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Hear The Interview With Ski Patrol’s Nick Clift

Ski PatrolThe latest edition of Life Elsewhere features an exclusive interview with Nick Clift, guitarist for the short-lived but highly rated post-punk band, Ski Patrol. For over a year, Nick has painstakingly complied a long overdue collection of Ski Patrol‘s recored work. Formed in 1979 by singer Ian Lowery (later of Folk Devils and King Blank) with Peter Balmer (later of Fad Gadget) on bass and Clift on guitar, the band had risen from the ashes of two Sunderland college bands, The Wall and The Debutantes. Ski Patrol were active until 1981, creating a new vibrant angular guitar sound coupled with dub-reggae influences. The new anthology shines a fresh light on the largely under-appreciated strident, perhaps paranoid, yet poetic lyrics of the late Ian Lowery, who passed away in 2001. In the interview with Norman B, Nick Clift talks about the history of Ski Patrol, life on the road and compiling a tribute to a band-mate he had long been estranged from. It’s a revealing conversation that includes excerpts from the new Ski Patrol album, Versions of a Life .

Also in this edition of Life Elsewhere, Norman B talks with Julie Garisto,  Arts and Entertainment Editor of Creative Loafing about David Letterman‘s recent announcement that he will retire from hosting Late Night in 2015.

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Next On Life Elsewhere

LE 33 PromoOn the next edition of Life Elsewhere we discuss Life After Punk with Patrick O’Neil, self-proclaimed ex-punk, ex-roadie, ex-junkie, ex-bank robber and the author of the memoir “Hold Up”. O’Neil talks about his punk life and reads from his second book, chronicling his former career as roadie/road manager for several major punk bands during the 80′s including, Dead Kennedys, Flipper, TSOL and Subhumans. From Sheffield, UK, Adam Morris recounts his illustrious career as road manager for Killing Joke, moving on to manage The Orb, launching his own record label and lecturing on musicology. The female perspective is addressed by Seattle’s Gillian Gaar, author of “She’s A Rebel” and other noted books on popular music. Plus this week’s Hit That Never Was features The Mo-dettes, selected by a listener in New York, New York.

 

Life After Punk

On the next edition of Life Elsewhere we talk with two men who grew up in the age of Punk. Patrick O’Neil, self-proclaimed ex-punk, ex-roadie, ex-junkie, ex-bank robber and the author of the memoir “Hold Up”. O’Neil talks about his Punk life and reads from his second book, chronicling his former career as roadie/road manager for several major Punk bands during the 80’s including, Dead Kennedys, Flipper, TSOL and SubhumansAdam Morris‘s illustrious career began as road manager for (the original) Killing Joke, moving on to manage The Orb, then record label owner, college lecturer and musicologist. Adam shares anecdotes entailing Motorhead, “the archetype rock ‘n’ roll band” to ripoffs, “always keep the copyright”. Plus, quickly send your Punk suggestion for this week’s Hit That Never Was,  to: normanb@lifeelsewhere.co

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