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Ace Strong on ‘How Long’

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Rolling Stone, 5 June 1975

THOUGH IT SOUNDS like a song about a stale love affair, ‘How Long’ is the story of an English band struggling to stay together. ...

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Ace: Time For Another (Anchor) 40 mins****

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 29 November 1975

FOLLOWING THEIR debut vinyl effort Five A Side and the immense success of 'How Long', both here and in America, it certainly is "Time For Another". Yet ...

Ace: Five-A-Side

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, April 1975

WHILE IT'S TEMPTING at first listening to lump Ace's first album with the Average White Band's AWB and then to make broad statements about the ...

Pub Rock: Grass Roots On the Other Side of the Fence

Overview by Bud Scoppa, Crawdaddy!, October 1975

IN BRITAIN during the late '60s and early '70s, while rock 'n roll was being transformed into Big Business, a network of bands sprang up ...

Graham Parker: Southampton University, Southamption

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, 24 January 1976

YOU CAN PICTURE the scene – it's the same one that goes down on the first night of every major college tour; equipment trouble, late ...

Ace: It's An Ace Life In The Low-Key Whacky World Of Los Angeles

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 15 January 1977

SEVEN OF US leave the Ace ranch in Hidden Valley and go late night cruisin' in drummer Fran Byrne's '69 Pontiac. Fran heads for ex-Chilli ...

Ace: Five Aside (Anchor)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 7 December 1974

Tex Comer (bass guitar), Fran Byrne (drums). Bam King (rhythm guitar), Phil Harris (lead guitar), Paul Carrack (organ, piano). Producer John Anthony. ...

Paul Carrack: "Singin' Like A Boid"

Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, October 1982

Keyboard specialist for Ace, Roxy and Squeeze, Carrack has brought his muscular, gritty voice and soulful hit tunes out of the shadows and up to ...

An Ace Album

Review by Gene Sculatti, Creem, June 1975

Ace: Five-A-Side (Anchor) ...


Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 13 December 1975

PHIL HARRIS, OF Ace, suddenly perked to attention on the edge of his chair and made a compassionate plea. "We love Britain, 'onest," he craved. ...

Ace: Time For Another (Anchor ANCL-2013); Dr. Feelgood: Malpractice (Columbia PC 34098)

Review by John Swenson, Crawdaddy!, May 1976


Letter from Britain: New Bands Hit The Pubs (And The Charts)

Report by Jonh Ingham, Creem, May 1975

"IT'S 1975, OKAY, and all across London town, hey hey," or something like that. It's not so much a case of no fun as a ...

Ace: Hornsey College of Art, London

Live Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 19 January 1974

ACE PERFORMED a nifty little set at the Hornsey College of Art last Thursday. I do not have much information about this band except their ...

Ace in the Hole

Report and Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 10 November 1973

ROY CARR in Wandsworth with another of those up'n coming pub bands. ...

Ace gotta play their cards right

Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 11 January 1975

When you've spent your life on the breadline, one hit single doesn't mean a financial freakout. Our economics correspondent ROY CARR reports. ...

Ace: Five-a-Side

Review by Wayne Robins, Rolling Stone, 8 May 1975

FROM THE LOOK of its album cover, Ace is a band of five frustrated English football players who, like Rod Stewart, turned to music to ...

see also Action, The

see also Paul Carrack

see also Mighty Baby


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