Marc Riley's Time Machine

Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal and tantalizing rock interviews.

It's funny how things can look so different many years down the line; once the dust has settled, tempers have calmed and much water has gone under the bridge.

Not seeking to open old wounds or anything, Marc Riley goes back in time to the turning points in the careers of some of the biggest artists in music to check out exactly what they DID say in the heat of the moment, and to put it into today's context....

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20070621

Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal rock interviews.

1/6. Interviews include Liam and Noel Gallagher's BBC Radio 1 'chat' with Steve Lamacq in 1997; and Jarvis Cocker's 1996 post-Brit Awards press conference after he had invaded the stage when Michael Jackson was performing Earthsong.

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2/6. Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal rock interviews.

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Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal rock interviews.

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4/6. Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal rock interviews.

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5/6. Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal rock interviews. Stuart Grundy catches up with David Bowie steeped for the opening show of the Glass Spider tour.

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6/6. Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal rock interviews.

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Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal rock interviews.

1/6. The Sex Pistols

This week the Time Machine travels back to 1977, and Sid Vicious joins band mate Johnny Rotten to chat with Radio 1 presenter John Tobler about their new album - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols.

We play back key parts of the interview and also speak to Tobler about how he feels about the Pistols interview 30 years on.

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Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal rock interviews.

2/6. The Police: This week the Time Machine travels back to 1983, when the Police were interviewed by David 'Kid' Jensen just after the release of their album Synchronicity.

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Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal rock interviews.

3/6. The Ramones, arguably the first punk rock band, talking to Radio 1's Bob Kilbey in 1977. Highlights of the interview explore the group's love of all things pop and what it was like to play in the legendary New York club CBGB's. Then there's Kilbey's take on the interview 30 years on.

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Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal rock interviews.

4/6. Nicky Wire, from The Manic Street Preachers, visits Radio 1's Jo Wiley in 1996. Jo also speaks about her own memories of the interview.

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Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal rock interviews.

5/6. Captain Beefheart and Tina Turner

In 1976, one of the most popular and famous female soul singers of all time visited Radio 1. At this time, Tina Turner was experiencing great changes in her career and personal life. She talks about using her sexuality in her performances, what it was like playing to a white audience and her views on other female singers of the time.

Then in 1980, Captain Beefheart came into Radio 1 to speak to David Hepworth. Revered as one of the most creative and daring musicians of his era, his impact on other artists is seen as incalculable. The Captain talks about his love of living in the Mohave Desert, his passion for painting and discusses his favourite poets.

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Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal rock interviews.

6/6. Keith Richards

In 1992, Keith talked to Radio 1's Simon Bates to publicise his solo offering Main Offender. It's a remarkably revealing and honest discussion about kicking heroin, Keith's love of touring and his squabbles with Mick Jagger.

0101Oasis - Jarvis Cocker2007062120091201

Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal and tantalizing rock interviews.

It's funny how things can look so different many years down the line; once the dust has settled, tempers have calmed and much water has gone under the bridge.

Not seeking to open old wounds or anything, Marc Riley goes back in time to the turning points in the careers of some of the biggest artists in music to check out exactly what they DID say in the heat of the moment, and to put it into today's context....Liam and Noel Gallagher: It's a dream fix, getting one of the biggest bands in the world live on your show to promote their latest record 'Be Here Now'.

It seemed like just another night of cutting edge music in 1997 when Liam and Noel Gallagher turned up at the studio for Radio One DJ Steve Lamacq's evening show, but as we'll hear in this programme, things went horribly wrong once the red light went on.

In a beer-fuelled, expletive-filled interview Liam and Noel threatened to fight each other, as well as half the music community.

Then Liam stormed out.

It was great radio.

Lamacq says now: "We knew the press would be listening and that there would be a fuss.

I just wanted to keep them on air.

This was the first time in three or four years that they had been interviewed together.

You knew this was history before they'd even opened their mouths.

And then when they started swearing you knew they were going to end up in the press.".

0101Oasis - Jarvis Cocker2007062120091201

Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal and tantalizing rock interviews.

It's funny how things can look so different many years down the line; once the dust has settled, tempers have calmed and much water has gone under the bridge.

Not seeking to open old wounds or anything, Marc Riley goes back in time to the turning points in the careers of some of the biggest artists in music to check out exactly what they DID say in the heat of the moment, and to put it into today's context....Liam and Noel Gallagher: It's a dream fix, getting one of the biggest bands in the world live on your show to promote their latest record 'Be Here Now'.

It seemed like just another night of cutting edge music in 1997 when Liam and Noel Gallagher turned up at the studio for Radio One DJ Steve Lamacq's evening show, but as we'll hear in this programme, things went horribly wrong once the red light went on.

In a beer-fuelled, expletive-filled interview Liam and Noel threatened to fight each other, as well as half the music community.

Then Liam stormed out.

It was great radio.

Lamacq says now: "We knew the press would be listening and that there would be a fuss.

I just wanted to keep them on air.

This was the first time in three or four years that they had been interviewed together.

You knew this was history before they'd even opened their mouths.

And then when they started swearing you knew they were going to end up in the press.".

0102Morrissey - Madonna20070628
0102Morrissey - Madonna20070628
0103Boy George 1986 - Tom Waits 19762007070520091202 (6M)
20121030 (6M)

Marc Riley replays interviews with Boy George and Tom Waits.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight Boy George and Tom Waits

0103Boy George 1986 - Tom Waits 19762007070520091202 (6M)
20121030 (6M)

Marc Riley replays interviews with Boy George and Tom Waits.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight Boy George and Tom Waits

0104Iggy Pop 1976 - Marvin Gaye2007071220091203 (6M)
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20121101 (6M)

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

0104Iggy Pop 1976 - Marvin Gaye2007071220091203 (6M)
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20121101 (6M)

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

0105Bowie 1987 - Bono *2007071920091204 (6M)
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Stuart Grundy catches up with David Bowie steeped for the opening show of the Glass Spider tour.

0105Bowie 1987 - Bono *2007071920091204 (6M)
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Stuart Grundy catches up with David Bowie steeped for the opening show of the Glass Spider tour.

0106 LASTFrank Zappa - Nina Simone20070726
0106 LASTFrank Zappa - Nina Simone20070726
0201The Sex Pistols *2008061620091217

This week the Time Machine travels back to 1977, and Sid Vicious joins band mate Johnny Rotten to chat with Radio 1 presenter John Tobler about their new album - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols.

We play back key parts of the interview and also speak to Tobler about how he feels about the Pistols interview 30 years on.

0201The Sex Pistols *2008061620091217

This week the Time Machine travels back to 1977, and Sid Vicious joins band mate Johnny Rotten to chat with Radio 1 presenter John Tobler about their new album - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols.

We play back key parts of the interview and also speak to Tobler about how he feels about the Pistols interview 30 years on.

0202The Police * *2008062320091218

This week the Time Machine travels back to 1983, when the Police were interviewed by David 'Kid' Jensen just after the release of their album Synchronicity.

0202The Police * *2008062320091218

This week the Time Machine travels back to 1983, when the Police were interviewed by David 'Kid' Jensen just after the release of their album Synchronicity.

0203The Ramones *20080630

arguably the first punk rock band, talking to Radio 1's Bob Kilbey in 1977.

Highlights of the interview explore the group's love of all things pop and what it was like to play in the legendary New York club CBGB's.

Then there's Kilbey's take on the interview 30 years on.

0203The Ramones *20080630

arguably the first punk rock band, talking to Radio 1's Bob Kilbey in 1977.

Highlights of the interview explore the group's love of all things pop and what it was like to play in the legendary New York club CBGB's.

Then there's Kilbey's take on the interview 30 years on.

0204The Manic Street Preachers *20080707

Nicky Wire, from The Manic Street Preachers, visits Radio 1's Jo Wiley in 1996.

Jo also speaks about her own memories of the interview.

0204The Manic Street Preachers *20080707

Nicky Wire, from The Manic Street Preachers, visits Radio 1's Jo Wiley in 1996.

Jo also speaks about her own memories of the interview.

0205Captain Beefheart And Tina Turner *20080714

In 1976, one of the most popular and famous female soul singers of all time visited Radio 1.

At this time, Tina Turner was experiencing great changes in her career and personal life.

She talks about using her sexuality in her performances, what it was like playing to a white audience and her views on other female singers of the time.

Then in 1980, Captain Beefheart came into Radio 1 to speak to David Hepworth.

Revered as one of the most creative and daring musicians of his era, his impact on other artists is seen as incalculable.

The Captain talks about his love of living in the Mohave Desert, his passion for painting and discusses his favourite poets.

0205Captain Beefheart And Tina Turner *20080714

In 1976, one of the most popular and famous female soul singers of all time visited Radio 1.

At this time, Tina Turner was experiencing great changes in her career and personal life.

She talks about using her sexuality in her performances, what it was like playing to a white audience and her views on other female singers of the time.

Then in 1980, Captain Beefheart came into Radio 1 to speak to David Hepworth.

Revered as one of the most creative and daring musicians of his era, his impact on other artists is seen as incalculable.

The Captain talks about his love of living in the Mohave Desert, his passion for painting and discusses his favourite poets.

0206 LASTKeith Richards * *20080721

In 1992, Keith talked to Radio 1's Simon Bates to publicise his solo offering Main Offender.

It's a remarkably revealing and honest discussion about kicking heroin, Keith's love of touring and his squabbles with Mick Jagger.

0206 LASTKeith Richards * *20080721

In 1992, Keith talked to Radio 1's Simon Bates to publicise his solo offering Main Offender.

It's a remarkably revealing and honest discussion about kicking heroin, Keith's love of touring and his squabbles with Mick Jagger.