MOJO October 2022 ''Sound On Sound'' Interview
I Thought this news relevant whilst Bill is in hiatus/healing he is still putting out 'twigs'/'branches' of press communication.
I am guessing due to the re release and launch of ''sound on sound'' imminent on Esoteric, there is a piece in the brand new MOJO Magazine October 2022 Kate Bush Hounds of love cover not yet in the shops until next tuesday
He's in conversation with James McNair about splitting the Be Bop Deluxe and doing his 'thing'
I am quite baffled as to why they've never offered Bill a Front Cover after 24 years in print i suppose due to the sheer volume of music would be extremely hard to cover but i say not impossible!!
Not a bad article, when you consider that Mojo is a very "mainstream" popular mag, rock-pop (and thus somewhat backwards) oriented. I would have liked to see more on Bill's unique contributions to music - and the incredible range he has covered, and basically made his own. The unique song-writing style that's given rise to literally hundreds(!) of world-class songs, the guitar, obviously (the article could have mentioned the prominent folks who rate him as No.1 - as a pointer to a new generation of readers). The E-bow. The E-bow. The "ambient" magical instrumentals which take us to other realms (has any other musician produced a body of work even close to that particular sub-section of BN's output?). Did I mention the E-bow? I mean, come on - have these folk who are paid to write about contemporary music not yet realised there's a whole new universe of guitar music out there, with a different sound!
Also a four-star review of the Red Noise set in Record Collector magazine. Sadly, though, the review reads as if the reviewer wrote a lively essay about something that really enthused him but was then edited down to 150 words or so.
I have seen three reviews of the Red Noise box set, in Mojo, Classic Rock and Prog. They have all been excellent - scoring 4 out of 5, or 9 out of 10. It's clear that, even if what Bill was trying to do was not fully understood or appreciated at the time, it most certainly is now.
Looking forward to it!
Just noticed that Prog Magazine have a very nice review of the Red Noise reissue. (It's the issue of the magazine with Fripp on the cover.) I gave an interview to Prog last week which I think will appear in the next issue.
I've also now have read the whole Mojo piece and it turned out to be very thoughtfully written by James McNair, to whom I'm grateful for his interest and care.
It's strange though, how these reissue box sets have brought fresh media attention after more than 40 years. I'm not complaining, of course. I'll take as much of that as I can get. But it would be nice if my more current work could grab a bit more of the limelight. 😉😃