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Articles in the current Issue

Searching For The Cure

Searching For The Cure

Dark, dissonant, disturbing – how did The Cure become huge? Tim Peacock delves into the first few years of the band that became a legend to discover what shaped them The Cure are recognised as one of the most significant bands to have emerged over the past four decades. Usually associated with frontman Robert Smith’s trademark big hair and smeared lipstick, they have long been the …

FEATURED ARTICLE From Issue 431

WHEN TWO ERAS KALEID

WHEN TWO ERAS KALEID

They should have been massive as Kaleidoscope, even bigger as Fairfield Parlour. Instead, they remain one of the most interesting – and collectable – outfits of the psych era. But the band’s Peter Daltrey tells Henry Scott-Irvine that a recent surge of interest trumps years of frustration  Kaleidoscope’s Peter Daltrey wrote the following statement in Tangerine Dream’s …

ARTICLE From Issue 431

LIVING AND RE-LIVING

LIVING AND RE-LIVING

Lita Ford became a star in her mid-teens, and was sharing hits with Ozzy Osbourne in her early 20s. With an autobiography on the way, the former Runaway opens up to Ken Sharp The original Queen of Noise, Lita Ford, returned last year with a live album, The Bitch Is Back, named after her rockin’ cover of the Elton John 70s classic. Having dropped out of the music business in the mid-90s …

ARTICLE From Issue 431

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Box sets from The Beatles, Elvis Presley, INXS. Reissues from Wire, and Queen live. Q&As with: Accept, UB40's Ali Campbell, ex-Whitesnake's Bernie Marsden, THE THE, Rage's Mike Terrana.

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

OPETH - Pale Communion

More astounding Swedish craziness, as per usual Note before listening: a newcomer to Opeth could play any of their last four albums side by side without spotting too many obvious differences. Since the Swedish band shed their heavy metal roots and emerged as a fully-fledged progressive rock group of the mid-70s school, their speciality has been long, complex, atmospheric songs that tend to …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 431

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Mad World: An Oral History Of New Wave Artists & Songs That Defined The 1980s by Lori Majewski & Jonathan Bernstein

Stories of songs colourful as the bands that fronted them The explosion of creativity that was new wave burst from the monochrome drudge of the 70s, building on the energy of punk but broadening its ambition and, consequently, its appeal. It was a unique fusion of performers’ fine innovation, global cut-through and a music industry in full-on experimentation and expansion mode; this …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 431

PUBLIC ENEMY - Welcome To The Terrordome

Frontline 2007 doc digs beneath the hype Both time capsule and Molotov cocktail, this is the film Public Enemy deserve, stopping just short of being the ultimate warts-and-all account of the most seismic hip-hop group of all time.  Director Robert Patton- Spruill refreshingly steers clear of usual documentary formulas with most of the talk coming from the subjects, plus a select few …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 431

- Steventon, Oxon (17th July, 2014)

View: hobgoblinned A sell-out crowd escaped the corporate nature of bigger festivals and concentrated on the music, the main stage host to a synth-based indie rockers including White Lies and The Twilight Sad, all dwarfed by a dramatic set from Stornoway. Slow Club’s performance was frustrating, starting off enthusiastically but fizzling out with mediocre songs, before Roots Manuva got …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 431

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