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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, Brexit and Donald Trump, although Gordon stoutly denies any involvement in the latter. In March 2018, the first installment of the Post-Mammal Era (PME) emerged blinking into the fishy sunlight, in the shape of ‘Thanks For All the Fish‘. More recently, the second installment ‘OMG‘ followed in early 2020.


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  1. Forest Trump

    Martin! In his latest book, Bill Wyman gives insight into why you weren’t asked to become a Rolling Stone after the 1979 recording session! He states that Jagger had 2 tickets to the Menudo concert that evening and was having trouble finding someone to accompany him. Wyman was to have attended the show with him and that is precisely why Bill did not attend the recording session that day, to escape going to see Menudo! Jagger insisted that you should go but you politely declined the offer after which Jagger got you in a headlock and demanded that you go with him! After wrestling you to the floor, you punched Jagger on his left nipple and out shot a stream of milk that hit Keith Richards’ in the eye! The lactose intolerant Keith screamed in pain and threatened to kill Mick, you, and Menudo! Does this ring a bell? Or toot your tuba?

  2. Buck Turgidson

    Hi Martin! Top of the morning to ya! Me and some of the boys were wondering if you could give us a little advice on how to start a “Jihad” against really bad hair? Do we need to file paperwork? Make a formal announcement? Should we invite the Saudi’s? Please help!!!!

    1. MG

      Hey Buck! I think you don’t need to go so far as a declaring a jihad. Simply purchase a selection of naff plastic wigs and put one on whenever you need to go to the bank or when you have to get some new PR pix done. Then nobody will notice, ever! Barry Wom is your role model here.

  3. Kakhaber

    Mr. Gordon !!
    I, long time your fan of Georgia. You do not be able to send me your autograph ?
    My address is: Dimitriy Kipiani Street, house 18, flat 49. 1400 Gori, Georgia.
    Kakhaber Saralidze.
    Kakhaber Saralidze .

  4. Martin Gordon Post author

    My professional duties require me to take a neutral view on this, although you’re absolutely right, and those flapping arms and fishy dances! But I should point out, to protect the simple-minded or easily-disturbed, that I had no participation in that particular celebration of the Boone family as I was, as on so many other occasions, at the hairdresser’s.

  5. Groucho Hendrix

    Hello Martin, I was fortunate to see the original Sparks playing in London around 1974. My immediate impression was none of you had fat ankles or knew how to dress like proper rock stars! I also noticed a stunning resemblance between one of the band members and a major American film icon and God of acne medication, Pat Boone! Then, to my surprise, the vocalist began to display “spot on Debbie Boone tendencies!” Unfortunately, I’ve heard that he still does.


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