Rock’s Back Pages Ep 83 - 14th September 2020

In this week’s episode, we invite cult meta-comedian and out-there-music connoisseur Stewart Lee to discuss the new documentary he’s made about Prefects/Nightingales legend Robert Lloyd. Stewart also pitches in on RBP’s new audio interview, a 1991 conversation ‘twixt the late Andy Gill and everyone’s favourite choirboy-voiced Commie Robert Wyatt. In addition we consider the week’s featured RBP writer Caitlin Moran, with especial attention to her hair-raising 1994 encounter with Courtney Love. Plus we bid a fond farewell to Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald “Khalis” Bell and to Simeon Coxe of pioneering ’60s oscillators Silver Apples…

Finally, with intermittent interjections from Mr. Lee, Mark picks highlights from the week’s trove of new additions to the RBP library, including top pieces on Jimi Hendrix, Rodney “Mayor of Sunset Strip” Bingenheimer, Spandau Ballet and inimitable drag superstar RuPaul. With Stewart’s tastes in mind, Jasper M-B spotlights Wire classics on Laurie Anderson and Japanese free-music extremist Keiji Haino.

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