Grace Of My Heart by Allison Anders.

  One of the things I did during my brief jaunt to The Big Apple in 2001 was to walk from Times Square- where I was staying – and down Broadway to place my hand on the Brill Building. And I did. It was a hot summers day and I burnt my hand. It’s aContinue reading “Grace Of My Heart by Allison Anders.”

Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Sanderson.

PDB: Can you pitch the latest LINEAR OBSESSIONAL RECORDINGS release in 25 words or less? “Tulse Hill” by Hannah Marshall is an introspective solo cello album, built around hypnotic repetition and strange extraneous noises. PDB: What music, books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? I loved David Peace’s “Occupied City” – probablyContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Sanderson.”

Days Of Futuramas Past

Here comes the sun, which means the rock festival season is already upon us. Young and old alike are turning up at football stadiums or muddy fields for the likes of Coldplay, The Stone Roses and, er, probably loads of people I’ve never heard of. And all in the name of ‘fun’. Apparently. Not me, though.Continue reading “Days Of Futuramas Past”

SWEENEY! BY HALCYON DAYS

I was in the band Halcyon Days  from 1981 to 1982. The band was Richard Sanderson (guitar/vocal), me (bass),Peter Ord (guitar) and Ronnie Burke (drums).   As Richard says: ‘One of the odder unfinished projects was “Sweeney!” from which these three tracks came. Influenced by the 70’s cop show of the time, we conspired toContinue reading “SWEENEY! BY HALCYON DAYS”

Interview: Richard Sanderson -Banned From The Big Breakfast!

Q1 : Tell me about your first and your most recent bands?   My first band was called “Solaris”, it was me, my cousin Mark Sanderson and his friend Mark Spybey – we were aged about 13.    Unlike the rather swish rock groups 12 and 13 year olds play in now, no doubt schooledContinue reading “Interview: Richard Sanderson -Banned From The Big Breakfast!”

The Post Punk Peter Hammill – Richard Sanderson

In his introduction to his  Postpunksampler 2, the legendary Julian Cope says tells this story: ‘In 1979, a smart, cool-looking guy called Richard Sanderson came backstage after a (Teardrop Explodes) Middlesborough show and gave me a bedroom recording of his quartet Drop. In his manner, style and quiet confidence, Richard was the Peter Hammill ofContinue reading “The Post Punk Peter Hammill – Richard Sanderson”