Ray Columbus – Now You Shake (RPM) ALBUM REVIEW

It’s Gazza’s Big Ketchup, wherein GARY STEEL chips away at the massive review pile that accrued during 2016. Today, NZ’s ‘most acerbic music writer’ assesses a compilation tracing both the peaks and the lows of Ray Columbus in the ’60s, as well as the obscurities of our chameleon-like entertainer.

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Bonfire Baby – Bonfire Baby (No Label) EP REVIEW

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Ray Columbus – Now You Shake (RPM) ALBUM REVIEW

It’s Gazza’s Big Ketchup, wherein GARY STEEL chips away at the massive review pile that accrued during 2016. Today, NZ’s ‘most acerbic music writer’ assesses a compilation tracing both the peaks and the lows of Ray Columbus in the ’60s, as well as the obscurities of our chameleon-like entertainer.

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