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Fried & Justified

Post by mkb » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:54 pm

A new book by Mick Houghton, who was publicist at various times for Spiritualized, the JAMC, Echo & the Bunnymen, Julian Cope, the KLF/JAMs and others.

The subtitle for the book is Hits, Myths, Break-Ups and Breakdowns in the Record Business 1978-98. I don't think there's a huge amount in it about Spiritualized, although I've only read the introduction so far and it mentions the world trade centre show in 98.

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Re: Fried & Justified

Post by burningwheel » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:16 pm

Ooop..looking forward to this
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Re: Fried & Justified

Post by toomilk » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:00 pm

Looks like it could be a great read. Just pre-ordered. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Fried & Justified

Post by olan » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:31 am

It is available as a Kindle download so I finished reading it the other day. Poor old Mick Houghton was doing PR for Echo and the Bunnymen, Julian Cope/Teardrop Explodes and Bill Drummond/KLF at the same time (along with a chunk of the Creation roster among others). Kind of mad way to earn a living…The book is a bit superficial but is very entertaining and quite informative.

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Re: Fried & Justified

Post by angelsighs » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:49 am

There's a podcast here which interviews Mick Houghton, I found it quite enjoyable.
Only one mention of Jason, near the end. he says that Jason was actually one of the nicest people to work with. the hosts go a bit quiet, almost like they have never heard of Spiritualized before..

http://wordpodcast.co.uk/2019/05/15/wor ... sic-press/

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Re: Fried & Justified

Post by olan » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:28 am

angelsighs wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:49 am
There's a podcast here which interviews Mick Houghton, I found it quite enjoyable.
Only one mention of Jason, near the end. he says that Jason was actually one of the nicest people to work with. the hosts go a bit quiet, almost like they have never heard of Spiritualized before..

http://wordpodcast.co.uk/2019/05/15/wor ... sic-press/
Houghton's book opens up with an anecdote about Spiritualized circa LAGWAFIS era. His admiration for Jason's approach to music, the music business and particularly interviews is very clear.

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Re: Fried & Justified

Post by angelsighs » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:40 am

olan wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:28 am
angelsighs wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:49 am
There's a podcast here which interviews Mick Houghton, I found it quite enjoyable.
Only one mention of Jason, near the end. he says that Jason was actually one of the nicest people to work with. the hosts go a bit quiet, almost like they have never heard of Spiritualized before..

http://wordpodcast.co.uk/2019/05/15/wor ... sic-press/
Houghton's book opens up with an anecdote about Spiritualized circa LAGWAFIS era. His admiration for Jason's approach to music, the music business and particularly interviews is very clear.
Thanks, that's nice to hear. I may well check out this book (or alternatively, read the opening pages in Waterstones..)

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