That time Allan Holdsworth told me that a lotta people love the things that he hates…like his old band U.K.
By Steve Newton
Since I got “temporarily” laid off from work yesterday–after 35 years with the Georgia Straight newspaper in Vancouver–I’ve been wondering which of my hundreds of old interviews I should digitize next.
Then I figured that the one with guitar legend Allan Holdsworth from 1983 should take precedence because apparently cassette tapes don’t last forever and can deteriorate.
Luckily the damn thing still works. Thank you Maxell.
When I did the interview Holdsworth was touring with his group I.O.U., so when I called him up in L.A. I asked him if he was happier playing with them than some of his previous lineups.
Have a listen:
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