M J Steel Collins

Independent publisher based in Glasgow and a keen fan of The Beatles and associated diaspora. 

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What Are We Fighting For?
a year ago
Following the cessation of both the First and Second World Wars, the general attitude was that this level of conflict should be prevented from happening again. That may have been the mode of thought, ...
Elvis In the Bloodstream
2 years ago
Both of my parents are massive Elvis fans. His was the first music I heard that had an effect on me, with the end result that I'm something of a fan too. It's quite interesting how what your parents l...
Dark Matter, White Noise
2 years ago
As collaborator Les Claypool put it, Sean Lennon is a "musical mutant," something to treasure in the music industry, which seems to be stultified by the desire of powerful executives to make a lot of ...
Review: Rory Gallagher Irish Tour '74
2 years ago
It has been 22 years since the legendary Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher passed away at the age of only 47. He is still adored by an army of loyal fans and held in high regard by musicians ranging from...
It's So Far Out, The Way Out Is In
2 years ago
I remember the moment George Harrison first caught my attention. It was during the run-up and broadcast of The Beatles Anthology documentary series in 1995, when I was 13 and "Free As A Bird" was constantly on TV. George looked rather enigmatic, so somehow I got drawn in. He might also be responsible for killing my Robbie Williams crush by being rather easy on the eye, and witty in interviews. Such is the way of teenage hormones! But it did go beyond the usual whims and ways of the teenage pop i...