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Waterboys, The

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The Waterboys: Scott Yet Another God Like Genius

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 11 August 1984

"I SOMETIMES thought that in the old days the young men of the tribe would want to grow up to be great warriors. In our ...

The Waterboys: This Is The Sea (Ensign)

Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 21 September 1985


The Waterboys: Big Sound Authority

Interview by David Quantick, New Musical Express, 5 October 1985

Mike Scott is definitely Trying To Tell Us Something, and he doesn't believe in whispering. With THE WATERBOYS' third album out, DAVID QUANTICK tries to ...

The Waterboys: I love a man into unicorns

Interview by Stuart Bailie, Record Mirror, 7 December 1985

Eh? Well, Waterboy Mike Scott says — "The unicorn has a lot of bearing on reality," and who care we to argue? Lionisation: Stuart Bailie. ...

Something About The Waterboys

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, April 1986

SUPPOSE FOR JUST a moment there was a fellow who named his band the Waterboys because "a Waterboy was something fluid and ever-changing" and also ...

The Cure, The Waterboys: Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 28 April 1986

THE CURE stepped boldly from the shadows to close the series of Sound Waves For Greenpeace shows with a towering set which lasted nearly two ...

The Waterboys: Kilburn National, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 22 February 1989

The incredible Galway gypsies ...

The Waterboys: Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Bill Holdship, L.A. Weekly, 23 November 1989

IN A WORD, beautiful. ...

That Sinking Feeling: The Waterboys: Room To Roam (Ensign)

Review by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 15 September 1990

OH DEAR. Let's establish this from the start. This is not The Waterboys' record we've been waiting for. This is not the way we wanted ...

The Waterboys: Beacon Theater, New York NY

Live Review by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 24 January 1991

ON THE Waterboys' 1988 tour, the stage was thick with musicians playing Irish folk instruments while leader Mike Scott hung back on acoustic guitar. But ...

The Waterboys

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, May 1991

"NOBODY SETS OUT TO BAFFLE PEOPLE; at least, I don't think they do." As general observations go, this sounds sensible enough, and it causes no ...

The Waterboys' Mike Scott

Interview by Gavin Martin, Uncut, April 1998

MIKE SCOTT, singer/songwriter and former leader of The Waterboys, gushes over his formative influences, from Gaelic roots to gospel, from Van Morrison to Dylan ...

Mike Scott: The Big Music

Interview by Jon Wilde, Uncut, April 2004

When The Waterboys made This Is The Sea, it was described as an Astral Weeks for the '80s, and MIKE SCOTT was touted as the ...

Mike Scott

Profile and Interview by Graeme Thomson, The Word, 2006

OF ALL THE PLACES to establish a spiritual community, one mile from a RAF base seems a trifle ill-conceived: transcendence must require every ounce of ...

The Waterboys: The Man In The Ironic Mask

Interview by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, May 2006

Back with what's being heralded as their best album for two decades, the Waterboys have a busy year ahead. Mike Scott cracks a smile for ...

Mike Scott: The Man In The Ironic Mask

Interview by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, May 2007

Back with what's being heralded as their best album for two decades, the Waterboys have a busy year ahead. Mike Scott cracks a smile for ...

The Waterboys: The Making Of 'The Whole Of The Moon'

Retrospective and Interview by Nick Hasted, Uncut, July 2008

"Big Music", a massive hit, and the anthem the band are still arguing about. ...

There's Something In The Water: The Waterboys' This Is The Sea at 25

Retrospective and Interview by Wyndham Wallace, The Quietus, 27 April 2011

Wyndham Wallace talks to Mike Scott of The Waterboys about his classic album This Is The Sea, 25 years on from its release… ...

The Waterboys: An Appointment With Mr Yeats

Review by Wyndham Wallace, The Quietus, September 2011

THOUGH MIKE SCOTT'S attempt to marry the poetry of William Butler Yeats to his own music has been promised for two decades, it offers neither ...

The Music of Prince: Carnegie Hall, New York

Live Review by Alan Light,, March 2013

PRINCE HAS long been considered a gold standard as a singer, guitarist, stage performer, and producer. He's such a singular force, though, that he hasn't ...

The Waterboys: The Magnificent Seven

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, January 2022

STILL FIRING ON all cylinders after recording and promoting the acclaimed Fisherman's Blues, the Waterboys' leader Mike Scott was in no mood to rest on ...


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