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Being known for being part of a famous band or group is the hopeful end result of many musicians, but to be able to top that with a stellar career in the studio as one of the premiere music producers in the industry is something that rarely happens with equal success. But we talked to one of those people who has actually accomplished both in the form of John Ashton.
John began his career as a guitarist with the Psychedelic Furs, touring stadiums and becoming a part of one of the most successful underground bands of the 1980s and continues that ride with his current band, Satellite Paridso. Then he made the switch to music producer, working with such acts as Marianne Faithfull, The Sisters of Mercy, Red Betty, and Seven Color Sky, just to name a few.
We now talk to John about his rise to creative prominence, his current projects as well as the past, present, and future.
About John Ashton
Ashton came to prominence in the early 1980s as the guitarist of the Psychedelic Furs. The band is an English group formed in 1977 by Richard and Tim Butler, Duncan Kilburn and Roger Morris, with Ashton joining in 1978. Their first album release was a hit in the UK and Europe. Their second release Talk Talk Talk placed them on the US charts. After the release of Forever Now in late 1982, Morris and Kilburn left the band, and Ashton and the Butler brothers went on to release Mirror Moves and other albums. The Psychedelic Furs went on hiatus after their 1992 tour but reformed in 2001. Since then, Ashton has joined the band on occasion for tours.
After the Psychedelic Furs went on hiatus, Ashton became a record producer and worked on a number of projects including Marianne Faithfull, The Sisters of Mercy, Red Betty, and Seven Color Sky. Ashton mixed and co-produced The Secret Post’s album From Train to Station, released in 2015, and oversaw recordings with Los Angeles’ Silence.
Ashton has also pursued a solo career and released his debut album, Satellite Paradiso, in 2014.
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The best and most lasting bands are the ones who are not only in tune with the market around them but in tune with their inner workings. It takes a well-greased machine to run smoothly. Anything less will fall by the wayside. Blacktop Mojo is one of those bands that is hardwired to become a household name. They know where they want to be and have a plan to get there. Look no further in how well their new album, “Burn The Ships” is constructed from start to finish. Absolutely no filler. And if you still don’t see it, look at how well received their new “Where The Wind Blows 2017” U.S. Tour is going and their rapidly growing airplay on FM and Sirius XM. This band is here for the long haul.
And we get to talk to the front man for Blacktop Mojo, Matt James, and get a glimpse of that very mojo that makes Blacktop Mojo what it is; a family of musicians on a mission.Post Views: 32
Maker is a band well on making their own destiny. Their new EP, “Move Your Feet”, is a testament to that. Just check out our review and hear for yourself. And now we have the pleasure of speaking to the whole band. Yes, the whole band. We get four for the price of one here! These are the types of interviews I like. You get the whole perspective. The whole story. And now you get the past, present, and future of this future classic known as Maker. Enjoy!
Maker is Alessandro Marinelli (Vocals), Andrew Donaldson (Guitar), Gavin Donaldson (Drums) & John Austin (Bass) a 4 piece rock n roll band with a psychedelic bluesy punch, stirred with a fist full of soul.
Influences range from the early blues legends through the stomping pop and soul of the sixties, to the raw power of punk. Coming on like the love child of The Rolling Stones, The Faces, Free, T-Rex & Primal Scream; Maker deliver a fresh sonic swagger defined by their own bluesy, boozy guitar riffs.
Their unreleased album was recorded at the famous Rockfield studio and produced by the band themselves along with Nick Brine, whose previous production & engineering credits include; Oasis, Stone Roses, The Darkness, & Seasick Steve.
The band has just played to a sold-out crowd at Rebellion Manchester on January 21st for ‘The Slydigs’ who have recently returned from touring North America and Europe with ‘The Who’. Maker has also supported ‘Ocean Colour Scene’, ‘Pete Doherty’ and shared the festival bills & main stages with the likes of ‘Dizee Rascal’, ‘The Cribs’, ‘Mark Ronson’, & ‘Supergrass’.
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