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Acid Crackdown: Sunrise III, Greenwich

Report by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 19 November 1988

2003 note: Sunrise III, which took place in November 1988 on an industrial wasteland that would later house the Dome, was a pivotal event in ...

Cameo: Debunking the Funk

Interview by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 10 August 1985

CAMEO? Not funk? ("When you think of funk you think of guys who don't take baths...") SIMON WITTER learns the art of staying a cult ...

Daniel Johnston: An Outsider's Songs of Pain and Longing: Daniel Johnston

Report and Interview by Chris Campion, Daily Telegraph, 3 July 2003

LOCKED ON his own in an Xfm recording booth, Daniel Johnston casually flips through the weathered ring binder that holds his songbook and begins to ...

Eddie Money: Rediscovering Paradise: EDDIE MONEY Plays It Straight And Takes Control

Interview by Toby Goldstein, Creem, February 1983

SEVERAL CHARACTERS blend to form the towering individual who has just appeared in the faded-grace lobby of the Gramercy Park Hotel. First, there's Eddie Money, ...

The Pixies: Hello Goodbye: Joey Santiago & The Pixies

Interview by Martin Aston, MOJO, December 1997

HELLO – September 1986 CHARLES [FRANCIS] and I were suite-mates rather than room-mates at the University of Massachusetts. Like me, he'd gone to college in the ...

The Pixies: Democracy Cuban Style

Profile and Interview by Mark Kemp, Option, January 1991

"OH, DON'T print this," Black Francis says, in a gentle voice, catching himself midway through a tell-all about a one-time Spider From Mars. "What if ...

The Pixies: Speaking In Tongues

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 19 March 1988

THE HOLLERING IS ALL. The Pixies are what's left when all the frustrations and absences that once prompted rock'n'roll into being have faded away or ...

Roger Troutman, Zapp: The House Of Zapp

Interview by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 6 September 1986

Ohio is a soul city, home of Bootsy, the Ohio Players and now the Troutman family alia the Human Body alias ZAPP. Mainman Roger tells ...

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