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Kate Bush: Will She or Won’t She?

  Nick Krewen One question has followed Kate Bush during the 15 years since she released her first album and captured hearts everywhere with her elegant voice: Is she ever going to tour in North America? Until now, the British singer’s response has always been “no.” In a Toronto interview with Canadian journalists, the normally media shy Bush said she may change her ways to promote her new album, The Red…


Right Said Fred: Too Sexy for You?

By Nick Krewen The Spectator February 6, 1992   Richard Fairbrass is too sexy for this interview. The 31-year-old vocalist of British dance music sensation Right Said Fred is also too sexy for Milan and too sexy for his shirt. He’s even too sexy for his car. He says so — in his band’s monumental hit, “I’m Too Sexy.” With its palpitating disco rhythm and campy lyrics, the song skyrocketed…


Underworld’s first transformation

By Nick Krewen Hamilton Spectator, July 1, 1990 TORONTO – Ever wonder what happened to the group that recorded “Doot-Doot” five years ago, the silly alternative pop hit that grooved with a whirrr? They’re back, but under a different guise. Karl Hyde, Rick Smith, Alfie Thomas and Bryn Burrows used to be the minimalist pop band Freur, but they’ve resurfaced as Underworld. With a new album called Underneath The Radar, keyboardist…


Tears For Fears on Their Seed of Love

AS PUBLISHED IN THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR MAY 9, 1990   Nick Krewen Hamilton Spectator May 9, 1990     Five years ago, British recording duo Tears For Fears ruled the world with their blockbuster album, Songs From The Big Chair. The album sold 9 million copies around the world, and TFF ruled the airwaves with their anthemic hits “Shout” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.” And even though at…


Robert Plant Gets the Led Out

  Nick Krewen Hamilton Spectator December 12, 1988 Robert Plant loves his music. Already elevated to the status of rock immortal for his contribution as vocalist for Led Zeppelin – arguably the mightiest and most influential of the crunch-chord dinosaur rockbands – Plant is enjoying an enormously successful career as a solo artist. His fourth and most recent album, Now And Zen , has gone platinum twice-over in this country,…