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Cliff Jones

Cliff Jones

Cliff Jones wrote for Mojo and other publications before forming Gay Dad in the mid-'90s. He remains a proud footnote in the annals of rock.

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Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett: The Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett

Retrospective by Cliff Jones, MOJO, September 1996

He was Pink Floyd’s astral voyager who went too far, the star-child of psychedelia who never returned from his journey to inner space. Nearly 30 ...

The Beatles: The Apple Scruffs: "We're waiting for The Beatles"

Retrospective by Cliff Jones, MOJO, October 1996

Spookily present wherever The Beatles went and finally immortalised in song by George, the Apple Scruffs bore a privileged witness to all the highs and ...

David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails: David Bowie/ Nine Inch Nails: Meadowlands Arena, New Jersey

Live Review by Cliff Jones, MOJO, December 1995

SOMEWHERE, ROUGHLY TWO THIRDS OF THE WAY through the non-linear-Gothic-drama-hyper-cycle-murder-mystery known as David Bowie's Outside, the seasoned pro lost his audience. What began with the ...

John Cale, Velvet Underground: John Cale: Central Park Life

Interview by Cliff Jones, Arena Homme Plus, Fall 1997

John Cale arrived in New York City in 1963, a 21-year-old classical music prodigy from the Welsh valleys. He never went home. Via the colour ...

The Chemical Brothers: Dig Your Own Hole

Review and Interview by Cliff Jones, MOJO, April 1997

AT ABOUT 1.15 ON THE MORNING OF APRIL 7, 1966, pop music went and changed forever. The Beatles had just completed the first day's work ...

Leonard Cohen: Heavy Cohen

Interview by Cliff Jones, Rock CD, December 1992

WRINKLED, GREY, HUMOROUS and urbane, wearing a crumpled suit and a huge pair of coke bottle specs that magnify his lacquered brown eyeballs to an ...

Leonard Cohen: The Future

Review by Cliff Jones, Rock CD, December 1992

THE CRITICAL REHABILITATION of the man they used to call Captain Mandrax is one of rock's more unexpected twists in recent years. ...

The Creation: "Red with Purple Flashes"

Retrospective and Interview by Cliff Jones, MOJO, December 1994

Thus guitarist Eddie Phillips described the sound of the short-lived band who inspired everyone from Jimmy Page to Alan McGee. Please welcome the second dawn ...

Sandy Denny: The Attic Tracks 1972-1984

Review by Cliff Jones, MOJO, September 1995

AT THE RISK of winning an all-comers hyperbole award, I shall begin and end by stating that Sandy Denny was the greatest female singer/songwriter Britain ...

Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green: "I'm Peter Green"

Interview by Cliff Jones, MOJO, September 1996

OUTSIDE IT'S RAINING, THE KIND OF slick, greasy rain you only get in cities. The atmosphere is oppressive. Inside the Brewer's Inn, Wandsworth – a ...

The Fugees, Lauryn Hill: Fugees: Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles

Live Review by Cliff Jones, MOJO, October 1996

COOL ALWAYS HAS CONTEXT. Tonight that context is the growing awareness that hip hop and black American music in general have embraced a new set ...

Humble Pie, The Small Faces, Steve Marriott: Steve Marriott: All Or Nothing

Retrospective by Cliff Jones, MOJO, December 1994

The late Steve Marriott was, in his prime, a writer of transcendent English pop songs. He was, to the end, a blues and soul shouter ...

Elton John: Sound Your Funky Horn

Interview by Cliff Jones, MOJO, October 1997

Elton John blows his own horn ...

Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant: Robert Plant: An Interview

Interview by Cliff Jones, Rock CD, April 1993

FOR A MAN who's spent the last 20 years protesting that his own colourful history is of little interest to him, it comes as a ...

Oasis: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Beatles...

Interview by Cliff Jones, Face, The, August 1994

The next Pistols, the next Beatles, or just this month's Next Big Thing? Oasis are good enough to fight the hype – but the battling ...

Pink Floyd: Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London

Live Review by Cliff Jones, MOJO, December 1994

WE'RE THREE minutes in and the family in front of me (mother, father and two smaller facsimile editions thereof, dressed identically in Division Bell T-shirts) ...

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