Murray Cammick's Blog
Rip It Up was founded by Murray Cammick and Alastair Dougl in June 1977. It was produced as a free monthly magazine - printed on news print in black and white with one colour. Cammick ran the magazine almost single handedly until 1994 and remained as editor until 1998. He has also discovered some of New Zealand's best musical talent via his labels Wildside Records (Shihad, Head Like A Hole, Hallelujah Picassos) and Southside Records (Upper Hut Posse, Moana and the Moahunters, MC OJ and Rhythm Slave). Cammick still contributes to Rip It Up regularly.
MURRAY CAMMICK'S BLOG: The Jacksons: Blame It On Motown Brought to you by RIU
All talk of the soap opera lives of one of music’s biggest families needs to be put aside; it’s time to revisit the classic tunes that made them famous in the first place.
MURRAY CAMMICK'S BLOG: Who’s Your Favourite Soul Singer? Brought to you by RIU
Murray Cammick catalogues the very best soul men of the past 50 years in possibly his geekiest column yet. The question, “who’s your favorite soul singer” is a frustrating one for me as I have over 30 favourite male soul singers and a similar number of favorite female soul singers.
MURRAY CAMMICK'S BLOG: Earth Wind & Fire Funk Up The Jazz Festival Brought to you by RIU
When Earth Wind & Fire were announced for the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga I was pleased as...
MURRAY CAMMICK'S BLOG: The Specials - To Be Or Not To Be? Brought to you by RIU
I had a slightly silly exchange of ideas on the web the other day with an old friend who questioned the right for The Specials...
NEWS: Ladi6 with @peace live in June/July
Following on from 2010's The Liberation of..., an album that garnered critical plaudits and ...
NEWS: The Phoenix Foundation announce Fandango NZ tour
In celebration of the release of their brand-new double album Fandango, The Phoenix Foundation ...
NEWS: Keanu Reeves took "four or five years" to develop his directorial debut
The Matrix actor has stepped behind the camera to make his own martial arts action flick, 'Man of ...
NEWS: The Simpsons writer Jon Vitti will pen the Angry Birds movie
The veteran animation screenwriter has been chosen to write the upcoming 3D cartoon feature based ...
SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Tom Odell - Another Love
'Another Love' is our Single of the Week from the British singer-songwriter Tom Odell. Tom with ...
NEWS: The Doors' founding member Ray Manzarek has passed away
The legendary musician was at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany when he lost his long battle ...
NEWS: Jessie J's new single will feature Big Sean and Dizzie Rascal
The 25-year-old singer recently confirmed she'd completed her follow-up album to 2011 debut 'Who ...
NEWS: Bloc Party have confirmed they are recording new music
The 'Two More Years' band are preparing a follow-up to 2012 album 'Four' and have already recorded...
LISTEN: Delete Delete release debut tracks for free and a new music video
Delete Delete is the combined pop power of Lani Purkis (Elemeno P/Foamy Ed) and Kurt Shanks ...
FREE DOWNLOADS: New tracks
Download some of our favourite tracks for FREE this week. Tracks from Airbourne, P-Money, Loui the...