James has recently been interviewed by Spizz Energi for the latter’s Resonance FM radio show called Spizz FM. Along with the chat, Spizz plays James’ choice of tracks.
Spizz is the leader of punk band Spizzenergi, notable for the indie chart hit Where’s Captain Kirk? back in 1979/80. He still tours.
Listen to the show here.
James has recently given an interview with MetalTalk, where he talks about aspirations for a new album with Gene Loves Jezebel plus a new solo album, as well as live work with his bands Holy Holy, International Swingers, Chelsea and The Cult etc.
Read the interview on the MetalTalk website.
James Stevenson is releasing a 2-CD album showcasing some of the many bands and artists that he has worked with over the past forty years. Entitled 40 Years In The Rock ‘n’ Roll Wilderness, the 32-track album features four Gene Loves Jezebel songs plus a Jay Aston solo. It is available for pre-order now at James’ website for early February release.
Full track-listing is as follows:
Urban Kids – Chelsea
Trouble Is The Day – Chelsea
Barmy London Army – Charlie Harper
Andy Warhol (live) – Gen X
Baby Sign Here With Me – Henry Badowski
Water On Glass – Kim Wilde
Tell Him – Annabel Lamb
Heat – Hot Club
Don’t Worry – The Smart
Big Tears – Gary Holton and The Gang Show
Desire (Come And Get It) – Gene Loves Jezebel
Break The Chain – Gene Loves Jezebel
Brand New You’re Retro – Tricky
Come Naturally – Gene Loves Jezebel
Who Wants To Go To Heaven? – Jay Aston
Jealous (acoustic version) – Gene Loves Jezebel
45 RPM – The Alarm
Superchannel – The Alarm
My Town – The Alarm
Move Over – Beki Bondage
Sod The War – Chelsea
Living In The Urban UK – Chelsea
Cosy Family Way – Chelsea
Home – Chelsea
Open Mind – Glen Matlock And The Philistines
Hey Mister – Glen Matlock And The Philistines
FBI – The International Swingers
Fool’s Holiday – The International Swingers
Whatever Works Now – The International Swingers
The Width Of A Circle (live) – Holy Holy
Suzi’s Problem – James Stevenson
Come On People – James Stevenson
The In The Poppy Fields blog have once again interviewed James, where he talks about what he’s up to this year, including the new Gene Loves jezebel album, plus plans for a follow up solo album and his long-awaited book.
Read the interview here
James has his 2014 solo album, Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over, now available on vinyl. Until now it has only been available in limited numbers – including to pledgers of the new Gene Loves Jezebel album, Dance Underwater – but is now on general sale via his website.
It is a blue vinyl edition with gatefold sleeve.
Written by James and produced by Peter Walsh, many of the songs feature Peter Rizzo on bass and/or Chris Bell on drums, with Jay co-writing one of the songs. On Go Mister, you will find both Pete and Chris alongside James.
If you are interested in the guitars, amps and effects that James uses in the studio or on the road with various bands then have a read of this new interview with James by Martin McCann on the New Hellfire Club website.