Simon Townshend says that if people don’t like his brother Pete producing his LP, they can stuff it

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, FEB. 17, 1984 By Steve Newton "As soon as I got Pete involved at the production level, and not the musical, it was as if I'd stood up and said, 'Look, I'm Simon Townshend. My brother Pete just happens to be producing my album. If you don't like it, … Continue reading Simon Townshend says that if people don’t like his brother Pete producing his LP, they can stuff it

Album review: Big Country, The Buffalo Skinners (1993)

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 17, 1993 By Steve Newton Having heard very little of Big Country since the mid-’80s, I’d pretty well written the band off as a one-hit-wonder for its early smash single, “In a Big Country”. But, surprisingly, the band’s latest disc is a superb recording, and one that’s … Continue reading Album review: Big Country, The Buffalo Skinners (1993)

Newt’s Top 10 albums of 1993

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 23, 1993 By Steve Newton Popular music hit an all-time low this year with the outbreak of something called gangsta rap, an ugly, expletive-laden noise that degrades women and glorifies real-life crime and violence. We can only hope this latest strain of the rap virus will help bring … Continue reading Newt’s Top 10 albums of 1993

Big Country’s Stuart Adamson plays just what he feels

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 5, 1993 By Steve Newton Big Country? You mean those guys from Scotland who had the guitars that sounded like bagpipes? Didn't they have a hit song back in '83 called "In a Big Country"? Yeah, I remember the chorus: "In a big country dreams stay with you, … Continue reading Big Country’s Stuart Adamson plays just what he feels