1985 Nick Kent Interview

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steve ®

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Post 09-Mar-2007 19:19

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Nick Kent Interview 1985
Paul knew Nick Kent from a while before we teamed up. In fact it was Paul who turned Nick onto the Smiths in early 84, by giving him some bootlegs. In 1985 Nick was hired to do a piece for the Face. During his meeting with the Smiths, he mentioned our Bootlegs and Johnny expressed an interest in getting some Byrds stuff. This basically gave us an opportunity to meet johnny, and resulted in us being on the guest list for subseqeunt tours. After the Meat is murder tour had finihsed, there wasn't much Smiths activity over the Summer in England. But sometime in June Paul turned up with this tape, which Nick had lent to him, of an interview he'd done with Johnny and Morrissey. I remeber listening to it as I duplicated cassettes up for our stall at Glastonbury that year.
I'd guess the interview took place before the Meat Is Murder tour took place. It's just Nick, Johnny and Morrissey sitting around having tea and discussing the Smiths and their Music. Both Smiths are very relaxed and the talk is much broader that other interviews of the time. Nick is obviously a big fan, and a very intelligent and knowlegeable guy about music. I think this makes the discussion much more interesting than say Radio interviews of the time, where Morrissey always sounds a bit defensive. The discussions are quite frank, and a couple of times Nick turns the tape off so one or other of the Smiths can say something they don't want on the record.
Don't know what it was recorded on, but nothing special. The recorder obvioulsy placed on a table a left. The tape has a fair amount of background noise, including the sound of the recorder itself. However, this has cleaned up reasonably well, so the 2 CDs are quite listenable. The 2nd one had much lower levels than the first, but I've tried to bring them up. I've put in track markers about every five minutes of so, although they don't match the topics below. Anyway hope you enjoy it.
Nick Talks with Morrissey and Johnny about
CD1
Photos / Press Articles / Meeting Each Other / Early Songwriting / New York Dolls / Influences / Suffer Little Children / Punk / Early Gigs / Other Groups / Guitar Playing
CD2
John Porter / Being English / Rough Trade / Videos / Starting Out / Choosing Singles / William / Handsome Devil / Top Of The Pops / Rock'n'Roll / Songwriting / Backlashes


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Post 09-Mar-2007 19:37 (after 18 minutes)

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I love this kind of stuff, thanks!
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Post 09-Mar-2007 19:58 (after 21 minute)

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Wow! Many thanks again!
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Post 09-Mar-2007 20:25 (after 26 minutes)

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wow this looks great! i'll download once a few more people have completed :)
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Post 09-Mar-2007 20:36 (after 11 minutes)

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Surprise!
Thank you, Steve.
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Post 09-Mar-2007 20:41 (after 4 minutes)

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Wow! This should be very interesting. Can't wait to give it a listen. Thanks again, Steve!
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Post 09-Mar-2007 21:50 (after 1 hour 9 minutes)

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wow this looks great! i'll download once a few more people have completed :)
Jump on there right away! All that will happen is that you'll be finished at exactly the same time as you would have been (maybe a little sooner) and you'll have helped others whilst you were at it!
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Post 09-Mar-2007 21:51 (after 46 seconds)

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And thanks as ever, Steve - didn't expect this bonus!
Any more of this sort of thing on the way?
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Post 09-Mar-2007 22:42 (after 51 minute)

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amazing! cant wait to listen to this :-)
thanks very much for this Steve!!
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Post 10-Mar-2007 06:55 (after 8 hours)

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Phuck yeah... phantastic, Steve!!
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Post 10-Mar-2007 09:49 (after 2 hours 54 minutes)

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Steve - once again much appreciated.
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Post 11-Mar-2007 02:51 (after 17 hours)

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looking forward to listening to this - thanks Steve!
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Post 11-Mar-2007 10:25 (after 7 hours)

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Thanks for sharing, Steve !
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Post 12-Mar-2007 18:51 (after 1 day 8 hours)

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Many thanks for this little gem, maybe soon the Round Table show from '83 will see the light of day on here featuring Morrissey and Paul Weller reviewing the latest releases.
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Post 12-Mar-2007 23:52 (after 5 hours)

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Thanks for This great upload
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