Thursday, 7 June 2018

The First Time With... Series 14 - 1. Shaun Ryder

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 14 - 1. SHAUN RYDER (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 4th March 2018

Shaun Ryder, frontman of Happy Mondays and Black Grape, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

Matt asks about Shaun's earliest musical passions - the Beatles, Bowie, and Buzzcocks and about his first meeting with Tony Wilson, who would help steer Shaun's band Happy Monday's to great success.

They discuss the creation of the albums that spawned songs like Step On, Hallelujah, Loose Fit and 24 Hour Party People (and talk about that movie) and his triumphant return with Black Grape.

Shaun also discusses his battles with drug abuse and how accepting his role as a national treasure has breathed new life into both the Mondays and the newly reformed Black Grape.

Happy Mondays - Hallelujah [Factory]
Happy Mondays - Wrote For Luck [Factory]
The Beatles - Hey Jude [Apple]
David Bowie - Sorrow [EMI]
UFO - Doctor Doctor (Live Paris Theatre 1975)
Buzzcocks - Love You More [EMI]
Happy Mondays - Delightful [Factory]
John Kongos - He's Gonna Step On You Again [See For Miles]
Happy Mondays - Step On [EMI]
Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People [London]
Happy Mondays - Loose Fit [Factory]
Black Grape - Reverend Black Grape [Radioactive]
Gorillaz - Dare [Parlophone]
Dean Martin - Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me [Reprise]

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