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Brinsley Schwarz: Silver Pistol

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, May 1972

SHADES OF Highway 61 Revisited, Sweetheart of the Rodeo, The Band, The Gilded Palace of Sin, Workingman's Dead were so integral a part of Brinsley ...

Brinsley Schwarz: Happy Doing What We're Doing

Profile and Interview by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, November 1972

IT ALL STARTED in Woodbridge, Suffolk, in 1963-4 when Brinsley and Nick Lowe started a school group. Sounds 4 plus 1, playing rather suprisingly for ...

Brinsley Schwarz: Nervous On The Road

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, December 1972

NERVOUS ON THE Road continues in typical Brinsley fashion. It's full of jumping good time rock songs, a little rockabilly, a shade of the Band ...

Brinsley Schwarz: Beware of the Rock Machine: Brinsley Schwarz

Interview by Barbara Charone, New Musical Express, July 1973

BRINSLEY SCHWARZ are playing nice clean rock 'n' roll these days – but they're wary of getting caught up in that rock 'n' roll machine. ...

Sutherland Brothers and Quiver: Sutherland Bros & Quiver: They're Not An American Band

Interview by Alan Betrock, Phonograph Record, November 1973

THERE ARE numerous British groups who admire US units like the Byrds and the Band, but few, if any, have risen above the level of ...

Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, March 1974

CHILLI WILLI and the Red Hot Peppers are gonna save your soul. They're the only band in the country specialising in funky country, an area ...

Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers: Red Hot

Profile and Interview by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, June 1974

A month or two ago, a jovial group of rock critics in search of a drink and some music stumbled across Chilli Willi and the ...

Ducks Deluxe: Ducks Deluxe

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, June 1974

FROM THE PUBS of England and Wales they come, weaned on the music of early rock 'n' roll, playing for pittance and sweat. till all ...

Dr. Feelgood: Doctor Feelgood: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, June 1974

IT'S NOT often that the jaded, booze-soaked crowd that throng Dingwalls dancehall bring an almost unknown band back for three encores. ...

Ducks Deluxe: Ducks Deluxe

Review by Greg Shaw, Rolling Stone, July 1974

A FEW YEARS AGO, some English pubs began presenting live bands as a free service to their patrons. Since there have never been enough outlets ...

Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers: The Ballad Of Chilli Willi And The Red Hot Peppers

Interview by Andy Childs, ZigZag, October 1974

Saturday, 8th June 1974: NOT EXACTLY the best gig I've seen the Willis play, but one that sticks out in my memory as being one ...

Ace: Five Aside (Anchor)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1974

Tex Comer (bass guitar), Fran Byrne (drums). Bam King (rhythm guitar), Phil Harris (lead guitar), Paul Carrack (organ, piano). Producer John Anthony. ...

Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers, Dr. Feelgood, Kokomo: Dr. Feelgood, Kokomo, Chilli Willi: Eat Your Heart Out, Arthur Howes

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, January 1975

Which is a slick way of saying The Package Tour She Lives She Breathes She Is Reborn. You remember the Package Tour, eh kids? It ...

Dr. Feelgood: Down By The Jetty (United Artists)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, January 1975

BOYS, BOYS now what did I tell you about being "too 
ethnic"? ...

The Kursaal Flyers: Today Central Poly – Tomorrow The World?

Report by Max Bell, New Musical Express, February 1975

"I'VE ONLY GOT the five shirts, so I just take 'em off and leave them to dry. It's no good washing them too much, they ...

Dr. Feelgood (1975)

Interview by Mick Gold, Rock's Backpages Audio, February 1975

The men from Canvey Island talk about how they got together, getting into the London pub-rock scene, their aggressive performances and recording Down by the Jetty.

File format: mp3; file size: 71.8mb, interview length: 1h 18' 25" sound quality: ***

Ace: Five-A-Side

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, April 1975

WHILE IT'S TEMPTING at first listening to lump Ace's first album with the Average White Band's AWB and then to make broad statements about the ...

The Winkies: Winkies - Winkies

Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, April 1975

AND SO, AS if to pinpoint that they'd stuck a ring through the collective nose of every other pub rocker when it came to osmosing ...

Ace: Five-a-Side

Review by Wayne Robins, Rolling Stone, May 1975

FROM THE LOOK of its album cover, Ace is a band of five frustrated English football players who, like Rod Stewart, turned to music to ...

Ace: An Ace Album

Review by Gene Sculatti, Creem, June 1975

Ace: Five-A-Side (Anchor) ...

Ace Strong on ‘How Long’

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Rolling Stone, June 1975

THOUGH IT SOUNDS like a song about a stale love affair, ‘How Long’ is the story of an English band struggling to stay together. ...

The 101'ers: Hope & Anchor, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, August 1975

THE CELLAR OF Islington's Hope and Anchor is hardly the place to keep cool, calm and collected on one of the hottest nights of the ...

Dr. Feelgood: 1975 Orange Festival, France

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, August 1975

ON PAPER, Saturday evening looked to be the least attractive evening of the festival but it was, in fact, a triumph for Dr Feelgood, who ...

Max Merritt And The Meteors: White Hart, Willesden

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, September 1975

A FEW YEARS ago, when I was employed in a South London certain department store, I worked with a couple of globetrotting New Zealanders who ...

Dr. Feelgood Is On The Case

Profile and Interview by Barbara Charone, Crawdaddy!, October 1975

LONDON – "Where did they come from?" demanded a rock 'n roll lifer, pointing towards Dr. Feelgood who were entertaining at a star-studded and overstuffed ...

Ace, Brinsley Schwarz, Dr. Feelgood, Ducks Deluxe: Pub Rock: Grass Roots On the Other Side of the Fence

Overview by Bud Scoppa, Crawdaddy!, October 1975

IN BRITAIN DURING the late '60s and early '70s, while rock 'n roll was being transformed into Big Business, a network of bands sprang up ...

Dr. Feelgood: Dr Feelgood: Malpractice (United Artists) (36.08)

Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, October 1975

FROM THE speed-crazed paranoid stares on the cover to the buzz-bomb guitar attacks inside, one question demands to be answered: would you let your parents ...

Dr. Feelgood: The /almost collected thoughts of Dr. Feelgood

Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, October 1975

DR FEELGOOD: Wilko Johnson – guitar; Lee Brilleaux – vocals; John B Sparks – bass; The Figure – drums. They grew up on Canvey Island in ...

The 101'ers, Kilburn & The High Roads, Mickey Jupp: Pub Rock Proms: For Those Who Like Their Rock Hot And Sweaty…

Report by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, November 1975

IT'S SATURDAY night, a good ten minutes after closing time. Down at the Hope and Anchor in Islington landlord Fred Granger is going quietly berserk, ...

Ace: Time For Another (Anchor) 40 mins****

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, November 1975

FOLLOWING THEIR debut vinyl effort Five A Side and the immense success of 'How Long', both here and in America, it certainly is "Time For Another". Yet ...

The Kursaal Flyers: Chocs Away

Review by Andy Childs, ZigZag, December 1975

IT ALWAYS happens that whenever the loose ensemble of people who contribute to ZigZag, and their friends, associates, chauffeurs and bodyguards get together for one ...

Back Street Crawler: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, December 1975

SOME UGLY MOMENTS here. ...

Ace

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, December 1975

PHIL HARRIS, OF Ace, suddenly perked to attention on the edge of his chair and made a compassionate plea. "We love Britain, 'onest," he craved. ...

The Kursaal Flyers: Brunel University, London

Live Review by John Tobler, New Musical Express, January 1976

THE ONLY REASON I KNOW for the Kursaal Flyers not to be as popular as sliced bread is that their first album was so badly ...

The Kursaal Flyers: Kursaal Flyers: Surely This Band Is Too Young To Die?

Profile and Interview by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, February 1976

PAUL SHUTTLEWORTH'S Secret Ambition is to become a member of Equity, the Actors' Union. "Trouble is though," he told me, "You can't just pay your ...

Clancy: Kingston Polytechnic, London

Live Review by John Tobler, New Musical Express, February 1976

FOR A BAND which has been going for something like two-and-a-half years, which has survived the pub circuit and come out the other side, and ...

The Kursaal Flyers: The Great Artiste (UK) ****

Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, February 1976

THE KURSAALS have always had a way with visuals and image – Paul Shuttleworth's background in commercial art no doubt. Just check the ad for ...

The Kursaal Flyers: Kursaal Flyers: Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer

Report and Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, March 1976

IT'S AMAZING the difference a moustache makes. ...

Dr. Feelgood: Hope & Anchor, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, September 1976

REAL CASE of dejaja vuvu it was, the night the Feelgoods played the Hope. To readers outside London the Hope and Anchor may just be ...

Dr. Feelgood, The George Hatcher Band: Dr Feelgood: City Hall, Sheffield

Live Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, September 1976

HERE IN Sheffield there's a local aphorism along the lines of "Tha' works 'ard, so bloody well play hard". It fits. Most of the concerts ...

Eddie & The Hot Rods: Eddie and the Hot Rods

Profile by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, October 1976

THE STORY of the Hot Rods is one to warm the hearts of those who still believe in the essential simplicity and drive of rock ...

The Clash, Roogalator, The Vibrators: Roogalator/The Clash: Fulham Town Hall, London; The Vibrators: Nashville, London

Live Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, November 1976

THIS ONE takes place in Fulham Town Hall and a glance tells you whoever designed this place had his sights firmly set on Cummerbund City. ...

Roogalator: Tired? Listless? Depressed? Old? Roogalator — the Rejuvenator

Profile and Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, November 1976

"It's true" says reader Giovanni Dadomo of Kings Cross, "I was an old fart until I discovered Roogalator. "Now I'm a young fart!" ...

The Kursaal Flyers: Sarfend, Sarfend, It's A Hell Of A Town…

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, December 1976

The smell of coins and oil and penny arcades; of fish 'n' chips; of salt and wave against pebble and promenade; of wide boys and ...

Ace: It's An Ace Life In The Low-Key Whacky World Of Los Angeles

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, January 1977

SEVEN OF US leave the Ace ranch in Hidden Valley and go late night cruisin' in drummer Fran Byrne's '69 Pontiac. Fran heads for ex-Chilli ...

Dr. Feelgood: Dr Feelgood: The Truth Behind The Break-up…

Report by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, April 1977

AS REPORTED in the news pages Dr. Feelgood have come apart at the seams, with Wilko Johnson going one way and the rest of the ...

Dr. Feelgood: Dr Feelgood: Sneakin' Suspicion (United Artists)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, May 1977

Is there a doctor in the house? CHARLES SHAAR MURRAY thinks the FEELGOODS might just need one… ...

John Otway, The Kursaal Flyers: The Kursaal Flyers, John Otway And Wild Willy Barrett: The Marquee, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, May 1977

ONE THING about the Kursaal Flyers...they never do things by halves. ...

Ducks Deluxe: Ducks Deluxe

Retrospective by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, July 1977

In which SOUNDS people bring long-ignored or deleted albums to your attention ...

Meal Ticket: Meal's On Wheels

Profile and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, September 1977

"WE'LL CHALENGE any band in the business to any bar sport they care to name. Darts, Pool, Crib, Table Football, Pinball. You name it. Meal ...

The Kursaal Flyers: Five Live Kursaals

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, September 1977

IT ALL boils down to what you think of the Kursaal Flyers really, doesn't it? Me, I fell in love with them the first time ...

Wilko Johnson: Wilko Not Buried Yet

Interview by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, October 1977

WITH DOCTOR Feelgood moving into the charts and just embarked on a headlining nationwide tour, one question still hangs around the street corner waiting to ...

Brinsley Schwarz, Ducks Deluxe, Eggs Over Easy: The Glory That Was Pub Rock

Retrospective by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, November 1977

"Before pub rock people used to think the ideal gig was somewhere like Guildford Civic where you could sit cross-legged and watch King Crimson pan ...

Dr. Feelgood: Dr Feelgood: Be Seeing You

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, December 1977

FINALLY THE DEBUT of a Wilkoless Feelgoods is upon us. Even more than that, it's the Nick Lowe-produced debut of a Wilkoless Feelgoods. ...

Brinsley Schwarz, Ducks Deluxe, Man, Rockpile: Pub Rock

Overview by Paul Yamada, Terminal Zone, 1978

TO THOSE OF US here in the states, the period of so called 'Pub Rock' in the UK, which lasted at least 6 years, and ...

Eddie & The Hot Rods: Cruising with Eddie & the Hot Rods

Report by Jim Green, Trouser Press, January 1978

THE NEW Eddie and the Hot Rods album cover is black and white. It's got this geezer, lead singer Barrie Masters if you must know, ...

Graham Parker: The On-Going Story Of Little Men In Glasses

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, April 1978

Graham Parker, in this instance — who reflects on the vagaries of the rock power struggle while socking it to 'em in Ireland. When you're ...

Dr. Feelgood: Dr Feelgood: Private Practice

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, September 1978

The Worthington White Shield of Rock ...

Dr. Feelgood: Dr Feelgood: Private Practice

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, September 1978

MY, THESE boys really have moved up in the world. Once upon a time, it was the local quack and 'You Shouldn't Call The Doctor ...

Chas and Dave: Chas And Dave: What We Want Is Rockney

Profile and Interview by Cliff White, New Musical Express, September 1978

...an ethnic feature which eschews 'plastic fantastic kharzis', refers frequently to 'geezers', and acknowledges virtue by repeated use of the colloquialism 'bleedin' great'. Subject: CHAS ...

Mickey Jupp: Micky Jupp: Juppanese

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, October 1978

MICKEY JUPP has always been nearly famous, and even then it's been by default. ...

Kilburn & The High Roads: Wotabunch!

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, November 1978

'ORRIBLE SLEEVE! Revolting stuffed animals and tacky cardboard cut-out Kilburos abound. I fear Stiff are disassociating themselves from Wotabunch!, which is understandable when you consider ...

Graham Parker: Squeezing Out Sparks

Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, March 1979

WHEN YOU play this album for perhaps the tenth time, when you return to 'You Can't Be Too Strong' and listen to that one song ...

Dr. Feelgood: Dr Feelgood: A Case Of The Shakes

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, September 1980

YOU HAVE to admit that Dr Feelgood know their own measure – no kowtowing to trend from this lot. Would you believe this record was ...

Dr. Feelgood: Dr Feelgood: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, December 1980

New Feelgoods know the ropes ...

Dr. Feelgood: Dr Feelgood: Pure Essex Voodoo

Retrospective and Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, August 1987

ONE OF THE few remaining saving graces of rock'n'roll is that its most compelling legends do not always belong to those who achieve the greatest ...

Ian Dury, Kilburn & The High Roads: Ian Dury’s High Road

Book Excerpt by Richard Balls, Omnibus Press, 2000

An extract from Sex & Drugs & Rock’n’Roll: The Life of Ian Dury, by Richard Balls, first published by Omnibus Press in 2000. (300pp, currently ...

Roogalator: Footnote Archives: Roogalator

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, September 2006

IT'S EARLY morning on regional breakfast television, and the morning's entertainment includes a local performer who, with close to 40 years of experience behind him, ...

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