Monday, 4 June 2018

The First Time With... Series 13 - 1. Ricky Gervais

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 13 - 1. RICKY GERVAIS (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th February 2018

David Brent creator Ricky Gervais sits down with Matt Everitt to discuss his and Brent's musical influences and passions.

Ricky shares stories from his youth, about going to a record store for the first time and the impact it had on him. He talks of his first musical loves, including Roxy Music, Cat Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel, and how The Old Grey Whistle Test was so important to him. And of course he tells of seeing Bowie for the first time.

He also discusses his short-lived new Romantic band Seona Dancing and their ultimate demise, plus his belief - as a director - in the genuine power of music. He shares his passion for Radiohead and discusses David Brent's soon-to-be legendary band Foregone Conclusion.... and reveals David Brent's favourite chord!

First broadcast in 2016.

Rod Stewart - Handbags And Gladrags [Mercury]
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone [CBS]
Cat Stevens - The Wind
Roxy Music - Street Life [EG]
David Bowie - 'Heroes' [EMI]
Seona Dancing - More To Lose
The Smiths - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want [Warner]
Vaughan Williams -  Five Variants Of Dives & Lazarus
Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
David Brent & Forgone Conclusion - Ooh La La
Radiohead - Bones [Parlophone]
David Bowie - Letter To Hermione [EMI]

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