|International Musician & Recording World - December 1986|
'Eeeeeowowwooaaargh-screetch!' — The letters page for the hard of hearing
The gossip that's hot from the team that's not
In the same job for seven years and Sax man Brian Travis is still employed playing that sweet dole music for the DHSS's longest-running success story. Marking his card: Paul Trynka
From penthouse to pavement and back again, Heaven 17 have seen pop finance from both sides. Will their latest album, Pleasure 1, put them back in the black? Tony Reed opens the account...
... Don't stop! The beat on the street has never been so neat. Rappers in the charts, dancing on the streets — and our man Nick Smash with the way it all began
They're the biggest, they're the baddest. They're the most successful Hip Hop act in history. Garfield raises hell with Run an' da boyz...
You can Run, but you can't hide — They're back again, Run DMC live at Hammersmith. Old Fogey Jim Betteridge covers his ears
Working again after two years of legal trench-warfare, The Spands talk about their comeback album, the defiantly-titled Through The Barricades. Observation post: Chris Maillard
Third party, fire and theft, mad fans and crashed vans... Phil Walsh looks into insurance for musicians
'A Wandering Mistrel, I...'
Tony 'Chips With Everything' Mills, back with more software for the increasingly popular Atari 520ST
From Spandaus to Thompsons — and Richard is gunning for something more than cult recognition of his massively influential guitar style with a new album, Daring Adventures. Moving target: Paul Trynka
Modifying The Midiverb
Phil 'D.I.Y., Cap'n, but the engines canna take it' Walsh with a mod to turn your Midiverb into a great live tool
It Bites do you know; great big bleeding chunks out of other musicians, the singles market, the music press... Paul Henderson chances his arm
It's FM, it's got mono-mode, it's cheap(ish), and it's wonderful. Martin Moody relates to Yamaha's new MIDI expander
Guitar Weekend - GuitarCheck Special
Six pages of mini-reviews — and every one a British beauty. Dave Burrluck reports on the London Barbican's second annual Guitar Weekend
Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase 'beat box'... Tony Reed tries Roland's sound six-pack
Sun, sea and sand-coloured sophistication... beach-bum Paul Trynka warms to Dean's latest valve amp
Bob Henrit tries out some Turkish delights
Tony Mills samples Roland's first entry into serious user-n..n..nineteen-ing
Dave Burrluck's Strat gets active
Bill Martin finds that, sometimes, big surprises can come in small packages
Paul Trynka puts his foot down on a pair of interesting pedals
Bob H bounces back, with a lacquered-finish kit that costs less than you'd think
A roundup of this month's Recording World section
The good Fairy Trynkabell trips off to a Fantasyland where money doesn't matter, talent rarely counts, and you can't move for Robber Barons and Wicked Queens. Yes folks, it's the Diary. (Boo! Hiss!)
The man who made AOR respectable? Terry Britten confesses all to Chas de Whalley
Romford's finest get the Jim Betteridge treatment. The soul heart of Rain Or Shine laid bare!
An effective answer to Yamaha's SPX90? Jim Betteridge seems to think so
...And comes back again to cast judgement on a machine which carries a hefty price tag for a good reason...
You don't have to go to Ethiopia to reach Addis Ababa, as Pete Gleadall discovers
Oldest to Newest A to Z
Everything you wanted to know about four-track cassette-based systems but were afraid to ask. Includes reviews of all current and discontinued models.