Andy Rourke's new band Blitz Vega.
This is the other video where this time Eric Blair interviews both Andy Rourke and KAV (Kav Sandhu) about their new group 'Blitz Vega'. Andy Rourke's musical statement about his new group 'Blitz Vega' is that "It's fresh, it's present, it's here, it's now and it's relevant!". Andy Rourke sounds very happy, positive and optimistic about his new group. He has lost quite a lot of weight and is looking healthy. See link:
Eric Blair's quite long and in depth interview with Andy Rourke. Andy Rourke talks about his new band 'Blitz Vega'. He also talks about growing up and his friendships with the composers Timothy O'Keefe and Olé Koretsky:
Andy Rourke hasn't brought out his autobiography or his memoirs yet. I think that it is unlikely he will be writing a book anytime soon.Love Andy's personal take on the Smiths and relationships with Johnny and Morrissey. When's his book coming out?
Music sounds good and rockin'.
I meant that the conversation/interview thing that Andy Rourke did with his good friend Peter Hook is on the 'Talkhouse Music Podcast' as well as being on 'SoundCloud':Andy Rourke hasn't brought out his autobiography or his memoirs yet. I think that it is unlikely he will be writing a book any time soon.
Andy Rourke has attempted to write an autobiography in the past called something like "Andy Rourke: My Life with The Smiths" or "Andy Rourke: My Life in The Smiths" or "Andy Rourke: Inside and Outside The Smiths". I don't know what happened I think that he got some money from a book publishers to write a book but nothing happened he wasn't able to write a book in the end back then.
You might be interested in this interview/conversation that Andy Rourke did with his good friend Peter Hook. They talk about Morrissey's book "Autobiography" in the conversation. Peter Hook has written 3 books so far! Peter Hook talks about his books in the conversation. I hope that this link works for you. It is also available on 'SoundCloud':
I really like Morrissey's book "Autobiography". I haven't read Morrissey's other recent book yet a novel called "List of the Lost". I understand that Morrissey has written some other books, articles and has created fanzines in the past as well as his songwriting and poetry. Morrissey used to write into the NME when he was very young and he even wrote scripts for television rather than for the stage/theatre or for films.
Andy Rourke says in his interview/conversation with Peter Hook that Mike Joyce and Craig Gannon have brought out autobiographies. Is this true?
I think that the original bass guitarist in The Smiths was Morrissey's friend Steve Pomfret. I think that Steve Pomfret might have also been friends with Johnny Marr. Do you know if Steve Pomfret has written any books?
The next bass guitarist in The Smiths was Dale Hibbert. Dale Hibbert's memoirs a book called "Boy, Interrupted: Memoir of a Former Smith" is a great read. I really like Dale Hibbert's book. The title of his book reminds me of the painting "Girl Interrupted at Her Music" and the autobiographical book which was later made into a film called "Girl, Interrupted".
The original drummer in The Smiths was Simon Wolstencroft ("Funky Si"). He has brought out a book of his memoirs called "You Can Drum But You Can't Hide" it is a fascinating read.
I think that Ivor Perry (from 'Easterhouse') was very briefly the lead guitarist in The Smiths after Johnny Marr left the group. I don't know if he has brought out any books?
I haven't read Johnny Marr's autobiography called "Set the Boy Free".
Do you know much about John Porter the record producer who worked with The Smiths? From what I understand he is a bass guitarist. I think he was friends with Johnny Marr.
Andy Rourke is playing bass guitar with his new band 'Blitz Vega' at the moment. They have a new single out called "Hey Christo" I think it is actually their debut single. You might be able to get to some of their gigs. 'Blitz Vega' is abbreviated to B.V.
didnt I predict all these twats/lawnmowers/coinhabitants would end up DJing?
Andy Rourke has started to do acting. Andy Rourke is part of the New York underground TV Show: "New Vague City" by KiNo. In "New Vague City", the dominant socio-political and mainstream vagueness of the 20th century is crumbling, pressurised under the prevalent uncertainty of the new millennium. Centred around a psychedelic poet, representing New York City, a group of individuals open up their rabbit holes to their diverse environments. The "New Vague City" name is sort of like a play on New York City.
There is a short teaser video from the "New Vague City" TV show on YouTube called "Andy (Rourke): Neighbours Been Complaining", but it is just a short video though.
This is a link to the "New Vague City" YouTube channel if you are interested: