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Last Dance Of The New Romance: Spandau Ballet’s Diamond

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, March 1982

IT SEEMS like Spandau Ballet are having trouble, and they're not sure how to face up to it. The concept of Spandau has grown ...

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Spandau Ballet: The New Romantics — a Manifesto for the Eighties

Interview by Betty Page, Sounds, September 1980

"INITIALLY 'mod' meant a very small group of young working class boys who, at the height of the trad boom formed a small, totally committed ...

Talking Threads: Spandau Ballet

Profile and Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, November 1980

Five young men from Islington make a short story shorter about the ballet-hoo surrounding the group most likely to – Spandau Ballet. ...

Spandau Ballet: A Revolt Into Style

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Face, The, August 1981

"IF PEOPLE want to find out what is the working class attitude to life," Gary Kemp declares forcefully, leaning towards me over a corner table ...

Journey to Glory: Spandau Ballet

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, August 1981

OH THE languid suave of it! Oh the sunshine, the street café, the iced cocktails! Oh the elegant beaus and the graceful belles! Oh to ...

Spandau Ballet: A Day In The Life Of Gary Kemp

Interview by Chas de Whalley, Record Mirror, November 1981

Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet talks to Chas De Whalley sbout one of his working days. ...

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall... What Aspect Of 1981 Does It Pain You Most To Recall?

Essay by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, December 1981

Overdressed twits taking Polaroids of one another in posey little clubs? Or the stern soapbox caterwauling of commentators who got themselves into a blue funk about everyone else's ...

The Most Wanted Man In Pop: Trevor Horn

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, March 1982

"Why does pop music have to be so naff?" asks TREVOR HORN, whose production work for Dollar, ABC and Spandau Ballet is an unequivocal answer ...

Spandau Ballet: True (Chrysalis)

Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, March 1983

I CAN'T see Spandau Ballet when I play this LP. I can't see their forced smiles, their indelible pretty boy we-are-and-can-be-a-part-of-the-pop-parade smiles, their Top Of ...

Spandau Ballet: True (Chrysalis)

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, August 1983

I USED TO think Spandau Ballet bit the boot. The band's first two albums seemed little more than gussied-up disco, a rip-off of various cultures, ...

Spandau Ballet: UP, UP and Away

Interview by Annene Kaye, Creem, May 1984

IF WE WEREN'T "AROUND," WHAT WOULD BE? ...

Spandau Ballet: Shout To The Top

Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, January 1985

When they started out, at the dawn of the '80s, Spandau Ballet were determined "to do something different". They said they'd never end up like ...

Red Wedge

Report and Interview by William Shaw, Smash Hits, February 1986

"It's no good just complaining in your beer about things — you've got to come out and say it..." So says Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp. ...

Wild Boy: Gary Kemp

Retrospective and Interview by Paul Lester, Guardian, The, August 2002

Spandau Ballet did more than provide a soundtrack for XR3i-driving Essex casuals in the 1980s. At least that's what Gary Kemp, the band's creative force, ...

How I Played My Part In Inventing The New Romantics

Memoir by Beverley Glick, beverleyglick.com, 2005

Spandau Ballet's bible Here is the second extract from my memoir Hit Girl: My Bizarre Double Life in the Pop World of the Eighties. It is September ...

The Return Of Spandau Ballet

Interview by Robert Sandall, Sunday Times, September 2009

The band behind 'Gold', 'True' and 'Chant No 1', Tony Hadley and the Kemp brothers put their differences aside for reunion. ...

Spandau Ballet's Reunion: Once More With Girdles

Report and Interview by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, October 2009

With 10 top 10 hits, Spandau Ballet were the epitome of 80s pop. After much bitterness and a court case, the band are reunited again ...

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