Frankie Goes to Hollywood shatters glass (and preconceptions) in Vancouver

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 28, 1985 By Steve Newton Frankie said BANG! three times last Saturday (June 22)—and with a trio of heart-stopping explosions blew out 61 windows of the War Memorial Gym. You couldn't really blame the boys from Liverpool for wanting to go out with a shatter though. It was … Continue reading Frankie Goes to Hollywood shatters glass (and preconceptions) in Vancouver

Cy Curnin of the Fixx talks paranoia and censorship in 1984

By Steve Newton Thirty years ago today--on October 13, 1984--British pop-rock/new-wave group the Fixx played Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The previous year the band had had a million-selling album called Reach the Beach, which you may recall for the hit single "One Thing Leads to Another". In advance of the show I interviewed frontman Cy Curnin … Continue reading Cy Curnin of the Fixx talks paranoia and censorship in 1984