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Paul Weller: The Don: Paul Weller

Profile and Interview by Chris Ingham, MOJO, April 2000

He’s been assailed by business bosses, punk rivals and ex-bandmates. Now, with a landmark fifth album in the can. Paul Weller shows Chris ...

Oasis: Liam Gallagher

Interview by Carol Clerk, Uncut, April 2000

THE LOCATION IS LONDON'S flashy Landmark Hotel, a place where palm trees loom over drinkers in the lobby and there's a better class of toiletry ...

Later vs CD:UK Soundclash!

Report and Interview by David Quantick, Q, May 2000

Pop on telly: sounds foolproof doesn't it? So why — from Gas Tank to the gopping Jo Whiley Show — is it invariably cocked up? ...

The Sex Pistols: Anarchy In The UK

Retrospective and Interview by Gavin Martin, Uncut, June 2000

THE EARLY SEVENTIES have been a golden age for the homegrown British pop single. The pan-stick and yob fraternity, which includes T-Rex, Sweet, Slade, Mott ...

Graham Coxon: The Blur Switch Project

Profile and Interview by Pat Long, Select, July 2000

No more teen adulation for Blur's guitarist. On his new solo LP, Graham Coxon is going underground. ...

Sniffin' Glue: The Essential Punk Accessory

Retrospective and Interview by Jon Savage, MOJO, August 2000

WHEN THE FIRST Ramones album appeared in London, during the spring of 1976, it changed everything: not only the tempo and the look of rock, ...

Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, Kathryn Williams: Sandals Out, Piercing In: The New Folk Sirens

Overview by Lucy O'Brien, The Guardian, 24 August 2000

LIVERPUDLIAN ARTIST Kathryn Williams is among the nominees for this year’s Mercury music prize – and hotly tipped to win. Last year Kate Rusby was ...

Paul Weller, The Style Council: The Style Council

Retrospective by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, October 2000

WELLER'S cappuccino-drinking years ...

Eliza Carthy: Manchester University

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Guardian Unlimited, 11 November 2000

Eliza Carthy goes pop ...

The Chemical Brothers: Right About Now . . . The Funk Soul Brothers!

Retrospective by Joel McIver, Record Collector, Spring 2000

THINK YOU KNOW about dance music? OK then, answer this question: which of the Chemical Brothers is Tom and which is Ed? Despite the fact ...

Kirsty MacColl

Profile and Interview by Caitlin Moran, The Times, Spring 2000

One of our finest singers is also one of our finest writers, and has been for all of 21 years. Caitlin Moran meets the never ...

Happy to be a Part of the Industry of Human Happiness: The Trans-Continental Beat of the 1960s

Sleevenotes by Alec Palao, Nuggets II (Rhino Records), 2001

SO, AS WE’RE FREQUENTLY TOLD, the world has now shrunk to the size of a soccer ball. The internet has eliminated traditional terrestrial boundaries of ...

Communards, The: The Communards

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Richard Coles, b. 23 June 1962, Northampton, England; Jimmy Somerville, b. 22 June 1961, Glasgow, Scotland ...

Robert Wyatt: A-Shleep at the Wheel: Robert Wyatt

Book Excerpt by Ben Thompson, 'Ways of Hearing', 2001

ROBERT WYATT lives on an isolated estuary in the misty North-East of England, where he sometimes likes to sit in quiet contemplation with his wife ...

Alternative TV: The iJamming! Chat: Mark Perry

Interview by Tony Fletcher, iJamming.net, January 2001

AS THE FIRST sentence of my mission statement makes clear, Mark Perry was a major factor in my deciding to write about music – though, ...

Hanoi Rocks: A History

Sleevenotes by Ian Fortnam, Castle Music, March 2001

PART THE FIRST: BANGKOK SHOCKS, SAIGON SHAKES, HANOI ROCKS ...

The Beatles: Ian MacDonald: Revolution In the Head - The Beatles' Records And The Sixties (1994, revised 1995, Pimlico)

Review and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, April 2001

IAN MACDONALD, now 52, was enraptured by The Beatles as a teenager, then generally disappointed by pop music from 1980 onwards. His attempt "to bring ...

Big Star, Posies, Arnold: Mean Fiddler, London

Live Review by Josh Rinkoff, Rock's Backpages, 25 August 2001

A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE told me about an amazing group called Big Star. He said I should go out and buy a copy of ...

Madness: Mad About The Boys?

Retrospective and Interview by Joel McIver, Record Collector, Summer 2001

North London ska legends Madness ruled the world for a decade. Now they're back with a new album. Joel Mciver speaks to the original nutty ...

Paul Weller: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, February 2002

HE COMES on jaunty, with a skip in his step, looking cool, refreshed, dapper, an upbeat northern soul soundtrack still ringing round the hall. He ...


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