Episode 10 – The Cloth

This episode is an audio supplement to Classic Pop magazine, issue 4, published May/June 2013. In this podcast I interview artist, Fraser Taylor, who was part of a design collective called The Cloth (1983-1987).

Fraser was one quarter of The Cloth along with David Band, Helen Manning and Brian Bolger. The art of Fraser Taylor and David Band featured on many record sleeves in the early eighties, most notably for Spandau Ballet, Altered Images, Aztec Camera and The Bluebells. Music from these artists and others is included in the episode along with archive interview content from Gary Kemp and David Band.

Fraser is now based back in Glasgow after a long time living in London and then Chicago and I caught up with him at Glasgow School of Art where he and David Band met in the late seventies.

Find out more about the work of The Cloth at: www.thecloth.co.uk

There’s also an active Facebook group and Glasgow School of Art maintain a profile for the collective on Instagram @thecloth80s

I hope you enjoy the episode, please subscribe at Apple Podcasts HERE and if you’re very nice, you could even leave a review. Art on your sleeve is also available for your listening pleasure on Spotify and Soundcloud.

This issue of Classic Pop magazine is now out of print but it is available to purchase in digital format from: https://pocketmags.com/classic-pop-magazine/classic-pop-eurythmics

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