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.

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Bringing It All Back Home With CP Lee

Ian Clayton and CP Lee

Ian Clayton and CP Lee (Photo by Tony Walsh)

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When world music magazine Songlines reviewed Ian Clayton’s book Bringing It All Back Home they declared the reading experience to be ‘The literary equivalent of a great evening in the pub.’ To make literal the Songlines review, a series of in-conversation events that reflect the ethos of the book, incorporating the key themes of home, story-telling, music, film, books, artefacts and mementos have been curated with special guests. The first guest is the great raconteur, musician, author, comedian and cultural historian CP Lee.

CP Lee recalls the folk and beat club scene in Manchester in the mid-sixties and how witnessing Bob Dylan and the Hawks at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester in 1966 changed his life. He talks about his time in Didsbury’s answer to the Grateful Dead, Greasy Bear, and his ten years with the highly influential satirical rock band, Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, including their recording-breaking play Snuff Rock and its unfortunate run in New York. He talks of his love of important artists in his life, including Arthur Lee’s Love, Frank Randall and Lord Buckley, shares anecdotes about Andy Warhol, Nico and Howard Marks, tells the story of visiting Bob Dylan’s childhood home in Hibbing, and pulls out his piccolo ukulele to perform a handful of songs along the way. The recording also includes a reading from Bringing It All Back Home by Ian, a story of the musical hall sounds that filled the street in which he grew up in.

Recorded at Tap & Barrel, Pontefract, Thursday 25th April 2019.


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Clinton Heylin Talks Blood on the Tracks

A podcast of Clinton Heylin’s presentation at Durham Book Festival 2018. Clinton reads from his monograph No One Else Could Play That Tune, plays two tracks from the New York recording sessions for Bob Dylan’s album Blood on the Tracks and takes questions from the floor. Running time is 49 minutes. Recorded at City Theatre, Durham, 13th October 2018. Click play above to listen.

No One Else Could Play That Tune is a session by session and track by track account of the New York recording sessions for Blood on the Tracks, and is the prefect guide to the Bootleg Series release More Blood, More Tracks. It is a limited edition hardback available exclusively from Route. Click here to order a copy.

Clinton Heylin With Tim Moon on Coast and County Radio

Clinton Heylin interviewed by Tim Moon on The Folk Programme on Coast and County Radio about Clinton’s book on Fairport Convention What We Did Instead of Holidays. They talk in detail about the Faiport Convention family and a little bit about Bob Dylan. Click play above to listen. Running time 21:12.

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Paul Hanley Charity Shop Classics

Paul Hanley on All FM’s Charity Shop Classics show. Guests are invited to present a selection of records bought in charity shops. Paul presents his selection to host Gavin Hogg and includes a bit of Herman’s Hermits, Tommy Steele and perhaps the corniest Perry Como track you’ve ever heard, amongst others. There’s laughs aplenty between the records and talk of Leave The Capital.

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Paul Hanley on Church of The Fall

Paul Hanley talks with Steve Titley on the Church of The Fall show on FAB Radio International, discussing Leave The Capital, Strawberry and Pluto studios and the music of the Hollies, 10cc, Herman’s Hermits, New Order, The Fall and Brix and The Extricated among others. With musical interludes.

Running time 1:02.17 . First broadcast Friday 15th December 2017

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