Music connoisseur (and former member of Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band) RICK SNYDER selects his 10 favourite albums of ‘unique vocal music’.
Vinyl news and reviews
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.
An occasional column in which GARY STEEL reviews a bunch of recordings that escaped his attention at the time of release, and finds them to be of merit.
A lost Flying Nun album finds its feet 30 years after its original release, writes GARY STEEL.
In the first of a new series – Unknown Pleasures – where he writes about worthy but under-recognised albums and artists, Gary Steel puts his case for The Decayes, one of the great unwritten stories of underground rock.
In honour of NZ Music Month, Gary Steel climbs into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinters a different story Every Day In May (EDIM). Today’s piece comes from a pre-Flying Nun South Island: my review of a seemingly completely forgotten album by a seemingly forgotten band called The Newz, published in the Evening Post, 19 July, 1980. I’ve still got this album. It’s alright.
Gary Steel loved the Great Unwashed double single back in 1984, even with its troublesome cover.