GARY STEEL digs up a previously unpublished interview with Chris Knox from 1986, in which the NZ music legend gives an amazing insight on the Flying Nun label, as well as his own music, and NZ music biz machinations in the 1980s.
In his Every Day In May series, GARY STEEL digs up pieces of our rich musical tapestry. [Translation: stories he’s penned over the past 40 years about NZ music]. Today’s victims – The Mockers, in a piece originally published in IT Magazine in 1980.
The idea? Every day in May, to mark NZ Music Month and 38 years of his own rancid opining and reportage, Gary Steel will present something from his considerable behind. Personal archive, that is. The following story appeared in Real Groove, July 1995.
In honour of NZ Music Month, Gary Steel climbs into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinters a different story Every Day In May (EDIM). Today’s piece appeared in the Times on 13 March, 1983.
We figured what with momentous release of Perreaux’s first loudspeakers, the Audiant SR35, and 2014 being the company’s 40th anniversary, it was an apt moment to quiz owner Martin van Rooyen, colloquially known as Marty.
With the imminent NZ tour of Matha Davis and The Motels, Gary Steel looks back to the time he interviewed them on their one and only previous trip to NZ, way back in 1980.
Gary Steel’s nightmare interview with The Stones.
For the first time ever, Gary Steel vs. Neil Finn in the infamous 2007 interview, unexpurgated and unmixed.
With respect to her induction into the New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame, Gary Steel digs out his 1987 interview with the singer-songwriter, who was newly flush with her unexpected second round of success.
Not so long ago, New Zealand was still debating as to whether rock music was ‘culture’. Now there’s a government-funded site celebrating NZ rock culture. Gary Steel chats with its convener.
Gary Steel converses with Steve Vai.
Gary Steel’s enormous 1986 article on the dismal Wellington rock scene.