This week on the smart pop culture podcast: Why is pop kept quiet on Brexit? Does the deluxe release of ‘Warm Leatherette’ prove once and for all that Grace Jones was the best pop star ever? Why do people feel the need to argue about who headlines Glastonbury? And the inevitable much, much more with our special guests, journalists Sîan Pattenden and Justin Quirk, joining Andrew and Matt in BIGMOUTH’s underground bunker.
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This week on the smart pop culture podcast: how Muhammad Ali influenced hip hop, how the fey, prehistoric indie pop of C87 relates to today’s proper-indie-for-the-lads, and our dads’ weird taste in music. Special guests are Laura Snapes of Pitchfork and Q Magazine’s Ted Kessler, whose new book ‘My Old Man’ is out now.
This week on the smart pop culture podcast: Should UKIP and Donald Trump stop pinching beloved songs for their campaigns? Are Moby’s book and the first Monkees album in 20 years any good? The new ‘Top Gear’: decent refurb or candidate for the scrappage scheme? Guests Kate Mossman of the New Statesman and David Stubbs of The Guardian, When Saturday Comes and (once) Melody Maker join Andrew and Matt to argue on this and much, much more…
This week on the smart pop culture podcast: Should Eagles Of Death Metal be kicked off festivals just because of their singer’s politics? Comeback albums from Dexys, ABC and S’Express. And legendary Smash Hits writer Sylvia Patterson talks us through I’m Not With The Band, her hilarious memoir of life at the sharp end of pop journalism. Also joining us this week is special guest Alexis Petridis, The Guardian’s chief rock and pop critic.
This week on the smart pop culture podcast: Richard Ashcroft, the Manics, the Stone Roses… they’re all back. Where did this sensitive 90s Man-Rock revival come from? Will Trainspotting 2 be any good? And how punk is the British Library’s Punk exhibition? Music writers Arwa Haider and Dev Sherlock of the Hype Machine join Matt Hall and Andrew Harrison to argue the “toss” on these and other matters.
It’s Bob Dylan week on the Bigmouth podcast as noted Zimmermanologists Eamonn Forde and James Medd join sceptical presenters Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall to explain how ‘Blonde On Blonde’ created the rock album as we know it, Jim. Also: Will letting Joe and Josephine Public vote on the Mercury Prize produce a Votey McVoteface disaster? Were born-again shoegazers Lush’s comeback gigs as good as everyone says? And secrets of The Krankies’ memoirs. Brace yourselves.
Noted Beatleologist and veteran of The Word magazine Paul du Noyer and free-range Internet person Michael Moran join presenters Andrew Harrison and Matt Hall to shout the odds on this week’s pop culture developments. Can famed ‘Team Lennon’ writer Philip Norman give Paul McCartney a fair crack of the whip in his new Macca-ography? Are Radiohead stealing from Half Man Half Biscuit? And was The Wag a hive of bereted posers, the best club ever – or both? Let heated debate commence.