Author: Graeme Stroud

Graeme is a published author and journalist, having been an interviewer, reviewer and feature writer for the Classic Rock Society for five years. A multi-instrumentalist, he also records original, instrumental music under the name Chalkhill Blue.

Sweet – Isolation Boulevard

The genre we call Classic Rock has earned its name by virtue of two main characteristics, namely, its quality and its age. With the benefit of hindsight, we can look back over the decades and focus on recordings that seemed to capture the zeitgeist and epitomise the music of their time. Often it seems that,..

Arielle

I have to admit to being a little surprised. In her opening salvo, the first track on the new album Analog Girl In A Digital World, Arielle rails against the world’s headlong rush into technology. She yearns for the old days, before the internet, when kids amused themselves with slingshots and puzzles and if they..

Arielle – Analog Girl In A Digital World

Any musician with a yearning for old-school methodology has to walk a fine line nowadays. Modern technology makes recording and producing so much easier, as well as giving better results in many cases. Nevertheless, when recording this, her ninth album, Arielle aimed for a sound that was specifically anchored in the late ‘70s and early..

Andy Scott (Sweet)

I used to be 'Neil Young,' but I love digital these days! What a difference a year-and-a-bit can make. When we last encountered veteran glam-rockers Sweet on these pages in December 2019, they were in the midst of a UK tour and discussing the possibility of releasing their first album of new material after a..

Ted and Majella – Divine Timing (Turneround Music)

Guitarist Ted Turner will be best known to classic rock aficionados as a founder member of Wishbone Ash - he played with the band for their first four albums, leaving in 1974 to pursue other goals, one of which was a world journey of self-discovery. Ted rejoined Wishbone Ash in 1987 and remained until the..