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last show on Radio 1 tonite sad times :(
The man's a hero.
his weekly unsigned demos were always really shit bands. i read something he wrote about nirvana once, but meh, this dude didnt have that much of a good ear for good bands
always had time for the kids coming up and hassling him at gigs, me included back in the day. his book is a properly brilliant read. he walked out of NME in the 1990s because he refused to work under the new editor. hats off!
I actually tried to re-buy it (was my brother's copy I had read back in the day) and it's out of print therefore super-expensivo on Amazon.
I have a lot to thank Lamacq for from all the time I spent listening to the evening session back in the day.
I remember reading it when I was first getting into music. I may have to have a look in the loft for it...
I was a big fan of the Evening Session around the same time. I used to record it and listen to it on my paper-round in the morning. Got me into loads of good stuff...
i find myself strangely detached, even totally unemotional about this fact. perhaps it's because every living DJ left on radio 1 is a load of trash.
i'm going to be sick now. just drank a pint of cold chocolate milk with ice cubes.
he always used to be at oportos watching mid-90s teenage indie punk bands... he might have put the night on come to think of it. good nights... but never had a lot of time for him as a dj.
Lamacq may not have been the John Peel of the 90s generation but he did manage to carve out a position where he could champion a lot of pretty fcking awsum bands on a publicly funded, national radio podium. We could look at John Kennedy or Resonance now and yes, if you're able to search for something you will find it, but the act of INTRODUCING new music to completely open ears has gone. National radio can't afford to try and do that anymore.
And YES, to my generation THAT Melody Maker CD was important, even if maybe it doesn't stand up today... http://www.last.fm/music/Various+Artists/Melody+Maker:+Steve+Lamacq%27s+Bootleg+Session,+Volume+3
when i was first getting into music in a big way. I also used to tape it and listen to it on my walkman on the way to school/college and on while doing my paper-round. Good times!
The evening session was ace.
I'm pretty sure the only reason I finished my A' levels was because I had that show to listen to while I was doing my work.
Didn't know he had a book, will keep my eyes open for it
on there was one of the first UK indie songs I heard and loved
bye bye steve