Mammoth

The Classic Rock Show w/ John McCoy

What’s it gonna take to tickle your fancy on Thursday’s show? We’ve got John McCoy joining us for starters! #ClassicRock

Hello mutants!

If you’ve been otherwise indisposed – perhaps you’re still drowning your sorrows after the Ashes whitewash – you may not have picked up on the news that John McCoy will be my studio guest this Thursday at 7pm. John is a bass player, record producer and former member of bands such as Gillan, Zzebra, Samson, Atomic Rooster, GMT and Mammoth to name but a few.

Three hours (it’ll quite probably end up being more!) of some rather splendid music will be played, of which some will be chosen by the man himself.

But it doesn’t end there; we’re opening the ‘Request-line’ again and if you’d like to be in with a chance of having something you’d like played on the radio, then there are a couple of ways of letting us know:

  1. Add a comment to this post
  2. Tweet your request @classicrockshow

The ‘Request-line’ will be open until 10pm (GMT) Monday, January 27.

Don’t forget also that we will be holding The Classic Rock Show ‘Roll Call’ during the show at 9pm (GMT). It’s your opportunity to say hello to John & I and we give you a shout-out in return. That’s as complicated as the show gets. Nothin’ fancy, just great music and a lorra, lorra laffs!

Looking forward to your company this Thursday at 7pm. Facebook event link here.

We’re both raring to go. Here’s what John has to say about it.

Cheers!

MJx

Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ClassicRockShow @ClassicRockShow
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshow
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/theclassicrockshow.co.uk

John McCoy and MJ

Mr John McCoy [ex #Gillan #Mammoth #GMT #Samson] is ‘The Classic Rock Show’ studio guest on 30th January

On Thursday 30th January, I’ll be joined in the studio by Mr John McCoy [ex Zzebra, Samson, Gillan, GMT, Mammoth].

John has been a regular contributor to the show; indeed, last year we got together to chat about his music career. You can still catch the two-part interview via our Mixcloud stream (see link below), so it’s a real treat for me to welcome him to the studio.

Amongst the usual mayhem that has become the norm over the past four years on a Thursday night, John’s tales of rock ‘n’ roll’s jolly japes will be interspersed with a healthy scattering of some choice of tunes which he has chosen to share with you.

Share this event on your Facebook Timeline and invite all fellow rockers along for this rather special show, more details of which will be announced soon.

In the meantime, make this a date in your diary that’s not to be missed….as it’s a date not to be missed!!

Thursday, 30th January at 7pm GMT…no pun intended ;-)

Cheers!

MJx

Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ClassicRockShow @ClassicRockShow
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshow
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/theclassicrockshow.co.uk
Mixcloud: www.mixcloud.com/classicrockshow

Part 2 of the John McCoy interview is now available via #mixcloud

Hello again.

Part 2, the final part of the interview with John McCoy, is now available. We ended Part 1 on the subject of Gillan’s last gig at Wembley. If you haven’t heard Part 1 yet, you can do so by clicking this link here. It’s a great listen – it’s full of rock n roll history.

In Part 2, I began by asking John how this and previous experiences have come to shape his approach to the work he does in the studio when producing bands. The hugely popular Serbian band Riblja Čorba reached #1 with a John McCoy produced album, and John talks about the challenges working with non-English speaking musicians. He also talks about his association with Angel Air Records www.angelair.co.uk

It all makes, I hope, for an entertaining listen into the life of one of Britain’s most talented and recognisable musicians / record producers.

You can listen to Part 2 here.

MJ

John McCoy

Here’s ‘Part 1′ of the John McCoy interview

Hi there

I’ve been afforded some fabulous opportunities over the years, meeting members of bands that I grew up with, chatting to them about their lives ‘back in the day’ and what they’re up to nowadays. This was one of those opportunities which I’ll treasure forever.

John McCoy is a bass player, record producer and former member of bands such as Zzebra, Samson, Gillan, Mammoth and GMT to name but a few.

I met up with John McCoy recently over a pint of ale. Here’s ‘Part 1′ of the interview with John I recorded in a quiet little pub in Norfolk. John speaks of learning his trade with a variety of instruments through to his time with bands such as Zzebra, Samson and with Gillan, a hugely popular band which came to prominence during the NWOBHM era. He delivers an appraisal of his time with the band, the highs and the lows, describing just what it was like being at the centre of a band, leading up towards it’s untimely and rather abrupt end.

I hope you’ll find this an enjoyable listen.
MJ

Link: John McCoy interview (Part 1)

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshow
Website: www.TheClassicRockShow.co.uk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ClassicRockShow
Mixcloud: www.mixcloud.com/ClassicRockShow

John McCoy