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Mike Stand

Mike Stand was an alias for the one and only Phil Sutcliffe - très droll, n'est-ce-pas?

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Bauhaus

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, February 1982

DARKNESS AND DEGRADATION IN SOUND AND WORD! But first let’s talk about Northampton! ...

The Beat Scene

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, April 1981

"GOD HOLD you in the palm of His hand," said Saxa pulling the bedclothes up to his chin. "He close it and you are dead. ...

Kate Bush: Things Your Mother Never Told You

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, October 1979

NOW HOW can I put this without being rude? When I first heard 'Wuthering Heights' Kate Bush's voice reminded me of, well...come on, out with ...

Classix Nouveaux: Art Nouveaux

Profile and Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, April 1981

Mike Stand presents a crash course in the Classix ...

Crass: The Aesthetics of Anarchy: A Report from the House of Crass

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, December 1981

THIS MUST be the dialectic of rock journalism. The talk is about whether there should be talks. Should Crass co-operate with The Face? ...

The Cure: A Cure For All Ills

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, June 1980

‘A FOREST’ a hit? Improbable as it sounds, yes. The Cure are on the move again. ...

Depeche Mode: No Time To Even Think

Interview by Mike Stand, New Sounds New Styles, March 1982

"HELLO MARTIN," I said to the spikey redhead peering round the door. "Andy," said Andy, smiling nonetheless. ...

Dexys Midnight Runners: Hearts Full Of Soul: Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, May 1980

Dexy's Midnight Runners are working towards (cue fanfare) The End Of Rock As We Know It. Punk, heavy metal, ska, country & western, reggae, everything ...

Duran Duran: In New York New York With Duran Duran

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, October 1981

So good they named 'em twice. Postcard from Mike Stand. ...

Ian Dury: Body Language

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, September 1981

"HAVEN'T YOU heard? I'm a Fifth Columnist for the Year Of Disabled People. They've bribed me massively." ...

Ian Dury: The Royal Academy of Jackthelademy

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, December 1980

THE ARTIST, cultivator of a thousand verbaceous boarders, sits on a plastic chair in this desert of a room. Cropped short his greying hair gives ...

Chas Jankel, Ian Dury: Ian Dury and Chas Jankel: Teeth and Smiles

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, September 1981

IAN DURY is in prime form. He is just back from a short holiday in Greece and is, if not exactly bronzed, then distinctly off-white, ...

Joe Jackson: Indifferent To Joe

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, May 1980

ROCK 'N' ROLL is supposed to be from The Wrong Side Of The Tracks and I suppose the Joe Jackson Band's rehearsal room qualifies. It's ...

The Jam: Riding Waves And Setting Standards

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, March 1980

WHEN I met Paul Weller I saw red. His shirt, his trousers, his pullover, his shoes – and I daresay his St. Michael Y-fronts – ...

Madness: The Importance of Being Nutty

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, April 1980

Mike Stand diagnoses Madness ... ...

Bob Marley & the Wailers: Bob Marley: Better Off Dread

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, August 1980

IF THE first time you heard Bob Marley and the Wailers was when ‘Could You Be Loved’ came skanking out of the radio, you probably ...

Meat Loaf: Loaf Story, Or How To Sell Eight Million Albums When Nobody’s Looking

Profile and Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, September 1981

MEAT LOAF'S Bat Out Of Hell album was unquestionably one of the rock phenomena of the last decade. And, of course, success is wonderful... but ...

Hazel O'Connor: Cracked Actress: Hazel O' Connor

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, May 1981

HAZEL O'Connor lives on the fourth floor of a redbrick building in West Hampstead that looks as though it should belong to the water board ...

The Passions: Ships That Passion The Night

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, August 1980

"I MET THESE skinheads on the tube the other day who recognised me from a gig. They said they didn't know my name but they'd ...

The Selecter: 'Two Tone, Black And White, That's The Whole Thing'

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, January 1980

Mike Stand (a sort of grubby grey) checks out The Selecter ...

Soft Cell: Bedsitting with Soft Cell

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, November 1981

‘BEDSITTER’? I’M not knocking it, but the table in Marc Almond’s Leeds bed-sitting room probably said more on the subject than the complete lyric of ...

Spandau Ballet: Journey to Glory: Spandau Ballet

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, August 1981

OH THE languid suave of it! Oh the sunshine, the street café, the iced cocktails! Oh the elegant beaus and the graceful belles! Oh to ...

Tenpole Tudor: Let's Get Serious

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, November 1981

MIKE STAND DISCOVERS THE OTHER SIDE OF EDDIE TENPOLE ...

UB40: Food 4 Thought

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, June 1980

Mike Stand takes his 2HB and a C90 up the M6 to meet UB40 ...

Toyah Wilcox: Toyah

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, November 1980

TOYAH WILCOX is 22. Before this winter she had featured in four movies, Quadrophenia, Derek Jarman’s Jubilee and The Tempest, plus The Corn Is Green ...

XTC: Optimism Is Next Week’s Thing

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, September 1980

TERRY CHAMBERS said, "I want to talk to you". I said, "Fine". Fine. Then the drummer walked away and I didn't see him again until ...

List of genre pieces

Electro-Disco: Night Moves

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, July 1981

Mike Stand gets the lowdown on electro-disco from Rusty Egan. ...

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