Larry Crane, producer, engineer and Elliott Smith’s official archivist, reflects on the singer-songwriter’s early recordings.
From a duet with Rosanne Cash to finding “the special parts” of “a really right-wing state”, ‘Oklahoma’ finds Keb’ Mo’ creating an of-the-moment classic.
“I have always looked at this as a great opportunity to celebrate Queen’s catalog first and foremost.”
Archivist Joe Travers has worked on maintaining Frank Zappa’s vision with an on-going series of releases, we talk with the “Vaultmeister” himself.
Knocking Oasis off the top of the UK charts, The Verve circa ‘Urban Hymns’ were a force of nature capturing the zeitgeist as Britpop went into decline.
Urgent and driving, The Ruts’ debut album, ‘The Crack’, was an impressively diverse offering merging reggae influences and politically charged anthems.
“There’s a lot of rebirth on this record and it is heavy, but I think that’s why people who like this band, love this band.”
“This would be the next generation’s rock’n’roll, but what would be its soundtrack?” says ‘Hackers’ director Iain Softley.
Former music photographer and close friend of Elliott Smith, JJ Gonson looks back on her time in the songwriter’s orbit, and on other artists she captured on camera.
With their debut album, ‘Popped In Souled Out’, Wet Wet introduced themselves as a band that was “totally wrong but unique – and totally great”.
With an expansive reissue on the way, Cranberries drummer Fergal Lawler reflects on the band’s breakthrough debut, ‘No Need To Argue.’
Carol Decker and Ronnie Rogers of T’Pau talk about career highs, overlooked songs, and the eclecticism at the heart of the band.
Soft Cell masterminds Dave Ball and Marc Almond look back on the “enjoyable chaos” of Britain’s first ever synth-pop duo.
Guitarist and songwriter Charlotte Caffey talks getting candid on-screen and her role in the revelatory new Showtime documentary, ‘The Go-Go’s’.
“You need to keep in contact with your public,” says the entertainer, “and this is the one way of doing it.”