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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 ...

Robert Wyatt: Deep Shleep: Robert Wyatt Gets Personal

Interview by Mac Randall, Boston Phoenix, 20 January 1998

"THE BIG PROBLEM I have with rock and roll is the rock end of it," says Robert Wyatt. "But I love the rolling. I'm into ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jools Holland: These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things

Interview by Terry Staunton, Uncut, December 1998

Fire up the steamroller, jangle the old Joanna, and fall off your chair when Terry-Thomas enters the room. Welcome to the world of JOOLS HOLLAND ...

The Skids: A Loser's Quest For Survival

Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 1 December 1979

"I'm going to lose. It's like admitting defeat before I start. But I'm going to do as much as possible in that period before I ...

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 ...

Chemical Brothers, The: The Chemical Brothers: Chemical Abuse

Interview by Lisa Verrico, Vox, August 1995

Last year, the Chemical Brothers were just a couple of DJs with a legendary reputation for drug taking. Now they're almost as famous as the ...

Jam, The: Talking 'Bout My Generation: The Jam

Interview by David Hepworth, Smash Hits, 6 September 1979

IT'S AUGUST 1979 and this is The Modern World. The Who are back in action for the first time in years, their films are on ...

The Jam, Ocean Colour Scene: Steve Cradock on Jam tribute album Fire and Skill

Interview by Kit Aiken, Uncut, October 1999

KA: What did The Jam mean to you? ...

Gene

Interview by Elaine Cusack, Guitar, February 1995

JUST WHO do Gene think they are? Appearing out of nowhere last spring, the London-based quartet produced three highly contagious singles, had journalists fawning all ...

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 ...

Redskins, The: * William Shaw Sympathises With... The Redskins

Interview by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 17 July 1985

* They think Live Aid is sickening* They reckon the Queen must feel a complete wally"* They want to bring down "post-war consumer capitalism"* They're ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Boy George, Culture Club: Boy George: Boy On Fire

Interview by Lesley White, The Face, December 1984

The friendly but frozen smile of Boy George has been served up, like a cake fresh from the refrigerator, all over the media. It has ...

Super Furry Animals: Power To The Furries! Gruff Rhys Speaks

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, July 2003

Welsh wunderkinder the Super Furry Animals return this week with the fabulous Phantom Power. Cardiff’s furriest bard talks to Barney Hoskyns about love, war and ...


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