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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 ...

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. ...

Madness by Madness

Interview by Max Bell, No.1, February 1984

IT'S FIVE years and 18 hit singles since Madness first ran riot on Top of the Pops and straight into the nation's hearts. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Microdisney: Microwaves

Interview by Martin Aston, Melody Maker, 12 January 1985

'Some of you (the Freemason pederasts) may be a trifle confused or even annoyed by the packaging and name of this record. For all your ...

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 ...

Communards, The, Bronski Beat: Jimmy Somerville: The Age of Dissent

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 25 May 1985

In his first major interview since quitting pop stardom with Bronski Beat, Jimmy Somerville talks candidly to Paolo Hewitt about the political dilemmas success brings, ...

Tears For Fears: "We're going to weird out like you wouldn't believe!"

Interview by Chris Heath, Smash Hits, 1 January 1986

1985 was quite a year for Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal. They had a number one single and album in America and massive hits just ...

New Order: Shaming The Nation

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 11 January 1986

With last year's album Low-life, NEW ORDER finally laid the ghost of Joy Division and emerged as one of this nation's saving graces with a ...

Billy Bragg: Bill of Rights

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 18 January 1986

Can RED WEDGE kick new life into old Labour? Will our lovable lefty pop heroes transform Kinnock's party into a stylish outfit prepared for government? ...

Propaganda: The Pop Machinery Cranks On

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 22 February 1986

In the frozen musical wastes of '86, Claudia Brucken-Morley thinks of PROPAGANDA as "being a life long thing". CHRIS ROBERTS is thinking more along the ...

Queen

Interview by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 26 March 1986

Were they wrong to play in Sun City? Did the cash in on Live Aid with their single 'One Vision'? At last their gracious majesties ...

Garry Bushell: The Most Evil Man In Pop

Interview by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 10 May 1986

Scourge of the Looney Left, creator of Oi and prime exponent of the dreaded 'Sunspeak', GARRY BUSHELL makes a clean breast of it to Prof ...

George Michael: Mein Whampf!

Interview by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 28 June 1986

"ALTHOUGH I AM honest, I will deal with an interview with the confidence of GEORGE MICHAEL, POP STAR. And the way I deal with people ...

Level 42: Level Best

Interview by Mark Sinker, NME, 7 March 1987

"I pre-empted the Doctor Martens thing, you know." ...

Beastie Boys, The: The Nature of the Beastie Boy

Interview by John Aizlewood, No. 1, 7 March 1987

Mad, bad and dangerous to know, it's THE BEASTIE BOYS! Loud, obnoxious, snotty and very very funny. ...

George Michael: Artist or Airhead?

Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, Musician, January 1988

IS IT TIME TO TAKE WHAM!'S ARCHITECT SERIOUSLY? ...

Was (Not Was): Disco Infernal

Interview by Mark Sinker, NME, 30 April 1988

WHIPPED CREAM ON A BARBED WIRE PIE ...


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