Directed by Richard Heslop
Edit by Sam Sharples
Ex Superstar Joe McAlinden's first solo recording released 05/06/2020. The track ‘209’ is released with this video from director Richard Heslop who’s credits include Queen, Paul McCartney, The Cure, Smiths and Happy Mondays.
‘209’ is the first track taken from Joe's forthcoming solo LP due later this year and was inspired by a beautiful, unfinished book borrowed from a friend...
‘The book became too close to my reality at the time so I really don’t want to know how it ends. It sits on my bedside table, bookmark in place, sheltering words, gathering dust. The last words I remember reading sit at the top of page 209...
‘This Is A Love Story’’.
Joe had a band called Superstar who were originally signed to Creation Records by Alan McGee in 1992 and, up until 2000, released around six albums. More recently under the moniker ‘ _Linden', he recorded two albums under the watchful eye of Edwyn Collins which were released on AED Records (UK) and Slumberland Records (US).
As an artist Joe has worked with many people including Teenage Fanclub, Big Star/ Alex Chilton, Rod Stewart, Edwyn Collins , The Boy Hairdressers, BMX Bandits, Matthew Sweet, artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, writer Alan Warner, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, LSO and The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band.
Joe has also developed a reputation as a producer and for his work developing new talent. Check out some young artists he is working with looking at Argyll and Joe’s production business Single Track. https://youtu.be/htQ1GFmeaqo
Check out Joe's website here
Single Track Stories:
A short film by Ben Ogunbuyi documenting the relationship between Scottish artists JR Green and Ess Gee about the creative writing and recording process with producer and founder of Single Track Recordings, Joe McAlinden.
Shot and edited by Ben Ogunbiyi | Produced by Stephen O’Reilly