INTERVIEW: @Magnumonline_ Magnum’s Bob Catley talks to ‘The Classic Rock Show’

Magnum have released their 18th studio album ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ – out on SPV. In my humble opinion, it’s their best album since ‘Wings Of Heaven’. Tony Clarkin continues to be a driven artist; constantly writing, creating stories and soundscapes that draw you in and hold your attention until the very last note has been played. 

Magnum are one of those bands you just know before you see them ‘live’ that you’re going to get a good show. It’s evident from Magnum’s latest offering that they’ve hit on a rich vein of creativity and, given what I saw on stage the other night at The Waterfront in Norwich, the band are all clearly enjoying every minute of it. I’m of the opinion they’ve not been in better shape as a collective force – sounding better than ever.

bobSome hours before they took to the stage, I caught up with a very upbeat and enthusiastic Bob Catley and we soon got talking about the writing of ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’, the great reception the new album’s getting both from fans and critics, their setlist, band members, album artwork (once again provided by the amazing artist Rodney Matthews) and the current UK tour.

 

Bob gave us a great insight into the band that is Magnum – a quintessentially British rock band that has and continues to create some of the most memorable songs ever written and produced. A band whose music is enjoyed by generations of die-hard rock fans the world over.

Listen to the interview with Bob Catley here – do excuse the drone of the tour bus aircon:

Thanks for listening.

Keep up to date with all things Magnum through their official media streams:- Facebook page, Twitter and official website.

Get ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ now. I can’t recommend it enough.  It’s a belter of an album!

MJ

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The Classic Rock Show ‘Request-line is now OPEN!!

Hello again!

Open until 10pm Monday, 28th April, The Classic Rock Show ‘Request-line’ is now ready to take all your dedications and requests for Thursday’s show. You certainly know your stuff when it comes to quality tuneage, so let’s ‘ave it!

The Facebook Event link is here. Put a note in your diary – ‘The Classic Rock Show’ Thursday, 1st May – 7pm (UK time) / 1pm EST.

Cheers!

MJx

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LISTEN AGAIN: The 1976 and 1977 Special is up on #Mixcloud

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback we received during and after the show. Great stuff. So glad you enjoyed it.

The Classic Rock Show ‘Special’ – The Seventies – Part 4 of 5 “1976 & 1977” proved to be a bit of a hit, so we’ve put the show up on Mixcloud for you.

Here’s the playlist.

The Classic Rock Show playlist April 24th 2014

Thanks for listening.

MJx

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Tonight’s ‘Seventies Special’ from 7pm (UK time) / 1pm EST features music from ’76 and ’77

Hello there!

Here’s a heads-up on what we’ve got for you on the show tonight:-

Choice cuts from 1976 include the likes of Led Zeppelin, Boston, The Eagles, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Heart, Foghat, Electric Light Orchestra, Jethro Tull, Bad Company, Genesis, Peter Frampton, Blue Oyster Cult.

The second part of the show takes us through the year 1977. Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Hawkwind, Peter Gabriel, Ram Jam, Uriah Heep, Foreigner, Rush, Cheap Trick, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Pat Travers, Yes are just some of what’s in store.

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All this, plus a few newsworthy stories from back then, from 7pm (UK time) / 1pm EST. Just click on the ‘Listen link’ on our website.

 

Looking forward to it.

MJx

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@TTM_Tweets Phil Campbell talks about Glasgow 2014, singles, new songs, tours and tour buses

We caught up with singer Phil Campbell of The Temperance Movement on the eve of their UK Tour. Phil was in fine form and didn’t shy away from sharing his opinion on matters which have been subject of much controversy over the past few weeks.

Our chat began by talking about living in his hometown, the city of Glasgow, and something which has touched the hearts of all Glaswegian’s recently. The impact hosting this years 20th Commonwealth Games is having on the city’s landscape and Phil expresses what most have felt about the future demolition of the Red Road flats.

Not only do The Temperance Movement kick-off their UK Tour today [21st April 2014], but they also release a new single ‘Take It Back’.

The decision to release the single is discussed as well as the Picture Disc release on vinyl of two Brit Pop tracks recorded at Abbey Road Studios in February – part of Record Store Day celebrations at the weekend.

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The Temperance Movement have just completed a tour of mainland Europe and the feeling you get from listening to Phil is that they are very much looking forward to getting back in front of UK fans once again. 2013 was a big year for the group and by all accounts they are ready to push on in 2014; solidify their fanbase and treat new fans to their own brand of gutsy, no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll.

It sounds as though we’ll be treated to a few new songs on this tour. Make sure you get out and see one of the most talked about UK rock bands in recent years.

Here’s the interview, which includes Phil’s take on the reliability of last year’s tour transportation. Enjoy.

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Thanks for listening.

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It’s all about #ClassicRock from 1976 and 1977 on this Thursday’s show.

‘The Classic Rock Show’ is back with another ‘Special’ featuring music from the Seventies. 

We kicked off this series of shows with the years 1970 and 1971 – you can listen to Part 1 here >>> http://ow.ly/nn3Ng

Part 2 covered the years 1972 and 1973 – you can listen to Part 2 here >>> http://ow.ly/oEVph.

Part 3 was music from ’74 and ’75 >>> http://ow.ly/vWCta

Part 4 will take you back to the years 1976 & 1977, when hurricanes, cyclones, earthquakes and droughts were an ever present in the news, along with all the political goings on; Fidel Castro, Maria Peron, James Callaghan, Jimmy Carter.

Amongst all of that, we’ll be playing some of the very best rock music from those years. Here’s the Facebook event link >>> http://ow.ly/vYPHL

The Classic Rock Show ‘Special’ – The Seventies – Part 4 of 5 “1976 & 1977” – Be sure to tune in for three hours of the very best music on Thursday, April 24th from 7pm (UK time) www.theclassicrockshow.co.uk

MJx

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PLAYLIST: Here’s last Thursday’s list of tuneage.

Here’s last Thursday’s list of tuneage. Thanks again for tuning in.

The Classic Rock Show playlist April 17th 2014

MJx

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