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Andrew Tyler

Andrew Tyler

Andrew Tyler wrote for Disc and Music Echo in the early 1970s and then for New Musical Express from 1973 to 1980. He was subsequently news features editor with Time Out. As a freelance writer, he contributed regularly to The Observer, The Independent, the Guardian and others. He is the author of Street Drugs. Since 1995, Andrew has been the director of Animal Aid, Europe's largest animal rights organisation and one of the first in the world.

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10cc: The 10cc Fine Art Collection

Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, February 1976

In which the Fab Four pick their Fabbest Fourteen to illustrate the ascent of sweetness, light, and the Technological Aesthetic to the neanderthal world of ...

Argent, Nazareth: Sundown, Mile End, London

Live Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, November 1972

SUPPOSE A Rock-n-Roll band gave a concert and no one came – a thought that might have flashed through Rod Argent's mind as he scanned ...

Average White Band: Above Average White Band

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, July 1972

THIS PIECE, unless I serve a personal restraining order and keep my legs firmly crossed, is likely to develop into a hysterical citation of the ...

Black Sabbath

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, January 1972

"THE TROUBLE with English and European crowds," said Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, "is that they listen to you as if you were a jukebox. ...

Marc Bolan, T. Rex: Marc Bolan: Zinc Alloy And The Hidden Riders Of Tomorrow (EMI)

Review by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, March 1974

I WAS HOPING the spangled dwarf was going to pull off something approaching musical competence just so as I could do my small bit to ...

Cherry Vanilla, David Bowie: Cherry Vanilla: Cherry Sauce

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, April 1973

...Or hot gossip from a former skin-flick queen who's been hired to handle David Bowie's publicity machine. ...

Caravan: Missing Out On Hysteria

Report by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, June 1972

YOU CAN almost see the sky through the hazy plastic roof. Richard Sinclair hands around huge pastries stuffed with stringy macro weeds. Guzzling Cokes and ...

The Carpenters

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, February 1974

PEOPLE ARE always saying that the real modern age miracle is how you can fly London to Furt-frank and stand a penny on a table, ...

Chicago: Chicago Is…

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, May 1972

"IT'S RIDICULOUS really," said Chicago's composer and keyboard man, Bob Lamm, "Here I am in Hollywood, living in grand style and my parents are still ...

Joe Cocker: I Almost Forgot What Rock 'N' Roll Was All About

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, May 1972

THE CURRY looked sort of ropey. It had probably been frozen for a lifetime between cardboard. Joe Cocker examined it incredulously, sifting it through his ...

Crazy Horse: Crazy Horse At Crooked Lake (Epic £2.29) **

Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, January 1973

LIKE THOSE unfortunates who happen to be the son, daughter, sister or brother of a famous personage, Crazy Horse seemed to be lumbered with the ...

Ellie Greenwich: Leaders of the Pack

Interview by Roy Carr, Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, November 1973

Ten years ago the American pop scene was dominated by two opposing song factories — KIRSHNER'S Krazy Kids and the Behemoths of the BRILL BUILDING. ...

The Everly Brothers: Back In Favour

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, May 1972

JUST WHEN we were getting used to thinking of the Everly Brothers as a monument to a distant era they come up with Stories We ...

The Faces Under The Big Top

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, May 1972

AFTER A while you get the feeling you're part of the scenario for one of those colossally far-fetched paperbacks with titles like Rock God (make ...

Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, February 1974

EVEN THOUGH it's so bloody cold, everyone wants to know what happens to John Osborne's loathsome soldier hero in the end. ...

Rory Gallagher: Rollicking Rory - Live at Leeds

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, April 1972

YOU SEE THEM EVERYWHERE. Those uniformed peak capped gendarmes with sergeant stripes and an air of placid bewilderment. ...

J. Geils Band: J Geils Band: Rude Noises

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, July 1972

J. GEILS make the sort of rude music Jagger and his band specialised in before they started showering regularly and holidaying in the South of ...

Genesis: The Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, August 1973

IT'S A LITTLE dishonest using the same strokes to hammer Genesis as are periodically used against Yes. But there you go. Such is the nature ...

Nicky Hopkins

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, December 1971

DURING THE NEXT 12 months Nicky Hopkins, the world's best-known anonymous pianist, will be the fourth German on the right no more. After years of ...

Victor Jara

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, October 1975

VICTOR JARA sang songs for the people of Chile. In 1973, in the Santiago boxing stadium, a soldier cut off Jara's fingers before six thousand ...

Jethro Tull: Wembley Arena

Live Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, June 1973

I REMEMBER THE TIME when you could hum along to a Jethro Tull tune. I even remember the time you could hum along to a ...

Jo Jo Gunne: The Spirit of Jo Jo Gunne

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, May 1972

SOME say the stench given off by their first album is just too rank to bear. Others are moved to disagree. Strong stuff, it is ...

King Crimson: Reshuffle At The Court Of The King

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, January 1972

"WE'VE ALL gone through our various changes and Peter and I came out at different places." ...

The Kinks: Ray Davies: Doggie Tricks And Bizness Licks

Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, October 1973

THIS IS THE TRUE STORY of a street dog and his best friend – an incorrigible pair who get to see each other only on ...

Led Zeppelin: Page Five

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, November 1972

ROCK OF AGES: Andrew Tyler meets rock recluse JIMMY PAGE, ex-Yardbird, on the completion of Led Zeppelin's fifth album. ...

Brenda Lee: Mmmmm…Sweet Nuthin's

Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, October 1973

WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA, Monday: "To make the most of the things you were born with...Think Big." ...

Claudia Lennear: Brown Sugar Lady

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, January 1973

A CLUSTER of fly-bursting, brown-skinned ladies has become pretty much standard roadshow equipment for plenty of white rock bands these past few years. The lead ...

John Lennon: Please, Your Majesty, Can Our John Have A Free Pardon?

Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, January 1974

Heavy breathing over the phone as ANDREW TYLER gets the lowdown from LENNON in L.A. Genius is police harassment, says the Walrus ...

John Lennon's battle with the US Immigration Department

Report by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, July 1975

JOHN LENNON, IN his battle of wits with the US Immigration Department, is looking less like the stoical pre-doomed crazy of old, and more like ...

Lindisfarne: On and Off the Wagon

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, November 1972

THERE HAVE BEEN more dazzling, more debauched rock'n'roll roadshows. Some of the more spectacular have been known to cushion the strain of touring with sultry ...

Little Richard: The Georgia Peach

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, August 1972

OOOWEE, Lawd knows it was a bad night's work. According to the divine plan, the Wembley crowd should have been blowing kisses at the Georgia ...

John McLaughlin, Mahavishnu Orchestra: John McLaughlin: Man For All Seasons

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, January 1972

Meet John McLaughlin the jazz giant, man of God, New York hermit and cult leader ...

Mahavishnu Orchestra, Santana: Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin: A Pair Of White Pants Will Never Let You Down

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, September 1973

THIS PIECE might easily be subtitled "How to operate with ice-cool expediency without ruffling your cosmique mantle." But that would definitely be rushing things. ...

Man

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, May 1975

DEKE AND I are talking hurriedly about limited omniscience when it occurs to me that this is a very melancholy Man indeed. ...

Man: Violence? Man You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet!

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, January 1972

MAN HAD JUST finished a gig in Hamburg's notorious Top Ten Club and were ambling around town looking for action when someone stuck a two-bore ...

Manassas, Stephen Stills: Stephen Stills: Angry in Suburbia

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, March 1972

"HEY, THERE'S a tape recorder going. Hey, there's a tape going here," Steve Stills tosses a dice in the direction of the chatter and chuckles, ...

Medicine Head

Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, August 1973

SO YOU'RE a dues-paying rock 'n' roll star with a couple of weeks to kill and you decide to flit off to Ahmadnagar and hang ...

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Monty Python: Hi There, Tiger!

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, May 1974

THE DUNBLANE HYDRO bestrides a cemented hillock just five miles across freeway and dale. ...

Graham Nash: Return of the Manchester Mind Wrestler

Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, April 1974

CONSIDERING the wastage rate in the higher echelons of rock 'n' roll, it's not difficult to accept as the norm a situation in which an ...

Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Knees Up

Report by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, March 1972

THE PINNER contingent were no match for the notorious East Enders from Stepney, London, even though they did outnumber them 42 to 12. ...

Yoko Ono

Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, September 1973

IF ALL THE world were a movie set, the Japanese artist could have married her rock star and lived happily ever after in the East ...

The Osmonds: The Business Of Being An Osmond

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, March 1973

EDD LEFFLER knows just how to take care of his boys. He knows all about double and triple entendres and how reporters sometimes like to ...

John Peel: Peel And The Pig — An Everyday Story Of Country Folk

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, February 1973

JOHN PEEL is a sensitive figure with a sturdy patch on the crotch of his jeans and a tendency towards schoolgirls and sensible underwear. A ...

The Persuasions: Big Legs 'n' Bad Asses

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, October 1973

WE'RE BACKSTAGE at Birmingham's Odeon, logjammed into a feeble grey van – a constable and sergeant at the controls – and now we're going to ...

Procol Harum: Six Years In The Harum

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, March 1973

'GARY'S GOT GOUT,' Keith Reid explains without so much as a trace of nonsense in his eyes, 'so he couldn't make it today.' ...

Roxy Music: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, April 1973

SIX OR SEVEN months ago, a Roxy performance was such a cool business you got the impression the band would be just as satisfied if ...

Todd Rundgren: A Wizard, A True Star and Todd

Essay by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, March 1974

SHOO AWAY, Todd, and stop filling my head with this blue vinyl trash because it turns my head to glass and I'll never see light ...

Bruce Springsteen

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, November 1975

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN says he just writes down his impressions of stuff whereas here in Hollywood, Calif., there are people in from New York who believe ...

Stackridge: The Stackridge Story

Review and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, June 1972

NOW JIM Walters has passed his bricklaying exams he's rejoined his old band Stackridge. If things don't work out, you see, he'll have something to ...

Ringo Starr, T. Rex: Ringo Starr on Born to Boogie

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, December 1972

"BOLAN STRUTS, man, and I like that about him a lot. A lot of people, when they first meet him, can be put off because ...

Steely Dan: Can't Buy A Thrill (Probe SPB 1062, £2.25)

Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, January 1973

THIS ONE'S already speeding up the Billboard and Cashbox charts – currently around the 30 mark and likely to jump about 20 places by next ...

Van Der Graaf Generator: In and Out of The Box

Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, June 1975

INTROSPECTION. THAT'S WHY your face is on the floor and you're listening... doo dee dum doo. The French are good at it. French rock crowds ...

Viola Wills

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, June 1972

THE SANCTIFIED Sisters, four beautiful black ladies Joe Cocker collected in the US for his British homecoming, are more than visual relief from all those ...

Yes: A Story of Chinese Scriptures and Vegetable Eaters

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, June 1973

STEVE HOWE... ENGLAND IS STILL BEST ...

Yes: Yes are Well and Grooving

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, May 1972

IN THE basement of Una Billings School of Dancing, Shepherd's Bush, London, Yes are bouncing ideas off each other for a new album. Jon Anderson, ...

Neil Young: The Naked Cowboy Fresh Out Of Beans

Essay by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, November 1973

EXPERIMENTS IN college dormitories with electrodes, erectoids and heat-meters show that the most consequential moment of a stripper's act is just prior to the panties ...

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Windsor/Watchfield Festival: The Smallest Story Ever Told

Report by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, August 1975

Meanwhile...out west on Windsor's High Chaparral, a wandering hippie couple in search of the Ultimate Alternative Festival are waylaid by a pack of journalists hungering ...

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