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Meters, The

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Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, the Meters: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 7 July 1973


The Meters: Funk From The Crescent City

Profile and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 26 October 1974

THERE'S ALWAYS been something unique about New Orleans music, whether it's the jazz of Louis Armstong, the boogie-woogie blues of Champion Jack Dupree, the lopping ...

The Meters: Fire On The Bayou (Reprise K45044)

Review by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 16 August 1975

Meters set the bayou afire ...

The Meters and Dr John: Walking to New Orleans

Review by Don Snowden, Pasadena Guardian, 3 December 1975

WHILE UNIVERSALLY acknowledged as one of the birthplaces of jazz, New Orleans has never received its due as a rhythm and blues center in the ...

Toussaint's New Orleans: a New Home for R&B?

Profile and Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Penthouse, February 1976

HAVING EXHAUSTED the "Motown Sound" in the sixties, soul music is now dominated by the "Philly Sound" — a triumph of polish and strings. True ...

The Meters: Restless Days In New Orleans

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, June 1976

By rights, the band should be right up there at the top. But, it seems they have hassles and problems to contend with. On their ...

The Meters: The Battle of New Orleans Re-visited...

Retrospective and Interview by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 5 June 1976

It's a battle ART NEVILLE of THE METERS is still fighting. He's happy about being on the Stones tour – but angry at never having ...

The Meters: The World’s First Metric Funk Band

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 5 June 1976

CISSY STRUT! What a great evocation of the Meters in that title, their second Island album, a kind of Greatest Hits, that’s blasting through the ...

The Wild Tchoupitoulas: The Wild Tchoupitoulas (Island)/ The Meters: The Best Of ... (Reprise)

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 24 July 1976

WILD TCHOUPITOULAS extend an invitation to all those who've ever loved New Orleans music... ...

The Meters: Trick Bag

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 2 October 1976

DAY ONE: can't get past the third track. Before reaching it, 4.08 mins of 'Disco Is The Thing Today' revealed a commercial, characterless leap onto ...

The Meters: Paul's Mall, Boston

Live Review by Joe McEwen, Rolling Stone, 4 November 1976

THE METERS may well be the finest performing American band. Without resorting to such modern pop trappings as smoke bombs and gyrating pianos, the Meters ...

The Meters: Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 2 December 1976

Hard-Nosed Funk From the Meters ...

The Meters: Twenty Years on the Funk Meter #1

Retrospective and Interview by Cliff White, Black Music, January 1977

THE METERS' ART NEVILLE gives his personal account of New Orleans R&B in the first part of a mammoth feature by CLIFF WHITE ...

The Meters: Twenty Years on the Funk Meter #2

Retrospective and Interview by Cliff White, Black Music, February 1977

THE METERS Story told in Part Two of Cliff White's mammoth interview with ART NEVILLE ...

It's Hard to Read the Meters

Report and Interview by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 May 1977

"IF WE'RE SO good, how come we ain't rich?" reads the caption in The Figaro, New Orleans' underground newspaper, accompanying the story detailing the demise ...

The Meters: New Directions

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 27 August 1977

SINCE THIS album was recorded it's reported that The Meters have succumbed to the clash of personalities and aspirations that's dogged their career for several ...

Leo Nocentelli Looks Back

Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 15 April 1984

LOS ANGELES is a Mecca for hungry musicians...and not only those with dreams of stardom. The constant demand for movie and TV soundtracks, commercial jingles ...

The Meters

Profile and Interview by Don Snowden, unpublished, 12 May 1984

"ONE OF MY theories is that as long as I don't know about something, I can continue to seek it out," George Porter reflected in ...

Dr. John/The Meters: I Been Hoodood

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 18 August 1984

THERE ARE GROOVES and there are grooves: that which is laid down by the Meters is definitely one of the latter. ...

Neville Brothers Bring Their Angelic But Underrated Sound To Hopkins

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Evening Sun (Baltimore), The , 3 June 1988

MAY DAY WAS the last day of this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the honorary slot of the last set was once ...

The Meters: Look-Ka Py Py; Good Old Funky Music (both Rounder)

Review by Ted Drozdowski, Rolling Stone, 1 November 1990

SOUL MUSIC has a history of great instrumentals: 'Green Onions', 'Soul Serenade', 'Last Night' — and virtually every early independent-label recording by the Meters. Led ...

The Meters: Uptown Rulers! Live on the Queen Mary (Rhino)

Sleeve and programme notes by Don Snowden, Rhino CD, July 1992

SAY WHAT else you will about Paul and Linda McCartney, they sure knew how to throw a party back in 1975. ...

New Orleans' ambassadors of funk, the Meters, revel in long-overdue respect and earn still more

Report and Interview by Joel Selvin, SF Gate, 21 November 2005

ART NEVILLE sat on the arm of a backstage sofa at the Fillmore Auditorium, smoking a cigarette and sipping a little white wine before showtime. ...

see also Art Neville

see also Neville Brothers, The


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