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Mack Moloney's Mystery Hour
Date Published: 20th May 2016

Both yer esteemed editor and yer Gonzo Grande Fromage are interested in the great mysteries of the universe, and so it was truly only a matter of time before Fortean related content began to seep its way into the magazine and onto Gonzo Web Radio…

"Mack Maloney is the author of the best-selling "Wingman" science-fiction series, plus "UFOs in Wartime, What They Didn't Want You  To Know," (Berkley Books). He's a member of SKY CLUB, Gonzo recording artists. He's been a radio host since 2010. He lives with his wife, Doreen, on an island off the coast of Massachusetts."

AND LOOK WHAT MACK HAS FOR YOU THIS WEEK
The Central Park UFO Crash & the Great Sci-Fest Love FestMack & Juan-Juan talk to actress Angeline Rose Troy about what it's like to be beautiful in Hollywood. Rob Beckhusen on the war in Syria, Switchblade Steve on a little-known UFO crash in New York's Central Park, and Operation Distant Thunder on scaring the Viet Cong by broadcasting tapes of ghosts crying. Plus, Commander Cobra gets his noodle cooked by psychic Deana Joy in "Ten Minutes of Joy."

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Strange Fruit #164
Date Published: 20th May 2016

Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample. The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks). The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight. Every other week the show is now presented by Jeremy Smith and as the two promotional pictures that he sent consisted as one of him covered in mud and the other of him covered in guinea pigs he is obviously mad as a bagful of cheese, which means he will fit in here just fine!

He writes: I’ve been a huge music fan ever since my parents bought me a transistor radio and I would listen to the sixties pirate music stations at nights under the covers. This love of live music has stayed with me to this day and I still love standing in a small club like the Borderline in London with some mates and watching a band with a pint in my hand. With the Strange Fruit radio show, I want to continue the trend of doing themed shows and playing the music I love.

 Strange Fruit 164 – The Murder Mystery

Crime and Punishment Part 1: Songs about murder, murderers and murderees 

Featured Album:  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Murder Ballads

Tracks: 

1  The Adverts: Gary Gilmore's Eyes

2  John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett: Murder Man

3  The Saints: Getting Away With Murder

4  Johnny Dowd: Murder

5  The White Buffalo & The Forest Rangers: Come   Join the Murder

6  Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: The Kindness of   Strangers

7  Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Where the Wild Roses   Grow

8  Soulfly: Jeffrey Dahmer

9  The Smiths: Suffer Little Children

10  Fairport Convention: The Verdict

11  Fairport Convention: Little Did I Think

12  Fairport Convention: I Was Sixteen - Part 1

13  Fairport Convention: John My Son

14  Fairport Convention: I Was Sixteen - Part 2

15  Fairport Convention: St. Ninian's Isle, Trumpet   Hornpipe

16  Fairport Convention: John Lee

17  Fairport Convention: Newspaper Reading

18  The Pogues: Murder

19  Public Image Limited: Death Disco

20  The Byrds: He Was a Friend of Mine

21  The Dead Boys: Son of Sam

22  Lucifer: I'll Be Gone

23  Vitamin String Quartet: Ted, Just Admit It

24  Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Crow Jane

25  Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Death is Not the End

26  Counting Crows: A Murder of One

27  Dead Kennedys: I Kill Children

28  Richard Strange & TV Smith: Dance of Death

29  Penetration: Firing Squad

30  Van der Graaf Generator: Killer

31  Rick Blaze & Walter Lure: Who Killed John   Lennon?

32  Adam and the Ants: Killer in the Home

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FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRESSIVE #236
Date Published: 20th May 2016

I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.  This is surely a man after my own heart.  I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.  Welcome aboard, chaps.

Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space.

ARTISTS:

Panzerpappa

http://www.facebook.com/Panzerpappa-112379508814650/?fref=ts

Paradigm Shift

http://www.facebook.com/pshiftband/?fref=ts

Pilgrym

http://www.facebook.com/pilgrymuk/?fref=ts

Jonathan Downes

http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.downes.75?fref=ts

Jones-McGill-DeCarlo

http://www.facebook.com/JonesMcGillDC/?fref=ts

Marbin

http://www.facebook.com/marbinmusic/?fref=ts

Jay Tausig

http://www.facebook.com/jaytausig/?fref=ts

Syncromind Project

http://www.facebook.com/SYNCROMINDPROJECT/?fref=ts

ONY

http://www.facebook.com/Ony-128343966123/?fref=ts

DUSD

http://www.facebook.com/MarquissMusic/?fref=ts — with Dani Rabin, Trond Gjellum, Jonathan Downes, Enzo Ferrara, Martin Hutchinson, Scott McGill, Greg P Onychuk, Andy Wells, Ritchie DeCarlo, Reuben Krendel, Jay Tausig and Bad Elephant Music.

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Strange Fruit #163
Date Published: 13th May 2016

Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample.

The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks).

Neil Nixon, the founder and co-presenter of the show has released a book about rare albums for Gonzo Multimedia. The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight.

Hawkwind:  Silver Machine

Young Marble Giants:  Cakewalking

The Mars Volta:  Inertiatic ESP

Motörhead:  Overkill

Fish on the Wall:  Dope Fiend from Disneyland

Bulbous Creation:  Fever Machine Man

Billy Gibbons:  You’re What’s Happening Baby

The Exciters:  Tell Him

The GTOs:  Love on an Eleven Year old Level

Lush:  Single Girl

Frank Zappa:  Speed-Freak Boogie

Stephen King:  Paranoid; a Chant

Motörhead:  Orgasmatron

Vulcan Freedom Fighters:  Doomsday Machine

Vic Perrin:  The Outer Limits

Caetano Veloso:  Help

Girlschool:  Bomber

Bird Radio:  Drugged

Durutti Column  Violence

The Rev O.W. ‘Bud’ Spriggs:  What the Bible Says About Flying Saucers

Einstein’s Creation:  Nazi Dixieland

Intestinal Disgorge:  Butchered Rotting Human Carcass

Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain:  Napalm Loop

Motörhead:  Bite the Bullet/The Chase is Better than the Catch

Motörhead:  Killed by Death

David Crosby:  I’d Swear There was Somebody Here

 

 

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Mack Moloney's Mystery Hour
Date Published: 13th May 2016

Both yer esteemed editor and yer Gonzo Grande Fromage are interested in the great mysteries of the universe, and so it was truly only a matter of time before Fortean related content began to seep its way into the magazine and onto Gonzo Web Radio…

"Mack Maloney is the author of the best-selling "Wingman" science-fiction series, plus "UFOs in Wartime, What They Didn't Want You  To Know," (Berkley Books).

He's a member of SKY CLUB, Gonzo recording artists. He's been a radio host since 2010. He lives with his wife, Doreen, on an island off the coast of Massachusetts."

AND LOOK WHAT MACK HAS FOR YOU THIS WEEK

Invade Poland and Call Me in the Morning

Mack & Juan-Juan talk to Rob Beckhusen about the mysterious retirement of the Stealth fighter, Switchblade Steve reports on what the U.S. military knew about Bigfoots killed the Mount St Helen's eruption, Futurist Gray Scott on the chances of war with Russia in the nduring ext five years, Commander Cobra on how Nazi medical breakthroughs keep us all alive and more on the CIA's TV cooking show.

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FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRESSIVE #235
Date Published: 13th May 2016

I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.  This is surely a man after my own heart.  I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.  Welcome aboard, chaps.

Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space.

ARTISTS:

PENNA

http://www.facebook.com/pennamusic/?fref=nf

Frog With Red Eyes

http://www.facebook.com/fwreband/?fref=nf

PROJECTiON

http://www.facebook.com/projectionband/?fref=nf

Napier's Bones

http://www.facebook.com/napiersbonesband/?fref=nf

Carpe Diem

http://www.facebook.com/CarpeDiemProgressive/?fref=nf

Jack Potter

http://www.facebook.com/JackPotterMusic/?fref=nf

Dario and the Clear

http://www.facebook.com/Dario-and-the-Clear-201407419896522/

LEGEND

http://www.facebook.com/LEGENDProg/

Mike Kershaw

http://www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/

Karmamoi

http://www.facebook.com/Karmamoi/?fref=nf — with Stephen Paine, Mike Kershaw, Dario Saraceno, Daniele Giovannoni, Jack Potter, Christian Truchi, PENNA, Gordon Midgley, Gil Porsansky, Peter Pampiermole, Rosy Sánchez and David Penna.

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GONZO WEEKLY #182: Jon and Stu talk about Wally
Date Published: 13th May 2016

Wally is one of those bands that unaccountably just didn't quite make it on a commercial level. Why? Nobody really knows, because they were always (and occasionally still are, because they are all still good mates and reform once in a while) a bloody good prog band with a slight jazzy country tinge to them.

In 1973, after playing the northern pub rock circuit that included venues in Manchester, Harrogate, Leeds and Bradford, they entered a New Act competition organised by the music paper Melody Maker making it to the finals at London's Roundhouse. They did not win - that honour went to a Prog Rock band named Druid - but they caught the eye of one of the judges, "Whispering" Bob Harris of The Old Grey Whistle Test fame. Their "runners-up" prize was the chance to record a session for Harris's BBC radio show, "The Monday Program". He took the band under his wing and set up a recording contract with Atlantic Records. Their debut album, Wally, released in 1974 was co-produced by Harris, along with Rick Wakeman who had seen one of the band's warm up gigs before the Roundhouse final.

After its release the band, now managed by Brian Lane, best known as the manager of Yes, embarked on a series of tours taking in most of Britain, Japan and the United States. They supported Yes at a headline London concert at the Alexandra Palace and also made an appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test. On their second album, Valley Gardens, Nick Glennie-Smith replaced Paul Gerrett on keyboards. However, by that time continual touring had taken its toll, and the band eventually split after Atlantic decided to cut their losses and pulled the plug.

In 1975, the band performed in Japan, as the backing band of French singer Michel Polnareff. Webber set up a graphic design company, primarily working for Yorkshire Television but also with the Royal Armouries Museum. Pete Sage went to Germany to work as a sound engineer for the pop group Boney M.

Nick Glennie-Smith was proposed as potential replacement for Wakeman in Yes and went on to be a leading session musician and soundtrack composer. Guitarist Pete Cosker died in 1990, as a result of a heroin overdose. Drummer Roger Narraway metamorphosed into a talented lead guitarist, and Paul Middleton retreated to the North Yorkshire Dales, becoming a carpenter and venturing out occasionally to play with Roy Webber in a country rock band, Freddie Alva and the Men from Delmonte. He now gigs on a regular basis with his own band, The Angst Band, featuring fellow band member Frank Mizen on pedal steel, guitar and banjo. Paul Gerrett died of a heart attack in 2008.

After a thirty-year hiatus, the surviving members of the original line-up - augmented by Frank Mizen on pedal steel and Will Jackson on guitar - performed to a sell out crowd in April 2009 in their home town of Harrogate. A DVD of the concert was released later that year.

A third album, Montpelier comprising re-workings of demos from the band's earlier incarnation, along with new material by both Webber and Middleton, was released in February 2010, and a second "reunion" concert took place.

Now, long time friend of the band, Stuart Rhodes who is band photographer, archivist and all sorts of other things, has released a very swish coffee table book about the band, and I telephoned him to get the lowdown...

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Strange Fruit #162
Date Published: 6th May 2016

Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample. The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks). The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight. Every other week the show is now presented by Jeremy Smith and as the two promotional pictures that he sent consisted as one of him covered in mud and the other of him covered in guinea pigs he is obviously mad as a bagful of cheese, which means he will fit in here just fine!

He writes: I’ve been a huge music fan ever since my parents bought me a transistor radio and I would listen to the sixties pirate music stations at nights under the covers. This love of live music has stayed with me to this day and I still love standing in a small club like the Borderline in London with some mates and watching a band with a pint in my hand. With the Strange Fruit radio show, I want to continue the trend of doing themed shows and playing the music I love.

Strange Fruit 162 – That’s not Funny, that’s Sick!

A comedy hour or two focusing on humour in music. 

Featured Album:  Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias: Mandrax Sunset Variations

Tracks  :

1  The Bonzo Dog Band: The Intro and the Outro

2  Spinal Tap: Big Bottom

3  Little Britain: Criminal Records in Humble

4  Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias: Heads Down,   No Nonsense Mindless Boogie

5  Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias: I Like Gurls

6  The Rezillos: (My Baby Does) Good   Sculptures

7  Jegsy Dodd and the Sons of Harry Cross: A   Scouse Werewolf in London

8  Frank Zappa: Bobby Brown Goes Down

9  Frank Zappa: Valley Girl

10  Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias: Dead Meat

11  Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias: Torture You

12  "Weird Al" Yankovic: Amish Paradise

13  "Weird Al" Yankovic: Gump

14  The Jimi Homeless Experience: The Wind   Cries Larry

15  Television Personalities: Part Time Punks

16  The Rolling Stones: Far Away Eyes

17  Half Man Half Biscuit: Everything's A.O.R.

18  The Hitsville House Band: The Guitar Shaped   Swimming Pool

19  The Bonzo Dog Band: Big Shot

20  The Kinks: A Well Respected Man

21  Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias: Anadin

22  Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias: Teenage in   Schtuck

23  Goldie Lookin' Chain: Self Suicide

24  Goldie Lookin' Chain: Guns Don't Kill People,   Rappers Do

25  Attila the Stockbroker: Libyan Students from   Hell

26  John Cooper Clarke: The Day My Pad Went   Mad

27  Peter Cook & Dudley Moore: One Leg too   Few

28  Peter Cook & John Cleese: Interesting Facts

29  Peter Cook: Sex and Violence Down the Mines

30  Bad News: Cashing in   on Christmas

31  Steel Panther: Sexy Santa

32  Half Man Half Biscuit: National Shite Day

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FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRESSIVE #234
Date Published: 6th May 2016

I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.  This is surely a man after my own heart.  I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.  Welcome aboard, chaps.

Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space.

ARTIST:

FNP EXCLUSIVE:

Full album play The Luck of Eden Hall’s

“The Acceleration of Time”

EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1728036314086330/ — with Gregory Curvey.

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CANTERBURY SANS FRONTIERES: Episode Thirty Three
Date Published: 6th May 2016

CANTERBURY SANS FRONTIÈRES:

Episode Thirty-Three

We at Gonzo Web Radio are very proud to bring you Canterbury Sans Frontières - a podcast dedicated to the music of the 'Canterbury Scene' and more. Creator Matthew Watkins writes:

As with Canterbury Soundwaves , a new three-hour episode will be released with each full moon. I decided to wind down Canterbury Soundwaves so that I didn't end up

(i) repeating myself,

(ii) scraping the bottom of the Canterbury barrel, or (iii) becoming increasingly tangential.

This new podcast broadens the musical remit, so it'll be about one-third 'Canterbury sound', together with progressive/psychedelic/experimental music from the Canterbury of today, the remainder being a mix of music from various times and places which I feel to be in a similar spirit of creative adventurousness. I'll be doing a lot less talking, and the programme will be less  expository – so no interviews, barely listenable bootlegs, etc. I also plan to include guest one-hour mixes from various musicians from the current music scene in Canterbury (Episode 2 features a mix from Neil Sullivan from Lapis Lazuli).

And for those of you who wonder what Matthew was referring to when he writes about Canterbury Soundwaves we have brought you all the back catalogue of that as well. Those wacky guys at Gonzo, eh?

This episode features an extended live piece from Daevid Allen's Magick Brothers in San Francisco, '92, the original National Health lineup live in '76, a Caravan classic, a magnificent cover of Can's "Mother Sky", new jazz fusion from New Orleans, a couple of slabs of West Coast psychedelia, more from the Terry Riley/John Coltrane mashup and Kevin Ayers covers from California, Buenos Aires and Zeeland (the latter sung in a Zeelandish dialect!). From the Canterbury of today, new music from Arlet and another piece from Jacob Brant's 2013 "Rainmaking" EP.).

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Mack Moloney's Mystery Hour
Date Published: 6th May 2016

Both yer esteemed editor and yer Gonzo Grande Fromage are interested in the great mysteries of the universe, and so it was truly only a matter of time before Fortean related content began to seep its way into the magazine and onto Gonzo Web Radio…

"Mack Maloney is the author of the best-selling "Wingman" science-fiction series, plus "UFOs in Wartime, What They Didn't Want You  To Know," (Berkley Books).

He's a member of SKY CLUB, Gonzo recording artists. He's been a radio host since 2010. He lives with his wife, Doreen, on an island off the coast of Massachusetts."

AND LOOK WHAT MACK HAS FOR YOU THIS WEEK

Counting Crows & UFOs

Mack talks to Matt Malley of the rock group Counting Crows about his UFO encounter. Also, Commander Cobra calls in while performing a secret op in Deadhorse, Alaska,Rob Beckhusen discusses a future war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, plus Charles Stansburge reports on his lastest galactic patrol with his friends, the Gray Aliens.

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GONZO WEEKLY #181: Jon meets 4thEden
Date Published: 6th May 2016

The press release reads:

MARTIN’S SUCCESSFUL MUSICAL EXPERIMENT

For Immediate Release

North Devon soundtrack musician and composer, Martin Eve, better known as 4th Eden, releases his new album, Atmospherik Mekanisms on 15th May via Bandcamp, and as a CD available from his website and via selected local outlets.

The record, which is also his final year project for Falmouth University has been the capturing of found sounds around North Devon and Cornwall. All the sounds were then edited and constructed into an amazing collection of compositions recorded at his home stoudio in Woolsery. From old radios, garage sounds, steam engines, recycling objects, cathedral bells and the sounds of water and the sea he conjured up a gorgeously contemporary sounding album of electronica.

It is a continuation of his work on last year’s Organik Reflektion EP which was released to great critical acclaim. “4th Eden has produced a minor miracle, making a truly experimental, but eminently listenable and even danceable record” said Gonzo Weekly magazine. 

The new album will be formally released and can be purchased in physical form in a showcase event at the AMATA Performance Centre – Falmouth University on the 2nd June, 1pm. This is a festival for all Falmouth University students presenting their final year projects which runs over a two-week period.

NOTES FOR EDITORS

  Martin has been resident in North Devon for three years now and lives in the village of Woolsery. He attended Petroc College for two years to achieve his Foundation Degree in Music Technology and is now in his final year at Falmouth University to attain his BA hons. degree in Creative Music Technology.

  Martin’s has had two previous albums released, Infinity (2012) and Pictures On A Soundscape (2015). He also writes soundtrack music, which has been placed on Channel 5 and BBC1. You can often hear his music played on The Peter Lawrence Show on The Voice FM, North Devon’s local radio station.

  Martin has many diverse musical influences are many but at the heart of these is the love of electronic music going back to the 70’s with artists such as Kraftwerk, Ultravox, Moby, Jean-Michel Jarre, Peter Gabriel and Mike Oldfield to name but a few.

For more information:

• 4th Eden: www.4th-eden.com

• Atmopsherik Mekanisms project: www.atmospherik-mekanisms.co.uk

• Bandcamp link: https://4th-eden.bandcamp.com

• Tel: 07983422871

• email: music@4th-eden.com

It’s a very good press release, it should be, ‘cos I was the one that wrote it. But it only tells part of the tale. You have met Martin in these pages before when we have talked to him about his various projects, but now - I think - it is time to talk to him again, so I gave him a ring….

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GONZO WEEKLY #181: Jon meets Neil
Date Published: 6th May 2016

The Beatles are undoubtedly the most important rock and roll band of all time. In four years’ time it will be half a century since they split up, and it seems that they still are of more importance – culturally and economically – than any band who came before or since.

This is probably because they not only raised the bar for everyone who followed them, they were the bar.

There is a veritable library of books on the band and associated subjects, and not only does this library grow apparently exponentially each year, but a goodly proportion of these books that are released contains new and hitherto uncollected material. And this – for a Beatlenerd like me – is bliss  It is even cooler when the author of the latest tome is an old friend of mine, and it is published by….yup, US!

As Neil Nixon, the author in question explains:

“The Beatles remain the best-selling, most critically praised popular music act in history. Beyond that, the band and their works probably form the most inspirational force ever produced by one act in the popular music industry. In cultural terms only the power of Elvis comes close. Many acts, and many styles of music have brought changes to the music world but it takes an exceptional musical act to bring about the monumental shifts that have attended the work of The Beatles. There is very little Beatle ephemera left unrecorded. You will find books chronicling the activities of the band on a day by day basis, detailed considerations of every track and every musician appearing on every track. Elsewhere a range of detailed biography and investigation attempts to achieve the last word in explaining the nuances of the individual Beatle lives. No band in popular music history has ever been so studied, argued over or dreamed about. The range of meanings arising from the individual actions and recorded works of The Beatles continue to expand.

Which is where this niche investigation comes in. There have been urban legends and rumours about the band since they first became famous. Some of the stories in this book go back that far, notably the wrong-headed wonder that never ceases claiming Ringo Starr to be Jewish. The Beatles’ drummer was the subject of a 1964 death threat because of that. No amount of evidence to the contrary appears to have completely strangled the Jewish rumour. Indeed, no amount of provable evidence appears to be able to kill off the best Beatle rumours and legends. So this book celebrates and explores these stories. To the best of our knowledge it is the first book to do so by focussing on the band. There are separate works providing more detail on the alleged death of Paul McCartney in late 1966, and on the alleged role of U.S. security services in the killing of John Lennon in 1980. These works are cited when their research has informed what is written here. But the present book sets out to do a slightly different job to those tomes, and to the many other Beatle related books, websites and articles which have been trawled in the search for information to make this book."

So what else is a poor boy to do? I gave him a ring...

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Strange Fruit #161
Date Published: 30th April 2016

Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample.

The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks).

Neil Nixon, the founder and co-presenter of the show has released a book about rare albums for Gonzo Multimedia.

The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight.

SF 161 – 21 MARCH 2016 – TUNING ‘77

Freddie and the Hitch-Hikers: Sinners

David Lynch: Good Day Today

Harry ‘the Hipster’ Gibson: Who put the Benzedrine in Mrs Murphy’s Ovaltine

L.S.D. (Album): Start of Side One

D.J. Earworm: Brazil is Full of Love

Grateful Dead: Tuning ’77 (excerpt)

Jonathan Wilson: Gentle Spirit

The Wind in the Willows: There is but One Truth Daddy

Granddaddy: Underneath the Weeping Willows

Soundgarden: The Day I Tried to Live

Adam Comford and Daniel Crafts: Fundamentals

Julian Cope: Las Vegas Basement

Lucia Pamela: Walking on the Moon

Jah Division: Dub Will Tear us Apart

DJNoNo: Stripper Jackson (Michael Jackson vs Joe Loss)

Russell Morton: Blind Man’s Movie part 1

Halou: Tubefed

Little Richard: Miss Anne

5,6,7,8s: Dream Boy

Grateful Dead: Tuning ’77 (exerpt)

P.J. Harvey: Broken Harp

Ella Fitzgerald: Every Time we say Goodbye

Dame Barbara Cartland: Goodnight Sweetheart

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Mack Moloney's Mystery Hour
Date Published: 30th April 2016

Both yer esteemed editor and yer Gonzo Grande Fromage are interested in the great mysteries of the universe, and so it was truly only a matter of time before Fortean related content began to seep its way into the magazine and onto Gonzo Web Radio…

"Mack Maloney is the author of the best-selling "Wingman" science-fiction series, plus "UFOs in Wartime, What They Didn't Want You  To Know," (Berkley Books).

He's a member of SKY CLUB, Gonzo recording artists. He's been a radio host since 2010. He lives with his wife, Doreen, on an island off the coast of Massachusetts."

AND LOOK WHAT MACK HAS FOR YOU THIS WEEK

Star Trek, Bomb-Sniffing Elephants and The Mysterious Case of Agent X

A Very Special Show... Mack & Cobra talk to Rob Beckhusen about more wacky military weapons, Star Trek's "Tuvok," (aka actor Tim Russ) calls in to chat, Switchblade Steve reports on a ghostly RAF pilot, more news about a TV cooking show funded by the CIA, and special in-studio guest Agent X, former Army Intelligence offcier and currently working with America's three-letter government agencies, has no answer when asked if he ever saw any evidence of UFOs during his black ops career

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FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRESSIVE #233
Date Published: 30th April 2016

I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.  This is surely a man after my own heart.  I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.  Welcome aboard, chaps.

Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space.

ARTISTS:

Marco Ragni

http://www.facebook.com/Marco-Ragni-Songwriter-14948476940…/

QUERCUNIAN CAMERATA

http://www.facebook.com/quercunian.camerata/?fref=nf

Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate

http://www.facebook.com/itsadequate/?fref=ts

Mike Martin

http://www.facebook.com/Mike2of5Martin/?fref=ts

Blank Manuscript

http://www.facebook.com/BlankManuskript/?fref=ts

Astronomusic

http://www.facebook.com/Astronomusic/?fref=ts

Dave Kerzner

http://www.facebook.com/davesquidskerzner/?fref=nf

Ad Astra

http://www.facebook.com/groups/23359419585/

Mindspeak

http://www.facebook.com/mindspeakmusic/

Gentle Knife

http://www.facebook.com/gentleknife/?fref=ts — with Alfons Wohlmuth, Marco Ragni, Simon Nagy, Zózimo Rech, John Silver El Largo, Astraea Antal, Joe Nardulli, Malcolm Galloway, Dave Kerzner and Mike Martin.

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Strange Fruit #160
Date Published: 23rd April 2016

Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample. The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks). The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight. Every other week the show is now presented by Jeremy Smith and as the two promotional pictures that he sent consisted as one of him covered in mud and the other of him covered in guinea pigs he is obviously mad as a bagful of cheese, which means he will fit in here just fine!

He writes: I’ve been a huge music fan ever since my parents bought me a transistor radio and I would listen to the sixties pirate music stations at nights under the covers. This love of live music has stayed with me to this day and I still love standing in a small club like the Borderline in London with some mates and watching a band with a pint in my hand. With the Strange Fruit radio show, I want to continue the trend of doing themed shows and playing the music I lov

Strange Fruit 160 – Are You Singing About Me Mate?

Songs about other artists: nice, nasty, funny or sad 

Featured Album:  Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps

Tracks 

1  Dexy's Midnight Runners: Jackie Wilson Said   (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)

2  Motorhead: Ramones

3  John Lennon: How do you Sleep?

4  Television Personalities: Evan Doesn't Ring   Me Anymore

5  MGMT: Song for Dan Treacy

6  Neil Young & Crazy Horse: My My, Hey Hey   (Out Of The Blue)

7  Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Thrasher

8  Rufus Wainwright: Dinner at Eight

9  Leonard Cohen: Chelsea Hotel #2

10  The Who: The Seeker

11  Aimee Mann: Just Like Anyone

12  Amy Rigby: Dancing with Joey Ramone

13  The Dream Academy: Life in a Northern Town

14  Johnny Thunders: London Boys

15  Grant Hart: All of My Senses

16  Scouting for Girls: Elvis Ain't Dead

17  Half Man Half Biscuit: Hair Like Brian May   Blues

18  Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine: Johnny   Cash

19  Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Powderfinger

20  Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Pocahontas

21  The Replacements: Alex Chilton

22  They Might be Giants: We're the Replacements

23  Half Man Half Biscuit: Irk the Purists

24  Richard Thompson: Madonnas Wedding

25  Frank Zappa: Punky's Whips

26  David Bowie: Song for Bob Dylan

27  Veruca Salt: With David Bowie

28  Pavement: Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence

29  Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama

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FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRESSIVE #232
Date Published: 23rd April 2016

I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.  This is surely a man after my own heart.  I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.  Welcome aboard, chaps.

Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space.

ARTISTS:

Carpe Diem

http://www.facebook.com/CarpeDiemProgressive/?fref=nf

Karmamoi

http://www.facebook.com/Karmamoi/?fref=nf

Secrets for September

http://www.facebook.com/secretsforseptember/?fref=ts

Vincent Carr

http://www.facebook.com/vincentcarrssumic/?fref=ts

Marcel Rocha

http://www.facebook.com/Marcel-Rocha-200640673357512/…

Sonic Winter

http://www.facebook.com/SonicWinter/?fref=ts

Ed Bernard

http://www.facebook.com/edbernardmusic/?fref=ts

Bill Austin

https://www.facebook.com/CTU-Channel-The-Universe--277196912334710/?fref=ts

LEGEND

http://www.facebook.com/LEGENDProg/

Mastermind

http://www.facebook.com/Mastermindband/ — with Ed Bernard, Vincent Carr, Christian Truchi, Bill Austin, Daniele Giovannoni, Marcel Rocha, Bill Berends, Stephen Paine, Matthew North and Jean-Marc Milliere.

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Mack Moloney's Mystery Hour
Date Published: 23rd April 2016

Both yer esteemed editor and yer Gonzo Grande Fromage are interested in the great mysteries of the universe, and so it was truly only a matter of time before Fortean related content began to seep its way into the magazine and onto Gonzo Web Radio…

"Mack Maloney is the author of the best-selling "Wingman" science-fiction series, plus "UFOs in Wartime, What They Didn't Want You  To Know," (Berkley Books). He's a member of SKY CLUB, Gonzo recording artists. He's been a radio host since 2010. He lives with his wife, Doreen, on an island off the coast of Massachusetts."

AND LOOK WHAT MACK HAS FOR YOU THIS WEEK

How to Listen To Spies on Your Radio

Juan-Juan reports on mysterious "Numbers Stations," frequencies on ordinary radios that are used by spies.  Benedetta of War Is Boring reports on the Mosul Dam in Iraq, its leaking and could kill up to 1 million people if it fails, Steve Ward on more UFO Hotspots and Commander Cobra on the False Flag operation that started the Vietnam War

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GONZO WEEKLY #179: Jon meets John to talk about George
Date Published: 23rd April 2016

Although I physically lived through them, having been born during the balmy summer of 1959, I missed out on the sixties. I spent the vast majority of the decade living in what was then the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, which was quite a strange place, but almost entirely divorced from what was going on in Carnaby Street or Liverpool.

I had heard of The Beatles, of course, but my only memories of the four lads who shook the world are fairly fragmented ones. I remember the furore in the news at the end of 1963 when a Church of England vicar asked the band to record “Oh Come all ye Faithfull, Yeah Yeah Yeah”. A couple of years later I remembered the storm in a teacup that happened when various old soldiers sent back their MBES in protest at The Beatles getting theirs, and I remember the rumours in 1969 that Paul McCartney had died.

And that is about it.

I returned to England to live just under a year after Paul had announced that the band had split up, and about three years later a schoolfriend lent me copies of the Help and Sergeant Pepper albums. And my life changed forever. I became an avid fan. I collected as many books and records as I could get hold of. And by the time that my first wife and I parted company acrimoniously twenty years ago this summer, I had over six hundred LPs in my Beatles collection. Not bad for a band who only released about a dozen albums during their lifetime. Of course they weren’t all Beatles records. I had the entire recorded oeuvre of each of the members, as many records as I could find that had been released on the Beatles owned Apple Records, and as many of the guest appearances I could find by individual members. I also had foreign pressings, fan club flexis and over three hundred bootleg tapes, the latter even turned up listed in my first book.

I think that you could say that I was a fan. 

Earlier this year someone sent me details of an illustrated discography of George Harrison by a dude called John Blaney. George Harrison was always my favourite of the Fab Four, and I thought that I was pretty au fait with the music that he had made. But I was interested to see what Blaney had made of this all, and so I emailed him politely asking for a copy of the book as a pdf.

When it arrived I loaded it onto my trusty iPad and devoured it in one glorious evening of self indulgence. Four hundred pages, and it only covered the first half of Harrison’s career. Bliss.

As Psychedelic Baby magazine put it: 

“Working in chronological order, Blaney follows all the music Harrison made, produced, collaborated on, and released (as head of his Dark Horse label) through the years 1968-79. Even diehard Beatles/Harrison fans will likely not have previously known about some of the varied recordings Harrison was part of, as studio knob-twiddler, writer, player, label boss, etc. Details abound with respect to Harrison’s musical relationships with the likes of Doris Troy, Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar, Badfinger, Ringo Starr, et al 

Naturally, the greatest attention is given to Harrison’s own records. Blaney offers backstories about every individual song on Harrison’s singles and albums from this period. He also supplies particulars on the playing credits, and offers his critical assessment of each tune/album. And, while he’s correct in stating that his book should not be viewed as a biography per se, he does in fact sprinkle in notes about Harrison’s personal life (focusing on his spiritual quest, but also touching on his love life, friendships, legal and business affairs, etc.) in drawing parallels between what Harrison was living and the music he made; and he analyzes the lyrics to many of Harrison’s songs, offering his impressions of their inspirations and meanings.

A key element of the book is its graphics. It is lushly illustrated with a vast selection of relevant images, including album covers and the records themselves, magazine advertisements, etc. In this respect it can function as a coffee table book that one could enjoy flipping through just for the wealth of illustrations.”

Then I discovered that he had also done the same sort of thing with both Lennon (one volume) and McCartney (four volumes), and so I blagged copies of these off John Blaney as well. I was massively impressed. Clearly this man is an even bigger Beatlenerd than I am. And that is saying something. So I emailed him again, and made arrangements to do an interview. And not to the surprise of anyone who knows me (or I suspect him) we got on like a house on fire and talked happily for ages, only stopping because I discovered with a guilty double take that I was seven minutes late for doing my next interview.

I think that you can take it as a given that I shall be interviewing John Blaney reasonably regularly in the future, if only to get my regular fix of Beatlenerd-dom. But in the meantime this will have to do…

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