In 40 YEARS IN 52 WEEKS, GARY STEEL trawls through his archives to celebrate a lifetime of writing about modern music, and pens some new perspectives to mark the occasion. The subject of today’s piece: 1979.
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Hamilton’s Tron Records’ store manager Grant Petersen and owner Kerry (Rocky) O’Rourke sat down to discuss the store’s beginnings, future, customers and plenty more for RICHARD VAREY.
GARY STEEL stole a dead man’s job and kept doing it for 19 long years.
In Witchdoctor’s famous BLINDFOLD TEST, we invite a musician into an audiophile sound lounge and play them a provocative record selection. This week, former Thompson Twins and sometime International Observer TOM BAILEY is put to the test at Auckland’s Audio Reference showroom. GARY STEEL is the DJ selector.
GARY STEEL remembers what it was like to be an adolescent obsessed with dead rock stars.
GARY STEEL has a mid-to-late-life crisis as he loses his man-cave and pontificates the importance of exactitude in the filing of record collections, and other related ephemera.
Have you tried a Spin Clean with The Groovinator? Or L’Art du Son? RICHARD VAREY has, and it’s not only given new life to his vinyl, but it’s also therapeutic!
So says GARY STEEL, who interviewed Hans Joachim Irmler of the Krautrock legends in 2006. Presented as part of an ongoing series, Flashes From The Archives Of Oblivion, in which Steel dredges up key moments from his considerable archive. When Real Groove’s esteemed editor gave me the rare opportunity to […]