This week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of The Strokes' debut EP 'The Modern Age' - so what better time to get band producer Gordon Raphael on the show to talk all about New York's finest?
*If you want to skip our prattling on about why we love The Strokes, you can hear the interview at 27:55. It's good prattling though*
Gordon gives us the inside track on the music that kicked off not just The Strokes' career, but a whole era in indie rock'n'roll on both sides of the Atlantic:
His memories of meeting Julian Casablancas and co for the first time after a show in a New York bar
How 'The Modern Age' went from being a three-track demo recorded over a couple of days to an EP that sparked a record company bidding war
All the juicy detail on the recording of The Strokes' generation-defining debut album 'Is This It', including a track-by-track run through and studio secrets
Gordon also talks us through his work on the band's follow-up LP 'Room on Fire' and third album 'First Impressions of Earth', a project which he would ultimately exit before completion.
We also delve into Gordon's own weird and wonderful musical career pre-Strokes and find out who he has been working with more recently now he's based in the UK. Check out these artists and let us know what you think, listeners....