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Cracker

Cracker

Cracker was a cultural listing magazine published in Edinburgh during the 1970s.

15 articles

Marc Bolan Denies Selling-Out

Interview by Ed Jones, Cracker, November 1971

I interviewed him in the afternoon, before his concert on 30 October 1971, at The Empire Theatre, Edinburgh — that began at 11.30pm — as ...

Soft Machine: Interview with Hugh Hopper

Interview by Ed Jones, Cracker, January 1972

WELL, YA KNOW HOW IT IS ON SATURDAY EVENINGS. The rain was terrible, and I couldn't get a bus and, well, by the time I ...

Family's Roger Chapman: Aff His Heid?

Interview by Ed Jones, Cracker, 15 January 1972

AS ROGER CHAPMAN of Family burst on to the Empire Theatre stage the other night, the ecstatic roars from the audience were counterpointed by knowing ...

Roy Harper: "Maybe I'm A F***ing Idiot."

Interview by Ed Jones, Cracker, February 1972

THE MUSIC PRESS USUALLY PORTRAYS ROY HARPER as a kind of fringe lunatic whose gloomy and paranoid view of the world reflects a personal pain ...

Curved Air: Sonja Kristina — Curved Air

Interview by Ed Jones, Cracker, April 1972

GLITTER-GARBED and blond-streaked, Sonja Kristina had just returned from a bill-topping Curved Air tour of Germany the day that we met in her London PR's ...

Lindisfarne: Dingly Dell

Review by Ed Jones, Cracker, September 1972

WHEN I HEARD LINDISFARNE'S FIRST ALBUM, Nicely Out Of Tune, with its standout track, 'Lady Eleanor', a year and a half ago, I thought that ...

Mike Hart: Basher, Chalky, Pongo And Me

Review by Ed Jones, Cracker, September 1972

ONCE UPON A TIME there was a 10-years-in-the-business guitarist/ songwriter who had to get his second solo L.P. together while simultaneously trying to keep his ...

Beck, Bogert and Appice: Beck, Bogert & Appice: Beck, Bogert & Appice

Review by Ed Jones, Cracker, April 1973

THE FIRST I REMEMBER HEARING OF JEFF BECK was when he was in The Yardbirds, around the time Clapton and Jimmy Page were coming up ...

Mahavishnu Orchestra: Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

Live Review by Ed Jones, Cracker, June 1973

WHY DOES EVERYBODY TALK ABOUT GLAS­GOW as if it's some kind of Clockwork Orange nightmare? In Glasgow the policemen ask you to go to the ...

Daevid Allen, Faust, Gong, Mike Oldfield: Virgin Records' First-Ever Releases: Mike Oldfield, Daevid Allen & Gong, Faust

Report by Ed Jones, Cracker, June 1973

AT 18, RICHARD BRANSON STARTED a nationwide magazine called Student, from a basement in Connaught Square, London. Realising that literacy was a faltering skill among ...

Argent: Edinburgh

Live Review by Ed Jones, Cracker, 26 September 1973

AFTER MORE THAN AN HOUR'S TEDIOUS WAIT while the roadies languidly set up their gear, Argent began with 'It's Only Money': strong vocals, synthesiser from ...

Status Quo: The Empire, Edinburgh

Live Review by Ed Jones, Cracker, October 1973

FOR A KICKOFF, let's get one thing straight: Status Quo's popularity depends not at all on critical approval or otherwise. Their audience at The Empire ...

Wizzard On Tour: Where’s The Backpipes?

Report and Interview by Ed Jones, Cracker, October 1973

THE ACREAGE OF FADED DENIM at the Edinburgh University Student centre of a Friday night is truly staggering. Staggering too are the majority of the ...

Faust: Faust IV

Review by Ed Jones, Cracker, November 1973

I WAS SURPRISED when Faust's third album, The Faust Tapes, became a chart hit (even at only 48p.) because it seemed so wilfully arbitrary and ...

Nektar: A Tab In The Ocean

Review by Ed Jones, Cracker, February 1974

REMEMBER CONCEPT ALBUMS? Remember when sounds meant being zonked? Remember Hieronymus Bosch album covers? Remember when rock was hippy-fascist acid guilt trips? Remember when they ...

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