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Jim Green

Jim Green

Jim Green has written for Gig, International Musician & Recording World, Hit Parader, Circus, Musician, Guitar World, Crawdaddy!, Creem, Sounds and Record Mirror, among others, and most recently The Big Takeover, but nowhere more prolifically than for Trouser Press, a magazine of which he was a co-owner, columnist and editorial staffer. He now lives in Los Angeles.

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Blondie: Pumping Vinyl

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, September 1982

BLONDIE IS the new wave success story, from Bowery boys-and girl-to glamorous chart-toppers. Yet the band has never felt it had to toe any musical ...

Blue Oyster Cult: Why You Should Care About Blue Oyster Cult

Comment by Jim Green, Trouser Press, February 1982

Action conforms to preexistent imagery.– Sandy Pearlman, The History of Los Angeles, 1965-1969 ...

The Buzzcocks, Pete Shelley: Peter Shelley

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, August 1983

Back when the much-saluted bywords of British punk were "rebellion," "relevance" and "gritty realism," Manchester's Buzzcocks brought something fresh, pithy and even humorous to their ...

Captain Beefheart: In Search Of Captain Beefheart

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, January 1983

The elusive Don van Vliet tracked to his lair ...

Culture Club Comes Clean

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, June 1983

The End of the World is Nigh ...

The Cure

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, November 1981

THE CURE is this kind of rock band that encourages a blurring of distinctions between journalism and criticism. They simply must be considered subjectively; dealing ...

Dave Davies, The Kinks: Dave Davies: He Ain't Heavy, He's Ray's Brother

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, June 1978

HORNSEY IS a sleepy working class neighborhood in the northeast of London, far removed from the teeming heart of the city. Not as far away ...

Dexys Midnight Runners: This Man Believes

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, May 1983

The back of Dexys Midnight Runners' 'Liars A to E' single sleeve bears a message to the world. In general terms it explains the Dexys ...

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, ...

Fun Boy Three

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, June 1982

"EQUALITY AND democracy were what we preached. That's how it was when we started, but it didn't last. When we started making $2,000 a night ...

Horslips: Sham-Rock 1979

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, July 1979

HORSLIPS AND the new wave? An unlikely topic on the face of it, but Horslips, recently touring here in support of their latest album, The ...

Joan Jett: Selling Records Is The Best Revenge

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, June 1982

"I LOVE ROCK'N'ROLL" has to be one of the corniest, old hat, lowest-common denominator clichés of all, right? The phrase conjures images of barechested, bluejeaned ...

Lene Lovich

Report and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, January 1982

"MANY PEOPLE have said to me, 'You must have changed your style, because you now have a popular record with 'New Toy'," says Lene Lovich. ...

Madness

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, December 1983

THE TRANSATLANTIC telephone line is dominated by the muffled distortion and hiss common to calls made across a thousand leagues of water; the voice at ...

The Motors Roar Back

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, July 1980

THE INNER sleeve of the current Motors album, Tenement Steps, boldly states "The Motors are Andy McMaster [and] Nick Garvey." A demarcating "with" adds a ...

Musical Youth: Out Of The Mouth Of Babes

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, June 1983

IT'S A BITTERLY cold and gusty February day that finds me scampering through the remnants of New York's blizzard of '83 on my way to ...

Bill Nelson: Triumph of the Bill

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, November 1981

The admirable Nelson returns ...

Gary Numan Remains in Contact

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, January 1981

CONTRADICTIONS, contradictions. (Sigh.) Gary Numan is not a simple proposition. Most people think he's simply wonderful – the electrono-pop tunesmith who's ever so cute – ...

Pink Floyd: Floydian Analysis

Discography by Jim Green, Trouser Press, May 1980

PINK FLOYD is pretty weird. And not just the band, but the way they've been viewed by the rock world. ...

The Police: Police Lean To America...

Report and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, February 1979

IT'S SMOKY and crowded in that dusty old shoebox they call CBGB, and there's a band called the Police onstage – so what else is ...

The Police Have More Fun

Report and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, May 1982

HELLO, SPORTS fans! We're in the 76ers' dressing room at the Spectrum in Philadelphia – but that tall, gangly fella slumped on the end of ...

The Ramones Finish High School

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, July 1979

"D-U-M-B, everyone's accusing me..." The Ramones don't wanna be pinheads no more. ...

The Records: Changing Records

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, March 1980

"Nothing's been inflated and nothing's been enlarged/What you're looking at, baby, is the original model..."— Will Birch, 1977 ...

Secret Affair: A Thoroughly Modern Affair

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, August 1980

IAN PAGE, 19, is the smooth-talking, trumpet-tooting singer/co-writer/producer of Secret Affair, the first and foremost band to emerge from London's neo-mod explosion. He is also ...

Sly & The Family Stone: Clubs Give Sly And Family First Hit

Profile by Jim Green, New Musical Express, July 1968

ANOTHER example of discotheques and clubs turning a little-known group into a hit outfit comes in the shape of Sly and the Family Stone who ...

Squeeze: Putting On The (UK) Squeeze

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, October 1978

"HEY, YOU guys are great! Now which one of you is Bill Bruford?" That's the kind of reception UK Squeeze got on their American tour. ...

U2: Pluck Of The Irish

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, March 1982

PEOPLE HAVEN'T asked U2 if they're the future of rock. They've told them. ...

Ultravox

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, January 1981

HEY BUNKY, are ya feelin' low because the whirlwind East Coast tour you were promised turned out to be two weeks at Vinnie's Peppermint Lounge ...

Steve Winwood: The Steve Winwood Autodiscography

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, May 1981

Steve Winwood's work defies pigeonholing; his distinctive "blue-eyed soul" vocals grace an impressive blend of rock, soul, jazz and folk. He's responsible for a wealth ...

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