Monday, 4 June 2018

When Bucketfull interviewed Gwenno (and put her on the cover)


Listening to her fascinating Freak Zone Playlist (no longer available sadly) the other week I was reminded that back in 2006 we’d interviewed Gwenno and put her then-band The Pipettes on the cover.

That was in Bob#70 and looking back the whole issue strikes me as a rather good issue.For one thing there’s a piece on The Eighteenth Day Of May – a chat with Ben, Karl and Richard – when they were still a going concern. It’s sad to think it’s over a decade since they split, but since between them they’ve birthed The Left Outsides, The Hanging Stars, Lake Ruth, Trimdon Grange Explosion, and The See See (and who have I forgotten?) our regret must be a little tempered.

There’s also interviews with John Doe, Howe Gelb, Jason McNiff, Ian North of Milk’N’Cookies, Scott Morgan of Sonic’s Rendezvous Band. Alan Tyler and Jeremy Gluck provide recollections of Nikki Sudden, and there’s a photograph of Robin Wills.

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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Issue #50 - The Anniversary CD Compilation




Twenty years ago we’d been running Bucketfull for about two years, and by then – between August 1996 and December 1997 - had published four issues without too many hiccups. OK we (or more precisely Terry) had been taken to court by a scumbag, and there were the weird and often inexplicable typos which mortify to this day, but we were solvent. We’d also got shot of all the subscribers we’d inherited from Jon Storey and now had our own growing list.

We were hitting #50 and thus far hadn’t cover-mounted anything. It wasn’t a good time for 7” singles; the nearest pressing plant that anyone knew of was in the Czech Republic; so we thought we’d do a CD compilation instead. We made a wish-list and started working through it, and surprisingly we kept on hitting pay-dirt.

Both Joss and I really wanted to get a Dan Penn track, so I got hold of his address and just wrote him a letter, which you still did in those days, and back came a DAT and a cassette, as you still got in those days, of ‘Jewel Of My Heart’ along with a friendly handwritten reply which I still have to this day. The track was an, possibly the sole, out-take from his Do Right Man album, and is, and remains, utterly wonderful.

We also got a track from Jim Dickinson, 'Too Late'; a song co-written with Ry Cooder and John Hiatt, and recorded with his sons Luther and Cody. Joss had interviewed Jim and so this coincided nicely. We put Jim on the cover; I’d found a nice picture of him in a Dylan magazine but nobody could trace the origin. I ended up phoning up Jim to ask him about it and had a long and wide-ranging conversation – he told me a lot of stories – eventually being advised “just use it, the magazine went bust”. So we did and he’s unmistakable on that golden cover.

So that was two tracks, and there were another seventeen from folk like Dwight Twilley who gave us ‘It’s Hard To Be A Rebel’, Matthew Sweet with ‘Bold Moves’, and Sparklehorse’s Blake-via The Fugs setting of ‘London’, Bill Lloyd, The Barracudas, You Am I, and Darryl-Ann.

Listening again now I’m astonished at the quality and just how well we sequenced it. It sounds still so fresh and life-affirming even as time has made it poignant. Both Jim and Mark Linkous went some years back, and the loss of Tommy Keene last autumn so soon after touring with Matthew Sweet still stings.

We did very well with it and sold out the first print-run. A second smaller print-run used up the rest of the CD pressing. They soon went and that was that. I’d see it now and then on eBay usually going for between fifteen and twenty-five quid. For a long time all I had a handful of copies in poor condition, but a few years ago someone – I think closing a record store – offered me a box of old mags and when I got to look at it there was a small quantity of #50s in very good condition.

I thought they’d all gone but the other day, digging around at home (as some of you will know I have time on my hands currently) I turned a few copies up. Rather than stick them up on eBay I’m offering them for sale here, now.



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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Bucketfull Of Brains #83 now available : Order here


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BoB #83 The Replacements

Monday, 14 April 2014

Bucketfull Of Brains #83 now available: Order here



Bucketfull Of Brains #83 is now available. The new issue can now be ordered by mail-order and there’s a PayPal button with a drop-down menu below. Please ensure that you pick the correct price for your territory. If you're in London you can pick up a copy in Sister Ray.

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BoB #83 The Replacements

Friday, 4 April 2014

Bucketfull Of Brains #82 now available: Order here


Bucketfull Of Brains #82 is now available. The new issue can now be ordered by mail-order and there’s a PayPal button with a drop-down menu below. Please ensure that you pick the correct price for your territory. If you're in London you can pick up a copy in Sister Ray.

 The new magazine was as ever put together by Terry Hermon with editorial input from Nick West; many of our usual contributors are present and correct; Mick Dillingham, Phil Suggitt, Charles Pitter, Martin Dowsing, Simon Wright, Jud Cost, David Bash, Dennis Dalcin, Kevin Mathews, David M Snyder and Jeremy Gluck. We welcome Ieuan Franklin. Plus we welcome back Gurbir Dhillon.

There’s something of a UK home counties focus to this issue as we feature DANNY AND THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD, THE SNAKES, THE DREAMING SPIRES, THE EPSTEIN, and the Hastings-born exile WESLEY STACE. There’s also a clear Swedish tendency as BENJAMIN FOLKE THOMAS is interviewed, and there’s an account of Stockholm’s THE PLASTIC PALS recent New York jaunt.

Mick Dillingham looks at the splendid FRUITS DE MER label and talks to co-founder Keith Jones along with Greg Curvey of THE LUCK OF EDEN HALL and Nathan Hall of SOFT HEARTED SCIENTISTS. Plus Dennis’ Garage, various bits and pieces on THE TRONICS, SPRING RECORDS and more.

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Friday, 23 August 2013

Bucketfull Of Brains #81 now available - order here



Bucketfull Of Brains #81 has just published. The new issue can now be purchased by mailorder and there’s a PayPal button below. Please ensure that you pick the correct price for your territory.



The new magazine was as ever put together by Terry Hermon with some editorial input from Nick West; many of our usual contributors are present and correct; Mick Dillingham, Phil Suggitt. Jud Cost, David Bash, Dennis Dalcin, Kevin Mathews and David M Snyder. Simon Wright returns to talk to THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES on the night of their Scala show last month, and our old pal Dave Western took some excellent photos in the fading light of a gloomy day. Martin Dowsing provides a tranche of reviews, and we welcome new contributors in John Kieffer, Jane Parsons and Charles Pitter. 

Artists featured include M.WARD, FAMILY, GREG ROBERSON, IAIN MATTHEWS, DREAM SYNDICATE, BEAULIEU PORCH, THE LUCK OF EDEN HALL, M. G. BOULTER, JOHN PARISH, ERIC VOEKS and ELLIOTT MURPHY.

 Plus Dennis’ Garage and bits (and we mean bits) on SHAGRAT RECORDS, THE REPLACEMENTS, THE SEE SEE, and  other stuff probably.

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Monday, 22 October 2012

Bucketfull Of Brains # 80 now available


Bucketfull Of Brains #80 has just published. The new issue can now be purchased by mailorder and there’s a PayPal button below. Please ensure that you pick the correct price for your territory.

The new magazine was mainly put together by Terry Hermon and Phil Suggitt, and many of our usual contributors are present and correct; Mick Dillingham, Jud Cost, David Bash, Dennis Dalcin, Kevin Mathews and David M Snyder. Jeremy Gluck returns with tales of THE BARRACUDAS in Japan, Paul Martin brings extensive coverage of a fabulous new survey of GLAM ROCK picture sleeves. And Oliver Suggitt brings the wind of youth into the mix in writing about THE SPECTRALS.

There’s a chat with our jangly psych buddies THE SEE SEE, a wide-ranging interview with CHRIS STAMEY about BIG STAR, THE dB’s and his latest solo project. JONATHAN SEGEL talks about his solo projects and, of course, a bit about CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN. GRACE SLICK tells the professor about Blows Against The Empire. JEFF LITMAN tells his tale. And we hear from Ramblin’ Steve all about the history and the ethos of the WHAT’S COOKIN’ club in East London.

Plus reviews and bits on SHAGRAT RECORDS, PROCOL HARUM, and other stuff probably.

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