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 the mastermind behind the 1978 musical version of War Of The Worlds, Jeff Wayne, on the occasion of its 2005 reissue. Who doesn’t remember […]
It’s Gazza’s Big Ketchup, wherein GARY STEEL chips away at the massive review pile that accrued during 2016. Today, NZ’s ‘most acerbic’ critic gets out his whips and chains for John Cale’s supposedly masterful Music For A New Society.
The great lost Captain Beefheart album finally gets exhumed. So… is it any good?
Gary Steel listens to two different masters of a jazz classic, and leaves the room feeling more confused than ever