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Brinsley Schwarz

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Van Morrison, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Brinsley Schwartz: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 10 April 1970

I WAS ON that New York trip last weekend, too. My brief was to listen to the music. I have to report that as soon ...

Brinsley Schwarz: From Kippington Lodge to the Empire State

Interview by Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, 18 April 1970

BRINSLEY SCHWARZ, the band born out of the small time frustrations of Kippington Lodge, are the outfit the whole of the rock media were taken ...

Brinsley Schwarz: The Lost Weekend

Report by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, 18 April 1970

Charlie Gillett's impressions of Brinsley Schwarz, the Fillmore East, and night life in New York ...

Quicksilver, Van Morrison, Brinsley Schwarz: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, 18 April 1970

BRINSLEY SCHWARZ is an unknown British group that aroused interest because over 100 U.K. journalists braved a 12-hour trouble beset trip from London to spend ...

Brinsley Schwarz: A Legend Before Their Own Time

Profile and Interview by Andrew Bailey, Rolling Stone, 7 January 1971

LONDON — Eyes moist with tears of humility but with handshakes firm and sincere the publicist and the lawyer and the agent and their coiffured ...

Brinsley Schwarz: Despite It All

Review by John Morthland, Creem, October 1971

THE TITLE apparently refers to the incredible hype this group received when they first played Fillmore East and their management blew $120,000 to fly over ...

Brinsley Schwarz: Silver Pistol (United Artists)

Review by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 1 April 1972

THIS CAPTURES much of the easy-going feel that makes this band such an entertaining outfit on stage. Recorded at their home in Northwood, London, the ...

Brinsley Schwarz: Silver Pistol

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 11 May 1972

SHADES OF Highway 61 Revisited, Sweetheart of the Rodeo, The Band, The Gilded Palace of Sin, Workingman's Dead were so integral a part of Brinsley ...


Report by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 13 May 1972

Maybe if you're young enough, from a dreary home environment with nothing but a soul destroying future, then maybe you could enjoy a festival like ...

The J. Geils Band, Brinsley Schwarz, Brewer's Droop: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 8 July 1972

WHEN THE J. Geils Band team up with Brinsley Schwarz and Brewer's Droop for a night's rockanroll, you can be sure that you're going to ...

Lou Reed, Brinsley Schwartz, Gnidrolog: King's Cross Cinema, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 22 July 1972

THIS WAS one of the few gigs I can remember where all the acts deserved a full-length review to themselves. The teaming of Reed, Gnidrolog ...

Brinsley Schwarz, Stackridge, the Flamin' Groovies: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 30 September 1972

FIRST THE facts: Greasy Truckers are basically two people who wish to be known as Melvin and Fanny Hotrock (We all have our problems, I ...

Brinsley Schwarz' Amazing Twelve Inches

Profile and Interview by Metal Mike Saunders, Phonograph Record, November 1972

THE REAL ISSUE HERE is originality. How much does it matter? There are a lot of theories about the true nature of rock and roll, ...

Brinsley Schwarz: Happy Doing What We're Doing

Profile and Interview by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, November 1972

IT ALL STARTED in Woodbridge, Suffolk, in 1963-4 when Brinsley and Nick Lowe started a school group. Sounds 4 plus 1, playing rather suprisingly for ...

Brinsley Schwarz: Nervous On The Road

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, December 1972

NERVOUS ON THE Road continues in typical Brinsley fashion. It's full of jumping good time rock songs, a little rockabilly, a shade of the Band ...

Beware of the Rock Machine: Brinsley Schwarz

Interview by Barbara Charone, New Musical Express, 14 July 1973

BRINSLEY SCHWARZ are playing nice clean rock 'n' roll these days – but they're wary of getting caught up in that rock 'n' roll machine. ...

God Save The Grateful Dead, Or Someone Like Them

Report by Jonh Ingham, Creem, June 1975

Happy doing what we're doing,Happy that we're doing it right.Happy doing what we're doing,Happy that the feeling is right. ...

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 ...

Finally... The World Is Ready For Mick Brown's History Of Hype

Report by Mick Brown, Sounds, 6 March 1976

IF YOU'RE looking for a definition, forget it. The word is an abbreviation of 'hyperbole', which the dictionary defines as 'rhetorical exaggeration', but in the ...

The Glory That Was Pub Rock

Retrospective by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 26 November 1977

"Before pub rock people used to think the ideal gig was somewhere like Guildford Civic where you could sit cross-legged and watch King Crimson pan ...

Pub Rock

Overview by Paul Yamada, Terminal Zone, 1978

TO THOSE OF US here in the states, the period of so called 'Pub Rock' in the UK, which lasted at least 6 years, and ...

Andrew Lauder: Paradise Recalled

Retrospective and Interview by Max Bell, The Independent, 19 September 2004

Once, rock inhabited Eden. Man, Can and Beefheart were its fruit. Then the snakes in suits took over and music biz creatives like Andrew Lauder ...

Nick Lowe: Nick of Time

Retrospective and Interview by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, August 2007

With a long-overdue album in the shops, Nick Lowe explains his lengthy absence, touches on late fatherhood, bigs up his new songs, and attempts to ...

see also Ian Gomm

see also Nick Lowe

see also Graham Parker

see also Rumour, The


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