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Creedence Clearwater Revival: Creedence Revival Is On Again

Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 7 August 1971

Martin Hayman talks to Stu Cook ...

Velvet Underground: From Sader-Masoch to a Top Rank Ballroom

Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 16 October 1971

EVERYBODY KNOWS who the Velvet Underground are, but who are they? Disclosed to the world in 1965 as though they had descended from the sky ...

Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground: Lou Reed — End of the Black Comedy

Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 22 January 1972

LOU REED is the founder member of the Velvet Underground. Together with John Cale, he wrote New York as he saw it from Greenwich Village ...

Cat Mother Jump Back

Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 5 February 1972

THE OTHER evening at the Rainbow Theatre an American band called Cat Mother made a not very auspicious debut in Britain. They have been around ...

Steve Miller: Treat In Store For Miller's Followers

Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 26 February 1972

STEVE MILLER picks up the hotel 'phone and dials through to his managers (two black guys who wander round together wearing floppy hats): "Hey, have ...

Arthur Lee: Vindicator (A&M AMLS 64356)

Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 9 September 1972

There's a lot of mileage in Arthur yet ...

Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Melodians, Toots & The Maytals: Jimmy Cliff and other artists: The Harder They Come Original Soundtrack Recording (Island ILPS 9202)

Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 9 September 1972

THIS IS the full soundtrack of the film of the same name. Needless to say, with the present move towards "gentrifying" reggae music it's bound ...

Hawkwind: Queensway Hall, Dunstable

Live Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 18 November 1972

ALL ABOARD HAWKWIND'S SPACE RITUAL ...

Can: Communism, Anarchism, Nihilism

Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 24 February 1973

CAN: A GROUP defined by their very lack of an image? A Few heavy theories have been batted to and fro about the formidable space-rock ...

Can: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 24 February 1973

CAN IS not a band which lends itself easily to review. At the Rainbow on Sunday night they drew a nearly capacity audience, which in ...

Average White Band: Average, Who Says So?

Profile and Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 3 March 1973

AVERAGE WHITE Band — another band of Scottish musicians. OK lads, we've seen Glencoe and they're good. Most of them will be in the audience ...

Average White Band: Marquee, London

Live Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 3 March 1973

THE AVERAGE White Band work in a very narrow well-defined area of music, but within that context they excel. Their music is tough and funky ...

J.J. Cale: Contemporary Songwriter: J.J. Cale

Profile by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 10 March 1973

Just listen to the mystery man ...

James Brown: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 10 March 1973

MR. JAMES BROWN — Soul Brother Number One. Mr. Dynamite. ...

Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin: John McLaughlin: The Best of All Possible Worlds

Profile and Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 10 March 1973

IT WAS IN the very first-ever issue of this paper that a long article on John McLaughlin appeared, praising him to the skies and honouring ...

John Cale: Paris 1919 (Warner Bros. Import)

Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 5 May 1973

JOHN CALE, as the extravagant sleeve-note insert in this stylish American album package indicates, has always had one foot in each camp — the classical ...

Bob Marley & the Wailers: The Wailers: Catch A Fire (Island SW9329)

Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 5 May 1973

TRUTH TO tell, I think that reggae is a lost cause in Britain. It's an entirely popular music and unless it makes it from the ...

Bobby Womack and Peace: Across 110th Street (UAS 29451)

Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 2 June 1973

BOBBY WOMACK has been recording some very acceptable soul records for UA for a little while now without ever making much of a dent on ...

John Cale: Half Past California

Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 2 June 1973

JOHN CALE is not the easiest of men to talk to. Not that he is obstreperous, bored or plain dumb. Quite the reverse. Ask him ...

Bob Marley & the Wailers: Wailers' Simple Message

Profile and Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 9 June 1973

BOB MARLEY looks as though he could be a heavy. Though he's of average height and spare build, he has the gleaming eye of a ...

Don Nix: Keeping On Keeping On

Profile and Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 28 July 1973

SKIN ALLEY have certainly had a great opportunity in signing with Stax in the States: not least among the advantages it brings them is the ...

Sly & The Family Stone: Sly Stone: Shy Boy Who Had Power

Report and Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 28 July 1973

TAKE A look at that feller in the picture (sorry — RBP ED). Pretty smart, eh? A nice-looking geezer, beautiful soft rubbery face with a ...

Queen: Britain's Biggest Unknowns

Profile and Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 5 January 1974

QUEEN ARE being hailed as the natural successors to Led Zeppelin on the other side of the Atlantic. This may cause an outburst of derisive ...

Al Green: Livin' For You (import)

Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 12 January 1974

AL GREEN: ALIVE AND SO REAL ...

Brian Eno: Eno: Here Come The Warm Jets (Island ILPS 9628)

Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 16 February 1974

Iron Bean's nut cracker ...

Sharks: Hard Rock Café, London

Live Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 9 March 1974

THE SHARKS are evidently getting ready for America where, in the immortal words of the pundit, they will have to kick ass harder than they ...

Mott The Hoople, Procol Harum: Guy Stevens: Guy's Out For Glory

Profile and Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 30 March 1974

GUY STEVENS is the kind of guy who might be buttonholing your young lady in the boozer. ...

Mike Harrison, Mott The Hoople: Guy's Out For Glory

Profile and Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 30 March 1974

GUY STEVENS is the kind of guy who might be buttonholing your young lady in the boozer. ...

Jimmy Cliff: Country Boy Jimmy Cliff

Report by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 18 May 1974

Martin Hayman meets one of reggae's mainmen ...

John Cale, Brian Eno: Eno and John Cale: The Wild Bunch

Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 18 May 1974

Martin Hayman jumps into the Tardis, goes into the future with typewriter over his shoulder and ends up on the beach with Eno, Phil Manzanera and ...

Captain Beefheart and his Tragic Band

Report by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 8 June 1974

WHO WOULD WANT TO WRITE THIS? ASKS MARTIN HAYMAN ...

Joe Cocker, Georgie Fame, The Moody Blues, Procol Harum, Leon Russell: Denny Cordell: The Cordial Englishman

Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 8 June 1974

DENNY CORDELL is not at all like my image of him. Well in fact, I didn't know what to expect but he was not like ...

Boz Scaggs: Silk Degrees (CBS 81193)

Review by Martin Hayman, Street Life, 1 May 1976

THIS IS a really great dance record. Put on the first three cuts of either side and you'll get going anybody who's got rhythm in ...

J.J. Cale: Endurance Of The Anti-Hero

Interview by Martin Hayman, Street Life, 1 May 1976

J.J. Cale reckons he's pretty good at doing nothing. He sleeps as long as he can ...

The Rolling Stones: Rolling Stones: Black And Blue (Rolling Stones Records COC 59106)

Review by Martin Hayman, Street Life, 1 May 1976

Old, Borrowed, Black And Blue ...

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