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Helen Fitzgerald

Helen Fitzgerald

Helen FitzGerald is from Dublin and began writing about music during the punk era in that city, notably for VOX fanzine, which covered most of the bands she admired.  Moving to London in the early '80s she freelanced for Sounds and for Masterbag, a high-end fanzine of the day, covering the Birthday Party, The Fall, the Cocteau Twins, Foetus, the Virgin Prunes and more.  In 1983 she joined Melody Maker as a staff journalist, interviewing and reviewing bands that took her fancy, and some that were assigned, for seven years.  She recalls Michael Stipe and Brian Eno as her favourite interviewees and has a hamper of cuttings in her attic which she occasionally visits to indulge in some nostalgia.

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Cocteau Twins: Heavenly Twins

Interview by Helen Fitzgerald, Melody Maker, March 1983

LAST SEPTEMBER a very strange thing happened. Three unknown scruffy Scottish urchins took the indie charts by storm with, a debut album, called Garlands, an ...

Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Frankie Goes To Hollywood: Swiss Franks

Report and Interview by Helen Fitzgerald, Melody Maker, May 1985

Finally, FRANKIE relaxed and invited Helen FitzGerald to chase them round picturesque Montreux. So what did happen in that brothel in Frankfurt? What do Frankie ...

The Fat Boys: Eat To The Beat

Interview by Helen Fitzgerald, Melody Maker, May 1985

Helen 'fat is a feminist issue' FitzGerald gets greedy with the FAT BOYS, who are turning rap into pap... or pop. ...

The Pale Fountains: Fountains of Youth

Interview by Helen Fitzgerald, Melody Maker, March 1984

Helen FitzGerald swoons in the company of THE PALE FOUNTAINS, back with a new album after a fruitless search for the ideal record producer. ...

Wham!: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Helen Fitzgerald, Melody Maker, November 1983

WHAM! TRAP! ...

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