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The Saints, 999: The Nashville, London

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, July 1977

THERE IS A TEMPTATION to regard The Saints as comic. This stems from a number of idiosyncratic things about them, not least of which is ...

999: Paradiso, Amsterdam

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, February 1978

999 ARE A heavy-pop quartet signed favourably to United Artists. They are, in effect, on the verge of some kind of breakthrough. A likeable bunch ...

999: Briefing For Direct Action

Report and Interview by Jeremy Gluck, Sounds, April 1978

I WOULD HAVE LAUGHED at you for saying as much to me before, but Liverpool, with all its cool, uninspiring streets and grey sky has ...

999: Separates

Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, October 1978

AND YES, this unfortunately is where it separates. 999's second album – always a fateful thing – and the illusory packaging hides a regression. ...

999: Feelin' Alright With the Crew

Profile and Interview by Jon Young, Trouser Press, June 1979

ANYONE WHO SEES more than one rock show a year knows that a lot of the glitter wears off after the first few times. Which ...

Footnote Archives: 999

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, May 2006

THE ODD thing about the history of punk is, it's very easy to forget some of its best progenitors. ...

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