BritPopCast

BritPopCast

By Radio X

Have you ever wondered what Jarvis Cocker has on his tour rider? Or what aftershave Liam Gallagher wears? Or how the boys from Supergrass grew such impressive sideburns at such a young age? Stuff like this is all that comedians George Lewis and Paul McCaffrey ever think about. And this podcast will let them find out the answers to these and hundreds more of their dumb questions about the greatest time in music history. In each episode, George (winner of Celebrity Mastermind, answering questions on Oasis) and Paul (knows twice as much about Britpop as George) will be joined by a guest who will chat about their experience of the Britpop movement. They will uncover stories you’ve never heard before, discuss niche trivia and revel in the nostalgia of a time when we all thought Tony Blair, the England football team and minidiscs all had great futures ahead of them.

Episodes

EP15 - Lisa Moorish of Kill City and more

Lisa Moorish came into the music business as a 17 year old providing vocals on a number of tracks before releasing her own solo material and even dueting with George Michael. She was also at the centre of Britpop living with the likes of Meg Matthews before dating and having a child with Liam Gallagher. In large parts of the press Lisa was portrayed as something she wasn’t but went onto front Kill City and continues to make music and act. Don't forget you can get in touch via @britpopcast on Twitter and Instagram so send us your Great Gig In The Sky, your Britpop spotted or request who you might like Paul and George to track down and speak to on future episodes. Lastly spread the word of the podcast and hit subscribe so you don't miss all the great episodes to come.
21/01/2149m 32s

EP14 - Mat Flint of Death In Vegas

Death in Vegas were a musical sponge soaking up influences from dub, electronica and psychedelica to fuse into their own style. Mat Flint served as their bass player and serves up memories to George and Paul of odd lunchtime gigs streamed to the Far East, waving unsuspectingly as their tour bus got nicked and turning down Creation Records.
14/01/2143m 1s

EP13 - Tom Gray of Gomez

Gomez burst onto the scene in 1998, scored a Mercury Prize, a headline slot at Glastonbury and a change of musical direction on the Britpop scene. In this episode Tom Grey takes Paul and George through stopping fights between Oasis and Starsailor, how one band’s misfortune led to a double Glastonbury set and seeing David Bowie destroy two pieces of musical history.
07/01/2134m 36s

EP12 - Chris Helme of The Seahorses

The Seahorses were John Squire’s post Stone Roses band and were fronted by this episodes’ guest Chris Helm. Chris talks candidly about the control of the band, from songwriting to interacting backstage, how he was spotted busking and that inturn led to some resentments from fellow musicians at the time plus he ends with a belter of a story for George and Paul about supporting the Rolling Stones.
31/12/2049m 56s

EP11 - Peter Hook PT2 - The Stone Roses, The Light, Monaco and the Yorkshire Ripper

In part 2 of Paul George’s chat with the legendary Peter Hook they cover producing The Stone Roses and being forced to choose production jobs, facing Joy Division trolls and how he got pulled into the Yorkshire Ripper murder enquiry.
24/12/2043m 3s

EP10 - Peter Hook of Joy Division, New Order and more.

As a member of arguably two of Britain’s most iconic bands, Peter Hook has had a front row view of some very special musical moments. In the first of two parts, Hooky talks Joy Division, New Order, getting sober, naughty Ibiza holidays with The Happy Mondays and how to this day he still feels nerves stepping out on stage.
17/12/2040m 11s

EP9 - Clint Boon of Inspiral Carpets

Keyboardist in the Inspiral Carpets Clint Boon laid part of the foundation for Madchester and Britpop. After the band split it took Clint back to reality but also to solo success and a new career as a DJ and broadcaster. With Paul and George he looks back on the lasting friendships of the Manchester scene, how Noel Gallagher was his roadie and selling merch financed the band’s first album.
10/12/2055m 34s

EP8 - James Walsh of Starsailor

In what the NME described as “the new acoustic movement” Starsailor scored a massive Platinum debut album with further success to follow. Frontman James Walsh joined the BritPopCast to talk about the birth of the band, going onto work with the legendary but now disgraced producer Phil Spector, conflict with Oasis and being joined on-stage by Peter Kay.
03/12/2045m 27s

EP7 - Jane Savidge the press instigator of Britpop

Britpop’s PR pioneer and the author of the brilliant Lunch With The Wild Frontiers: A History Of Britpop And Excess in 13 and a 1/2 Chapters, Jane Savidge joins Paul and George to talk representing Suede, the birth of Elastica and taking calls from 10 Downing Street. Jane was the beating heart of Britpop PR and not only saw it all, was the start of it all.
26/11/2043m 19s

EP6 - Rick McNamara of Embrace

Rick McNamara and his brother Danny began Embrace at the bottom of their garden in a shed before going on to release 7 studio albums to date. Their albums Out of Nothing and This Day have been given the reissue treatment so it seemed like an ideal time for George and Paul to revisit 90s tales of label bidders wars after sending out the band’s demo, scoring numbers ones, some slight agro with Oasis and how a stag-do led to a KFC advert.
19/11/2043m 45s

EP5 - Rick Witter of Shed Seven

George and Paul are taken through Shed Seven's formation and first gig by frontman Rick Witter plus almost breaking the abstinence of a true American rock n' roll legend, the success of Shedcember and accidentally writing a new record.
12/11/2036m 42s

EP4 - Jagz Kooner of The Sabres of Paradise and 90s remix King

Jagz Kooner is the king of remixes in the 90s working with the likes of Primal Scream, but not only that he formed part of The Sabres of Paradise with the late legend Andrew Weatherall. In this episode he talks to Paul and George about how he began his musical career, how that journey brought him to the attention of what would become his band mate Andrew Weatherall and from famously remixing Primal Scream and many lost night on tour with the likes of Primal Scream and The Dust Brothers who would become The Chemical Brothers.
05/11/2045m 20s

EP3 - Rowetta of The Happy Mondays

Rowetta takes Paul and George on a trip as she recalls setting her sights on being in The Happy Mondays, who she had to win a competition to make it on tour whilst in the band, reliving the drama of a Bargain Hunt Scandal and the reveal of how she’s been sampled by a band you would not expect.
29/10/2030m 11s

EP2 - Brian Cannon designer of the Oasis logo and more

Which member of Oasis was fast asleep photographing the now iconic album cover for Be Here Now? Before that, how was Berwick Street chosen for (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? How do you react when Noel Gallagher asks you to come up with an idea on the spot after listening to Shakermarker?
21/10/2051m 39s

EP1 - Brian Cannon on introducing The Verve to Oasis

Welcome to the BritPopCast with George Lewis and Paul McCaffrey. In our debut episode we get the pleasure of speaking to Brian Cannon, a man who’s work you’ve laid eyes on more times than you’ve realised. We get into how a start in graffiti led to creating Oasis’ iconic logo and being the vision behind The Verve’s album artwork.
14/10/2035m 56s

BritPopCast: The Trailer

Episode one of the BritpopCast arrives 15th October so hit subscribe so you don't miss it and here's George and Paul with more about the podcast.
07/10/201m 40s
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