Dave Formula – ‘Satellite Sweetheart’ : Digital Download
Dave Formula's debut collection of 13 solo recordings featuring brand new collaborations on brand new material with Howard Devoto, Barry Adamson, John Doyle and, yes, John McGeoch. Additional performances are supplied by guest vocalists and musicians David McAlmont, Robert Wyatt, Jack Broadbent, Corinne Drewery, Joel Purnell and Dennis Rollins.
The collaboration with Barry Adamson, ‘Bison Heard’, recalls Paul’s Record Shop,
which sold imported calypso and blue beat singles, on Alexandra Road, Moss Side.
“It seemed like the coolest place on earth when I was being dragged up and down
on a Saturday afternoon, doing the shopping with my folks”, says Dave.
Dave was introduced to Howard Devoto in Manchester towards the end of 1977
by legendary producer Martin Hannett. The two have worked together subsequently
in Magazine and Luxuria, and together they have composed one of the album’s centre pieces in ‘Via Sacra’, which in turn lit the spark to the recent Magazine reformation.
“I persuaded Howard that it was time to be creative once more. A last chance to be venerable. An offer he couldn’t refuse”,