Friday, June 2, 2023

Steve Sutherland - Scott Walker - Melody Maker - January 18 1992


A contrarian viewpoint on Scott Walker - claiming that the stuff with the Walker Brothers was the greatest, the solo work just pretentious, morose guff - that I don't agree with in the least, but am nonetheless impressed that someone would argue it with such conviction. 

Monday, May 8, 2023

Ed Ward - The Musical Head liner note (1972)


More about the Orphic Egg label / the Musical Head series

Here's some more of the liner notes by name rock critics of the era - barely legible unfortunately - including Lester Bangs, Dave Marsh, Langdon Winner and David Dalton.


Thursday, May 4, 2023

Paul Morley - liner note for Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus (1977)

Paul Morley's first ever liner note, for the 10-inch vinyl live mini-LP tribute to closed-down-prematurely  Manchester punk venue the Electric Circus

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Chris Roberts - Jimi Hendrix live albums - February 29 1992 - Melody Maker


I enjoyed this contrarian underwhelmed review from Chris at the time, even though I'm a Jimi-worshipper (although that said, it's hard to imagine any circumstances in which I would put on a Hendrix live album - actually prefer him as a studio magician, painting pictures with sound).