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Alongside a variety of great music from The Beatles, The Monkees, The Regents, The Tubes, Bowie, Roxy Music and of course The Associates, in this podcast The Saint of RETROPOPIC RADIO talks with musician Alan Rankine about his early days leading up to the first album of The Associates.
What is Alan's memory of his childhood? How did he become absorbed in music? Why did being able to play Steely Dan enable him to progress in the Edinburgh music scene? What lead to him meeting Billy McKenzie? Known as 'Billy' why did he always cal him 'Bill'? What was their band name prior to The Associates? When did the piano motif for 'Party Fears Two' get written? Why did Alan & Billy visit Roxy Music's Andy Mackay for a cup of tea in London?
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