In which we’re joined by Sam Pope – the man who shantyised Eminem – on the new mass appeal of seafaring folk tunes, applaud the value of Happy Music (and name the tracks that never let you down), wonder why no-one’s made a biopic about Fleetwood Mac, Blondie or the Ramones, and watch Fran Lebowitz in Pretend It’s A City and wish we could have had breakfast with Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington. And play ‘Film noir or Springsteen song?’ and ‘Reggae soundsystem or Marvel superhero?’.
Sam Pope on Tik Tok & Instagram – @sampopemusic
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