GARY STEEL is celebrating 40 years of writing about music. In a life crammed with interviews, there are bound to have been a few that didn’t quite go as planned.
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In 40 YEARS IN 52 WEEKS, GARY STEEL trawls through his archives to celebrate a lifetime of writing about modern music, and pens some new perspectives to mark the occasion. The subject of today’s piece: 1979.
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GARY STEEL digs up his 1981 review of the first and only record by the now-legendary Shoes This High.
GARY STEEL goes on the attack against audio snobbery as he details his rock and roll odyssey with Cerwin-Vega loudspeakers.
Gary Steel intended to climb into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinter a different story Every Day In May (EDIM), but he got the flu. So he’s extending the concept until he makes up the full 31 days. Today’s piece is by the legendary Steve Braunias, and appeared in TOM magazine on October 28, 1983.
Gary Steel’s first tentative steps into the world of music writing took place for Rip It Up in 1979. These time capsules are reproduced below.