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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Gonzo Weekly #277

Gonzo Weekly #277
THE CAN BLUE MEN SING THE WHITES? ISSUE
We visit the Northeast of England to meet Davey and Nick from Auld Man's Baccie, Alan finds DakhaBrakha, an insane ensemble from The Ukraine, Doug starts to explore Split Enz and the Finn brothers, Neil looks at New Zealand psychedelia, and Mr Biffo pitches a new TV show.
Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Kev Rowlands, Roy Weard, C J Stone, and Mr Biffo AND the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have gone for a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have probably got hangovers and have decided to have a little rest, 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:
Eric Burdon, Silver Fox Cafe, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, The Mind Map, Motorhead, Jeff Beck, Robert Smith's Meltdown, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, NME, Jeff St John, Trevor Graham Baylis CBE, John Charles Kenneth Gardestad, Brandon Dean Jenkins, Ronald Lawrence Victor Prophet, Bill Burkette, Alexander Buchanan, Patrick Doyle, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Billion Dollar Babies, Rick Wakeman, Tangerine Dream, Auld Man's Baccie, David Curtis, Nick Phillips, Doug Harr, Split Enz, Alan Dearling, DakhaBrakha, Neil Arnold, New Zealand Psychedelia, Kev Rowland, Toothgrinder, Trepaneringsritualen, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Until the Sky Dies, Veni Vidi, We Came as Romans, Wildness, World War Me, The Adicts, Apartment 213, Mr Biffo, Digitiser The Show, Roy Weard, CJ Stone, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, ElectricNick, The Beatles, The Wonder Years.
And the last few issues are:
Issue 275 (Martin Gordon)
Issue 274 (Steve Took)
Issue 273 (Live Dead 69)
Issue 272 (George Butler)
Issue 271 (Mark E Smith)
Issue 270 (Eric Clapton)
Issue 269 (Narnia)
Issue 267-8 (Happy New Year)
Issue 265-6 (The Who)
Issue 264 (John McLaughlin)
Issue 263 (The magic Band)
Issue 262 (DikMik)
Issue 261 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:

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