Shayne Carter’s incredible memoir gives GARY STEEL a complex.
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GARY STEEL reviews ace albums by Myele Manzanza, Faye Webster and Aldous Harding along with a few real turds. Despite its sometimes-arch over-intellectualism, Holly Herndon’s last album – 2015’s Platform – worked on its own terms as a very clever form of sliced and diced electronic pop. Sure, you […]
In this 1980 piece, GARY STEEL gets an unexpected interview with Elton ‘Rocketman’ John, and attends the formal press conference.
PAT PILCHER takes a backward glance at the demise of iTunes and buy-to-own vs streaming models like Spotify.
GARY STEEL made his pilgrimage to see the Mike & Micky show based on a lifelong fandom, but left with a sour taste in his mouth
The two living members of The Monkees play their last ever dates this week in NZ. Ahead of this three-date tour of the so-called Mike & Micky show, Mike ‘the Nes’ Nesmith talks to GARY STEEL, who also explains just why The Monkees are so great.
In Witchdoctor’s famous BLINDFOLD TEST, we invite a musician into an audiophile sound lounge and play them a provocative record selection. This time, revered Auckland-based singer-songwriter SJD visited GARY STEEL’s humble abode where he scoffed cream scones while passing comment on the mystery selection.
GARY STEEL is celebrating 40 years of music journalism by disintering and re-animating interviews and reviews from his fat archive. In this piece, he meets NATHAN HAINES to talk up his 2003 release, Squire For Hire.