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The Ace Records Podcast

We welcome you to the all-new Ace podcast, lovingly presided over for us by journalist, record collector and broadcaster Pete Paphides. This occasional series will feature interviews with guests from many branches of the extended Ace family, detailing their own careers, the artists that have influenced their lives and the records that they love, all enjoyably explored over two microphones and plenty of cups of tea.


Episode One - Bernard Butler

Listen in to Bernard and Pete's chat, recorded at audiophile's dream venue, Spiritland in the heart of King's Cross to talk over Bernard's illustrious career throughout its many ongoing manifestations, his love of groundbreaking guitarists such as James Burton and Link Wray, the lush orchestral arrangements of Jack Nitzsche, and his fondness for Ace's own "Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures" compilation series.

Further listening (Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures) (Bernard Butler Ace Top 10)


Episode Two - David Morrissey

In our second episode, Pete and actor David Morrissey talk over David's musical upbringing in his home city of Liverpool, the gigs he went to growing up, and David's love of everything from Julian Cope to Northern Soul and Rita & The Tiaras. Let's hope the mentioned Julian Cope film could still happen some day.

Further listening (Copendium) (David Morrissey Ace Top 10)

Episode Three - Graham Gouldman

Join Pete in Graham Gouldman's own kitchen, to talk 10cc, the Yardbirds, the Merseybeats, ‘Bus Stop’ being the greatest song of all time and what it was like to produce the Ramones, who were apparently surprisingly punctual. A charming listen with one of the UK's greatest ever songwriters, punctuated by boiling kettles and bird song from the garden.

For further Graham Goldman songwriting: (Graham-Gouldman-Songbook-1964-2005)


The podcasts have been uploaded to Soundcloud, iTunes etc with more episodes coming soon, including with celebrated music writer and Ace compiler Jon Savage (Jon Savage Ace Top 10) and WFMU presenter and girl group supremo, DJ Sheila B (Sheila B Ace Top 10)!

For Pete Paphides' own Top Ten list complete with an exclusively put together Ace mixtape, clink here: (Pete Paphides Ace Top 10)