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Foreigner's Mick Jones (2009)

Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, October 2009

On songwriting, production and working with stepson Mark Ronson: the Englishman in New York fills in the gaps.

File format: mp3; file size: 34.2mb; Interview length: 37' 21"; sound quality: ***


Foreigner: Foreigner (Atlantic SD 18215 )*½ .

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, May 1977

REMEMBER IAN McDonald? That's right, the geezer who used to mess around something chronic on keyboards for King Crimson back in the early days when ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd/ Foreigner/Ted Nugent: Rock And Roll All Nite

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, September 1977

AN AFTERNOON of heavy rock at the Los Angeles sports stadium. Score: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Win. Foreigner – Place. Nugent – Show. ...

The California Jam Festival

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, April 1978

THERE WEREN'T even traffic jams. ...

Foreigner’s Road Map: Destination Top Ten

Interview by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, May 1978

IN THE SPRING of 1976, Mick Jones found himself. With a dwindling bank account and dim prospects, even after twelve years of playing guitar and ...

Foreigner: Live in Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, November 1978

FOREIGNER ARE pretty much a thinking man's Bay City Rollers. ...

Foreigner: 4

Review by Gene Sculatti, Creem, October 1981

This is what? These guys’ second or third LP since Mick Jones publicly declared F’gner ain’t dinosaurs and that they were really starting to get, ...

Hard Pop, Suburban Rock

Report by J.D. Considine, Musician, October 1981

Band like REO, Styx and Journey have taken the details of the rock sound and made the medium the whole message, capitalizing on the rock ...

Foreigner: Fame, 4 Tune + 4 Play

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, May 1982

Sylvie Simmons joins the FOREIGNER legion to meet Mick Jones ...

Foreigner: Agent Provocateur (Atlantic)

Review by Craig Zeller, Creem, April 1985

HAVE TO admit I've had some good times inspired by Foreigner. Why, just this afternoon I dozed off watching MTV (understandably so) and had a ...

Foreigner: Feels Like The Fifth Time

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, June 1985

THERE ARE TIMES when you truly appreciate Foreigner. For instance, like when Madonna's 'Like A Virgin' comes on the air. A navel she may have, ...

Foreigner: Inside Information (Atlantic)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, April 1988

LONG-TIME Foreigner fans should open this album's gatefold jacket very slowly (if at all), as the double-spread group photo within confirms that Our Boys are ...

High LOL-tage: Mike Diver's classic rock adventure

Live Review by Mike Diver, Drowned in Sound, August 2010

The other day our former overlord Mike Diver phoned up DiS HQ to belligerently demand we implement what he described as "the final phase" of ...

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