Every day in May, to mark NZ Music Month, Gary Steel presents something local from his considerable behind. Personal archive, that is. Today’s surprise item?
Our little tribute to Dave McArtney – who passed away today at the age of 62 – is this interview, conducted by Gary Steel, and published way back in 1981.
Gary Steel loves Rickie Lee Jones, who performs in Auckland this coming week. Below, he explains his love affair, and makes public for the first time an interview with the singer-songwriter conducted in 2003. See below for ticket giveaway!
Gary Steel revisits his first-ever trip to New York, and his chat with a music hero, avant guitarist Fred Frith.
Gary Steel interviewed XTC’s Andy Partridge during the group’s NZ tour in 1980, and heard about fear of flying and nervous breakdowns.
The Crocodiles were a late ’70s/early ’80s NZ band. They were really good. Here’s an interview with them.
The surprising, depressing, yet strangely hilarious story of Hawkwind’s tour of New Zealand. Compiled, and interviews conducted, by Gary Steel.