A quick interview with Jim from 1979. I feel vindicated about my thoughts on cassettes. Lol
See…I don’t get the comparisons to Magazine, either. But I’d have died to have seen one of those gigs now!
As for the “Secondhand Simplicity” review title? A lazy alliteration…that’s all it was. I seem to remember it was a pretty good review otherwise. I’m sure I have it posted here on the blog somewhere.
The stories Alice has of his drinking days. How he ever survived, I don’t know. The man must have had (still has, though he obviously stopped drinking LONG ago) a cast iron liver.
I’ve got to say, I am looking forward to October and the gig at the O2 in London.
The full piece on Andy Wright from the latest Classic Pop issue below. If at the main site, click on the post header to then view the pages by clicking on them and accessing zoom options on the bottom right of the page.
If at the post page already…just click on the thumbnails!
The latest Record Collector looking into the best of Nick Lowe.
The bit about The Pretenders’ Stop Your Sobbing. I had NO IDEA that Nick and Chrissie had been an item! You learn something new every day, peeps!
I good little piece about the flash-in-the-pan that was White Town’s Your Woman at the start of 1997. “Better than being a no-hit wonder!” is definitely the best subsequent outlook to have.
I was looking through the latest edition of Classic Rock magazine, saw this little interview with Steve Hillage and my eyes were drawn to the last paragraph. Wasn’t expecting him to be name-checking Jim. Very nice.
Having listened to the Kyle Meredith interview with Jim…I need to repost this. Goddamn you WordPress! Why do you only allow a single reblog of a post?! Because I already reblogged this lalte last year, I can’t reblogged it again to show up in that way…
So here is a link to my thoughts on Our Secrets Are The Same – just to say – I’m with Kyle!
In Praise Of “Our Secrets Are The Same”.
And, yes, Jim, I know you rerecorded Jeweller and Space and Swimming Towards The Sun…BUT THEY DIDN’T NEED IT! Well…okay…I do like the ending of the re-record of Space, I’ll give you that…BUT I STAND BY MY WORDS! Yeah, hate me, whatever. I’m just saying. It’s a positive, not a negative. I am giving you praise…and, you know, you could lay off the perfectionist thing a little! It obviously felt right the first time, the things on OSATS, that’s telling you something! (Says the woman who can rework and rework and rework designs until she’s blue in the face. I like hypocricy. Lol)
The main point is…OSATS is a fucking awesome album AND NEEDS TO BE ON VINYL, PLEASE?!!!