EP79 - Eddie Piller - MD of Acid Jazz Records - The Modcast - ”Like a gun, gonna shoot my best shot baby”
On this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I am joined by another music industry legend Eddie Piller.
Not only is he the Founder & MD of the magnificent Acid Jazz Records but he's also a Radio Presenter, Writer, DJ, Podcaster, Producer, Manager and Festival Curator.
A legendary figure in the Mod scene and beyond, he was also the man that Paul Weller turned to play records at his fiftieth birthday party!.
In this episode, we kick off the conversation with his discovery of punk and The Jam via chicken pox. Eddie would go on to see the band over 50 times live, following them all over the country and even overseas whilst still a teenager.
We'll hear about the mod explosion of the late 70s and 80s, interviews with Paul, a shared love of music, clothes and Mod and other connections over the years from the controversial King Truman Project, to a missed opportunity to bring him to his record label and how he secured the big one - that two part 2019 Modcast Interview with PW.
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