Another Words

New album due in June 2021 – read on for tales of Mr Brainard, Brad, Cleta and Dumpy!

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Who is Martin Gordon?

Bassist, composer, producer, incredulous bystander, wilful participant, personal friend of James Bond. Thrown out of Sparks, rejected by Jet, discarded by Radio Stars, spurned by the Rolling Stones, sneered at by Primal Scream, belittled by Kylie Minogue, ignored by Blur and accused of being a fashion victim by Boy George, his career has been a complete failure. 

Or maybe you’d care to stop by the alternative biog? Or there’s the discography, with all those groups, the music, the video and the vegetables.

Solo releases

Martin Gordon’s solo career began with the release of the first part of the Mammal Trilogy (‘The Baboon in the Basement’) in 2003. Since then, he has not looked back, although he will not say why. The sixth and final part of the trilogy (‘Include Me Out’) was released in 2013. Some people say it was released on April Fool’s Day, but that’s what some people would say, isn’t it?

Here’s an album overview and a view of the simultaneously-published lyric book which covers Gordon’s entire career to date. The conclusion of the Mammal Era brought an album of Gilbert & Sullivan tunes and diatribes on Brexit, Donald Trump and COVID. In March 2018, the first installment of the Post-Mammal Era emerged blinking into the fishy sunlight in the shape of ‘Thanks For All the Fish‘. The second installment ‘OMG‘ followed in early 2020, and the third will follow in June 2021 in the shape of ‘Another Words‘.


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  1. Ken Godden

    Stanley Gibbons. He came to a sticky end. Actually that chant……. maybe it was one drunk shouting it. Its my age mate, the old grey matter is pickled. ‘Come on you Spurs’ 😂👍

  2. Ken Godden

    Hi Martin. I’m ashamed to say I left you after Sparks and Radio Stars but if you can find it in your heart to forgive me I’ll come back and never leave again.

        1. Ken Godden

          Look I have to build a few bridges here. I totally understand I’ve been a complete slack b*****d for 40 plus years but you’ve always been on my mind. I never abandoned you it was just circumstances. I’ll never forget the times we had together years back………… Nashville Rooms, Lyceum etc etc. I never ever joined in the ‘Martin Gordon’s a w****r’ chant often heard at Radio Stars gigs. Thank you so much for being so understanding.

          1. Martin Gordon Post author

            I see. This is becoming ever more complicated.

            Personally, I don’t recall the chant – are you thinking perhaps of Tottenham Hotspur? It would be an understandable mistake if so. Or perhaps you are thinking of Stanley Gibbons? Now that would be unforgivable.

  3. Robert Elliott

    What happened with the Jet query from Cherry Red? I ask because they have a new compilation coming out soon that seems a likely candidate but no Jet. Barbecutie is on though. Were there issues with getting permission? Did you know what track they were thinking of? I like those Grapefruit compilations. I have been working my way through a load of them. My favourite is All The Young Droogs and the best track is Yeah! by The Jets. Very confusing!
    Were you bit of a droog back then?
    Just ordered the Jet reissue with bonus cd.

    1. Martin Gordon Post author

      Well, I passed Cherry Red along to the powers that be at Universal, who own the Jet stuff, and there it all went dead. The Curse of Jet retains its power all these years later, evidently. You ordered the Jet reissue? Oomny move.


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