WHO HE? Martin Gordon - bassist, composer, producer, incredulous bystander, willful participant. From involvement with bands like Sparks, Jet, Radio Stars, Rolling Stones, Blur, Kylie, Sezen Aksu and the Tiger Lillies to solo artiste! With an e, my life already!
LATEST RELEASE: Martin Gordon's solo career began with the release of the first part of the Mammal Trilogy 'The Baboon in the Basement' in 2003. The sixth and final part of the trilogy ('Include Me Out') was released in 2013. Some people say it was released on April Fool's Day, but that's what some people would say, isn't it? Here's an overview of the last release and a view of the simultaneously-published lyric book which covers Herr Gordon's entire career to date.
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Originally in Spanish (ole!) but for the monoglot, here it is in good old cockernee-git, knees-up-Muvver-Brown, I-should-cocoa, honest-to-God, how's-yer-farver, no-foreigners Engerlish, innit... Are you looking at ME, matey? Gotcher eye full or what?!? Part 1 of three parts, the rest shortly to follow. As featured in the latest Radiant Future newsletter-ette.
They just a-keep on a-comin' in, y'all, this time from the country of Yurp. Soon to be followed by an extensive two-part interview with reviewer Senor Diaz covering ...well, everything that ever happened ever. So watch it, or else.
But nothing will stop us in our tireless effort to encourage you to live your dream, love your life, get your finger out, eat it all up, think of the starving children in Africa and so on. Mammal Part VI concealed in Newsletter 24.
It is Like Waiting for a Bus
Nothing for ages and then two Newsletters come along almost at one, in a sort of bunch. Here's the latest, about grenade-based feedback and the imminent release of 'Include Me Out', the sixth part of the Mammal Trilogy. Read more...
John's Children master the art of the segue in time and space
According to recent information, Elvis was actually responsible for some of the most radical developments in jazz fusion and also single-handedly created heavy metal music sung in a tight-trousered falsetto.
Rearview Kimono Mirror
A look back over the KMH sessions, in response to a Facebook thread. But more news coming very soon, after this long pause.....
Radiant Future stores
Catering for your mammalian needs, in a caring but obsequious manner. For the Europeans amongst us, or equally for Johnny Foreigner.
Chris Townson interview
CT discusses John's Children, Marc Bolan, the Who, Jook and all that other stuff for Doll mag, Japan, 2007.
Gig in Stockholm
A one-off command performance on April 14th. Details!
Martin Gordon's 'Seventies Soundtrack'
'Seventies Jukebox' - live on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire on Sunday Feb 26th at 2pm UK / 3pm CET and via Listen Again during the following week. For the discerning. And others... MG's selection of his top tunes from the infamous decade, with only a little self-interest.
Radio Stars video from the archives - Top of the Pops and the Old Grey Whistle Test now unearthed.
Are you dead?
Then this will give you New Hope. Video of Todd Rundgren's 'Tiny Demons' as performed by MG's Mira Ensemble at the Montreux Jazz Festival of 1997.
The most recent Newsletter sums up all the other new stuff. It's what newsletters do, isn't it. Random, well hardcore. There's the Finnish version of John's Children performing 'No Russians', mammalian overviews... and more. Check it out.
Archive video disinterred
One-time Sparks and Boxer guitarist Adrian Fisher talks to the BBC's 'Expats' programme in 1999 about his ex-patriate life in Thailand. He died the following year. See also Adrian Fisher's interviews on the Sparks page.
The Blue Meanies perform their only b-side on an Engish TV show. The parrot is nowhere to be seen. The a-side will appear in due course.
And it also features the groovy Sviidish girlband Baskery on bvs. Quick, nurse, pass the electroencephalograph. But it is on MySpace, so you'll need to have half an hour to spare before it even loads into your browser.
Chris Townson/Andy Ellison interviews
Our heroes are featured in the forthcoming book 'Wired Up! Glam, Post-Punk & Bubblegum European Picture Sleeves 1970-1976'. With a nice snappy title like that, they need all the support you can give them. Chris talks (well, 'talked', I suppose, to be accurate, but we like to present-tense everything around here, much more snappy and compelling) to Phil King about John's Children, Jook, Sparks and Jet, Andy talks about JC, Jet and Radio Stars - excerpts here. And more to follow...
It's that bass...
Post-Kimono, post-Jet it ended up in the hands of Paul Gray, before it fell to bits, or so he says.
Mr Moose he is come back isn't it
Oh no, what should we have done. The reality behind 'Head in a Coup' from Hogwash, from the archives.