EP.207 - BILLY BRAGG

Adam talks with English musician Billy Bragg about the time they met in Glastonbury when Billy was keeping some unexpected company, why manners matter on social media, the challenge of being a progressive patriot, what posters Billy had on his wall as a boy, Dial-A-Disc and other ways we listened to music in the olden days, why Neil Young and Stanley Kubrick made their way to Barking, the fondness that Billy and I share for a certain brand of pudding, how Billy's approach to politics has evolved over the years, the fascinating place that Skiffle holds in music history and close encounters with Bob Dylan and David Bowie.

CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE

This conversation was recorded face to face in London on August 1st, 2023

Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and conversation editing.

Podcast artwork by Helen Green

RELATED LINKS

BILLY BRAGG WEBSITE

ADAM AND JOE INTERVIEW BILLY BRAGG AT GLASTONBURY - 2000 (YOUTUBE)

BILLY BRAGG'S SKIFFLE PLAYLIST (SPOTIFY)

JIMMY PAGE (AGED 13) & BAND - 'MAMA DON'T WANT TO SKIFFLE ANYMORE', 'COTTONFIELDS' - 1957 (YOUTUBE)

BILLY BRAGG - TANK PARK SALUTE (LIVE IN MILWAUKEE) - 2010 (YOUTUBE)

MAVIS NICHOLSON INTERVIEW WITH BILLY BRAGG - 1986 (YOUTUBE)

BILLY BRAGG - FULL ENGLISH BREXIT (LIVE PERFORMANCE) - 2017 (YOUTUBE)

NEIL YOUNG - HARVEST TIME (CLIP) - (YOUTUBE)

DELANEY AND BONNIE - GROUPIE (SUPERSTAR) - 1972 (YOUTUBE)


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