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Interviews

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Simon Darlow - Slave to the Great Outdoors

Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1987

After an apprenticeship under the wing of the Frankies' Trevor Horn, Simon Darlow spreads his own; he talks to Paul Tingen about the hazards of writing, playing and producing your own album.

Dave Meegan - ...I Nearly Joined The Foreign Legion! - Part 2

Interview Series | Topic: Recording Studios | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985

Last month we followed the career of Dave Meegan as he progressed from studio tape-op to full-time engineer at Trevor Horn's Sarm West Studios. This time Chris Allison discovers Dave's feelings about studio life in the fast lane.

Steve Lipson - The Price of Fame

Interview | Music Technology, May 1987

...Is already hugely successful as an engineer, producer, musician and programmer for the likes of Grace Jones and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Paul Tingen finds fame has made him disillusioned and cynical.

The Art of Propaganda

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1990

Back in 1985, Propaganda made an astonishing debut with 'Dr. Mabuse' and the classic album 'A Secret Wish'. After years of silence, a split with ZTT records, and the departure of three-quarters of the original line-up, Michael Mertens is back with a new-look Propaganda, and feeds the party line to Nigel Humberstone.

Dave Meegan - ...I Nearly Joined The Foreign Legion! - Part 1

Interview Series | Topic: Recording Studios | Sound On Sound, Nov 1985

Engineer Dave Meegan recalls how depression helped land him a plum position at Trevor Horn's Sarm West Studios. Chris Allison listened with great interest.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Frankie Goes To Liverpool

Interview | Sound On Sound, Nov 1986

The superbly produced music of Frankie Goes To Hollywood embodies the whole spirit and character of modern hi-tech recording methods. With the release of their long-awaited second album 'Liverpool', it seemed an opportune moment for Paul Gilby to discover if there is more to the band than Trevor Horn's production techniques.

Yes - The Yes Generation

Interview | Music Technology, Jan 1988

Technical excess brought them success in the 70s, Trevor Horn rejuvenated them in the '80s, now they're working towards the '90s. Deborah Parisi asks the Yes men if there's anything left to say after 20 years.

The Zillion Dollar Men

Interview | International Musician, Mar 1986

Will the new-look ABC find success as easy as 1-2-3? Or will their latest Lexicon of Love lose something in the translation? Philip Bashe finds out.

ABC

Interview | One Two Testing, Jun 1985
Alphabet Coup

the importance of being alphabetical

Colin Thurston

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Feb 1985
Record Producer

The man who turned the music of Duran Duran, Kajagoogoo, Human League and Magazine into hits, discloses his hit-making formulae, recording methods and well-equipped home studio.

The Noise of Art

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1985

The man who brought computers to Frankie and programmed his way to chart infamy with The Art of Noise, fits in an interview before going out to play some very English sport. Paul Tingen fills in the scorecard.

Anne Dudley - The Lexicon Of Strings

Interview | One Two Testing, Dec 1983

Anne Dudley rearranges the alphabet.

Nigel Bates - Nigel Bates, Producer

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1983
Mixing Desk

Nik Kershaw - Nik Kershaw: Recording Secrets

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986

As well as writing, singing and playing on his new single 'When A Heart Beats', Nik Kershaw also took the credit for its production. In an interview with Nick Webb he displays a rarely seen side of his character and discusses his knowledge of recording studio technology and approach to songwriting.

Yes - Chris Squire

Interview | International Musician, Feb 1985

...while Paul Gallotta discovers how bass got its top end from the Yes man

Open The Box

Interview | International Musician, Aug 1986

They're a brilliant Soul band. A dub-Reggae band. An avant-garde band. And they don't know how they do it. Or do they? Tony Reed asks the questions...

Smooth Operator

Interview | One Two Testing, Feb 1985

producer of Sade, Everything But The Girl and more speaks acoustic-wise

Divine Production

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1985

German producer Zeus B Held - the man behind the name - shares sampling secrets and delaying tactics with Tim Goodyer.

Act - Action Direct

Interview | Music Technology, Aug 1988

Whatever happened to Thomas Leer? What's become of Propaganda? If you've heard of a band called Act you already know the answers to these questions, if not, David Bradwell is right on cue with this interview.

Andy Richards - Programmer's Protocol

Interview | Music Technology, Jun 1988

From his involvement in the infamous Frankie Goes To Hollywood sessions, Andy Richards has become an accomplished producer and programmer in his own right. Nicholas Rowland listens to a rationalisation of technology.

Art of Noise - Artistic License

Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1989

Well established as sampling innovators, the Art Of Noise have just released their fourth LP. David Bradwell talks to the Art's JJ Jeczalik about Fairlights and fairplay.

Art of Noise - Art & Science

Interview | Music Technology, Apr 1988
JJ Jeczalik

With the title track from the film Dragnet currently on release, the Art of Noise are still newsworthy. Paul Tingen talks to JJ Jeczalik about sampling, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and court cases.

John Foxx - From 24 tracks to 8

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Oct 1984

Founder of Ultravox and owner of The Garden Studio, John Foxx talks about all aspects of his recording methods and highlights the technological changes that have caused him to rethink the way he composes.

Music For A Small Planet - Planet Rock

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Jun 1985
Music For A Small Planet

An enterprising duo who mix business and pleasure in the pursuit of music making.

Paul Dakeyne - Remix, Remake, Remodel

Interview | Music Technology, Jul 1987

Are record producers losing their touch now they've regained their influence? Are DJs better-equipped to make music that moves? Simon Trask gets the answers from an objective source - one of Britain's top remix DJs.

 

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