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Thomas Dolby

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Thomas Dolby: The Golden Age Of Wireless (Venice In Peril)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 15 May 1982


Thomas Dolby: Tom Club

Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 21 August 1982

Mark Cooper explores boffin chic with electro popper Thomas Dolby ...

Life in the Age of Wireless: Thomas Dolby's State-of-the-Artwork

Interview by Toby Goldstein, Creem, December 1982

PERHAPS IN another century, Thomas Morgan Dolby Robertson would have been an explorer of science. I imagine him in an antique laboratory like another Thomas ...

Thomas Dolby (with Kevin Armstrong and Matthew Seligman)

Interview by Betty Page, Noise!, 9 December 1982

"THE SPORTILY dressed, slightly oddball young man walked onto the stage. His National Health (Model 232) spex struggled with the glare of the spotlights. Gradually ...

Thomas Dolby: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, 9 December 1982

UNTIL THIS series of four shows at London's Marquee, live appearances from the redoubtable Mr Dolby have been rare indeed. He was, apparently, locked up ...

Thomas Dolby: The Appliance of Science

Profile and Interview by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, 2 February 1984

AT THE TENDER age of 25, Thomas Dolby has already established himself as an ingenious and inventive songwriter, performer, producer, synthesizer wizard and video director. ...

Thomas Dolby: The Flat Earth (Parlophone)

Review by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 11 February 1984

ANYBODY WHO'D put Magnus Pyke in one of their videos has to be a gimmick merchant, right? Though Thomas Dolby scored a hit in all ...

Thomas Dolby: Hyperaction

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 3 March 1984

Adam Sweeting gets all smoochy with Eighties Renaissance Man THOMAS DOLBY. ...

The Case For Thomas Dolby

Interview by David A. Keeps, Creem, July 1984

SUBJECT: Thomas Morgan Dolby Robertson, age 25, white male Caucasian of English extraction. Taller than average height; average medium body weight. Dirty blond hair. Shortsighted, ...

George Clinton and Thomas Dolby: The Nut & The Nerd

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, Melody Maker, 20 July 1985

We're known as The Nut and The Nerd say George Clinton and Thomas Dolby, now together as DOLBY'S CUBE. Caroline Sullivan met this unlikely pair ...

Dog-Gone Dolby

Report and Interview by Max Bell, No. 1, 3 August 1985

Max Bell yaps with Thomas Dolby and George Clinton. ...

Thomas Dolby: Town & Country Club, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 27 April 1988

Cruising in the slow lane ...

Thomas Dolby and the Lost Toy People: Town & Country Club, London

Live Review by Betty Page, Record Mirror, 7 May 1988

LOOKING LIKE a cross between Elton John and Tom Petty, dressed in top hat and duster coat, Thomas Dolby sauntered onstage like the homecoming hero. ...

Thomas Dolby: Town And Country Club, London

Live Review by Helen Mead, New Musical Express, 7 May 1988

THOMAS DOLBY is a musical Fagin. In his top hat and gutter-sweeping coat he has to pick a pocket or two but has this small ...

Depeche Mode, Wire, Thomas Dolby, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: Rose Bowl, Pasadena CA

Live Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 16 July 1988

WIRE HAVE probably not played to 100,000 people in total as they've skimmed their precious stones across the edges of a strange pop history. And ...

Thomas Dolby: Has The Man of a Thousand Faces Spread Himself Too Thin?

Interview by Alan di Perna, Musician, May 1989

1. OPEN ON long shot of Hollywood skyline. Grimy fog and half-hearted drizzle give the city the mean, seedy look it always has when the ...

Are We Making Art Yet? Music in the age of interactive entertainment

Report by Alan di Perna, Musician, June 1994

MUSIC, OF course, has always been interactive. People dance to it, make love to it, sing along with the lyrics and figure out the chord ...

Techno Beatnik: Thomas Dolby

Profile and Interview by Hank Bordowitz, unpublished, 2002

MY WIFE AND two-year-old huddle over my wife’s iMac. Billy, the two year old, giggles uncontrollably as the computer makes boinging and slide-whistle sounds, ...

Thomas Dolby: Appliance Of Science

Interview by James Medd, The Word, October 2011

Name a musician that hasn't felt the magic plug-in of hyperactive studio dweeb Thomas Dolby. ...

Godfathers of Pop: Thomas Dolby

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Classic Pop, June 2016

BEFORE HE EMERGED as a pioneering figure of electronic music in the 1980s, Thomas Dolby wrote Lene Lovich's single, 'New Toy', appeared on the Thompson ...


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