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The Jam: This Is The Modern World

Review by Mick Farren, NME, 5 November 1977

SO THIS is the modern world. I'm glad they told me. For an instant I'd thought I'd been transported back to 1965. Flashback on flashback ...

The Jam: All Mod Cons

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 28 October 1978

THIRD ALBUMS generally mean that it's shut-up-or-get-cut-up time: when an act's original momentum has drained away and they've got to cover the distance from a ...

X-Ray Spex: X-Ray-Spex: Germ Free Adolescents

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 18 November 1978

SMASH THE barriers and the truth shall make you free (as long as stocks last, anyway): barriers between humans and objects, between the natural (sic) ...

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 ...

The Clash: The Fastest Gang In The West

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 20 October 1979

DETAILS: THE FIFTH MEMBER Micky Gallagher turned up in Boston. Four or five dates into the Clash itinerary and The Blockheads' jumpy Irish keyboardist slips ...

The Jam: The Revolution Will Start When Paul Weller Has Supped His Pint

Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 3 November 1979

"I WOULDN'T say I'm a very articulate person, but I seem to be able to articulate when I write lyrics..." ...

The Jam: Setting Sons (Polydor)

Review by Tony Stewart, NME, 10 November 1979

CHANGE. IT'S something Paul Weller wrote about on 'To Be Someone', that sour story on All Mod Cons about the kid who wanted to be famous and ...

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 ...

The Jam, The Vapors: The Jam, The Vapors: Apollo Theatre, Manchester

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 1 December 1979

FIRST NIGHT out on tour: welcome back to another edition of So Who Really Is The Best Group In The World? Down in Manchester Apollo ...

John Lennon, Yoko Ono: John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Double Fantasy (Geffen)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 22 November 1980

IN THE cocoon, something stirs. John Lennon – one of the people who used to be in The Beatles, a group reckoned to be hot ...

The Jam: Fair Deal, Brixton, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, NME, 20 March 1982

"See me walking around – I'm the boy about town that you've heard of..." ...

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 ...

Paul Young: No Parlez

Review by Barney Hoskyns, NME, August 1983

SIMPLY FOR not being Kevin Rowland or Paul Weller or Martin Fry, Paul Young fully deserves his Number One. And 'Wherever' is more than a ...

The Police: Princes of the City

Profile and Interview by Richard Cook, NME, December 1983

PRINCES OF THE City. There's nothing like an American stadium show to make you feel small and alone. ...

David Bowie: Sermon From The Savoy

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 29 September 1984

When David Bowie recently visited Britain he agreed to do one ‘official’ interview — with NME’s Charles Shaar Murray. In this exclusive story he gives ...

Everything But The Girl: Take The Melancholy Strain

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, NME, 1 December 1984

PUT SIMPLY, I wanted more than just a musical chit chat. ...

Jesus & Mary Chain, The: The Jesus And Mary Chain: Unchained Melody

Interview by Don Watson, NME, 14 September 1985

Fourth single and an LP coming up? Surely THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN aren't becoming veterans? DON WATSON chronicles the rise of the best bit ...

Punk: I Fought The Biz And The Biz Won (How We Got Here From There)

Overview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 1 February 1986

PUNK: IT MADE OUR DAY...It's been ten bleak winters since...well, we look back in hunger at the years youth reclaimed rock and for a while ...

Ewan MacColl, Paul Weller, Tom Robinson Band: A Concert For Heroes: Paul Weller, Tom Robinson, Ewan McColl at the Royal Albert Hall

Live Review by Len Brown, NME, 15 March 1986

A WORKING-CLASS hero is something to be; it gets more difficult by the day. Under a Government that puts Profit and Progress before People (don't ...

The Human League: Flesh And Blood

Interview by John McCready, NME, 20 September 1986

Born to make mistakes? THE HUMAN LEAGUE, CLASS of '81 veterans, saved Phil Oakey from a life on the bins. Jon McCready talks to the ...

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