Well Gordon Raphael is still a record producer. Since the success he found with The Strokes in the early 2000s, he went on to produce many international bands. In January 2010, Raphael went to Cape Town, South Africa, to produce the debut album Shark by indie rock band The Plastics. In May 2013, he wentContinue reading “Where are they now? Gordon Raphael”
Over the next few months I will be publishing audio and written interviews of music luminaries I interviewed in the late 1990s and early 2000s. I will be asking, what are they doing now? The first up will be American record producer Gordon Raphael, who is best known for his work with the New YorkContinue reading “Where are they now?”
I came across this clipping I had kept from the FT. Who knows what year it was from? 1986? Answers on a postcard please… That’s it!
Everyone likes a good music book, here are my top 10 in no particular order! Johnny Marr – Set The Boy Free The Faber Book of Pop – Edited by Hanif Kureishi and Jon Savage Anthony Kiedis – Scar Tissue John Harris – The Last Party, Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock KeithContinue reading “My top 10 favourite music books”
I was surprised and horrified the other day to have a story about the Foo Fighters appearing on my Facebook feed. Not because of their music. The story by the NME was written by legendary music journalist Keith Cameron and involved the Foos first live gig in the UK. Something stirred in my mind, beforeContinue reading “This is a call”
At the start of my career I worked at a few newspapers. Whenever, I did, I had to be issued with a security pass. Remember them? Here is one of my first. I can’t believe I still have this one. A jem! I like the fact that Mirror Group is in speech marks. I haveContinue reading “Can I get into the building?”