James wrote for the NME between 1970 and 1974. He then worked as the Evening Standard's music writer for six years and later contributed to other newspapers including the Daily Mirror and Daily Express. He now enjoys peace and quiet in the English countryside where he is converting and living in an 18th century former ginger beer factory.
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Interview by James Johnson, NME, February 1971
SIXTY-FIVE year old blues-man Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, whose songs 'That's Alright Mama' and 'My Baby Left Me' were hits for Elvis Presley back in ...
Interview by James Johnson, NME, February 1972
OF ALL the heavy German bands Can are perhaps the most interesting and could prove the most influential. Next month they tour Britain and, judging ...
Interview by James Johnson, NME, April 1972
ACCORDING to Judee Sill: "Out of the mud grows a lotus". In other words something beautiful comes from something unpleasant. The phrase applies well to ...
Interview by James Johnson, NME, March 1971
People are getting sick to death of the 'put-the-world-to-rights songs' ...
Interview by James Johnson, Rock's Backpages Audio, Spring 1972
The vibrato in his body, the band in his head and the drugs in his veins: the legendary singer-songwriter in revealing, if somewhat dazed conversation.
File format: mp3; file size: 29mb, interview length: 31' 37" sound quality: ****
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