A bunch of new record reviews from Spin Cycle.
When Anita Pallenberg passed away at age 73 on June 13, all the majority of Anglo-American headline writers could think of were her ex-boyfriends, Keith and Brian.
It’s always a pleasure to welcome a player into the vinyl reissue market, especially when it’s one that pays as much attention to detail as Culture Factory.
Hawkwind Into the Woods (Cherry Red – CD) Is this a piano concerto before me? Yes, but only for a few seconds. Because then the guitars kick in, and everything else, and bow down, weakling, to the heaviest Hawkwind album …
The Complete Doctors of Madness 3-CD box set on RPM/Cherry Red. No apologies. This is what box sets were made for.
One of the most exciting announcements of the last year or so was the news that the MVD Entertainment Group is now handling the Bear Family catalog.
Throughout the first half of the 1970s, and on from there, too, Germany’s Brain label was one of the pillars of the Krautrock community, and more.
Michael McGear Woman (CD) (Estoteric/Cherry Red) The biggest surprise about Michael McGear’s first solo album was probably the fact that it didn’t sound like Michael McGear. Far more familiar as a member of the Scaffold et al, than a “serious” …
David Peel – died, April 6, 2017… in New York. Where else? If you’re being painfully honest about it, there’s not much to be said for the Apple label’s non-Beatles output. A bunch of great singles, a few fine albums, the odd …
Dave Thompson explores the making of The Rolling Stones’ “Between the Buttons” album on its 50th Anniversary — and let’s not forget the band’s remarkable creativity during that period.