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Laurie Anderson

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Laurie Anderson: Ian Birch Investigates Wonderwoman

Profile and Interview by Ian Birch, Smash Hits, 15 October 1981

EVERY SO often a single snaps out of nowhere and startles everyone. You've probably never heard of the singer before (and few of them survive ...

Laurie Anderson: Riverside Studio, London

Live Review by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 17 October 1981


Laurie Anderson: Market Street Cinema, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Michael Goldberg, Musician, March 1982

LAURIE ANDERSON looked like some kind of punk mystic as she stood on the stage of the Market Street Cinema in San Francisco. Her brown ...

William Burroughs, John Giorno, Laurie Anderson: The Ritz, New York NY

Live Review by Jim Green, Trouser Press, March 1982

AH YES, culture. Not rock — two-thirds of this bill wasn't even music. But my doubts that a novelist, a poet and a multimedia performance ...

Laurie Anderson: Big Science

Review by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 24 April 1982

AS A PERFORMER, Laurie Anderson is little short of phenomenal: a slight Chaplinesque figure, she's as much vaudeville as she is artist, in that she's ...

Laurie Anderson: Adelphi Theatre, London

Live Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 26 June 1982

FIRSTLY, OF course, Laurie Anderson is a woman. ...

Laurie Anderson: Big Science (Warner Bros.)

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Musician, July 1982

THIS IS THE avant-garde art music album for folks who generally hate the stuff. Anderson captures the rarely realized potential of modern art music and ...

Laurie Anderson: Big Science (Warner Bros.)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, August 1982

‘I NO LONGER love the way you hold your pens and pencils’ is a line that any one of a thousand writers might write. But ...

Laurie Anderson: The Dominion Theatre, London

Live Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 5 March 1983

IF YOU expected an overview of American civilization from the vantage point of a New York City loft, you would have got both more and ...

Anderson Brings Everyday Life And Humor To Performance Art

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 27 March 1983

IT WAS a strange kind of love song. The singer wore a shiny black jacket over a black shirt and black tie. Her blond hair ...

Laurie Anderson Goes For The Throat

Interview by Mark Dery, High Performance, 1984

FORGET the Pippi Longstocking coyness that led Newsweek to dub her "a cybernetic Lily Tomlin." Forget the dimples and the I-had-an-argument-with-10,000-volts-and-lost hairstyle. When Laurie Anderson ...

Laurie Anderson: Mister Heartbreak (WEA)

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 3 March 1984

Somewhere Over Gravity's Rainbow ...

Laurie Anderson: Missus Heartbreak

Interview by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 27 October 1984

CYNTHIA ROSE lends an ear to a jetlagged LAURIE ANDERSON and hears the call of the riled from a multi-media star whose fame has induced ...

Laurie Anderson: Home Of The Brave

Review by Mark Dery, International Musician And Recording World, 1985

A GARBAGE disposal with indigestion, glub-glubbing on a smooshed Jiffy Pop foil bubble or a gluish wad of Captain Crunch, is not a pretty sight. ...

Laurie Anderson: A Voice From Outer Space

Interview by Jon Wilde, Sounds, 7 June 1986

LAURIE ANDERSON has never ever had breakfast with William Burroughs, but she likes to talk about language, symbols and images. JONH WILDE likes to listen and wonder what ...

Laurie Anderson: More Blank Than Frank

Interview by Don Watson, New Musical Express, 7 June 1986

AS SHE confides to us in her live show, Laurie Anderson was a bird in a previous incarnation. ...

Laurie Anderson: Home Of The Brave

Review by Cynthia Rose, Creem, August 1986


Laurie Anderson: Moving Image

Interview by Jon Wilde, Melody Maker, 30 May 1987


Laurie Anderson: On The Jagged Edge

Profile and Interview by Mark Dery, Elle, October 1989

"I'LL BET you think I'm making this up," says Laurie Anderson, her voice taut, edgy. A dramatic pause, then a grave shake of the head. ...

Laurie Anderson: Rebel from Decade of Greed

Interview by Steve Turner, Times, The, 22 November 1990

Laurie Anderson’s first big work since United States, the two-part, eight-hour show she took on the road in 1983, is Empty Places. Shorter (ninety minutes ...

Laurie Anderson: Clarity’s Angel

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Wire, The, March 1992

First, Laurie Anderson chronicled the United States of America. What’s next for the leading performance-person of our day? ...

Laurie Anderson: The Nerve Of Her

Interview by Gillian G. Gaar, Rolling Stone, 19 June 1994

THE GENERAL PUBLIC MAY HAVE heard little from performance artist Laurie Anderson in recent years. But that's certain to change in 1994, a hectic year ...

Laurie AndersonMedia Manipulator

Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, August 1994

SHE’S A MULTI-MEDIA story-teller, spinning yarns around the flickering campfire of technology. Her songs are swathes of hypnotic synthesised tones, with eerie voice filters focussing ...

Laurie Anderson: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 8 July 1995

PATRON SAINT of art zombies everywhere, Laurie Anderson's come a long way from playing her violin while standing on blocks of ice on street corners ...

Outside the Whale: Laurie Anderson plays Moby

Live Review by Eric Weisbard, Village Voice, The, 13 October 1999

Songs and Stories From Moby Dick, BAM Opera House, Through October 16 ...

Drowning in Genius: Surveying this season's mountain of greatest-hits albums

Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, December 2000

SO, WHAT'LL IT BE: Tears for Fears? .38 Special? Whitesnake? It's become impossible to keep abreast of all the best-ofs, as labels keep foisting greatest-hits ...


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