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Band Of Hope Interview

A documentary about The Smirks and a documentary about Distant Cousins were combined by the BBC to produce the documentary "Band Of Hope", which was broadcast in about June 1988.

I am very grateful indeed for John sending me a copy of this precious tape, which I have converted to MP3 for your listening pleasure. Well, some of it might not actually be listening pleasure...

The documentary starts with material describing the early days on the road, busking in Paris and getting gigs around the clubs. A large section follows with a focus on the recording of "Rosemary" before covering the ups and downs of Distant Cousins.

Click here to download the interview. Warning 40 MB, 42 minutes

Click here for Radio 1 interview.

Click here for Radio 4 interview.

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