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   'Sharp! Flicknife Records And Other Adventures'   

   New book to feature Charlie Harper content  

SHARP! by Frenchy GloderMarco 'Frenchy' Gloder, the man behind Flicknife Records, who put out Charlie Harper's debut solo album 'Stolen Property' back in 1982 as well as the Urban Dogs' second long-player 'No Pedigree' in 1985 has been working with Greg Healey to bring you the untold story of his life and times.

Over two years in the making, the book is to be entitled 'SHARP! Flicknife Records And Other Adventures' and is set for publication on 1 September 2016 by New Haven Publishing Ltd, with the ISBN: 9781910705421.

The following news story appeared on the FLICKNIFE BLOG about the forthcoming book:

"'Sharp! Flicknife Records and Other Adventures' is an unflinching and honest portrait of Marc ‘Frenchy’ Gloderʼs journey from Grenoble ghetto to independent record label success at the heart of Londonʼs music scene.
Published on 1st September 2016 by New Haven, Marco ‘Frenchy’ Gloder's memoirs is co-written with Greg Healey and is the result of over two years of extensive interviews. A fascinating and in depth insight into the world of counter culture and alternative music, from the mid 1960s to the early 1990s, it touches on Soul boys, freaks, punks, goth and beyond.
A tale of tragedy, excess, adventure and close calls it describes Europeʼs exploding post war youth movements at first hand.
Frenchy gives a unique insight into the festivals, communes and student strikes of the late 1960s, life in the squats of early Punk, and the rise of independent music in the 80s.
Be it the street gangs of his youth, who settled their differences with knife fights, or his doomed attempt to smuggle heroin from Iran that ended in imprisonment in an Iranian jail, Frenchyʼs story has the kind of drama that comes from living life on the edge.
As he found his place in the music business with the launch of Flicknife, Frenchy worked with some of the most important names in alternative music. Hawkwind, Alien Sex Fiend , Charlie Harper, Glen Matlock, The Saints, The Barracudas and many more found a home on his label, and he hung out with a host of others, including Lemmy, Jimmy Page and the Velvet Undergroundʼs Nico.
A truly extraordinary memoir of truly extraordinary times.
There you have it Flickers, everything you've ever wanted to know about the life of Frenchy and the founding of Flicknife in one snappy lookin' book! It'll be available from all good retailers from September 1st..."

Charlie features on recent Blog

Charlie Harper - Stolen PropertyOn the fourth Flicknife Blog, published 12 May 2016 and written by label manager Taheg Gloder, there is a short article about Charlie's solo LP featured in the Blog titled: '#4 - The Releases That Forged The Legend'

"3: Charlie Harper 'Stolen Property': This was the first album ever released by Flicknife. Featuring most of the members of the U.K Subs, plus a smattering of Mood 6, Charlie's version of 'Pin Ups' is fantastic. More importantly though, making this album was a great laugh! Working in a tiny 8 track studio alongside Charlie, it was like hanging out with friends. There was no pressure, the whole thing was done in the space of a week, a lot of fun. The icing on the cake was when the album did really well, it showed that we needed to up our game and start releasing more albums."

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"Marco 'Frenchy' Gloder: From a romani Italian background, Marco 'Frenchy' Gloder spent his early years travelling. In the early 1970's, he was back on the road, spending the 'summer of love' in Amsterdam and later, on the now famous 'hippy trail' going to and from India. After arriving in London in 1976 and being part of the early punk scene, he started Flicknife Records and associated labels, in 1980. By 1985, it was a top 10 Indie label after having 2 top 50 albums and 3 top 60 singles plus 10 top 10 Indie Charts singles. Frenchy worked with bands of all genres giving him wide experience in targeting the right market. Furthermore, Flicknife was the first label to release bands and artists such as Dogs D'Amour, Ozric Tentacles, London Cowboys and many more.SG records, the dance label of Flicknife was distributed through Virgin and was very successful with SOHO and Adamski, scoring a #7 hit and a Top 10 album.Lately, Flicknife Records signed Slydigs, a band that is now thriving, currently on tour with the Who in Canada/USA.. In April 2015, the Voluntears were added to the roster. This band has attracted a lot of media attention and have been tipped for a great future.As Record Collector put it:'Flicknife Records' catalogue is a who's who of the underground. A truly legendary UK label'.Greg Healey:Greg Healey is currently writing a book on 1970s popular culture for New Haven Publishing, called Decade of Discontent - The Seventies Then & Now. He has been writing about music and various other aspects of international culture for over ten years. He has become a regular contributor of feature articles and reviews to Shindig! Magazine and is currently writing a book about the independent record label Flicknife and the life of its owner, Frenchy Gloder. He was a long term contributor to and staff writer for the Pacific North West arts magazine Redefine and has written for various other magazines on a range of subjects. Greg is also a musician, releasing albums under the name HealeyIsland, initially on WLM and more recently on Flicknife Records."

"'Sharp! Flicknife Records and Other Adventures' is an unflinching and honest portrait of Marc Frenchy Gloder's journey from Grenoble ghetto to independent record label success at the heart of London's music scene. Published on 1st September 2016 by New Haven, Marco Frenchy Gloder's memoirs is co-written with Greg Healey and is the result of over two years of extensive interviews. A fascinating and in depth insight into the world of counter culture and alternative music, from the mid 1960s to the early 1990s, it touches on Soul boys, freaks, punks, goth and beyond.A tale of tragedy, excess, adventure and close calls it describes Europe's exploding post war youth movements at first hand.Frenchy gives a unique insight into the festivals, communes and student strikes of the late 1960s, life in the squats of early Punk, and the rise of independent music in the 80s.Be it the street gangs of his youth, who settled their differences with knife fights, or his doomed attempt to smuggle heroin from Iran that ended in imprisonment in an Iranian jail, Frenchy's story has the kind of drama that comes from living life on the edge.As he found his place in the music business with the launch of Flicknife, Frenchy worked with some of the most important names in alternative music. Hawkwind, Alien Sex Fiend , Charlie Harper, Glen Matlock, The Saints, The Barracudas and many more found a home on his label, and he hung out with a host of others, including Lemmy, Jimmy Page and the Velvet Underground's Nico. A truly extraordinary memoir of truly extraordinary times."

Thanks to Frenchy for supplying the pictures exclusive to this T&M story...