Making Music - December 1986 Goes Chrimbo Crazy
A special seasonal waft of your favourite news and gossip column, this time drifting through the whole magazine and including mini-interviews with the likes of China Crisis and jokes from the likes of us. The fun starts here.
Become fluent in the parlance of those who would hire/sell you gigloudening equipment.
All the stuff that comes tumbling out of your postman pat and winnie-the-pooh envelopes.
A full-page seasonal mix of the cartoon group who aim to have you a-chortling among the leads so clean.
Mark Brzezicki Drums On Nik Kershaw's 'LABATYD' | Mark Brzezicki, Nik Kershaw
Mr B shows how to play the drums on Nik Kershaw's 'Life's A Bitch And Then You Die'.
The ex-Byrd who invented the jingle jangle 12-string sound natters on the jingle jangle 12-string sound.
Just what happens when a group of keyboardists get together to improve their improvisation chops?
Very fair question. A few of the many answers are printed in clear type on page 18. Get down.
This is brilliant — a program that'll generate random patches for the DX21. Well weird!
Bits of old wood with rusty chrome and split plastic bits are analysed by our resident expert.
"The most sensible interview I've every done," says Rick Parfitt, talking about musical success.
Will you be successful? A questionnaire probes the likelihood, a Status Quo interview presents the reality, and we conclude yes (you might be).
Part two of studiotime, with bassist Paul Westwood and guitarist Tim Renwick.
Come with us now as we check out more than 20 different chorus boxes and tell you which is best.
A drum is a drum is a drum — so why shouldn't a drum kit player turn to other percussion...
...of which the most fashionable right now must surely be the conga. Here we present facts, not fashion.
There now follows a short delay-ay, a middle-sized delay-lay-ay, and a long delay-elay-lay-ay-y.
Get broken very easily, especially when you throw guitar strings at them. Make them hard with Making Music.
Exclusive interview with all three ecstatic persons, who chat amiably about office fave "Skylarking".
Part two of our countrywide survey of all the Best in Brit luthiery — Manson to Zemaitis.
This is the place we review your demos, review your demos, review your demos, this is the place
Happy Axemas from (Santa) Paul Day and his horrible Crucianelli guitars (pic Garth Blore).
New and interesting vinyl, tape and compact discery from Pretenders, Frankie, Cameo...
Special end-of-year summary of the instruments and gear that made most appearances in the Bible.