Rip It Up (New Zealand)
Rip It Up is a bi-monthly New Zealand music and lifestyle magazine, which started in June 1977 as a free monthly giveaway in record shops, but was upgraded in 1991 to its present format. It is also available online.
List of articles in the library
Billy Idol: I Am Still the Greatest Says Billy Idol
Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), September 1987
"At the age of 14, Johnny Angelo was a heartthrob. He had three-inch sideboards and he wore his hair swept high in a golden quiff. ...
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Simon Napier-Bell, Svengali
Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), August 1988
SIMON NAPIER-BELL'S reputation has preceded him. He's used to that. "Some people are wary of me," he says. "So it's difficult to know what a ...
Graham Parker: Stick To Me: Graham Parker Looks Back In Anger
Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), November 1988
GRAHAM PARKER was a contender. Short, with a reason to live, he kicked the late 70s into life with a passion and fury that was ...
Steve Earle: Lonesome Dove: Steve Earle Puts the Celtic into Country
Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), December 1988
"Ring Steve Earle," said the message. "Area code 615 ..." ...
Living Colour, Public Enemy: Talking Loud & Saying Nothing: The Electricity of Afrocentricity
Report and Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), December 1989
SUMMER IN THE city, New York City, and the place smells. Hot times, an expected high of 90 today, and more than the back of ...
Those That Can, Do … Music Criticism and Other Evils
Report by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), January 1990
Rock critics are a bunch of misanthropic know-alls who like to talk more than they like to dance. They think they're the only ones who ...
John Hiatt: The Fugitive: Slow Talking with John Hiatt
Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), April 1991
JOHN HIATT can't seem to relax. He's in his Auckland hotel room — at the Hyatt, naturally — getting his photo taken. His worn, buttoned-up ...
Report and Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), November 1993
AS YOU DRIVE south out of Memphis down Highway 61, the trees and houses stop at the edge of the city limits. On either side ...
Steriogram: Territorial Pissings
Profile and Interview by Jenny Valentish, Rip It Up (New Zealand), 2004
Having successfully become America's Most Wanted, Steriogram have moved on to the toughest nut to crack: the UK. In an abrupt departure from full-on rock ...
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