Film review: ROCKETMAN, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Even in rock’s most outrageously extravagant and theatrical period, early to mid-70’s glam, Elton John managed to stand out. This was due to a combination of raw musical talent, remarkable drive, gleefully absurdist showmanship and his ability – along with lyricist Bernie Taupin – to write enduring radio-friendly hits. Only some of these qualities shine through in the engaging but

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Film review: DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Australia’s Radio Birdman rightly deserve their place alongside the great pioneering proto-punk acts from Detroit and New York such as Iggy and the Stooges, the Ramones and the MC5 and the iconic British punks like the Sex Pistols and The Clash. Before the spiky-haired Brits upended popular music in the late 70’s, Birdman were annihilating Sydney pubs and town halls

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