Month: October 2011

Interview: “To be honest, I never did wear leather trousers” – VPRO magazine


In the Crossing Border festival special of VPRO magazine, Thomas van Aalten (who, writing about catholic, says: “It’s the sort of album you wish Scott Walker or David Bowie would eventually make”) talks to Gavin Friday:

“Some 16 year olds listen to Leonard Cohen, don’t they? Eventually people will get fed up with cheap entertainment. I grew up with music as an ideology, almost a political statement.”

Song: The Fly – by Gavin Friday – AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered


Gavin Friday’s cover of U2’s The Fly, included on “AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered”, Q magazine’s compilation album of U2 covers. Available with this month’s issue of Q Magazine.

Order the issue of Q magazine with the album including Gavin Friday’s cover: (UK only)

Gavin Friday covers U2’s The Fly

Gavin Friday has recorded U2’s The Fly for Q Magazine’s Achtung Baby covers album, “AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered”, in celebration of Achtung Baby’s 20th anniversary.

The covers album will come as a freebie with Q issue #305, out on October 25.

The full track listing is as follows:

Nine Inch Nails – Zoo Station
U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) – Even Better Than The Real Thing
Damien Rice – One
Patti Smith – Until The End Of The World
Garbage – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Depeche Mode – So Cruel
Snow Patrol – Mysterious Ways
The Fray – Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
Gavin Friday – The Fly
The Killers – Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
Glasvegas – Acrobat
Jack White – Love Is Blindness