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.
April 20, 2022
Rumi Missabu - The Cockettes - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Rumi Missabu is a founding member of the San Francisco-based, glittery drag-spectacle known as The Cockettes. A prominent group within the experimental, psychedelic theater and arts scene, the Cockettes were known for pushing the boundaries of drag and sexuality and exploring gender fluidity from the 1960s on. One of their most well-known and often-revived productions is Pearls over Shanghai, a mock-operetta set in 1937 Shanghai in which issues of miscegenation and white slavery are explored. Film credits for Missabu include the documentaries The Cockettes and Uncle Bob and the short The Glitter Emergency. Throughout the 2000s, Missabu continued to collaborate with artists and musicians as well as be involved in revival shows of Cockette productions
April 15, 2022
Sister Sledge with Kathy Sister Sledge in conversation with David Eastaugh
Formed in 1971, the group consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim, and Kathy Sledge. The siblings achieved international success at the height of the disco era. In 1979, they released their breakthrough album We Are Family, which peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and included the 1979 US top-10 singles "He's the Greatest Dancer" and "We Are Family". A third single, "Lost in Music", reached the US top 4
April 12, 2022
Jonny Bridgwood - Fireball XL5, The Sting-Rays, Morrissey & Kathryn Williams - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Fireball XL5 entered the Norwich music scene in the very early 1980s. Initially the band played authentic rockabilly music but in a short space of time this developed into a unique style of punkabilly. 1950s rockabilly combined with 1980 era bands like The Meteors and The Cramps influenced the style.
April 6, 2022
The Knack - Prescott Niles - in conversation with David Eastaugh.
The Knack will be unveiling a previously-unreleased 2001 concert, Live at the House of Blues. Recorded in Hollywood, this 18-track set will appear as a 2-LP gatefold set pressed on "baby blue" vinyl. There will be 2,500 copies available worldwide. The CD and digital release of Live at the House of Blues will follow May 6. Scroll down for complete details. The Knack will be unveiling a previously-unreleased 2001 concert, Live at the House of Blues. Recorded in Hollywood, this 18-track set will appear as a 2-LP gatefold set pressed on "baby blue" vinyl. There will be 2,500 copies available worldwide. The CD and digital release of Live at the House of Blues will follow May 6. Scroll down for complete details.
April 1, 2022
Adele Nozedar – Indians In Moscow & The Fever Tree, & author - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Indians in Moscow, originally formed as a three-piece in Hornsea, near Hull, in 1981. Pete, Stuart and Adele formed the core of the band, later adding a drummer and a guitarist to the line up. As part of the Hull scene, the band came to the nation’s attention via an energetic performance playing their 1983 debut single “Naughty Miranda” on The Tube’s Hull special.
Adele is now an author and forager and can be found HERE
March 30, 2022
Kevin Hewick in conversation with David Eastaugh
Touching Stones, Tasting Rain (2016, Botheration)
Driven By Love, Driven By Hate (2017, Botheration)
Never Give Up On A Song (2021, Botheration)
English singer-songwriter who was an early member of the Factory Records roster. Today he is known for his recordings on Sorted, Pink Box and his own Botheration label, and his recent work with Venetian collective Unfolk.
Hewick signed to Cherry Red Records in 1983, and released the album Such Hunger for Love, the single "Feathering the Nest", and This Cover Keeps Reality Unreal, a four-track 12" EP recorded in collaboration with The Sound. These and various items from Hewick's time on Factory were later reissued by Cherry Red in 2003 as the Tender Bruises and Scarscompilation CD
March 28, 2022
Douglas MacIntyre - Creeping Bent, Article 58, Jazzateers & Sexual Objects/Port Sulphur - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Article 58, named after the Soviet classification for counter-revolutionaries, were formed in Scotland by Gerri McLaughlin (vocals), Douglas MacIntyre (guitars) and Ewan MacLennan (bass), with Stephen Lironi (drums) on these recordings. The group existed for a short period of time, burning brightly before burning out.
A single, 'Event To Come’, was produced by Postcard Records’ Alan Horne and Malcolm Ross and released on Josef K manager Allan Campbell’s Rational label.
Article 58 were the opening group on many bills in Scotland, including support slots circa 1981 with A Certain Ratio, Scars, Josef K, Delmontes, Bauhaus, Restricted Code, among others.
March 25, 2022
Andy Moor - The Ex &The Dog Faced Hermans - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Moor began his musical life in Edinburgh, Scotland playing guitar with Dog Faced Hermans, an eclectic group that mixed post-punk energy with traditional tunes and improvisations. In 1990 he moved to the Netherlands after an invitation to join Dutch band The Ex. In 1995 he began another group, Kletka Red with Tony Buck Joe Williamson and Leonid Soybelman, fusing traditional klezmer, Greek and Russian songs with their own styles of playing.
March 23, 2022
Terry Bickers - House of Love & Levitation - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Guitarist and singer, he is best known for his work as the original and current lead guitarist with The House of Love and as the former frontman/guitarist for Levitation and Cradle. During the late 1980s and 1990s Bickers was hailed as one of Britain's leading young guitarists, as well as attracting plenty of press coverage due to his unconventional pronouncements.
Bickers's most recent work has been with singer-songwriter Pete Fijalkowski, with whom he released the album Broken Heart Surgery in July 2014. He is currently based in Brighton, England where he teaches music at the college Access To Music.
March 18, 2022
Sarah Griffiths - The Bollweevils, Sarah Griffiths & Duck - in conversation with David Eastaugh
From their first gig The Bollweevils received favourable reviews. However, it was not until late in 1989 that the band signed a recording contract with the independent record label, Vinyl Solution. In March 1990, their first single was released on the Decoy label, the self produced and critically well-received four track Talk To Me EP.
A Bollweevils compilation CD, Life's A Scream, was released in Japan in 1992, on the Toy's Factory label. It contained all the tracks from the first three recorded EPs.
March 13, 2022
Simon Oakes - Peach, Suns Of The Tundra, Osiris Club & Grand Western - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Peach - Short lived British progressive metal band.
Suns Of The Tundra evolved from the Heavy / Progressive Rock band Peach (7); retaining original Peach songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Simon Oakes and drummer Rob Havis (now playing Bass), they are joined by Andy Marlow (Bass), Andy Prestidge (Drums) and Mark Moloney (Guitar).
March 11, 2022
Daniel Lamarre - Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board, Cirque Du Soleil - in conversation with David Eastaugh
As Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, Daniel Lamarre is responsible for nurturing the delicate balance between the company’s global strategy (across five continents), its financial growth and stability, and the integrity of its culture and values. Among his greatest achievements include the execution of complex negotiations resulting in signed agreements with THE BEATLES and MICHAEL JACKSON’s estate.
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.
March 9, 2022
Kathy Valentine - Go-Go's - has a new book out, All I Ever Wanted - A Rock n Roll Memoir - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Kathy Valentine - musician and songwriter who is the bassist for the pop punk band the Go-Go's. She has maintained a career in music through songwriting, recording, performing and touring as well as additional academic and creative pursuits. Valentine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in October 2021 as a member of The Go-Go's.
Valentine's memoir, All I Ever Wanted, was published by the University of Texas Press in March, 2020. The book has received universal praise and was #1 on Amazon's Rock Biography chart.
March 4, 2022
Paul Rudolph - The Deviant, The Pink Fairies, Hawkwind & Brian Eno - in conversation with David Eastaugh
At the recommendation of his childhood friend Jamie Mandelkau, he relocated to London, England joining the Mick Farren led band The Deviants as a guitarist. After recording their third album and contributing to Twink's Think Pink album, the band and singer parted company during a disastrous tour of the West Coast of North America.
Returning to England, the band hooked up with Twink forming The Pink Fairies, signing to Polydor and embarking upon a career centred on Ladbroke Grove, occasionally hooking up with Hawkwind for sets as Pinkwind. Recording two albums, Never Never Land and What a Bunch of Sweeties, Rudolph left immediately after the release of the second album to pursue other ventures, including a stint in Uncle Dog with Carol Grimes. He was invited by Roxy Music producer John Porter in early 1973 to participate in demo sessions for Sparks, before that band had found British musicians (Adrian Fisher, Martin Gordonand Dinky Diamond) for their UK re-launch.
It was at the final Uncle Dog gig that he met former Roxy Music musician Brian Eno which would lead to him contributing to four of his albums in between 1973 and 1977, namely Here Come the Warm Jets, Another Green World, Music for Films and Before and After Science. At the same time he became the main musical interpreter for Hawkwind collaborator Robert Calvert, to which Eno also became involved, recording the concept albums Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters and Lucky Leif and the Longships.
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.
February 21, 2022
Kev Hopper - Stump, Ticklish and Prescott in conversation with David Eastaugh
His debut for Dimple Discs ‘Sans Noodles’ is a musical delight, at turns playful and surreal, but always surprising and intriguing. Weaving together digital sound collages with live instrumentation, Kev creates a musical universe where guitar twang co-exists with processed voice rhythms and song narratives can take on a life of their own. The album features a cover version of the The Shadows classic “Theme For Young Lovers” and ends with a disarmingly beautiful and off-kilter piano balled “Fruit Flies” featuring the only traditional vocal performance on the record by Sharron Fortnam.