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Gina Schock is the drummer of The Go-Go's. Take a listen. It's a smashing chat. And check out Gina's upcoming book, Made in Hollywood, for all things Go-Go's. If you like what you hear, please consider supporting the show at soundmanconfidential.com. Subscribe where you get your podcasts. Next up is Dr. John Cooper Clarke, the Bard of Salford, Engl…
 
Adrian Belew played with Zappa, Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson et al. I had the pleasure of working with Adrian when Talking Heads expanded from the original four-piece to the big band. He told me to let him soar over the crowd. I obliged. Tune in for our fabulous chat. It's a cracking episode with stories from Adrian's life and his time with B…
 
Andrew Fearn is one half of Sleaford Mods (with Jason Williamson), and the man behind the band's beats and compositions. No other band in recent years have stirred such intensity as Sleaford Mods. When I hear them, I'm taken back to the time when punk exploded in the seventies. The DIY vibe and their energy amazes. Check them out. And listen to And…
 
Guitarist and vocalist, Davey Johnstone, is best known for playing and touring with Elton John since the early 1970's. Plug in for my wide ranging chat with Davey, covering his life in music, and the challenges those of us in the touring business face after spending years on the road. I rely on your support to keep the show going. It has been an am…
 
In the 1980's, OMD drove their electronica sound straight into the charts and the clubs. Classics like Electricity and Enola Gay remain on the goto playlists for legions of fans. The band was founded by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys in Liverpool, England, in 1978. I had the pleasure of touring with OMD in 2019, on my last tour mixing The B-52's…
 
Listen to The Psychedelic Furs and you'll be hooked. The band is fronted by the voice of Richard Butler, one of a kind. Tracks like Pretty in Pink, Sister Europe and Love My Way were at the heart of the post-punk/New Wave sound. Check out their latest album, Made of Rain, released last year. I first met the band when they opened for Talking Heads. …
 
Richard Jobson was a teenager when he fronted The Skids, one of the most influential punk bands to come out of the UK scene in the 1970's. With Stuart Adamson on guitar, (later of Big Country fame), The Skids produced memorable punk anthems like Into the Valley, The Saints Are Coming, and Working For The Yankee Dollar. The Skids albums Scared to Da…
 
Luke "Skyscraper" James fronted the band, Fashion, in the post-punk, late-seventies. Tune them as a hybrid of punk/primal-techno/and reggae sounds, often in the same track. Coming out of the Birmingham scene that produced bands like Duran Duran and a bunch of others, Fashion were signed to open for The Police on US and UK tours, playing with a host…
 
The Clockworks' James McGregor sent Creation 23 Label Head, Alan McGee, a message on Instagram, 'Come and check out my band playing live.' McGee went. McGee watched. McGee signed them. The energy in The Clockworks sound buzzes straight at you. You want to jump and dance around. And the lyrics hit the mark, bang on! From Galway in Ireland, and now b…
 
Alan McGee is from Glasgow. He moved to London in 1980 and got stuck in. Creation Records was born. The label produced a generation of defining acts like Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, and Oasis, amongst a host of other great bands. Alan McGee knows a good tune when he hears it. Many of his signings came from live shows. He's still signing gr…
 
What do The Police, Talking Heads, Gang of Four, Laurie Anderson, Sting, Steve Winwood, Don Henley and Juan Gabriel have in common? They have been lucky enough to work with the amazing Dolette McDonald. I first met Dolette in my years working with Talking Heads when she was part of the band's expansion to a nine-piece. We had some amazing times tog…
 
Buddy Guy is a giant in music. His influence is massive. Born in 1936 in Louisiana, Buddy moved north to Chicago to become part of the Chicago Blues sound playing with Muddy Waters and Junior Wells. Buddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 and played at the White House for President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama, in 201…
 
It's a great pleasure to have the amazing Kate Pierson as my guest on this episode. Before Covid pulled the plug on live music, I was mixing the live sound for the B-52's. I've known the band since their early days playing the Mudd Club in New York City, when they would drive from Athens, Georgia to get to the gig. The B's are a fantastic band to m…
 
Jerry Harrison completes the Talking Heads quartet on Soundman Confidential. Jerry takes us through his time playing with Modern Lovers, and on to joining Talking Heads. If Talking Heads is one of your favorite bands, you're going to love this episode, as will those listeners who know the importance of Jonathan Richman and Modern Lovers, and their …
 
Drummer, and one of the best ~ I met Chris Frantz, founding member of Talking Heads, in 1977, on the first leg of the Ramones/Talking Heads tour in Europe. He laid the foundation for the band's live sound with Tina Weymouth, his wife, on bass. He made the air move. He hit the skins hard. I had the pleasure of working with him and Tina on Tom Tom Cl…
 
I met David Byrne in 1977 on the Ramones/Talking Heads tour of Europe that kicked off in Zurich, Switzerland. I moved to NYC in 1978 to work with the band during the time they were making Fear of Music, one of my favorite albums. Brilliant record, check it! So, break out the shortbread, get yourself a cup of tea, and sit back and enjoy my conversat…
 
Listen to Frank's conversation with Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club. It's a good one. Turn your eyes to Frank's story on how he came to be the live sound engineer for Talking Heads in 1977 in Switzerland as the band kicked off a European tour with the Ramones. And you can check out the upcoming guest list at the website. Plug In!…
 
It's time for soundcheck! Frank X. Gallagher toured as the live sound engineer with Simple Minds in the early 1980's. Listen in to his conversation with the band's lead singer, Jim Kerr, in Episode One. Don't forget to check out soundmanconfidential.com to support the show, and for the amazing Guest List on Season One. Plug In! Support the show (ht…
 
Meet legendary live sound engineer, Frank X. Gallagher, host of Soundman Confidential, introducing highlights from Season One, featuring a stellar line up of guests from the music world. Check out soundmanconfidential.com for All Access to the complete Guest List. Follow us on Instagram - soundmanconfidential. Shows drop weekly on Wednesdays. Plug …
 
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