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Roy Wilkinson

Roy Wilkinson
Roy Wilkinson was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. He has written for print titles including MOJO, Q, Sounds, Select, Kerrang!, The Guardian and The Independent. In 2011 Rough Trade Books published his first book, Do It For Your Mum, a story of family, rock music and forestry based around the band British Sea Power. "The year's finest memoir," said The Guardian.

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The Cateran, Nirvana, Tad: Nirvana/Tad/The Cateran: SOAS, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, November 1989

Half the bloated business moguls in Britain have never heard of them. They were not invited to appear at the Smash Hits poll-winners party – ...

Bill Drummond: The Man

Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, November 1986

HE USED to be a deep sea trawlerman, used to manage the Bunnymen and the Teardrops, and had the dubious honour of playing with Holly ...

The Fall, Smith & Mighty: The Fall: Hey! Luciani – The Times, Life & Codex Of Albino Luciani, London Riverside Studios

Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, December 1986

TWO WEEKS after David Byrne's True Stories opened in Britain, Mark E Smith weighs in with his own medium expansion, Hey! Luciani, a play based ...

Luke Haines: Goodbye To All That

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Word, The, June 2003

Luke Haines is music's Graham Greene, a scowling misanthrope with a highly-placed following and a withering perspective on his homeland. How has the who who's ...

The Human League: Leisure Centre, Crawley

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, December 1987

A VAGUELY remembered pop song once listed the things that dreams are made of: "London, New York, Paris, Munich, good times." ...

Killing Joke: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, November 1986

WHO IS this man with the glistening curly locks? ...

The KLF: Great Luminaries of Our Time

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, March 1991

Over the past five years, THE KLF have operated under a variety of guises but, now that they've brought such immaculate sounds as '3AM Eternal' ...

Mazzy Star: Astral Peaks

Profile and Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, June 1990

From the ashes of Opal, David Roback has created the most auspicious Mazzy Star. Roy Wilkinson applauds their blue-skied guitars. ...

Megadeth: Megadumb

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, May 1988

Even as MEGADETH have ploughed a smooth trajectory towards the megabuck realms of big league megametal, leader DAVE MUSTAINE has grown ever more muddled in ...

My Bloody Valentine: ICA, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, July 1987

NOT BLOODY BUT BLAND ...

New Order: All Aboard The Brothership

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, September 1986

Not baited and not bearlike, NEW ORDER emerge from the shadow of past misunderstandings and smile benificently upon ROY WILKINSON. They manage to convey their ...

Nirvana: Smash And Grab

Report and Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Rage!, November 1991

With their second LP crashing into the American Top Ten, NIRVANA are such a hot rock act even British telly moguls have to let them ...

N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton (Fourth & Broadway) *****

Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, September 1989

Guns and girls and rap 'n' roll ...

The Pixies: Surfer Rosa To Super Nova

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, December 1990

Three years ago, the irrepressible Pixies set the rock scene buzzing with their howling, primeval sound. In 1990 they stepped from this murky past and ...

Pulp: 100 Club, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, December 1986

STROLLING ON with all the visual impact of a bar mitzvah band from the Depression, Pulp are getting over a dormant interlude based around singer ...

Pulp: Preaching From The Pulpit

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, June 1987

Sheffield popsters Pulp are creating a haunting music which is virtually without peer in the Britain of 1987. We meet them on the eve of ...

Schoolly D: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, November 1986

"ROCK 'N' roll living's a thing of the past, so all you longhaired faggots can kiss my ass. Say it loud, I love rap and ...

Sigur Ros: Sigur Rós

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Select, January 2000

Expansive Icelandic weirdists and pro-dental fishing and anti piss-and-bollocks ...

Skinny Puppy: Fulham Greyhound, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, June 1988

AS SKINNY PUPPY'S frontman Kevin Ogilvie – a man known to friends as Nivek Ogre – hoists a hideously pathetic dog dummy over his shoulder ...

Sonic Youth: A Load Of Tony Baloney

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, September 1990

Sonic Youth aren't impressed with Manchester's latest contribution to rock culture. In fact, they think it's a pile of "contrived shit", a real homoerotic, lads-together ...

Stump: Chelsea College, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, May 1987

WE'VE BEEN waiting all week for the Stump-O-Ware party, waiting all week for Stump-O-Man. ...

Talk Talk: Spirit Of Eden

Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, September 1988

TALK TALK, OF COURSE, DON'T. Ever since their initial, spurious labelling as a constituent of bosun Le Bon's "New Romantic" master race, the ironically titled ...

XTC: Andy Partridge, Pop's Dan Archer

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, October 1986

An everyday story of pop music folk. Nine years on and XTC are still waiting to break it big in the USA. Their noise used ...

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