Welcome to episode 106 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. I nabbed a wee chat with Andrew Fagan – he of the Mockers and of course his own career, poetry, songs, a life on the seas – a stint as a radio programmer and DJ, first as a Kiwi […]
Mockers San Fran Friday, March 2 I missed last year’s reunion tour by the Mockers – so I was eager to see this. Also, the recent CD/DVD package from last year’s Powerstation show confirmed what people had said about last year’s tour; this version of the band can really play! It’s a good night out.
Mockers Live At The Powerstation (Independent) The recent reunion tour of the Mockers was a triumph – here’s the (lasting) proof, the band’s Powerstation gig from its national tour captured on double-CD and DVD. In the time since the band broke up its guitarist Brett Adams went away and became one of the best and […]
Fagan and The People Ancestor – EP Big Ears NZ I always thought Andrew Fagan was one of the great singer/songwriters in New Zealand music – a sometimes mesmerising frontperson too; always intriguing – and he had this poetic sensibility as well as the more obviously affected rambling-shaman vibe. I loved The Mockers. And I […]
The Mockers, Culprit and The King (1985) It’s been a long, long time on the Vinyl Countdown since I mentioned Swear It’s True – a great record. I loved The Mockers as a kid, growing up, one of New Zealand’s great bands for me. And I’ve always returned to their catalogue – but you know […]
Celebrating 30 years in the business Andrew Fagan will perform nine shows across NZ this summer with his group, Andrew Fagan & The People. It will be a case of something old and something new – with hits from The Mockers and material from a brand new EP, The Ancestor (released Friday December 5, available […]
The Mockers, Swear It’s True (1984) My memory (the main one) of The Mockers was seeing a drunk Andrew Fagan on the New Year’s Eve TV specials back in the day when the TV stations closed down at midnight or thereabouts but sometimes went all the way through or at least until 2am on New […]