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Siouxsie & the Banshees, Robert Fripp, Echo & the Bunnymen, U2, Altered Images, Clock DVA, Soft Cell: Futurama Festival, Queens Hall, Leeds

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 20 September 1980

The squalor show goes on ...

Siouxsie & the Banshees: Siouxp

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 8 November 1980


Altered Images: Night Of The Living Dead Pop Stars

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 11 April 1981

THIS IS a musical box. The figure at the top is a pretty girl called Claire. She does a spinning entrancing dance. It's an old ...

Altered Images, Modern English, The Event Group: Heaven, London

Live Review by Leyla Sanai, New Musical Express, 12 September 1981

ALTERED IMAGES at Heaven draws a crowd large enough to stretch a queue almost to Charing Cross station. Semi-dead pop stars gathering dust around the ...

Altered Images: Happy Birthday (Epic EPO 84893)

Review by Betty Page, Sounds, 12 September 1981

A nursery crime ...

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Report by Betsy Sherman, Boston Rock, 1 October 1981

Merit Badges Goes To Dianaland ...

Altered Images: Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Live Review by Johnny Black, Smash Hits, 26 November 1981

THE ELEMENTS were conspiring against Altered Images from the moment they took the stage of Cambridge's cavernous Corn Exchange. The sound went immediately out of ...

Martin Rushent: The Genetic Method

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 6 February 1982

Studio Svengali MARTIN RUSHENT earbashes hungry hack Adam Sweeting. ...

Altered Images: The Altered State Of Pop Art

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 13 February 1982

Altered Images: Hammersmith Palais, London ...

Altered Images: On a Clare Day!

Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 10 April 1982

Silly Billy MARK COOPER on the Grogan trail (PS: Who are ALTERED IMAGES anyway?) ...

Altered Images: Happy Birthday (Portrait/Epic)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, May 1982

ALTERED IMAGES' debut album is an unforeseen delight: a surprise party where the kids play whatever games strike their fancies. During the din of celebration, ...

Altered Images: Pinky Blue (Epic)

Review by Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, 8 May 1982

IF THE jolly-jolly blancmange and Jellytot frills on the cover of Happy Birthday didn't, like the kid at the party who stuffed all the eClares, ...

Altered Images: Pinky Blue (Epic)***

Review by Betty Page, Sounds, 8 May 1982

DA DOO doo doo, da da da da, is all I have to say to you. Da da da da, do doo doo doo, that's ...

Altered Images: Pinky & Perky

Interview by Hugh Fielder, Sounds, 29 May 1982


Altered Images: Pinky Blue

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, January 1983

CLARE GROGAN has this itsy little boop-be-doop of a voice, and she twists phrases into odd curlicues while her four-piece band plays zesty, danceable (mustn't ...

Clare Grogan's Altered Images: Thank Heaven For Little Girls

Interview by Iman Lababedi, Creem, January 1983

"I just wanted to get to know her, really. She was just kind of fascinating."— Director Bill Forsyth, explaining why he cast Clare Grogan in ...

Altered Images: "We Were Running When We Could Only Walk"

Interview by Ian Birch, Smash Hits, 31 March 1983

One moment Altered Images were everyone's heroes; the next they hadn't got a friend in the world. What happened? Ian Birch finds out. ...

Altered Images: Bite (Epic — import LP)

Review by Iman Lababedi, The East Village Eye, August 1983

NEITHER THE prosaic nor the lexicon of love, love is still the emotion Clare Grogan is taking a bite out of. A smooth profuse camouflage ...

Growing Up "Normal" With Altered Images

Interview by Richard Grabel, Creem, January 1984

AT THE end of my interview with Altered Images, singer Clare Grogan lets me in on a secret. She's extremely nearsighted. In fact, so is ...

Clare Grogan

Interview by Paul Lester, Uncut, March 1998

Clare Grogan "arrived" in 1980, with Gregory's Girl and Altered Images – the group had a series of hit singles ('Happy Birthday', 'Don't Talk To ...

Human League/Kim Wilde/Altered Images et al: Cardiff Arena

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 20 December 2002

YOU CAN LOOK back as fondly on the '80s as you like, but the truth is the music back then was as hit-and-miss as it ...

The Here And Now Tour: Many Happy Returns

Report and Interview by Pete Paphides, The Guardian, 8 March 2003

To some, the Here And Now Tour is a has-beens cabaret, to others it's a harmless trip down memory lane. Peter Paphides reports from the ...


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