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23 Skidoo: Urban Gamelan; Shriekback: Jam Science

Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 11 August 1984

I DON'T KNOW whether it was the film of African boys being circumcised or the self-important and gimmicky drone that accompanied it, but back in ...

Beyond Care, Thank God: Shriekback

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1 September 1984

Are Shriekback’s polyrhythms just polytechnic or is their dance stance entrancing? ...

Funk's Fictional Threat

Essay by Simon Reynolds, Monitor, March 1985

1985, AND A GAGGLE of groups plough a well-furrowed, increasingly barren field. ...


Interview by Paul Mathur, Blitz, July 1985

SHRIEKBACK are one of those groups who inhabit alternative pop's netherworld. Always there, a name in the new releases column, but never the one that ...

Pearls Before Spine: Shriekback: Embassy, London

Live Review by Bruce Dessau, New Musical Express, 10 August 1985

WHENEVER I used to hear the name Shriekback, my imagination would immediately thrust out a picture of Kalahari bushmen bedecked in Walkmans. ...

Shriekback: Things That Go Blorp In The Night

Interview by Mark Dery, Pulse!, December 1985

SHRIEKBACK LIKE things that go blorp in the night. Their latest disk, Oil and Gold (Island/8.98 list), has the slippery feel of a jellied eel's ...

Shriekback: The Piercing Sounds Of Shriekback

Profile and Interview by Mark Dery, RockBill, March 1987

STARTING WITH the mini-LP Trench in '81, and continuing through Care ('82), Jam Science ('83), Oil and Gold ('85), and now, Big Night Music, Shriekback ...

Shriekback's Barry Andrews: Painting Landscapes, Abusing Pianos

Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, June 1987

'BLACK LIGHT Trap' on Shriekback's latest album, Big Night Music [Island, 90552-1], is about a device used "for snaring unwary insects," keyboardist Barry Andrews explains. ...

Shriekback Blasts the Top Off The College Charts

Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, January 1989

Nice Monsters Go Bang ...

see also Gang of Four

see also XTC


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