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The Jam: Boy Wonders Make The BIG STEP

Report and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 25 June 1977

PHEW. THAT was a close one! For a moment there I thought the Jam were going to blow it completely. ...

Wembley Arenaversary: A Legendary Venue Turns 50

Report and Interview by Johnny Black, Audience, March 2009

FIFTY YEARS AGO, in March, 1959, Petula Clark, Lonnie Donegan and rising young songstrel Shirley Bassey appeared in the Record Star Show, the first live ...

Oasis: Put It Next To The Other Three

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1998

What a shoddy old year it's been for Oasis. Only six million copies of Be Here Now shifted. Only voted The Best Act In The ...

Jesus & Mary Chain, The: The Jesus And Mary Chain: Unchained Melody

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 ...

Blur: Who needs a used Merc, anyway?

Interview by Max Bell, Vox, November 1994

Mr Cholmondley-Warner may not have rated Blur good enough for the Mercury Music Prize, but Damon Albarn isn't losing sleep over it — hit singles, ...

Robert Wyatt: Diving for Pearls

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 4 June 1983

Adam Sweeting talks to ROBERT WYATT about shipbuilding, pop music, the Eurovision song contest, and revolutionary ideologies. ...

Shed Seven: The Great White Shack Hunt

Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 9 May 1998

So you thought SHED SEVEN were boring? Hah! Well that was before the band's first ever interesting interview. Hold on to your seats, you're in ...

Revolution Rock

Essay by Stephen Dalton, Vox, June 1993

Ever since Woody Guthrie scratched "This Guitar Kills Fascists" on his six-string, musicians have exploited rock's confrontational possibilities, from anti-racism to sexual revolution, in a ...

Primal Scream: "I Am A Drug Addict"

Profile and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Select, February 2000

Primal Scream are off the smack (but not the speed, coke and E) and on a mission – kill Sporty Spice, kick the shit out ...

Robert Wyatt: Nothing Can Stop Robert Wyatt: An Interview

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, March 1999

THE DAY before I drive up to Lincolnshire to interview Robert Wyatt, there is a march through the streets of Santiago - a procession of ...

Bow Wow Wow

Interview by Jon Savage, The Face, October 1980

Pop, that disposable distraction, is mostly about transience: it’s the order of the perpetual child, the moment! Not that those last long these days. Most ...

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

Profile and Interview by Ben Thompson, Independent on Sunday, 1995

THE LEAP of faith required to enunciate the unappetising name of this mighty Pembrokeshire quintet – plain, pronounceable old Gorky's to their legion of devoted ...

Massive Attack Take A Stand

Interview by Stephen Dalton, The Scotsman, February 2003

3D talks to Stephen Dalton about war, melancholia and the duo's new 100th Window. ...

The Farm: The Dark Side Of The Mersey: Retro-Rock Scallies

Report and Interview by John McCready, The Face, 1988

A HIPPIE IS chased down a darkened street by a group of 16 year-old Casuals. In most parts of Britain, what follows is likely to ...

Peter Gabriel: Mr. Clean: Peter Gabriel

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 14 June 1980

PETER GABRIEL was a little flustered. He is both a well-mannered and considerate man. He doesn't like to keep you waiting and possibly give the ...

The Clash on Broadway

Retrospective by Chris Salewicz, MOJO, August 1994

IF THERE WAS ONE PIVOTAL EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE Clash's assault on the USA it was the season of 17 shows they played ...

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 ...

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 ...

Level 42: Level Best

Interview by Mark Sinker, NME, 7 March 1987

"I pre-empted the Doctor Martens thing, you know." ...

Scritti Politti: The Green Manifesto

Interview by David Toop, The Face, 1988

The only pop artist who can incorporate Miles Davis and Jacques Derrida into the same repertoire, Green Gartside is still pondering the "the undecideability of ...


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