November 28, 2022
Graham Day - The Prisoners - in conversation with David Eastaugh
The Prisoners were a British garage rock band formed in 1980 in Rochester, Kent, England. Their 1960s garage sound made them a regular live fixture in London's underground "psychedelic revival" and "mod revival" scene of the early 1980s, as well as a linchpin of the Medway scene.
November 28, 2022
Johanna Went & Mark Wheaton in conversation with David Eastaugh
Johanna Went is an American performance artist who primarily works in the Los Angeles area.
She started her career in the late 1970s as musician in the punk scene. Music is still an important element of her shows. She has often worked with musician Mark Wheaton, whose fast, rhythmic music beats provide the background noise in several of her performances. Further predominant elements of Went's shows are the use of elaborate costumes, which Went herself creates from various found objects, and the use of artificial blood. The latter played an especially important role in her early work. Went's performances are not strictly text-based. She typically works based on a sketch that determines the rough sequence of actions, but leaves much room for improvisation. Went rarely uses language in her shows as means of communication. She rather sings, screams, whines and murmurs, thus rendering large parts of the spoken words incomprehensible.
November 24, 2022
Seth Lorinczi - Vile Cherubs - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Vile Cherubs blended the avant-garde of the '60s with the punk bluntness of the '80s. The group broke into the late-'80s D.C. punk club scene, eventually drawing the attention of Ian MacKaye and Dischord Records. They released one full-length with Dischord, Posthumous Relief, in 1990. A collection of demos from 1987-1988, The Man Who Has No Eats Has No Sweats, was released in 1993. Singer Tim Green went on to play guitar in Nation of Ulysses, while Seth Lorinczi later joined Circus Lupus as a bassist and Jesse Quitslund went onto play bass for the Capitol City Dusters. Green and Lorinczi later reunited in Evolution Revolution.
November 21, 2022
Honey Bane in conversation with David Eastaugh
Honey Bane began her musical career at the age of 14 in 1978 when she formed the punk rock band the Fatal Microbes. The band released a split 12" record with anarcho-punkband Poison Girls the same year. The first single, "Violence Grows" garnered some press attention and was given positive reviews by the British music paper Sounds.
After the 1979 breakup of the Fatal Microbes, and a stint in a juvenile detention facility that garnered more press attention, Bane began a collaboration with Crass, while she was on the run from the Social Services after serving a sentence at the St. Charles Youth Treatment Centre in Essex. Lending lead vocals and backed by the band under the name Donna and the Kebabs, Crass released the EP You Can Be You in 1979. It was the debut release on Crass' newly found label, Crass Records.
In 1981, Bane began collaborating with her then manager, Jimmy Pursey. The collaboration resulted in a new single, "Turn Me On Turn Me Off" which peaked in the UK Singles Chart at No. 37, and Bane subsequently appeared performing the single on Top of the Pops. "Turn Me On Turn Me Off" marked a musical departure of Bane from punk rock to a new wavesound.
November 20, 2022
Luke Haines - Peter Buck, The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof & Black Box Recorder - in conversation with David Eastaugh
English musician, songwriter and author. He has recorded music under various names and with various bands, including The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof and Black Box Recorder.
November 18, 2022
Chris Silagyi - 20/20, The Redskins, The Furys, The ExTeens - in conversation with David Eastaugh
20/20 was an American power pop band based in Hollywood, California. They were active from 1977 to 1983 - Allen decided to move to Los Angeles in 1977 after fellow Tulsa natives Phil Seymour and Dwight Twilley met with success. Once in Los Angeles, Allen met with Mike Gallo (singer/songwriter/keyboardist/drummer), who had already conceived of the idea and name for the band (after having spent time in the UK). Gallo first started writing with Allen, and later auditioned Allen's friend from Tulsa, Ron Flynt, for 20/20. Between the release of the single, and their first LP on Portrait Records, Chris Silagyi joined the band as a keyboardist.
November 16, 2022
Maggie K. De Monde - Scarlet Fantastic - in conversation with David Eastaugh
British pop band active in the 1980s, consisting of Maggie K. De Monde and Rick P. Jones. The duo were former members of pop trio Swans Way, who had a hit with "Soul Train" in 1984. Scarlet Fantastic reached the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart only once, with October 1987 single "No Memory", a song which would become popular a few years later on the rave and Ibiza dance music scenes.
Since No Memory was a hit, De Monde has performed with her band The Mighty K, released the album Union as part of the duo Maggie & Martin, and has made guest appearances on various projects including Empire State Human and glean.
In 2016, Maggie De Monde resurrected the Scarlet Fantastic name with the release of her album Reverie and the Beyond Pluto EP.
November 11, 2022
Rupert Creed & Garry Burnett - talking about the book, The Mick Ronson Story - with David Eastaugh
A long overdue biography of guitarist, songwriter, arranger, producer and musician Mick Ronson. Most famous for his critical contribution to David Bowie’s spectacular live band, studio albums including Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Aladdin Sane. Mick also helped produce Lou Reed’s Transformer, released five solo studio albums, performing in bands with Ian Hunter, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan as well as working with many other musicians.
This is an authentic story of a boy from a council estate from Hull who achieved international rock god status. Set in a time of seismic social change, with colliding cultures of personal and community identity, image and fashion, gender roles and sexual freedom.
November 10, 2022
Penelope Houston - The Avengers - in conversation with David Eastaugh
American singer-songwriter best known as the singer for the San Francisco-based punk rock band the Avengers. She was raised in Seattle. In 1977, Houston moved to San Francisco, attended the San Francisco Art Institute, and shortly after became the lead singer and songwriter for the Avengers. That band released one album, their eponymous debut in 1983.
November 8, 2022
Ross A. Sinclair - The Soup Dragons - in conversation with David Eastaugh
The Soup Dragons formed in Bellshill, a town near Motherwell, in 1985. The line up was Sean Dickson (vocals, lead guitar), Jim McCulloch (guitar, second voice) who replaced Ian Whitehall, and Sushil K. Dade (bass). The original drummer, Ross A. Sinclair, left the group after the first proper album, This Is Our Art, to pursue a career in art, and was replaced by Paul Quinn. Most of their songs were written by Sean Dickson.
November 8, 2022
Amy Ray - Indigo Girls - in conversation with David Eastaugh
American alto singer-songwriter and member of the contemporary folk duo Indigo Girls. She also pursues a solo career and has released six albums under her own name, and founded a record company, Daemon Records.
November 6, 2022
Patrick O'Neil - Anarchy At The Circle K - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Anarchy At The Circle K is literally a punk tour-de-force. An in your face gut-wrenching, and at times humorous, tale of Patrick O’Neil’s stint as a roadie, road manager, and drug addict during punk’s heyday of the 1980’s. Crisscrossing the highways of America, on tour with such influential punk bands as Dead Kennedys, TSOL, Flipper, and Subhumans. O’Neil writes a brutally honest and no holds barred memoir depicting the sleepless nights behind the wheel, never-ending string of decrepit night clubs, a plethora of ruthless promoters, depressing dressing rooms, copious amounts of cheap beer, clandestine drug buys, riotous crowds, intense violence, inadvertent OD’s, and seedy motel one night stands. This book is an insider’s look at life on the road from back in the day and you’re along for the ride.
November 2, 2022
Rachel Mayfield in conversation with David Eastaugh
Rachel Mayfield is a singer, writer and mixed media artist from Birmingham, UK.
In the 1990's she formed and fronted Indie Rock band 'Delicious Monster' being hailed by the NME as a "Goddess of Indie Rock' and as 'exciting, unpredictable and dangerous as a ten legged Tyrannosaurus. The band received critical acclaim for three top ten singles and one album placing them at the forefront of the cultured Indie Rock scene. Since then she has diversified into Solo albums, Film and Art installations while continuing to develop creative collectives.
In 2015 her short film 'All Lovers Could Be Love' from 'Venture of Belief' featured in the BFI love season with Poetryfilm.org.
October 12th 2017 saw the release of Rachel Mayfield - "Winter of Desire" in a Digital format through Iron Man Records, Birmingham.
In 2018 Rachel Mayfield began a monthly Radio Show for Brum Radio called "Truth To Material," a free flowing monthly diary of ideas, events, artists, music and conversation.
On 4th March 2018 Rachel Mayfield – Transports Of Delight was given a Digital Release on Iron Man Records, Birmingham.
November 1, 2022
James Smith - The Nightingales - in conversation with David Eastaugh
The Nightingales are a British post-punk/alternative rock band, formed in 1979 in Birmingham, England, by four members of Birmingham's punk group The Prefects. They had been part of The Clash's 'White Riot Tour', recorded a couple of Peel Sessions, released a 45 on Rough Trade and, years after splitting up, had a retrospective CD released by US indie label Acute Records.
Described in John Robb's book on 'post punk' Death To Trad Rock as "The misfits' misfits" and comprising an ever-fluctuating line up, based around lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, the Nightingales enjoyed cult status in the early 1980s as darlings of the credible music scene and were championed by John Peel, who said of them – "Their performances will serve to confirm their excellence when we are far enough distanced from the 1980s to look at the period rationally and other, infinitely better known, bands stand revealed as charlatans".
October 31, 2022
The Rosehips were an indiepop band from Stoke on Trent, UK. They were together from 1986 to 1989.
October 28, 2022
Mike Gallo - 20/20 I n conversation with David Eastaugh
20/20 was an American power pop band based in Hollywood, California. They were active from 1977 to 1983 and reunited during the mid-1990s to the late 1990s. In the mid-1970s, Steve Allen and Ron Flynt played together in Tulsa. Allen and Flynt were graduates of Nathan Hale High School, and both attended Oklahoma State University, where Flynt earned a degree in music. Allen decided to move to Los Angeles in 1977 after fellow Tulsa natives Phil Seymour and Dwight Twilley met with success. Once in Los Angeles, Allen met with Mike Gallo (singer/songwriter/keyboardist/drummer), who had already conceived of the idea and name for the band (after having spent time in the UK). Gallo first started writing with Allen, and later auditioned Allen's friend from Tulsa, Ron Flynt, for 20/20.
October 27, 2022
George Henderson - The Puddle & The New Existentialists - in conversation with David Eastaugh
The Puddle are a New Zealand rock band originally formed in Dunedin in 1983 by George D. Henderson. They had a mini-album, a live album, a studio album and a single released on New Zealand independent record label Flying Nun Records between 1986 and 1993. The group has continued to exist since then, with several line-up changes and periods of inactivity. Since 2006 the group has released four albums on Dunedin independent record label Fishrider Records.