Sunday, 18 February 2018

The First Time With... Series 4 - 13. Martin Fry

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 4 - 13. MARTIN FRY (320kbs-m4a/132mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd December 2017

Martin Fry, frontman of iconic Sheffield band ABC, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

ABC emerged from the same Sheffield scene that had produced Cabaret Voltaire, the Human League and Heaven 17. Their debut album The Lexicon of Love was released in 1982, was produced by Trevor Horn and topped the album chart.

Martin talks about growing up in Sheffield and his memories of the music scene in the 80s, as well as his own musical influences.

First broadcast in 2012.

ABC - Poison Arrow [Phonogram]
David Bowie - Starman [EMI]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile [Polydor]
Mike And Bernie Winters - That Man Batman [CBS]
Buzzcocks - What Do I Get? [Cool Badge]
Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The U.K. [Virgin]
ABC - Tears Are Not Enough [Mercury]
ABC - All Of My Heart [The Hit Label]
ABC - The Look Of Love [Premier]
ABC - How To Be A Millionaire [Mercury]
ABC - When Smokey Sings [Mercury]
Smokey Robinson - I Don't Blame You At All [Motown]
The Human League - The Things That Dreams Are Made Of [Virgin]
Everything Everything - Cough Cough [Sony/BMG]


  1. I listened to the Kevin Rowland episode on a plane over the w/e. A terrific listen.

    1. ah yes, the recent series 9 repeat. that will be uploaded here... later