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Eddy Grant

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Eddy Grant (1991)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1991

Eddy Grant talks about forming the Equals with school friends in Tottenham; their hits 'Baby Come Back' and 'Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys'; his heart attack, and leaving the band; contractual issues with manager Edward Kassner, and regaining his copyrights; building his own studio; dying his hair white; his solo albums, and hits 'Walking on Sunshine' and 'Living on the Front Line'; moving to Barbados and building his Blue Wave studio, and about his sporting heroes and friends.

File format: mp3; file size: 131.5mb, interview length: 2h 17' 01" sound quality: *****

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Equals Bring Back "Happy" Music

Interview by Alan Walsh, Melody Maker, 3 May 1969

THE INHABITANTS of the MM's Fleet Street HQ are pretty used by now to witnessing the more bizarre manifestations of Britain's pop scene. ...

Eddy Grant: Living On The Ice Block

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, 7 July 1979

How far can a black musician control his own destiny in white society? Surprise, surprise, not all the way, says the man in the front ...

Eddy Grant: The Venue, London

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, 9 February 1980

EDDY EARNED his slot in my Militant Section by delivering this rap onstage: "As a black artist here in England I've seen it rough, and ...

Eddy Grant: Dread At The Controls

Interview by Deanne Pearson, Smash Hits, 8 January 1981

Deanne Pearson visits Ice Records and talks to The Boss (Eddy Grant), The Leading Artist (Eddy Grant), The Band (Eddy Grant), The Chief Engineer (Eddy ...

Eddy Grant: Killer On The Rampage

Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 13 November 1982

HE'S A very admirable figure, is Eddy Grant; he's got the whole business sussed, sewn up, he really has. Each year he releases a few ...

Eddy Grant: A Reggae Popster Makes His Own Breaks

Interview by Carol Cooper, Musician, June 1983

REMEMBER D.I.Y.? Remember all those fierce and earnest punk rockers who vowed to bypass the corporate monopoly and conquer the rapidly devolving Western world? It ...

Eddy Grant Does It California Style

Interview by RJ Smith, Creem, January 1984

I JUST GOT my current issue of Processed World ("The magazine with the bad attitude"), and it's a winner. Written by and for the shitheels ...

Eddy Grant: I Did It My Way

Interview by Deanne Pearson, No. 1, 2 June 1984

Eddy Grant is an independent pop star, if ever there was one. A self-made man, he has risen from humble beginnings in North London to ...

Eddy Come Back: Eddy Grant and the Equals

Book Excerpt by Lloyd Bradley, Serpent's Tail Books, August 2013

AS THE 1970S progressed, the keys to the buoyant Afro- funk recording industry were two of black London's biggest music-business movers-and-shakers, Eddy Grant and Aki ...

Lloyd Bradley: Sounds Like London

Book Review by Greg Wilson,, 9 October 2013

JUST FINISHED a captivating and, to my mind, long-overdue book, which covers the history of black music in the capital spanning (almost) 100 years, the ...

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