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Interviews

Adrian Belew - Tango Zebra

Music Technology, Mar 1987

What have David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, King Crimson, Frank Zappa and Jean-Michel Jarre got in common? They've all employed the services of Adrian Belew, one of the world's most inventive guitarists, and a man with a passion for creating new sound textures.

Alex Harvey

International Musician, May 1975

Aziz - Different Strokes

Recording Musician, Aug 1992
An Audience With Aziz

Leading session guitarist Aziz talks to John Harris about playing, recording, and hi-tech guitar processors.

Bill Nelson - Echoes From The Observatory - Part 1

Home & Studio Recording, Dec 1984

Bill lays bare his recording techniques and reveals the innermost secrets of his home studio 'The Echo Observatory' which has recently been upgraded to 16 track status. Now being used to record tracks fora forthcoming Nelson masterpiece.

Bill Nelson

Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1983

An in-depth interview with this multitalented musician/composer/producer who reveals the techniques used on his new LP and explains how to use the E-bow to best advantage

Bill Nelson - Echoes From The Observatory - Part 2

Home & Studio Recording, Jan 1985

The conclusion of our in-depth look at Bill's home 16 track studio in Yorkshire.

Bill Nelson - A Full Nelson

Electronic Soundmaker, Apr 1985

Bill Nelson's been out of the public eye recently, touring America and refurbishing his studio. Now he's back and talking to us.

Bill Nelson - Getting The Holy Ghost Across

Sound On Sound, Jul 1986

Contractual hassles have kept musician/producer Bill Nelson hopping from one record label to another since the demise of Be-Bop Deluxe, yet he has still managed to record some exemplary albums using the facility of his 16-track home studio. Ian Gilby finds out how he put his new album together.

Bill Nelson

Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1982

An innovative multi-instrumentalist both in and out of the studio, from Be-Bop Deluxe to 'The Love that Whirls'.

Brian May

International Musician, Apr 1975

Carlos Santana - Santana

International Musician, Mar 1975
In praise of the man and his music

David Torn - In Praise Of Music

Music Technology, Jul 1988

Q: When is a guitar not a guitar? A: When it's part of David Sylvian's music. Taking time out from a hectic schedule David Torn talks guitar textures and musical crossovers with Tim "pretentious, moi?" Goodyer.

David Torn - The Struggle For Freedom

Music Technology, Jul 1987

Not quite a household name, but an American jazz fusion guitarist whose attitude to improvisation and performing with new technology is starting a quiet revolution. Dan Goldstein gets the lowdown.

Gary Moore

International Musician, Nov 1985

The blurred fingers of the guitar star focussed by the blurred gaze of Richard Walmsley

Ike Isaacs - Featuring Ike Isaacs

Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1982
Reminiscences of the Guitar

This well respected jazz guitarist talks about the origins and technique of the guitar; plus free pull-out music: "After Hours" - one of his pieces to play

Jim Sullivan

International Musician, Jun 1975

Joan Jett - Blackheart to Heart

One Two Testing, Nov 1983
Joan Jett turns the landing lights on her guitar collection

Speaks from the heart.

Joe Walsh - The Walsh Gang

International Musician, Apr 1975

John McLaughlin

Sound On Sound, Jul 1988

Over the last three decades John McLaughlin has done more than anybody else in popular jazz and rock music to explore the potential of the guitar, both acoustic and electric. Here he talks to Mark Prendergast about his eclectic career, pioneering use of guitar synthesizers, and the Synclavier.

John Miles

Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1983

Back in the limelight with the 'Play On' album, John discusses his approach to songwriting and his move towards a solo career

John Porter - Would Your Mother Recognise You On The Radio?

Music Technology, Jan 1987

...Is one of the producers responsible for the new wave of guitar-based pop. Paul Tingen finds he has plenty to say about modern music technology, not all of it favourable.

Juan Martin - Painter In Sound

Sound On Sound, Aug 1986

Best known as a top Flamenco guitarist, Juan Martin has recently released a sensitive album that combines classical guitar with the ethereal textures of Mark Isham's synthesizers. Robin Lumley questions him about this unlikely collaboration and discovers the best ways of miking up classical guitars into the bargain.

Justin Hayward

International Musician, Jun 1975

Michael Brook - Infinite World

Music Technology, Oct 1992

By a babbling Brook

Michael Brook - In The Mood

Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1986

A Canadian guitarist with a low profile but a high pedigree pays a visit to Britain. Tim Goodyer finds out about the infinite guitar and the infancy of FM synthesis.

 

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