Loose Canon — The extraordinary songs of Clive James and Pete Atkin

  In his introduction to Ian Shircore’s brilliant survey of the songs of Clive James and Pete Atkin, Stephen Fry writes: ‘those of us who have hugged the secret of this wonderfully gifted pair to ourselves can’t help feeling rather special and discerning, and we don’t need anyone else to clutter up the premises of … Read more Loose Canon — The extraordinary songs of Clive James and Pete Atkin

My long weekend with Pete and Clive

  Not many records survived my ill-judged and much-regretted mid-1980’s vinyl sell-off, but one entire oeuvre made the cut – the series of 1970’s albums by Pete Atkin with lyrics by Clive James. There are several reasons why the Pete and Clive LP’s were considered worth saving. It wasn’t just that I spent many of … Read more My long weekend with Pete and Clive