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Errol Tout interviewed by John Bannister in the Perth Independent Music project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4298580
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Tout, Errol, 1959-, Interviewee
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2008 
2 sound files (ca. 115 min.) 

Perth Independent Music project.


Errol Harold Tout speaks about his early years; Max Kay; buying an acoustic guitar (1978), teaching himself guitar; architecture and music; his musical influences; Steely Dan; Booby Brothers; John Martin; Black Sabbath; Led Zeppelin; Perth scene in the (1970s); Fatty Lumpkin; The Elks; The Dugites; Manikins and Neil Fernandes; venues; the breeding ground for punk; Dave Warner; his first band (1984); recording music; James Hewgell; his solo album; Atmospherics (1985); Willam Vandervist; getting gigs (1985); Neil Wedd; playing in a group; his first guitar lesson (1987); Andy Summers of The Police; The Durutti Column; Robert Fripp; his overseas experience; John Butler; Niall Lucy; The Triffids; the difficulties of distances and travel; memories of America; major culture shock; the sad story of David Healthcott; Mark McAndrew; the humour in Perth music; successful Perth bands; Europe and America touring scene; Jill Burt; Bono, U2; practising music; testing his commitment; professional musicians; staying in Perth; the music industry; fun bands; The Body Corporate; Love Pump; Rhythm Method; The Fat; fitting into the pub rock scene; Jim Payne; other bands and performers; new band with Weighell & Neil Trainer; venues; King Pig.

Tout talks about programme music and architecture; Jonathon Cope and The Car Thieves; The Ozone; the direction of his music career; producing albums (1989); recording experiences; James Hewgill; The Tilting Room; Kevin Bloody Wilson; Kevin Gibson; Steve Tallis; Peter Grandison and Norman Parkhill; other experiences in Perth; music and musicians; Lindsay Vickery; rock and classical musicians; the Indie scene; jazz musicians; his feeling around profession musicians; Garry Ridge; producer killed in car accident; Lindsay Wells; playing with the best guitar players in Australia; Graham Green; John Mayer; creating own sound in Perth; loosing enthusiasm; need for management; recording an album on Dell computers; costs of touring and the process of recording; numbers of albums being put out; working on the web; missing performing; recent performances; Simon Neild; performing techniques; his masters in architecture; translating music into architecture; analogue to digital affecting sound; financial pressure; learning from people; John Verlani; the role of the audience and the producer; trusting self; Chet Atkins; Tommy Emanuel; Brian Eno's recording process; music being his hobby and money not being the driving force; reflects on his wonderful years.


Recorded on December 12, 2007 at Perth, W.A.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 64 leaves). 
Subjects Tout, Errol, 1959- -- Interviews.  |  Musicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Architects -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Guitarists -- Western Australia -- Perth -- Interviews.  |  Composers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Punk rock music -- Western Australia -- Perth -- History.
Occupation Musicians.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer


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