Album review: Saga, Heads or Tails (1983)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 18, 1983 By Steve Newton The heavily keyboarded and strongly percussive sound of Saga is thoroughly impressive on their latest release, Heads or Tails. Whether it's the rocking opener "The Flyer" or the more sedate "Intermission", the musicians are in top form. Guitarist Ian Crichton, bassist Jim Crichton, … Continue reading Album review: Saga, Heads or Tails (1983)

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