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contents ISSUE 127, MAY 2022

Features Ride

Oxford quartet’s growth from shoegaze stars to elder statesmen

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Johnny Harris

The flamboyant producer, arranger and conductor’s glory years

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Dave Davies

The Kinks’ second son reflects on his own career as a songwriter and recording artist

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Regulars Thoughts & Words

Your letters, tweets and emails

Shindiggin’

What’s hot on the Shindig! turntable

It’s A Happening Thing

Utopia Strong, Ghost Power, Yves Jarvis, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Nathan Hall & The Sinister Locals, Sundowners, Luaka Bop, Dave Gavanski, We Are The Children Of The Sun, Pink Mountaintops, David Heatley, Sunzoom, Lola Kirke, The Mellons, Home Movies, Project Gemini, Church Of The Cosmic Skull, Dartington Hall

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Deep Cuts

The Who covered

20 Questions

Jimmy Webb’s fascinating journey in song, from the mainstream to the counterculture and iconic status

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Reviews

The best in reissues, new releases, books and live shows

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Vinyl Art

Roberta Flack’s 1969 debut First Take

Prize Crossword

Bag yourself copies of The Who’s My Generation and A Quick One half-speed remasters

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Gong

50 Daevid Allen’s unplanned French and Balearic voyage “Glastonbury was like a vortex. No one could stop us doing it. We went through customs without any papers, just a smile on our faces and Gilli driving. We were real aliens, not speaking the same language, going home to this magic place” – Venux De Luxe

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