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Kit Aiken

A pseudonym for Chris Ingham.

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ABBA: Abba: Reissues

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, October 2001

All the studio albums 1973-1981, digitally remastered with statistic-stuffed notes and bonus tracks previously only heard on 1994's Thank You For The Music box ...

Tori Amos: From The Choirgirl Hotel (East West)

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, June 1998

Fourth album from singer/songwriter with a fan base of two million. ...

Aztec Camera, Roddy Frame: Aztec Camera: The Best Of (Warners)

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, September 1999

Roddy Frame’s hits and misses 1983-98 For a while, in the early ‘80s, there were emerging young songwriters — among them Messrs. Frame, ...

Aztec Camera, Roddy Frame: Roddy Frame

Interview by Kit Aiken, Uncut, September 1999

You were such a formed writer so young. Do you rate that stuff now? ...

Beck: Midnite Vultures (Geffen)

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, December 1999

Beck out-hips himself with his fourth album for Geffen, his sixth in all ...

Belle And Sebastian: Belle and Sebastian: Tigermilk (Jeepster)

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, August 1999

Legendary debut by elusive Glasgow eight-piece pop co-operative, remastered, first time on CD; an original vinyl copy will part you with £250. ...

Ben Folds Five: Interview with Ben Folds (December 1997)

Interview by Kit Aiken, extracted in Uncut (July 1999), 1997

KA: What's on this new compilation (Naked Baby Photos) on Caroline? ...

Ben Folds, Ben Folds Five: Ben Folds: Rockin' The Suburbs** (Epic)

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, October 2001

FOR ALL the kick-ass live excitement and increasingly refined recorded achievements of his piano-led power trio, it was inevitable that the most musically literate pop ...

Bernard Butler

Interview by Kit Aiken, Uncut, December 1999

BERNARD Butler’s had a bad back. According to his osteopath, he has songs hidden in his shoulders, "He’s really lovely, a natural healer. Guitar posture, ...

Bernard Butler: People Move On

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, May 1998

Ex-Suede/McAlmont & Butler guitarist's solo debut ...

Earth Wind and Fire: Earth Wind And Fire: The Ultimate Collection/Gratitude/All ‘N’ All/That’s The Way Of The World (Columbia)

Review and Interview by Kit Aiken, Uncut, September 1999

THE SNAZZIEST, JAZZIEST dance crew of the period. Their ‘one world’ spirituality, sunny mysticism and conspicuous musicality makes them a real genre one-off. Never as ...

Bryan Ferry: As Time Goes By (Virgin)

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, November 1999

Standard time for legendary art-rocker and model ...

Marvin Gaye: Trouble Soul Man

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, July 2001

13 of the 30-odd albums released in the his lifetime: five twofers from the Sixties, an expanded 30th anniversary edition of his 1971 classic and ...

Genesis: Archive 1967-75 (Virgin)

Review and Interview by Kit Aiken, Uncut, September 1998

4CD box mainly featuring the Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford incarnation of seminal progressive band with live cuts, a rare ...

Godley & Creme: Godley And Creme: Consequences (Mercury)

Retrospective and Interview by Kit Aiken, Uncut, March 1998

KEVIN Godley and Lol Creme were the edgier, brighter half of the astoundingly fertile smart-pop quartet that was 10cc, 1973-1976. They were film-obsessed hipster pasticheurs, ...

Godley & Creme: Kevin Godley on Consequences

Interview by Kit Aiken, unpublished, December 1997

NOTE: Unedited text of an interview for the piece that appeared in the March 1988 issue of Uncut. * ...

The Jam, Ocean Colour Scene: Steve Cradock on Jam tribute album Fire and Skill

Interview by Kit Aiken, Uncut, October 1999

KA: What did The Jam mean to you? ...

Alexis Korner: Bootleg Him (1973)

Sleevenotes by Kit Aiken, Castle, 1999

It’s hard to overstate Alexis Korner’s contribution to the development of British popular music. His position as a tirelessly driven champion of The Blues in ...

Alexis Korner: Me

Sleevenotes by Kit Aiken, Castle, 1999

THE Körners were an Austrian Jewish family who escaped war-torn Europe to settle in London. Youngest son Alexis, having spent much time away from his ...

Julian Lennon, Sean Lennon: Julian Lennon: Photograph Smile; Sean Lennon: Into The Sun

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, June 1998

IT'S HARD ENOUGH for musicians to get out from under the shadows of the giants, but if your father was one of the most loved, ...

Chris Rea: The Blue Café

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, April 1998

SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL movies (La Passione) and life threatening illnesses (collapsed colon and peritonitis) out of the way, Chris Rea is back making music like nothing has ...

Frank Sinatra: The Capitol Years (Capitol)

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, January 1999

Box set featuring all twenty Capitol albums 1953-61 plus rarities disc ...

Supergrass: Supergrass (Parlophone)

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, October 1999

Third album from the scampish Oxford trio ...

XTC: Transistor Blast: The Best Of The BBC Sessions

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, December 1998

FOUR-CD set of BBC sessions 1977-89 and In Concert 1978/9 ...

XTC: Reissues

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, June 2001

Their Virgin albums 1978-1991, digitally remastered and available either as limited edition Japanese-import miniatures or full-artwork, extra-tracks British releases ...

XTC: Wasp Star: Apple Venus Volume 2

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, June 2000

Magnificent guitar-centric follow-on set to the orch-pop of Volume 1 ...

Yes: Open Your Eyes

Review and Interview by Kit Aiken, Uncut, February 1999

TO ANYONE growing up through the punk era, Yes were the ultimate enemy. In those primitive cool days, laser shows, flowing locks, portentous mysticism, flamboyant ...

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