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Level 42: Level Best

Interview by Mark Sinker, NME, 7 March 1987

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

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 ...

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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Transvision Vamp: Whatever Happened To Baby James?

Interview by Betty Page, Vox, March 1991

Exploiter or exploited? Rock Bitch or just bitched at? Either way Wendy James just lurrves the attention – and the dosh. Betty Page probes for ...

Tricky: Return Of The Bristol Rover

Interview by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, 21 June 2008

After exploding on to the trip-hop scene with Massive Attack and as a solo artist, Tricky decamped to America to go through what some see ...

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 ...

Sleeper: PJ and Bunkum

Interview by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 4 February 1995

The meteoric rise of SLEEPER is matched only by the meteoric speed of singer LOUISE WENER's gob. Anti-feminism, anti-PC, anti-voting but pro shagging, drinking and ...

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. ...

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 ...

Ozzy Osbourne: Big Oz I Love You

Interview by Steven Wells, NME, 13 May 1989

Why does MR OSBOURNE bite the heads off small animals? Ozzy can. Get it? Is Oz a fat geriatric bastard who'd be better off playing ...

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 ...

Menswear: Mod-U-Like

Interview by Caitlin Moran, Melody Maker, 4 February 1995

"THE THING IS, we won't let anyone down." ...

Streets, The: Dead Cert: The Streets

Interview by Ben Thompson, The Observer, 25 April 2004

'I LOVE THE NAME "The Streets",' muses 24 year-old Mike Skinner - at once the mercurial creative-director, canny CEO and flaky spokesmodel of that thriving ...

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 ...

Chemical Brothers, The: The Chemical Brothers: Beat generation

Interview by Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian, 12 June 1999

The Chemical Brothers are the Clark Kents of dance music — mild-mannered and thoughtful in private, impossibly fast, pile-drivingly powerful on stage. So how did ...


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