And so another working week shudders to a close. i always try to get the bits that I have to write for the magazine done betimes, but this last few weeks I have found myself getting more and more behind, and having to write a load of stuff at the last minute. So it was last night: I had to write an appreciation of Leon Russell, a preamble to a Pink Fairies interview, a piece about a new acid folk band, a book review and a particularly disturbing episode of the Xtul saga. That came to about seven thousand words, and so when it was finished, I consumed reasonable amounts of vodka, and watched TV with Mother.
And now for the news................
Frank Zappa interview 1974
Pink Fairies - Uncle Harry's Last Freakout
COMING THIS WEEKEND
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Gonzo Magazine #208
In this week’s enthralling issue we say goodbye to Leonard Cohen, Alan meets Del Gibbs, an unsung hero of the punk wars, Doug goes to see Steven Wilson, Jon enthuses over Shirley Collins, and surprisingly approves of the Harry Potter script book, there are not too many Donald Trump jokes, while Corinna inspects some famous busts.
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive takes a break this week. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. The saga of Xtul gets particularly nasty, but Neil Nixon, Richard Freeman and Strange Daze take rainchecks this week. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
David Bowie, Shirley Collins, The Raz Band, The Kinks, Mick Ralphs, Ronnie Wood, Kate Bush, Phil Collins, Sting, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Leonard Norman Cohen, Sir Leslie Ronald "Jimmy" Young, Laurent Pardo, Eddie Harsch (born Edward Hawrysch), Alexander Emil Caiola, Katherine Laverne Starks, Daisy Flowers, Spirits Burning and Clearlight, Vangelis, Al Atkins, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, The Pink Faeries, Steven Wilson, Del (Derek) Gibbs, Alan Dearling, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, The Gardening Club, Harry Potter, Brian Wilson, Johnny Cash, Freddie Mercury, Elvis, John Lennon, Tom Jones
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 207 (Tibet)
Issue 206 (Raz)
Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
Issue 202 (Gong)
Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
Issue 199 (Yes)
Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
Issue 196 (Paul May)
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
Issue 194 (Auburn)
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
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