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80sography - 80s music one artist at a time

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Wow, we've reached the end of the road with Mr Hague with yet more continued success and fantastic pop records.1987 (2:39)New Order - True FaithNew Order/England World Cup Squad - World In Motion(I know it's 1990 but, come on, had to ask...)198
Part 2 of the interview with the 'godlike' producer, Stephen Hague, with some great LP work in '86 followed by talk on 75% of the massive hits  he produced in '87. Which one didn't he like? Couldn't cram it all into one second part so part 3 to
Grabbed another interview that would've gobsmacked the 14-year-old-me. Stephen Hague, the producer responsible for some of the most joyously beautiful pop music of the 80s - that most joyously musically beautiful of decades.Lots on West End Gir
More goodies in the second part of the interview with Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley, exploring the years 1983-89.More Madness! Excess Costello! Bowie! Morrissey! Dexys! And more importantly, Marilyn!! (I mock, but it's a cracking one hit wonde
Next up for the deep dive into their 80sography is the magnificent production team of Langer/Winstanley.Such a thrill to speak to the guys about their incredible 80s. In part 1 there is a lot of Madness, Dexys, a Teardrop Explodes and we find o
2nd part of the interview with the great Stephen Lipson covering a lot of ground in the 80s (plus I indulged myself in allowing a few post 80s questions at the end. Mea culpa, etc)From Grace Jones to Macca. Frankie to The Pets - it's all here..
2nd guest for the My 80sography is music producer, Stephen Lipson. An incredibly successful career for over 40 years who really made his mark in the 80s working with Trevor Horn.Episode 1 focuses largely on his incredible work with Frankie Goes
* INCLUDES PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD MATERIAL *We conclude the epic season on The Boys From Bath with a compendium of interviews based on The Seeds of Love era (many thanks to listener Tom Teodorczuk for the idea).CHRIS HUGHES * (01:40)DAVE BASCOMBE *
 We reach the end of the 80s Padgham Parade where we began with more success with Phil, Sting & Genesis. Plus more besides including an ex-Beach Boy (THE Beach Boy), Hojo’s last big hit and an underrated gem of an LP.   In PART 4;  1986 (part 2
Plenty more to uncover in the 3rd part of Hugh Padgham's 80sography as we hit the mid-80s with further success with Genesis, the task of following era defining hit albums with Human League and David Bowie, multi-platinum mega success of peak Co
Welcome back to the second part of the Ian Stanley interview. Much explored including the following;* The Working Hour* Mothers Talk (masterpiece!)* Listen* THE Big Chair (see picture, courtesy of Ian)* Which major pop act did Ian & Roland try
We could not end the interview section for the Tears For Fears season better than with our final interviewee; Mr Ian Stanley - band member from the beginning and part of the key creative unit behind Songs From The Big Chair. Chatting to Ian was
We are back for the 2nd part of the “My 80sography” interview with Hugh Padgham.Much to cover here in a phenomenally busy & successful stage of Hugh’s career.Discover the unique contribution he made to Maneater, the film David Bowie turned him
Welcome to “My 80sography” a new  80sography series where we talk to key figures who had a cultural and creative impact in what is, of course, the most entertaining and enjoyable of decades.We start with a season on music producers and what bet
Second part of fascinating chat with A & R guru, David Bates where he details the years of success with the band (both in the UK and US).Worth listening out to discover;* Who fainted recording a vocal* Who won the bet with his US equivalent ove
Another great interview to add to the collection with the man who signed the boys in 1981 and was the only person there from the beginning through to the end of the 80s; A & R guy, David Bates.We spoke for three hours so edited it into two part
Another Tears For Fears related interview - in The Big Chair this time is the wonderful Nicky Holland, co-writer of 62.5% of The Seeds Of Love and key member of the live band during The Big Chair tour.A real thrill to speak to her and if you ar
Something a bit different this time as we run through The Seeds of Love, track by track, with Co-Producer, Engineer and Mixer of said album, Dave Bascombe.Was a wonderfully enlightening conversation covering many aspects of the recording of the
Managed to nab the great Chris Hughes (T4F producer & Merrick from Adam & The Ants) for a 2 hr interview recently. Some of the interview relating to Seeds of Love will be siphoned off for Episode 4 but that leaves plenty of T4F content discusse
37-year-old Loretta Castorini, an Italian-American widow, works as a bookkeeper and lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York, with her family: father Cosmo...wait, that's the synopsis for "Moonstruck" Hold on...copying from wrong bit...We are now ha
As John Lennon once remarked in song "Life is what happens to you while you're trying to finish episode 2 on a series of Tears For Fears podcasts.." (slight paraphrase there)Apologies - work, family, hospital stay (NOT the dreaded C-19) got in
And we are back! Back!! BACK!!! with an act very much defined by this glorious decade; Tears For Fears.Not picked purely cos their hometown is located not 30 miles from 80sography Central. If location was the definer then this would be part 1 o
And the Elton journey has endethed (breathes sigh of relief..) and we have our summary episode and also an interview with Neil Barrett, host of the premium EJ podcast, “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Elton John Podcast”. 00:00: The Elton i
Finally our travails lead us to the end of the 80s road for Elton - and here he negotiates his rockiest terrain (regarding quality not style) but the final destination is a happy one creatively and commercially. Songs included;Slow RiversCandle
We’ve reached peak 80sElton with the middle trilogy as Our Reg re-locates his mojo and the hit parade and Bernie regains sole lyricist status. The peak was covered with plenty of snow.Songs included;I’m Still StandingI Guess That’s Why They Cal
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