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The First Record Producers

Another fine excerpt of Bob Stanley’s promising new book, “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!” (LAT review).

Joe Meek was Britain’s first record producer. He could be described as the first record producer in the world.

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Who's Joe Meek?

My friend Tim is a Joe Meek super-fan. When I first met him, back around 2001 or so, I had to keep asking him who Joe Meek was, and I could see it was exasperating him. 53 more words


Thank You, Internet: The Honeycombs, One the Juggler, and the Chris Holmes Pool Interview

This is sort of a stop-gap post while hard at work on the next installment of the Jukebox Antagonist.

The original search started out for banned, censored or otherwise prohibited music. 918 more words


Meet: Interview with The Moons

We’ve always been suckers here on Backseat Mafia for the kind of retro rock Northampton four piece The Moons deal in, somewhere between Paul Weller, David Bowie and Motown – thick slabs of brass, white soul and a touch of glam thrown in there for good measure. 749 more words


"We played Knebworth in ’79, supporting Led Zeppelin, but this was a million times better"

Chas Hodges may be best known as one half of cockney duo Chas & Dave, but he started his career back in 1959 as a session musician for Jerry Lee Lewis and Gene Vincent. 3,024 more words

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