Malcolm McLaren

The erstwhile Sex Pistols manager and svengali had a continuing career in the 1990s making music for TV commercials which burgeoned after he cleverly put together operatic vocals and rhythmic backing for the British Airways theme Aria On Air. His tracks were in the main put together by Leigh Gorman, former bassist from Bow Wow Wow and producer of the other half of the Airhead album I produced. Leigh got me in to engineer some of Malcolm’s TV commercial music at Red Bus Studios and Marcus Studios, often with fabulous session musicians and artists, a willingness to co-opt out of copyright classical themes, and a no-compromises approach. This often led to bizarre and noteworthy situations and sessions – I’ll tell you a story or two over a drink some time perhaps…?!

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