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Malcolm's Interview

Arnie 09 Jul 02 - 04:22 PM
Oaklet 09 Jul 02 - 04:29 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 09 Jul 02 - 07:24 PM
Arnie 10 Jul 02 - 03:39 PM
Les from Hull 10 Jul 02 - 05:11 PM
Skipper Jack 11 Jul 02 - 04:48 PM
GUEST 26 Jul 10 - 12:27 PM
the Folk Police 26 Jul 10 - 12:55 PM
GUEST,guest - Jim Younger 26 Jul 10 - 01:14 PM
Noreen 26 Jul 10 - 04:14 PM
GUEST,Tomcat 21 Jun 11 - 07:04 AM
GUEST,Simon Jones fRoots. 01 Feb 13 - 03:51 PM
BrendanB 01 Feb 13 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,Clark Killick 11 Jul 17 - 06:50 PM
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Subject: Malcolm's Interview
From: Arnie
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 04:22 PM

Whatever happened to the group Malcolm's Interview?? I know they had a strong following in the Hull area in the 80's - I just liked the name.I was reminded of them today when I listened to a tape of an 80's folk radio show (Some Folk - Mike Saunderson , Reading Radio - that was a great programme). Are they still around giving it their usual welly?? Hull Mudcatters may know a bit about them?


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: Oaklet
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 04:29 PM

Sorry Arnie, I'd help if I could but Hull is over 8 miles across the Humber from here. Good luck. If John in Hull has anything to add, please remember that you are not alone. Whatdya say John in Hull?


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 07:24 PM

hello Akley, I dont no nothing about it, Maybbe Les (from Hull ) will no somerting aboot it.john


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: Arnie
Date: 10 Jul 02 - 03:39 PM

Well if john from Hull don't know anything about this Hull-based band then they obviously weren't as big around Hull in the 80's as Mike Saunderson suggested! Ah well, they will now sink into oblivion until I listen to the tape again one day and think 'What a great name - wonder what happened to Malcolm's Interview!!'


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: Les from Hull
Date: 10 Jul 02 - 05:11 PM

Sorry, can't help. I remember the name, that's about all. Can you tell us any more - who was in the band, what sort of stuff they did? By the way, in the 80s John would only have been knee-high to a hamster.


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 11 Jul 02 - 04:48 PM

I used to be a Folk music presenter on local radio and as a consequence I received a stack of recordings. In there somewhere I saw the name Malcolm's Interview. I think it was on a compilation album

There again I may be wrong!

But shall delve deeper and see if I can come up with something!


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 12:27 PM

In 1989 Malcolm's Interview changed record labels and their name to God's Little Monkeys and released 2 records with Cooking Vinyl. They toured extensively between 1989 and 1991 and were very popular with live audiences but only had modest record sales. They ceased to be a full-time band in 1991 after Dave Wall and Dave Allan left, doing some occasional gigs. The two albums were "New Maps Of Hell" and "Lip". Both were released on CD.


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: the Folk Police
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 12:55 PM

And as Malcolm's Interview they released an album called Breakfast in Bedlam. Not heard it in years though.


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: GUEST,guest - Jim Younger
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 01:14 PM

Martin Appleby of Malcolm's Interview works as a producer/engineer at the BBC and was involved with a prestigious project on Appalachian music a wee while back. He plays excellent bass and is much in demand for dances and producing duties outside his day/night job . He has recently taken up the 5-string banjo.

A good egg.

I asked him ages ago about the origin of the name Malcolm's Interview - he said it was taken from a TV commercial.


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: Noreen
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 04:14 PM

...for Vick's Sinex nasal spray?
'Course you can, Malcolm!
:)


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: GUEST,Tomcat
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 07:04 AM

Who is the keyboard player in that video?


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: GUEST,Simon Jones fRoots.
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 03:51 PM

Malcolm's Interview - now they were a band! They came from York and around 1982/1983 kicked up a lot of dust on the folk scene. In fact they never were folk in the accepted sense but they took trad songs and sources and tried to make them fit with comtemporary rock. I wrote about them endlessly and shared many a weary mile on the road and many a late night curry with them.
They were a splendid crew, Martin Appleby their original instigator and bassist now works for the BBC and still keeps groove for various Home Counties dance bands, Lead guitra wunderkind Jon Townend emigarted to America and now lives in New England. His solo material is still qurkily English and wonderously catchy, check him out on You Tube. Jo Swiss, their delightful, giggly lead vocalist with whom I once whirled round a dance floor to "Relax," by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was last spotted working ina shop in Yorkshire. All of them were splendid. They made tapes, EPs, albums and then became God's Little Monkeys after " Breakfast In Bedlam," was cut for an offshoot of the Topic organisation.
I have on the shelf in front of me now a live CD, which name checks me and was a gift from Martin "Live At The Lynx 1985," probably just as he was leaving the band,as I recall. I played it the other day and was blown away by the funk, groove and sheer adventure they could conjure. Buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy of their early EP on Eggs Will Walk to hear the most harrowing, gothic version of " Cruel Mother," ever commited to record.
Malcolm's were named after a Calaban cartoon of a talking plant and it's owner if memory serves. They were a fabulous one off, I adored their music and still think they should have been stars. Once walking through Toronto on a hot and sweaty day in a long gone August, feeling over heated and just sweltering, I was revived by a poster that told me as it hung on a back lot wall that Malcom's persons were playing nearby that night as successor band to Malcolm's God's Little Monkeys were gigging that night in the city. They were still brilliant all that way from their north of England base.
What a band. Why isn't there at least a catch all double compilation out to tell their story. If they read this best to them all. They remain as bright as ever.
Simon Jones.


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: BrendanB
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 05:16 PM

My friend Malcom had an interview two weeks ago in which he was successful and which would have given hin £70,000 a year (that's about $110,000). Having given it 24 hours thought he decided against it. He wants to be happy not rich. We play together in a band. I'm really glad he made that decision. Sorry, this has nothing to do with this thead - I'll get my coat........


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Subject: RE: Malcolm's Interview
From: GUEST,Clark Killick
Date: 11 Jul 17 - 06:50 PM

"Malcolm's were named after a Calaban cartoon"

That'll be cartoonist B Kliban. Jo Swiss liked his work.


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