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ON THE COVER…

RY COODER

THE PRODIGAL SON

America’s Prodigal Son returns to his roots with a brand-new Gospel and Blues inspired album. In this interview he talks about his influences and about life on the road with his favourite music collaborator, drummer and son, Joachim. Ry Cooder is a multi-instramentalist, singer-songwriter, film score composer and record producer. 

INSIDE ISSUE 101…

BIG BOY BLOATER

TALKS PILLS...!

Yes, the music is still very much blues-based, but there’s so much else in the mix besides. You get everything from rockabilly and even psychobilly and classic Stax soul, through to glam, power pop and Southern Gothic. This album is still about relationship woes but with some Hammer House horror inspired lyrics. Bloater warns about the dangers of big-pharma.

INSIDE ISSUE 101…

BETTYE LAVETTE

THINGS HAVE CHANGED...

Memorable people to me in my early career were Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters, Ben E. King, Otis Redding and Solomon Burke. I was sixteen and three weeks, before I met them I was dancing to their music, then I was on the road with them. It was very exciting, I was a groupie, not the star.