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Kajagoogoo: The Sound Of The Crowd: The Kajagoogoo Tour

Report and Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 26 May 1983

Shrieks, squeals, gasps, wails...It gets even louder when the band actually come on stage. The Kajagoogoo tour is not an experience easily forgotten. Neil Tennant ...

The Who: The Mod Revival, Yes…

Live Review by Mark Williams, Melody Maker, 12 May 1979

The Who: Rainbow, London ...

Was (Not Was): Disco Infernal

Interview by Mark Sinker, NME, 30 April 1988

WHIPPED CREAM ON A BARBED WIRE PIE ...

Morrissey, The Smiths: Not the Jones: Morrissey

Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, June 1984

AMERICA MAY HAVE been charmed by Boy George, but it's more difficult to imagine it embracing the Smiths and their poetic singer/writer Morrissey, the U.K.'s ...

Sigur Ros: Iceland's Magical Visionaries

Interview by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 8 January 2000

ASK PARENTS on Iceland's northernmost shore, and they'll say the kids are alright when Sigur Ros arrive. Their trademark mix of gently persuasive confidence, humble ...

Robert Wyatt: The Quiet Dream of Robert Wyatt

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 16 January 1998

A radical thinker composes for the imaginative mind ...

Blur: Parklife

Review by Stuart Maconie, Q, June 1994

TO USE the vernacular of our friends in the American therapy industry, today's music business is not "a nurturing environment". One might use the expression ...

Sniffin' Glue: A fanzine that epitomized punk

Retrospective and Interview by Peter Silverton, The Independent, 10 May 2016

It's UK punk's 40th anniversary year – sort of – and among the work being celebrated is Sniffin' Glue, the photocopied publication that embodied the ...

Midlake get set to take Glastonbury

Interview by Pete Paphides, The Times, 18 June 2010

MIDLAKE'S TIM SMITH is hunched over the small sink beside his Bristol dressing room. Possibly because an overnight trip from Belgium has left him bereft ...

Belle And Sebastian, Alice Cooper, Grateful Dead, Jam, The: Slaves to the rhythm: What the non-frontmen have to say

Book Review by James Medd, New Statesman, 18 June 2015

That's Entertainment: My Life in the Jam Rick Buckler Omnibus Press, 384pp, £14.95 Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams and Drugs with the Grateful Dead Bill ...

Radiohead, Suede: The British Aren't Coming

Report by David Sinclair, Rolling Stone, 9 March 1995

IS THE NEWEST WAVE FROM THE U.K. A WASHOUT? ...

Saint Etienne: Lives Of The Saints (And Their Kids)

Interview by Pete Paphides, The Times, 3 June 2005

Saint Etienne have produced a concept album and a set of children's songs. But they aren't Yes ...

Nips, The (aka The Nipple Erectors): The Nips: Death To Art Rock!

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 19 May 1979

DAVE McCULLOUGH GETS HIP TO THE NIPS ...

Specials, The, Jam, The, Ian Dury, Terry Farley, Gregory Isaacs, Natalie Cole: Top 10 interviews

Memoir by Paul Wellings, Louder Than War, June 2021

10. Terry Farley, Superstar House DJ Terry was my Editor at Boys Own fanzine. He was a country bumpkin from Royal Berkshire but he had ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...


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