Resurrection – show 143 (with Don Letts)

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Resurrection - show 143 - 03 Jun 2021
Paul Golder

I was at the Players Lounge in Billericay last week to watch Don Letts give a talk on his life – neatly summarised in his new book, There and Black Again.

Don’s influence on music was in turn a big influence on me. While at school – and we’re talking about primary school now – I was a big music fan and particularly liked the Clash, even though I didn’t understand or follow the fashion. In fact I remember getting a little bit wound up when someone told me I was a punk! This would have been London Calling time, around 1979 – and 1982’s Combat Rock is still one of my top ten albums of all time.

Don’s influence in the punk scene certainly encouraged bands to mix genres – the Clash were one of many punk bands who were into reggae too – and his contribution didn’t end there, as on top of his DJing he also became a Grammy award-winning filmmaker and has produced hundreds of music videos too. And how could I forget, he also broadcasts regularly on BBC 6Music!

You can hear our interview by scrolling forward to 55:41 – I really enjoyed our chat, as he’s a lovely guy. And to find out more, get his book!

Tonight’s playlist:

Family Gotown – Turtle
Hybrid Kid – Fallout
No Suits In Miami – Buffy
Sleater-Kinney – High In The Grass
Snuts – Don’t Forget It (Punk)
Moving Stills – Downlow
Fightmilk – The Absolute State Of Me
Sybs – Llygaid
Viji – Suck It
Phantom Atlantic – Man Like You
Walter Paul Kennedy – To Get Away
Francis of Delirium – Red
Third Lung – Hold The Line
Clash – Red Angel Dragnet
*** interview with Don Letts
Little Roy – Lithium
Jim Bob – The Summer Of No Touching
Loud Women – Reclaim These Streets
Yard of Blondes – Hummingbird
Bang Bang Machine – Planet
Feet – Peace & Quiet
Moontype – About You
Bilk – Bad News
IDestroy – G.O.D
Cheekface – “Listen to Your Heart.” “No.”
Garbage – No Gods No Masters
BAXTR – Feathers
Keeley – Last Words
Salad Undressed – Nowhere Near
Heart Throbs – She’s In A Trance
Public Service Broadcasting feat EERA – People, Let’s Dance

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