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Aztec Camera

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Aztec Camera.....After The Fall

Report and Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 3 January 1981

  FLICKING THROUGH the yellow faded pages of a 1913 storybook entitled Happy Rhymes And Funny Times, you come to a page with a picture of ...

Josef K, Aztec Camera: The Venue, London

Live Review by Leyla Sanai, New Musical Express, 15 August 1981

WHEN I entered The Venue, I expected to be bestowed with an endless soul. I wasn't, but I got a ticket instead. A choice of ...

Singles Reviewed by MARK COOPER

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 22 January 1983

THE GAP BAND 'Outstanding' (Polygram) Yet another soul concerto from The Gap Band with a monstrously hard-hitting handclap from the engine room and a vocal ...

Aztec Camera

Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 3 February 1983

The latest of the new pop duos. Neil Tennant gives them a bit of exposure (sorry). ...

Aztec Camera: High Land, Hard Rain (Rough Trade 47)

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 9 April 1983

Height of fashion ...

Aztec Camera

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Matter, September 1983

I FIRST HEARD Aztec Camera two years ago with 'We Could Send Letters', their contribution to the Rough Trade C81 compilation. I moved four times ...

Aztec Camera: Growing Up In Public

Interview by Max Bell, No. 1, 19 November 1983


Aztec Camera: High Land, Hard Rain

Review by Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1983

NEVER A BACKWARD GLANCE: Imagine a perfect world, where some human somewhere has the wisdom, taste and fortuity to take Love's Forever Changes, the third ...

Aztec Camera: The Outsider Comes In

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, The Face, December 1983

This has been the year of RODDY FRAME. The leader of Aztec Camera, his songs have delighted critics with their complex, resonant lyrics allied to ...

Aztec Camera: I'm Gonna Live Forever

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 7 January 1984

SCARCE ON the ground these past months, Roddy Frame is the new Boy Wonder, a precocious 19 year old currently calling all the shots. ...

Aztec Camera: Knife (WEA 240 483-1)

Review by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 29 September 1984


Aztec Camera: Knife (WEA)

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 29 September 1984

RARELY IS the 'singer-songwriter' allowed any natural patience to heed the rushing waters of emotion and experience; and in the current singer-songwriter boom, it seems ...

Orange Juice/Joolz/Woodentops/Everything But the Girl/Aztec Camera: Brixton Academy

Live Review by Julian Henry, Melody Maker, 2 February 1985

THE BATTLE between pop group and duff PA system Is a common spectacle at London's bigger venues. That the legendary Orange Juice chose to end ...

Aztec Camera: Bottom Line, New York NY

Live Review by Jeff Tamarkin, Billboard, 27 April 1985

AZTEC CAMERA is Roddy Frame's group, and the 21-year-old Scot doesn't let you forget it. Although he was backed by a very competent four-piece band, ...

Aztec Camera: Cameraman Has Got The Picture

Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 16 October 1987

At 23, Roddy Frame of Aztec Camera has an old head on his shoulders, and as Adam Sweeting found out, his new LP benefits from ...

Aztec Camera in Love

Interview by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 13 February 1988

Aztec Camera have just completed their first tour for four years and are gradually steering their way back into the nation's heart and soul. Paul ...

Aztec Camera: Love (Sire)

Review by Jon Young, Creem, March 1988

Love.Love? ...

Aztec Camera: Stray

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, July 1990

LIKE THE PRETENDERS, Aztec Camera have long since become a solo act in all but name with Roddy Frame matching Chrissie Hynde's refusal to churn ...

Aztec Camera: The Best Of (Warners)

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, September 1999

Roddy Frame’s hits and misses 1983-98 For a while, in the early ‘80s, there were emerging young songwriters — among them Messrs. Frame, ...

Roddy Frame

Interview by Kit Aiken, Uncut, September 1999

You were such a formed writer so young. Do you rate that stuff now? ...

Seymour Stein: Siring Greatness

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), Summer 2005

IN A WORLD where the longevity of most rock stars is fleeting, record magnate Seymour Stein has nurtured a vast array of successes across the ...

Simon Goddard: Simply Thrilled: The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records

Book Review by Pete Paphides, Medium, 4 September 2017

THIRTY-THREE YEARS have elapsed since the wildly prodigious Roddy Frame volunteered Aztec Camera's most impressive song to date for release on Alan Horne's Postcard label. ...

see also Roddy Frame


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