Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library.
When Crowther – who played in Split Enz as “Emyln Crowther” – was fired from the band in 1976 he carried on with his tinkering and electronics hobby and developed his passion-project, the Hotcake guitar pedal.
Since then he has made pedals, at home, a garden-shed project with his wife.
He’s also been a live sound engineer – most notably working extensively with The Mutton Birds.
We sat in Paul’s house and talked about all of this. I saw the analogue synth he build in the earliest days of Split Enz and his electronic practice drum-kit that’s set up permanently for practice purposes.
Paul is one of my drum heroes. A master that played on one of my favourite albums. I would have wanted to talk to him just for that and just about that – but of course there’s so much more to his story. And you’ll hear that here.
I hope you enjoy.