Interviews by Dave Bowler
With roots in post-punk and improv, this band of Toronto siblings were refining a hushed blues aesthetic on the independent margins. Then, on Friday, November 27, 1987, they entered their hometown's Church Of The Holy Trinity to record their second album...
JUNE 29 2018
JOE STRUMMER DEMOS AND RARITIES to appear on new compilation
The 32-track album will include previously unheard recordings made by the late musician before and after his time with the Clash.
A new compilation of Joe Strummer's output beyond his recordings with the Clash will include 12 previously unreleased songs. The 32-track double album Joe Strummer 001 was overseen by Strummer's widow, Lucinda Tait, Robert Gordon McHarg III and Grammy winner Peter J Moore, and includes recordings by his bands the 101'ers and the Mescaleros in addition to solo material.
It was Moore who unearthed the hidden tracks in Strummer's archives, discovering that the songwriter and guitarist would often leave 20 minutes between songs on his cassettes and "superimpose" tracks on to eight-track recordings, which Moore disentangled.
2016 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER
Best Historical Album:
Peter J. Moore, Mastering Engineer
(Bob Dylan & The Band)
THE BASEMENT TAPES
Bob Dylan and The Band's complete
Basement Tapes resurface at last
Toronto duo (Jan Haust and Peter J. Moore) largely responsible for lifting the veil off "the most sought after and mysterious recordings from the post-nuclear, pre-digital era..."
SOUND ON SOUND
Cowboy Junkies 'Sweet Jane'
by Tom Doyle
In 1987, swimming against the tide of MIDI-powered pop records, Cowboy Junkies went into a church to record an album into a single microphone in a single day."