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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 ...

Adam & The Ants: Adam Ant: Sound and Vision

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Face, The, April 1981

"Malcolm McLaren just said to me, "What do you want, Adam?" I said, "I'd like to be a household name, and have everyone know and ...

Blitz Culture

Essay by Jon Savage, Face, The, April 1981

IN A CORNER OPPOSITE the entrance, Richard Young, the photographer, has set up his stall. It has a simple backdrop of white cloth – this ...

Adam & The Ants: The Ants Are Coming

Profile and Interview by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, April 1981

So unplug the jukebox And do us all a favor That music's lost its taste So try another flavor — Adam and ...

Electro-Disco: Night Moves

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, July 1981

Mike Stand gets the lowdown on electro-disco from Rusty Egan. ...

Adam & The Ants, Grace Jones, Spandau Ballet: 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 ...

David Sylvian, Japan: David Sylvian: Melancholy Baby

Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, January 1982

MELANCHOLY PROPS up his head and whispers, half to himself and half to me... ...

Visage

Interview by Betty Page, Noise!, June 1982

EVERY OTHER individual who burst forth from neo-legendary club The Blitz as aspiring popster or artist/designer/photographer has now almost been forgiven the cardinal sin of ...

David Sylvian: The Face Interview

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

David Sylvian had agreed to do only three interviews when he returned to England from a month's stay in Japan. The first was for the ...

Malcolm McLaren: The Mud Club, London

Live Review by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, February 1983

ALL THE OLD dances are coming back, you know. ...

Culture Club: Kissing To Be Clever (Virgin)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, March 1983

"What some people don't realize is that a lot of normal people are buying our record, like housewives." — George Alan O'Dowd ...

ABC, Culture Club, The Thompson Twins, Yazoo: New Romantics: Sweat & Ice

Report and Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, March 1983

THE NEW BRITISH DANCE ROMANTICS: ABC, THOMPSON TWINS, YAZ, CULTURE CLUB ...

Adam & The Ants: Where's Your Head At, Adam Ant?

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, March 1983

THE ROOM WAS full of balloons. A bouquet of balloons, sold nowadays like helium-filled, high-tech clusters that cling to the ceiling. A bundle of mail ...

Culture Clubbing With George And The Boys

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, June 1983

Suddenly...Mount Rushmore had changed! ...

Ultravox: The Half-Dozen or so Moods of Ultravox

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, July 1983

ONSTAGE, THE amazing Ultravox. Right in front, on the edge of the area called the pit — not, unfortunately, in my honor — myself and ...

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, ...

Duran Duran: That Was The Week That Was

Report and Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, August 1983

The week when Duran Duran got mobbed, met the Royals and hit the headlines every time they moved. Neil Tennant was never far behind them. ...

Adam & The Ants: Adam Ant: from Punk Reject to Prince Charming

Retrospective by Tom Hibbert, History of Rock, The, 1984

AS THE '70S DREW TO A CLOSE, the British pop scene seemed distinctively lacking in glamour. Punk rock had made way for a ‘new wave’ ...

Philip Sallon

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, July 1984

Pausing only to change from one outrageous outfit to the next, PHILIP SALLON has hosted a mad whirl of parties that unite youth tribes in ...

Culture Club: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Max Bell, Times, The, December 1984

OF ALL THE SUPERGROUPS currently vying for public attention Culture Club and their lead singer Boy George seem the most vulnerable. The title of their ...

Depeche Mode: Private Lives: The Depeche Mode Story, Pt. 2 – Martin Gore, The Decadent Boy

Interview by Max Bell, Number One, May 1985

In the second part of our exclusive Depeche Mode series Martin Gore talks about his steady progression from milkmaid to bank clerk to popstar in ...

Culture Club: From Luxury To Heartache (Virgin C2380)

Review by Betty Page, Record Mirror, April 1986

THE BOY has a new Mireille Mathieu haircut, a conscience and an album that, on first hearing, is soothing in the extreme. But the aural ...

Duran Duran: How I Discovered Duran Duran. Or Did They Discover Me?

Memoir by Beverley Glick, beverleyglick.com, 2005

In the third extract from my memoir Hit Girl: My Bizarre Double Life in the Pop World of the Eighties, I tell the story of my ...

Spandau Ballet: 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 ...

Bill Nelson: My Bizarre Double Life In The Pop World Of The Eighties

Memoir by Beverley Glick, beverleyglick.com, 2005

After a small ripple of public demand, I'm going to start posting a series of extracts from my unpublished memoir Hit Girl: My Bizarre Double Life ...

Depeche Mode: The Day I Met Four Terrified Teenagers Called Depeche Mode

Memoir by Beverley Glick, beverleyglick.com, 2005

In the fourth extract from my Eighties memoir, another brand-new pop group gets interviewed by Sounds' Betty Page, who is fast establishing herself as the go-to ...

Soft Cell: The Day Soft Cell Saved Me From The Dance For Perfection

Memoir by Beverley Glick, beverleyglick.com, 2005

In the fifth extract from my memoir Hit Girl: My Bizarre Double Life in the Pop World of the Eighties, I recall my first meeting with ...

Coil, Throbbing Gristle: This Mortal Coil: A Final Report on Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson

Retrospective by Mark Dery, Thought Catalog, November 2010

Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, who in the '80s pioneered the industrial aesthetic with the band Throbbing Gristle, died in his sleep at his home in Bangkok ...

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