This is a fantastic chat with a host who clearly knows his stuff. Some great discussion about Allan's plans for the future, which include - of interest for all of you here - a new album and A NEW TOUR! Give it a listen.
Great listen! 😁 It's always a joy to hear Allan continuing his relaxed rate of promotion for Resurgence. I think it's great he's become more comfortable with the possibility of touring and now even considering a few Hollies songs in new keys suitable for his voice - If you ask me, maybe a pick or two from the plethora of their mid-late 70s ballads might work well with his modern retouch, as "Don't Let Me Down" did. 😏
Also, like I've said before, I always learn something(s) new amidst the re-appearing stories in these interviews, this time being his insight into the early 80s reunion period with Graham which I don't think Allan has really spoke about recently up to this point. I also had no idea and thought it was pretty cool he originally ran "Journey of Regret" through Carla Olson, whom I'm familiar with from her great collaboration work with Gene Clark. I'd really love to hear her version of the song! 😊
Post by calvertbesseralseric on Jan 2, 2020 23:02:35 GMT
It really is a fantastic chat and by far my favourite of his Resurgence promotion thus far. I loved hearing about his insights into not going to America alongside Graham, the fact he still owns the tapes for Reasons to Believe (and it sounds like he might be considering a remastering of that barely released album) and, as you mentioned, that he's already looking at getting a band together and working on arranging material for live performance, albeit at a slow pace. I'd love to hear Carla Olson's backing band working with him, personally, but these things are obviously improbable with Allan. Was a bit sad hearing about his distancing from Terry - it's obvious they had rather an acrimonious breakup in the 80s but I don't think Allan and the band ever did anything to deserve what he did.
Regarding the RRHOF incident, I don't want to completely derail here, but Allan briefly explaining his side in this interview opened a whole new perspective on the whole Terry Twitter fiasco for me - he said Terry was already acting evasive of him at the ceremony before they even went on stage, so this grudge he holds towards him probably dates back before then, possibly all the way back to the reasons he left in 1981. I brought up this point on the respective thread already, but Allan has far moved on from then, praising his contributions to the group in many of his recent interviews, so if that is the case, it's about time Terry let go of it!
I was interested to hear his side of things about the RRHOF fiasco. Interesting how Terry seemed confrontational from the offset. Again Allan appears professional and honest, and it appears that he’s aware of Terry’s pitiful rants on Twitter.
Either way, a great interview. I really enjoyed it.