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Richard Dawson Part 1: 2004 - 2015
Episode 3015th July 2021 • Temporary Fandoms • Temporary Fandoms
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Once-in-a-generation-genius or purveyor of medieval cosplay whimsy?

Nick and Ewan are joined by singer and pod regular Zoë Von Hess and podcaster Nick Taylor (My Teenage Band) to scrutinise the first four albums by Newcastle's Richard Dawson.

Can he actually play the guitar? Does it even matter? To quote Dawson himself "Why don't more people sing with their funny voices?"

In this episode we discuss these records:

Richard Dawson Sings Songs and Plays Guitar (2005) (this is not available to stream anywhere expect the YouTubes)

The Magic Bridge (2011)

The Glass Trunk (2013)

Nothing Important (2014)

And trust me, you really wanna come back for the next episode for his finest work.

NOTE: This was originally intended to be released later in the season so we may reference that, don't worry there are more episodes to come!!!

As usual there's a Spotify playlist incorporating the podcast and selected songs which you can find at

You can buy all the albums and more direct from Bandcamp (and you really should)

The Guests:

Our guide for the records was Zoë Von Hess, who sings backing vocals on the recent release by Blood, Wine or Honey, available here:

Nick Taylor last joined us for Mclusky and Future of the Left, but he can usually be heard  hosting the excellent My Teenage Band podcast here:

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Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his Bandcamp

Additional music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions

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