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Jim Arundel

Jim Arundel

Jim Arundel, aka Jim Irvin, was the leader and singer with Furniture before becoming a writer and editor with Melody Maker.

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Bark Psychosis: Ghosts In The Machine

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, September 1992

0 minutes 01 seconds 'Scum' begins. ...

Belly: Colonic Youth

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, July 1992

Tanya Donnelly and I have met before. She was a nervous, skittish platinum blonde then who kept leaving the room to be ill, clutching her ...

Buffalo Tom, Pavement, Sebadoh: Buffalo Tom/Pavement/Sebadoh: The Cattle Club, Sacramento

Live Review by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, June 1992

ERIC IS STRANDED alone onstage behind his drum kit. Sebadoh have been announced but it's clear that the rest of the band aren't even in ...

Chapterhouse: Pillow Talk

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, July 1991

Into the dressing room of the Manchester International comes a figure in tight yellow tartan flares. "The chicks love these strides, man. Ha ha. Anyone ...

Marvin Gaye: Here, My Dear (Motown)

Review by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, December 1993

ALMOST SILENTLY, Motown have finally issued this all-but-forgotten masterpiece on CD. ...

PJ Harvey: P. J. Harvey: Sex and Bile and Rock and Roll

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, February 1992

IT'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON, grey and bitter and it looks like rain. Your flatmate, Lisa, and her gangly boyfriend, Ben, are in her room. They're burning ...

L.F.O.: LFO

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, July 1991

LFO are a perfect example of the kind of thing that makes fogeys furious. They hit the charts from nowhere while still in their teens, ...

Massive Attack: Wheeling In The Years

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, February 1992

BRITAIN IS CRAP, we decide over lunch in a Bristol restaurant where we're waiting for Massive Attack. The food is cold, the service is virtually ...

Nirvana: Kurt Cobain 1967-1994

Obituary by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, April 1994

In Bloom — The Musical Legacy of Kurt Cobain ...

William Orbit/Bassomatic: Inner Space

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, January 1992

It's four in the afternoon, which is a bit early in the day for William Orbit, especially as he awoke with a migraine. ...

Pavement: Surreally Saying Something

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, March 1993

In America, pavement don't seem any more surreal than drive-in burger joints, gun-toting grocers and Manhattan cable TV. ...

Lou Reed: The Velvet Undertaker: Lou Reed at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Live Review by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, March 1992

A CURSORY listen to Lou's latest, Magic And Loss, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that Tragic Old Toss might have been a better title. ...

Saint Etienne: St Etienne: Let's Be Avenue!

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, October 1992

I wanted to talk to St Etienne because I don't like their records as much as everyone else seems to. I don't believe that they're ...

Jane Siberry: Rhyme and Seasons

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, May 1992

"It's not art, it's a power struggle. It captures me and I capture it back," says Jane Siberry at the start of one of her, ...

Spin Doctors: Doctors Orders

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, October 1993

At the open air theatre on the THE sun-blasted campus of San Diego State University, the golden-limbed teens in the box-fresh sneakers and blue and ...

Spiritualized: Young, Gifted and Tongue-Tied

Interview by Jim Arundel, Sally Margaret Joy, Melody Maker, August 1991

Jason Pierce is the man who makes Marcel Marceau seem positively gobby. You'd get more anecdotes out of a house-brick, they told us as we ...

Stereolab

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, October 1991

Stereolab are onstage. There are seven of them tonight; five male (two guitars, bass, drums and keyboard) and two female (singing). They are supporting, so ...

Tricky: Dodgy Geezer

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, January 1994

At last count Tricky owes me two stereos and an eardrum. Yup, when the bassline to 'Aftermath' thunders into your life your woofers are history, ...

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