C86 Show - Indie Pop
Thatcher on Acid - Matt Cornish

Thatcher on Acid - Matt Cornish

September 27, 2022

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.

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

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

August 2, 2022

Paul 'Bee' Hampshire - Into A Circle, Futon, Getting The Fear, & Panache in conversation with David Eastaugh 

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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.

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

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

June 17, 2022

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.

Dave Morgan - Alternative TV, The Loft, The Weather Prophets & much more

Dave Morgan - Alternative TV, The Loft, The Weather Prophets & much more

May 15, 2022

Dave Morgan - Alternative TV, The Loft, The Weather Prophets & much more - in conversation with David Eastaugh 

Terry Graham - The Gun Club - Part 3

Terry Graham - The Gun Club - Part 3

April 29, 2022

Terry Graham - The Gun Club - Part 3 - in conversation with David Eastaugh

Terry Graham - The Gun Club  - Part 1

Terry Graham - The Gun Club - Part 1

April 22, 2022

The Gun Club with Terry Graham - Part 1 - in conversation with David Eastaugh

American drummer, started his career in the late 70's with The Bags, one of the first generation of punk rock bands to emerge out of Los Angeles, California; in the early 80's he joined The Gun Club.

The Gun Club were an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States, which existed from 1979 to 1996. Created and led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Lee Pierce, they were notable as one of the first bands in the punk rock subculture to incorporate influences from blues, rockabilly, and country music.

Peter Aaron - Chrome Crank, Sand In The Face & Sluggo

Peter Aaron - Chrome Crank, Sand In The Face & Sluggo

April 20, 2022

Peter Aaron - Chrome Crank, Sand In The Face & Sluggo - in conversation with David Eastaugh

Hardcore punk bass player from Cincinnati, Ohio is a former member of Sand In The Face (New Jersey), Sluggo (2) (in 1984 known as Peter Wegele) is the singer and guitarist of New York band the Chrome Cranks. He and another Cincinnati scenester, guitarist William Weber, started the group in 1988, before moving to Manhattan in 1992. The band went on to release eight albums, appear on MTV, contribute to several movie soundtracks, and tour Europe, the US, and Canada repeatedly.

Kavus Torabi - Gong, Monsoon Bassoon, Cardiacs & Knifeworld

Kavus Torabi - Gong, Monsoon Bassoon, Cardiacs & Knifeworld

March 10, 2022

Kavus Torabi - Gong, Monsoon Bassoon, Cardiacs & Knifeworld - in conversation with David Eastaugh

Musician and composer, record label owner and broadcaster. A multi-instrumentalist, he is known for his work in the psychedelic, avant-garde rock field (primarily as a guitarist). Torabi was one of the founding members of The Monsoon Bassoon (as singer, guitarist and one of the two primary composers), was a member of cult psychedelic rock group Cardiacs, and fronts and plays guitar for the current lineup of legendary psychedelic band Gong.

Dorothy Max Prior in conversation - Rema Rema, Psychic TV &  The Ragroof

Dorothy Max Prior in conversation - Rema Rema, Psychic TV & The Ragroof

February 28, 2022

Dorothy Max Prior - Rema Rema, Psychic TV &  The Ragroof - in conversation with David Eastaugh

Member of Rema Rema. Under her first name, she is best known for a pop single released on Industrial Records which claimed she was 19 when in fact she was already 27. The other musicians on this record were Genesis P-Orridge and Alex Fergusson who were shortly to form Psychic TV with Peter Christopherson. They apparently asked Dorothy to play in the group, but she declined and didn't join the group until many years later when she was credited under her middle name Max. Dorothy only stayed in Psychic TV for about a year. In between this, she was in punk-pop rockabilly band first called The Weekend Swingers and then The El Trains.

APB with Iain Slater

APB with Iain Slater

February 16, 2022

APB with Iain Slater in conversation with David Eastaugh

APB formed in the small rural town of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and consisted of singer/bassist Iain Slater, guitarist Glenn Roberts, and drummer George Cheyne.

Though living in a remote area, they took inspiration from the "DIY" spirit of the punk scene, sounding like bands as Liquid Liquid, adopting a hard-working approach to writing, rehearsing and performing. Meanwhile, in Aberdeen, a small independent record company called Oily had started to release records and they were impressed enough by the band's live shows to release a single in 1981. The song was "Chain Reaction", which had long been a favourite at gigs. It was basically a two and a half minute punk/pop song with fuzzy distorted guitar and Scottish inflected vocals, but already the band was evolving with a sparser and more rhythmical sound. Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Gang of Four, ESG, Buzzcocks, and The Clash were all filtered through three teenagers from Aberdeenshire to create a catchy, rhythmic sound.

The Vibrators with John ‘Eddie’ Edwards

The Vibrators with John ‘Eddie’ Edwards

February 9, 2022

The Vibrators with John ‘Eddie’ Edwards in conversation with David Eastaugh

The Vibrators were founded by Ian 'Knox' Carnochan, bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis, and drummer John 'Eddie' Edwards. They first came to public notice at the 100 Club when they backed Chris Spedding in 1976. On Spedding's recommendation, Mickie Most signed them to his label RAK Records. Most produced their first single, "We Vibrate". The band also backed Spedding on his single, "Pogo Dancing".

The Vibrators recorded sessions for John Peel at BBC Radio 1 in October 1976, June 1977, and February 1978. They were one of the pioneering punk bands that played at London's Roxy Club. They headlined in January 1977, supported by the Drones, and in February they played twice at the venue. In March 1977, the band supported Iggy Popon his British tour. Later that year, they backed ex-Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter

Martin Bisi in conversation - B.C Studio

Martin Bisi in conversation - B.C Studio

February 7, 2022

Martin Bisi in conversation - B.C Studio - in conversation with David Eastaugh

In 1981, he started B.C. Studio (initially named OAO, Operation All Out, Studio) with Bill Laswell and Brian Eno in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, where he recorded much of the No Wave, avant garde, and hip-hop of the early 1980s including Lydia Lunch, Live Skull, Fred Frith and Afrika Bambaataa. In 1982 he recorded the instruments for the first song Whitney Houston recorded as a lead singer, "Memories" off of Material's One Down LP.
Soon after recording Herbie Hancock's "Rockit", Bisi split from Bill Laswell but continued working from BC Studio till present time, with a specialty in loud, dense sound, such as Foetus and Serena Maneesh.

In 2021, he worked with the Hypnagogia album of Travis Duo.

The Standells with Tony Valentino

The Standells with Tony Valentino

February 4, 2022

The Standells with Tony Valentino in conversation with David Eastaugh

In 1964, Liberty Records released three singles and an album, The Standells in Person at P.J.s. The album was later re-issued as The Standells Live and Out of Sight. The band also appeared on The Munsters TV show, as themselves in the episode "Far Out Munsters," performing "Come On and Ringo" and a version of The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand".[9] In late 1964, they signed with Vee Jay and released two singles in 1965. Later in the year they signed with MGM for one single.

The group appeared in several low-budget films of the 1960s, including Get Yourself a College Girl (1964) and cult classic Riot on Sunset Strip (1967). The Standells performed incidental music in the 1963 Connie Francis movie Follow the Boys, which coincidentally co-starred Larry Tamblyn's brother, Russ Tamblyn. The Standells played the part of the fictional rock group the "Love Bugs" on the television sitcom Bing Crosby Show in the January 18, 1965 episode "Bugged by the Love Bugs". In addition to appearing in the aforementioned The Munsters episode as themselves, they also appeared performing an instrumental in the background in the March 29, 1965 Ben Casey series episode, "Three 'Lil Lambs." The band also performed the title song for the 1965 children's movie, Zebra in the Kitchen.

Steve Conte - New York Dolls, Michael Monroe, Company of Wolves

Steve Conte - New York Dolls, Michael Monroe, Company of Wolves

January 26, 2022

Steve Conte - New York Dolls, Michael Monroe, Company of Wolves  - in conversation with David Eastaugh

Conte first became known to the music industry in the early 1990s as the songwriter and guitarist of the band Company of Wolves (Mercury Records). After the Wolves' breakup in 1992, he went on to form the band Crown Jewels with John Conte, and in 2003, the pair made an album under the name The Contes. In 2004, Steve Conte joined the New York Dollsas a guitarist and vocalist, where he would remain until 2010 when he joined Michael Monroe's new band.

American musician, songwriter, guitarist, music producer, and lead singer of the band Steve Conte NYC. He has worked with Japanese composer Yoko Kanno on a variety of anime soundtracks including Wolf's Rain, Cowboy Bebop, RahXephon and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG. He is the former lead guitarist of the New York Dolls.

Christian Hayes or Bic Hayes special - Dark Star, Levitation & Ring

Christian Hayes or Bic Hayes special - Dark Star, Levitation & Ring

January 19, 2022

Christian Hayes or Bic Hayes special - Dark Star, Levitation & Ring - in conversation with David Eastaugh

Bic Hayes, is an English rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. Best known as the frontman of Dark Star and guitarist with Levitation, he has also released solo material as Mikrokosmos, which was produced by Tim Smith.

Hayes first appeared on the south London psychedelic rock scene in the mid-1980s: by 1988 he was playing guitar with Ring, moving on to become bass player with The Dave Howard Singers in 1989. In the same year he joined Cardiacs as second guitarist, replacing departing saxophonist Sarah Smith. Hayes would appear as part of the band on their All That Glitters is a Mare's Nest live album and video: he would also make writing and recording contributions to their studio album Heaven Born and Ever Bright. During this period, he also worked on an intermittent thrash rock project called Panixphere.

Here & Now with Keith da Missile Bass  or Keith Bailey

Here & Now with Keith da Missile Bass or Keith Bailey

January 13, 2022

Here & Now with Keith da Missile Bass  or Keith Bailey in conversation with David Eastaugh 

The first version of the group was co-founded in London by drummer/vocalist Keith Dobson later known as "Kif Kif Le Batteur", guitarist/keyboardist José Gross, bassist Franco and others in March 1974.

In 1977, Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth recruited the band to tour with them under the name Planet Gong, and this combination released a live album Live Floating Anarchy 1977 and a single "Opium for the People".

Slinky Vagabond with Keanan Duffty

Slinky Vagabond with Keanan Duffty

December 23, 2021

Slinky Vagabond with Keanan Duffty in conversation with David Eastaugh

Slinky Vagabond is a concept band that originally formed in 2007 and became an integral part of the New York club scene and performed at celebrations for Joey Ramone’s Birthday Bash alongside the New York Dolls, Fashion Week’s Gen Art and Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp and Marc Bolan’s 30th Anniversary Show alongside Patti Smith, Tom Morello, Joan Jett and Ronnie Spector. They release their album ‘King Boy Vandals’ on December 6 that can be pre ordered at: slinkyvagabond@slinkyvagabond.net 

Chris Tofu - Tofu Love Frogs & Vibe Engineer

Chris Tofu - Tofu Love Frogs & Vibe Engineer

December 21, 2021

Chris Tofu MBE - Tofu Love Frogs & Vibe Engineer - in conversation with David Eastaugh 

stablished in 1995 DJ Chris Tofu has become a pioneer of Vintage Remix and the UK Festival scene, sharing his obsession with all things remixed and raucous with jumping crowds across the globe! From Glastonbury to Istanbul this musical maverick is constantly exploring, discovering and creating new sounds and new experiences, mixing up the formula for good vibe pie!

He’s a true believer that DJ’ing is as much about “vibe” and communicating with an audience as endless technical skill. I just love music that remixes the ancient and the new. Sometimes that makes me really obscure, sometimes pioneering but whatever happens, the audience generally gets it.”

Tofu has two lives; as a world renowned DJ and as the programmer and director of thousands of events and artists in some of the most legendary clubs and festival stages and even whole festivals, providing him with the canvas to try all these crazy new remixed discoveries. Enticing the crowds to jump over barriers (both physical and metaphorical) and get down to new and unusual sounds is the main Tofu goal.

Lenny Kaye - Patti Smith, Suzanne Vega & author of Lightning Striking

Lenny Kaye - Patti Smith, Suzanne Vega & author of Lightning Striking

November 25, 2021

Lenny Kaye - Patti Smith, Suzanne Vega & author of Lightning Striking in conversation with David Eastaugh

As musician, writer, and record producer, Kaye was intimately involved with an array of artists and bands. He was a guitarist for poet/rocker Patti Smith from her band's inception in 1974, and co-authored Waylon, The Life Story of Waylon Jennings. He worked in the studio with such artists as R.E.M., James, Suzanne Vega, Jim Carroll, Soul Asylum, Kristin Hersh, and Allen Ginsberg. His seminal anthology of sixties' garage-rock, Nuggets, is widely regarded as defining the genre.You Call It Madness: The Sensuous Song of the Croon, an impressionistic study of the romantic singers of the 1930s, was published by Villard/Random House in 2014

Mark Stewart - The Pop Group -  Part Two

Mark Stewart - The Pop Group - Part Two

November 1, 2021

Mark Stewart in conversation with David Eastaugh

The Pop Group are an English band formed in Bristol in 1977 by vocalist Mark Stewart, guitarist John Waddington, bassist Simon Underwood, guitarist/saxophonist Gareth Sager, and drummer Bruce Smith. Their work in the late 1970s crossed diverse musical influences including dub, funk, and free jazz with radical politics, helping to pioneer post-punk music.

The group released two albums, Y (1979) and For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?(1980), and the singles "She Is Beyond Good and Evil" (1979) and "We Are All Prostitutes" (1979), then split in 1981. Its members worked on a variety of subsequent projects, including New Age Steppers and Rip Rig + Panic. In 2010, the band reunited, touring and releasing new material.

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