Linkage: John Peel and the Pixies; plus The Stone Roses, R.E.M., Gary Numan

A collection of some interesting links we stumbled across this week:

#KeepingItPeel Podcast: Trompe Le Monde XX This latest installment of the John Peel-centric podcast celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Pixies’ final album Trompe le Monde, and features the famed BBC host interviewing Black Francis about the then-new record in between playing each of the songs. [keepingitpeel.wordpress.com]

The Stone Roses Biography Set for 2012 Release The celebrated Manchester band will publish an authorized biography, ghost-written by Simon Spence, called “Fool’s Gold” on Oct. 25, 2012. The book is based on more than 400 hours of new interviews with band members and other figures, and will include 50 unseen photos. [NME]

Director Peter Care Recalls Shooting The Music Video For R.E.M.’s “Drive” As news broke that R.E.M. was calling it a day after 31 years, the director of one of the band’s iconic videos talks about Michael Stipe’s idea for the clip and its filming. [The Golden Age of Music Video]

The Gary Numan Interview  The synth pioneer discusses his new, just-released album Dead Son Rising, plus collaborating with Ade Fenton, touring The Pleasure Principle and the next album he has in the works — Splinter, due out sometime next year. [The Electricity Club]

 

 

 

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