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Clinton Heylin on the Paul Leslie Hour

Clinton Heylin interviewed on the Paul Leslie Hour. Clinton talks about his response to Bob Dylan’s Rough and Rowdy Ways (the podcast was recorded a matter of days after its release) and his new two volume Dylan biography, the first of which – The Man in Me – is set for release in Spring 2021.

Clinton Heylin Books on Route
JUDAS! From Forest Hills to The Free Trade Hall, A Historical View of The Big Boo
No One Else Could Play That Tune: The Making and Unmaking of Bob Dylan’s 1974 Masterpiece
Trouble In Mind: Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years – What Really Happened
What We Did Instead of Holidays: A History of Fairport Convention and Its Extended Folk-Rock Family
Anarchy In The Year Zero: The Sex Pistols, The Clash and the Class of ’76

Paul Hanley on Front Row

Paul on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row on 6th May 2020, talking Hex Enduction Hour and The Fall alongside music critic Kate Mossman and presenter Katie Popperwell. There is tribute to Karftwerk founder Florian Schneider at the end of the programme. His death was announced that day.

Here’s the text from the BBC Front Row website:

‘In 1982 post-punk group, The Fall, led by charismatic frontman Mark E. Smith, released their fourth album Hex Enduction Hour. At the time the group were struggling for attention and success outside their small but devoted following that included Radio 1 DJ John Peel who regularly championed their music. Hex Enduction Hour changed all that and five decades on is still regarded as a masterpiece. Former Fall drummer, Paul Hanley has written a new book, Have A Bleedin Guess, about the making of the album and is joined by music critic Kate Mossman to discuss the album’s significance.’

The full show is archived here

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Hanley Brothers at Rock N Roll Book Club

AUDIO: Brothers Steve Hanley and Paul Hanley in conversation with John Doran at Walthamstow Rock N Roll Book Club. The first part of the conversation is dedicated to The Fall’s 1982 album Hex Enduction Hour, the subject of Paul Hanley’s book Have A Bleedin Guess. The second part is taken with general questions about The Fall, led first by John Doran and followed up by questions from the audience. Recorded at The Trades Hall, Walthamstow on 23rd October 2019 in front of a full house. The sound of bottles smashing during the recording come from the bar, there wasn’t a riot in the crowd. Click play above to listen. Running Time 1:26:50

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VIDEO: Click here to watch a video of the audience Q&A (It duplicates the last 21 minutes of this recording, so you can switch over at 1:05:29 and listen to the remainder with moving pictures.)

For more on Steve and Paul’s books, click the covers below.

   

The Strange Brew Podcast with Iain Matthews and Ian Clayton

Iain Matthews and Ian Clayton join Jason Barnard to talk about Iain’s memoir Thro’ My Eyes for The Strange Brew Podcast, illustrated by 13 songs drawn from across Iain’s career. Running time 1hr 41 mins. Click play above to listen.

Jason at The Strange Brew has a fine collection of podcasts. You can find them on the website or subscribe to The Strange Brew Podcast on iTunes or your favourite podcast provider.

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Ian Clayton on Talk Radio Europe

Ian Clayton the gang at Cambridge Folk Festival

[Click play above to listen to Ian Clayton and Gerard Sweeney on Talk Radio Europe]

A note from Ian:

‘I was asked to appear on Talk Radio Europe. It’s a station based in Spain for ex-pats and English speaking natives. A charming Irish DJ called Gerard Sweeney wanted to interview me about the new edition of my music book, Bringing it All Back Home. I never know what to expect with these radio interviews. The people doing the interview, while well-meaning, are often ill-prepared and you don’t usually get long enough to express much apart from the usual blurb. Only rarely do you get the chance to talk about things close to you. This one was different, it turned out that Gerard was a kindly, considerate chap who wanted to genuinely listen. He also got involved and we ended up not just as interviewer and interviewee, but two blokes swapping stories. I like it when that happens. I had prepared for five minutes tops, we ended up chatting for twenty minutes. The new updated Bringing it all Back Home came out yesterday. I’m thrilled with it and the whole new section at the end has lifted the book up for me.’

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