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Is there life after TOTP? John Otway and 'Wild' Willy Barrett perform live on the Isle Of Wight, as part
of their Final Straw tour... Meanwhile, we also review documentary feature Otway The Movie - Steve Barker's enjoyable biographical portrait of a uniquely
talented cult hero of distinctly British rock 'n' roll.
Canadian band Rush have finally released new album Clockwork Angels, featuring two songs premiered on
stage during their recent Time Machine tour, one show of which was recorded last year for DVD
Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland.
If prog-rockers Caravan had to do it all over again... would they do it
any differently? Andrew Darlington interviews Pye Hastings to coincide with the release of the 3-CD
deluxe edition (May 2011) of In The Land Of Grey And Pink by Caravan.
US pop's official spokesmen for surfing, cars, and girls (perhaps not in that order?) The Beach Boys were international hit makers whose
1960s' music swept the world, and their story of summer continues today. British reviewers Andrew Darlington and J.C. Hartley comment on a couple
of recent DVD releases... An American Band and Summer Dreams.
What is Platinum Weird? Who is Erin Grace? Dave Stewart has moved on from The Eurythmics - back into
the past. Re-launching a band he was part of in 1973... or is he? Was he..? Like the album title, is it all Make
Believe? Is Platinum Weird Dave Stewart's Gorillaz? Andrew Darlington gets some answers...
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