Podcast 463 – Dave Grohl reaches ‘Meldrew age’, Be Here Now’s 25th birthday and the sex life of Dave Davies

In which we paddle our conversational canoe through the rock and roll backwaters, stopping off this week at …

… the closure of Word magazine ten years ago and what we miss – and don’t miss – about it.

… who in their right mind in this day and age would possibly want to be famous?

… Bruce Findlay, the country’s only famous record store owner.

… the energetic sexual activities of Dave Davies in his new memoir and the uniquely mid-‘60s British concept of ‘kinkiness’.

… Dave Grohl reaches ‘the Meldrew Point’ – as old as Richard Wilson when he first played Victor Meldrew (who was a year older than Wilfred Brambell when he played Paul’s grandad).

.. the documentary someone should make about the Rubettes.

… Manny Charlton of Nazareth RIP and the bizarre pop fact that one of their biggest hits was a Joni Mitchell cover.

… handcuffed men in court for stealing rare Eagles artefacts.

… whether the legendarily awful Be Here Now album deserves a gentler appraisal 25 years later. Don’t forget it starts with “a minute of helicopter noise and morse code”.

… and birthday patron Allan Williams’ collection of Hipgnosis album sleeves – paging Picnic, Helloe’en and Music From Free Creek!

You can buy Dave Davies’ memoir Living On A Thin Line here …
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Living-Thin-Line-Dave-Davies/dp/1472289773

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