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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby The Fish » 29 Mar 2021, 17:28

Muskrat wrote:A little unfair, as people who know me will attest, but I narrowed it down by a criterion to be named later, if anybody cares:

Ann-Margret
Nancy Sinatra
Frankie Laine
Pat Boone
Ray Charles
Rod McKuen
Roy Orbison


I guess yuu are excluding those you've interviewed in a professional capacity, which could lengthren the list somewhat. I noticed reading Barney Hoskyns, Waits biography, you got quite a few citation namechecks. Anyway just for the hell of it I'll take a guess - Frankie Laine
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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 29 Mar 2021, 18:05

Jumper K wrote:Kate?


She offered me a bit of her Mars bar (not a Hugh Famism).
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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 29 Mar 2021, 18:05

Jumper K wrote:Lemmy
Kurt Cobain
Joe Strummer
Nick Cave
Marianne Faithful
Chuck D
Bono
Peter Perrett
Billy Gibbons


On the Mars bar theme...

Marianne?
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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Muskrat » 29 Mar 2021, 18:12

Wrong. But all were in a professional capacity, though that could (but here doesn’t) include standing next to someone in a line or attending a press conference.

I did once stand at a urinal next to Waylon Jennings, however. He called me “hoss,” but I’ll say no more.
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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Jumper K » 29 Mar 2021, 18:37

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Jumper K wrote:Lemmy
Kurt Cobain
Joe Strummer
Nick Cave
Marianne Faithful
Chuck D
Bono
Peter Perrett
Billy Gibbons


On the Mars bar theme...

Marianne?

No. I had a brief conversation at her Rough Trade East in store gig in 2009.

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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby C » 29 Mar 2021, 18:47

Jumper K wrote:Lemmy
Kurt Cobain
Joe Strummer
Nick Cave
Marianne Faithful
Chuck D
Bono
Peter Perrett
Billy Gibbons


Bono?



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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby C » 29 Mar 2021, 18:48

The Fish wrote:Dave Alvin
Leo Sayer
Bob Geldof
Bobby Whitlock
Boz Burrell
Terry Reid


You wouldn't make up Boz or Leo

I'll go for Bobby Whitlock





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Deebank wrote:My mrs blotted her copybook because she remarked that Cope looked like Matthew Kelly in Nazi drag.

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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby C » 29 Mar 2021, 18:50

Muskrat wrote:A little unfair, as people who know me will attest, but I narrowed it down by a criterion to be named later, if anybody cares:

Ann-Margret
Nancy Sinatra
Frankie Laine
Pat Boone
Ray Charles
Rod McKuen
Roy Orbison


That's a fair list!

Pat?



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Deebank wrote:My mrs blotted her copybook because she remarked that Cope looked like Matthew Kelly in Nazi drag.

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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 29 Mar 2021, 18:51

C wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:
C wrote:
Pete Wylie?


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You can't get him to stop talking once he starts, more 'getting talked at' rather than 'talking to'. :lol:

Guess again.


:lol:

I don't know who some of those are.

Second guess Tom Robinson




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Fraid not. Met Tom a couple of years ago, very nice bloke.
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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby C » 29 Mar 2021, 18:51

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Jumper K wrote:Lemmy
Kurt Cobain
Joe Strummer
Nick Cave
Marianne Faithful
Chuck D
Bono
Peter Perrett
Billy Gibbons


On the Mars bar theme...

Marianne?


SNAP!



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Deebank wrote:My mrs blotted her copybook because she remarked that Cope looked like Matthew Kelly in Nazi drag.

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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 29 Mar 2021, 18:52

Muskrat wrote:A little unfair, as people who know me will attest, but I narrowed it down by a criterion to be named later, if anybody cares:

Ann-Margret
Nancy Sinatra
Frankie Laine
Pat Boone
Ray Charles
Rod McKuen
Roy Orbison


We care a lot.

Ray?
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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 29 Mar 2021, 18:54

The Fish wrote:Dave Alvin
Leo Sayer
Bob Geldof
Bobby Whitlock
Boz Burrell
Terry Reid


I'll say Boz
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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby The Fish » 29 Mar 2021, 19:04

C wrote:
The Fish wrote:Dave Alvin
Leo Sayer
Bob Geldof
Bobby Whitlock
Boz Burrell
Terry Reid


You wouldn't make up Boz or Leo

I'll go for Bobby Whitlock

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Nope - Not Boz either
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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Jumper K » 29 Mar 2021, 19:09

C wrote:
Jumper K wrote:Lemmy
Kurt Cobain
Joe Strummer
Nick Cave
Marianne Faithful
Chuck D
Bono
Peter Perrett
Billy Gibbons


Bono?



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No. Had a nice conversation after a gig at the Trinity in Bristol in 1980, pre Boy tour.

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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Muskrat » 29 Mar 2021, 19:22

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Muskrat wrote:A little unfair, as people who know me will attest, but I narrowed it down by a criterion to be named later, if anybody cares:

Ann-Margret
Nancy Sinatra
Frankie Laine
Pat Boone
Ray Charles
Rod McKuen
Roy Orbison


We care a lot.

Ray?


We have a wiener!

All were liner note interviews, for Rhino single CDs (Sinatra, Orbison) and Bear Family boxes.
I did 3 boxes for Laine, covering everything through the Columbia (U.S.) years; McKuen and Boone were single boxes. I wrote the notes for three Rick Nelson Bear boxes, too, and included excerpts from interviews with Rick I’d done years earlier, so that’s excluded from the list.

And of course there were a lot more, for those and other labels; most including new interviews. I did notes for a Rhino Ray Charles CD, but didn’t interview Ray. Sometimes, the reissue label didn’t want me to speak with the artist; sometimes, they simply weren’t available for one reason or another. But I always tried to talk with somebody who was involved in the work - musicians, songwriters, producers, etc.

Finally: Rhino’s Roy Orbison set - Sings for the Lonely - is the rare instance of a vinyl edition having more music than the CD. Still can’t figure that out!

I should have included Blossom Dearie in the original list.
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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Rorschach » 29 Mar 2021, 19:23

C wrote:
Rorschach wrote:The drummer out of The Flamin' Groovies
Dave Graney
David McCombe
Rory Gallagher
Elvis Costello (told me he'd never heard of Mike Boom)
Peter Hammill
Shane MacGowan
Richard Hawley


Well, Rory sticks out like a sore thumb so it can't be him

Peter Hammill......?


Nope. A friend dragged me backstage at a gig I'd had no interest in attending and we talked for some time to an extremely off his face Peter Hammill.
Bugger off.

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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Rorschach » 29 Mar 2021, 19:27

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Rorschach wrote:
The drummer out of The Flamin' Groovies
Dave Graney
David McCombe
Rory Gallagher
Elvis Costello (told me he'd never heard of Mike Boom)
Peter Hammill
Shane MacGowan
Richard Hawley


The drummer out of The Flamin' Groovies - Lie


No. They played Redcar Coatham Bowl waaaaaay back when, with The Damned as support. I wandered backstage and asked some guy which one was Roy Loney. He (the drummer as it turned out) informed me that Roy had left some years before but he happily chatted with us for a while. He was a very nice man.
Bugger off.

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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Rorschach » 29 Mar 2021, 19:35

Tom Waits For No One wrote:Nicky Tesco
Kate Bush
Tom Robinson
Steve Hillage
Paul Weller
Wreckless Eric
Mike Joyce
Mark E Smith
Pete Wylie
Richard Hawley
Elvis Costello


Elvis. He didn't mention you either.
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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby Rorschach » 29 Mar 2021, 19:37

The Fish wrote:Dave Alvin
Leo Sayer
Bob Geldof
Bobby Whitlock
Boz Burrell
Terry Reid


Terry Reid, obvs!

I'm not even convinced he really exists.
Bugger off.

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Re: Famous musicians I have talked to plus a lie

Postby The Prof » 29 Mar 2021, 19:42

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
C wrote:
Pete Wylie?

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You can't get him to stop talking once he starts, more 'getting talked at' rather than 'talking to'. :lol:

Guess again.


You did manage to tell him he was fucking shit though :lol: