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 Connecting the notes 
 Martin Newell
 Matthew Ray  
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An hour long biographical radio program focusing on a differnt musical personality each week. Visit us online at or contact us by emailing . All shows originally aired live on Valley Free Radio, 103.3 FM WXOJ-LP in Northampton, MA
Working primarily in his hometown of Wivenhoe, Martin Newell takes a do-it-yourself approach to his music. He has been an outspoken critic of the recording industry for years, and his approach to music proves he practices what he preaches. Using a 4-track portastudio, Newell and friend Lol Elliot began recording songs as Cleaners from Venus in 1980. Cleaners from Venus continued this practice through most of the 80's. Self-distributing their music by cassette, they relied on underground buzz and fanzines to spread the word, turning down most record contracts offered their way, money and fame be damned.

Martin was kind enough to interview with the show and we've compiled the clips of that interview and put together a nice show, delivered live, from Valley Free Radio in Northampton. Enjoy!!


Martin Newell - Winter Palace II
Cleaners from Venus - Follow the Plough
Martin Newell - Julie Profumo
Cleaners from Venus - Illya Kuryakin
Cleaners from Venus - A Blue Wave
Cleaners from Venus - I was a Teenage Idiot Dancer
Cleaners from Venus - This Rainy Decade
Martin Newell - We'll Build a House
Martin Newell - The Jangling Man
Martin Newell w/ a poem about vinyl records
Cleaners from Venus - Gamma Ray Blue
Brotherhood of Lizards - Tinny Rain
Cleaners from Venus - Living on Nerve Ends

 Connecting the notes - 08/26/09 - Martin Newell Download Program Podcast
00:59:56 English 2009-08-26
 WXOJ-LP Northampton, MA
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