Monthly Archives: October 2020


“It was Paul who suggested doing a solo album. I’d been putting it off for years, but he’s cool to work with. He’s got loads of cool old guitars that gave the album a real vintage vibe… me and Paul are Luddites. We can’t use computers and still use old eight-track recorders.”

Two-fifths of the Thomas Scott Quintet discuss how a friendship that’s spanned 35 years finally culminated in the Space frontman’s first solo album, bringing in Space and La’s/Lightning Seeds members to flesh out a vibe of “Lou Reed, Scott Walker, John Barry and Bernard Hermann sitting around a campfire risking the wrath of God” and how lockdown has already put Scott well on his way to completing his second solo album. Oh yeah, and why Frank Sinatra may have burned at the stake in medieval times.

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