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The Who: Pete Townshend

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, April 1978

KAREN TOWNSHEND answers the door wearing a puzzled look. "Hello. I'm here to see Pete. We've got an interview scheduled for ten o'clock." The puzzled ...

The Jam: A Mod At 20

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 20 January 1979

Hope I die before I get old? The Jam's Paul Weller knows he can't write teenage anthems any more. HARRY DOHERTY sympathises. ...

The Who Sell In

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 27 January 1979

ARE THE WHO haunted by ghosts? Is the spectral figure of Tommy now joined by the cackling spirit of Keith Moon? ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

The Jam: Riding Waves And Setting Standards

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, 6 March 1980

WHEN I met Paul Weller I saw red. His shirt, his trousers, his pullover, his shoes – and I daresay his St. Michael Y-fronts – ...

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 ...

Beat, The: The Beat: Off The Beaten Track

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 7 June 1980

Dave McCullough suddenly discovers unexpected subtleties, lurking within 'the tatty tinkle of rude boy muzak'. And not because he's just found out that the Beat ...

Peter Gabriel: Mr. Clean: Peter Gabriel

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 14 June 1980

PETER GABRIEL was a little flustered. He is both a well-mannered and considerate man. He doesn't like to keep you waiting and possibly give the ...

The Jam, Or, How To Not Break In America (Because You Don't Want To)

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Creem, March 1981

ON A DAMP, dank Sunday lunchtime the three pasty-faced, unhealthy-looking members of the Jam sit in an uncomfortably functional room in a nondescript London hotel ...

Boomtown Rats: Bob Geldof, Frank Sinatra Not Linked

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, May 1981

"I THOUGHT THE last album, where we thought we did something musically in a different direction, stood up," says Boom-town Rat Johnny Fingers. He's talking ...

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 ...

Haircut 100: Favourite Cuts and Pelican Shirts

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, 20 March 1982

HAIRCUT ONE HUNDRED suffer white line fever. Paulo Hewitt pops the questions. ...

The Jam, Paul Weller: The Paul Weller Interview

Interview by Chris Salewicz, The Face, May 1982

AS PAUL WELLER says, in the mid-1960s the original spirit of Mod implanted itself into the soul of young Britain with a self-nurturing, almost religious ...

Pete Townshend: The Unimportance Of Being Townshend

Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 12 March 1983

BEFORE I begin my latest erratic arrangement I must state my position, of which I'm certain. I have never thought that if Peter Townshend cut ...

Haircut 100, Nick Heyward: Back To Square One: Nick Heyward

Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 31 March 1983

"IS IT REALLY worth talking about?" Ask Nick Heyward what he's been up to in the six months since the release of ‘Nobody's Fool’, the ...

Style Council, The: The Style Council: The State of the Nation's dress by Paul Weller

Interview by Lesley White, The Face, April 1983

"I SUPPOSE PEOPLE find it difficult to penetrate me," offers the pale young man in the white mac, "they're not sure whether I'm really deep ...

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 ...

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