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City Limits

City Limits magazine was founded in 1981 in London by former staff members of the weekly London listings magazine Time Out, after its owner Tony Elliott abandoned running Time Out on co-operative principles. It closed in 1993.

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Invasion Of The Walkmen People

Report by Cynthia Rose, City Limits, 16 October 1981

It was was back in 1964 when Andy Warhol married his cassette machine. "The acquisition of my tape recorder" he revealed eleven years later, "really ...

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Tom Petty

Interview by Cynthia Rose, City Limits, 3 December 1982

With his 1976 debut album, Tom Petty became a rock star. It seemed he was cast in the classic mould – a hip young American ...

Richard Hell

Interview by Cynthia Rose, City Limits, 1 April 1983

This week sees the opening of Smithereens, a low-budget feature film by Manhattan film school grad Susan Seidelman. Initially an experiment shot in 1980, it ...

David Bowie

Report and Interview by Cynthia Rose, City Limits, 3 June 1983

IN THE DAYS of Beau Brummell or even Baudelaire, to be a dandy was to be a true social outlaw – one whose fixed individuality ...

Elvis Costello: Punch The Clock

Review by Penny Valentine, City Limits, September 1983

"They put the numb into number — the cut into cutie — the slum into slumber — the boot into beauty." ...

Prefab Sprout: Sproutspout

Report and Interview by Mark Cooper, City Limits, 19 July 1985

Can a group that conjure up ugly buildings and vegetables conquer the world? Do they want to? MARK COOPER meets the makers of Steve McQueen. ...

Burning Spear: Redemption Song

Interview by Mark Cooper, City Limits, 19 March 1987

"Music for your children and my children and their children" is how Burning Spear looks at his 15 years in reggae. In Europe and America ...

Tracy Chapman: She’s Gotta Ticket: Tracy Chapman

Interview by Lucy O'Brien, City Limits, 5 May 1988

TRACY CHAPMAN is fresh, focused – and making her points with hard – hitting folk. Lucy O’Brien talked to a new kind of star. ...

Sonic Youth: Underground Rhapsody: Sonic Youth

Profile and Interview by Mark Sinker, City Limits, 30 August 1990

I GET BACK to Bay Ridge just after midnight, to find the guys in the house watching Sonic Youth on Night Music in the room ...

Galaxie 500: Roxymorons

Interview by Mark Sinker, City Limits, 15 November 1990

THEIR FIRST champions over here told Galaxie 500 that the fabulous clammy whine of their music (electric, but only just) was the sound of the ...

Genesis P-Orridge, Psychic TV: Psychic TV: In Thee Oblique Midwinter

Interview by Mark Sinker, City Limits, 20 December 1990

JUST LIKE a dilemma, present-day Paganism has two horns: the old lore and its new form. Except it isn't always entirely clear whether those horns ...

Ronnie Spector: Be My Baby

Review by Barney Hoskyns, City Limits, February 1991

Be My Baby: Ronnie Spector with Vince Waldron ...

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