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Keyboard is an American monthly magazine, founded in 1975, that originally covered electronic keyboard instruments and artists, and now also covers digital music technology. It is also available in an online edition.

Shriekback's Barry Andrews: Painting Landscapes, Abusing Pianos

Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, June 1987

'BLACK LIGHT Trap' on Shriekback's latest album, Big Night Music [Island, 90552-1], is about a device used "for snaring unwary insects," keyboardist Barry Andrews explains. ...

Coil: The Darker Side Of Sampling

Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, July 1987

LONG BEFORE the verb was coined, Coil keyboardist Peter Christopherson started sampling. ...

The Cure's Lol Tolhurst: A Dose Of Keyboard Fever

Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, August 1987

EVER SINCE schoolmates Robert Smith, Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst, and Michael Dempsey formed Easy Cure in 1976 – the name was eventually shortened to the Cure ...

Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Run DMC, Stetsasonic: Rap: Rock Is Dead

Special Feature by Mark Dery, Keyboard, November 1988


Shriekback Blasts the Top Off The College Charts

Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, January 1989

Nice Monsters Go Bang ...

Leonard Cohen

Profile and Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, September 1989

"MOST MUSIC criticism," griped Leonard Cohen in a recent Musician interview, " far behind, say, the criticism of painting. Nobody is identifying our popular singers ...

Public Enemy: Confrontation

Report and Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, September 1990

"Elvis was a hero to most But he never meant shit to me you seeStraight up racist that sucker wasSimple and plain ...

Coldcut, De La Soul, Digital Underground: Digital Underground, Coldcut and De La Soul Jam The Beat

Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, March 1991

DIGITAL UNDERGROUND, De La Soul, and Coldcut make musique concrete for boomboxes. These three bands, all on the Tommy Boy label, have achieved, perhaps unwittingly, ...

Kraftwerk: Ralf Hütter

Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, October 1991

Keyboard: THIS IS your first tour in almost a decade. Why now? ...

Diamanda Galás: Diamanda Galas: Hymns Of Empathy

Profile and Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, August 1992

IF MARIA Calas had sizzled at the stake, she might have sung 'The Litanies of Satan', by Diamanda Galas, as her final, fiery aria. ...

L.F.O., The Orb, Orbital, The Shamen, T99, Third Eye: Techno

Overview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, April 1993

TECHNO. THE name sounds at once monolithic and impersonal, the acronym of a multinational conglomerate, and toylike, as in brightly colored plastic Lego blocks. ...

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