Tag Archives: John Peel

Album review: GEOFF EVERETT – Night Patrol

GEOFF EVERETT - Night Patrol

www.geoffeverett.co.uk A couple of years ago, GRTR! reviewed a very tasty trio of albums by The Geoff Everett Band – “Adult Show” (2011), “The Quick and the Dead” (2014) and “Cut and Run” (2015). Geoff is one of Britain’s finest … Continue reading

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Book review: JACKIE MCAULEY – I, SIDEMAN: The Story Of Me In The 60′s & 70′s

JACKIE MCAULEY - I, SIDEMAN: The Story Of Me In The 60

www.jackiemcauley.com – 253 pages paperback [Publication date: December 2017] Jackie McAuley’s ‘I Sideman: The Story Of Me In The 60′s and 70′s’ is an eloquently written, partial biography by a multi instrumentalist and vocalist who takes three quarters of the … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO AQUOSTIC – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 20 April 2015

STATUS QUO AQUOSTIC - Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 20 April 2015

Mention Status Quo to any non-rock fan and you will get all the usual comments about the band being three chord wonders or how they have only ever written one song which they have milked for the last forty odd … Continue reading

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Album review: BRIDGET ST. JOHN – Dandelion Albums & BBC Collection

BRIDGET ST. JOHN - Dandelion Albums & BBC Collection

Cherry Red Records [Release date 16.02.15] 4-disc boxed set Bridget St. John no doubt influenced a generation of female folkies and this three-album retrospective will go some way to confirming that legacy.  A handsome box set, collecting her output for … Continue reading

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Book review: Tales of Deeply Vale Festival by Chris Hewitt

Tales of Deeply Vale Festival by Chris Hewitt

Ozit Morpheous records and books [Publication date October 2014] ‘Tales of Deeply Vale Festival’ is an aptly titled box comprising a book, and 6 CD’s. It was effectively started in 1996, when author Chris Hewitt, Dave Edwards, Cliff Jackson and … Continue reading

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Album review: BLODWYN PIG – Pigthology

Blodwyn Pig - Pigthology

Gonzo Multimedia [Release date 10.06.13] This release promises much – previously unheard recordings from influential blues rock band Blodwyn Pig led by original Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams.  Unreleased material from this band (especially the formative years) must be as … Continue reading

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Book review: No Off Switch by ANDY KERSHAW

Virgin Books Andy Kershaw is best known by many for his time as a Radio 1 DJ, along with later in his career working on Radio’s 3 and 4. Then there is his work presenting ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ … Continue reading

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John Peel’s Tractor ‘The Road From Townhead Mill Rochdale’

John Peel’s Tractor ‘The Road From Townhead Mill Rochdale: 40th Anniversary Ozit Dandelion LP 8020 Through the unstinting efforts of Chris Hewitt and Ozit records,Rochdale psych rockers Tractor have probably enjoyed more profile and success in recent times than at … Continue reading

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