grangousier / John Peacock

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  1. Paul Gorman on why the revolutionary sleeve designer Barney Bubbles should be canonised

    From the late ‘60s to the early ‘80s, graphic design genius Barney Bubbles – “the past, the future, the possible!” – produced bewitching, unforgettable and wholly original album art for Quintessence, Hawkwind, Costello, Nick Lowe, the Damned, the Adverts, Billy Bragg and countless others. Paul Gorman’s ‘The Wild World of Barney Bubbles’ traces his story from life as a commercial artist for Conran through the hippie underground to his time creating some of the defining images of punk rock and as house designer for Stiff Records, the man who “made unprepossessing men look cool”. His ground-breaking work came at a time when the way albums were packaged was the main marketing tool, a time before video and the arrival of the CD destroyed the magical canvas of the 12-inch paper sleeve.   https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wild-World-Barney-Bubbles-Graphic/dp/0500296456   @PJGorman   Paul Gorman books … https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Paul-Gorman/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3APaul+Gorman

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  2. Barbara Charone, ‘70s-music-writer-turned-pop-PR. Motto: “you’ve got to be tenacious!”

    Barbara Charone grew up in Chicago, an anglophile besotted with the British Invasion. She worked in record stores and filed stories for the Chicago Sun-Times and Rolling Stone and was one of the first female writers on the NME and Sounds in the days of unlimited access as long as you didn’t report the naughty stuff. She talks about how that ‘Circle of Trust’ between rock stars and the press was eroded, how to manipulate interviews, PR in the days of Zoom, writing a Keith Richards memoir, the self-lampooning James Blunt, Smash Hits in the ‘80s, Eric Clapton and REM and working with Madonna and Rufus Wainwright. Her book’s called “Access All Areas” though “Hangover Under Construction” or “Let’s Do Lunch!” would have worked just as well.

    Buy ‘Access All Areas’ here … https://www.whiterabbitbooks.co.uk/titles/barbara-charone/access-all-areas/9781474622257/

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  3. Why is Steve Wright so revered in the radio world?

    Wright’s R2 afternoon show has just been axed. Radio producer Trevor Dann told us why it was so revolutionary, about the power-play tricks he uses on guests and how this slightly awkward, dysfunctional man “puts on the motley” to perform. And digs out three singles he released that wouldn’t get a warm reception in 2022.

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  4. Mark Paytress - glorious camp, delicious irony and why Glam Rock could have only happened in Britain

    Mark Paytress, author and MOJO magazine mainstay, was 14 when he saw Roxy Music with Eno, a packet of Consulate in his pocket. There’s a Proustian rush about his upcoming account of the whole era, ‘Glam!: When Superstars Rocked The World, 1970-1974’, a beautifully written, fast-paced pop history illustrated with old adverts, press clippings, ticket stubs and majestic photographs, some from fans’ collections. In this Zoomcast he traces it all back to its roots, among them old-fashioned notions of stardom (Hedy Lamarr, Ginger Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck) and Warhol’s concept of the ‘superstar’, Mike Leander’s Burundi Black drum sound, the ascent of colour TV and the glossy pop press, youth clubs, bigger sound systems, the football terrace, the visual signatures of Cabaret and A Clockwork Orange, a uniquely British fondness for camp and irony and the happy absence of professional stylists. How did Glam start, why did it end and what’s made it so enduring?

    ‘Glam!: When Superstars Rocked The World, 1970-1974’ … https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Glam/dp/1913172287

    @Paytress

    Books by Mark Paytress … https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Mark-Paytress/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AMark+Paytress

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  5. Davitt Sigerson: lessons learned as a songwriter, producer, record exec and “pop star for one week”

    Davitt Sigerson sees music from every imaginable angle. He got a record deal when he was 15. He was reviewing for Black Music when he was 16 and Melody Maker when he was 21. He was signed to Ze – along with Kid Creole – but found compelling reasons to dislike the promotional circus. He co-wrote with Gene Simmons (who cheerfully admitted “I’m ludicrous”). He was the producer who made Tori Amos a hit. He once took over a label and fired all the artists. He used his brother, a prize-fighting boxer, to extract monies owed. And he learnt something at every step of the way – “lyric-writing is like doing a crossword puzzle where every clue is either Girl or Car”; “if you have to put a tambourine on the second verse, rewrite the second verse”. He has interesting things to say about James Brown, Sly Stone, D’Angelo, Bill Withers and the photo of Claudia Cardinale on the sleeve of Blonde On Blonde AND he wrote and sang our second favourite Christmas single of all time, (“It’s A Big Country).

    Davitt’s albums … https://www.amazon.co.uk/Debut-Album-Davitt-Sigerson/dp/B00FPO0AQA

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Falling-Love-Again-Davitt-Sigerson/dp/B00O7XNLNE

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  6. Chris Heath – does anyone know more about pop journalism or New Order’s “magic 8-ball”?

    Chris is an old friend from our days at Smash Hits, possibly the greatest living exponent of the pop music profile (Rolling Stone, American GQ etc). He talks here about “the two types of writing” and what he’s learnt in nearly 40 years about the art of the interview. High in the mix you’ll find … tea with George Michael’s mum and the great lost Wham! article, travelling with the Pet Shop Boys, a teenage Sex Pistols v Supertramp debate, revelations from Carlos Santana and Quincy Jones and records by Jonathan Richman and Patrik Fitzgerald. And he shows us the view from his Brooklyn balcony.

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  7. Tom Cox: “How David Byrne saved me from professional golf” and other tales of the unexpected

    Author and music writer Tom Cox lives on Dartmoor with a record collection so huge he operates a “one-in one-out” policy. He’s magnetically drawn to albums with a psychedelic photo of a horse on the cover, or a flying wizard, or with songs about witches with someone playing a flute. He has an ultra-rare single by Larry Williams and Johnny Watson backed by Kaleidoscope that features “sitars and grunting”. He’s still test-driving Quintessence. This is a wonderful account of the “pleasant illness” of record collecting – Revolver in Nottingham, charity shops, record fairs, “bun-fights” in stores over wondrous obscurities. There’s animated talk of Morning, Broadcast, Dr Strangely Strange, Mellow Candle, Sandy Bull, the electric charisma of Julian Cope, Mark Fry’s ‘Dreaming With Alice’ and of the most psych-folk location on the planet (i.e. Dartington Hall in Devon where Tom once lived and remembers “hippies jousting with feathers in the tilt-yard” outside his window). An imaginary rare record is at the heart of his new novel, Villager.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Villager-Tom-Cox/dp/1800181345/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1651830131&refinements=p_27%3ATom+Cox&s=books&sr=1-1

    https://tom-cox.com/writing/a-happy-illness-thoughts-from-the-desk-of-a-vinyl-nerd/

    https://tom-cox.com/

    @cox_tom

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  8. Mike Kaufman remembers Stones parties and the night Slash was his designated driver

    TV producer Mike Kaufman - an old pal from our VH1 days - has spent 40 years filming documentaries, concerts, interviews and festivals and he’s a committee member for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. His grandmother took him to see A Hard Day’s Night. When he heard Satisfaction in his Dad’s Zodiac, “my future was defined”. He worked for a week as a spot-welder to buy a Roxy music album. His first gig was Slade and Status Quo at the Orchid Ballroom in Purley and he got a job at Mr Fox, the record store in West Croydon. His TV career is extensive and the stuff of envy – a free concert for two million in Moscow in ’91 with AC/DC, Metallica and the Black Crowes, weeks at the Chateau Marmont, firefighting with Pink Floyd, travels with the Stones, girls with names like Pumpkin Pie and tangled band reunions at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. This also contains pink vinyl, Beatles Russian dolls and the Greatest Record Ever Made.   @mikekaufmanuk   www.kaufman.tv

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  9. When Martin Fry was playing “fey electronic art-pop” in Middlesbrough, Suedeheads threw bottles

    ABC’s Lexicon Of Love came out in ’82 and Martin’s sent his gold lamé suit to the cleaners and setting out on a 40th Anniversary tour. There was a long period, he remembers, “when the ‘80s was considered plastic and soulless and then suddenly you discover you’re a legend”. This entertaining encounter looks back at his early life in Stretford, Bramhall and Sheffield and includes Jimi Hendrix, Mike & Bernie Winters, buying singles in the Stockport Woolies, Sly Stone, Alex Harvey, clubs full of Motown, crombies and brogues, hitchhiking to see the Jam, playing Sultanesque by Roxy Music 17 times on a pub jukebox, the Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall, how Trevor Horn made records and a brilliant analogy involving pop music and cheese.

    ABC’s Lexicon of Love 40th Anniversary Tour is with the Southbank Sinfonia (conducted by Anne Dudley). UK dates here …

    https://www.abcmartinfry.com/tour

    @ABCFRY

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    Tickets for Word In The Park in London on June 18th here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/were-throwing-a-party-for-paul-mccartneys-80th-and-youre-invited-tickets-259008229587

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  10. Radiohead – adventurous, allegedly “scandal-free” – as seen by their biographer John Aizlewood

    Journalist, author and old pal from our Q Magazine days, John Aizlewood has a new book out, ‘Radiohead: Life In A Glasshouse’, his detailed account of the band who became popular by not seeking to be popular. The more extreme and experimental they’ve become, the more they sell. Great moments in this splendid podcast include:-   Are they the Pink Floyd that never fell out? Their battle with Roger Waters and Ken Loach about Israel. Unlikely comparisons to the trajectories of the Stones, U2 and UB40.  Their appearance at an MTV Beach Party during “Frat Week”. The famous “Honesty Box” launch of In ‘Rainbows’. Performing My Iron Lung at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party between Take That and Boyzone. Do a lot people like the sound of Radiohead without being aware of what the songs are about? The Father Ted moment. Why all five members are irreplaceable.   @aizlewood1

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Radiohead-Life-Glasshouse-John-Aizlewood/dp/1786750341

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