Keyboard legend Mike Lindup reminisces on how Roland’s D-50 synthesizer helped shape some of Level 42’s best-known tracks. Back in 1987, as their fame reached epidemic proportions, the band were spending most of their time on the road, playing arenas all over the world – both as headliners and opening for the likes of Madonna and Tina Turner. Needing to work on new material, Mike put together a studio that he could use on the road, which just happened to include a new and rather interesting Roland synth called the D-50…
Gizmodrome are Stewart Copeland, Mark King, Adrian Belew and Vittorio Cosma.
Their self-titled debut album is out on September 15, 2017.
A unique new book from Level 42 collector, Paul Waller, officially authorised by Mark King. The first of its kind. Covers the worldwide discography from 1980-2017 in incredible detail. Presented in soft touch matt hardcover, with 170gsm silk inset. 272 pages featuring over 1,200 photographs and detailed release notes. A beautiful looking book and unparalleled guide to Level 42’s global catalogue.
Limited to just 500 copies worldwide.
£40+P&P. Released 20th October 2017.
We’re excited to Get Loud for Nordoff Robbins! We’re raising awareness for this brilliant music therapy charity by performing a special Get Loud gig at Dingwalls in London on Wednesday 13 September.
Every day Nordoff Robbins music therapists change the lives of vulnerable and isolated people across the UK, and through Get Loud they can reach even more people who need their support.
You can get tickets and find out more at www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/3-get-loud-sessions
Get Loud is supported by SSE.
It’s the King! Plus the Italian stallion Lorenzo Feliciati and the bassists from Paris (okay, PVRIS if you must), Queens Of The Stone Age and maaaaaany more. Get it from pocketmags.com this week or yer actual real-world news vendor.