Tape Archive: Paddy McAloon Interview 1985

Prefab SproutThis is the 2nd Prefab Sprout Interview I have from 1985 which takes place after the previously posted session . Paddy McAloon seems quite enthused by Thomas Dolby’s production of the Steve McQueen album and is already dismissive of how well previous album Swoon would stand up in 1985’s move towards a more heavily produced sound.

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Tape Archive: ZTT Interview 1985

This Interview with two thirds of the ZTT record label from 1985 is an interesting look back at the label that fostered Frankie goes to Hollywood , The Art Of Noise and Propaganda onto the mid 1980’s. Producer Trevor Horn and wife Jill Sinclair probably reveal more about the workings of the then fledgling label without the hyperbole of Paul Morley. It’s interesting to hear the role that Dave Robinson of Stiff records played in plugging the physical product of The Art Of Noise.
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Other artists on their rosta at the time achieved less of a high profile impact including the French torch singing of Anne Pigalle and systems music of Andrew Poppy.Nevertheless they illustrated the high standards that were often set by the record label directors.

The interview is quite poignant as Jill Sinclair has been in an induced coma since 2006 following a tragic accident.

This interview is placed here with the greatest respect to her friends and family and honours the place of ZTT in music history. We all wish for her eventual recovery.

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Tape Archive: More Godley And Creme 1985

I thought I’d post another part of the 1985 Godley & Creme Interview as stats seem to indicate a recent keen interest. I thought I’d place the audio from that interview here. If anyone is interested in the whole video then contact me and I may be able to point you to a decentralised torrent of the 320Mb video (Azureus torrent client required).I’ve kept the advert break in both the video and audio.

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Back To The Mental Jukeboxing

I’m slowly getting back to being able to remember my nightly dreams. Only a brief snatch of a dream last night but nothing profoundly surreal. The old mental jukebox has kicked in today and is reliving its youth by playing a limited medley of Scritti Politti songs in my head (mostly The sweetest girl, Wood Beez , The word girl and the more recent Boom boom bap).Cupid and Psyche

It’s odd to dig up that old sugary pop up but I loved Scritti at the time(oh my youth) and was disappointed that I couldn’t get to see Green play live finally last year (the various youtube clips finally lay to rest the rumours that he relied too heavily on varispeeding his own vocals hence the lack of a true live outing back then…unless of course he’s pitch shifting them now).

Back in the day (fetch the zimmer frame) I used to frequent a local recording studio that sold musical instruments (they were quite a big concern at the time) who had apparently gone to see Scritti (or so they said anyway) in the hope of selling them a few new toys and the contingent returned to recount that Green was then recording via a publison sampler thingy (an expensive rack mount chunk of sampling memory with early time stretching capabilities) and was recording his vocals into this thing and picking out the most perfected ones before committing to tape.

Whilst I type this I have a stuck loop of the deep reggae bass from The word girl thumping around my grey matter.Can loud music in your mind cause virtual hearing damage?
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