October 09, 2010

"The return of the acid prankster. Glen Sweeney tells the Third Ear Band story". A 1990 Nigel Cross interview.

One of the best interview ever made it's that Nigel Cross had with Glen Sweeney for the English fanzine called "Unhinged". Published in Spring 1990, now out of print, it's a very long, deep excursion through the TEB glorious epic, with some interesting revelations about facts and people involved (& funny anedocts), that inspired my little book on the band titled "Necromancers of the drifting West", printed in 1997.
(Just a recommendation: not all the things Glen says are true or totally true, but it's all part of the TEB Glorious Epic...)

                   ©"Unhinged" 1990

[Note: other 'classic' TEB interview on this Archive are at http://ghettoraga.blogspot.com/2010/02/old-funny-article-on-teb-by-chris-welch.html (a Chris Welch 1969 interview), http://ghettoraga.blogspot.com/2010/01/very-precious-little-group-at-one-time.html and http://ghettoraga.blogspot.com/2010/01/very-precious-little-group-at-one-time_26.html (a two-parts Richard Williams 1970 interview) and  http://ghettoraga.blogspot.com/2010/06/glen-sweeney-interviewed-himself-in.html (a Sweeney 'auto-interview' about  The Hydrogen Jukebox recorded in 1989]
no©2010 Luca Ferrari


  1. Classic stuff - many, many thanks for this Luca. There appears to a chunk missing in the overall chronology of Glen's inspired narrative - between Francesca Annis and Ron Kort. I'm assuming that's missing in the original too?

  2. Sorry, but I've done a big mess with the pages! Now it might be ok...

  3. What a fantastic post! Thank you Luca.