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Frank Zappa’s last project has been released 13 years after his death. Trance-Fusion is a collection of unreleased live guitar solos from 1977 to 1988 and apart from a little Dweezilling on a couple of tracks, they feature Zappa and his band mates.
The music is instantly recognisable, although most of Zappa’s solo workouts, each of [...]

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After what seemed a lengthy support set from Peter Yorn, the Dixie Chicks followed after a break of about 30 minutes, unlike the first Brisbane concert where the break was closer to 90 minutes! Their Accidents & Accusations Tour presented a 2 hour concert the highlight of which was “Not Ready To Make Nice”, their [...]

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Redgum Audio Rules OK!

It’s probably not often that a music/hi-fi buff gets to sit down with the people producing world class stuff in their modest factory surroundings, but I was recently privileged to spend a few hours listening to the exquisite Redgum Audio components at the factory in Melbourne. Ever since I bought my Redgum CD [...]

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One Day At a Time

It’s not often that I’ll watch a music DVD let alone buy one, but I made an exception for The Eagles’ Farewell 1 Tour from Melbourne’s Tennis Centre. I can’t say that I’m a great fan of The Eagles, but Joe Walsh is something else.
He’s a fantastic guitarist, a good singer and can write a [...]

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Vale Syd

LONDON (AAP) — Syd Barrett, the troubled Pink Floyd co-founder who spent his last years in reclusive anonymity, has died, the band said Tuesday. He was 60.
A spokeswoman for the band said Barrett died several days ago, but she did not disclose the cause of death. Barrett had suffered from diabetes for years.
The surviving members [...]

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FORMER Australian Crawl lead guitarist Simon Binks has been awarded $330,000 by a Sydney court after suffering brain damage in a car accident.
Binks was almost three times over the drink-driving limit when he hit a power pole in his Mercedes-Benz in July 1995.
He sued North Sydney Council in the NSW Supreme Court for negligence, claiming [...]

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The refurbished turntable has now proved to have magical properties. No sooner had I completed a play through of the Spectrum/Indelible Murtceps catalogue than up pops an email message from Mike Rudd himself advising of a gig to be played by Spectrum Plays The Blues at 5.30. pm on Friday 19.5.06 at the famous [...]

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Analogue Is Good!

A luncheon visit by an English friend prompted the playing of some 60s and 70s music such as “The Best Of The Pirates” and The Who – “A Quick One”, and even Frank Zappa’s – “The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life”. All very nice. On cd of course.
A request for The Green [...]

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One Out Of The Box

 ”RT” – 5 cds and almost 6 hours of Richard Thompson’s more rare and obscure tracks plus a comprehensive booklet and a bonus Vincent Black Lightning Motorcycle catalogue make for a rewarding tour of “The Life and Music of Richard Thompson”.
Organised thematically rather than in tedious chronological order, the set showcases RT’s songwriting, singing and [...]

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Super Troubador!

 Richard Thompson played The Tivoli in Brisbane on Wednesday, March 15 and proved to be a consummate entertainer. His songwriting, singing and guitar playing are considerable taken separately, but in combination they move him into another realm. If that weren’t enough, his sense of humour  enhanced his easy rapport with the audience. So impressed were [...]

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