|International Musician & Recording World - November 1986|
You talk; we listen. Makes a change, dunnit?
Everything you didn't want to know and couldn't be bothered to ask
Who you are, what you're worth, your chances of success... Geoff Wills analyses the average musician
Jim Betteridge takes his purple paisley shirt down to Wembley, and catches small but perfectly-formed American Prince in the act
Rising young rockers Bon Jovi sell hundreds of thousand of records, own lots of guitars, and look disgustingly healthy. It's enough to make Patrick Dutch throw up...
Ouch! Paul Henderson discovers It Bites
Rock 'n' Roll history made flesh, albeit somewhat decayed flesh, talks about clean living, composing, and the pursuit of happiness.
Of Mice And Micros
Tony Mills, micros which start with the letter 'A', and a lot of software
Remote Control System
Phil 'DI — Why do I have to endure these terrible puns' Walsh with the second part of his remote control project for amps
With The Housemartins | The Housemartins
What a nice, ordinary, loveable bunch of geezers they are, Paul Trynka declares
Take Note Music
A music shop which only sells one product — and it isn't an instrument? Well, not quite, as Billy Punter Takes Note...
Virgin veterans XTC are under pressure to pull off a Pop success with their latest album, Skywalking. So is it open season on Andy Partridge? Chris Maillard takes aim...
Paul Trynka trains a tearful eye on the handful of basses closest to his heart
Smile please! Tony Reed raps with the Cockney Translator about schooltime chronicles, writing styles, and the pressures of success
Paul Fishman checks out Korg's pro sampling keyboard
Can you hear him at the back? Phil Walsh sounds off about TOA's new VFM mikes
An instrument to put the Shadow in the shade? Paul Trynka has his doubts
Dave Burrluck finds there's still a streak of originality to be found in the world of Strat copies
Bob Henrit tries out the latest in a flurry of products from Simmons — a MIDI'ed sampled percussion expander
Dave 'King little finger' Burrluck back again with a bass 'specially for you slap-happy types
A first entry into the market, and this high-spec, dynamic, tuneable machine could be a real threat to the established names. Tony Reed takes stock
Yamaha release a budget kit? Bob Henrit stands back in amazement
A Fairlight small enough to slip into your 501's? Well, nearly. Jim Betteridge warms to Casio's supercheap sampler
The James Boy back again, drawing a bead on Mesa Boogie's amp of the highest calibre
A roundup of this month's Recording World section
Profound thinker Trynka is back with chewed pencil for another month's diary, and the strain's beginning to tell...
Colin Campsie & George McFarlane | The Quick
Chas de Whalley chats to Colin Campsie and George McFarlane, aka The Quick
Everything But The Girl
It's back to the big sound with Ben and Tracey, as Jim Betteridge analyses EBTG's Come On Home
Bedroom recordists Ad Lib engage in pillow talk with Paul Benson
The Chocolate Factory
Wussell 'Wonka' Webb wins a visit to the Chocolate Factory
The long-awaited successor to the 250 is welcomed by Jim Betteridge
What's hot, what's not, and all that rot