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Time Out was initially a weekly listings magazine first published in London in 1968. Since then the publishers have established international editions in major world cities.

Tom Waits: A Seventies Storyteller With Fifties Beat Style

Profile and Interview by Mick Houghton, Time Out, 1976

"I WAS BORN at a very young age in the back seat of a yellow cab in Murphy Hospital parking lot. I had to pay ...

The Clash: A Clash Of Interests

Profile and Interview by Miles, Time Out, December 1978

Will success spoil Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon and Joe Strummer? Miles chronicles the decline of a movement and the rise of a rock ...

David Byrne: The Head Boy Talks

Profile and Interview by Roy Trakin, Time Out, November 1980

CENTRAL PARK, end of summer, 1980. The Talking Heads are playing to a crowd of over 5000 people who are literally overflowing a converted ice-skating ...

Sting: Coming Home

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Time Out, 1982

A DECADE AFTER The Police pioneered pop punk, Sting's latest solo album explores Jung's theories of sexuality and is dedicated to the memory of his ...

The The: Matt Johnson: A Master Of All Trades

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Time Out, December 1983

WHAT DO YOU DO when you're a brilliantly talented songwriter and musician but have no locks, pretty frocks or "weird" image, an uncooperative record company ...

Joe Jackson: Soul Searching: Joe Jackson

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Time Out, April 1984

Joe Jackson used to be just another angry British rocker. Now he makes music that wouldn’t seem out of place in an up-market New York ...

Aswad: Local Heroes

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Time Out, July 1984

That Aswad are The Greatest Reggae Band In The World is the principal theme of Island Records' campaign to give the London-born trio the commercial ...

Marvin Gaye: Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye by David Ritz

Review by Chris Salewicz, Time Out, July 1985

The anguished life of Marvin Gaye ended on April 1, 1984, at the home in Los Angeles he had bought for his parents, when a ...

Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones: Quincy Jones

Interview by Robin Eggar, Time Out, June 1988

The Jackson and Jones alliance has seen the transformation of a bubble-gum singer into the greatest musical phenomenon of his era. ...

Luther Vandross

Report and Interview by Mark Cooper, Time Out, February 1989

LUTHER VANDROSS' popularity has firmly established him as the King of Soul. His songs of love and loneliness have sold millions, and now his only ...

Al Green: Another Green World

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, June 1989

"Sometimes I wonder if you love me the way you say you do... Sometimes I just fold my arms and say... weeeee-eeeeh awooooah!" ...

Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones: Keith Richards: Grin Reaper

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, July 1990

YOU CAN look Keith Richards in the eye and ask him if he's spent all his adult life divorced from reality. He stops, inclines his ...

Television: Socket To Me

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, 1992

Fourteen years after they split, New York's noo-wave punksters Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd have repaired Television. Nick Coleman is electrified by their new album. ...

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: Southside Johnny Lyon: Greetings From Asbury Park

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, February 1992

Unlike his old buddies Bruce Springsteen and Little Steven, Southside Johnny Lyon has forsaken the trappings of rock stardom for clapboard houses and the smell ...

Was (Not Was): Wizards Of Was

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, May 1992

Until 'Walk The Dinosaur', the funky, cosmic pop of Was (Not Was) remained a cult. Now they've reached the giddy heights of supporting Dire Straits, ...

John Lee Hooker, Keith Richards: The Blues Brothers: John Lee Hooker and Keith Richards – It's a Two-way Thing

Profile and Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, October 1992

BOOM BOOM boom boom – gonna shoot you right down… The blues is always the blues, even when it's advertising copy. Right off your feet. ...

Shonen Knife: Naughty But Knife

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, November 1992

Their songs have titles like 'Flying Jelly Attack' but Shonen Knife claim it's all serious stuff. As London succumbs to a Japanese arts invasion, Nick ...

The Sundays: Blind Optimism

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, December 1992

After the sheer brilliance of their debut album, The Sundays have delivered a follow-up, Blind, which is... not quite so fabulous. Nick Coleman goes to ...

Mick Jagger: Jagger's Edge

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, January 1993

California smile, insolent mouth, articulate manner — Mick Jagger is an 'interesting bunch of guys' and each one still has the edge. But is he ...

Donald Fagen, Steely Dan: Donald Fagen: Dan Dare

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, May 1993

Back in the '70s, Steely Dan grabbed the American Dream by the throat with their deceptively soft rock. Now singer Donald Fagen is back, giving ...

David Sylvian, Robert Fripp: Robert Fripp, David Sylvian: Double Edge

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, June 1993

Guitar hero meets cool synth dude on The First Day, a new album by Robert Fripp and David Sylvian. They should go together like a ...

Steely Dan: Dream Ticket

Report and Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, August 1993

Twenty years ago Steely Dan hooked white suburban America with their deceptively comfy rock classics. And even today they can shift 15,000 Madison Square Garden ...

Bill Laswell: Lost In Music

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, August 1993

From Sly and Robbie to Mick Jagger and Public Image, record producer Bill Laswell's client list is as varied as the sounds he pulls out ...

Aimee Mann: Of Mousse And Man

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, September 1993

American singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, is 'better than just about everyone', but she's only now clawing her way to success. Nick Coleman takes her to dinner ...

Kate Bush: Daft As A Bush

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, November 1993

Kate Bush – what's she like, eh, with her wailing voice, whimsical words and penchant for throwing wild Terpsichorean shapes? Suitably intrigued by her new ...

Shane MacGowan: Roamin' Catholic

Interview by Pete Paphides, Time Out, September 1994

It's a long way to Tipperary. Ask Shane MacGowan, who staggered out of The Pogues to spend two years exploring his home town and re-examining ...

Prince: Slave To The Rhythm

Report by Pete Paphides, Time Out, March 1995

Prince has always been a bit weird, but lately he seems to have lost it completely. He's changed his name to 0+>, declared war on ...

Kirsty MacColl: Pussy Galore

Profile and Interview by Pete Paphides, Time Out, March 1995

IT'S BEEN a long ascent for Kirsty MacColl. Over 15 years, she's toiled away unassumingly in pursuit of that elusive beast, the perfect pop song. ...

Pulp: Top Of The Fops

Interview by Pete Paphides, Time Out, October 1995

Captain's log, chartdate 1995: Pulp, Britpop's most militant misfits, are set to trounce rivals with a new zeitgeist-friendly album of caustic lyrics, hum-me tunes and ...

One Foot In The Rave

Comment by Lulu Le Vay, Time Out, March 2003

IT'S MIDNIGHT on a Friday night. You're there on the dance floor trying to persuade your body to get into the groove. All you can ...

The C86 Indie Scene Is Back!

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, Time Out, October 2006

Dig out your grandad cardigans, your old-school anoraks and your infant-school plimsolls — the shambling indie scene that was C86 is back. Simon Reynolds, who ...

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