Podcast by Wilko Johnson
Prolific author, journalist, and musician John Robb - the man who coined the term 'Britpop' and the first Briton to interview Nirvana - has been at the centre of our culture for the past 35 years. John and Wilko talk about music, psychedelic substances, and their shared love of seaside towns.
Cult singer-songwriter John Otway has built an appreciative fanbase from extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour, and a self-deprecating underdog persona. Otway and Wilko recall their shared gigs, discuss Otway's plans to mark his 5,000th show, and how he spent lockdown after contracting coronavirus early in the pandemic.
Multi-talented Dylan Howe is not only one of the most highly-rated drummers around. He’s also a bandleader, session musician and composer extraordinaire, as well as being the drummer with the Wilko Johnson band. Dylan talks to Wilko about life on the road, playing with Ian Dury, and how he fears for the future of rock music after the pandemic.
Icicle Works founder and frontman Ian McNabb tells Wilko about his four decades in the music business, how he became the first artist besides Neil Young to play with Crazy Horse, and why he still loves performing.
Singer and actress Hazel O' Connor, star of iconic movie Breaking Glass, talks to Wilko about being ripped off by the music business, coping with cancer, and life in lockdown in a remote part of France.
One of the UK's greatest pop lyricists, Chris Difford has been a member of Squeeze for almost half a century. He tells Wilko Johnson about his partnership with Glenn Tilbrook, overcoming an addiction to drink and drugs, and his strange forays into the world of artist management.
The ever great Wilko in conversation with interesting musicians
This podcast is a delightful shambles, with Wilko stumbling along, some long pauses as he grapples with the next question.
The listener is never quite sure where it’s going next & neither is Wilko & it’s all the better for it.
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