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Ian Clayton and Betty Cook on Radio Sheffield

Ian Clayton and Betty Cook talk with Paulette Edwards on BBC Radio Sheffield about the writing of Betty’s joint memoir with her comrade in arms Anne Scargill, Anne and Betty: United By The Struggle. Recorded on 23rd July 2020. Click play above to listen.



‘A must read about two women with extraordinary courage and a commitment to their community that has never faltered.’ Ricky Tomlinson

‘Anne and Betty are a constant inspiration to me. They are two beacons of hope that show that we are all capable of affecting change, tackling life face on and having a bloody good laugh along the way. I salute you both, my heroes.’ Maxine Peake

Anne & Betty: United By The Struggle is published in hardback and advance copies are SHIPPING NOW.  (It will not be able via other trade channels until 9th November 2020).
Be amongst the first to read Anne & Betty’s book. Click here to order an advance copy

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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