REWIND ALBUM REVIEW: BEN SALTER – THE CAT

It seems like Ben Salter is set to take on the likes of Dave McCormack, Tim Rogers, Tex Perkins, et al. for the title of hardest working man in Australian Music. His list of credentials is almost tiring to read- from the intelligent hard rock of Giants Of Science to the folk/rock/country of The Gin…

REWIND DVD REVIEW: DEAD KENNEDYS – THE EARLY YEARS LIVE

The Early Years Live DVD by legendary punks, Dead Kennedys comes with a caution and directions. It warns that the following material contains violent imagery taken from “actual everyday life” and that the program “could be offensive to those individuals who prefer not to deal with reality”. It also says to play at “High volume!”…

REWIND ALBUM REVIEW: GEORGIA FAIR – ALL THROUGH WINTER

Georgia Fair’s debut LP, All Through Winter sounds like they’ve returned to their “spiritual home” in the United States. The music offered by the Sydney folk duo sounds similar to the infamous West Coast sound synonymous with the likes of artists such as: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Just simply disregard the fact that recording…

REWIND ALBUM REVIEW: HARRY JAMES ANGUS – LITTLE STORIES

For a trumpet player, Harry James Angus plays a mean guitar. Well, you could say that, but then you’d be discounting his actual playing – his great fingerpicking style is so good it’s almost finger-lickingly so. Plus, that’s not even taking into his account his successes as a versatile and creative musician with bands like…

REWIND ALBUM REVIEW: BAD LIEUTENANT – NEVER CRY ANOTHER TEAR

The New Order saga is like a modern-day Shakespearian Comedy of Errors. This is the group behind the world’s highest selling 12-inch single and the management ‘geniuses’ who opened a club that traded heavily in the red only to open up a second one that did the very same thing. The latest instalment sees the…

REWIND ALBUM REVIEW: MICHAEL JACKSON – THE STRIPPED MIXES

How many people does it take to release a record? The answer is two- one greedy record company type and one dead celebrity (preferably a superstar). Okay, so that’s an extremely cynical view of the music industry machine but it must be said that there is an element of bad taste marring Michael Jackson’s The…

REWIND ALBUM REVIEW: PAUL MCCARTNEY – MCCARTNEY

An initial glance at the Paul McCartney Archive Collection may cause some listeners to think Sir Paul is copying Neil Young in repackaging efforts. In reality, two of Paul McCartney’s solo records get the reissue treatment with McCartney and McCartney II paving the way for the forthcoming Wings reissues: Wings Over America, Wings At the…

REWIND FILM REVIEW: EASY VIRTUE

A film adaptation of a play originally written by English playwright, Noël Coward in the roaring twenties is given a contemporary makeover by writer/director, Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). The result is an atypical period piece brimming with comedic moments that ensure the audience will have a gay old time…

REWIND ALBUM REVIEW: ESKIMO JOE – GHOSTS OF THE PAST

They’ve been touted as the likely contenders to fill the void left by Powderfinger and possibly Silverchair. They started in the “underground,” cracked the mainstream and went experimental on the subsequent follow-up. Their home state has been dubbed as having, “something in the water” due to the large number of quality artists coming from the…

REWIND FILM REVIEW: DRIVE

Drive tells the story of a moonlighting misfit, who by day is a stunt driver and part-time mechanic and by night plays the accessory and getaway driver to the odd crime. Starring Hollywood heartthrob, Ryan Gosling, the young actor plays another left-field and at times difficult character. He is a loner and a man of…