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Richard Cabut

Richard Kick and Richard North are pseudonyms for Richard Cabut
Richard Cabut

Richard Cabut wrote for the NME and music monthlies Offbeat and Siren under the pen name Richard North, and as Richard Kick for Zig Zag and Alf Martin’s national glossy Punk Lives. The latter nom de plume was derived from his 70s/80s fanzine Kick. Richard also played bass and wrote the propaganda for the punk group Brigandage (LP: Pretty Funny Thing). He went on to write for several newspapers and media organisations, including the Daily Telegraph, Artists & Illustrators Magazine, The Big Issue, The Guardian, Arts Council England, and the BBC. Richard’s fiction and poetry has appeared in various magazines and books, including The Edgier Waters (Snowbooks, 2006). He lives in London, and works as a writer and ghostwriter.

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Billy Childish: One In The Eye For The Fakes

Profile and Interview by Richard Cabut,, 2003

Richard Cabut interviews painter, poet, novelist, musician, green-tea drinker and all-round dyslexic genius Billy Childish, as a retrospective exhibition opens in London. ...

Richard Hell (2005)

Interview by Richard Cabut, Rock's Backpages Audio, 23 June 2005

The former Voidoid talks at length about his latest novel, Godlike: the provocative nature of the material; the politics of identity and political correctness, poetry. He also reflects on his '70s self; why he left music, and how his new compilation CD, Spurts: the Richard Hell Story, draws a line under his life as a musician.

File format: mp3; file size: 43.2mb, interview length: 47' 13" sound quality: ** (phoner)

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