- 17 Nov 04
"In a sense really Ghost Town is a skip full of memories and old stuff and childhood memories."
The Radiators' Phil Chevron reflects on the recording of Ghost Town
"With Ghost Town I think we did a fairly outstanding job. I remember it being a really happy time. We recorded it in the middle of the 1978 World Cup.
"There was a kind of urban feel to recording it because we did it in Tony Visconti’s studio in Soho. Visconti was such a hero to us. His attitude was always to try out some of the mad stuff. We did some funny things. I mean, on ‘Walking Home Alone Again’, I used one of Marc Bolans guitars through the exact amp set up Tony had used on ‘Jeepster’. So all that was fun stuff but there was knowingness in trying to connect to it.
"You know in writing an album about what it was like to grow up in Dublin in the seventies, for me and Pete in particular, Bowie and Bolan were the soundtrack. So there was a real validity there, you know. It was using the past as a yardstick and trying to forge something new. In a sense really Ghost Town is a skip full of memories and old stuff and childhood memories."