Rob Frith’s Neptoon Records marks 40 years of bringing vinyl joy to Vancouver

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MARCH 23, 2021 By Steve Newton Rob Frith knows exactly where and when his lifelong love affair with vinyl started. From the basement of Neptoon Records, where he sits surrounded by thousands upon thousands of albums, Frith recalls how, when he was four years old, his mother owned an old flip-top record … Continue reading Rob Frith’s Neptoon Records marks 40 years of bringing vinyl joy to Vancouver

Scotty Hall: 22 minutes with Vancouver’s greatest unknown rock guitarist (R.I.P.)

  Scotty Hall (left) and Phil Robertson By Steve Newton I've been lucky enough to have interviewed some amazing guitar players in the last 35 years, pickers like Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani, and Scotty Hall. Scotty Hall? Who the funk is he, you're probably thinking. Well, unless you're a music insider based … Continue reading Scotty Hall: 22 minutes with Vancouver’s greatest unknown rock guitarist (R.I.P.)

Rez guitarist Scotty Hall got neck-tapping tips from Harvey Mandel

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 16, 2006 By Steve Newton Although Rez may be the finest guitar-based instrumental-rock CD ever to come out of Vancouver, the original meeting of the duo behind it was rather inauspicious. Guitarist Scotty Hall and drummer-keyboardist Phil Robertson hooked up when Hall attended a rehearsal for Idle Eyes, the blatantly commercial … Continue reading Rez guitarist Scotty Hall got neck-tapping tips from Harvey Mandel