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Last Dance Of The New Romance: Spandau Ballet’s Diamond

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 20 March 1982

IT SEEMS like Spandau Ballet are having trouble, and they're not sure how to face up to it. The concept of Spandau has grown ...

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Spandau Ballet: The New Romantics — a Manifesto for the Eighties

Interview by Betty Page, Sounds, 13 September 1980

"INITIALLY 'mod' meant a very small group of young working class boys who, at the height of the trad boom formed a small, totally committed ...

Talking Threads: Spandau Ballet

Profile and Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 29 November 1980

Five young men from Islington make a short story shorter about the ballet-hoo surrounding the group most likely to – Spandau Ballet. ...

Spandau Ballet: Heaven, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 31 December 1980

SPANDAU BALLET are the house band of the Blitz Kids, a collection of young peacocks who fancy themselves as this month's leaders of London's post-punk ...

Spandau Ballet: Muscle Band

Report and Interview by Betty Page, Sounds, 7 February 1981

Go vest, young man. In the studio with Spandau Ballet ...

Spandau Ballet: Journeys To Glory (Chrysalis/Reformation CHR 1331) *****

Review by Betty Page, Sounds, 28 February 1981

The men of my dreams ...

Blitz Night: Hurrah, New York NY

Live Review by Jim Green, Trouser Press, May 1981

ARE THE futurists a spin-off of the Star Trek fanatics? Nope, they're just the newest British cultists of individuality, using make-up and dress that amalgamates ...

Spandaus Invade America!

Report by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 16 May 1981

Robin Hadley and his Merrie Men take Sherwood Forest futurism to a very small but extremely chic club in New York. RICHARD GRABEL joins the ...

Spandau Ballet

Profile by Dave Schulps, Musician, August 1981

IT'S CALLED the "new romanticism," and it is to England '81 what Two-Tone ska was to England '80; that is, the year's musical craze. ...

Spandau Ballet Want You To Dance. That's All.

Report and Interview by Iman Lababedi, Creem, August 1981

ON THE DAY that Bobby Sands finally starved himself to death and two hours after Spandau Ballet's first ever press conference I'm in the coffee ...

Spandau Ballet: A Revolt Into Style

Interview by Chris Salewicz, The Face, August 1981

"IF PEOPLE want to find out what is the working class attitude to life," Gary Kemp declares forcefully, leaning towards me over a corner table ...

Journey to Glory: Spandau Ballet

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, 20 August 1981

OH THE languid suave of it! Oh the sunshine, the street café, the iced cocktails! Oh the elegant beaus and the graceful belles! Oh to ...

Spandau Ballet: A Day In The Life Of Gary Kemp

Interview by Chas de Whalley, Record Mirror, 28 November 1981

Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet talks to Chas De Whalley sbout one of his working days. ...

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall... What Aspect Of 1981 Does It Pain You Most To Recall?

Essay by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 19 December 1981

Overdressed twits taking Polaroids of one another in posey little clubs? Or the stern soapbox caterwauling of commentators who got themselves into a blue funk about everyone else's ...

The Most Wanted Man In Pop: Trevor Horn

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, The Face, March 1982

"Why does pop music have to be so naff?" asks TREVOR HORN, whose production work for Dollar, ABC and Spandau Ballet is an unequivocal answer ...

Spandau Ballet: True (Chrysalis)

Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 5 March 1983

I CAN'T see Spandau Ballet when I play this LP. I can't see their forced smiles, their indelible pretty boy we-are-and-can-be-a-part-of-the-pop-parade smiles, their Top Of ...

True or waltz? — Spandau Ballet: True (Chrysalis CDL1403)

Review by Betty Page, Record Mirror, 5 March 1983


Spandau Ballet: True (Chrysalis)

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, August 1983

I USED TO think Spandau Ballet bit the boot. The band's first two albums seemed little more than gussied-up disco, a rip-off of various cultures, ...

Spandau Ballet Readers' Q&A

Interview by Ian Birch, Smash Hits, 18 August 1983


Spandau Ballet: UP, UP and Away

Interview by Annene Kaye, Creem, May 1984


Spandau Ballet: Parade (Chrysalis/ Reformation CDL 1473)

Review by Betty Page, Record Mirror, 30 June 1984


Spandau Ballet: Shout To The Top

Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 31 January 1985

When they started out, at the dawn of the '80s, Spandau Ballet were determined "to do something different". They said they'd never end up like ...

Chris Ruocco: A Stitch In Times

Interview by Deanne Pearson, No. 1, 2 March 1985

Chris Ruocco makes the striking stage outfits of many of today's top pop stars. Deanne Pearson talks to the tailor whose creations turn up on ...

Red Wedge

Report and Interview by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 12 February 1986

"It's no good just complaining in your beer about things — you've got to come out and say it..." So says Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp. ...

BPI Awards: Middle-age Spread

Report by Jon Savage, The Observer, 15 February 1987

JON SAVAGE takes a sceptical look at the BPI Awards ...

Wild Boy: Gary Kemp

Retrospective and Interview by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 23 August 2002

Spandau Ballet did more than provide a soundtrack for XR3i-driving Essex casuals in the 1980s. At least that's what Gary Kemp, the band's creative force, ...

Spandau Ballet's Bible: How I Played My Part in Inventing the New Romantics

Memoir by Beverley Glick,, 2005

Here is the second extract from my memoir Hit Girl: My Bizarre Double Life in the Pop World of the Eighties. It is September 1980 and, ...

The return of Spandau Ballet

Profile and Interview by Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times, 27 September 2009

The band behind 'Gold', 'True' and 'Chant No 1', Tony Hadley and the Kemp brothers put their differences aside for reunion. ...

Spandau Ballet's Reunion: Once More With Girdles

Report and Interview by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 1 October 2009

With 10 top 10 hits, Spandau Ballet were the epitome of 80s pop. After much bitterness and a court case, the band are reunited again ...

"To Cut A Long Story Short, we nearly lost our minds...": After 20 years of fighting, why Spandau Ballet finally buried the hatchet

Retrospective and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Event Magazine, 30 August 2014

Spandau Ballet had it all – monster hits, screaming girls, ludicrous hair and kilts. Then they spent 20 years fighting over cash. It wasn't until ...


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