Author: Steve Pilkington

Former editor of the CRS magazine 'Rock Society'. Presenter of weekly radio show A Saucerful Of Prog on Rock Radio UK. Author of several music biographies. 70s throwback...

THE GARDENING CLUB – The Time Trilogy / The Owl (MRR)

A little historical context before we launch into these two 'longform EP'-length releases from The Gardening Club, I think, because it has been quite the unexpected story. Way way back, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and Phil Collins had some hair, Martin Springett released an album under the banner of The Gardening Club (it was..

TOYAH – The Blue Meaning: Expanded Edition (Cherry Red)

With the context of the passing of time, this is all brilliantly boundary-pushing music, and The Blue Meaning is an album which could astound the unprepared. Pure gold. The Cherry Red Toyah reissue programme continues with the second album, 1980's The Blue Meaning, following on from the excellent reissue of the Sheep Farming In Barnet..