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Chris Isaak

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, September 1991

"We're playing the same halls as before, we just get to go on a few hours later." ...

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Chris Isaak (2005)

Interview by Joel Selvin, Selvin On The City, KSAN 107.7, March 2005

The American icon, together with sidekick Kenney Dale Johnson, spins some favourites and sings a couple of tunes too!

File format: mp3 File size: 32.2mb Interview length: 35' 13"; Sound quality: *****

Chris Isaak (1987)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, April 1987

Pre-'Wicked Game', the proto-Americana icon talks about the process of recording; the current state of Jerry Lee Lewis, and his love of vintage rock'n'roll; working as a longshoreman; starting to play, and learning country from his brother; getting his band together; doing videos, and developing his raps; Gene Vincent and Bill Haley; meeting producer and manager Erik Jacobsen; his desire for hit records, and to get into films.

File format: mp3; total file size: 42.6mb, total interview length: 44' 25" sound quality: ****

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Chris Isaak

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, March 1991

CHRIS ISAAK IS almost too perfect a package. With his iconic, Elvis-meets-Jimmy Dean looks immortalised on an album cover by Bruce Weber, he is a ...

Chris Isaak: Teen Idol or Tin Elvis?

Profile and Interview by Ben Fong-Torres, GQ, April 1987

CHRIS ISAAK, whose first album, Silvertone, drew clusters of stars from critics at the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and many points in between, ...

Chris Isaak Has It All Backwards

Interview by Bud Scoppa, Creem, October 1987

THREE TEENAGERS stand by the backstage door of the Hollywood Palace. As the sun sets behind them, the kids – two girls and a boy ...

Only The Lonely: Chris Isaak: Wicked Game (WEA)

Review by Jon Wilde, Melody Maker, 5 January 1991

"You can hold yourself back from the suffering of the world: this is something you are free to do and is in accord with your ...

Chris Isaak

Interview by Kate Mossman, The Word, March 2012

Moon pies, Brylcreem, Elvis... Why has Chris Isaak been stuck in the '50s since the 1960s? ...

Chris Isaak: A Soft Touch

Interview by Mark Cooper, The Guardian, 17 April 1987

Chris Isaak's melancholy songs hark back to the teen ballads of the Sixties, reports Mark Cooper ...

Chris Isaak: Retro Cool

Report and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 21 May 1987

Chris Isaak has borrowed from the past to become a star of the future ...

Chris Isaak

Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 18 April 1991

Hot Ticket Chris Isaak: The last time he played Los Angeles, he couldn't get a sound check. ...

Chris Isaak: The Right Hook

Interview by Rob Steen, MOJO, May 1995

Chris Isaak is back with a surprisingly angst-ridden album. Give a big hand to the ex-pug with a broken heart. ...

Chris Isaak by Heart

Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, May 1991

Thrift-shop rock hits the top ...

Chris Isaak: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Country Music International, 1996

"FEELS GOOD to be back home in London", Chris Isaak shouts, and half the packed Shepherds Bush Empire erupts into a scream. The female half. ...

Chris Isaak interviewed

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Country Music International, 1995

His cult movie roles and haunting balladry made him a star of stage and screen. But the epitome of American Cool still doesn’t know to ...


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