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Interviews 1987 to 1991
This period covers the band's period of worldwide fame with the albums Starfish album and Gold Afternoon Fix.
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 Date Item Title Author Hits
01/01/90 Steve and the music business Chris Blanche 872
04/06/90 In Search of True Believers: SMH talks to Peter Shane Danielsen 1074
03/01/90 Review of Gold Afternoon Fix Ross Clelland 716
01/01/90 The Well: Peter talks about his side band Michael Smith 791
11/11/10 Steve talks about Starfish and Wachtel's influence on it Administrator 1359
08/29/90 On The Street: Rhyme interview with MWP Susan Ryan 979
03/01/87 Announcement upon signing Arista contract Administrator 308
01/01/87 Marty talks to Arena magazine about his work circa 1987 Jimm Coburn 739
06/01/87 Countdown magazine talks to Marty about In Reflection Administrator 711
01/01/91 Steve interviews Grant McLennan Administrator 1332
01/01/89 Marty talks to college mag The Harvey Administrator 982
06/01/87 Poetry in Motion: Marty talks about briefly leaving the band, poetry Scott Howlett 2708
01/01/88 Peter talks about the state of play in 1988 Angela Jonasson 805
01/01/87 Steve on Earthed and Unearthed Karen Booth 757
02/07/87 Home Brewed Kilbey Pt 1 and 2 Scott Howlett 823
08/24/88 The Church frowns on labels: MWP on labelling the band Susan Keith 946
04/22/87 EXCOMMUNICATIONS: RAM talks to Marty about In Reflection Steven Cadbury 240
01/01/87 The Great Revival: Marty talks about the band's gruelling schedule Greg Taylor 226
03/23/88 RAM Interview with Steve from Starfish era J.J. Adams 2673
06/15/88 Peter talks American success and English press reception Graeme Pringle 1054
04/01/90 Steve talks about Gold Afternoon Fix Richard Conrad 961
01/01/88 Marty and his Shergold guitar Unknown 3825
01/01/87 Steve talks about Earthed and the Church's future Unknown 660
02/07/87 Home Brewed Kilbey - Pt 1 Scott Howlett 318
05/19/90 Ten on Ten - Steve talks about writing ten Church songs Administrator 706
06/19/07 Home Brewed Kilbey - Pt 2 Administrator 875
06/01/90 In Through The Conquista-door - The Church in Spain Nina Tregub 697
05/04/91 Steve speaks about the band staying together, mediocrity, ambiguity, post GAF Michael Dwyer 1040
09/01/90 Marty with B-Side magazine on Rhyme and G.A.F Brian Greenlee 795
07/01/90 Steve talks to The Music Paper about freedom and success Kris Nicholson 659
07/02/90 Steve talks about interpretation and creativity Pollstar 667
01/01/89 Peter and Marty talk to Guitar magazine; excellent piece! Bruce Pollock 2580
05/01/90 Steve talks about re-approaching music, drugs and Remindlessness The Edge magazine 1620
01/01/90 Peter talks to Diane Godley about GAF Diane Godley 1329
01/01/87 Couple of quotes about recording "live sound" from 1986/7 H.D 375
06/01/90 Sonics magazine talks to Peter about lots of good stuff around Gold Afternoon Fix. John Watson 1319
09/02/87 On The Street interview with each band member before Starfish Administrator 933
05/01/88 Steve talks to Bucketfull of Brains about Starfish Jon Storey 847
02/01/88 "Sum of the Parts" transcription Arista Records 708
03/23/88 The LA Times talks to Steve about working in LA Cary Darling 752
01/01/88 Steve talks about The Slow Crack and Starfish Toby Creswell 734
06/01/88 Definitive Starfish interview. Rolling Stone delivers the goods Bernard Zuel 1010
01/01/87 Steve talks to Contrast about Unearthed and The Church Randy Bookasta 407
10/01/88 The band discuss touring, and Starfish Steve Perry 824
06/01/88 Steve talks to East Coast Rocker magazine Harold DeMuir 700
04/01/88 Steve talks to Sounds magazine about the songs on Starfish Sounds magazine 837
01/01/88 Steve speaks to Creem, includes summary of record companies up to '88 Steve Peters 682
01/01/88 Peter, Steve and Marty talk about solo projects Brad Bradberry 1338
01/01/88 Steve talks to Xap magazine Rachel Felder 796
01/01/88 Steve gives a long and personal interview Ears and Mouth magazine 821
 
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  • Audio Interviews  ( 6 items )

    These are interviews that I have on tape or CD, including both Church and solo interviews.  I'd eventually like to get them all transcribed, so if you're quick with a keyboard and would like to help out, please let me know and I'll put your name on the job.

     

  • Interviews 2002 to the present  ( 107 items )
    The band continue to record and tour as the new millenium begins. They release Forget Yourself and Uninvited Like the Clouds, as well as two acoustic albums containing new songs and re-imaginings of past favourites.
  • Interviews 1996 to 2001  ( 44 items )
    The band release Magician Among the Spirits, and the collapse of the U.S record company almost causes the band to break up. They decide to continue, and Tim Powles assumes a strong organizational role in the band. Hologram of Baal and After Everthing Now This, as well as a album of covers called Box of Birds.
  • Interviews 1992 to 1995  ( 40 items )
    The band completes its Arista years with Priest=Aura and Sometime Anywhere, which saw the departure of guitarist Peter Koppes and the arrival of drummer Tim Powles.
  • Interviews 1983 to 1986  ( 25 items )
    This period will cover mostly the albums Seance, Remote Luxury and Heyday.
  • Interviews from 1980 to 1982  ( 13 items )
    The band formed in 1980 as a three-piece, consisting of Steve Kilbey on bass and vocals, Peter Koppes on guitar and Nick Ward on the drums. Marty Willson-Piper joined shortly afterwards as another guitarist.  Most early interviews were with Steve.
  • "Official" Reviews from the press  ( 193 items )
    Reviews found in magazines and other web sites that are written by music journalists.
  • Fan reviews of albums, concerts and others  ( 37 items )

    There are plenty of reviews written by non journalists and this is where they live.  These days there's more than I can easily keep up with, so I'll also point you to the good folks at HotelWomb, who write lots of reviews of shows and albums.

  • Other Written  ( 38 items )
    Anything else written that isn't an interview or review.
  • Steve outside the band  ( 27 items )
    Steve's prolific work as a lyricist and singer extends into a solo career and many collaborations with other artists including Jack Frost (with the late Grant McLennan), Hex (with Donnette Thayer) and Isidore with Jeffrey Cain.
  • Press Releases  ( 9 items )
    Press releases are short articles created by the band's record company. They are intended to describe the band to the music press and encourage more coverage.
  • Marty outside the band  ( 15 items )
    Marty has a vibrant career outside The Church.  He has released several solo albums and collaborated with British band All About Eve on two albums.  He also works with longtime friend Dare Mason under the name Noctorum, releasing two albums so far.  These interviews are Marty talking about his non-Church projects.
  • Peter outside the band  ( 3 items )
    Peter has a reputation as one of the best guitarists in Australia and has released several albums outside the Church. These were solo projects and also some with his group The Well, in which former Church drummer Richard Ploog was also a member.
  • Tim outside the band  ( 1 items )
    Tim Powles is a successful record producer and also released a solo album called tygs in space.
  • Other related interviews  ( 8 items )
    There are a lot of interviews in the collection that are about other artists who have a connection to members of The Church. Many Church fans are also fans of such groups as the Crystal Set, Hex, Curious Yellow/Blue and Margot Smith, so these interviews will be collected here.
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