International Musician & Recording World Magazine October 1978 Status Quo Kiss Gene Simmons
International Musician July 1978 featuring Francis Rossi of Status Quo and Gene Simmons of Kiss
6 Letters I Readers put pen to paper on a variety of topics this month.
34 Buzz Spotlight on the up-and-coming stars.
78 Steel Works Part Two of this feature talks about choosing a pedal steel and basic tablature.
120 Albums Talking Heads, Leo Kottke and The Who have' their latest offerings scrutinised by the IM staff.
173 Studio Of The Month Once the home of John Lennon and Ringo, Startling Studios in Berkshire help take the strain out of recording.
197 Trade News Who's doing what in the music industry.
225 Ad Index
46 SAWICKI'S SOUNDCHECK Mark has his hands full this month checking through an Acoustic lead amp, a BGW slave and an RSD stereo power amp.
54 DELFT'S GUITARCHECK I It's not only coffee that comes from Brazil, they also produce classical guitars like the Giannini which Stephen reviews this month.
56 DELFT'S GUITARCHECK II Stephen continues his international flavour with a look at an Israeli-made Franconia guitar for his second review.
60 SIMMONS' SYNTHCHECK Another IM exclusive with Dave getting hold of the only Roland JP4 synthesizer in the country, and discovering an amazing value-for-money instrument.
62 MATTACKS' DRUMCHECK The Tama company made their name through supplying hardware for drums, now they are making an effort to establish their whole kits, Dave puts a Tama Superstar outfit through its paces to see if they have succeeded.
64 LUMLEY'S KEYBOARDCHECK Robin takes a respectful look down memory lane with an appraisal of the legendary Hammond C3.
109 IN BRIEF A few pearls of wisdom on a new Roland combo, an MX R graphic equaliser apd a Bird Brothers flight case. 180 DIBBLE,'S SPEAKERCHECK Even been baffled by an acoustic lens? Well fear no more because this month Ken lays bare the mysteries of the units and compares their performance.
22 Rossi on the State of Quo, Status Quo are one of the most enduring bands on the rock scene. They have experienced more ups and downs in their 16 year career than they care to remember but still retain an incredibly loyal following. Bill Stephen talks to guitarist Francis Rossi about the life and times of Status Quo.
38 Gene Simmons — Kiss' Buzzsaw Bassman Fire eating doesn't usually fit into a bass player's role. but then again Kiss wouldn't fit into some people's idea of a group. Gary Graifman catches up with the inflammable Gene Simmons and gets his opinions on rock and roll, playing bass and his solo album.
.70 The Gravenites Blues Scott Kutina tracks down the legendary guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, Nick Gravenites.
90 Simon Phillips Simon Phillips has packed an incredible amount of drumming into such a short career. Still only in his early 20s, his work has spanned all areas of music from pop, jazz, reggae and rock. A much in-demand session drummer, we talked to Simon while he was working on the new Jack Bruce album.
94 Landscape — Crossing the Borders David Lawrenson spotlights an exciting new band
102 Ian Matthews — Stealin• Home After a long self-imposed exile in the States, singer/ songwriter Ian Matthews returned to Britain recently for a much awaited tour. IM spoke to Ian about his career as he prepared for his opening concert.
105 Blowing in the Wind Alan Holmes on mouthpieces for the metal alto sax.
149 Taking Care of Business Part 8: Publishing If you have been following Alan Holmes' series closely you may end up with a hit, in which case you'll want to know how much you're likely to get for your efforts. Alan reveals all about royalties etc. in his latest piece.
158 Understanding Synthesizers: Part 5 Tony Horsinan continues his fascinating insight into the world of VCOs and LF0s.
167 The Producers - - Richard Hewson Producer/arranger Richard Hewson has had a busy and varied career since his first job as arranger on Mary Hopkin's "Those Were The Days" hit. A multi-instrumentalist (he virtually IS The Rah Band) he covers the whole music spectrum from playing and writing through arranging and producing.
175 Meet Your Engineer More details on the dudes who determine the decibels.
190 Music Man Competition £1 ,500 worth of Music Man equipment to be won.
213 1978 AMTA Trade Fair Words and pictures from the Australian Trade Fair
217 1978 New Zealand Trade Fair Once again IM brings you coverage of the very first New Zealand musical instruments trade show.
International Musician was a UK magazine in production from 1974 to 1991. During the 1970s, the International Musician Magazine contained extensive interviews with many well-known rock, pop, jazz, metal and indie recording artists. Interviews focused on the recording techniques, recording equipment and instrumentation favoured by the artists interviewed...
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