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Aphrodite's Child: Greek Chartsters

Profile by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, November 1968

'RAIN AND TEARS' is one of those songs with a prickle at the nape of the neck moving to a shiver down the spine, and ...

Aphrodite's Child: 'Rain & Tears' 300 Yrs Old!

Profile and Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, November 1968

ONCE UPON a time, about three hundred years ago as the crow flies, a German organist with nothing better to do sat down at his ...

Alrune Rod, Amon Düül, Burnin' Red Ivanhoe, Can, Xhol Caravan: Burnin' Red Ivanhoe, Can, Amon Düül et al: Is It Euro-Rock Next?

Overview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, June 1970

Richard Williams takes a Common Market-minded guess at a future trend in pop... ...

Amon Düül, Tasavallan Presidentti: Amon Düül II, Tasavallan Presidentti: Imperial College, London

Live Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, December 1972

A CULTURAL ANECDOTE: It's early 1967 and The Soft Machine are having a little trouble getting it together — particularly Mike Ratledge. Finally, Daevid Allen ...

Wigwam, Mark 1

Retrospective by Archie Patterson, Eurock, 1976

THE RECORDINGS OF Wigwam are perhaps among the world's unknown musical treasures. In their first incarnation, they produced five of the most imaginative rock albums ...

Vangelis: The Moans And The Stares, An Ouzo And Thee

Profile and Interview by Miles, New Musical Express, November 1976

I THOUGHT I was in for a real treat. ...

Golden Earring: Hot Licks from Amsterdam

Interview by Geoff Barton, Sounds, March 1977

Our Man In Holland (GEOFF BARTON) pulls his finger out of the dyke and states the case for GOLDEN EARRING ...

Golden Earring: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Geoff Barton, Sounds, April 1977

Searing Earring ...

Nina Hagen: Nina Hagen Band (CBS)

Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, May 1979

SAY HELLO to the next Euro cult sensation. ...

Herman Brood, Nina Hagen: Herman Brood: The Further Adventures of Herman and Nina

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, July 1979

'It's a magic, fantastic, plastic fireball/makes you strong for life/makes you stumble and fall/they're gonna call you names you never heard before/they got you comin' ...

Herman Brood: Herman Brood And His Wild Romance (Ariola) ****½

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, July 1979

THE ONLY thing against Herman Brood is his nationality. The world may simply not believe that a Dutchman can sing filthy English-language rock like this ...

Krokus and the Chocolate Dilemma

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, September 1981

SWISS CONSPIRACY CONTINUES UNABATED! ...

Nena: The Girl From C&A

Interview by Biba Kopf, New Musical Express, May 1984

Suddenly it really is Deutschland, Deutschland Über Alles. As the whole world turns Teuton, BIBA KOPF meets NENA, the queen of German high street pop. ...

Nena: 99 Luftballons (Epic)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, June 1984

IF YOU DON'T already have a crush on Nena Kerner for the sweetly tumbling gutturals of her vocals, and the sexiness of her hands-in-pockets stride, ...

X-Mal Deutschland: Mal Function

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, January 1985

X-Mal Deutschland: the new wave of Germanic white gospel blues pop rock, or just a "really funny band" from Hamburg? Chris Roberts cuts through the ...

Propaganda: A Song From Europe

Interview by William Shaw, Smash Hits, May 1985

The German pop group Propaganda released their last single, 'Dr Mabuse', over a year ago. Then they had to wait while their record company devoted time to Frankie Goes To Hollywood. And ...

Propaganda: There Is No Information, Only Disinformation And Propaganda

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, May 1985

Chris Roberts goes in search of the truth ...

Yello & Gold

Interview by Paul Mathur, Blitz, September 1986

There is more to Dieter Meier, the conceptual half of Yello,than meets the eye. Former professional gambler, member of the Swiss National Golf Team, expert ...

Falco: The Sound of Music

Interview by William Shaw, Smash Hits, October 1986

"THE SOUND OF Musik". Fair brings it all back, doesn't it? Julie Andrews swanning over the Alps singing her little heart out. 'Climb Every Mountain'. ...

The Sugarcubes: Town & Country Club, London

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, January 1988

LIKE EVERYONE else. I expressly came to worship, to be defeated, to drench their names in a prolix of hopelessly imprecise euphoria. Unhappily, though, it ...

Breaks For The Border

Report by Jack Barron, New Musical Express, November 1989

In search of Die Neue Deutsche Tanz (New German Dance) JACK BARRON travelled to Berlin to meet the artists behind the Teutonic Beats label — ...

The Sugarcubes: Sugarcubes: Shout To Lunch

Interview by David Quantick, New Musical Express, January 1992

"It is too cold in this country," sighs Einar Orn. "Cold and damp." He sips at his warming Guinness. Bjork Gudmundsdottir giggles to herself over ...

Yello: Pocket Universe

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, June 1997

YELLO HAVE been into electronica since their inception in 1980, when only the most wilfully avant-garde dabbled in synthesisers for any purpose other than the ...

The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious

Review by Devon Powers, PopMatters, September 2000

I'M CONVINCED that there's something about Veni Vidi Vicious, that elicits borderline personality. One minute I'm singing its praises to everyone I know (including an ...

Savage Rose: An Interview

Interview by Archie Patterson, Eurock, 2002

ONE OF MY EARLIEST Euro-rock discoveries was the Danish band Savage Rose. Their first album to be released in the USA was In The Plain, ...

The Hives: The Junction, Cambridge

Live Review by Tom Cox, Observer, The, February 2002

The Hives put on a fine imitation of garage rock. And the garage is where it would be best appreciated ...

The Hives: The Last Samurai?

Report and Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, November 2004

The natty uniforms and arch humour are still a novelty in Japan. But have The Hives anything more to offer? ...

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