Newt’s Top 10 albums of 1996

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 1996 By Steve Newton Neither of my two favourite recording artists released any music in ’96, but even though I had to suffer through the serious withdrawal of no Jeff Beck or Joe Satriani, the year had its moments. Various Artists Twang! A Tribute to Hank Marvin & the … Continue reading Newt’s Top 10 albums of 1996

The Georgia Satellites’ Rick Richards prefers three chords and a clouda dust

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 20, 2001 By Steve Newton Sometimes I feel like I’m the only guy around who still goes nuts for southern-fried guitar boogie, the kind the Georgia Satellites churned out so mightily in the late ’80s. But after talking to GS guitarist-vocalist Rick Richards from his home in the … Continue reading The Georgia Satellites’ Rick Richards prefers three chords and a clouda dust