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Mar 8, 2019
E18: The Prodigy's Keith Flint R.I.P. + Jayne County audio interview
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In the absence of Mr. Mark Pringle, Barney Hoskyns and Jasper Murison-Bowie pay tribute to Keith Flint of the Prodigy, revisiting three articles from the RBP archive, including an interview conducted during the shoot for the 'Firestarter' video.

Three pieces by the week's featured writer Jeff Tamarkin spark discussion of Bay Area musicians Marty Balin, Greg Kihn and the Residents before talk turns to a brief but brilliant 1985 audio interview with Jayne County. Contemplating her influence as the first open transwoman in rock, Barney and Jasper listen to an excerpt from Ira Robbins' phone interview in which she talks of transitioning and working in a Berlin "house of prostitution".

Finally, Jasper and Barney introduce select highlights from the new additions to the RBP library: Beatles label court battles of the early '60s, Jeff Beck's 1970 visit to Motown, Alice Cooper's shock-rock and Rage Against the Machine raging against the corporate rock machine.

Produced by Jasper Murison-Bowie

Pieces discussed: The Prodigy's 'Firestarter', The Prodigy: Who Will Rave Your Soul?The Prodigy @ Glasgow AcademyJefferson AirplaneGreg KihnThe ResidentsJayne County interviewBeatles court battlesJeff Beck at MotownAlice CooperRage Against the MachineThe Associates Q&A

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