Shindig! Issue 55 (Bespoke print copy)(published: 04/05/2016)
White Denim The Texan art-rockers hit the UK
The Clangers Strange reflections from outer space
Kvartetten Som Sprängde Short-lived Swedish prog-jazz pioneers
Charles Bradley 21st century soul legend tells all
Trembling Bells Free thinking and freeform. It ain’t folk
Fifty Foot Hose Groundbreaking electronic psychedelia
Ryley Walker The guitarist and loose cannon hits the road
10cc How four Mancunian journeymen changed pop
Shindiggin’ What’s hot on the Shindig! turntable
Thoughts & Words Your letters and emails
It’s A Happening Thing News from the Shindigverse
Happening Right Now The hottest new bands
20 Questions Legendary singer-songwriter, Graham Nash
Songbook Take a trip to ‘Abergavenny’
Deep Cuts The dark korners of The Kinks’ first classic era
Reviews The best in reissues, new releases, books and live shows
Vinyl Art Frank Zappa’s movie madness
Prize Crossword Win Decca’s beat girls on vinyl
Although no longer in stock we can print a one ‘off’ copy for you, hence the higher price.
What do 10cc, Graham Nash, White Denim, Ryley Walker,
Mike Cooper, Quilt, Fifty Foot Hose, The Kinks, Trembling
Bells, Charles Bradley, Yeti Lane, The Clangers and Marty Wilde
have in common? They’re all in Shindig! issue #55, that’s what!
We don’t want to say time is passing fast, but this issue marks
one year since the proverbial shit hit the fan. Crazy, huh? That
mere “thorn in our foot” was swiftly tweezed out by the good
folk at Silverback, and we haven’t looked back since. A change
is good. Take White Denim, who splintered in two, thought the
end was nigh and then regrouped with new members to
consider what it was they wanted from being in a band and
found their true path. For us thinking about what we wanted to
do with Shindig! was something we unknowingly had to do.
Graham Nash has also been through some serious shake-ups and
has always returned stronger.
So let’s get that anniversary out of the way. Andy and myself
would like to thank all of you readers for your immense support
and belief through thick and thin. I’d like to welcome Paul
Osborne into the editorial team whilst offering heartfelt
positivity to our brilliant ad manager Alan, and to Tom, Louisa
and Andy at Silverback Publishing for having faith in what we
do and nurturing us into a soon to be monthly. Phew!
I take it that our growing readership approve of our now
somewhat more open remit and appreciate how we occasionally
go into uncharted territory. Wouldn’t it be boring if you always
knew what was coming? 10cc have been one of the acts that a
number of readers have mentioned loving, so here they are.
Covering their late ’60s growth into 10cc through to the split of
the core band in 1976, Michael Bjorn tells their easy come, easy
go tale with an eye on their wacky side. It will certainly gain
them some new fans along the way and make those already won
over by their inimitable charms pull out the records with keen
As always there are plenty of other artists covered in the
magazine from the big to the unknown, the harmonious to the
heavy, the straight to the far out. Do keep an eye on our site
and social media feeds for more news, views and hullabaloos too
– and don’t forget to tune into our monthly podcast, it’s always
worth a listen!
Lay back and enjoy,
Jon ‘Mojo’ Mills,
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