factor played at legendary L.A. punk venues like Madame Wong’s, The Hong Kong Café, and The Masque. Word spread quickly, and the “too cool to care” underground crowd were soon cramming their way in to view this new phenomenon. In 1980, Paul Fontana left the band and was replaced by Anne Burns and Joey’s brother, John Cevetello, to create The Feel of Passion EP. The synthesizer and drum machine setup of the first EP was expanded to include guitar and bass, female vocals and saxophone. After a confrontational performance on the groundbreaking, influential and first-of-its-kind cable TV show New Wave Theater, Grey Factor called it quits, the members deciding that there was just nothing else left to do. 

1h 5m
Mar 28
Ted Milton - Blurt

Ted Milton in conversation with David Eastaugh http://www.tedmilton.net/news/index.html Poet and musician, best known for leading Blurt https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blurt, an experimental art rock group. He published some early poems in magazines like Paris Review https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Review and Brian Patten https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Patten's Underdog. In 1969 his poetry was published in the anthology Children of Albion: Poetry of the Underground in Britain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_Albion:_Poetry_of_the_Underground_in_Britain. In the mid-sixties he began performing as a puppeteer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppeteer, participating in numerous international festivals and appearing on So It Goes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_It_Goes_(TV_series), the TV show hosted by Tony Wilson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Wilson. He contributed a short scene for Terry Gilliam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Gilliam's film Jabberwocky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabberwocky_(film). In Eric Clapton https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Clapton's autobiography he describes hanging out with Ted at Milton's girlfriend Clarissa's apartment often in the summer of 1965. "Ted was the most extraordinary man. A poet and a visionary ... he was the first person I ever saw physically interpreting music ... to enact it with his entire being, dancing and employing facial expressions to interpret what he was hearing. Watching him, I understood for the first time how you could really live music, how you could listen to it and completely make it come alive, so that it was part of your life. It was a real awakening."  

1h 1m
Mar 25
Simon Finn

Simon Finn in conversation with David Eastaugh https://simonfinn.bandcamp.com/ First performance was opening for Al Stewart https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Stewart at the Marquee Club. He released his Pass the Distance LP in 1970, which in later years attained legendary status. "Pass the Distance" was remastered and re-released on Durtro/Jnana records in 2004 and again in 2008 on vinyl by Mayfair Music. In the same year, after a thirty-five-year absence from the music scene, he began touring again. His first performance was in support of the band Current 93 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_93 at St George the Martyr Church in Toronto in June 2004. His second album, Magic Moments, was his first new recording in 35 years and was released by Durtro/Jnana.

1h 35m
Mar 25
Rob Green - The Fallen Leaves

Rob Green in conversation with David Eastaugh https://www.musicglue.com/the-fallen-leaves/ THE FALLEN LEAVES was formed in 2004 by Rob Green (Rob built himself a reputation singing at Bernie Rhodes’ “Club Left” and by performing with Vic Godard’s Subway Sect, notably supporting Siouxsie & The Banshees at the Music Machine in ’80), and by original ’76-’78 Subway Sect guitarist/founding member Rob Symmons whose distinctive discordant, stinging guitar sound was one of the defining features of the original Subway Sect which he formed with best friend Godard. Symmons & Green share a love of 60’s garage music, and ever-so stylish vintage suits. THE FALLEN LEAVES’ recordings are alive, heated and humming - preferring as they do to use vintage valve amps & mics, and recording live with no overdubs and minimal technology. They hark back to DIY punk days and concentrate on delivering impressive songs and performances. 

1h 5m
Mar 23
Jonny Polonsky

Jonny Polonsky in conversation with David Eastaugh https://www.jonnypolonsky.com/ https://jonnypolonsky.bandcamp.com/music Polonsky began writing, recording and self-releasing homemade cassettes as a teenager, under the name The Amazing Jonny Polonsky. Marc Ribot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Ribot introduced New York composer John Zorn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Zorn to these early tapes, and Zorn invited Polonsky to play his New Jewish Music festival in 1992 at CBGB's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBGB%27s Gallery. Polonsky's band featured Marc Ribot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Ribot on guitar, Sebastian Steinberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Steinberg (Soul Coughing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Coughing) on bass, and Sim Cain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim_Cain (Rollins Band https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollins_Band) on drums. Of that performance, singer Jeff Buckley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Buckley (who was in attendance) was later quoted as saying, "He came to CBGB's Gallery and ripped it up...He killed 'em...The charm of it is that he's brought it into his own thing. It's a nice miniature. He does it with soul; you can tell the difference between someone who just slips into The Beatles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles or something and someone like him."

1h 13m
Mar 22
Luke Haines - The Servants, The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof and Black Box Recorder

Luke Haines in conversation with David Eastaugh https://www.amazon.co.uk/Freaks-Out-Weirdos-Deviants-Righteous/dp/1788709349 https://www.facebook.com/lukehainesuk/ Haines formed numerous bands when he was at school. At college he joined The Servants https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Servants who recorded two commercially unsuccessful albums. It was only when Haines formed The Auteurs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Auteurs with Glenn Collins and girlfriend Alice Readman, who had also been drafted into The Servants on occasion, in 1991, that he began to achieve some success.

Mar 22
Kate St John - The Dream Academy

Kate St John in conversation with David Eastaugh http://www.katestjohn.co.uk/ https://www.cherryred.co.uk/the-dream-academy-religion-revolution-railways-7cd-box-set Classically trained on oboe, St. John's first band was The Ravishing Beauties.. The trio joined The Teardrop Explodes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Teardrop_Explodes during the winter of 1981 for a series of dates at small clubs and a UK tour in early 1982. During the 1980s and early 1990s, she was a member of The Dream Academy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dream_Academy with Nick Laird-Clowes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Laird-Clowes and Gilbert Gabriel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Gabriel. In 1985 they had a worldwide hit with "Life In A Northern Town https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_In_A_Northern_Town" and produced three albums: The Dream Academy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dream_Academy_(album) (1985), Remembrance Days https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Days (1987) and A Different Kind Of Weather https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Different_Kind_Of_Weather

Mar 20
Michael Kastelic - The Cynics

Michael Kastelic in conversation with David https://www.facebook.com/thecynics/ American garage rock band from Pittsburgh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania. The band, at the time consisting of guitarist Gregg Kostelich, drummer Bill Von Hagen, vocalist Michael Kastelic who joined in 1985, bass player Steve Magee, and keyboardist Becky Smith (later founder of New York City's Bellwether gallery https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellwether_gallery), debuted with their first album, Blue Train Station in 1986. Many of their songs "carry the torch" for other favorite bands as cover songs or tributes. They underwent a number of lineup changes culminating in 1989's Rock and Roll album. They formed their own independent record label called Get Hip Records https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Hip_Records in 1986.

1h 36m
Mar 16
Billy Morrison - Billy Idol, Camp Freddy, Circus Diablo, Into A Circle & The Cult

Billy Morrison in conversation with David Eastaugh http://www.billymorrison.net/ https://billymorrison.bigcartel.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ayUXrZaaHA British guitarist and singer, who plays guitar with Billy Idol and performs with the Los Angeles–based cover band Royal Machines. Morrison previously played with Camp Freddy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Freddy and fronted the hard rock https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_rock act Circus Diablo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_Diablo. He has also toured with the Cult https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cult. For THE MORRISON PROJECT—his third solo album and first since 2015—he has assembled an electrifying 12 songs including guest performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, DMC, Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Linda Perry, TommyClufetos, John5, and more. See the track listing below.   THE MORRISON PROJECT was produced by Billy Morrison, mixed by Barry Pointer, and mastered by Dave Donnelly. All the songs on the album—recorded in Los Angeles at various studios—were written by Billy Morrison in collaboration with his guests.

1h 13m
Mar 13
Andy Ellison - John's Children, Jet and Radio Stars

Andy Ellison in conversation with David Eastaugh https://easyaction.co.uk/product/andy-ellison-stunt-rocker-book/ Autobiography of one of rock music’s ‘Enfant Terrible’...from the mod beat of the mid 60s, Psychedelic Pop of the late 60s glam rock of the mid seventies punk rock of the late seventies. Andy Ellison fronted many cult bands like John’s Children (with Marc Bolan) Jet with members of Sparks and Roxy Music, The Radio Stars, all of which would see Andy performing hanging from Lighting rigs atop of speaker stacks, starting a riot on The Who’s tour of Germany and getting thrown off said tour, leaping into audiences from the stageand subsequently damaging himself in most performances...but aside from all that the real stories start to come through...of which they appear to be relentless like a machine gun each one more incredulous than the other. The book is liberally sprinkled with many photographs all the way through not clumped into two or three batches like most books and boasts a foreword by the one and only Simon Napier-Bell. Andy has some of THE Best stories of anyone from the music industry...and they’re in this book!

1h 4m
Mar 10
David Owen - The Hollow Men, The FLK and Storm Chorus

David Owen in conversation with David Eastaugh http://www.theinkcorporation.co.uk/ From Leeds, England. The group named itself after the poem by T. S. Eliot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._S._Eliot. The members were David Ashmoore on vocals, Choque on guitar, Howard Taylor on bass, Brian E Roberts on guitar and Jonny Cragg on drums. Between 1985 and 1994 The Hollow Men released four albums . Starting out as a two piece for the first single "Late Flowering Lust" (featuring session bassist John Dean) David Ashmoore (David Owen) and Choque (who was previously in Leeds band Salvation) were joined by permanent bassist Howard Taylor for debut album Tales Of The Riverbank released on their own Evensong record label https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_label. The trio recorded another album The Man Who Would Be King again on Evensong before drummer Jonny Cragg, who had guested on the album and guitarist Brian E. Roberts, a former bandmate of Taylor's when they were in The Passmore Sisters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passmore_Sisters together, joined.

1h 42m
Mar 09
Medicine Head with John Fiddler

John Fiddler in conversation with David Eastaugh https://medicinehead.rocks/ Fiddler and Hope-Evans met while attending Wednesfield Grammar School https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wednesfield_Grammar_School, and later Stafford https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford Art School and began performing together on an informal basis. In or around 1968, they began performing the blues and rock and roll songs in pubs and clubs in and around Birmingham https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham. Radio DJ John Peel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Peel saw Fiddler and Hope-Evans perform at the Lafayette Club and later shared their music with John Lennon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon, Eric Clapton https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Clapton and Pete Townshend https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Townshend. At Lennon's insistence, the duo was signed by Dandelion Records https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandelion_Records. The demo recording of "His Guiding Hand" was released as a single, Peel describing it as "the cheapest single ever made and one of the classic records of all time" and keeping the single in his box of most treasured records https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Peel%27s_Record_Box. The duo's first album, New Bottles Old Medicine, was recorded in a single two-hour session, and they toured with Peel at many of his gigs, Peel paying them out of his own fee. Their second album, Heavy on the Drum, was recorded with Keith Relf, formerly of The Yardbirds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yardbirds, as producer. The single "(And The) Pictures in the Sky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(And_The)_Pictures_in_the_Sky" rose to number 22 on the UK Singles Chart https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Singles_Chart in 1971. This was not included on Heavy on the Drum, but was added to CD reissues of their debut, New Bottles Old Medicine. "(And The) Pictures in the Sky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(And_The)_Pictures_in_the_Sky" was the first hit on the Dandelion label.

1h 42m
Mar 06
Peter Case - The Nerves & The Plimsouls

Peter Case in conversation with David Eastaugh https://petercase.com/ Case was born in Buffalo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo,_New_York, New York. He wrote his first song "Stay Away," in 1965, at the age of eleven. A veteran of several rock bands and the local bar scene as a teenager, Case dropped out of high school when he was fifteen (he would later earn a GED), and after several years of traveling arrived in 1973 in San Francisco https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco, where he performed as a street musician. During this period a documentary about the local music scene, Nightshift, directed by Bert Deivert, captured the young Case on film. In 1976, he teamed up with Jack Lee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Lee_(musician) and Paul Collins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Collins_(musician) to form the early punk-era band The Nerves https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nerves in San Francisco. The group's 1976 EP track, "Hanging on the Telephone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanging_on_the_Telephone", was later recorded by Blondie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blondie_(band).

Mar 04
Nick Laird-Clowes - The Dream Academy & Trashmonk

Nick Laird-Clowes in conversation with David Eastaugh https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/the-dream-academy-religion-revolution-railways-7cd-box-set/    Seven CD box set of the complete recordings of The Dream Academy. Featuring their three official albums and including all official B-sides and remixes and unreleased tracks. The band’s Nick Laird-Clowes has searched the Warner Bros archives to find rarities and unreleased tracks and has been closely involved with remastering, creating all new artwork, and choosing photographic material as well as writing comprehensive liner notes for the set. The Dream Academy were a British band featuring singer/guitarist and songwriter Nick Laird- Clowes, multi-instrumentalist Kate St. John, and keyboardist/songwriter Gilbert Gabriel. In I985 the group achieved worldwide success following the release of their first single ‘Life In A Northern Town’ which saw their subsequent debut album going into the American Top 20. Their atmospheric music was the result of an unusual musical line-up of oboe and cor anglais, string synthesiser and acoustic guitar, while their three albums for Warner/Reprise brought them a large and devoted following. Their close musical association with David Gilmour saw him co-producing two of their three albums. Other co-productions included both Lyndsey Buckingham and Hugh Padgham. The cinematic nature of their recordings saw the band being asked to contribute music to films by both John Hughes (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Trains, Planes and Automobiles) and Diane Keaton (Heaven). The group disbanded in 1990 and the intervening years have seen extensive sampling and cover versions of their debut single, (most notably by Dario G’s ‘Sunchyme’ and Sugarland And Little Big Town’s reworking of ‘Life In A Northern Town’) resulting in further international chart success and a Grammy nomination.

1h 45m
Mar 02
Sid Griffin - Coal Porters, The Long Ryders & The Unclaimed

Sid Griffin in conversation with David Eastaugh https://www.sidgriffin.com/ https://www.thelongryders.com/ American singer, songwriter, guitarist-mandolinist, bandleader, and author. He led the Long Ryders https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Ryders band in the 1980s, founded the Coal Porters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_Porters group in the 1990s, has recorded several solo albums and is the author of volumes on Bob Dylan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan, Gram Parsons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram_Parsons and bluegrass music https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegrass_music. In 2022, Sid Griffin was on hand to accept the International Trailblazers Award on behalf of the Long Ryders from the Americana Music Association UK. Griffin and his band are also part of an exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_Music_Hall_of_Fame in Nashville https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashville entitled “Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock.” His lyric sheets for the songs “Looking for Lewis and Clark” and “Gunslinger Man” are on display, as well as band photos, posters, album covers and an interactive listening station where visitors can hear Long Ryders recordings. The exhibition is scheduled to continue to May 2025.

1h 14m
Feb 28
Men Without Hats - Ivan Doroschuk

Ivan Doroschuk in conversation with David Eastaugh https://www.safetydance.com/ Men Without Hats are a Canadian new wave and synth-pop band, originally from Montreal, Quebec. Their music is characterized by the voice of their lead singer Ivan Doroschuk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Doroschuk, as well as their elaborate use of synthesizers and electronic processing. They achieved their greatest popularity in the 1980s with "The Safety Dance https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Safety_Dance", a worldwide top ten hit (No. 3 in the United States), and "Pop Goes the World https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_Goes_the_World_(song)". After a hiatus for most of the 1990s and 2000s, Doroschuk reformed the band in 2010, and released Love in the Age of War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_in_the_Age_of_War (2012). The group, based in Vancouver, has continued to perform, including tour dates announced in support of the release of two studio albums, Men Without Hats Again (Parts 1 & 2), in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

Feb 21
Rob Harvilla - 60 Songs That Explain the '90s

Rob Harvilla in conversation with David Eastaugh https://robharvilla.com/ The 1990s were a chaotic and gritty and utterly magical time for music, a confounding barrage of genres and lifestyles and superstars, from grunge to hip-hop, from sumptuous R&B to rambunctious ska-punk, from Axl to Kurt to Missy to Santana to Tupac to Britney. In 60 SONGS THAT EXPLAIN THE '90s, Ringer music critic Rob Harvilla reimagines all the earwormy, iconic hits Gen Xers pine for with vivid historical storytelling, sharp critical analysis, rampant loopiness, and wryly personal ruminations on the most bizarre, joyous, and inescapable songs from a decade we both regret entirely and miss desperately.

1h 14m
Feb 18
Bob Andrews - Brinsley Schwarz & Graham Parker and the Rumour

Bob  Andrews in conversation with David Eastaugh http://neworleanspiano.com/ http://neworleanspiano.com/minaandbob.html Bob Andrews - I grew up in the thick of the 60's British music scene, beginning my musical career in 1966, and spent thirteen years on the road honing my Hammond organ and piano skills with cult bands BRINSLEY SCHWARZ and GRAHAM PARKER and THE RUMOUR. In the 80’s as a producer my credits included “THERE SHE GOES” by The La’s and UK top ten hits for THE BLUEBELLS and several STIFF RECORDS artists. At the turn of the 90's I moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, becoming in demand as a live performer. I currently live and work in Taos, New Mexico.

1h 13m
Feb 14
The Bambi Slam - Roy

Roy in conversation with David Eastaugh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7gDxQ0FudI The Bambi Slam were a UK based Canadian-British quartet with an unusual instrumental lineup of guitar, cello, bass, drums, led by singer/guitarist Roy and featuring cellist Linda Miller and drummer Nick Maynard. By the time of the release of the first full-length album, The Bambi Slam, in 1988, the group had splintered, leaving the Bambi Slam as a Feldon solo project. (The album credit reads, "Written, produced, arranged and performed by Roy," though former group members also contributed.)

1h 26m
Feb 11
John Sparrow - Violent Femmes

John Sparrow in conversation with David Eastaugh Long-time drummer and percussionist of iconic folk punk band Violent Femmes, John Sparrow has spent his life steeped in a wild mélange of music. John joined Violent Femmes in 2005 as a member of the Horns of Dilemma, playing cajon. In 2016 he made his drumming debut with the band, playing a Weber Grill as part of his drum kit on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Several other notable performances with Violent Femmes include headlining Coachella, as well as orchestral engagements with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl, and Kansas City Symphony Orchestra. From Innovative Percussion

1h 2m
Feb 11
Andy Shernoff - The Dictators

Andy Shernoff in conversation with David Eastaugh https://www.andyshernoff.com/ Founding member of The Dictators, one of the original New York punk bands, in which he wrote nearly all of the songs, played bass guitar and keyboards, and sang backing vocals and occasional leads. He has been involved with a variety of other musical projects, most notably the heavily Dictators-populated Manitoba's Wild Kingdom and Joey Ramone's first studio album, Don't Worry About Me.

1h 1m
Feb 10
Gemma Townley - Blueboy

Gemma Townley in conversation with David Eastaugh https://blueboy.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063570168121 https://www.janeduffus.com/sarah-records Originally a duo of Keith Girdler (vocals) and Paul Stewart (guitars), Blueboy rose from the ashes of Reading band Feverfew. Mark Cousens (bass), Gemma Townley (cello, vocals), Lloyd Haggar (drums) and ex-Field Mouse Harvey Williams (guitar) joined the line-up, with Martin Rose later taking over on drums. They released six 7"s and two LPs on Sarah Records, and two 7"s and an album on Shinkansen

1h 25m
Feb 06
Ali Smith - Speedball Baby

Ali Smith in conversation with David Eastaugh http://www.alismith.com/ https://www.blackstoneindie.com/the-ballad-of-speedball-baby-gkno.html#541=2790081 https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2024/feb/05/ali-smiths-90s-new-york-punk-scene-in-pictures The Ballad of Speedball Baby is the thrilling, extremely funny, and heart-wrenchingly vulnerable story of Ali Smith―coming of age in ’90s New York―who commits to the messy, exhilarating life of a musician and must survive the slings and arrows society reserves for women who refuse to comply. As an only child reeling from the demolition of her parents’ toxic marriage, the New York City underground music scene offers a young Ali a different family of misfits and talented outsiders to belong to. She becomes the bass player for edgy band Speedball Baby, a decision that will take her around the world―from onstage at the legendary CBGBs to the red-light district of Amsterdam. She’s often the only girl in a broken-down tour van, being strip-searched at the Croatian border, chased by lunatics, and navigating the seedy underbelly of a male-dominated music scene full of addiction, violence, and misogyny―all while keeping her sharp wit and dark humor intact. Rimmed with heavy black eyeliner and smelling faintly of cheap booze, The Ballad of Speedball Baby is a pulse-quickening, unpredictable ride through the ’90s music scene―alternately terrifying, hilarious, and painfully evocative―as well as a love letter to the power of female solidarity.  

1h 6m
Feb 05
Allan Crockford - The Prisoners, The James Taylor Quartet & The Galileo 7

Allan Crockford  in conversation with David Eastaugh http://www.thegalileo7.co.uk/ The Prisoners - British 1960s garage/mod/R'n'B-inspired band formed in early 1980 in Chatham, Kent, England as a three-piece. James Taylor joined early 1982 after he saw The Prisoners for the first time around Christmas 1981. Signed to Countdown (an offshot / subsidiary of Stiff Records) in the second half of 1985, but later decided to disband in 1986 following the parent label's bankruptcy. Last gig before several re-unions in the 1990's was on 18th September 1986.

1h 29m
Feb 04
Andy Spinoza - Manchester unspun How a city got high on music

Andy Spinoza in conversation with David Eastaugh https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526174062/ At the end of the 1970s, Manchester seemed to be sliding into the dustbin of history. Today the city is an international destination for culture and sport, and one of the fastest-growing urban regions in Europe. This book offers a first-hand account of what happened in between. Arriving in Manchester as a wide-eyed student in 1979, Andy Spinoza went on to establish the arts magazine City Life before working for the Manchester Evening News and creating his own PR firm. In a forty-year career he has encountered a who's who of Manchester personalities, from cultural icons such as Tony Wilson to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and influential council leaders Sir Richard Leese and Sir Howard Bernstein. His remarkable account traces Manchester's gradual emergence from its post-industrial malaise, centring on the legendary nightclub the Haçienda and the cultural renaissance it inspired.

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Feb 04