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The Jam: This Is The Modern World

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, April 1978

QUICKIE QUIZ – The Jam is a throwback band that most closely resembles one of the following: (a) 3 Dog Night (b) The Who (c) ...

Pete Townshend: Cooltalkingsmoothtalkingstraightsmokingfirestoking (Atlantic)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, June 1996

DEAR DEAR PETE, ROCK'S leading luvvie: it's been so temptingly easy to take the piss out of him for his earnestness, his artistic ambition and ...

Mod: The Essential Albums

Guide by Paul Gorman, MOJO, May 2004

MOD'S FASTIDIOUS nature dictates that the path between purism and pedantry is oft-trod. Were the Birds arty r&b enthusiasts, more allied to the scruffy Stones ...

The Jam, Or, How To Not Break In America (Because You Don't Want To)

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Creem, March 1981

ON A DAMP, dank Sunday lunchtime the three pasty-faced, unhealthy-looking members of the Jam sit in an uncomfortably functional room in a nondescript London hotel ...

The Jam: Sound Affects (Polydor)

Review by Don Snowden, New York Rocker, March 1981

SOUND AFFECTS finds the Jam stretching out, once again successfully staying off the (seemingly) inherent limitations of a three-piece lineup. ...

Robert Wyatt: EPs

Review by Stephen Dalton, NME, 20 February 1999

ROBERT WYATT has been a ghostly presence in progressive British pop for the last 30 years. ...

Jam, The: The Jam: The Channel, Boston

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 1 June 1981

Still Charging Hard On The Punk Rock Line ...

Jam, The, Records, The: The Jam, The Records: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Rick O'Shea, Pop Star Weekly, 17 May 1979

We want Jam! ...

Nick Drake: Tortured Artist: Nick Drake: The Biography by Patrick Humphries (Bloomsbury) ***

Book Review by Mark Cooper, Q, January 1998

Nick Drake: still an enigma after all these years ...

Arctic Monkeys: Magna Centre, Rotherham

Live Review by Pete Paphides, The Times, 24 April 2006

SPEND AN hour in the company of Britain's hottest young band and an inescapable irony heaves into view. How is it that a frontman with ...

Jam, The: The Jam: All Mod Cons (Polydor)

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 17 May 1979

FOR TWO albums, the Jam made leader Paul Weller's obsession with Pete Townshend and the early Who stand up as an acceptable substitute for personal ...

Enemy, The: The Enemy: Music For The People

Review by Paul Moody, Q, May 2009

The Coventry trio face the classic second-album conundrum — play it safe or stretch themselves. The answer: try and do both. ...

Kate Tempest: The Great Escape festival, Brighton

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 18 May 2015

Kate Tempest stands out proudly in midst of hustling between scattered venues ...

Terry Callier, 1945-2012

Obituary by Lois Wilson, MOJO, January 2013

The inspirational folk-jazz-soul singer songwriter died last month. Lois Wilson salutes him. ...

Oasis: Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, March 2000

Change of producer and change of mood for long-awaited fourth album ...

The Jam: Fair Deal, Brixton, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, NME, 20 March 1982

"See me walking around – I'm the boy about town that you've heard of..." ...

The Jam: In The City

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 14 May 1977

I HEARD the Jam's single 'In The City' on the radio the other day. The bass came roaring up from the mix and through the ...

Queen

Interview by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 26 March 1986

Were they wrong to play in Sun City? Did the cash in on Live Aid with their single 'One Vision'? At last their gracious majesties ...

Jam, The, Fun Boy Three, Special AKA, The: Letter From Britain: Jammed Up, Jelly Tight

Comment by Penny Valentine, Creem, June 1982

Struggle after struggleYear after yearThe atmosphere's a fine blend of ice.I'm almost stone cold deadIn a town called malice.— 'Town Called Malice', the Jam. ...

Billy Bragg, Paul Weller, Tom Robinson Band: Red Wedge

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, March 1996

Only one thing could possibly save us from vicious '80s Conservatism: the assembly of pop pinkos that made up the Labour-supporting Red Wedge organisation. Johnny ...


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