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American Music Club

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Ace of Clubs: American Music Club

Interview by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, 16 January 1988

IF YOU’VE EVER walked down a big city street and narrowed your vision to exclude everything except the garbage, savouring the contradiction between wealth and ...

American Music Club: Psycho Thriller

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 25 March 1989

MARK EITZEL, OF American Music Club, a self proclaimed 'fuckin mess', a man who's spoken before of being 'doomed to sing' and living in terror ...

Club Class: Fly AMC to California

Interview by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, 25 March 1989

"ELEKTRA WERE GONNA give us a 300,000 dollar distribution deal through Frontier so we had full artistic control. Then they saw a video of an ...

Mark Eitzel: Tortured Soul

Interview by Max Bell, Vox, June 1991

MARK EITZEL, founding member of the American Music Club, stands before us accused of being "a melancholy angel of doom", a manic depressive with a ...

American Music Club, ULU, London

Live Review by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 15 February 1992

ONE SONG in, and the unthinkable appears to have happened. A young woman is dragged from the throng and placed on the stage, flat out ...

American Music Club: Join Our Club

Interview by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 13 March 1993

"I SAY A lot of stupid things," Mark Eitzel stares directly into Boy George's eyes and for a moment is very sombre. ...

American Music Club: 'Club for Zeroes'

Interview by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 27 March 1993

AMC MAKE MUSIC for losers, loners, early-hour fuck-ups and late-night wasters. Perfect for us, really. ...

American Music Club: Humour with an anguished howl

Interview by Caitlin Moran, The Times, 27 March 1993

Mark Eitzel insists that he is just telling stories ...

American Music Club: Lonely Hearts Club Band

Profile and Interview by Evelyn McDonnell, Spin, June 1993

Evelyn McDonnell walks and talks the streets of San Francisco with Mark Eitzel and American Music Club ...

Q&A with American Music Club

Interview by Michael Goldberg, Addicted To Noise, November 1993

"EIGHT MONTHS AGO nobody would pee on us," says Mark Eitzel, singer, songwriter and acoustic guitarist for San Francisco's American Music Club. "And now people ...

The Carpenters: Chips off the old block

Report and Interview by Andy Gill, The Independent, 25 August 1994

The Carpenters are hip — and that's official. Andy Gill on the indie world's unexpectedly heartfelt tribute to Karen and Richard Carpenter ...

American Music Club: 'I'm An Ant'

Interview by Caitlin Moran, Melody Maker, 3 September 1994

Yup, Sultan of Sorrow and Mr Low Self-Opinion Mark Eitzel of American Music Club — arguably the most exquisitely miserable band on the planet — ...

Reading Festival, Melody Maker Stage

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 3 September 1994

SO HERE I am, it's 12.15pm, the f***ing cab driver's turfed me out onto the street. I've got miles to walk to the flamin' festival ...

American Music Club: Roxy, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 24 November 1994

American Music Club Takes Sad Songs to Upbeat Levels ...

American Music Club: Wishing the World Away

Interview by Michael Goldberg, Addicted To Noise, December 1994

THE FIRST TIME I met American Music Club singer, songwriter, and leader Mark Eitzel, he arrived at San Francisco's boho South-of-Market Soma Cafe on a ...

American Music Club: Godlike genius, or what?

Interview by Caitlin Moran, The Times, 29 March 1996

Mark Eitzel's got something. Caitlin Moran, for a start ...

American Music Club: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London ***

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 28 May 2004

AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB was always a select establishment. Appealing to connoisseurs of the darkest underground rock, the San Francisco group's principal attraction was always Mark ...

The Golden Age of American Music Club

Report and Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, March 2008

MARK EITZEL sounds very chipper – not at all the lugubrious character that comes across in his songs. With the release of American Music Club's ...

see also Mark Eitzel


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