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Interviews

Gary Numan - Just Can't Stop

Interview | Sound On Sound, Aug 1986

'Are Friends Electric?' and 'Cars' will go down in the musical history books as classics of their genre but the writer of those hits, Gary Numan, has yet to match his early successes. Mark Jenkins met up with him during sessions for a forthcoming album at Rock City studios, Shepperton, only to discover that the Numan of today is finding it tough to get airplay for his recent work...

Gary Numan - Bright New Things

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986
Sharpe & Numan

Gary Numan renews his working relationship with Bill Sharpe for another single project. Dan Goldstein drops in on them, and discovers the link could soon become permanent.

Gary Numan - The Odd Couple

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1985

The meeting of two diverse talents and minds; Gary Numan and Bill Sharpe of Shakatak. We discover what they've been getting up to and where it will lead.

Gary Numan

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1983

One of the most successful, certainly the most consistent, of Britain's electronic musicians, Gary Numan has succeeded in taking his eclectic and compelling music into the mass market. Gary talks of his songwriting and recording techniques, his past career, and what he plans for the future

Gary Numan - The Air and the Fury

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1985

Star of recording studio and airshow in conversation with Tim Goodyer. Is pop about to lose a hi-tech innovator, and display flying gain a star aviator?

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Bill Nelson

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1983

An in-depth interview with this multitalented musician/composer/producer who reveals the techniques used on his new LP and explains how to use the E-bow to best advantage

Tik & Tok

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1983

Big night in Bristol

Yen - Yen Live!

Interview | Micro Music, Feb 1990

Steve Cogan takes time out to talk to the members of Yen

Kevin Saunderson - The Techno Wave

Interview | Music Technology, Sep 1988

Techno music, the true successor to late seventies synth-pop, translates the desolation of post-Motown Detroit into electronic dance rhythms. Simon Trask listens to the programmer's tale.

Juan Atkins - Future Shock

Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1988

Co-founder of the techno movement, Model 500's Juan Atkins discusses yesterday's technology and influences, and tomorrow's music. Technospeak: Simon Trask.

OMD - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1981

We report on this top chart group.

Thompson Treatment

Interview | Making Music, Nov 1986

Weird tales from ace guitarist's LP sessions; shawms, theremins, and a silver band.

Life After Ultravox

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1991

Since the members of Ultravox went their separate ways, Billy Currie's solo career has taken him from band leader, through studio owner, to record label boss for the release of his second solo album. Interview by Mark Jenkins.

Razor Sharpe

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1985

First the BBC, then Shakatak, now a solo album: Bill Sharpe's list of Famous People is an impressive one. Dan Goldstein makes further enquiries.

Alive and Kicking

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1985

Dead or Alive's Tim Lever surrounds himself with new technology as the band prepare for world domination. Tim Goodyer gets the word on writing, recording and performing.

King Of Techno Pop

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1986

Few producers begin their careers with experimental bands, become world-renowned for their work with electronic pop, and then turn their attention to traditional rock music. Paul Tingen talks to Mike Howlett, a man of many talents.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The 90s

Interview | Sound On Sound, Aug 1993
Andy McCluskey

Andy McCluskey reveals his dislike for synth programming and his penchant for the classics.

The Producers

Interview | International Musician, Mar 1986

Chas de Whalley chinwagging with the man behind some of the best tracks by Toyah, Marillion, and Thin Lizzy — Nick Tauber

Bill Nelson - Getting The Holy Ghost Across

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1986

Contractual hassles have kept musician/producer Bill Nelson hopping from one record label to another since the demise of Be-Bop Deluxe, yet he has still managed to record some exemplary albums using the facility of his 16-track home studio. Ian Gilby finds out how he put his new album together.

Bill Nelson - Echoes From The Observatory - Part 1

Interview Series | Home & Studio Recording, Dec 1984

Bill lays bare his recording techniques and reveals the innermost secrets of his home studio 'The Echo Observatory' which has recently been upgraded to 16 track status. Now being used to record tracks fora forthcoming Nelson masterpiece.

Depeche Mode - The Basildon Bond

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Apr 1984

Heaven 17

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Nov 1983

Crushed by the wheels of technology?

John Foxx - John Foxx: Recording In Mysterious Ways

Interview | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985

Ian Gilby visits The Garden Studio and learns how John Foxx composed and recorded tracks from his recently released album 'In Mysterious Ways'.

Steve Bolton - Yew-Dee-Doo

Interview | One Two Testing, Nov 1983
Paul Young's Royal Family

Guitarist Steve Bolton and bass player Pino Palladino explain the importance of being a Swedish Chef.

Thomas Dolby - Science and Sensibility

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug/Sep 1984

Thomas Dolby explains his new strategy

 

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