Stories about Cargo

Big Flame

Came across this the other day, apparently I wrote this in January 1986 when I was producing Big Flame. I guess at least it shows I used to have a sense of humour. “Big Flame are here. Perhaps only once in a producer’s life does he meet musical greatness. It happened to me when I …

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Geoff Hollows from Voltage

Hi John,the website brings back some memories!.My late brother Bob , best mate Darren and I ¬†recorded three sessions, with you at the helm twice and Ian Blackburn the last time, between ’80 and ’82.We used to pick the all night sessions ‘cos of the cheaper rate,but we always had a blast. Really good memories,still …

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Denny Pooley from the Monoconics

Hi John – attached the only “souvenirs” of the session my band Monoconics did at Cargo recording our 1st and only single, I think in 1980. The studio had been recommended to us by The Diagram Brothers (although quite a large portion of my singles collection seemed to have been recorded there too) who we …

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Dave Stowell from Stations about Martin Hannett

Hello John, I just read your website about Cargo.¬† My band, Stations, worked with Hannett on a 3-song session here in Chicago back in 1983.¬† We had sent him our first single and had then travelled to Manchester to meet him and convinced him to fly over to Chicago to record us here. At the …

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Leo Cubbin from English Electric

Hello John, I was in one of the many bands that recorded in your studio back in the late 70′s/early 80′s. Our first session was in 1979 (I think) and our band was called “English Electric” or we may not have even had a name. I’ve attached a couple of photos from that session. One …

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