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When not busy with his band Young Fresh Fellows or his other band R.E.M. or his other band Tuatara, Scott McCaughey keeps himself busy with his side project, The Minus 5.
For each of its seven albums, he has recruited an entourage of rock elites, including most recently Jeff Tweedy, Colin Meloy, Sean Nelson, Ken Stringfellow, Kelly Hogan, Glen Kotche, John Wesley Harding and on and on and on.
Basically, those who cannot get enough of making music have found their way into the studio to try to keep up with the restless McCaughey (pronounced "McCoy").
Then there's the touring. Again, McCaughey keeps it real by recruiting rock veterans from his private cabal, most often Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Bill Rieflin (Ministry, KMFDM) and John Ramberg (Model Rockets).
Posted on 27 Apr 2006
Long Live Scott McCaughey: An Interview with The Minus 5
by John Kenyon - PopMatters
It was 1989, and the Replacements seemed poised for stardom. The band's second major label disc, Don't Tell a Soul, was slick and radio ready. They were on MTV, occasionally on the radio. Finally, the only band that mattered was about to break through.
With that in mind, it seemed unbelievably cool that, in the liner notes for the disc, in small type at the very bottom, were the letters "LLYFF." Newcomers who liked the cut of Tommy Stinson's jib in the video for "I'll Be You" probably thought it was some sort of record company code. But for longtime fans it was a code of another sort: "Long Live Young Fresh Fellows." That band of Seattle goof-rock misfits had accompanied the 'Mats on a recent tour, following the ultimate endorsement issued by Paul Westerberg two years earlier, telling Creem: "If you think we're good, they're the best band in the world."
Posted on 19 Apr 2006
Robyn Hitchcock and the Minus 3 | European Tour
22 Hyde Park Wireless Festival London
24 Cannon Hill Park 'Open Air MAC Theatre' Birmingham
25 Harewood House Wireless Festival Leeds
4 Loppen Copenhagen
5 Tredgarn Accelerator Festival Goteborg
6 Rockerfeller Oslo
7 Peace & Love Festival Accelerator Stage Borlange, Sweden
9 Oxfordshire Folk Festival Cornbury
Posted on 11 Apr 2006
Tour news and Athens bootleg
Now that the tour is over, new dates are coming in. The way it looks, there will be another European tour of Robyn Hitchcock with the Minus Three. And this time they will not limit themselves to the UK, but seems they will go as far as Scandinavia, with one date already confirmed, July 6th Rockefeller Music Hall
, Norway. And possibly 2 more dates in Sweden to follow. In the UK they will not only play the Wireless Festival, but now also The Cornbury Festival
have confirmed them for Sunday July 9th.
Posted on 10 Apr 2006
Interview with Y100 rocks Radio. And tour pictures
Last week Scott was interviewed backstage at their Philadelphia show for the Philly-based internet radio station Y100Rocks.com
. The interview will air this Tuesday(April 4th) afternoon at 3pm ET, and you can listen to it here
are some pictures that people send me in the last few weeks of the Minus 5 tour.
Thanks to all contributors
Posted on 03 Apr 2006
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The Minus 5
Young Fresh Fellows
October 29& 30 - Fantastic Dracula Carnival, KU Disco, Benidorm, Spain
The Baseball Project
Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon
Pogues tribute band feat. Scott McCaughey
Scott McCaughey plays in M. Ward's touring band
see M. Ward Tourdates
The Lowe Beats
Nick Lowe tribute band feat. Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Jim Sangster and Graham Black
Feat. Bill Rieflin and Peter Buck
Feat. John Ramberg and Jim Sangster
The Baseball Project / The Minus 5, Redeyed in Austin, Vinyl EP for RSD 2015
Out: 18 April 2015
Minus 5 - Dungeon Golds
The Tripwires - Get Young
Tuatara - Underworld