Austin, Texas band Spoon played in Melbourne on Saturday March 25, hot oin the heels of the release of their latest album Hot Thoughts, and Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel dropped into the studios of Triple R FM to talk to Off The Record and play a couple of songs.
Tim Reis (saxophone) and Bernard Fowler (vocals) are members of the Rolling Stones band but they also have substantial careers in their own right. They teamed up together to play the music of the Stones in a jazz setting at Bird's Basement in Melbourne and came into Off The Record on Saturday March 25 to talk about the project and their own music.
Dori Freeman, from the hills of Virginia, played at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in March and in Melbourne and Sydney.
On her way to Port Fairy, Dori dropped into the Triple R studios (www.rrr.org.au) in Melbourne for a chat and to perform some songs for Off The Record. Dori and her partner Nick Falk played ‘Fine Fine Fine’ from last year’s self-titled debut album produced by Teddy Thompson and a new song, ‘Cold Waves,’ which will appear her forthcoming album, also produced by Thompson.
Chip Monck worked as lighting director on the Rolling Stone' tours of America in 1969 and 1972 - two of the most infamous tours of all time. The STP tour of '72 resulted in several books, the never-released film Cocksucker Blues and the concert film Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (now re-released on DVD via Shock Entertainment).
To celebrate the DVD release of Ladies & Gentlemen, Chip came into the studio to talk about his time with the Stones during that famous era. He also reveals why he didn't make to Australia with the band for the 1973 tour. Before he met the Stones Chip began his career in Greenwich Village and went on to work at the Monterey Pop festival and at Woodstock. After the Stones he went on to work with a huge array of other big names, including Bette Midler (and The Pope). Chip now lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.