Tobacco Dock, London
31 October - 2 November 2019
Tobacco Dock, London 31 October - 2 November 2019
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Tobacco Dock, London 31 October - 2 November 2019

Clive Langer


MPG Presents: What Makes A Great Record

  • 14:15 - 15:15
  • Thursday 8 November
  • Making A Record
  • The Boardwalk Room

    About Clive

    Clive Langer is one of the most influential music producers of the last forty years. Developing a sound he describes as “That English Pop Thing”, Langer together with co-producer Alan Winstanley began recording during a hugely prolific period in the history of British pop culture in the late 70s and 80s. Whilst at university in Liverpool Langer joined the cult art rock band Deaf School, releasing three albums and described by Mojo founder Paul Du Noyer as “two of the bands that matter most”, in the history of Liverpool’s famous musical heritage. Moving behind the desk, Langer’s production credits read like a pop hall of fame. The debut Madness album One Step Beyond began a series of work with artistes over the next decades including David Bowie, Morrissey, The Teardrop Explodes, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Catatonia, Bush and They Might Be Giants to name a few. His production work with Elvis Costello led to the pair co-writing the iconic song Shipbuilding, sung by Robert Wyatt and addressing head on the controversy of the Falklands conflict. The song is a favourite of Lawrence Bell, founder of Domino Records where Clive is now again signed as an artiste after returning to performing with his new band The Clang Group. Now back recording with Deaf School and with tens of millions of records sold around the globe, “that British pop thing” defines the sound of not just one, but several generations.

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