|Making Music - January 1987|
Who you (the readers) voted as best musician, and what you (still the readers) voted as best gear. We shake the world.
News, gossip, funny pictures, ink.
Communications from the outside world, rows, agreements and advice.
If our lovable cartoon oafs wiped out the entire office last month, who's writing this...?
Running your own studio, writing your own soundtracks and surviving someone else's Hollywood. William Orbit speaks.
China Crisis Play 'Arizona Sky' | China Crisis
China Crisis get keyboardistic. Brian McNeill shows some chords.
There is life outside of 4/4. We dissect those funny times like five and seven and quarter past four on a Thursday.
Brave Brave Baldies
Famous rock star people will go a long way to conceal their gleaming domes. These are the tricks, follicle fans.
Behind the scenes stuff with ace players Ian Lynn (keyboards) and Dave Mattacks (drums).
Second part in our 'what do they do?' series. This month, what you do with the job.
Got two hands haven't you? So what do you do with the left one?
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
You gotta crib to get better, so say Texan types Kim Wilson and Jimmie Vaughan
The varieties, the uses, the pros and the cons.
Those large wooden things that are becoming surprisingly trend. How to cope.
The wonderful guitars that made the wonderful Midge the wonderful guitarist. That he is.
A perceptive reader enquires of the Beeb Micro if it can A to D. Andy Honeybone Pens to Paper.
Straight to the source, Jon Lewin quizzes Sennheiser technicians on what goes where.
The life story of the original sampling keyboard — the Mellotron.
Can you cope with a life of motorways, transits and cafe grease? Roadside Rescuer Adrian Legg advises from grim experience.
Why the valve gave way to the transistor. And why some people still don't believe it.
Another session in front of Maharishi Day and his all seeing wang bar.
Geoff Nicholls puts his two hands together, his head in between and thinks co-ordination.
Strange goings on at Recycled Goods plc.
This Harmony H77 from Paul Day's collection is the most expensive guitar they made — yours in 1967 for 95 guineas. Pic: Garth Blore.
Duran Duran, The Damned, Heaven 17 and a special interview with Frank Zappa.
Your tapes spooled over by the Making Music A&R cretins.
Britain's only instrument and gear charts, complete with mini-reviews and spec.