- 2021 – A rainbow on the Loud Horizon
- 2021 – MG talks to Sally Fairfax on BBC Humberside about ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ (audio)
- 2021 – MG talks to Pete Holidai for Dublin City FM (audio)
- 2021 – MG talks to Bass Player magazine
- 2021 – MG talks to Strange Brew (audio)
- 2021 – MG talks to All You Ever Think About is Moles (audio)
- 2020 – MG talks to Steve Plunkett of Outline mag
- 2020 – MG talks to Christian Exquisitely Huey of the All You Ever Think About podcast
- 2020 – MG talks to Scene Sussex
- 2019 – MG talks to Jon from Gonzo about music and Brexit
- 2018 – MG talks to Stephen Schnee for Beach Blanket Fort Bingo (starts at 36:00)
- 2018 – MG talks to Robert Pally for Ear Candy
- 2017 – MG talks to Barrie Thomas for iDeLick Media and on YouTube
- 2017 – MG’s overview of Thinking Inside the Box
- 2017 – MG discusses Brexit with the Irish Times
- 2017 – MG discusses Brexit with the China Global TV Network
- 2018 – MG talks to Jon from Gonzo (audio)
- 2016 – MG discusses Brexit, Deutsche Welle
- 2016 – MG talks to Artnoise – overview
- 2015 – MG talks to Songfacts – pop has stopped
- 2014 – AXS grill us about the nitty-gritty, y’all
- 2014 – MG talks to Monte Mallin’s One Stop Blog
- 2014 – MG talks to Songfacts
- 2014 – not really an interview, more a contemporary overview of everything so far. John’s Children, Sparks, Jet, Jook, Radio Stars…
- 2013 – MG talks to Malcontents Stop It!
- 2013 – MG talks to Rock Online part I
- 2013 – MG talks to Rock Online part II
- 2013 – MG talks to Five Plus One about his five favourite albums (plus 1)
- 2013 – MG talks to Outsight Radio Hours archived
- 2011 – MG talks to Punk From the End of the Pier
- 2010 – MG talks to Vapeur Mauve (French – English version here)
- 2010 – MG talks to Blog Critics & original
- 2009 – MG talks to Start the Revolution Without Me – Time Gentlemen Please Part 1
- 2009 – MG talks to Start the Revolution Without Me – Time Gentlemen Please Part II
- 2009 – MG talks to Friars Aylesbury
- 2008 – MG talks to Metro Adult News
- 2008 – MG talks to Start the Revolution Without Me: part I
- 2008 – MG talks to Start the Revolution Without Me: part II
- 2008 – MG talks to The Dig
- 2008 – MG talks to Kollectionist
- 2007 – MG’s Lobster podcast
- 2007 – MG talks to Chris Townson for Doll magazine, Japan
- 2006 – MG talks to Outsight Radio Hours complete archive
- 2006 – MG talks to Goldmine about the Blue Meanies
- 2006 – MG talks to Wardance about Radio Stars
- 2005 – MG talks to Outsight Radio Hours complete archive
- 2005 – MG talks to Rock of Ages
- 2004 – MG talks to Outsight Radio Hours complete archive
- 2004 – MG talks to 16 Ounces of Caffeine Madness/I-94 Bar
- 2004 – MG talks to Kollektionist
- 2003 – MG talks to Music Critic
- 2003 – MG talks to Pop Matters
- 2003 – MG talks to Fufkin Mike Bennett / Part I
- 2003 – MG talks to Fufkin Mike Bennett / Part II
- 2003 – MG talks to Fufkin / Robert Pally
- 2003 – MG talks to Ear Candy / Robert Pally
- 2003 – MG talks to Marc Bolan German fan site
- 2003 – MG talks to Sweet Floral Albion MG/Chris Townson joint interview
- 2001 – MG talks to Strange Days
- 2000 – MG talks to John’s Children Finnish fan site
And from the Radio Stars historical document archive:
- Hot Press from 1978
- ZigZag ran the Radio Stars Story in 1977
- Live review from the Marquee from 1977
- Live review from the Nashville Rooms
- and the Marquee again
- and something about a cult…
- who could evidently get arrested after all…
And from the Jet archive:
- Melody Maker 1975
6 thoughts on “Interviews down the eons”
Spot on about having the right people around you. It Is bemusing, though, that someone as talentless musically as LG attracts idolisation and adoration. The man never smiled throughout the concert, he lead an overpopulated cacophonous band, his team and whoever else had spent ££££’s on the backdrop. It’s unfathomable (but not to the aforementioned adorers).
In your case, you were young and didn’t know. Sparks were Yanks in London on BASF (no proper promotion but achieved a big hit anyway) having previously been on Bearsville in the US. Tricky for you as an outsider.
Working with a label such that in Camden cannot have helped your cause going forward.
Don’t know what the Moles reference is but it sounds like it refers to SoS Forum and Gearspace Forum contributors!
By Moles, I refer to the notorious sun-bleached Clapham twins Reg and Rog Mole. They were vicious bastards, but they loved their ol’ muvver. If you looked at them the wrong way, the salt-of-the-earth twins would screw your pelvis to a hatstand, and also if you didn’t.
Mmmm…. perhaps stop taking the tablets. Do not have any jabs either. Fears for your sanity.
On the contrary, the tablets are essential protection against Moles, who are well-known for their savagery: https://martingordon.de/sparks/molebuster/
The Bass Player interview is good. Can imagine the Maels being normal, they were on Steve Jones a few years ago making out what fun guys they are, especially the Hitler one. It is the entertainment business after all.
Can also picture Jack Bruce providing an ultra brief reply.
Watched Liam Gallagher at Reading last night. How is it you’re never heading Reading? How is it a non-musician like him, effing and blinding but adored by the crowd, can succeed? Do you ask yourself that – or do you have some insight or opinions us mere mortals don’t?
Interesting you use Logic Pro.
Well, thanks for actually reading it, unlike some troll who took the trouble to contact me to say that he wasn’t going to read it because it was probably just some stuff about the gauge of bass strings and amplifier tips. As for the Mancunian phenomenon, I suppose you have to have people around you who don’t make stupid decisions too early on. Unfortunately, I have never really found such people.
Moles? Fun guys, always in the kitchen at parties, so I heard, exchanging about the thickness of piano keys and tips about the best use of velocity controllers.