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The Vinyl Guide

If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related. Nate is a 40+ year vinyl collector, owns some of the most highly desired titles and enjoys them thoroughly. The Vinyl Guide is his journey through the history of music to speak with the artists and technicians who made music history and get the stories behind the records.

Sep 25, 2023

Gaz Whelan of Happy Mondays shares memories of early records, recordings, Manchester, Factory Records, The Hacienda, Martin Hannett, John Cale, Paul McCartney, the upcoming Aus/NZ tour & lots more.

  • Welcome Gaz to the show
  • Touring after Paul Ryder passed away
  • The Paul Ryder Tapes Podcast
  • Picking up drums after watching the Beatles on TV
  • Paul McCartney commenting on Happy Mondays
  • Sex Pistols and 1st wave punk in Manchester
  • Soul and Northern Soul records
  • Talking to Noel Gallagher about the “Get Back” Television series
  • Earlier Manchester bands – Joy Division, The Smiths, etc
  • Forming Happy Mondays, early band names
  • Getting the attention of Factory Records
  • Memories of The Hacienda – FAC51
  • The story of the “Forty Five EP”
  • Tony Wilson testing Happy Mondays before making an album
  • "Freaky Dancing" single
  • Working with John Cale on the 1st album
  • Gaz has some original tapes from Tony Wilson
  • Making up the album title for the 1st album
  • The track “Desmond” was removed from the 1st album
  • 24 Hour Party People single creating opportunity for 2nd album
  • Bez joining the band
  • Memories of Martin Hannett as producer
  • Rumours of Happy Mondays selling pills
  • The design of Happy Mondays products and the Factory Records aesthetic
  • Northen Soul records turning up in UK
  • Does Paul have many records?
  • Did “Yes Please” bankrupt Factory Records?
  • Post Happy Mondays activity, Black Grape, etc
  • Will there ever be another Happy Mondays album?
  • Many Happy Mondays tapes were likely destroyed with the Hacienda
  • Interview wrap up

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