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Andrew Means

Andrew Means

Andrew Means wrote extensively for Melody Maker from 1970 to 1973 with primary responsibility for folk coverage. Subsequently, after several years flitting back and forth across the Atlantic, he settled in the American Southwest and was the music writer for The Arizona Republic newspaper in Phoenix. As a freelancer, he has written for Sing Out!, Billboard, Jazziz, Rhythm and Songlines among other publications. These days he mostly confines himself to writing fiction, which some might say represents no great change.

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The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers: Johnny Cash, Carter Family, Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 7 October 1972

FOR ONE reason or another, Johnny Cash has a rather fearsome image. It's been tempered in recent times by some of the songs he's written ...

Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson: Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 20 May 1972

Kris the casual pro ...

Nick Drake: Bryter Later

Review by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 13 March 1971

THIS IS A particularly difficult album to come to any firm conclusion on. For one thing the reaction it produced depends very much on the ...

Fairport Convention, The Incredible String Band: Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention: Palladium, London

Live Review by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 1 August 1970

Incredible night of string bands ...

The Groundhogs: A Hog For You Baby

Interview by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 8 May 1971

KEN PUSTELNIK is always ready to point out that Tony McPhee, Pete Cruickshank and he are quite ordinary people, and not so long ago there ...

Hotlegs — Hotfoot To The Top

Interview by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 25 July 1970

FOR SO LONG London has been the undisputed capital of Britain's music industry, that it is almost unthinkable to suggest that its position could be ...

Bert Jansch: Moonshine (Reprise)

Review by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 24 February 1973

BERT JANSCH'S music has matured into predictable shapes. The combination of traditional and self-composed songs which makes up the major proportion of his repertoire, the ...

Jo Ann Kelly, T. Rex: T. Rex, Jo Ann Kelly: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 25 July 1970

Magical Marc! ...

John Martyn: Solid Air (Island)

Review by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 3 March 1973

HOW DO you begin to describe a guitarist as sensitive and accomplished as John Martyn? Every new album expands one's appreciation of his ability. ...

Pink Floyd: The Dome, Brighton

Live Review by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 29 January 1972

NOBODY WHO'S involved in present day music is going to deny that the Pink Floyd have contributed some classics. But having become accustomed to them ...

Wizzard: The Wonderful Wizzard of Wood

Profile and Interview by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 10 February 1973

ROY WOOD is one of those rare musicians who has never lost sight of the excitement and imagination that make rock worthwhile. ...

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