Lightfoot at 54: “I’m Not Worthy”

Nick Krewen The Hamilton Spectator November 8, 1993   If you could read his mind, what a tale Gordon Lightfoot‘s thoughts could tell. He’s a 16-time Juno winner, a Juno Hall Of Fame inductee and known for a string of songs over four decades that have helped develop and define Canada and our culture. He was awarded the Order Of Canada in 1970 and the Order of Ontario in 1988….


Shedding A Tear for Fear

    by NICK KREWEN The Spectator April 7, 1992 After a decade of making music together, Tears For Fears‘ mainman Roland Orzabal decided to shed a Tear of his own — namely partner Curt Smith. As a duo that came to prominence during the latter, electronic stages of new wave music, Tears For Fears classics like “Pale Shelter,” “Shout” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” had instant impact,…


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…