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UK Subs: The Masters Of Pure Pogomatic Power Pound On (Part 86).

Report and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 7 June 1980

NO DISRESPECT to Dave 'half-a-shandy' McCullough but, myself, I get no pleasure from records that sound like tin baths falling down coal chutes. Witless soul ...

Punk: I Fought The Biz And The Biz Won (How We Got Here From There)

Overview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 1 February 1986

PUNK: IT MADE OUR DAY...It's been ten bleak winters since...well, we look back in hunger at the years youth reclaimed rock and for a while ...

The Bluebells: Everybody's Somebody's Bluebell

Profile and Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, 12 June 1982

MATTERS FINALLY came to a head after the show that night. In the cramped dressing room, Ken McCluskey, the Bluebells' harmonica player, picked up a ...

The Jam: Invasion of the Riff Snatchers

Report and Interview by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, 28 April 1979

Can a bunch of ordinary guys repeat the British Invasion? IAN BIRCH watches the Jam take on America. ...

UK Subs: Subsistence Level

Report and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 7 June 1980

NO DISRESPECT to Dave 'half-a-shandy' McCullough but, myself, I get no pleasure from records that sound like tin baths falling down coal chutes. Witless soul ...

The Cardigans, David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins: David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cardigans: The White Room

Report and Interview by Lucy O'Brien, Q, March 1996

"THE BEST THING was when we had Tora Tora, or The Artist Formerly Known As Prince," says Chris Cowey, the noticeably effusive producer of The ...

The Jam: Rising Sons

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, May 1980

HAS IT really been three years since the Jam made its first live appearance in America? Since three teenagers in matching suits and skinny ties ...

The Business: Minding Their Own

Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 27 February 1982

'The winter of discontent is nearing/Thatcher's got trouble with her hearing/The voices of millions are going unheard/I'd try to laugh if it wasn't so absurd/This ...

The Electrified Journalist

Essay by Mark Mordue, markmordue.com, 5 May 2008

WHEN I THINK ABOUT rock 'n' roll and my life trying to write about it, my trying to get inside rock 'n' roll through words ...

The Redskins: Keeping On And On

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 11 February 1984

Adam Sweeting weathers a storm of political invective from THE REDSKINS ...

Terry Callier: An Interview

Interview by Angus Batey, The Times, April 2002

IT'S JUST another rainy night in April, and the Green Mill, a bar on Chicago's north side, is hosting its regular Monday resident. Opening with ...

From Mod to Emo: Why Pop Tribes Are Still Making a Scene

Overview by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 25 February 2010

Like-minded music fans have been herding together for half a century — but are die-hard pop tribes now a thing of the past? Do today's ...

Bob Geldof: Radio Argh! Argh!

Report by Adrian Deevoy, Q, May 1999

In summer 1998, and to a chorus of indie-kid disapproval, Capital Radio took over London station XFM and, preposterously, put Bob Geldof in the drive-time ...

Motorhead: Don't Lemmy Be Misunderstood

Interview by Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, 2 February 1991

Where would today's corpse-violating moshing madmen be without grebo gurus MOTORHEAD? Where indeed, cackles decent, fun-loving working class Tory and all-round smart geezer Lemmy and ...

Later vs CD:UK Soundclash!

Report and Interview by David Quantick, Q, May 2000

Pop on telly: sounds foolproof doesn't it? So why — from Gas Tank to the gopping Jo Whiley Show — is it invariably cocked up? ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...


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