The Dalai Lama has made his first album at the age of 85 with the help of a couple of enthusiastic New Zealanders. GARY STEEL put them through the great Witchdoctor Q&A.
GARY STEEL – who has been flinging his controversial critiques at a disgruntled public for more than 40 years – gives the background to his new A To Z Of Album Reviews.
Music connoisseur (and former member of Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band) RICK SNYDER selects his 10 favourite albums of ‘unique vocal music’.
What better time than a global pandemic to launch a brave new music venture resurrecting our neglected past? RICHARD BETTS on the Rattle record label’s brain wave.
It’s a music genre that’s been reviled for decades, yet it remains stubbornly popular with music freaks who demand more than a two-chord thrash. GARY STEEL writes in defence of prog-rock.
Some gadgets save us time and cash and offer genuine solutions. Others are a complete waste of plastic. GARY STEEL assesses on a case-by-case basis. This time round he’s got a popular vinyl record washer in his sights.
Tom ‘Squarepusher’ Jenkinson continues to make sporadically brilliant and often maddening “smashed-together” musical concatenations. GARY STEEL examines the problem.
GARY STEEL has a rule about nostalgia. The rule is never to indulge in it. Let it be known that in this story he breaks his own rule about the most seminal year in his life and in music.