Banned Biographies

Banned Biographies is an audio documentary series charting the careers of some of the most notorious bands ever to grace the world’s stages.

Jack Pop Review

August 23rd, 2021

Hello and welcome back to Banned Biographies. Your host, Tom Austin-Morgan, is back to let you know what’s been happening over the last month since the interview with Jack Pop, founder of Alcopop! Records, went out and what you can expect from the next episode.

I got to play some gigs this past weekend with my covers band and Swampstomper . It was exhilarating to play live and loud in front of people again, and there are a couple more gigs this month too: one at Leo’s Red Lion in Gravesend on the 4th September and another supporting Janus Stark at the Hope and Anchor in Islington, London on the 25th September

The third episode of my four-part guest spot on the Permanent Record Podcast has just been released, where I joined hosts Brian and Sarah to talk about the iconic U2 album, The Joshua Tree. In this one we discuss a bunch of the tracks in the middle of the album as well as a couple of videos for songs that none of us knew even existed. Permanent Record podcast is a great resource for anyone remotely interested in the minutiae of bands and albums, especially if you’re into synth-based music.

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The interview with Jack Pop was hotly anticipated by a few people and I received some great feedback from listeners. The chat was a joy. It had been recorded a few months ago, so revisiting it for the edit was great fun. Jack’s such a lovely guy, his ability to weave a story is brilliant and his enthusiasm for music is infectious. I’ve found some really great bands on Alcopop!, most of which we mentioned in the episode itself, and I’m certainly a fan of the label now too.

It’s been great to hear that you found the interview interesting and engaging. Jack himself has been responsive to all the comments the episode has received all over social media and has had some really nice things to say about me and the show as well. Thank you to all of you that got in touch.

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