Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Retrosonic Podcast: Graham Day & The Forefathers

Graham Day & The Forefathers were formed to “crank out choice cuts from four Graham Day-fronted bands - The Prisoners, The Prime Movers, The Solarflares and The Gaolers - distilling 30-odd years of high quality song writing, lo-fi production and high energy performance to their stripped down Garage-Rock essence”. Steve from Retro Man Blog meets up with Graham and his long-time bandmates Allan Crockford and Wolf Howard to discuss their forthcoming album “Good Things”, which sees them finally coming to terms with an outstanding musical legacy. They candidly talk us through their fascinating history and pick out a few favourite songs from each of the line-ups. Along the way we also discuss and play some of the other bands and artists they have worked with over the years, such as The James Taylor Quartet, Billy Childish, The Daggermen, The Spartan Dreggs, The Galileo 7 and Planet. Generously sound-tracked by a hand-picked selection of over twenty songs from the trio’s varied career, including some exclusive tracks from the new album “Good Things”, this Podcast is a must-have for every die-hard fan and a perfect taster for those newcomers wanting an introduction to one of Britain’s best ever songwriters.

Graham, Wolf & Allan on stage at June's Retro Man Blog Night
Graham Day & The Forefathers will play 229 The Venue in London on October 31st and you will be able to pick up copies of the new album at the gig exclusively prior to it’s official release. You can book advance tickets to the show here at the AGMP web-site. Wolf Howard is currently playing with Billy Childish in The CTMF and Damaged Goods Records have just released their new single “Punk Rock Enough For Me”. Allan Crockford’s excellent band The Galileo 7  have a fantastic new album “False Memory Lane” out now and you can get more information on this and forthcoming gigs at their official web-site. So, pour yourself a Whisky, sit back and enjoy...!

You might also be interested in these Retrosonic episodes with Billy Childish, Ian Ballard from Damaged Goods Records and the Pubmonkey special with the movie’s writer Jamie O’Hara and Glenn Page from The Len Price 3, who provide the soundtrack. All episodes are free to listen to and download at the Retrosonic Podcast Soundcloud site and don’t forget to check out the Blog archive for more information, photos and features including a report on our gig with Graham Day & The Forefathers at the Half Moon Putney back in June. Our next Retro Man Blog Night featuring The Len Price 3 is at The Half Moon Putney on Friday September 26th, for advance tickets and more information please check out the link here. With sincere thanks to Graham, Allan and Wolf.

The "Good Things"  album cover photography and Podcast cover copyright Paul Slattery 2014.

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