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The Jam: Jam: Maximum New Wave

Report and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 5 March 1977

PEOPLE TRY TO put us down just because we sound like The Who. ...

Spandau Ballet: Shout To The Top

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 ...

Gene

Interview by Elaine Cusack, Guitar, February 1995

JUST WHO do Gene think they are? Appearing out of nowhere last spring, the London-based quartet produced three highly contagious singles, had journalists fawning all ...

The Jam: Dies' Ist Der Modernische Welt

Interview by Danny Baker, NME, 17 March 1979

AND IN THE beginning there was darkness. Then, it has been written, the Mood formed the Pistols, Clash, Damned, Stranglers, Vibrators and the Jam and ...

The Chemical Brothers, Death In Vegas: The Chemical Brothers, Death In Vegas: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Paul Moody, NME, 19 April 1994

"E'S, COKE, anything you want..." Yeah, you gotta admit it: Brixton knows how to party. No sooner have you navigated your way around the slurring ...

The BRIT Awards

Comment by Paul Morley, The Observer, 13 February 2011

THE VOTING ACADEMY for this year's Brit awards is made up of 1,000 specially invited members from across the UK music industry: music critics, music ...

Muse: Royal Albert Hall, London ****

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Q, June 2008

Euphoric fundraiser. Big organ included. ...

Nips, The (aka The Nipple Erectors): The Nips: Ain't That a Shane?

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, 2 February 1980

"ROCK 'N' ROLL is just a load of boring old rubbish. The people who play it think it's so fucking important and it's not. it ...

Ramones, The: Gabba Gabba Hey: 25 Songs Mentioning Da Brudders Ramone

Guide by Alex Ogg, Rock's Backpages, May 2010

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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 ...

Farewell, Smash 'Makes Mash' Hits

Obituary by Pete Paphides, The Times, 3 February 2006

Paying tribute to the mag that had its finger on the pulse, but now has no pulse at all ...

Oasis: First Union Center, Philadelphia

Live Review by Lucy O'Brien, Q, February 2000

Oasis's American concerts provided tantalising glimpses of their sprightlier, less bald new direction. Lucy O’Brien was there. ...

McAlmont & Butler, Edwyn Collins: Hanover Grand, London

Live Review by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 20 May 1995

THE LEGACY of the ampersand in rock is, frankly, mixed. For every Lennon & McCartney you can bank on the lurking presence of a Foster ...

Steve Marriott: The Mod That Time Forgot

Retrospective by Robert Sandall, Daily Telegraph, 16 February 2006

Steve Marriott kick-started a uniquely British style of rock. Robert Sandall remembers an unsung hero. ...

Who, The: Quadrophenia (Dir. Franc Roddam, The Who Films Ltd)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Dave DiMartino, Creem, March 1980

Quadrophenia: Pass Those Purple Hearts ...

Massive Attack: Mezzanine

Review by Rob Chapman, MOJO, May 1998

Eagerly-anticipated follow-up to 1994’s Protection, 64 minutes of guitar-driven downbeats, featuring the toppermost tonsils of Horace Andy and the angelic ambience of Liz Fraser on ...

Boomtown Rats, Rolling Stones, The, Shed Seven: It's an ugly business

Comment by Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 21 June 1998

Pop rant: Why do male rock stars have faces like bags of spanners? ...

Linton Kwesi Johnson: Forces Of Victory (Island ILPS 9566)*****

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 24 March 1979

Stricker ishion (Roughly translated, some of the finest reggae ever made in England) ...

Island Records: A History of Cool

Report by David Sinclair, The Times, 30 May 2009

From Nick Drake and Roxy Music to Mika and McFly – David Sinclair charts 50 years of Island Records. ...

Tim Hardin: Remembering the lost genius of his music

Retrospective by Graeme Thomson, Daily Telegraph, 18 January 2013

BOB DYLAN once called him "the greatest songwriter alive" and Joe Strummer regarded him as a "lost genius of music". Yet when Tim Hardin died ...


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