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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

“MY VOICE? I’VE GOT IT ON LOAN FROM GOD”

“MY VOICE? I’VE GOT IT ON LOAN FROM GOD”

Little Anthony Gourdine has one of the most distinctive sounds in music, and the dramatic, heartrending records he created with his group, The Imperials, are undying classics of both doo-wop and soul. Spencer Leigh meets him After a long friendship with Michael Jackson, a torrid marriage with Liza Minnelli and eating a kangaroo’s testicle in the jungle, David Gest has become a soul music …

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

BRIGITTE FONTAINE - Brigitte Fontaine

Fontaine of youth Actor, novelist and playwright, poet, and, particularly, a notable singer in the 70s French avant-garde underground, Fontaine’s résumé still doesn’t prepare the listener for her eponymous third album’s eclecticism. Though it starts with a lushly dreamlike acoustic chanteuse performance simply entitled Brigitte – beguiling in the manner …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 431

THE WHO - Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life: Inside The Making Of Britain’s Greatest Youth Film by Simon Wells

Who-approved breakdown of mod movie monument  As shown by the ace faces mobbing the Soho launch of Simon Wells’ book of the film of Pete Townshend’s 1973 mod opera, the allure of Quadrophenia shows little sign of abating 35 years after its release.  Renowned for his forensic works on the Redlands bust (Butterfly On A Wheel), Charles Manson and The Prisoner, Wells’ …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 431

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Live At Wacken 2013: 24 Years Louder Than Hell

The wurst is yet to come With 43 artists and 106 songs, this 3DVD live souvenir of last year’s massive Wacken festival is more than just a collection of hairy German geezers headbanging – on and off stage. In a very real sense, it’s a reminder that these giant events can survive, and even flourish, in an era when the music industry is a shadow of its former self.  Though …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 431

KANSAS - London Shepherd’s Bush O2 Empire (17th July, 2014)

View: seated left, near front Steve Walsh’s last UK gig before his retirement after 41 years, and what a send-off. Along with fellow originals, drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Rich Williams, the quintet were on fire from start to finish, knocking it for six with a 14-song, 90-minute set of benchmarks.  Operating like a precision compass, their superlative pomp-rock parade opened with …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 431

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