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Simple Minds: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, September 1982

ONETHIS RECORD is something of a glow. Whatever your preference you will find it memorable and instructive. Find its qualities and fix your place. Be ...

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Simple Minds: Strangers In A Strange Land

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, February 1979

SIMPLE MINDS were fidgety as they sat around the kitchen table, some of them exhaling long streams of cigarette smoke while the others rattle boiled ...

Simple Minds

Profile by Lindsay Hutton, ZigZag, March 1979

I'VE NEVER BEEN this goddam excited about a rock'n'roll band for ages. The monster media called NEW WAVE is almost finished and the climate is ...

Simple Minds: Empires and Dance

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, September 1980

I'M DANCING as fast as I can! Empires And Dance, an LP of terror-songs, vigilance and vanity, starts with 'I Travel', one of the great ...

Simple Minds: Travel Broadens Simple Minds

Report and Interview by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, October 1980

ONCE YOU get onto the European mainland, it's hard not to be infected by the virulent strain of fatalism sweeping the continent. En route to ...

Simple Minds: Celebration (Arista)

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, February 1982

DEAR JIM, ...

Jim Kerr's Glittering Dream

Interview by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, September 1982

JIM KERR and I have just started talking over a cup of tea in London's Hyde Park, when a girl comes rushing up. ...

U2/Simple Minds/Eurythmics/Steel Pulse/Perfect Crime/Big Country: Phoenix Park, Dublin

Live Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, August 1983

DATELINE DUBLIN: 3.30am Monday. There will no doubt be some measured reports of U2's home-coming gig. But I really hate measured reports. ...

U2, Simple Minds, Eurythmics, Big Country, Steel Pulse: A Day At The Racecourse

Report by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, September 1983

A long, hot, emotional day it was too. Dublin's Phoenix Park throws open its gates to U2, Simple Minds, Eurythmics, Big Country and about 20,000 ...

Simple Minds: Taking Kerr of Business

Interview by Don Watson, New Musical Express, September 1983

SIMPLE MINDS: on the banks of a new gold dream? Or simply wet? DON WATSON fathoms it out with Jim Kerr ...

Simple Minds: Sparkle In The Rain

Review by Don Watson, New Musical Express, February 1984

Give The Kerr A Bono ...

Simple Minds: The Laird

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Q, August 1987

HE HAS HEARD the big music, and he'll never be the same. "At the end of the day we are a hell of a noise," ...

Simple Minds: Barrowland, Glasgow

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, January 1988

IMAGINE Rangers and Celtic combined, against Leyton Orient, for charity, in a hall the size of the Electric Ballroom. That's the sort of boiling partisan ...

Simple Minds: Do Not Disturb

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, June 1989

Come to the heart of the Trossach mountains, breathe the fresh Perthshire air, and discover a troupe of weary travellers footsore from their labours upon ...

Simple Minds

Profile and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1991

"I ENJOY staying here," says Jim Kerr, the broth of his Glasgow accent as thick as ever. His upturned palms take in not only ...

Simple Minds: Real Life

Review by Mat Snow, Q, May 1991

MUCH HAS HAPPENED to Simple Minds since their 1989 album Street Fighting Years topped the album charts in nine countries. ...

Simple Minds: Moore Theater, Seattle

Live Review by Gillian G. Gaar, Rolling Stone, March 1995

IT COULD be coincidence that Simple Minds kicked off their first tour in three years in Seattle. Given the band's unveiling of a rougher-edged, guitar-based ...

Simple Minds: Neapolis

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, April 1998

Return to electronic form for the New Gold Dreamers ...

Simple Minds: Neapolis ***

Review by Dele Fadele, Vox, April 1998

IF THE YOUNG Jim Kerr; who fronted Johnny And The Self Abusers in the late '70s tailspin of punk, knew what fate had in store ...

Simple Minds: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

Retrospective by David Stubbs, Uncut, May 2002

David Stubbs commends Simple Minds' New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) ...

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