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While David Bowie grabbed the acclaim and fame for thin white funk, Marc Bolan had beaten him to it. As ever, the pioneer did not win the plaudits. But when T.Rex sent soul into space with Zinc Alloy And The Hidden Riders Of Tomorrow, it produced fabulous rarities, a reMarcable musical fusion – and a great story. George Rab reports The start of the 70s saw the transformation of an amiable …




Its name synonymous with sweaty rock’n’roll, London’s Marquee spent decades as a launch pad for almost every legendary British act – and all the never weres. Bob Solly, who gigged there with some loser called David Bowie, tells the story of the venue with the help of its owner, Harold Pendleton, and RC ’s Editor, Ian McCann, recalls being a teenage punter at the club in the 70s The …

ARTICLE From Issue 426

Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold

There’s a spate of music parodies in the run-up to April Fool’s Day: Tim Jones turns rock’s top laughing stocks up to 11 This month arguably the greatest music spoof ever gets reissued in the shape of the 30th Anniversary Bluray Steelbook of the mockumentary film, This Is Spinal Tap, due via Studio Canal with a host of extras. Also at the cinema is the Coen Brothers’ knowing parody of …

ARTICLE From Issue 426

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Box sets from Abba, Led Zeppelin, Kronos Quartet, UFO, Saxon, KISS. Record Store Day and Secret 7" releases. Q&As with: Alan Parsons, Benmont Tench, Beverley Martin, Derek Griffiths, Nazareth, Neil Innes.

Reviews from the current issue

Here is a selection from over 200 reviews from this month's Record Collector, the magazine that has the world's largest coverage of reissues

HEART - Jupiters Darling/Red Velvet Car

Quality, but not a vital arterty Aside from the Lovemongers side project, which yielded a Christmas album in the late 90s, 2004’s Jupiters Darling was the first studio release from Heart since 1993. Despite their enormous success in the 80s, Heart were far more than a lighters-in- the-air ballads and glossy stadium rock nostalgia act. On their first …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 426

VARIOUS ARTISTS - No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes: An Oral History Of The Legendary City Gardens by Amy Yates Wuelfing & Steven Dilodovico

Gardens of unearthly delights Situated in the middle of the ghetto, surrounded by a landfill site and targeted by local undesirables ranging from bent cops to neo-Nazi skinheads, Trenton, New Jersey’s City Gardens was never going to have the hip cachet of a CBGB or Whisky A Go Go. Yet, against incredible odds, this downtrodden 1,000-capacity concrete barn became one of the US …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 426

STAN GETZ QUARTET - Live At Montreux 1972

A fearsome fusion foursome As he reveals in his sleevenotes to this previously unreleased colour footage of the Stan Getz Quartet at the 1972 Montreux Jazz Festival, Chick Corea – who was playing in the saxophone maestro’s band back then – almost abandoned the piano for the drums in 1967; that was due to having to play horrendously out-of-tune pianos in jazz clubs. But it was …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 426

- London Alexandra Palace (14th February, 2014)

View: all over On the penultimate night of their UK tour, Foals played the first of two sold-out shows, and love was in the air, singer Yannis expressing his adoration for the crowd on Valentine’s Day. The romanticism didn’t stop there, many sitting on one another during the peaceful Spanish Sahara, and falling intoxicatingly into each other’s arms during the rest of the …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 426