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Malcolm Carter - Profiles

Reg Meuross

Reg Meuross - Six Cd Set

Including discs which have been out of print for some time, a new six CD set of Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross’s output from 1996 until 2013 brings all of his work together. Malcolm Carter reviews.


Nirvana - Songlife

Malcolm Carter examines 'Songlife', a new vinyl box set from 1960's pop/psychedelic act Nirvana, which combines five albums plus a previously unreleased musical.

Alison O' Donnell

Alison O' Donnell - Profile

Malcolm Carter examines folk legend Alison O'Donnell's two new digital releases, a compilation of her 50-year career in music and a new set of songs with Head South By Weaving.

Groovy Uncle

Groovy Uncle - One Vowel Away From the Truth/Life's a Gift

Malcolm Carter reflects on the reissue of two of 60's pop-influenced Medway-based band Groovy Uncle’s finest albums on extremely limited vinyl.

Bobbie Gentry

Bobbie Gentry - Profile

Malcolm Carter reflects on the box set of 2018 from Bobbie Gentry, which consists of seven albums plus another seven albums worth of bonus tracks together with an extended ‘Live At The BBC’ from this year's Record Store Day as well as a hardback book.

Bert Jansch

Bert Jansch - Profile

Malcolm Carter finds that the first eight albums from Scottish guitar virtuoso Bert Jansch, which are being re-released on two new box sets ‘A Man I’d Rather Be', parts 1 and 2, are essential listening and not just for folk music fans.


Jam - 1977

Malcolm Carter takes in a new box set of The Jam's first two albums, and reconsiders their value forty years on from their release in 1977.

Rick Parfitt

Rick Parfitt - 1948-2016

Malcolm Carter pays tribute to Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt, who died on Christmas Eve at the age of 68

Beach Boys

Beach Boys - Profile

While he still considers it to be the greatest album of all time, Malcolm Carter finds that the 50th Anniversary version of the Beach Boys' ‘Pet Sounds’ isn’t quite what its promotion states

Peter Waterman

Peter Waterman - Interview Part 1

In this two part interview Malcolm Carter speaks to producer Peter Waterman, as he enters the studio to start recording the second Hattie Briggs album, about the process leading up to the recording and also catches up with him again a few days after recording began

Peter Waterman

Peter Waterman - Interview Part 2

In this two part interview Malcolm Carter speaks to producer Peter Waterman, as he enters the studio to start recording the second Hattie Briggs album, about the process leading up to the recording and also catches up with him again a few days after recording began

Peter Waterman

Peter Waterman - Interview

Young producer Peter Waterman, who's worked with Hattie Briggs and Joss Stone, reveals how he got started on the road to being a record producer

Granite Shore

Granite Shore - Profile

Malcolm Carter reflects on Distractions' guitarist and Occultation Recordings' boss Nick Halliwell's band the Granite Shore's debut album ‘Once More From The Top’ which, out in May, he believes to be 'one of the most impressive and important albums not just of this year but the whole decade'

Mickey Jupp

Mickey Jupp - Profile

Malcolm Carter reflects upon acclaimed English singer-songwriter Mickey Jupp, who has just had a CD box set, 'Kiss Me Quick, Squeeze Me Slow', that looks over his career released on Repertoire Records

Small Faces

Small Faces - Profile

Malcolm Carter looks back on the short but influential career of the Small Faces, who have had recently had two of their many reissues, 'Greatest Hits - The Immediate Years 1967-1969' and US only album 'There Are But Four Small Faces', re-released


Katydids - Profile

Malcom Carter reflects on the career of the Katydids, the band of London-based singer-songwriter Susie Hug and ex-Pretenders guitarist Adam Seymour, who after an absence of over twenty years have recently released online a new EP


Manning - Profile

Malcolm Carter examines two recent releases by much acclaimed British progressive rock band, Manning

Len Bright Combo

Len Bright Combo - Profile

The Len Bright Combo were a short-lived garage/punk band fronted by Stiff Records' Wreckless Eric. Malcolm Carter examines both their albums, 'The Len Bright Combo' and 'Combo Time', which have recently been reissued by Fire Records


Troggs - 1941-2013

Malcolm Carter reflects on the career of Troggs' front man Reg Presley, who died in February.

Swamp Dogg

Swamp Dogg - Swamp Dogg

Malcolm Carter looks back on the career of funk/soul artist Swamp Dogg, the persona of eccentric black musician Swamp Dogg, whose first two early 1970's albums, 'Total Destruction To Your Mind' and 'Rat On!', have just been re-released


Jocasta - Joe Strummer

With the Clash front man Joe Strummer's final two albums, 2001’s ‘Global A Go-Go’ and the posthumously-released 2003 record ‘Streetcore’ having been reissued to coincide with his sixtieth birthday, Malcolm Carter examines both reissues

Trent Miller

Trent Miller - Trent Miller

Malcolm Carter looks at the career of Italian-born, but now London-based alternative rocker Trent Miller, who has now released two albums, 'Cerberus' and 'Welcome to Inferno Valley'

Reg Meuross

Reg Meuross - Reg Meuross

Malcolm Carter examines the two latest CDs of British singer-songwriter Reg Meuross, full-length studio album 'All This Longing' and also 'The Dreamed and the Drowned', which is a collection of previously unreleased songs

Roy Harper

Roy Harper - Roy Harper

Malcolm Carter reflects on the career of English folk/rock singer-songwriter Roy Harper, who is celebrating his 70th birthday by making his entire 19 album catalogue available online for the first time and also releasing a double CD compilation, ‘Songs of Love and Loss Vols 1 and 2'.


Distractions - Distractions

Malcolm Carter reflects upon under rated 70's punk/new wave band the Distractions, who have released two new EPs, 'Black Velvet' and 'Come Home', during the last few months

Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina

Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina - Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina

Boston musicians Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina released two albums last year. Malcolm Carter examines both, one, 'The Angel's Message to Me', a collection of North American pre-World War 2 songs and the other, 'The Boarder's Door', an album largely of original compositions


Pearl - Typewriter

Malcolm Carter examines Typewriter, the experimental solo project of former Lucy Show songwriter and musician Mark Bandola

Anthony Phillips

Anthony Phillips - Anthony Phillips

Anthony Phillips was the original guitarist with Genesis and appeared on their debut, 'From Genesis to Revelation'. Malcolm Carter examines three of his solo albums, 'The Geese and the Ghost', 'Wise After the Event' and '1984, all of which have been recently reissued.


Calexico - Live from Austin, Texas, 13/9/2006

The ‘Live From Austin, Texas’ series of DVDs features previously unreleased performances from selected Americana bands. Malcolm Carter is impresseed by the latest in the series, which is a recording of a Calexico show from 2006

Widespread Panic

Widespread Panic - Live from Austin, Texas, 31/10/2000

Widepread Panic's latest DVD, which is being released as part of the 'Austin, Texas' series, was recorded in 2000 and was one of the last shows of member Michael Houser, who died less than two years later of pancreatic cancer. Malcolm Carter finds it a poignant, but timely reminder of a lost talent

Amos Lee

Amos Lee - Live from Austin, Texas, 10/8/2005

Malcolm Carter finds low-key singer-songwriter Amos Lee's performance totally captivating in the latest in 'Live from Austin Texas' series, which was filmed in August 2005


Animals - The Animals and Beyond

While filmed in 1991 and missing out on almost twenty years in his extraordinary career, Malcolm Carter finds the reissue of documentary film 'The Animals and Beyond' providing plenty of insight into the life of sixties legend Eric Burdon


Jam - A First Class Return

'A First Class Return' is a two disc DVD filmed on at the London Forum on From The Jam's 2007 tour. Malcolm Carter finds Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and drummer Rick Buckley to have lost none of their energy or edge since they reformed in their set which consists entirely of old Jam songs

Neon Neon

Neon Neon - Hello Saferide

Malcolm Carter examines the career of Hello Saferide, the project of talented Swedish-songwriter Annika Norlin, who despite being barely into her 20's has already released her third album in English

John Baker

John Baker - Profile

Malcom Carter profiles the career of BBC Radiophonic Workshop and soundtrack composer John Baker, who has just had two retropsective compilations released on Trunk Records

Steve Earle

Steve Earle - Live from Austin, Texas, 12/11/2000

Despite there being a host of Steve Earle live DVDS out there, Malcolm Carter finds Earle's latest DVD, a film of a gig in Austin, Texas eight years ago, to be a most welcome addition to his ever growing catalogue


Miscellaneous - Profile

In 2006, almost 50 years after the original series, a second series of 'Radio Ballads' was produced by the BBC, which combined social commentary with music from some of Britain's best folk artists. With all of the new 'Radio Ballads' having been released on CD, Malcolm Carter profiles each of them

Dw And Fat Jack

Dw And Fat Jack - The Music of the Band

Malcolm Carter asks if tribute collections are unnecessary especially when the originals can't be bettered, after listening to 'Endless Highway', a compilation featuring the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Jack Johnson and Bruce Hornsby and dedicated to the Band

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