Album review: Peter Gabriel, So (1986)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 8, 1986 By Steve Newton Anyone who saw or heard Peter Gabriel's performance at the recent Amnesty International concert must admit that he was one of the show's major treats. Two of the songs he performed, "Red Rain" and "Sledgehammer", are included on his great new album So. … Continue reading Album review: Peter Gabriel, So (1986)

Junkhouse’s Tom Wilson believes there’s a Birthday Boy in all of us

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 30, 1995 By Steve Newton If you happened to see the Beatles Anthology series on the tube last week, you’re probably aware that the Fab Four quit touring in 1966 and became just a recording act. That move worked out alright for them—but it probably wouldn’t suit Hamilton, … Continue reading Junkhouse’s Tom Wilson believes there’s a Birthday Boy in all of us

Blackie & the Rodeo Kings ebullient about a Band classic

  ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, NOV. 22, 2006 By Steve Newton Like Brian Wilson used to do in his Beach Boys days, Colin Linden gets around. When the Straight catches him on his cellphone he’s just leaving a Calgary hotel with his fellow members of Blackie & the Rodeo Kings—Tom Wilson and Stephen Fearing—for a sound check … Continue reading Blackie & the Rodeo Kings ebullient about a Band classic