Tape Archive: Phone-In January 17th 1983

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Here’s something I’ve meant to share or a while. It’s part of a radio phone which I date as Monday January 17th 1983. It’s interesting as a historical piece as it’s a small window on the cultural  changes in our society revealed by both the host and the ordinary public calling in to comment.

There’s a slight topical link here with regard to the recent riots in Tottenham, London prompted by a shooting by the police. This recording references the mistaken shooting of Stephen Waldorf on January 14th 1983 by police on the streets of Kensignton, London.

Also referenced is the public’s opinion on the launch of breakfast television on the BBC which happened that very morning.

Oh and no surprise in the traffic report which tells us that the Blackwall tunnel is yet again closed.

The host is Robbie Vincent.

An AAC+ encoded version (size:7.5Mb) is available here.

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Tape Archive:Bill Nelson Interview 1985

Bill Nelson

A Bill Nelson Interview circa the Trial by Intimacy (book of splendour) period. There’s still a fair amount of interest in Nelson ranging from his Be Bop Deluxe days onwards and I believe the Nelsonica fan conventions continue to take place both here in the UK and in the US.

A compact AAC+ encoded version is available here.

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Tape Archive: Diz Watson Live 1985

Diz Watson’s Jambalaya live session 1985

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Tape Archive: Bowie Interview Feb 1979 Part 3

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At last the final part of this interview from February 13th 1979. Bowie takes questions from phone in callers between music and an ongoing interview with Nicky Horne.

Part 1

Part 2

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Tape Archive: Good Technology 1983

A slice of Hull’s Indie band scene from 1983 and the ever so slightly anti-corporate Red Guitars. Rediscovering this little gem reminds me there are many tunes that fail to make the big time pop chart but still have their place in the history of rock. It certainly sounds very early 80’s doesn’t it but I still find it very powerful and expertly crafted.

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Tape Archive: Up The Hill Backwards

Long time no tape archive material so I had a quick delve & remembered a cassette I was given long ago featuring rough demo versions of songs that would eventually become David Bowie‘s Scary Monsters album. So here’s an early version of the song that I partly named this blog after, Up the hill backwards.

If you’re familiar with the album version you’ll notice the different lyrics here, particularly the section with to “Skylab is falling”.

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