July – Resurrection

Friday, 21 October 2016, 19:32 | Category : Interview, July
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As they are about to release their new album on vinyl, Jason Barnard talks extensively to Tom Newman and Peter Cook of July about the band, past and present. British psych band July burned briefly back in the late 60s. After this initial phase for the group, they thought they were forgotten with the band […]

Edward Rogers Interview

Saturday, 20 August 2016, 10:38 | Category : Interview
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By Jason Barnard Originally hailing from Birmingham – England, Edward Rogers moved to New York as a child and started in music as a drummer. However over the past decade he has released a string of solo albums whose hallmark has been the sound of his formative years, British beat and rock from the 60s […]

Bob Jackson – Badfinger

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 19:46 | Category : Interview
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Bob Jackson joined Badfinger in 1974, heavily featuring on their Head First album and playing in various different line-ups over the following 10 years. It was a troubled and tragic period. The legacy of lead songwriters Pete Ham and Tom Evans is a string of classic hits, albums and material that should have been much bigger. After […]

Gilbert O’Sullivan Interview

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 19:14 | Category : Interview
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Gilbert O’Sullivan’s songwriting soundtracked the 1970s and Nothing Rhymed and Alone Again (Naturally), in particular, are recognised as classics. All his material is currently undergoing a critical reappraisal and his latest retrospective The Essential Collection recently hit the UK top 20.  Transcribed from his extensive podcast interview with Jason Barnard, Gilbert talks about the hits as well as the rarer cuts that deserve wider attention: […]

Ken Scott – Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 12:29 | Category : Beatles, David Bowie, Interview
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Ken Scott’s work as a recording engineer and producer spans much of the greatest rock music ever recorded. From The Beatles ‘White Album’, David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’, George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ to Lou Reed’s ‘Transformer’. He has an excellent book recalling his time working with these artists and much more – ‘Abbey Road to Ziggy […]

Mike McGear McCartney

Saturday, 20 February 2016, 10:17 | Category : Interview, Podcasts
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Mike ‘McGear’ McCartney joins Jason Barnard to talk about the expanded reissue of 1968’s McGough & McGear album out now on Esoteric. McGough & McGear – ‎So Much (McGough & McGear, Parlophone, 1968) McGough & McGear – ‎Ex Art Student (McGough & McGear, Parlophone, 1968) The Scaffold – 2 Day’s Monday (Single A-side, Parlophone, 1966) The Scaffold […]