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Aztec Camera: The Outsider Comes In

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, The Face, December 1983

This has been the year of RODDY FRAME. The leader of Aztec Camera, his songs have delighted critics with their complex, resonant lyrics allied to ...

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci: Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

Interview by Ben Thompson, The Face, June 1997

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci (gaw'kes zy'gotik mung'ki), n. pl. (1) Young art-rockers from Wales. (2) Makers of four albums of well-wrought psychedelic pop. (3) Also called: ...

Ten Years Of Eden

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Music Week, June 2011

ANYONE LOOKING for a dream come true probably wouldn't start in a hole in the ground in the remote hinterland of Cornwall. Nevertheless, that's what ...

Dr. Feelgood: Dr Feelgood: Oil City Rockers

Retrospective and Interview by Nick Hasted, Uncut, October 2009

A fierce, gritty riposte to early-'7Os excess, Dr Feelgood weren't just trailblazers for punk but, fleetingly, the biggest band in England. With a new Julien ...

Culture Club: Readers' Q&A

Interview by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, 12 May 1983

You sent them. We opened them and sorted out the best. The mail sacks were ferried round to the band's London hotel. Dave Rimmer did ...

Smiley Culture: Word Party, Y'all

Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 22 November 1986

Rabbit on, SMILEY CULTURE! STEVEN WELLS ties tongues wiv the mouf movin' fast frew the language barriers. ...

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. ...

Brother To Brother: In The Bottle – The Complete Album Collection

Sleevenotes by Bob Fisher, unpublished, March 2015

IF THE GROUP, Brother to Brother is remembered for anything, it's their hit interpretation of Gil Scott-Heron's classic 'The Bottle'. The song was written as ...

Adam & The Ants: Ants Out Of Bondage

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, 12 January 1980

In which Adam and the Ants reconcile their apparent predilection for S/M with their desire to succeed as musicians without grovelling. PAULO HEWITT passes judgement. ...

Tinariwen: Aman: Water Is Life

Review and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, February 2007

WHEN THEY FIRST formed in the Libyan guerilla camps of the late ‘70s, Tinariwen referred to their music simply as "guitar". And no wonder. Electric ...

Arab Strap, David Holmes, Dawn of the Replicants: David Holmes, Arab Strap, Dawn of the Replicants: Twelve-Inch Angry Men

Report and Interview by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 10 January 1998

It's Sunday night and DAVD HOLMES, ARAB STRAP'S AIDAN MOFFAT and DAWN OF THE REPLICANTS' PAUL VICKERS are in a Brixton pub getting trousered and ...

The Clash: Joe Strummer Answers The Call-Up

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, 13 December 1980

WORKING ON THE theory that if you give him enough rope he'll either hang or save himself, the following pages are left basically for the ...

Dr. John: The Return Of The Native: A Conversation With Dr John, The Night Tripper

Interview by Joss Hutton, Bucketful of Brains, 1998

NEW ORLEANS-bred musician Mac Rebennack, better known as Dr John, has seen a lot hair-curling sights during his forty year career on the fringes. ...

Menswear: 'We're Bringing Back the Generation Gap'

Interview by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 14 October 1995

Oh, how they laughed when MM plucked MENSWE@R out of obscurity and put them on the cover in February. The laughter stopped when the Swe@r ...

New Order: Shaming The Nation

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 ...

Bow Wow Wow, Osmonds, The, Musical Youth, Eater, Helen Shapiro, Lena Zavaroni, Partridge Family, The: Child Stars: We Blame The Parents!

Report by Martin Aston, Q, August 1994

Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington. Better still, burn that Opportunity Knocks application form. Today's child stars are tomorrow's drug addicts, depressives, ...

ABC: The Power of the Imagination

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 25 December 1982

MARTIN FRY, a shy but conspicuous grammar school boy from Bramall, Stockport, shuffles into the bookshop where I sell second hand records. He buys the ...

David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Working Week: Absolute Beginners

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 ...

The Third Invasion: Britpop Strikes!

Overview by Barney Hoskyns, Musician, July 1996

"Oasis must die. Do not buy Oasis records. They will come to rape and pillage our women and invade America."(Courtney Love on the Net, early ...

Def Leppard: Loadsamoney!!

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, May 1988

They talk in units of a million. They plan tours like military invasions. They know the rules, Def Leppard: it takes craft, hard graft, spectacle ...


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