Martin Glover performing at the 2009 Ilosaarirock festival.
|Also known as||Youth, Orion|
27 December 1960 |
Farnworth, Lancashire, England
|Genres||Rock, post-punk, experimental rock, electronica, ambient, dub|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, record producer|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, guitar, synthesizer|
|Associated acts||Killing Joke, The Verve, Brilliant, The Orb, The Fireman, Zodiac Youth, Celtic Cross, Transmission, Suns of Arqa, Vertical Smile, Paul McCartney|
Martin Glover, also known as Youth or Orion, (born 27 December 1960 in Farnworth, Lancashire) is a record producer and a founding member and bassist of Killing Joke. He is a member of The Fireman, along with Paul McCartney.
Glover originally named himself Pig Youth after the reggae chanter Big Youth, who was popular with late 1970s London punk bands. At age 15 he was in a punk band named The Rage, which toured with The Adverts. Later he joined 4" Be 2" - a band formed by John Lydon's brother Jimmy Lydon - and recorded the "One of the Lads" single with them.
Glover is most famous for being the bass player in Killing Joke. He left the band in 1982, and soon after founded his own commercially orientated dub funk band Brilliant, which recorded one album in 1986 before later disbanding.
In 1989, Youth and Alex Paterson started the WAU! Mr. Modo label. Their early releases of a selection of industrial techno dubs and heavy sound system dubs from artists such as Napthali, Manasseh, Bim Sherman and Jah Warrior are long deleted and fetch high sums in private sales.
Youth's connections with dub continued in the mid-1990s when he was asked by Adrian Sherwood to remix some of Bim Sherman's tracks for a reworking of the Miracle album. He also recently appeared on a Ted Parsons/NIC dub album, contributing a remix which opens with a sample from Glen Brown's "Version '78", a track originally released on the South East label.
In the early nineties, Glover formed techno and house music duo Blue Pearl together with American singer Durga McBroom. They scored a handful of hit singles including their blue vinyl debut "Naked In The Rain", which reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart and was also a #5 dance hit in the U.S. in 1990. It was followed by "Little Brother" and "(Can You) Feel the Passion".
Youth's Butterfly Records label has produced artists such as Take That, Wet Wet Wet, Tom Jones, The Orb, Maria McKee and Heather Nova. Youth was the co-producer of The Verve's Urban Hymns and Dolores O'Riordan's 'Are You Listening?'. He has also worked, produced and remixed for bands including Kate Bush, Guns N' Roses, Primal Scream, Embrace, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Art of Noise, Crowded House, Zoe, P.M. Dawn, Yazoo, Erasure, U2, Bananarama, INXS, James, Suns of Arqa, Depeche Mode, The Shamen, Misery Loves Co., Texas, Dido, Gravity Kills, Fake?, Pink Floyd and The Charlatans.
In 2008, Glover produced the Delays album Everything's the Rush, the Futureheads' This Is Not The World and worked on the debut album of American band The Daylights. In 2013, Glover produced the debut album Collective by the DIY indie rock band Echotape, followed by Meteorites by Echo and the Bunnymen and Lion by Peter Murphy (both set for release in 2014). The following year, Glover produced Culture Club's new album "Tribes" (set for release in early 2015), including first single "More Than Silence" which emerged in November 2014.
Also in 2008, Glover rejoined Killing Joke and is presently with them on bass.
Glover is credited with founding the first psychedelic trance record label, Dragonfly Records, as well as the Liquid Sound Design and Kamaflage Records labels. He is well known on the psychedelic trance scene, collaborating with Simon Posford and Saul Davies as Celtic Cross, with Greg Hunter and Simon Posford as Dub Trees, and on the project Zodiac Youth. He has performed both full-on trance as well as chill-out DJ sets at several Return to the Source parties, and released the Ambient Meditations 3 mix album on their label in 2000. His Butterfly Studios were also home of the Return to the Source offices circa 1999-2002.
Glover is a member of the band Transmission, together with Simon Tong of The Verve, Paul Ferguson of Killing Joke and Tim Bran of Dreadzone. He also played guitar on several tracks on the 2007 Client album "Heartland."
In mid-2010, Glover teamed up with Alex Paterson (The Orb) to compile a retrospective compilation album of tracks from the WAU! Mr Modo label. The album titled "Impossible Oddities" was released on CD and double vinyl on 25 October 2010 via Year Zero records.
On 27 October 2012, during the International Festival of Music Producers and Sound Designers SOUNDEDIT, Glover was awarded The Man with the Golden Ear Award.
||This section includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. (July 2012)|
Taken from Martin Glover's Youth site.
|Alien Sex Fiend||Who's Been Sleeping In My Brain?||Anagram Records||Produced|
|Art Of Noise||Art Of Love||China||Production/Remix|
|Blue Pearl||Blue Pearl||Big Life||Production|
|Blue Pearl||Naked In The Rain||Malarky||Produced|
|The Charlatans||Who We Touch||Frinck Recordings||Produced|
|Edwyn Collins||A Girl Like You||Remix|
|Crowded House||Together Alone||EMI||Production|
|The Cult||She Sells Sanctuary||Beggars Banquet Records||Add Prod/Mix|
|Howie Day||Stop All The World Now||Sony (US)||Produced|
|Dido||Don't Think Of Me||BMG||Production|
|The Drum Club||Drums Are Dangerous||Instinct||Production|
|Embrace||All You Good Good People||Producer|
|Embrace||Come Back To What You Know||Hut Records||Producer|
|Embrace||Forthcoming Title Tbc||Independiente||Produced|
|Embrace||Good Will Out||Independiente||Produced/Mixed|
|Erasure||Chorus (single)||Mute Records||Produced/Mixed|
|FAKE?||Switching on X||MusicTaste||Production|
|The Fireman||Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest||Hydra||Writer/Co-Producer|
|The Fireman||Electric Arguments||Hydra||Writer/Co-Producer|
|The Futureheads||This Is Not The World||Nul Records||Produced|
|Missy Higgins||Forthcoming Title Tbc||Virgin||Co-writer|
|Vanessa-Mae||The Capulets and The Montagues||Prod/Mix|
|Marilyn Manson||Mobscene||Interscope Records||Add. Prod/Remix|
|The Music||Come What May||Virgin||Produced|
|Heather Nova||Oyster||Big Life||Production|
|The Orb||Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld||Island Records||Co-Prod/Co-Writer|
|Beth Orton||Best Bit||Heavenly Recordings||Producer|
|P.M. Dawn||Set Adrift On Memory Bliss||Island||Add Prod/Mix|
|The Prostitutes||Deaf to the Call||X Production||Production|
|Sam Roberts Band||Lo-Fantasy||Secret Brain||Produced|
|Sonido Vegetal||Las Bases del Razonamiento||Maldito Digital||Producer|
|Sonido Vegetal||Verbena Calavera||Octubre (Sony Music)||Producer|
|The Sugarcubes||Vitamin||One Little Indian Records||12" Remix|
|Symposium||Bury You||Infectious Records||Producer|
|Symposium||Paint The Stars||Infectious Records||Producer|
|Tribazik||Data Warfare||Skyride||Mixing and additional production|
|U2||Night And Day||Island||12" Remix|
|Vega 4||Love Is The Music||Taste Media||Produced|
|The Verve||Bitter Sweet Symphony||Hut Records||Producer|
|The Verve||Lucky Man||Hut Records||Producer|
|The Verve||Sonnet||Hut Records||Producer|
|The Verve||Urban Hymns||Hut Records||Co-Producer|
- "Albums by Youth: Discography, songs, biography, and listening guide". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
- "Interview with Gaye Advert / Preview: "Beyond Punk" @ Signal Gallery « Arrested Motion". Arrestedmotion.com. 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
- Glover, Martin. "Before Killing Joke, Youth tells us about his whole adventure in punk rock". Louder Than War. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- 4" Be 2" – One Of The Lads (Island Records, WIP 6530, Vinyl, 7") at Discogs
- "Alex Paterson & Youth discuss "Impossible Oddities" Album OUT NOW". Year Zero. 26 November 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-05.
- "Are You Listening?: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
- "Suns Of Arqa - Jaggernaut Whirling Dub (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- "Charlatans, The - Who We Touch (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
- "Duran Duran's Andy Taylor Exclusive Interview". Thedivareview.com. 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
- "Echotape to release debut album "Collective"". Rogue Magazine. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- Słodkowski, Jędrzej (24 July 2012). "Pionier clubbingu, przyjaciel Bono, Brygada Kryzys... Znamy bohaterów Soundedit". Gazeta Wyborcza. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- "program - Soundedit 2012". SOUNDEDIT. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
- "Youth's CV". Martin Glover. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
- "Charlatans, The - Who We Touch". Discogs. Discogs.com.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Martin Glover.|
- You Say It's Your Birthday: Youth of Killing Joke from VH1
- Official Website
- Martin Glover: Before Killing Joke, Youth tells us about his whole adventure in punk rock