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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 ...

Scritti Politti: The Politics of Green Land

Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 6 July 1985

Adam Sweeting meets Scritti Politti's radical singer-songwriter ...

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 ...

Terry Callier

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 30 October 2012

FROM HIS BEGINNINGS in jazz, folk and soul music onwards, the singer and guitarist Terry Callier, who has died aged 67 after suffering from throat ...

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. ...

Giant Sand: Blurry Blue Mountain

Review and Interview by Rob Hughes, Uncut, December 2010

25 years on, Howe Gelb's band are still a vital force. ...

BIlly Bragg: Best Of Billy Bragg at the BBC, 1983 -2019

Review by Tony Burke, Morning Star, 24 October 2019

The radical pedigree of Billy Bragg's latest compilation release shows why he's in danger of becoming a national treasure, says Tony Burke. ...

Jam, The: The Jam: Sound Affects Deluxe Edition (Universal)

Review by David Quantick, Uncut, December 2010

1980: THE JAM are at their creative and commercial peak, after the career-saving All Mod Cons album and the brilliant 'Eton Rifles' and 'Going Underground' ...

Everything But The Girl, Style Council, The, Wham!, Working Week: Wham!, Style Council et al: Miners' Benefit Finale, Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 22 September 1984

SLAG! ...

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 ...

Everything But The Girl: We Want To Be Togethurr…

Interview by David Quantick, Q, July 1996

LUXEMBOURG IS not, it may be safely said, the most exciting country in the world. Even the national anthem is reduced to banging on about ...

The Style Council: Two's Company

Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 1 March 1984

But three's just that little bit cosier. Neil Tennant has a tête-à-tête-à-tête with The Style Council. ...


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