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Title: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on January 08, 2009, 05:58:40 PM
Hugh Cornwell, legendary song-writing talent and live performer, embarks on a 27 date UK tour. Hugh is joined by Caroline Campbell [bass] and Chris Bell [drums] who performed on his latest album Hooverdam.

Hugh himself says, 'I can't wait to get Hooverdam on the road now, it's been a long time coming, and it will be the first time I have ever played an album in its entirety... there'll be some old faves to follow it, of course!'

Released by Invisible Hands Music, the album is available to _download completely free_ as high quality DRM-free MP3s from www.hooverdamdownload.com. The album takes physical form as a digipak which features Hooverdam plus the DVD of Blueprint, a feature-length film that revolves around a live performance of the whole Hooverdam album, recorded at the legendary Toe Rag Studios where the album was made and interspersed with interview footage from writer and broadcaster Robert Elms.

Dates are:

FEBRUARY
13 Runcorn The Brindley 0151 907 8360
14 Crewe The Limelight 01270 251 929
18 Buxton Opera House 0845 127 2190
19 York The Duchess 0870 264 3333
20 Manchester Academy 0161 832 1111
25 Bedford Corn Exchange 01234 269 519
26 Derby Assembly Rooms 01332 255 800
28 Yeovil Orange Box 01935 425 503

MARCH
5 Durham Gala Theatre 01913 324 041
6 Glasgow Classic Grand 0141 847 0820
7 Aberdeen Lemon Tree 01224 641 122
9 & 10 St Andrews Inn At Lathones 01334 840 494 [Solo Performance]
11 Dunfermline Carnegie Hall 01592 583 302
12 Sheffield Leadmill 0114 221 2828
13 Wolverhampton The Robin 01902 401 211
14 Leeds Brudenell 08713 100 000
15 Kings Lynn Arts Centre 01553 764 864
18 Southampton The Brook 02380 555 366
19 Bath Komedia 0845 293 8480
20 Poole Mr Kyps 01202 748 945
21 Newport Riverfront 01633 656 679
22 Exeter Corn Exchange 01392 665 866
25 Brighton Concorde 2 01273 697 888
26 London Islington Academy 08444 772 000
27 Dublin Academy 08702 434 455
28 Belfast Spring & Airbrake 08702 434 455

As the original singer, guitarist and main songwriter with The Stranglers, he enjoyed massive UK and European success in the 17 year period that he was in the band. Hooverdam shows that his songwriting, performance, vitality and vigour remain undimmed. 
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell announces UK tour
Post by: Uli on January 09, 2009, 09:08:20 AM
Typical problem: no German dates...  ::)

Thanks for reminding me the download for this album is still available, I should do that soon.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell announces UK tour
Post by: Fred21 on January 09, 2009, 09:54:03 AM
Yeah, its a good listen Uli.

To be fair, he does call it a UK tour - besides, you've got TV and Vom at the moment!
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell announces UK tour
Post by: Uli on January 09, 2009, 03:31:28 PM
I know, I know... Was just an "echo" of typical comments when TV announces a German tour.  ;)
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell announces UK tour
Post by: Fred21 on September 20, 2009, 01:46:39 PM
I see that Hugh is playing some dates in the UK on November at which his band will play all of his latest "Hooverdam" album and then all of the first Stranglers album. I must get a ticket:

http://www.hooverdamdownload.com/hughcornwelltour.php?lang=en-GB
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell announces UK tour
Post by: Fred21 on September 20, 2009, 01:47:32 PM
Don't forget, you can download Hugh's latest album for free from the above website if you haven't done so already.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell announces UK tour
Post by: Fred21 on September 20, 2009, 04:34:22 PM
German dates next month Uli!
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell announces UK tour
Post by: Uli on September 21, 2009, 08:03:41 AM
Cool, thanks for the news, must look out for the dates, hopefully not too far away...  ::)

Well, these are the dates:

Tue 6th Oct FRANKFURT Nachtleben Kurt Schumacher Straße 45

Wed 7th Oct KÖLN  Luxor Luxemburger Straße 40B
 
Thu 8th Oct HAMBURG Grunspan Große Freiheit 58
 
Fri 9th Oct BERLIN Quasimodo Kantstr. 12a
 

Unfortunately all quite far away.  :(
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell announces UK tour
Post by: Fred21 on October 20, 2009, 02:18:46 PM
"Hugh is now live on Viva Radio! Blog post and interview available to read and listen online.

- The World Cafe will be broadcasting the Hugh Cornwell session on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009.

For more information please visit:-

www.hughcornwell.com"

Here are the useful links - not had a chance to listen yet though...

http://www.hooverdamdownload.com/hughcornwellnews.php?lang=en-GB

http://blog.viva-radio.com/Post.aspx?p=807

http://www.viva-radio.com/index.php?contributor=118
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on December 02, 2009, 05:34:32 PM
Due to public demand - New 2010 Hooverdam / Rattus dates announced!

7th MAY - ABERDEEN, Lemon Tree
8th MAY - EDINBURGH, Liquid Rooms
14th MAY - GLOUCESTER, Guild Hall
15th MAY - PRESTON, 53 Degrees
21st MAY - NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
22nd MAY - BRIGHTON, Komedia
28th MAY - LEEDS, Cockpit
29th MAY - BILSTON, The Robin

For more information please visit:- http://www.hughcornwell.com
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on March 01, 2011, 05:43:04 PM
http://www.music-news.com/showreview.asp?H=Hugh-Cornwell-interview&nReviewID=6807

Guess who's got a novel coming out?
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Nick on March 02, 2011, 12:28:55 PM
Sorry I missed the Hooverdam tour, I really like the album.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on March 02, 2011, 12:43:50 PM
It was really great - as was Rattus in its full glory.

Sorry to rub it in, but that's what you get for frightening people!!!
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Nick on March 02, 2011, 01:33:08 PM
Ha Karma I guess :)
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on March 02, 2011, 01:40:17 PM
That's the spirit!
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: GJ on March 03, 2011, 08:22:53 PM
Hugh's playing at The Sage in Gateshead soon. Tickets are £20 BUT if you'd like the pleasure of meeting the miserable cu.. er I mean punk legend tickets are £50!
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on March 05, 2011, 04:21:17 PM
I think you caught him at a bad time GJ - when I met him at his last Nottingham gig he was very friendly.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: GJ on March 25, 2011, 09:10:26 PM
- when I met him at his last Nottingham gig he was very friendly.
I hope he's friendly to the mugs who pay an extra £30! What a tosser.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Nick on April 06, 2011, 11:26:44 AM
I am off to see Mr Cornwell at South Parade Pier this evening. It will be interesting to see how the Stranglers songs come over.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Rockula on April 06, 2011, 01:08:31 PM
I am off to see Mr Cornwell at South Parade Pier this evening. It will be interesting to see how the Stranglers songs come over.

Especially the one's originally sung by J.J.
 I hear he does some of them now. He wrote 'em so I guess he has every right but it'll be strange to hear.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on April 06, 2011, 01:45:32 PM
Yeah, but his bass player sings the JJ ones.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Nick on April 06, 2011, 02:15:57 PM
Apparently he will be doing The Raven which is a JJ vocal originally, but I think the rest are ones that Hugh sang on anyway.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on April 06, 2011, 02:41:46 PM
Interesting...

Report please Nick.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Nick on April 07, 2011, 10:38:39 AM
The tour was advertised as being in two halves. The first half was to be his album Guilty in its entirety & the second would be Stranglers classics Toiler on the Sea, The Raven, Down in the Sewer, School mam, Walk on By & I Feel Like a Wog. Also there was going to be an encore of a further five songs of faves voted by fans on Hugh's website.
I have not heard Guilty & on this show I must say that I am not that interested in hearing it again. Nothing special in my opinion, especially as I really like Hooverdam. The fans were a bit quiet as well.
The second half was much better. The band are only a three piece but they really did those songs justice. Hugh's guitar playing was top notch. Vocals on The Raven were by the bass player as Fred pointed out. Down in the Sewer was omitted & replaced with Bear Cage.
So to the encore of Five faves. Oh, it's only three. Apparently a few people voted for one of the Guilty songs which was performed anyway (who would be stupid enough to do that?) & the other one was Bear Cage which Hugh had craftily put into the main set instead of Sewer. So we get Midnight Summer Dream followed by a song I don't know & then Peaches. So all in all worth attending for the second half which I really enjoyed.
In between the two sets we had Brazillian duo The Brothers of Brazil. A smooth be-quiffed, smart suited samba guitarist & a spikey-haired punky drummer. They played a mix of bossa-nova cum punk they have named Punkanova, and very good they were as well. I enjoyed them so much I purchased a t-shirt & CD. I can recommend them to anyone. A good evening.
http://www.myspace.com/brothersofbrazil
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on April 07, 2011, 11:10:36 AM
Cool, thanks for the nice review. I think I had "Guilty" on an old tape, but haven't listened for ages. I downloaded "Hooverdam" too and it was okay but I haven't listened very often.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on April 07, 2011, 01:29:07 PM
Cheers Nick - what a strange way to deal with the 5 requests! If you advertise that those five will be encores, then encores they should be.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Nick on April 07, 2011, 01:31:28 PM
I agree Fred. He was 20 mins late on stage so I think he was trying to save time.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on April 07, 2011, 02:53:54 PM
Hmmm... Perhaps GJ has a point then!
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on February 10, 2012, 01:04:43 PM
New tour dates incl. Germany in late April (just after his former band tour here... why all at once?)!
http://www.hughcornwell.com/hughcornwelltour.php?lang=en-GB
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on April 13, 2012, 10:25:42 AM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Hugh-Cornwell-to-play-No-More-Heroes-album-on-UK-tour&nItemID=50770
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on May 20, 2014, 03:55:52 PM
Ahhh! Reunited at last:

Hugh Cornwell has announced a UK tour with Hazel O'Connor for November/December 2014. Hugh and Hazel will perform separate electric sets with Hazel on stage first followed by Hugh.

Tickets are on sale now - visit Hugh's website http://www.hughcornwell.com for dates and booking details.

Hugh is also headlining the Golden Fields Festival at Mount Pleasant Farm (near Tonbridge), with an acoustic performance on Friday 5th September 2014. Details and ticket links can be found on the festival website - http://www.goldenfieldsfestival.co.uk/
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on October 27, 2014, 10:04:02 PM
For the north-east TUTS:

"Hugh will be signing copies of "Arnold Drive" at The Whitby Book Store (88 Church Street, Whitby) on Saturday November 1st 2014 at 1pm."
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on December 10, 2014, 02:06:40 AM
Interview With Hugh Cornwell 2014 - Mystery Tour Radio Show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXUgw4-TCCg&app=desktop

A few surprises in here!
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: GJ on December 11, 2014, 01:29:28 PM
Interview With Hugh Cornwell 2014 - Mystery Tour Radio Show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXUgw4-TCCg&app=desktop

A few surprises in here!

What do you mean- was he polite?
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on December 11, 2014, 02:20:26 PM
Let it go Gareth - it's Xmas Bloody Xmas!

When you met him, you weren't impressed, when I met him, he was lovely - seems like an average guy to me!
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: GJ on December 11, 2014, 09:31:41 PM
I think we'll let Chris have the casting vote!
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on January 17, 2015, 03:57:45 PM
New review about Edinburgh show from Nov.:
http://www.music-news.com/showreview.asp?H=Hugh-Cornwell&nReviewID=10790
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on August 07, 2015, 11:59:18 AM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=The-Fall-And-Rise-Of-Hugh-Cornwell-album-+-tour&nItemID=91364
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Rockula on August 07, 2015, 01:10:33 PM
http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=The-Fall-And-Rise-Of-Hugh-Cornwell-album-+-tour&nItemID=91364

Hmm. Strange track list. Not what I'd call the best of his solo recordings. But I suppose everyone has different favourites.

And as I've got the original albums I guess I'll just make my own 'best of' instead.  ;)
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on August 08, 2015, 01:54:45 PM
With a couple of tracks from each album my immediate thought was more of a "taster" than a "best of".
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Rockula on August 08, 2015, 04:29:37 PM
With a couple of tracks from each album my immediate thought was more of a "taster" than a "best of".

Yes. And not even the tastiest bits. Not to my ears anyway.

I'd have had at least one track from 'Nosferatu' (1979), probably the title track and 'White Room' (although it's a cover) and maybe 'Wrong Way Round' (featuring Ian Dury). But as the album was made with Robert Williams and Cornwell doesn't consider it a solo album maybe that's why it was ignored.

Then there's the 'One In A Million' single from 1985 which sounds like it should have been on 'Feline' anyway. Maybe because it sounds to much like what The Stranglers were doing at the time is the reason it was ignored.

I'd have had 'Rough With The Smooth' (the theme from the TV series 'King & Castle) the single he did with Nigel Planer in 1986. Although Nigel's singing the main vocal thier voices are so similar I don't thing anyone would notice.

I'd have included 'Facts And Figures' from the 'When The Wind Blows' soundtrack (1987).

Then from 'Wolf' (1988) I'd definitely have included 'Another Kind Of Love' and 'Never Never' instead of 'Break Of Dawn' or 'Getting Involved'.

Then 'Sweet Sister' by CCW (featuring Hugh Cornwall, Roger Cook & Andy West in 1992).

From 'Wired' (1993) I'd have to agree with picking 'Hot Cat On A Tin Roof' but I'd have gone for 'Mr. Insignificant' and/or 'Stone Free' rather than 'First Bus To Babylon'.

From 'Guilty' (1997) I agree with 'One Burning Desire' and 'Long Dead Train'. But I'd have had 'Five Miles High' as well.

From 'Hi-Fi' (2000) I agree with 'Leave Me Alone' and 'Lay Back On Me Pal' but I'd add 'All The Colours Of The Rainbow' and 'Miss TeazyWeazy'. Both my picks are a very psychedelic.

From 'Footprints In The Desert' (2002) I'd take his version of Buffalo Springfield's 'For What It's Worth'. That's all. Not impressed with that album on the whole.

From 'Beyond Elysian Fields' (2004) I'd say 'Cadiz' and 'Under Her Spell' are good choices.

From 'Hooverdam' (2008) 'Beat Of My Heart' is good. But I've never liked 'Please Don't Put Me On A Slow Boat To Trowbridge'. I'd have 'Going To The City' and the Hendrix sounding 'Wrong Side Of The Tracks'.

And why nothing from 'Totem And Taboo' (2012). Too recent? I'd definitely include 'In The Dead Of The Night' and 'I Want One Of Those'.

And the 'bonus' track of 'Live It And Breathe It'? It's o.k. But it's been available as a pretty decent 'live' recording already. The recorded version doesn't really add much.

So, my 'Hugh Cornwell Best Of' would be...

CD 1
1. Nosferatu (with Robert Williams).
2. White Room (with Robert Williams).
3. Wrong Way Round (with Robert Williams).
4. One In A Million.
5. Rough With The Smooth (with Nigel Planer).
6 Facts And Figures.
7. Another Kind Of Love.
8. Never Never.
9. Sweet Sister (with CCW).
10. Hot Cat On A Tin Roof.
12. Mr. Insignificant.
13. Stone Free.
14. One Burning Desire.
15. Long Dead Train.

CD 2
16. Five Miles High.
17. Leave Me Alone.
18. Lay Back On Me Pal.
19. All The Colours Of The Rainbow.
20. Miss TeazyWeazy.
21. For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover).
22. Cadiz.
24. Under Her Spell.
25. Beat Of My Heart.
26. Going To The City.
27. Wrong Side Of The Tracks.
28 In The Dead Of The Night.
29. I Want One Of Those.
30. Live It And Breathe It (Bonus Track).
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on August 09, 2015, 04:12:33 PM
Bloody Hell Ken - you've given it far more thought than he did!
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on September 21, 2015, 10:03:38 AM
Thanks to mansunkid's review in his blog, I found out that Hugh is currently on tour in Europe AND he's gonna play nearby!
https://www.franzk.net/events/view/id/131339/date/1443736800

http://konzerttagebuch.blogspot.de/2015/09/hugh-cornwell-cologne-mtc-2092015.html

http://www.hughcornwell.com/hughcornwelltour.php?lang=en-GB
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on October 03, 2015, 10:21:35 AM
Finally I got to see Hugh Cornwell live and it was a very enjoyable experience!

"Franz. k" is a nice venue in Reutlingen (I've been to it a few times, it's a former French cinema and not a bad room for gigs). It's not very full for this show (I wish more people would've come), but at least it looks like an "audience" when the trio gets onstage at 8.30 to play the first set (Rise & Fall) consisting of songs from the "best of" album. I only have some of his solo albums on old tapes (a mate has many of his records, but he's away on holiday and can't see the show...), which I hadn't listened to in a long time, but I do recognise most of the songs, surprising to myself!  :)
I stand quite close to the stage, the sound is remarkably good. It's nice to see and hear Hugh play his guitar. His voice sounds like it's always sounded! His band (Caroline Campbell on bass and Chris Bell on drums, I think) is really good.
Set was something like this (only one song I didn't recognise, but with help from the setlist on stage I found it out):
One Burning Desire, Leave Me Alone, Hot Cat On A Tin Roof, Break Of Dawn, Getting Involved, Under Her Spell, Beat Of My Heart, Lay Back On Me Pal, First Bus To Babylon, Slow Boat To Trowbridge, Long Dead Train.

After a break, they perform the 2nd set (Death by Stranglers) at 9.30, I can't give a full setlist but songs included were:
Nice & Sleazy, Skin Deep, Duchess, Tank, Nuclear Device, Goodbye Toulouse, Straighten Out, Golden Brown, Always The Sun, Hangin’ Around, Get A Grip On Yourself, I Want One Of Those (from his latest album) & No More Heroes.
Got to admit they sounded pretty good and it was nice to hear them performed from the original singer & guitarist! Of course the keyboard was "missing" in some songs (especially Golden Brown & Grip), but no big problem (one guy had to mention this to Hugh afterwards, he just said "you can imagine it")... For me, it was enough that the guitar/voice on the old songs is there and Caroline plays a mean bass and the drummer performs them fine too!  :)

To my surprise, Hugh announces that he will sell cds & books, so I wait around a bit and then join the queue, it takes ages, because some people tell old stories from '78 and so on (Hugh listens with patience, mentioning "I don't remember this, I can't remember what we did last week!") and get old records signed. Finally I get to ask about the book (had indeed forgotten about this, even though it's been mentioned in this thread!) and buy it plus the "best of" cd, he gives me "Totem & Taboo" demo cd for free. He reminds me that he can sign them all, which is nice of him. (Guess I will give the demo cd to my mate, he will be pleased about such a gift! - After I listened a few times of course...)
The couple behind me get "told off" by Hugh because the girl filmed with her laptop ("I'm selling merch, why are you filming? You could at least ask me before..." etc.), but I don't mind, I get all my stuff signed, Hugh tells me it's been nice to meet me and I say bye and make my way out.  8)
In the café next door is some kind of "disco" and I hear a Violent Femmes song before I disappear into the night...
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on October 03, 2015, 08:26:17 PM
Glad you finally got to see him Uli. I also thought that he was lovely when I met him - we even had time to chat about the first "copyrighted organism" news that broke out that day. I think he enjoyed being able to talk about biology again for a change. Mind you, we also discussed our shared love of Fender Telecasters.

Unfortunately, Gareth got the same treatment as the couple behind you!
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on October 04, 2015, 05:39:37 PM
Well, I left then, so I hope the couple did buy some things and got them signed too...  :)

I just think there's certain "lines" you should not cross with him, like filming him (while he's not performing on a stage) without asking.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on October 04, 2015, 06:15:11 PM
Seems fair enough to me.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on October 05, 2015, 11:21:39 AM
2 songs from Amsterdam:
https://youtu.be/_sBqGY-Ebuw

Couldn't find much from Reutlingen, but a press review you can only read in full when you're registered...
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on January 20, 2016, 09:50:32 AM
https://www.burningshed.com/store/hughcornwell/product/466/7169/
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on July 13, 2016, 11:26:22 PM
Dr. John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell will be releasing their new album “This Time It’s Personal” on October 14th. Featuring classic tracks that Hugh and esteemed poet Dr. John Cooper Clarke grew up listening to, the album is the surprising duo’s first collaboration.

Go to http://www.hughcornwell.com/ for further details and pre-order (CD/Vinyl/download) links.

Make sure you sign-up to get all of the exclusive news on “This Time It’s Personal”, including videos, competitions & ticket info from Dr. John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell:

http://smarturl.it/JCCHCsub

Details of the album / tour etc will not come from this list - but will be on Hugh's social media (below) and the Dr. John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell mailing list at:

http://smarturl.it/JCCHCsub  - so please sign-up.

https://www.facebook.com/hughcornwellofficial/ 

https://twitter.com/hughcornwell
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on July 17, 2016, 02:42:18 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jul/15/john-cooper-clarke-new-record-this-time-its-personal-hugh-cornwell
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on July 18, 2016, 03:23:40 PM
Dates for Hugh Cornwell/JCC starting to appear:

November 2016:

Sat 26th Nov Cambridge Junction

Tuesday 29th Nov 2016 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London   

Wed 30th Nov Bristol O2 Academy
 
   
December 2016:

Thu 1st Dec Birmingham O2 Institute
 
Sat 3rd Dec Manchester O2 Ritz   

Thu 8th Dec Sheffield Leadmill
 
Fri 9th Dec Glasgow The ABC 
 
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Alan on July 19, 2016, 02:49:49 PM
Seems an odd combination....
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Rockula on July 19, 2016, 03:05:45 PM
Direct link for the only clip so far....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXviU4RhJsA
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on July 19, 2016, 07:05:30 PM
Tour presale link:

http://view.emails.sonymusicfans.com/?qs=a96e8430f3b489bdda0279ed00101192b994b0bc1c70c149a266fb8fcf7ff0e48c5d73c3cfa1c9f2e5422e6c700535bc7d093628e2bb84343e440ed2f4201bdf
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on September 02, 2016, 06:42:28 PM
http://view.emails.sonymusicfans.com/?qs=94728ed7666b0b9217c019a7dcc13919172d5df45a20574f54dfb3444d3697ca0265b0f8a42396d3cbbad89006b312338610d060c85f4d79abec97642c54dd6b
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on September 08, 2016, 04:03:51 PM
http://view.emails.sonymusicfans.com/?qs=593f4b8991630de50fe3e83ac22dd408f7e292f0d66db8fe513d0ab856b9bad87526ba0f104d4ff22824eb7a4e45d9afeb5a6221d65008370280a7b4d5685907
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on September 10, 2016, 10:55:10 AM
Hugh and JCC on the start on the second hour of Danny Baker's show today. On iPlayer soon and Download later:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07rkh2c
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on October 05, 2016, 05:10:31 PM
http://view.emails.sonymusicfans.com/?qs=3bd29a8cef17dacddd7a2d4a9534b87b702505592c3e3a5077eaa326b959a39a34023914a16e7a821ba991230b0c99f55b065a47d6981675d87c0c9b0bf66467
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on October 15, 2016, 10:53:13 AM
http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/see-john-cooper-clarke-hugh-cornwells-funereal-johnny-remember-me-video
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on December 14, 2016, 11:14:04 AM
https://www.gigwise.com/news/108736/john-cooper-clarke-hugh-cornwell-donna-cover-richie-valens
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on August 12, 2017, 01:37:41 PM
Looks like Hugh Cornwell has been busy doing "podcasts" about his "hobby", movies and film music...
This is from his FB:
Quote
Hugh's new website about the world of film and film music, MRDEMILLEFM is now live. Visit the site at http://www.mrdemillefm.com/ - with the debut of four new shows: one on Hedy Lamarr's career, one on Lee Marvin, one on Ernest Borgnine, and an interview with Sir David Puttnam.

http://mrdemillefm.com/about/

Quote
Q: SO, TELL ME ABOUT MRDEMILLEFM.
A: MRDEMILLEFM is something of a passion of mine. I've always been interested in cinema. It's a great escape from the world of music for me. A few years ago I set up SOUNDTRAXFM, an online streaming site, which has now been replaced by MRDEMILLEFM.

Q: WILL THERE STILL BE INTERVIEWS AND THEMED SHOWS?
A: Most definitely. On launch day, August 12th.....

Q: THAT'S THE ANNIVERSARY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE'S BIRTHDAY, I UNDERSTAND?
A: Quite right. On August 12th, there will be 4 new shows available: one on Hedy Lamarr's career, one on Lee Marvin, one on Ernest Borgnine, and an interview with Sir David Puttnam. The show on Ernest Borgnine is narrated by John Cooper Clarke, who is just as fanatical about film as I am.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on December 12, 2017, 09:35:11 PM
Hugh announced as support for Wilko's May dates.
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on May 23, 2018, 05:28:02 PM
Hugh interviews Debbie Harry for his film website:

http://mrdemillefm.com/program/debbie-harry/
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Uli on August 23, 2018, 12:56:37 PM
New album "Monster" is on the way:
http://smarturl.it/HCMonster

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One of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation, Hugh Cornwell will release his new album ‘Monster’ through Sony Music on 5th October 2018.

 The album features 10 tracks written about some of the most remarkable, and indeed infamous, people of the 20th Century, both heroes and villians. Alongside these luminaries, he took inspiration initially from an extraordinary lady who swam every day in Hampstead ponds, his 98-year-old mother, Winifred. To locals, she was a hero who swam five or six times a day in all weathers, to Hugh’s family, she was the villain who kept them all in check. This juxtaposition started Hugh off on his creation of the album with the song La Grande Dame.

 The album takes its name from the eponymous track Monster, Hugh’s love-letter to the genius model-maker and animator Ray Harryhausen who blazed a trail with films such as Jason & the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, paving the way for Spielberg, Lucas et al to follow his lead.

 Cornwell is, of course, no stranger to writing about illustrious and mythic characters, having penned The Stranglers’ evergreen 1977 hit, No More Heroes, with its references to Leon Trotsky, Lenin and Sancho Panza. Forty-one years later, the subjects he tackles on ‘Monster’ include everyone from music legends Lou Reed (on Mr. Leather) and Mose Allison (Mosin’), to 70s stuntman Evel Knievel (Pure Evel), 1940s Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr (The Most Beautiful Girl In Hollywood), Sgt Bilko star Phil Silvers (Bilko), Italian dictator Benito Mussolini (Duce Coochie Man) and Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe (Robert).

“These are people who have defied categorisation,” he explains of his choices. “I’ve spent my whole life trying to defy categorisation. If someone wants to put me into some sort of a box, I'll do my best to defy it. You could call it being obstreperous, but it’s also got something to do with being drawn to people who are dichotomous.”
http://www.hughcornwell.com/hughcornwellnews.php?lang=en-GB
Title: Re: Hugh Cornwell News
Post by: Fred21 on August 15, 2019, 01:45:25 PM
Latest newsletter from Uncle Hugh:

MRDEMILLEFM PODCASTS

Hugh’s website about cinema and the people who make movies happen, MrDemilleFM, has changed from a streaming platform, to being available as podcasts, via your chosen podcast provider. The first Podcasts have now gone live so please visit www.mrdemillefm.com to find out more.

“Two years ago, MrDemilleFM became a reality – a website streaming shows about cinema and the people who make it happen.

Now, on Cecil B. Demille’s birthday, I am delighted to announce that after a lot of work it has become a podcast. Why is this? Simply because of public demand.

You’ll now be able to enjoy the shows whilst on the move and doing other things

Every month there’ll be three shows available as podcasts, either two new ones and one archive, or one new one and two archive.

About 50% of the archive has been taken down in preparation for their transformation into podcasts, and once they’ve all been made available, the other 50% will be taken down and transformed.

It’s a very exciting moment and I do hope you’ll enjoy moving into the future with us.”
Hugh Cornwell, August 2019

To be informed when new podcasts are added, follow @MrDeMilleFM on twitter or subscribe on the website of your favourite platform. The www.mrdemillefm.com August Podcasts are:

Episode 1- Brian De Palma – The prolific career of Brian De Palma, who has been labelled a Hitchcock copyist, but deserves recognition. Still going after all these years.
Episode 2- Sir David Puttnam Interview – Arguably, the most successful British movie producer talks of his lifelong love of cinema, his illustrious career and his inspirations.
Episode 3- Laurence Harvey – Cold, good looking & louche: this is the Laurence Harvey story, an actor whose rise coincided with the new British cinema of the 60’s.