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Speedy Keen: Speedy Words and Speedy Keen

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, May 1973

JOHN 'SPEEDY' KEEN is the rock and roll war-horse who wrote 'Something In The Air' for Thunderclap Newman. He's recovered from that – scarred of ...

Speedy Keen: Previous Convictions

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, August 1973

Knockabout drummer John "Speedy" Keen was rescued from oblivion by a perceptive Peter Townshend, who saw in Mr. Keen an offbeat but potentially compelling talent. ...

Speedy Keen - Interview

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, August 1975

"BASICALLY, YOU'RE TALKING about a lorry driver who was thrust into it because he had a number one for seven weeks." ...

From Out Of The Shadows Comes Speedy Keen

Interview by Andy Childs, ZigZag, November 1975

IF SOMEONE EVER asked me to compile a list of my ten favourite singles of all time I'd have five 'definites' straight away and about ...

Speedy Keen: Y'Know Wot I Mean?

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, February 1976

ONE IF THE many things of which any court of law would instantaneously acquit Speedy Keen (along with singing in a thunderous bass voice and ...

Speedy Keen: Y’know Wot I Mean?

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, March 1976

"ONE BRIGHT spark at Track had a great idea for promoting ‘Previous Convictions’ – he sent out plastic turds, like you get in novelty shops, ...

Speedy Keen: Y'Know Wot I Mean?

Review by John Morthland, Creem, May 1976

SPEEDY KEEN'S basically comical persona is good enough by me: the inebriated ex-Mod, a tad daft, struggling for equilibrium in a world whose quirks don't ...

see also Thunderclap Newman

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