To celebrate the imminent release of a lovely vinyl platter capturing the key moments of Wellington’s “terrorist” punk band Riot 111, here’s a story originally published in 1981.
Vinyl news and reviews
Shayne Carter’s three-night 20th anniversary stand gives birth to lively double Dimmer vinyl. GARY STEEL cadges a preview.
They say it’s a dud but GARY STEEL reckons Tim Buckley’s Sefronia album is a jewel that deserves another spin.
In 1981 “Smelly Feet” travelled the length and breadth of Aotearoa performing his confronting tunes to perplexed audiences and hawking his home-made singles. GARY STEEL was there.
MATT KELLY continues his epic new series with his review of an album that’s been dividing critics since its release in 1968.
Music connoisseur (and former member of Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band) RICK SNYDER selects his 10 favourite albums of ‘unique vocal music’.
Chris Thompson has a collectable new mini-album out this week. That Chris Thompson. Let GARY STEEL explain.
GARY STEEL actually listens all the way through a bunch of albums and has his say about them.