It’s seen a long gestation – what with Malcolm Black’s death and then Covid getting in the way. But this week sees the release of DIRT’s debut, Bloom. GARY STEEL asks Nick Sampson all about it, and hears about the Netherworld Dancing Toys adventure in the ‘80s as well.
Music and movie related interviews
In March 1994 GARY STEEL wrote an epic feature in which he tracked down Kiwi notables whose celebrity star had faded or been truncated. Here’s the unexpurgated version.
Grant Gillanders deserves a medal for his services to New Zealand music. The archivist/label owner submits to the great Witchdoctor Q&A.
He’s our best classical artist and concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia. RICHARD BETTS has a wide-ranging conversation with Andrew Beer.
Forty years ago the Screaming Meemees were a genuine pop sensation in NZ. GARY STEEL marks the occasion with two stories from 1981.
GARY STEEL pulls yet another mouldy 40-year-old story out of his considerable behind. This one’s about an obscure Wellington group called The Digits.
New Zealand was a different planet back in 1981. GARY STEEL dips into his bulging archive with this piece on Wellington record label Bunk.
GARY STEEL excavates a thing about Snakefinger for a tour that never happened from his mouldering vaults. Originally published 12 May 1981 Sometime in 1971, Briton Philip Lithman decided that the primal boogie monster he was playing virtuoso guitar solos for wast at an end: “I just felt that […]