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The Jam: Jam Springs Eternal

Report and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 17 December 1977

DOWN IN WOKING at three o'clock in the afternoon the Modern World seems miles away. Outside it's icy cold, but in number 44, with the ...

The Jam: All Mod Cons

Review by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, February 1979

IT HAS TAKEN the Jam merely three albums to go from a young band with a lot of energy and a love for mod-era rock'n'roll ...

The Jam: Brighton Centre, Brighton

Live Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 2 October 1982

I WASN'T exactly willing to be converted but I was willing to be entertained. ...

Paul Weller, The Style Council: The Style Council: The Complete Adventures Of The Style Council

Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, November 1998

FIVE-CD overview of Paul Weller's "Cappuccino" years. ...

Billy Bragg, Junior Giscombe, Spandau Ballet, Style Council, The: Red Wedge

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. ...

Style Council, The: The Style Council: Our Favourite Shop (Polydor)

Review by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 25 May 1985

Shopping spree ...

Billy Bragg: Captain’s Cabin, London

Live Review by Mary Harron, The Guardian, 1983

PLACING a heavy burden on a small but genuine talent, Billy Bragg has been hailed as the next big thing. ...

Jam, The: The Jam: In The City (Polydor 2382 447)

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, 1977

ANYONE WHO has paid any attention at all the last three years knows that I (and almost everyone else around this tiny office) rate the ...

Jam, The: The Jam: Setting Sons (Polydor PD-1-6249)

Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 24 February 1980

JAM GETS ITS OWN FLAVOR ...

Jonathan King: "I Think About 90% of the Public Really Hate Me — and I Don't Like Them"

Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 14 April 1983

There you have it — the Jonathan King philosophy. So far it's got him loads of hit records, a slot on Top Of The Pops ...

The Small Faces: Ogden's Nut Gone Flake; The Small Faces & The Autumn Stone

Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, June 1997

CHECK OUT how many column inches The Small Faces warrant in rock encyclopaedias, compared to the space given to the likes of The Kinks or ...

Love: The Forever Changes Concert

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, December 2003

FOREVER CHANGES is one of those "classic" albums that should have dated but miraculously hasn't. Heavy-handedly paranoid, the product of a strange rock/soul miscegenation, quaintly ...

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 ...

Nick Drake: Robert Kirby, 1948-2009

Obituary by David Hepworth, The Word, December 2009

THE SPARSENESS of the three albums Nick Drake released in his lifetime are part of their enduring appeal. On two of those albums, string arrangements ...

Hard-Fi: Once Upon A Time In The West

Review by Paul Moody, Uncut, October 2009

The Sound Of The Suburbs: Leone-Inspired Second Album From Staines Asbo Rockers. ...

Billy Bragg, Style Council, The, Questions, The: The Style Council, the Questions, Billy Bragg: Dominion Theatre, London

Live Review by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 29 March 1984

OUTSIDE, COPIES of Socialist Youth are on sale and touts are trying to buy tickets because they can resell them for twenty quid to those ...

James: Gold Mother (Fontana)

Review by Jon Wilde, Melody Maker, 9 June 1990

FOOL'S GOLD ...

Eliza Carthy: Manchester University

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

Eliza Carthy goes pop ...

Bill Fay: Life Is People

Review by Martin Aston, bbc.co.uk, August 2012

The stunning return of a prodigal son you never knew existed ...

The Jam: This Is The Modern World

Review by Mick Farren, NME, 5 November 1977

SO THIS is the modern world. I'm glad they told me. For an instant I'd thought I'd been transported back to 1965. Flashback on flashback ...


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