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Brett "Buddy" Ascott, drummer with The Chords and The Fallen Leaves (and many more besides...) is our first special guest in a new series of Retrosonic Podcasts entitled "Lockdown Lowdown". Buddy tells us of his earliest musical awakenings, the first record he ever bought, his first gig and what event changed him from innocent fan of Pop music to the dark side of Rock & Roll. Along the way we hear who inspired him to pick up the drumsticks, some of his own memorable experiences as a musician and the favourite tracks from his own recordings. Buddy tells us of his favourite albums and singles and most treasured item of music related memorabilia. The episode is soundtracked by songs by David Bowie, The Kinks, Sex Pistols, The Who, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, The Undertones, That Petrol Emotion, The Auteurs, Dodgy, Lightning Seeds, The Thrills, Arcade Fire, The Clash and of course The Chords and his current band, The Fallen Leaves.
David Bowie "Jean Genie"
The Kinks "Dead End Street"
Sex Pistols "Problems"
The Clash "Garageland"
The Who "Doctor Jimmy"
That Petrol Emotion "Sensitize"
The Thrills "Found My Rosebud"
The Lightning Seeds "Pure"
The Kinks "Days"
The Who "Baby, Don't You Do It"
The Chords "I'm Not Sure"
The Chords "What Are We Gonna Do Now?"
The Undertones "Get Over You"
The Auteurs "New French Girlfriend"
The Fallen Leaves "So Much More"
Arcade Fire "Modern Man"
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers "Born To Lose"
Dodgy "In a Room"
You can order The Chords box-set "Re-Chordings 1979-1982" here. For more information on the forthcoming book "Remembering The Chords" by Ray Butler, please check out the link here. Details on how to donate and bid for the signed drum-skin can be found at the Roll Out The Barrel Trust web-site here. The Retrosonic Podcast special featuring the full story of Buddy Ascott's musical journey is still available to download/stream at our Retrosonic Podcast Soundcloud archive here.
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