|International Musician & Recording World - September 1986|
The letters page that bites back
Rumbles from the music biz jungle
Pete Gleadall runs up a transatlantic phone bill waiting for hip-hop whizzkid Mantronik to finish his hamburger and explain why the TR808 is still his favourite drum machine.
That Petrol Emotion
Paul 'No fuelling' Henderson gets the lowdown on this high-octane act
Phil Walsh solves all your lead connection problems at once with his handy multi-way junction box. What a clever boy he is!
Are The Cult hippies? Do they like guitar solos? Do they know what other people think of them, and do they care? Chris Maillard has the answers....
Billy Punter dons naval drag and trolls down to Fleet, home of Kingfisher Music
The original Mr. Electrify in a very, er, um.. frank interview about Sex 'n' Drugs 'n' Rock 'n' roll — the first time round, Iain Blair spares no blushes
In the second of an occasional series, Bass takes a look at his favourite five synth classics
Paul Trynka, that's what, on why little amps are sometimes louder than big ones
Breaking American, expensive recordings and living with your own history — Paul Trynka swaps top hats and tall tales with Furs guitarist John Ashton
The Micro Guitar
Tony Mills uncovers some software for—guitarists! Whatever will they think or next?
One day, all PA columns will be like this... Jim Betteridge checks out Simple Minds' little bash at the Milton Keynes Bowl
Roland Newslink - Autumn 1986
Your chance to win an Alpha Juno or TR505
Alan Townsend braves an interview
Four pages packed with news hot from BMF
David Kenny gives these units the once-over
Songwriter/musician Nick Graham gets to grips with the MC500
Lots of info about who has won what
Roland Demonstrators make Good! | Guy Fletcher
History catches up with Roland musicians
Roland MKS-7 Super Quartet
A look at the role of the MKS-7
Tony Hastings and Paul Trynka assess the latest entrant into the increasingly competitive sampled piano stakes
Bob Henrit encounters the latest black box from Uncle Dave — a dedicated drum voice expander for electronic drum kits
Dave Burrluck is pleasantly surprised by yet another pair of Japanese clones
Russell Webb is bowled over by Electrovoice's brilliant, but not cheap, three-way speaker system
Two little boxes to let your MIDI gear do more than you ever thought possible — Curtis Schwartz reports
Bob Henrit back again with a look at a value-for-money range of Italian cymbals
Who knows how good a MIDI add-on for your guitar can be? The Shadow knows, as Paul Trynka finds out....
A Japanese bass with an American background on sale in Britain. Confused? You won't be, as Dave Burrluck explains the whole thing...
A breakdown of this month's Recording World section
Food fans flip out! Forget recording — what do Pop stars eat while they're working? Lovable liquid-luncher and hardened drinker Trynka tucks in. Bon appetit!
Chas de Whalley talks to the other John Williams about his recent work with chart-toppers The Housemartins
Jim Betteridge finds himself in harmony with the latest addition to the Microrack range
Curtis Schwartz assesses a new departure for Drawmer — a 'MIDI management system'
Giddy young thing Paul Bacon talks to Vertigo about their hopes of scaling the heights of success, the demo-tape route
Betteridge surfaces again to quiz producer Mick Glossop about his work on Furniture's hit, Brilliant Mind
This month, we've devoted all of our news pages to two special show reports; from Chicago's NAMM fest, and London's APRS — the products which'll be making next year's news...