The latest Long Live Vinyl magazine has a feature and interview with Malcolm Garrett. I actually let outa little squeal of delight when I saw his name on the cover. I’m still reading through it. I just took a short break to post the article here.
Of course he talks about SM and New Gold Dream…but discusses The American briefly too…and WOW! I very nearly pissed my pants (not from laughing…but shock and awe and wonderment) when he….well…you just read it. I won’t spoil it. But…shit! Yeah…that was just awesome! OH MY GOD! 😁❤️
Still keeping busy. Still with fingers in several musical (and other) pies, and still touring – what’s Steve Hillage up to these days? Mojo magazine finds out…
A short obit for Ken Pitt in this month’s Mojo magazine.
A very favourable review of the Rejuvenation box set inside the latest edition of Mojo magazine.
Oh, and post New Gold Dream…Sparkle In The Rain (just as the first example) only went straight in at number one in the UK chart and spawned three hit singles…but “they seldom came anywhere near that masterpiece”. Okaaaaay…
It’s the only bit of the review that is questionable to me.
An article and compendium piece inside the latest edition of New York magazine on all that is podcast…
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A fitting tribute for Ted.
Due for release on February 22nd on the Cherry Red Records label is a 5 CD box set of the best of Scottish music released on independent record labels from for first stages of punk in 1977, through to the modern mainstream in 1989.
It’s an impressive and extensive list of acts to come out of such a small country, and a number of them go on to find major commercial success – none more successful than “our” Simple Minds – then not quite fully formed and under the original moniker of Johnny And The Self Abusers. The song that features is Dead Vandals (of the two songs that JATSA commercially produced, this is the one I prefer – even though Saints And Sinners by its pace adheres more to the punk ethos).
Below is a review in the most recent issue of Record Collector magazine. The review is very good. At the end of the post, you find a “taster” playlist on Spotify as to what’s to come on the box set.
You’ll also find a documentary, well, more a multi-interview piece about the music scene in Scotland during this thriving and almost creatively saturated period – with contributions from industury insiders, DJs and presenters and musicians.