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David Cavanagh – Tom Dunne Interview (2015)

Posted in Books, interview, Music with tags , , on December 31, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

We were saddened to learn of the death of David Cavanagh, respected music journalist and author whose work graced the pages of Sounds, Select, Mojo, Uncut and Q. His book on Creation Records (My Magpie Eyes Are Hungry For The Prize) received widespread praise and we much enjoyed ‘Goodnight and Good Riddance‘ his novel around the radio shows of John Peel preserved for posterity by the folks at the Peel Wikia. Below is an interview with Tom Dunne on Newstalk on the occasion of that books’s publication which we thought you might enjoy. Rest in peace David.

Really sad to hear about the death of David Cavanagh. A little piece he wrote about loving @TheTriffids, called Hell of a Summer, is one of the most perfect pieces of writing about being a music fan. And My Magpie Eyes Are Hungry for the Prize is one of the great music books.

Michael Hann
David Cavanagh – Tom Dunne Interview (2015)
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Prefab Sprout (1984 & 1988 Interviews)

Posted in interview, Music with tags , on February 20, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

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On Sunday’s show Dave featured a 1980 interview with Joey Ramone announced a new archive interview feature and asked for listener suggestions. A subsequent discussion on twitter brought two interviews with Paddy McAloon of Prefab Sprout to our attention. At least one of these was recorded by Martin Foyle. Rather than repost I think it’s only fair that we send you to fan site Sproutology to listen to these interviews. The first from 27 April 1984 was just after the release of the debut Prefab Sprout album ‘Swoon’. The second interview on 6th November 1988 comes after the release of third album ‘From Langley Park To Memphis’ when the band are in town to perform ‘Cars and Girls’ on the Late Late Show. Both interviews are well worth checking out and thank you to Martin and Sproutology for preserving.

Ian Dury – Dave Fanning Interview (1981)

Posted in Fanning, interview, Music, radio with tags on September 20, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

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Shortly after Ian Dury’s death in 2000 following a long illness, Dave Fanning paid tribute by broadcasting a 31st July 1981 interview with the singer-songwriter. Thank you John for digging out the recording.

Ian Dury Interview (1981)

 

Peter Buck – Dave Fanning Interview (1991)

Posted in interview with tags , on August 31, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

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Hard to believe it’s been 25 years since R.E.M released ‘Out Of Time‘. Here’s a short telephone interview Dave Fanning did with Peter Buck a week before the album came out. Thanks to Michael for digging out this tape.

Peter Buck (1991)

Mickey Bradley – Tom Dunne Interview

Posted in interview, radio with tags on March 30, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

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We’ve long been fans of Mickey Bradley both as musician and DJ so when we heard he had written a memoir we were head of the queue. The book is a great read although despite all the humour we found it a little sad. ‘Teenage Kicks: My Life as an Undertone’ by Michael Bradley is published by Omnibus Press. The Irish Times has an extract here. Mickey was recently interviewed by Tom Dunne on his Newstalk show. The Mickey Bradley Record Show is broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster every Tuesday 8-10pm

Mickey Bradley – Tom Dunne interview (2016)

John Peel – Dave Fanning Interview (1990)

Posted in interview, Music with tags on February 17, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

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Dave Fanning interviews John Peel (at the BBC studio?) in London. Am guessing this took place in 1990 as they refer to John’s 50th birthday celebration the previous year. Not sure how much if any of the interview is missing as Dave had a 3 hour show from 10pm – 1am at that time. If anyone has memories of this broadcast please share. Dave plays a session track from Honeythieves while John chooses ‘Born Annoying’ by Helmet and a romanian folk song.

John Peel Interview (1990)

Ben E. King – Mickey Bradley Interview (1986)

Posted in interview, Music with tags , , , on May 6, 2015 by Fanning Sessions

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Sadly Ben E. King recently passed away at the age of 76. To commemorate Ben here’s an interview he did with Mickey Bradley back in 1986 when the soul legend visited Derry.

Ben E King – Mickey Bradley Interview (1986)