C86 Show - Indie Pop
Reserve with Torquil MacLeod

Reserve with Torquil MacLeod

September 7, 2020

Reserve special with Torquil MacLeod in conversation with David Eastaugh

Reserve was a british pop group formed in 1985 by singer, guitarist and songwriter Torquil MacLeod. The band went through various line up changes over the five years of its existence, releasing a flexi-disc on the Sha-La-La label and a 12" EP on Sombrero Records.

The Mighty Lemon Drops with David Newton

The Mighty Lemon Drops with David Newton

September 6, 2020

The Mighty Lemon Drops with David Newton in conversation with David Eastaugh

Originally called the Sherbet Monsters, the quartet first formed in the spring of 1985 in Wolverhampton, in The Black Country. Paul Marsh, Dave Newton and Tony Linehan had played together in a band called Active Restraint in 1982, with Newton later leaving to become a founding member of the Wild Flowers. Dave Newton and Tony Linehan were the principal songwriters for the group. Their sound can best be described as a more psychedelia-influenced post-punk, played with a ringing Rickenbacker guitar as the lead instrument. They drew comparisons to Echo and the Bunnymen, who were also influenced by psychedelia.

After losing original drummer Martin Gilks (later to join the Wonder Stuff), the Drops line-up settled as Paul Marsh (vocals), David Newton (guitar), Tony Linehan (bass), and Keith Rowley (drums). In December 1985 the quartet, now officially the Mighty Lemon Drops, released their first independent single "Like an Angel", on Daniel Treacy of Television Personalities' Dreamworld Records label which went to the top of the UK Indie Chart and sold 14,000 copies. They also recorded a session for John Peel around the same time. Becoming part of the C86 movement, which was championed by the New Musical Express, they were soon snapped up by Geoff Travis of Rough Trade for his new Blue Guitar label, a subsidiary of Chrysalis Records. They signed with Sire Records for the United States and Canada around the same period. Derek Jarman produced the video for the "Out of Hand" single in 1987 which was followed by their hit "Inside Out" in 1988.

 

Max’s Kansas City special with Peter Crowley

Max’s Kansas City special with Peter Crowley

September 2, 2020

Max's Kansas City special with Peter Crowley in conversation with David Eastaugh

Max's Kansas City was a nightclub and restaurant at 213 Park Avenue South in New York City, which became a gathering spot for musicians, poets, artists and politicians in the 1960s and 1970s. It was opened by Mickey Ruskin (1933–1983) in December 1965 and closed in 1981.

Bill Carey special - Crash, Something Pretty Beautiful & The Stick Figures

Bill Carey special - Crash, Something Pretty Beautiful & The Stick Figures

September 1, 2020

Bill Carey special talking about life in music with David Eastaugh

Songwriter, guitarist, engineer and producer. Spent his early years in Florida where he formed The Stick Figures, he was also an original member of King Of Culture and NEMB. Relocated to New York City in 1981, where he joined Crash. Moved to London in 1986, where he formed Something Pretty Beautiful and later Gone Walkers. Currently living in Florida and fronting Gone Walkers and Agent 13.

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