Category: "Vinyl Reviews"

The Decayes – Aquarium (Imgrat) ALBUM REVIEW

In the first of a new series – Unknown Pleasures – where he writes about worthy but under-recognised albums and artists, Gary Steel puts his case for The Decayes, one of the great unwritten stories of underground rock.

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Plucky South Islanders In Battle

In honour of NZ Music Month, Gary Steel climbs into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinters a different story Every Day In May (EDIM). Today’s piece comes from a pre-Flying Nun South Island: my review of a seemingly completely forgotten album by a seemingly forgotten band called The Newz, published in the Evening Post, 19 July, 1980. I’ve still got this album. It’s alright.

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The Great Unwashed

Gary Steel loved the Great Unwashed double single back in 1984, even with its troublesome cover.

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Hit & Slipped Discs

Every day in May, to mark NZ Music Month, Gary Steel presents something local from his considerable behind. Personal archive, that is. Today’s surprise item? NZ Reviews From 1986.

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The Body Electric

Every day in May, to mark NZ Music Month, Gary Steel presents something local from his considerable behind. Personal archive, that is. Today’s surprise item? The Body Electric

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Have You Checked The Children?

Every day in May, to mark NZ Music Month, Gary Steel presents something local from his considerable behind. Personal archive, that is. Today’s surprise item? A 1980 review of the impossibly rare document of the Wellington underground, Four Stars.

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I Want A Refund! (A Story Of Humiliation & Heartbreak)

Gary Steel thought only other people were stupid enough to snap CDs in half.

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Carol King – Music (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Silver Label) VINYL LP REVIEW

Carol King’s platinum follow-up to Tapestry reviewed on audiophile vinyl.

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Rickie Lee Jones – Pirates (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Silver Label) VINYL LP REVIEW

Rickie Lee Jones exquisite 1981 release, The Pirate, sounds just right on virgin vinyl.

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