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Kevin Ayers

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Kevin Ayers and the Whole World: Country Club, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 18 April 1970

KEVIN AYERS' new band The Whole World, derives much of its considerable appeal from the disparity of approaches which it encapsulates. ...

Ayers Apparent

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 25 April 1970

KEVIN AYERS says that he wants to involve people in his music, and to make every gig more of a party than an ordinary job. ...

Pink Floyd, Kevin Ayers & the Whole World, the Edgar Broughton Band et al: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 25 July 1970

I THOUGHT I'd just wander down to Hyde Park, lay under a tree and quietly listen to the music. However, it seems that Blackhill organisers ...

Pink Floyd, Roy Harper, Edgar Broughton Band, Kevin Ayers & The Whole World, Formerly Fat Harry: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, 25 July 1970

Good music, bad vibes at free Hyde Park ...

Kevin Ayers: Fresh Ayers

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 4 March 1972

KEVIN AYERS says that there's only one thing preventing the old Soft Machine, St Tropez-style, getting back together. ...

Kevin Ayers: Bananamour

Review by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, August 1973

IN ART THE avant-garde is the outrageous. It’s what breaks traditional rules, both artistic and social; John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, or whoever, outraged their audiences. ...

Kevin Ayers: Bananamour

Review by Alan Betrock, Phonograph Record, November 1973

KEVIN AYERS has never been known for his musical steadiness. This is Kevin's fourth solo album (second U.S. release), and it continues to present him ...

Kevin Ayers: Keeping the ’67 faith

Profile by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, February 1974

It begins with a blessing (but ends with a curse)Making life easy (but making it worse)... ...

Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Eno: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 8 June 1974

Ayers puts the A in ACNE ...

Kevin Ayers/John Cale/Eno/Nico: June 1, 1974 (Island)

Review by Ira Robbins, Zoo World, 10 October 1974

LIVE ALBUMS have become an abundant nuisance which bands seem to feel an obligation to produce every few years, often with no redeeming content. The ...

Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico & Eno: June 1,1974 (Island)

Review and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Creem, December 1974

Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Eno & the Soporifics: The Inmates Have Taken Over ...

Island Records: Treasure Island

Profile by Lenny Kaye, Hit Parader, January 1975

GIVEN THE commercial restrictions of the business we call music, it is the rare record company that is willing to lay itself on the line ...

Kevin Ayers' Velvet June 1, 1974

Profile and Interview by Jon Tiven, Circus, February 1975

CHARACTERIZING Kevin Ayers as a brilliant musician is like saying Jimmy Page is a nice guitar player – both are fairly accurate conclusions if you ...

Kevin Ayers: Odd Ditties (Harvest) ****

Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 21 February 1976

PERHAPS THE most apt album title of this or any year. Kevin Ayers has a great penchant for odd ditties, and these songs are decidedly ...

Kevin Ayers: Golden Ayers

Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 6 March 1976

IN HIS last, rather desperate sounding album, Kevin Ayers really hit the nail on the head. In the middle of the first song, weightily titled ...

Kevin Ayers: Odd Ditties

Review by Andy Childs, ZigZag, April 1976

I THINK IT'S QUITE safe to say that Kevin Ayers has spent the greater part of his chequered career trying very hard not to be ...

Kevin Ayers - Revived 35

Interview by Miles, New Musical Express, 10 April 1976

Headline contributed by the Mediterranean boatman lui-meme. Actually he was born in 1944. Fascinating, isn’t it? ...

Kevin Ayers: Yes, it's make it or break it time again...

Report and Interview by Miles, New Musical Express, 3 July 1976

This week: well known pataphysician KEVIN AYERS — Fortune teller: MILES ...

Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine: Edinburgh Playhouse

Live Review by Miles, New Musical Express, 18 September 1976

AN INTERESTING booking, Kevin Ayers – one of the founding members of Soft Machine – playing on the same bill as their present, 14th, line-up ...

Kevin Ayers

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, September 1977

BACK IN TP 16 Myron Bretholz wrote a lengthy run-down of the life and times of Kevin Ayers, English eccentric, banana artiste and wine connoisseur ...

Kevin Ayers

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, September 1980

IN A BUSINESS geared more and more towards pushing product, Kevin Ayers is a rare commodity. He's never sold great amounts of records, but has ...

Kevin Ayers: Kevin Can Wait

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, April 1992

He's tooled around for 20 years like a leisurely gentleman-hippie. Isn't it time Kevin Ayers got back on the case? ...

Caravan/Kevin Ayers: London, Astoria

Essay by Rob Chapman, MOJO, November 1997

IT'S THE gathering of the Canterbury faithful. The main event is the original — as near as dammit — Caravan line-up. That other former Wilde ...

Kevin Ayers: Invisible Jukebox

Interview by Mike Barnes, The Wire, December 2002

KEVIN AYERS was one of many curious teenagers who gravitated towards Wellington House at Lydden, near Canterbury, in the early '60s. The house was owned ...

Kevin Ayers and Robert Wyatt

Retrospective and Interview by Simon Reynolds, The Guardian, 24 October 2007

"I COULD HARDLY recognise him at first," says Kevin Ayers. "But there, under that great beard, was Robert and he hadn't changed a bit." The ...

Kevin Ayers: Exile On Mean Street

Profile and Interview by Kate Mossman, The Word, October 2008

Rumpled romantic, booze-fuelled philanderer, gifted golden boy of art-rock, Kevin Ayers fled abroad 40 years ago and now lives a strange, impecunious life wrestling with ...

Kevin Ayers: An Interview

Interview by Mike Barnes, unpublished, Fall 2008

2013 NOTE: The interview was ostensibly for the "Hello/Goodbye" feature in MOJO 184 (March 2009), on Ayers's time in Soft Machine, but was opened out ...

Kevin Ayers, 1944-2013

Obituary by Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian, 20 February 2013

Founder member of Soft Machine and a key figure in British psychedelic rock. ...

see also Soft Machine

see also Wilde Flowers, The

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