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Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 31 January 1985
When they started out, at the dawn of the '80s, Spandau Ballet were determined "to do something different". They said they'd never end up like ...
Interview by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 25 May 1985
In his first major interview since quitting pop stardom with Bronski Beat, Jimmy Somerville talks candidly to Paolo Hewitt about the political dilemmas success brings, ...
Review by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 25 May 1985
Shopping spree ...
Billy Bragg, Ian Dury, Echo & The Bunnymen, Green On Red, Men They Couldn’t Hang, The, Poison Girls, Style Council, The: Echo & The Bunnymen, Ian Dury et al: Glastonbury CND Festival, Pilton, Somerset
Live Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, 29 June 1985
"JESUS WEPT," from St Mark's Gospel is, I'm assured, the shortest verse in The Bible. That his Divinity did so over this event when 40,000 people decamped ...
Live Review by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 3 July 1985
MUD: IT'S what you get if 40,000 people tramp around a small farm for 48 hours in almost constant rain. A lot of mud. By ...
Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 6 July 1985
Adam Sweeting meets Scritti Politti's radical singer-songwriter ...
Report by Various Writers, Smash Hits, 17 July 1985
LAST DECEMBER when Bob Geldof and Midge Ure assembled a choir of extremely famous pop stars to record a song in aid of starving Ethiopians, ...
Interview by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 17 July 1985
* They think Live Aid is sickening* They reckon the Queen must feel a complete wally"* They want to bring down "post-war consumer capitalism"* They're ...
Review by Rob Tannenbaum, Musician, September 1985
LEADING THE Jam, Paul Weller was usually eloquent about the ineloquence of youth. Now he's an adult, and he's learned all about monetarism (it's bad) ...
Interview by Don Watson, NME, 14 September 1985
Fourth single and an LP coming up? Surely THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN aren't becoming veterans? DON WATSON chronicles the rise of the best bit ...
Overview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, January 1986
TO PUT EVERYTHING INTO PERSPECTIVE, AS TO WHERE THE ORIGINALS FROM '76 HAVE GONE; BE IT A WAYSIDE DITCH OR A MAJOR RECORD COMPANY WATER ...
Interview by Chris Heath, Smash Hits, 1 January 1986
1985 was quite a year for Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal. They had a number one single and album in America and massive hits just ...
Interview by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 11 January 1986
With last year's album Low-life, NEW ORDER finally laid the ghost of Joy Division and emerged as one of this nation's saving graces with a ...
Interview by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 18 January 1986
Can RED WEDGE kick new life into old Labour? Will our lovable lefty pop heroes transform Kinnock's party into a stylish outfit prepared for government? ...
Overview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 1 February 1986
PUNK: IT MADE OUR DAY...It's been ten bleak winters since...well, we look back in hunger at the years youth reclaimed rock and for a while ...
Report and Interview by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 12 February 1986
"It's no good just complaining in your beer about things — you've got to come out and say it..." So says Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp. ...
Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 22 February 1986
In the frozen musical wastes of '86, Claudia Brucken-Morley thinks of PROPAGANDA as "being a life long thing". CHRIS ROBERTS is thinking more along the ...
Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Creem, March 1986
TWO YEARS AFTER the final agonizing bust-up of the Who Roger Daltrey can no longer stand premature rock burial. Daltrey never wanted the group to ...
Live Review by Len Brown, NME, 15 March 1986
A WORKING-CLASS hero is something to be; it gets more difficult by the day. Under a Government that puts Profit and Progress before People (don't ...
Special Feature by Adam Sweeting, Brian Case, Melody Maker, 22 March 1986
AT LONG last, it's almost here. Poor old JULIEN TEMPLE has been working on his movie of Colin MacInnes' novel Absolute Beginners apparently since the ...
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