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Camberwell Now: All's Well

Read "All's Well" reviewed by Brad Glanden


Following the dissolution of This Heat in the early 1980s, drummer Charles Hayward and bassist Trefor Goronwy recruited the group's sound technician, Stephan Rickard, for a new, more song-oriented band. Camberwell Now subverted the standard rock trio format by delegating the role of electric guitar to Rickard's “tape switchboard," lending the band's music textural depth and spatial complexity.

Starting off with the Syd Barrett-esque “Cutty Sark," the four songs from 1984's Meridian EP lack the unstoppable drive that would mark ...


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