Greatest Music of All Time

Greatest Music of All Time

Tom Cridland's podcast about music, current affairs, politics and more. Tom is a sustainable clothing designer and singer songwriter. Go to tomcridland.com to find out more.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 26 min

Ric Lee talks to Tom about his career with Ten Years After, their headlining of Woodstock in 1969, their plans for the future and his autobiography, From Headstocks to Woodstock, which is out now. This episode is brought to you by Modal Electronics, who make beautiful, innovative and powerful synthesisers. You can enjoy vibrant wavetable patches with their ARGON8 series. You can produce state-of-the-art analogue-style synth texture...

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February 25, 2021 54 min

Twiggy chats to Tom about some of her favourite songs: Joni Mitchell - California, Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You, Tom Rush - No Regrets, Amy Wadge - Faith's Song and Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U. She also talks about her relationship with social media and starting her podcast, Tea With Twiggy. This episode is brought to you by Modal Electronics, who make beautiful, innovative and powerful synthesisers. You...

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February 25, 2021 34 min

Gwen Dickey joins Tom for a conversation about her career with legendary American soul and R&B group, Rose Royce. This episode is brought to you by Modal Electronics, who make beautiful, innovative and powerful synthesisers. You can enjoy vibrant wavetable patches with their ARGON8 series. You can produce state-of-the-art analogue-style synth textures with their COBALT8 series. Go to modalelectronics.com to check out their incr...

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February 25, 2021 37 min

Aston Merrygold of JLS tells Tom about how his band formed before winning X Factor, playing gigs in pubs and nightclubs, taking "day jobs" to fund their rehearsals. He reveals how it felt to go from scrimping to afford basic expenses to flying to Los Angeles to record with the world's greatest producers. He also discusses his new single, "Overboard", and his solo career, as well as the JLS reunion tour, set to t...

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February 25, 2021 53 min

Tom has a conversation with the radio presenter and host of Capital FM's Breakfast Show, Sian Welby, about her career, why she loves Ed Sheeran, her thoughts on the #FreeBritney campaign, Eminem, Mac Miller and how she's coped with lockdown. This episode is brought to you by Modal Electronics, who make beautiful, innovative and powerful synthesisers. You can enjoy vibrant wavetable patches with their ARGON8 series. You can ...

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February 25, 2021 94 min

Denny Tedesco has a conversation with Tom about his documentary, The Wrecking Crew, which tells the story of the group of famed Los Angeles session musicians - including Leon Russell, Hal Blaine, Glen Campbell and Denny's father, Tommy - whose services were employed in the creation of thousands of the most iconic studio recordings of the 1960s. He also discusses his follow up documentary that is currently in production: The Imm...

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February 25, 2021 28 min

Claude McKnight talks to Tom about his 35 year career with the multi Grammy Award winning a cappella gospel sextet, Take 6. This episode is brought to you by Modal Electronics, who make beautiful, innovative and powerful synthesisers. You can enjoy vibrant wavetable patches with their ARGON8 series. You can produce state-of-the-art analogue-style synth textures with their COBALT8 series. Go to modalelectronics.com to check out thei...

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February 25, 2021 57 min

The former Labour MP and Secretary of State for the Home Department, Alan Johnson, has a chat with Tom about five of his favourite albums by The Beatles, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Kate Bush and BC Camplight, and his thoughts on Boris Johnson's recently announced roadmap for easing coronavirus restrictions. This episode is brought to you by Modal Electronics, who make beautiful, innovative and powerful synthesisers. You can e...

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February 25, 2021 52 min

The comedian and writer, Andrew Doyle, has a discussion with Tom about his views on pop music, as previously expressed in an article he wrote for Scribd entitled, "The Power of Pop". He explains why he wishes pop stars would stop commenting on politics and current affairs, why he enjoys Morrissey's outlandish views, what made him create the parody Twitter account, Titiana McGrath, and why he has lost friends in comedy. ...

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February 25, 2021 59 min

Ron Gallo talks to Tom about his upcoming album, Peacemeal, and the circumstances that led to its creation. He also talks about his love of MF Doom, Tyler the Creator and The Stooges, his frustration with the music industry, coping with the coronavirus pandemic and his hopes for greater unity in society. This episode is brought to you by Modal Electronics, who make beautiful, innovative and powerful synthesisers. You can enjoy vibr...

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February 25, 2021 52 min

The American actor, Chance Kelly, joins Tom for a conversation about his favourite music: "Gimme Shelter" - The Rolling Stones, "The Rose" - Bette Middler, "All Along the Watchtower" - Jimi Hendrix, "Higher Ground" - Anders Osborne, "Arms of a Woman" - Amos Lee. He also discusses his podcast, Island, and his fascination with the history of Manhattan, as well as the current polarisation caused...

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February 25, 2021 44 min

Philippe Cohen-Solal talks to Tom about his career in music: playing in bands and working in radio, A&R and as a music supervisor before starting Gotan Project. Philippe also discusses his new collaboration with Mike Lindsay, Outsider, which sets text written 50 years ago by the famous raw artist, Henry Darger, to music for the first time. This episode is brought to you by Modal Electronics, who make beautiful, innovative and p...

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February 25, 2021 67 min

Dr. Debra Soh joins Tom for a conversation about her book, The End of Gender. She explains what she is worried about when it comes to some modern thought around gender, sex, and sexual orientation, and why many have sought to "cancel" her. This episode is brought to you by Modal Electronics, who make beautiful, innovative and powerful synthesisers. You can enjoy vibrant wavetable patches with their ARGON8 series. You can pr...

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February 25, 2021 52 min

Terence Blacker joins Tom to discuss his career transition from writer to a singer songwriter and his album, Playing for Time. This episode is brought to you by Modal Electronics, who make beautiful, innovative and powerful synthesisers. You can enjoy vibrant wavetable patches with their ARGON8 series. You can produce state-of-the-art analogue-style synth textures with their COBALT8 series. Go to modalelectronics.com to check out t...

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February 13, 2021 60 min

Peter Bradshaw has a discussion with Tom about being the lead film critic for The Guardian. He also talks about some of his favourite pieces of music: Talking Head's 77, Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace, Edison Lopes' performance of Tico-Tico no Fubá, Eric Clapton's performance of Hideaway and the scene at the beginning of Michael Haneke's Funny Games in which Handel's Care Selve switches to Bonehead by Naked...

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February 13, 2021 56 min

Bright Light Bright Light talks to Tom about his journey in music from an initial album under his name, Rod Thomas, to adopting a new moniker, leading to four LPs and tours with Elton John and Cher. He also discusses 5 of his favourite albums: Madonna - Erotica, France Joli - Now!, Dubstar - Disgraceful, Sylvester - Too Hot To Sleep and Kate Bush - The Sensual World. This episode is brought to you by dBud, who make Volume Adjustabl...

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February 13, 2021 51 min

Cath Kidston joins Tom to talk about her favourite music, her husband Hugh Padgham's work with Phil Collins and Sting, leaving her eponymous brand and her new book, A Place Called Home. This episode is brought to you by dBud, who make Volume Adjustable Earplugs. These are incredibly effective at filtering noise at the right level, giving you the hearing protection you need whilst retaining the clarity of the sound you are expos...

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February 13, 2021 60 min

Matthew Syed joins Tom to talk about five of his favourite songs and the memories he associates with them, as well as his latest book, Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking. This episode is brought to you by dBud, who make Volume Adjustable Earplugs. These are incredibly effective at filtering noise at the right level, giving you the hearing protection you need whilst retaining the clarity of the sound you are exposed to. Go t...

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February 13, 2021 47 min

Mike Reilly has a conversation with Tom about five decades with the American country rock band, Pure Prairie League. This episode is brought to you by dBud, who make Volume Adjustable Earplugs. These are incredibly effective at filtering noise at the right level, giving you the hearing protection you need whilst retaining the clarity of the sound you are exposed to. Go to earlabs.co to check out dBud's earplugs. This episode is...

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February 13, 2021 56 min

3OH!3 have a conversation with Tom about what drew them to music, their career so far and what they've been listening to recently. This episode is brought to you by dBud, who make Volume Adjustable Earplugs. These are incredibly effective at filtering noise at the right level, giving you the hearing protection you need whilst retaining the clarity of the sound you are exposed to. Go to earlabs.co to check out dBud's earplug...

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