Steve Harley

& Cockney Rebel

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THE COCKNEY REBEL LEGEND WAS MY SPECIAL GUEST TO PROMOTE HIS NEW 4 x CD SET, "CAVALIERS - AN ANTHOLOGY, 1973 - 1974" ... A REMASTERED EDITION OF THE GROUP'S SEMINAL ALBUMS, "THE HUMAN MENAGERIE" AND "THE PSYCHOMODO".

STEVE AND I ARE GOOD PALS SO IT'S ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO WELCOME HIM TO RADIO CLYDE.  BUT WHAT MADE THIS INTERVIEW A SHEER JOY WAS THAT STEVE IS ONE OF A SEEMINGLY RARE BREED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TODAY ... AN ARTIST WITH A REAL PASSION FOR HIS CRAFT AND WHO HAS SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT.

IT WAS FANTASTIC TO HEAR THE ORIGINS OF BOTH ALBUMS.  "WE WERE FEARLESS" SAID STEVE.  HE WAS RIGHT. 

STEVE LOOKED BACK ON HIS CLOSE FRIENDSHIP WITH MARC BOLAN.   BEING SIGNED TO EMI RECORDS BY AN A. & R. MAN WHO ALSO SIGNED THEN FELLOW UNKNOWN ACTS QUEEN AND PILOT IN A THREE WEEK PERIOD.  WITHIN MONTHS ALL THREE BANDS HAD SCORED NO. 1 RECORDS.

AND HOW HE WAS INSPIRED TO WRITE HIS CLASSIC SONG "MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME)".

IT WAS ALSO GREAT FOR ME TO REVISIT THOSE ALBUMS AGAIN.  I DON'T THINK I'VE PLAYED EITHER - FROM FIRST TRACK TO LAST - SINCE I BOUGHT THEM ON THE ORIGINAL VINYL.

THE INTERVIEW WAS ONE OF THE BEST I'VE DONE IN AGES AND THAT'S SAYING SOMETHING WHEN YOU THINK OF THE GUESTS I'VE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE ON THE SHOW.  SO, THANKS MR. HARLEY

LED ZEPPELIN: Kashmir

THE WHO: Behind Blue Eyes

PRINCE: The Cross

GUN: Running Out Of Time (from new album, Break The Silence)

FEEDER: Borders (new single)

THE ROLLING STONES: The Last Time (from new soundtrack of Charlie Is My Darling DVD)

THE ROLLING STONES: Doom And Gloom (new single)

COLDPLAY: Hurts Like Heaven (new single)

LISA MARIE PRESLEY: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (new single)

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS: Runnin' Down A Dream

RYAN MacDOWELL: I'm Not The Captain (Put Down The Guns) - (debut single by new Scottish artist on indie label, Toy Town)

GLEN CAMPBELL: Nothing But The Whole Wide World

HOLY ESQUE: Tear (new single)

FIELD MUSIC: Is This The Picture (new single)

TELEVISION: Prove It (from Marquee Moon, 1977)

ALICE COOPER: Elected

SIMPLE MINDS: Premonition (from Real To Real Cacophony, 1979)

SIMPLE MINDS: Once Upon A Time (title track of their 1985 album)

DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT: I Should Watch TV (new single)

MUSE: Follow Me (from new album, The 2nd Law(

MUSE: Supermassive Black Hole

THE CLASH: Last Gang In Town (from Give 'Em Enough Rope, 1978)

THE CLASH: Know Your Rights (from Combat Rock, 1982)

BOBBY WOMACK: Stupid (new single)


INTERVIEW - STEVE HARLEY:

COCKNEY REBEL: Sebastian

COCKNEY REBEL: Psychomodo

COCKNEY REBEL: My Only Vice

COCKNEY REBEL: Judy Teen

COCKNEY REBEL: Bed In The Corner/Sling It (John Peel session ... previously unreleased bonus tracks)

COCKNEY REBEL: Mr Soft

COCKNEY REBEL: Tumbling Down

STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL: Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)


ADAM AND THE ANTS: Kings Of The Wild Frontier

NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS: Freaky Teeth (new demo single)

KATE RUSBY & PAUL WELLER: Sun Grazers (new single)

THE PROCLAIMERS: Women And Wine (new single)

AZTEC CAMERA: Down The Dip

LISA MARIE PRESLEY: Over Me (from new album, Storm And Grace)

FIELD MUSIC: (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing (new single)

AEROSMITH: Pink

ALABAMA SHAKES: I Found You (new single)

PETER GABRIEL & KATE BUSH: Don't Give Up (from new remastered 25th anniversary edition of So)

ARETHA FRANKLIN: (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

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