Steve and Paul Hanley were special guests of Classic Album Tuesdays and talked to guest host Gavin Hogg about The Fall album Perverted By Language. Here they talk about the album, their respective books (The Big Midweek and Leave The Capital), playing with Brix & The Extricated, and they take questions from the floor.
On the evening, Perverted By Language was played in full on vinyl. Here, just a single track is included for educational purposes.
Running time 47:35. Recorded at Edward’s, Sheffield on 28 November 2017. Both brothers are audibly suffering from a cold virus, which it appeared that 80% of the nation was carrying at that time.
Paul Hanley met up with Mickey Bradley of The Undertones at Louder Than Words Festival in Manchester. They exchanged signed books. (Paul once stood in on drums for The Undertones at a gig in the Shetland Islands which is a whole story in itself!) When Mickey got back home it was clear he was fired up by the book and dedicated half of his weekly record show on Radio Ulster to the it. Even that wasn’t enough to satisfy his enthusiasm, he did the same the following week with the second part of the book. We’ve wired both together here seamlessley for your enjoyment. You may have heard books reviewed on the radio before, but we wager you might not have heard a book review quite like this. Click play above to listen.
Paul Hanley talks with Mike Sweeney on BBC Radio Manchester about Leave The Capital. Mike makes it abundantly clear that he loved the book. Recorded on the morning of the book launch: 26th October 2017.
Clinton Heylin discusses Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years with a capacity audience at Edward’s, Sheffield. Organised The CAT Club, and hosted by their very own Rev Reynolds. The evening begins with Clinton reading from his book and playing tracks from the era – including some rare Bob Dylan onstage ‘raps’ – and is rounded off with a lively Q&A before retiring to the bar to listen to Dylan’s classic gospel album Slow Train Coming and discussing the evening over a pint. Click play above to listen to a podcast of the event.
Paul Hanley’s book Leave The Capital refashions the history of Manchester music. He tells his story by plotting through 13 key recordings that helped shape the city and its music. These are the recordings. Click above to listen on Spotify or YouTube. Click here for more details on the book.
Leave the Capital: A History of Manchester Music in 13 Recordings.
‘Look Through Any Window’
‘No Milk Today’
‘A Groovy Kind Of Love’
‘Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs’
Brian and Michael
Maureen Prest in conversation with Carl Gresham on BCB Radio, includes music related to her book King of Clubs. Carl Gresham also worked at Batley Variety Club back in the day. Click play below to listen.