Episode 30

Published on:

15th Jul 2021

Richard Dawson Part 1: 2004 - 2015

Once-in-a-generation-genius or purveyor of medieval cosplay whimsy?

Nick and Ewan are joined by singer and pod regular Zoë Von Hess and podcaster Nick Taylor (My Teenage Band) to scrutinise the first four albums by Newcastle's Richard Dawson.

Can he actually play the guitar? Does it even matter? To quote Dawson himself "Why don't more people sing with their funny voices?"

In this episode we discuss these records:

Richard Dawson Sings Songs and Plays Guitar (2005) (this is not available to stream anywhere expect the YouTubes)

The Magic Bridge (2011)

The Glass Trunk (2013)

Nothing Important (2014)

And trust me, you really wanna come back for the next episode for his finest work.

NOTE: This was originally intended to be released later in the season so we may reference that, don't worry there are more episodes to come!!!

As usual there's a Spotify playlist incorporating the podcast and selected songs which you can find at https://sptfy.com/tfrd1

You can buy all the albums and more direct from Bandcamp (and you really should)


The Guests:

Our guide for the records was Zoë Von Hess, who sings backing vocals on the recent release by Blood, Wine or Honey, available here: https://bloodwineorhoney.com/

Nick Taylor last joined us for Mclusky and Future of the Left, but he can usually be heard  hosting the excellent My Teenage Band podcast here: https://www.myteenageband.com/

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There is a Patreon as well https://www.patreon.com/tempfans

Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his Bandcamp

Additional music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions

All available under the following licenses:

Show artwork for Temporary Fandoms

About the Podcast

Temporary Fandoms
Temporary Fandoms: The music immersion podcast
Temp Fans is a podcast that explores the complete studio discography of legacy, popular, or downright obscure artists. We started out as a Facebook group where we listen to an album a day by a chosen artist, from start to finish, even the bad bits. And that's what this podcast is.

Join us as we dive through the good, the bad and the what? Take your time and listen along. Feel free to pause us and go listen on Spotify or wherever to the albums. Or go to our Spotify playlist where you will find the pod spliced up and inserted into a curated playlist of selected tracks.

To date Nick and Ewan have been joined by an ever growing roster of guests, who all have one thing in common; they want the chance to talk about artists that inspire passion in them. That's not to say this is a gushfest, there are plenty of dissenting opinions on the way.
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