Welcome to Martin Gordon’s official website

Current news:

Latest stuff is here, including YouTube video highights!

Also we now have a solo-gig retrospective.


Thanks For All the FishThe new album from Martin Gordon is out! To the soundtrack of Thanks For All the Fish and narrowly avoiding rafts of rotting plastic bags and discarded reality TV stars, Percy the puffin purposely makes his way from the planet. Read all about it! See all about it! Hear all about it! Feel all about it! Get fishy with it! Read on…

Who is Martin Gordon?

Martin Gordon & 4003 in 2014

MG & 4003 in 21st century

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?

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. More recently, Gilbert & Sullivan, Brexit and Donald Trump have been on the agenda. And on March 1st 2018, the next installment of the Post-Mammal Era (PME) emerged blinking into the fishy sunlight.

Here’s more action on the official Radiant Future  Martin Gordon's You Tube channel logo channel.


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44 thoughts on “Welcome to Martin Gordon’s official website

  1. Robert Elliott

    I have been enjoying Thanks For All The Fish over the past couple of weeks or so. If enjoy is the right word given some of the subject matter.
    Unhapply, I must confess that last week into baked beans I did tuck. But, it is any consolation, it was a fairly disgusting experience. However I built some wall mounted IKEA shelving to that album. Whenever I look at that shelving I will think of Thanks For All The Fish.
    I had several attempts to get a tune played on 6Music but with no luck. Though I could be on a black list. Or you could be on a black list. It appears that the BBC have never played any Martin Gordon.

    1. Martin Gordon Post author

      Celebrate the fact that you will soon be freed from foreign muck. I am glad that you replaced the continental shelf with something much more British, namely IKEA.

      You are right, 6Music remains terra incognita. Perhaps they think I am German and they would be letting the side down.

  2. Duncan Fitzpoofter

    Hi Martin! This fishy dancing I’ve heard so much about, can you please tell us when it originated? Also, on Kimono My House, happily, I don’t recall any fishy bass playing. Very good!

    1. Brian Busstop

      Ah, Mr Fitzpoofter, nice to hear from you! Are you by any chance connected to the Carlisle Fitzpoofters? I hope not, for your sake.

      The fishy dancing to which you refer – I believe it was first developed in the little-known region of London’s Shepherds Bush, in the 1990s. Little more is known about it, thankfully, other than that it is often accompanied by circular arm movements. The exact meaning of the arm movements remains a mystery.

      I understand that absolutely no research upon these movements is currently being undertaken, so they will no doubt continue to baffle for some considerable time.


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