Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Mark Mordue

Mark Mordue

Mark Mordue is an Australian-based writer, journalist and editor published internationally. He first made an impact as a writer in the Sydney post-punk music scene of the 1980s before going on to a diverse career. Mark was awarded a 1992 Human Rights Media Award for his journalism and was the 2001 Asialink writer-in-residence at Beijing University. His first book, a collection of integrated travel stories entitled Dastgah: Diary of a Headtrip was published in Australia in 2001 and the USA in 2004. Film director Wim Wenders acclaimed it as the first take of its kind to take the road genre "into the 21st century". He is currently completing a novel.

List of articles in the library by artist

Bob Dylan: Dylan on Dylan edited by Jonathan Cott

Book Review by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, June 2006

LATELY I've begun to think that Bob Dylan does not exist. That the boy who made him up might still be dreaming. And we are ...

Elvis Costello: Rebirth of a Punk Hero

Profile by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, November 1987

Mark Mordue profiles Elvis Costello, now in his post-punk phase and about to tour Australia next week. ...

Rowland S. Howard: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Live Review by Mark Mordue, Rock's Backpages, October 2009

WHAT COST? When the former Birthday Party guitarist Rowland S. Howard walks into his song 'Pop Crimes', the title track to his new solo album, ...

John Cale: Cold, Black Style: The John Cale Interview

Interview by Mark Mordue, Rock's Backpages, January 2010

N.B. An edited version of this story appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum on January 2, 2010. ...

Paul Kelly (singer-songwriter): Paul Kelly: Poet of the Common Man

Report and Interview by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, January 1996

PAUL KELLY'S back in town. I meet him at a King's Cross hotel where his daughter, Madeleine, is turning her slice of cheese into a ...

Morrissey: Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Live Review by Mark Mordue, 12Gauge.com, October 2002

CURIOUS CREATURE. Half denying us yet wanting our love, chilling us with the dark edges of sadness yet exalting us to ecstasy if not joy; ...

Patti Smith: Just Kids

Book Review by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, April 2010

ART can set us free. Art is holy. Art is love. ...

Henry Rollins: The Bright Stuff

Interview by Mark Mordue, Juice, April 1993

As American as Apple Pie, saluting the flag, street violence, psychopaths, racism, guns, incest, overdoses, police brutality, urban decay and spiritual horror. Mark Mordue goes ...

Hank Williams: On The Lost Highway: Hank Williams

Retrospective by Mark Mordue, Australian, The, October 2011

DAMNED cold. An ice storm over Nashville has closed down flights across the state of Tennessee. ...

You Am I in NYC

Report and Interview by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, December 1998

KENNETH BRANAGH at a You Am I gig?! I had to look twice. It turned out to be an ostrich-like version, but that's New York ...

List of genre pieces

The Electrified Journalist

Essay by Mark Mordue, markmordue.com, May 2008

WHEN I THINK ABOUT rock 'n' roll and my life trying to write about it, my trying to get inside rock 'n' roll through words ...

back to LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT NOTICE