Clint Boon

Musician/DJ — Stockport

Name
Clint Boon 

Describe your style in three words? 
Mod, Punk, Manc.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Sex Pistols, Clash, Buzzcocks, Johnny Thunders at the Electric Circus, Manchester. December 1976. My life was never the same after that night.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
REM and Elvis Presley.

Which sub-cultures have influenced you?
Mod for its look and attitude. 
Punk for its philosophy.
‘50s Rock n Roll / Teddy Boy culture for kick-starting my love of music and fashion.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Elvis. He’s still the big guy for me. Right there at the top of the tree. Check out ‘If I Can Dream’.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Barrowlands in Glasgow is still the first venue that comes to mind. Some wonderful memories. Great room, great city, great people.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
I always feel it’s a shame Peter Perrett of the Only Ones didn’t get more credit and reward for his contribution to modern music. His songwriting is mind-blowing. I saw him perform in the late '70s at Rafters in Manchester and it was a moment in time I’ll never forget. I heard him being interviewed recently on the radio by my good friend John Kennedy and he’s still an eloquent, philosophical and positive soul.


Inspiral Carpets member and renowned radio DJ, Clint Boon is one of the curators at this year's Off The Record. Taking place in Machester on 10th November (2017) the new music showcase and conference will include artists from grime to alt-rock, with the line-up's other curators including Eddy Temple Morris, Brix Smith-Start, Louder Than War, Stealing Sheep, Kendal Calling, Bluedot and Sound City.

Find out more about Off The Record at www.otrmcr.co.uk

Find out more about the music Clint is listening to at the moment in his excellent ‘FULL FREQUENCY' further reading piece below.

The first track you played on repeat?
‘Oh Carol’ by Neil Sedaka. I was about eight years old.

A song that defines the teenage you?
‘Funky Moped’ by Jasper Carrott. Me and my mate Ken Berry bought identical Fantic Caballero mopeds in 1975 (we were 16) and spent many happy hours screaming ‘round the streets of Oldham pretending to be our heroes, Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts.

One record you would keep forever?
Simon & Garfunkel ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. Words can’t describe how it makes me feel.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
“you gotta make it happen…” from 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' by Oasis.

A song you wished you had written?
‘Mister, You’re A Better Man Than I’ by The Yardbirds (written by Mike Hugg of Manfred Mann). One of the most beautiful messages ever put on a record.

Best song to turn up loud?
‘Alive’ by Chase & Status (feat Jacob Banks). Goosebumps dot com. I love it.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Moment For Life’ by Nicki Minaj. I’ve never been a fan of the phrase ‘guilty pleasure’. If you love something, no need to feel guilty. Thanks for not asking me for a ‘guilty pleasure song’!

Four new (or any) bands you are listening to now?

Control of the Going. New-ish Manchester band. Hearing them for the first time made me want to be in a band again. Check out new single ‘She’.

Stillia. Manchester band just off to tour Dubai, Australia & New Zealand with Ocean Colour Scene. Enjoy you guys!! Check out new single ‘4 AM’.

The Slow Readers Club. Poised to become Manchester’s next big success story. Check out new single ‘Lunatic’.

DMA's. From Sydney, Australia. Love what they’re doing and looking forward to meeting them sometime. Check out new single ‘Dawning’.

Name
Clint Boon 

Describe your style in three words? 
Mod, Punk, Manc.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Sex Pistols, Clash, Buzzcocks, Johnny Thunders at the Electric Circus, Manchester. December 1976. My life was never the same after that night.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
REM and Elvis Presley.

Which sub-cultures have influenced you?
Mod for its look and attitude. 
Punk for its philosophy.
‘50s Rock n Roll / Teddy Boy culture for kick-starting my love of music and fashion.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Elvis. He’s still the big guy for me. Right there at the top of the tree. Check out ‘If I Can Dream’.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Barrowlands in Glasgow is still the first venue that comes to mind. Some wonderful memories. Great room, great city, great people.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
I always feel it’s a shame Peter Perrett of the Only Ones didn’t get more credit and reward for his contribution to modern music. His songwriting is mind-blowing. I saw him perform in the late '70s at Rafters in Manchester and it was a moment in time I’ll never forget. I heard him being interviewed recently on the radio by my good friend John Kennedy and he’s still an eloquent, philosophical and positive soul.


Inspiral Carpets member and renowned radio DJ, Clint Boon is one of the curators at this year's Off The Record. Taking place in Machester on 10th November (2017) the new music showcase and conference will include artists from grime to alt-rock, with the line-up's other curators including Eddy Temple Morris, Brix Smith-Start, Louder Than War, Stealing Sheep, Kendal Calling, Bluedot and Sound City.

Find out more about Off The Record at www.otrmcr.co.uk

Find out more about the music Clint is listening to at the moment in his excellent ‘FULL FREQUENCY' further reading piece below.

The first track you played on repeat?
‘Oh Carol’ by Neil Sedaka. I was about eight years old.

A song that defines the teenage you?
‘Funky Moped’ by Jasper Carrott. Me and my mate Ken Berry bought identical Fantic Caballero mopeds in 1975 (we were 16) and spent many happy hours screaming ‘round the streets of Oldham pretending to be our heroes, Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts.

One record you would keep forever?
Simon & Garfunkel ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. Words can’t describe how it makes me feel.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
“you gotta make it happen…” from 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' by Oasis.

A song you wished you had written?
‘Mister, You’re A Better Man Than I’ by The Yardbirds (written by Mike Hugg of Manfred Mann). One of the most beautiful messages ever put on a record.

Best song to turn up loud?
‘Alive’ by Chase & Status (feat Jacob Banks). Goosebumps dot com. I love it.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Moment For Life’ by Nicki Minaj. I’ve never been a fan of the phrase ‘guilty pleasure’. If you love something, no need to feel guilty. Thanks for not asking me for a ‘guilty pleasure song’!

Four new (or any) bands you are listening to now?

Control of the Going. New-ish Manchester band. Hearing them for the first time made me want to be in a band again. Check out new single ‘She’.

Stillia. Manchester band just off to tour Dubai, Australia & New Zealand with Ocean Colour Scene. Enjoy you guys!! Check out new single ‘4 AM’.

The Slow Readers Club. Poised to become Manchester’s next big success story. Check out new single ‘Lunatic’.

DMA's. From Sydney, Australia. Love what they’re doing and looking forward to meeting them sometime. Check out new single ‘Dawning’.

"I first met Liam when he was 16/17 when his big brother famously came to work for the Inspiral Carpets."

FULL FREQUENCY / Tracks from the 10 vinyl albums currently at the front of the pile in our lounge

Inspiral Carpets - 'This Is How It Feels'

Inspiral Carpets - 'I Want You'

Inspiral Carpets - 'Bitches Brew'

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