Word Podcast 337 (audio-visual version) – David Mitchell on why writing about the rock boom of 1967 is “an open goal”

Novelist David Mitchell on Utopia Avenue, his fictional account of life in a band (Sunday Times No 1 best-seller!) – plus Bucks Fizz at the Malvern Winter Gardens, the lure of Marillion, the effect of Abba on tooth enamel, “the high register vocabulary” of Rush, the novelistic tangles of the White Album and Tales From Topographic Oceans, and Bowie’s piercing predictions about the internet in 1999 – plus “the Greatest Record Ever Made”.



Utopia Avenue …





Bowie talks to Jeremy Paxman about the internet …


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