The New Cue #113 January 19: Lost In Music Special: Terri Hall Part One feat. Manics, The Stone Roses, Paul Hardcastle and more...
19 January, 2021
Hello there Wednesday crew!
Hope you’re all doing well. Let’s try and aim for a solid 6 or 7/10 by the end of play today, and then move on up to a solid 8, possibly even a 9, by Friday. But please don’t go all the way to a 10 yet - it’s too early in the year for that, it could be dangerous. The small print is there for a reason.
In today’s edition, we’ve got the first part of an eye-opening chat with Terri Hall, one of the music industry’s solid gold greats. Over a career spanning almost four decades, Terri has worked with some of the most important artists of the time, including The Stone Roses, Oasis, Radiohead, Muse, The Specials and many more. The group that she is most closely associated with is Manic Street Preachers. On a promise to her late husband Philip, who co-managed the Manics with his brother Martin and was also their PR, she left a career in music management and took over the reigns at his publicity company Hall Or Nothing after Philip’s death in 1993.
Terri went on to be part of the team that launched the era-defining Help Album in 1995, a charity record to raise funds for War Child that contained tracks from Oasis, Orbital, Portishead, Radiohead, Manics, Blur, Suede, Massive Attack and more. Before moving into PR, Terri had formed 19 Management with a pre-Spice Girls Simon Fuller, a company that she briefly returned to after 18 years at Hall Or Nothing in 2011.
She joined Niall to look back over her career in the music industry. Beans are spilled, including some very unsettling secrets about James Dean Bradfield’s approach to making roast potatoes. That’s part one. Part two will drop next Wednesday, focussing upon her work in the new millennium. And that means Oasis…
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See you on Friday for some reccie action, enjoy the edition
Ted, Niall and Chris
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