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Paul Moody wrote regularly for NME in the early '90s, interviewing everyone from Blur to Radiohead. He left to form the band Regular Fries.

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Arctic Monkeys: It's great when you're ape… yeah!

Interview by Paul Moody, Uncut, December 2006

In just 12 months, Arctic Monkeys have become the biggest band in the land. Uncut took the boys back to where their incredible story began ...

The Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique (Capitol)

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, November 1994

JUST CHILLIN', like Bob Dylan. Paul's Boutique, five years on from its release way back in August '89, is still an electrifying blast of cool. ...

Beck: “I’m trying to get to this place where you can stand outside the parameters of what’s possible.”

Profile and Interview by Paul Moody, Dazed & Confused, 1996

BECK’S OFFBEAT HUMOUR and devil-may-care demeanour usually leaves journalists baffled, and interviews that reveal very little. But this time Beck is unafraid to drop his ...

Black Grape: Pips Out For The Lads

Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, June 1995

If you expected old fruit SHAUN RYDER to come back as reconstructed new man you were pissing in the wind. PAUL MOODY discovers that the ...

Blur: Mother’s Litter Helpers: Blur's Modern Life Is Rubbish

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 1993

AND THE FOOLS laugh loudest. Blur’s rise and fall has all the comic nuances of Reginald Perrin’s. Two years ago they were pop’s champagne Charlies: ...

Blur: We Can Be Eros… Just For One Day

Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, March 1994

Breaking out of the Camden bootboy mould that brought more bovver than they’d bargained for, BLUR are back with more songs about penile dementia, lager ...

The Boo Radleys: Giant Steps (Creation)

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 1993

TIME FOR a rethink. At some point (just between the dreamy acoustic sway of ‘Wish I Was Skinny’ and ‘Leaves And Sand’ I think, but ...

The Chemical Brothers, Death In Vegas: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, April 1994

"E'S, COKE, anything you want..." Yeah, you gotta admit it: Brixton knows how to party. No sooner have you navigated your way around the slurring ...

Depeche Mode: Hanover Garbsen Stadium

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, June 1993

IN A marquee in the middle of a German field, Martin Gore is being cross-examined about the quasi-religious imagery of his lyrics by a frizzy-haired ...

Mick Farren: You Say You Want A Revolution: Mick Farren Looks Back

Book Excerpt by Paul Moody, 'Search For The Lost Chord', July 2013

RBP contributor Paul Moody interviewed Mick earlier this year while researching his new book Search For The Lost Chord: Looking For The Spirit Of Rock'n'Roll. We're ...

Mark Hollis: Hi-Elegy: Mark Hollis: Mark Hollis

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, January 1998

BEFORE WE GET to the heart of the matter: Mark Hollis used to be the singer in Talk Talk, a group who began their career ...

Jamiroquai: Cardiff University, Wales

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, November 1994

Champignon, The (Stevie) Wonder Hoarse ...

Kasabian: Empire (Sony/BMG) ****

Review and Interview by Paul Moody, Uncut, September 2006

Leicester's dance-rock ruffians continue their plan for global takeover with second album ...

The La's: Town And Country Club, Kentish Town, London

Live Review by Paul Moody, Sounds, November 1990

Thrills and (s)pills ...

The La's: There He’s Gone: Lee Mavers

Interview by Paul Moody, Melody Maker, April 1995

Simple as. When Lee Mavers talks, in that cracked-up Mersey drawl of his, he talks. ...

The Lemonheads: Come On Feel The Lemonheads

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, October 1993

FIRST, THE good news; this album will drive people mad. For Evan Dando, deeply dippy, crack-smokin’, high priest of slackerdom, has actually managed to create ...

Levitation, Spiritualized: Spiritualized, Levitation: Hackney Empire, London

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, April 1993

A BALD man in a silver suit is pumping plumes of silver smoke from the balcony in between playing mood-altering ambient tape-loops. Below him, the ...

Michael Jackson: King of Pap: Michael Jackson: Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, July 1997

IT'S 5PM on anovercast Wednesday in Sheffield and the Most Famous Man On Earth is late. ...

Ocean Colour Scene: Ladbroke Grove Subterania

Live Review by Paul Moody, Sounds, November 1990

AT TIMES tonight, Ocean Colour Scene really do make sense. When Stephen Craddock's guitar bursts into 'Yesterday Today' and singer Simon matches it with a ...

Primal Scream: International Language of Screaming

Report and Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, September 1997

So what if Primal Scream have cancelled tour dates, lost a band member and played a shaky live performance? They're just minor glitches which cannot ...

Prince: Birmingham National Indoor Arena

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, August 1993

THE TINY FIGURE in silky lemon and black trouser-suit and Spanish heels is talking. ...

Radiohead: Turn On, Tune In, Rock Out: Radiohead at the Richmond, Brighton

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 1993

WE COULDN’T have waited much longer really, could we? What with Suede so colossal, and the likes of The Auteurs and Kinky Machine still rubbing ...

The Rolling Stones: Bridges To Babylon (Virgin)

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, September 1997

TO CALL the Stones dinosaurs three years from the end of the century is to put tyrannosauraus rex and his Jurassic associates to shame. It ...

Snoop Doggy Dogg: Muttley Crude: Snoop Doggy Dogg: Doggystyle (East West)

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, December 1993

CULTURE ALIENATION, boredom and despair: such are the imperatives of Snoop Doggy Dogg's world. ...

Suede: Meet the New Boy

Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, October 1994

Dartmoor, Devon, and the mist-shrouded figure wrapped in a Victorian great-coat playing the role of Flashman can only be BRETT ANDERSON. But how is Housewife ...

Pete Townshend: Parka Life

Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, July 1994

PETE TOWNSHEND, Broadway hit musical owner and destroyer of 1001 guitars, is lounging in the shade of a Twickenham afternoon like a man who's just ...

Urge Overkill: Cocktail of the Unexpected

Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, December 1994

Supersuave trashlords with cocktail lounge tendencies, 
Chicago's URGE OVERKILL are finally surfing the British chart 
on the back of a surprise hit, taken from the ...

The Verve: Manchester Roadhouse

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, June 1995

SO THAT’S what it sounds like. A long, curdled up intro, all ghostly pyrotechnics and a death rattle of drums, then suddenly, whoosh! And the ...

Paul Weller: Wild Wood (Go! Discs)

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 1994

SOMETHING TO mull over. Paul Weller has been having hit records for 16 years. Wild Wood – the follow-up to his wildly-underrated debut solo outing ...

Paul Weller: Woking Back To Happiness: Paul Weller

Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, May 1995

It’s taken over a decade, but with his new album PAUL WELLER has finally gone back to his roots, the part of his life that ...

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