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Interview by Tony Fletcher, Jamming!, 1982

THE INTRO ...

Scritti Politti: Everything's Gone Green

Retrospective by David Stubbs, Uncut, December 2001

David Stubbs on Scritti Politti's subversive pop-soul masterpiece, Songs To Remember ...

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Scritti Politti's Green (1988)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, January 1988

Scritti's Green talks about making Provision, meeting Jacques Derrida, working with Miles Davis, Roger Troutman and Chaka Khan, hanging out with Kraftwerk and struggling to come up with an album title...

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Reflections On In(ter)dependence: Scritti Politti

Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, November 1978

MEET SCRITTI Politti: three or four young musicians (one is a floating member), and equally important, a large circle of close friends who provide help, ...

Joy Division, Pil et al: Futurama '79 Festival — Set The Controls For The Squalor Of Leeds

Live Review by Andy Gill, Ian Penman, New Musical Express, September 1979

The World's First Science Fiction Music FestivalWords: Ian Penman and Andy Gill. Pix: Kevin Cummins ...

The Pop Group, Scritti Politti: University Of London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, November 1979

THE TRADITION of the angry young idealist, full of righteous fervour, self-righteous condescension towards those at odds with his or her volatile beliefs, and a ...

Where Radical Meets Chic: Scritti Politti

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, October 1981

"SCRITTI POLITTI" – didn't you always wonder where their "political writings" were? I did. I always wondered whether their hearts were in their music or ...

Scritti Politti

Profile and Interview by Ian Birch, Smash Hits, November 1981

From the underground...To the charts? We want hits, say the former cult heroes. Quite right, says Ian Birch. ...

Scritti Politti: Suspicious Minds

Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, December 1981

Making their way from the margins to the mainstream SCRITTI POLITTI have discovered the beauties of pop. But what took them so long? "Professor" MARK ...

Scritti Politti: The Sweetest Groove

Interview by Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, May 1982

Everything's gone GREEN, the voice of SCRITTI POLITTI tells Lynden Barber ...

It's The Scritti Political Broadcast

Interview by Johnny Black, Smash Hits, June 1982

Quiet please! The next feature will be on all three channels. Johnny Black gets a taste of modern soul music. ...

Scritti Politti: Songs To Remember (Rough Trade)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, September 1982

HERE IT IS: Scritti Politti's greatest hits. Let me assure you that this isn't a problem (I like albums with lots of singles on) and ...

Scritti Politti: Natty Design Or Grand Illusion?

Interview by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, September 1982

THE WEEKEND before our final confrontation, Scritti Politti's Green went shopping for clothes for his debut Top Of The Pops appearance, its confirmation depending on ...

Scritti Politti: Say A Little Prayer For Green

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, March 1984

DEEP END, feet first. Is it true you're Mr Paranoid? ...

Scritti Politti: Word Play

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, May 1985

"I DON'T KNOW exactly what a pop theorist is," says Green. "I think everybody has their own ideas on what pop music's about and what ...

Green: The Word Boy

Interview by Paul Mathur, Blitz, June 1985

The Barest Of OutlinesScritti Politti. The Italian for political writing, you could say, a political music group. Or you could say, cack, my Scritti just ...

Scritti Politti: Psyched Out

Interview by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, June 1985

THE TWO singers, a tall fresh-faced Welshman and a soft spoken bleary-eyed Mancunian, felt trapped. ...

Scritti Politti: Green Machines

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, International Musician And Recording World, July 1985

"I'D JUST like to say now that I am not a knobist." ...

Making Provision: Green speaks

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Virgin Records press release, 1988

THREE YEARS of silence are finally broken this week as Scritti Politti release the first single off a new album. Featuring the inimitable trumpet of ...

Scritti Politti: The Green Manifesto

Interview by David Toop, Face, The, 1988

The only pop artist who can incorporate Miles Davis and Jacques Derrida into the same repertoire, Green Gartside is still pondering the "the undecideability of ...

Scritti Politti: Enigma Variation

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, March 1988

Break out the dictionaries and Post-Structuralist text books, pop's most perfect intellect, GREEN GARTSIDE, is back with a new SCRITTI POLITTI single ready for release ...

Scritti Politti: That Obscure Object of Desire

Interview by Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, August 1988

THE MEPHISTO of sophisto, GREEN GARTSIDE, and his slightly cool vehicle SCRITTI POLITTI have once more pulled into view with their new single 'First Boy ...

Scritti Politti: Intellectual Hooliganism

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, March 1991

"SO YOU USE the language of dreams and you toy around for the micropolitical effect of the goosebump. I like that – the goosebump as ...

Scritti Politti: Do The Gart, Man

Interview by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, March 1991

THE DANCEHALL FOUNDATIONS are shaking and there's outrage in the ragga ranks. A white pop star has plundered their culture with the aid of Lennon ...

Green Gartside and B.E.F.

Report and Interview by Andrew Smith, Melody Maker, October 1991

BEF (THE PART-TIME preoccupation of former Heaven 17 bods second Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh) have just released a Music Of Quality and Distinction ...

Scritti Politti: Return Of An Eighties Enigma

Profile and Interview by David Sinclair, Times, The, July 1999

AS DISAPPEARING TRICKS go, the strange case of Green Gartside is not quite up there with those of Richey Edwards or blues hero Peter Green, ...

This Week I am Mostly Wearing Soren Kierkegaard: Scritti Politti

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, August 1999

GREEN STROHMEYER-GARTSIDE, to give him his full and slightly fantastical name, is feeling decidedly below-par on this muggy Manhattan afternoon. Clasping a Rolling Rock in ...

Post-Punk: Lubricate Your Living Room

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, December 2001

FORGET ABOUT THE NOSTALGIA-MONGERING AND KITSCH REVIVALISM – THE POST-PUNK PERIOD OF 1979-81 WAS AN ASTONISHINGLY FERTILE TIME FOR BRITISH MUSIC, WHEN INDIE LABELS FLOURISHED ...

Various Artists: Yes New York/New York Noise/Post Punk 01

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, 2003

AH MANHATTAN, so much to answer for – and so in vogue as a rock metropolis after decades as a Hip Hop Mecca. Yes New ...

Scritti Politti: The Sweetest Boy

Retrospective and Interview by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, April 2005

From the post-punk squat-crusties to pristine '80s pop-funkers, Scritti Politti underwent one of the most radical transformations in rock history. Uncut meets the band's mastermind, ...

Hearts and Flowers: Scritti Politti

Profile and Interview by Simon Reynolds, Guardian, The, May 2006

It's seven years since Green from Scritti Politti released an album – time spent boozing away in self-doubt. So what brought him back to his ...

Scritti Politti: The Green Piece

Profile and Interview by Jim Irvin, Word, The, July 2006

A PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTION to begin. Why are we all here? Well, it's because pop music's fucking great, isn't it? ...

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