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  • #76
    I swapped a white label 12" of House of Love's Christine for this signed copy of Swamp Thing 35 (The Nukeface Papers). At the time (about 88) I thought it was a rough deal (for me) as HoL were quite big back then.
    But now of course I don't give a shit about House of Love (who does?) - whilst still being a big Alan Moore fan. So I consider I came out of this one very well.

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    • #77
      I went down to the Brighton Top Rank one afternoon to interview Julian Cope, about 1987. I was there early and had to hang around. Eventually Cope turned up - with some bloke from a rival radio station in tow.
      To my annoyance they went off to do the interview .... leaving me sitting on my own in the empty venue, wasting my time.

      The Southern Sound bloke came down eventually and went off - looking a bit unhappy. I was sent up to this weird little dressing room high up some steep stairs. It was completely empty apart from a chair that Cope was sitting on. He wouldn't even look at me or say anything, he just looked really glum. I took it that the last interview was a failure. It was during his drug years too - so he was probably hopelessly out of it

      I turned on my little Uher reel-to-reel and tried to get the interview started. Cope still wouldn't look at me but he did grunt a few syllables.
      I got round to the subject of garage punk and mentioned the Texas Flashbacks series. His manager Cally has reissued these comps recently on his Antar label. Can't remember if I knew this at the time or if it was a lucky strike.

      For the first time Cope turned round to look at me, suddenly animated. He said "oh yeah? What's your favourite track then?". Instantly I replied "So Sophisticated by The Lavender Hour"!
      Cope jumped out of his chair and started singing the song in the empty dressing room, dancing about with glee.
      From then on the interview went great.

      I got him to sign my copy of Psychedelic Unknowns and he filled in his old address in Tamworth for me... as though it was his own copy.

      A few weeks later there was an anti-cruelty protest outside the dolphinarium in Brighton. Julian Cope was there (along with Tommy Boyd if I remember).
      I went down with my tape recorder to get a bit of comment. I tried to remind Cope about our previous encounter - but he just gave me a glazed and quizzical look. He didn't remember me at all. Oh well. It was a good interview anyway and I still have it on reel-to-reel (one of the very few that survive from the era).

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      • #78
        That Lavender Hour tune is a good 'un. A bit Neanderthal, the harmonies seem out of place with that continuous fuzz grinding away and the bass pumping in the background. Good 2 sided 45. I like the Chesterfield Kinds snotty version of the flip.
        Everyone tear down your own little wall
        That keeps you from being a part of it all
        Because you've got to be one with the one and all
        You've just got to be close to it all

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        • #79
          Great story, I remember Tommy Boyd from my childhood of course but he used to have a great show on 'Talk Radio' before it got took over by that cunt 'Kelvin McKenzie' for a while and became 'Talksport'. They let him do a wrestling show on it after the change over for a while which I never listened to but was extremely popular he obviously spotted something which was becoming huge at the time, of course K@@v@n (cant even say his name) took all the credit.

          He went off to some southern radio station after that as you probably know being in the bizz but an underrated DJ in my book used to have me in tears of laughter on his 'Talk Radio' show.
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          • #80
            Hey yeah - I used to like Talk Radio before it became Talk Sport. I liked the Anna Raeburn problem phone-ins. Some of those .... I was glued to my set. In fact - I have some on minidisc that I recorded.

            Tommy Boyd was picketing the dolphinarium .... I talked to him and he said he was guilty because one of his first jobs was working there.

            TB - embarrasingly I don't know the flip of that tune.... or the C Kings version. Most of my 'knowledge' comes from compilations. If it ain't on a comp then I probably don't know it.
            So Sophisticated as you say is a weird blend ... I like the fuzz/harmony mix. They tried for a commercial sound but couldn't back it out of the garage.
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            • #81
              Haha yeah I remember Anna Raeburn's show and Dr David Starkey's bizarre Drivetime show before he became as hated as he is these days, totally bizarre.

              I don't remember the character you refer to but I remember a segment on his show he did about those 'Holy Fish' you get on the back of cars and he had this guy on trying to explain to him that it was that Jesus was a fisherman and a fisher of men and all this malarkey. All I remember was Tommy Boyd going all Paxman and just kept saying 'So its a God Cod then?' over and over, fella was fuming!
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              • #82
                Classic radio!! Why ever did they turn the whole thing over to sport - total turn-off for me, never listened again.

                I remember Tommy Boyd responding to one caller who claimed to be a 'nihilist'. Tommy asked him if he knew what the Russian nihilists did in 1916. The caller said 'no' so Tommy told him to come back when he'd found out. Do you know what .... I've never found out either. What DID the Russian nihilists do in 1916? He made it sound pretty bad.
                Doing some research it appears the 1860s saw the birth of the Russian nihilists ... so maybe my memory is faulty and he said 1860.
                Anyway - it was surprising what you could glean from TB's show.
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                • #83
                  Originally posted by mr sayers View Post
                  Got these signed the other day, shame his attitude is worse than his signature!



                  That's fly, Sayers!

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                  • #84
                    Strange one, he had a way with winding people up. I remember a show he did on bodybuilding (think his father was one) and how it was the perfect display of human perfection and such like. He almost had me believing him by the end. Yeah I loved that show but kind of associate it with a really terrible job I had at the time. lol

                    Talksport not as bad these days since Moz Dee took over and got rid of some of the right-wing political phone-ins etc and made it all sport. Something I put on in the car as an easy listen when in a non musical mood. Whoever does the theme tunes for the shows over their must have a copy of 'The Best of British Library Music' or something!

                    Originally posted by bradx View Post
                    Classic radio!! Why ever did they turn the whole thing over to sport - total turn-off for me, never listened again.

                    I remember Tommy Boyd responding to one caller who claimed to be a 'nihilist'. Tommy asked him if he knew what the Russian nihilists did in 1916. The caller said 'no' so Tommy told him to come back when he'd found out. Do you know what .... I've never found out either. What DID the Russian nihilists do in 1916? He made it sound pretty bad.
                    Doing some research it appears the 1860s saw the birth of the Russian nihilists ... so maybe my memory is faulty and he said 1860.
                    Anyway - it was surprising what you could glean from TB's show.
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                    • #85
                      Hey - check it out .... youtube has a bunch of old Tommy Boyd Talkradio shows .... here's one on why Monty Python isn't funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm7BALadG5c
                      But there's tons more - sidebar has a selection (on my screen anyway).

                      To keep this thread on topic - here's Leslie Crowther and Dickie Henderson

                      Last edited by bradx; 03-01-2016, 03:09 PM.
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                      • #86
                        Haha, blimey 'Leslie Crowther' thanks for the YouTube link will check that out. I seem to remember a few years ago there was a website that had an archive of some of his shows (Tommy Boyd that is not Leslie Crowther!).

                        Now I'm listening to it I remember he used to do the 'Nice Hour' on Friday afternoons where you'd have to do or say something nice and ring in and tell him about it.
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                        • #87
                          Not a big autograph hunter, but might just ask Fred Williamson to sign my Black Caesar vinyl and Death Journey VHS at Blodig Weekend Festival in Copenhagen next month. ..

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Headless mermaid View Post
                            Not a big autograph hunter, but might just ask Fred Williamson to sign my Black Caesar vinyl and Death Journey VHS at Blodig Weekend Festival in Copenhagen next month. ..
                            Im a big fan of Fred Williamson, I got his autograph through the mail a year or two ago.
                            See, you don't get those haircuts on your mp3s.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by spirito santo View Post
                              Im a big fan of Fred Williamson, I got his autograph through the mail a year or two ago.
                              Nice. He has more attitude than most. Some golden interviews on YouTube.

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