Access All Areas
A backstage pass to current musical issues.
Seasoned industry insider Trevor Reekie dodges past security to get to the heart of industry trends and happenings, pinning down the people with the good oil on the current state of the music biz, and where it might be going, as well as occasional glances over the shoulder to see how we got here.
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OMC - The Story of How Bizarre ( 17′ 58″ )
OMC's How Bizarre, co-written by the late Pauly Fuemana and producer Alan Jansson, topped the New Zealand charts, then repeated this success in Australia, Ireland, South Africa and Austria, as well as making the Top 10 in eight other countries. The story of OMC has been made into a documentary, directed by Stuart Page which gets its first screening on Māori TV on Monday (25 August). Trevor Reekie talks with Page, producer and co-songwriter Alan Jansson and Simon Grigg from huh! Records about OMC's global success.
From Access All Areas on 23 Aug 2014
Farewell Tommy Ramone ( 16′ 11″ )
Tommy Ramone, drummer, producer and last surviving founding member of The Ramones died on 11 July 2014 aged 65.
Trevor Reekie talks to Monte A. Melnic, friend, tour manager and author of the best selling book On the Road with the Ramones. Also joining the conversation is kiwi musician Jean McAllister from the NZ band the Drongos who recorded with Tommy Ramone in New York in the late 70s.
From Radio NZ National Music on 19 Jul 2014
Peter Dawkins - A Tribute ( 12′ 53″ )
Trevor Reekie talks to vocalist Shane Hales and ex-pat musician and producer Richard James Burgess about the legacy and contribution to NZ music made by the late Kiwi-born producer Peter Dawkins.
From Access All Areas on 12 Jul 2014
The Life and Death of Joe Meek ( 16′ 27″ )
UK producer Joe Meek was a pop craftsman and a veritable wunderkind in the recording studio, forging a legacy as one of the most important record producers of all time in his short career. Trevor Reekie talks to Howard S. Berger about his music documentary A Life in the Death of Joe Meek, which explores the enigma and mystery that shrouded this musical genius and DIY pioneer.
From Access All Areas on 28 Jun 2014
Access All Areas - John Fahey ( 16′ 38″ )
American guitarist and eccentric visionary John Fahey may have always been an outsider, but he went on to release an iconic catalogue of more than 40 albums and created the template for 'American Primitive' guitar music. Trevor Reekie talks to American author Steve Lowenthal, author of a new book Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist, about Fahey's legacy.
From Radio NZ National Music on 14 Jun 2014
Access All Areas: Bert Berns ( 16′ 50″ )
Trevor Reekie talks with author and music journalist Joel Selvin about Bert Berns, the producer and songwriter whose catalogue includes 'Twist & Shout', 'Piece of My Heart', and 'Here Comes the Night'.
From Access All Areas on 17 May 2014
Access All Areas: Dave McArtney - Gutter Black ( 17′ 31″ )
Trevor Reekie talks to Hello Sailor's Graham Brazier and Harry Lyon about life with - and without - Dave McArtney, as well as McArtney's posthumous autobiography Gutter Black - A Memoir.
From Access All Areas on 03 May 2014
Gregory Porter ( 12′ 55″ )
Gregory Porter took home the 2014 Grammy for best jazz vocal album with his Liquid Spirit LP, recorded on Blue Note Records. Porter was encouraged to pursue singing by his mother, after an injury stymied a promising football career. He didn't record his first album until he was 39, but has had a strong musical career ever since. Trevor Reekie talks with Gregory Porter.
From Access All Areas on 26 Apr 2014
Mike Bloomfield ( 16′ 30″ )
Guitarist Michael Bloomfield was born in Chicago, a rich white Jewish kid who ended up jamming with some of the biggest blues players, as well as the likes of Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin.
A new anthology called From His Head to His Heart to His Hands features Bloomfield's contributions to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag and the Super Session album.
Trevor Reekie talks to one time Rolling Stone and Creem Magazine contributor John Morthland about why Michael Bloomfield is regarded as America's greatest 'forgotten' guitar hero.
From Access All Areas on 19 Apr 2014
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull ( 14′ 37″ )
Ian Anderson, flute player and creative musical director for more than 40 years with his band Jethro Tull, is equal parts musician, composer, producer - and a very astute business man. Since they formed in 1967, Jethro Tull has sold more than 60 million albums. This April Anderson releases a new solo studio album called Homo Erraticus on his own Calliandra Records label. Trevor Reekie talks to Ian Anderson.
From Radio NZ National Music on 12 Apr 2014
Raga for Peter Walker ( 15′ 31″ )
Still performing at 75, American guitarist Peter Walker gained attention as part of the Greenwich Village scene, and went on to study with Ravi Shankar and worked with LSD pioneer Timothy Leary. Trevor Reekie talks to Peter Walker.
From Radio NZ National Music on 29 Mar 2014
Respect Yourself - The Story Of Stax Records ( 24′ 28″ )
Stax Records was a music studio and record label in Memphis, Tennessee that not only launched the careers of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Sam and Dave and many more Southern soul stars, but also provided a soundtrack to tolerance and change in an era of segregation and racial tension. Trevor Reekie talks to author Robert Gordon about his new book, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion.
From Access All Areas on 08 Mar 2014
Facing The Other Way - The Story of 4AD ( 24′ 8″ )
Co-founded by Ivo Watts-Russell, English indie record label 4AD was funded by Beggars Banquet founder Martin Mills who recognised Russell's singular A&R vision. Between 1980 and 1999 Russell signed a roster of stylistic trailblazers to 4AD that included Bauhaus, Modern English, Birthday Party, Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil Dead Can Dance, Throwing Muses, The Pixies, The Breeders and many more. Trevor Reekie talks to English author Martin Aston, who has published a defining history of the label called Facing the Other Way - The Story of 4AD.
From Access All Areas on 01 Mar 2014
The Coen Brothers new movie 'Inside Llewyn Davis' is loosely based on folk singer Dave Van Ronk, a central figure in the Greenwich Village folk music scene that developed in the early 60s. Van Ronk never had a hit single or album during five decades of music-making and had slipped into obscurity until his memoir,'The Mayor of MacDougal Street', co-authored by Elijah Wald, was published posthumously in 2005 and provided the catalyst for the new movie. Trevor Reekie talks to Elijah Wald about Dave Van Ronk.
From Access All Areas on 15 Feb 2014
Longing For The Past ( 20′ 16″ )
For the last two years David Murray, a North American musician, musical archivist graphic designer and record collector has been consumed by researching early recordings from Southeast Asia. The music, stories and ephemera he's collected in his research have just been released as box set called Longing for the Past: The 78 rpm Era in Southeast Asia. Trevor Reekie joins David Murray.
From Radio NZ National Music on 11 Jan 2014