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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Rolo McGinty. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Rolo McGinty, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Rolo McGinty. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Rolo McGinty, often where they are interviewed.

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Rolo McGinty part 3

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On the 4th edition of Hidden In Plain Sight we talk to singer, guitarist, songwriter and mastermind of the legendary The Woodentops 

http://www.woodentopsmusic.com/


This is part three of a 3 part special interview recorded December 2019 in London. 


Here's a playlist featuring some of the songs we reference in the interview. 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqxuAIZh7VRCPDpxjtEzKQlCzvUhpXk4B


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Apr 15 2020 · 1hr 12mins
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Rolo McGinty From The Woodentops Part Two

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On the 3rd edition of Hidden In Plain Sight we talk to singer, guitarist, songwriter and mastermind of the legendary The Woodentops 

http://www.woodentopsmusic.com/


This is part two of a 3 part special interview recorded December 2019 in London. 


Here's a playlist featuring some of the songs we reference in the interview. 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqxuAIZh7VRCLsVvxxzlRfzGROnxdOeAd


Like us on www.facebook.com/hiddeninplainsightpodcast

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Mar 26 2020 · 1hr 4mins
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Hips #2 Rolo McGinty From The Woodentops Part One

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On the second edition of Hidden In Plain Sight we talk to singer, guitarist, songwriter and mastermind of the legendary The Woodentops
www.woodentopsmusic.com/

This is part one of a 3 part special interview recorded December 2019 in London.

Here's a playlist featuring early musical projects featuring Rolo and artists he's connected with as well as a selection of tunes from Well, Well, Well and Giant the first two Woodentops albums.

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq…2LxaLXKEsdQHoQErh

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Mar 10 2020 · 1hr 23mins
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The Woodentops with Rolo McGinty

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Rolo McGinty in conversation talking about life in the Woodentops 

The band formed in 1983 in South London with an initial line-up of Rolo McGinty (vocals, guitar, formerly of The Wild Swans and The Jazz Butcher), Simon Mawby (guitar), Alice Thompson (keyboards), Frank DeFreitas (bass guitar), and Paul Hookham (drums).

After a debut single, "Plenty" on Food Records in 1984, which received a glowing review from Morrissey in Melody Maker, they signed to the independent label Rough Trade Records, releasing a series of singles in 1985 and their debut album, Giant, in 1986. Generally well received by critics, the album's sound was characterised by acoustic guitars, but also featured accordion, marimba, strings, and trumpet sounds. The album reached No. 35 on the UK Albums Chart. A single from the album, "Good Thing", reached No. 7 on the UK Indie Chart.

The band then became more experimental and frenetic when playing live, using more electronic sounds. This first became apparent as documented on the live album Live Hypno Beat (1987), which was recorded in Los Angeles in 1986. The band also started to become more 'raw' and unpredictable live, becoming one of the most exciting independent groups from the UK, while gaining an early hit on the burgeoning club scene in Ibiza with '"Why".

In 1987, Thompson left to be replaced by Anne Stephenson of The Communards. The more experimental mood continued on the second album Wooden Foot Cops on the Highway, released the following year, which failed to live up to the expectations set by their debut. Most notably, the listeners of Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM voted their song "Stop This Car" number 15 out of 106 in the KROQ Top 106.7 Countdown of 1988, outperforming many more established acts, and one of the album's standout tracks, "Wheels Turning", became a dancefloor favourite.

The Woodentops continued to play live, touring the world until 1992, and tracks such as "Tainted World" became a regular on New York radio station Kiss FM with DJ Tony Humphries.

Vocalist and guitarist Rolo McGinty, who also wrote all Woodentops' songs, resurfaced with the DJ band Pluto in the 1990s, the Dogs Deluxe electronica project and also provided vocals for Gary Lucas's, Gods and Monsters. Guitarist Simon Mawby was briefly a member of The House of Love in the early 1990s.

The Woodentops returned to live performances in September 2006 and, in October 2009, they performed in a special concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London's South Bank. They also curated the events in the Front Room of the same theatre with an exhibition of works by artist Panni Bharti, and concerts by musicians Worm, Othon and Ernesto Tomasini.

Feb 20 2019 · 1hr 1min
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Episode 56 - Rolo McGinty of The Woodentops

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The Woodentops were an excellent British alternative pop band of the mid-to-late 80s. However, within just 2 years, they released 3 wildly different albums and then called it quits. The debut, Giant, sounds like what bands such as Prefab Sprout and Let's Active were doing at the time. The second was a live album that was super punky and revved up, and then the proper second album, Wooden Foot Cops on the Highway, was heavily influenced by the Madchester and Baggie scenes of the late 80s. Lead singer Rolo McGinty refers to himself as "schizophrenic" which is exactly right. He talks about what motivates the changing, the various luminaries he collaborated with, and what prompted him to reform the band 25 years later for 2014's excellent Granular Tales album. 
http://woodentopsmusic.com/
May 31 2016 · 57mins
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24 February 2014 Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer. Guests Ewen Macintosh and Rolo McGinty.

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Macintosh McGinty 24th February 2014. With Nunhead actor Ewen Macintosh (The Office) and near-Nunhead musician Rolo McGinty (The Woodentops). Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer. The only radio program for Americans living in Nunhead and for all Nunheaders, with a special focus on the increasingly in-demand area of Nunhead Heights.  

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Nunhead American Radio on facebook

@NunheadRadio on twitter

Listen to Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer live every Monday evening at 6:30PM on www.resonancefm.com and 104.4fm London, subscribe to Nunhead American Radio on iTunes or FeedBurner

Lewis Schaffer: American in London at the Leicester Square Theatre every Sunday. £10. Full details and tickets.

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Source Below, Soho. Free admission. Full details and reservations.
Feb 24 2014 ·
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Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer with 22nd October 2012 with Nunhead American Heather Anderson and Rocker Rolo McGinty!!

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22 Oct 12  Rolo Heather Voice of Americans with Lewis Schaffer - Nunhead American Radio. The only radio program for Americans living in Nunhead and for all Nunheaders. Download NAR_22nd_Oct_2012.mp3

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With our favourite guests, Rolo McGinty of the thrash rockers Woodentops and Nunhead American Heather Anderson, our Sexual Health Specialist.  Plus, our House Band, the Dulwich Ukulele Club without Richard Guard but with Anna Crockatt and Peter Hudson. It is all brilliant micro-broadcasting all about me and Nunhead and my guests.

Lovely co-host Lisa Moyle. With Chris Dixon on the desk. Our best show ever!!!

@lewisschaffer - twitter feed

Listen to Lewis Schaffer on the Radio Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer every Monday evening at 10:30PM on www.resonancefm.com and 104.4fm London. Or listen to the show’s podcasts at bit.ly/NunheadAmericanRadio

See Lewis Schaffer live every Tuesday and Wednesday: Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, The Source Below, 11 Lower John Street, London W1F 9TY. Come on down. Free admission. Or reserve at bit.ly/londonfreeshow

Oct 29 2012 ·
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Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer 18 June 2012 with rocker Rolo McGinty, Red Indian Chuquai Billy, and American Jeff Kuntz!!!

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18 June 2012 McGinty Chuquai Kuntz  Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer. Our best show ever! The voice of Americans in Nunhead - the most marginalised people of Britain.

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Lewis Schaffer proposes the new Borough of Leafy Bits. Woodentops frontman Rolo McGinty sings a song, "Native" American Chuquai Billy reads a poem and Nunhead American Jeff Kuntz reads a narrative piece combined with music addressed to Lewis Schaffer.  With our fantastic co-host, Lisa Moyle, and manned by Chris Dixon. Enjoy!

Like us on facebook: Voice of Americans

@lewisschaffer on twitter

Live in Soho  “Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous”

Every Tuesday & Wednesday 8pm Free Admission

Reserve at www.sourcebelow.com

Live in Edinburgh Fringe - two shows this August.

Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer

Every Monday 10:30pm

www.resonancefm.com 104.4fm  London

On iTunes www.bit.ly/NunheadAmericanRadio

Jul 08 2012 ·
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Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer 18 June 2012 with rocker Rolo McGinty, Red Indian Chuquai Billy, and American Jeff Kuntz!!!

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18 June 2012 McGinty Chuquai Kuntz  Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer. Our best show ever! The voice of Americans - the most marginalised people in Britain. Lewis Schaffer proposes the new Borough of Leafy Bits. Woodentops frontman Rolo McGinty sings a song, "Native" American Chuquai Billy reads a poem and Nunhead American Jeff Kuntz reads a narrative piece combined with music addressed to Lewis Schaffer.  With our fantastic co-host, Lisa Moyle, and manned by Chris Dixon. Enjoy! Download NAR_18th_June_2012.mp3

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Like us on facebook: Voice of Americans

@lewisschaffer on twitter

Live in Soho  “Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous”

Every Tuesday & Wednesday 8pm Free Admission

Reserve at www.sourcebelow.com

Live in Edinburgh Fringe - two shows this August.


Nunhead American Radio with Lewis Schaffer

Every Monday 10:30pm

www.resonancefm.com 104.4fm  London

On iTunes www.bit.ly/NunheadAmericanRadio

Jul 08 2012 ·