Episode 9 – Interview with Joe Boyd

The first series of Sound of the Hound wraps up with something a bit different: an interview with legendary Pink Floyd and Nick Drake producer Joe Boyd. Just like Fred Gaisberg, Joe is an American who moved to London in his twenties to establish an overseas office for a record company. And just like Fred, he became a recording pioneer. Immersing himself in London life, Joe founded the famous UFO club in the 1960s. He talks about the music that shaped him, tells us about the recording industry in the 1960s, gives an overview of a career that has seen him working with everyone from The Incredible String Band to REM, and shares his thoughts on modern recording technology. This episode is effectively the history of recorded sound and production techniques in a one hour-long programme. We’re possibly a bit biased, but it’s an essential listen for music fans!

Links:

Joe Boyd

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Boyd

Joe Boyd discography

https://www.discogs.com/artist/249825-Joe-Boyd?filter_anv=0&subtype=Production&type=Credits

Joe Boyd’s top five albums of all time

https://classicalbumsundays.com/joe-boyds-top-five-albums-of-all-time/

Joe’s website

http://www.joeboyd.co.uk

Joe’s book: White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s

https://www.amazon.co.uk/White-Bicycles-Making-Music-1960s/dp/1852424893

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We hope you enjoy listening as much as we’ve enjoyed recording them!

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