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Podcast: Primevals & Beat Poets guitarist Tom Rafferty on Hendrix, Otis Redding and The Saints

October 24, 2011
PRIMEVALS and Beat Poets guitarist Tom Rafferty has long played and championed music that comes from anywhere but the mainstream.
Pebbles and Nuggets 60s Californian garage punk was one of the starting points for the Primevals, (a long time prior to their mid-90s re-issue inspired renaissance), while all forms of bebop, big band and classic jazz have inspired the man throughout his musical career. Alice Coltrane sits beside Dick Dale in hugely catholic range of influences.
In this, Part 1 of a two-part podcast, Tom talks about his formative musical influences and learning to play along to Hendrix, Otis Redding and Aussie punks The Saints in his bedroom in Mount Florida in Glasgow.
EDIT: (To download, click ‘share’ and then ‘link to mp3’ download then from
Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Killing Floor’, from Live at Monterey
Otis Redding – ‘Respect’, from Live in Europe. EDIT: Note that this is the Live in Europe version. Although played, in parts, quite quickly, Tom, quite rightly pointed out, it is considerably slower than the Monterey version – which I don’t have!
The Saints – ‘I’m Stranded’, from All Times Through Paradise (4 CD box set for £8.99 on download!)
Bonus Track:
Alex Chilton & His Beat Poets – ‘Respect’, from Live on Glasgow Green
Edit: The intro and outro music for the podcast is Lloyd Cole’s ‘Backwoods (reprise)’ available here on download at Amazon. But, fill your boots and shop at Lloyd’s online shop, it’s full of top quality lovelies from across the decades. You’ll find Backwoods on the album etc.
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