Ramón Chao talks about his adventure in Colombia with Mano Negra at the book launch of The Train of Ice and Fire. In Spanish with English subtitles. Originally published on a now defunct video server, we’ve decided it’s high time it came back online.
Colombia, November 1993: a reconstructed old passenger train is carrying one hundred musicians, acrobats and artists on a daring adventure through the heart of a country soaked in violence. Leading this crusade of hope is Manu Chao with his band Mano Negra.
Manu’s father Ramón Chao is on board to chronicle the journey. As the papa of the train, he endures personal discomfort, internal strife, derailments, stowaways, disease, guerrillas and paramilitaries. When the train arrives in Aracataca, the real-life Macondo of ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, Mano Negra disintegrates, leaving Manu to pick up the pieces with those determined to see this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through to the end.
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The Hanley Brothers in conversation with John Robb on Soundcheck, a That’s Manchester TV show, talking The Fall and The Extricated.
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Clinton Heylin talks with Ian Clayton at the book launch for JUDAS!.
The launch was held in conjunction with Classic Album Thursdays. After the Q&A, Clinton introduces the original ‘Royal Albert Hall’ bootleg recording of the Bob Dylan and the Hawks gig at Free Trade Hall, Manchester in May 1966 and tells the story of how came to own the original tapes.
The event took place at Tap & Barrel, Pontefract, on the day that Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Ian Clayton is the author of ‘Bringing It All Back Home’
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ITV’s Calendar feature on the launch of King of Clubs at Batley Town Hall, 24th March 2017.
James Corrigan and Maureen Prest on ITV’s Magic Moments talking about Batley Variety Club. Recorded in 1999.
For details of the book and more video footage of Batley Variety Club , see the King of Clubs website.
A feature on ITV’s Calendar previewing the book King of Clubs, with archive footage and author Maureen Prest talking about James Corrigan and the Batley Variety Club.
The relaunch party for You Can Drum But You Can’t Hide. Simon Wolstencroft talks about his time in The Fall, his drug addiction, Freak Party and why he didn’t join The Smiths. Followed by a live performance from The G-O-D.
Recorded at Tap & Barrel, Pontefract