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Paul Weller

The Style Council: The Cost Of Loving

Review by Dave Rimmer, Q, March 1987

IT'S FOUR YEARS now since Paul Weller knocked The Jam on the head and launched his new group with "Merton" Mick Talbot. Ever since the ...

Def Leppard: Loadsamoney!!

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, May 1988

They talk in units of a million. They plan tours like military invasions. They know the rules, Def Leppard: it takes craft, hard graft, spectacle ...

Simple Minds

Profile and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1991

"I ENJOY staying here," says Jim Kerr, the broth of his Glasgow accent as thick as ever. His upturned palms take in not only ...

Billy Bragg: Who The Hell Does Billy Bragg Think He Is?

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, October 1991

Here he comes again: "pop's political conscience" in his dilapidated trousers and sensible shoes, worthily correcting the unenlightened and uplifting the downtrodden with his unsubtle ...

Orange Juice: Where Are They Now?

Profile by Martin Aston, Q, July 1992

AS SELF-EFFACING drummer Stephen Daly said, Orange Juice were "the smartest band on the island at the time. We had no affiliation with anyone – ...

Paul Weller: Fibrous — Paul Weller: The Town And Country Club, London

Live Review by Mat Snow, Q, May 1993

Songs in the key of Angst Minor. ...

Paul Weller: We All Make Mistakes

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, October 1993

He split Britain's most loyally supported rock band to form a collective specializing in weedy white sould and ersatz jazz. He created "a Motown for ...

Blur: Parklife

Review by Stuart Maconie, Q, June 1994

TO USE the vernacular of our friends in the American therapy industry, today's music business is not "a nurturing environment". One might use the expression ...

Bow Wow Wow, Osmonds, The, Musical Youth, Eater, Helen Shapiro, Lena Zavaroni, Partridge Family, The: Child Stars: We Blame The Parents!

Report by Martin Aston, Q, August 1994

Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington. Better still, burn that Opportunity Knocks application form. Today's child stars are tomorrow's drug addicts, depressives, ...

Björk: All Together Now

Interview by Stuart Maconie, Q, September 1995

ICELAND, OR Lydvelid Island to give it its native name, is the westernmost state of Europe. It is a land of magnificent geo-physical architecture; three ...

Morrissey: Do You F***king Want Some?

Interview by Stuart Maconie, Q, September 1995

Morrissey's back in the ring with a violently good LP, Southpaw Grammar, and he's having a Cantona-styled pop at anyone in his path: Hugh Grant, ...

Billy Bragg, Paul Weller, Tom Robinson Band: Red Wedge

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, March 1996

Only one thing could possibly save us from vicious '80s Conservatism: the assembly of pop pinkos that made up the Labour-supporting Red Wedge organisation. Johnny ...

The Cardigans, David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins: David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cardigans: The White Room

Report and Interview by Lucy O'Brien, Q, March 1996

"THE BEST THING was when we had Tora Tora, or The Artist Formerly Known As Prince," says Chris Cowey, the noticeably effusive producer of The ...

Blur: Stop The Band, I Wanna Get Off!

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, March 1996

Are BLUR really going to the dogs? Behind all the adoring screams, we hear internal bickering, the tell-tale snii-ii-i-iff! of media-centric decadence, a hollow champagne ...

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 ...

Paul Weller: Heavy Soul (Island) ****

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, August 1997

Paul Weller: very much lord of his "manor". ...

Primal Scream: Vanishing Point (Creation CRECD178)

Review by Tom Doyle, Q, August 1997

Dark — Primal Scream: the morning after the all-nighter before ...

Oasis: Put It Next To The Other Three

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1998

What a shoddy old year it's been for Oasis. Only six million copies of Be Here Now shifted. Only voted The Best Act In The ...

Nick Drake: Tortured Artist: Nick Drake: The Biography by Patrick Humphries (Bloomsbury) ***

Book Review by Mark Cooper, Q, January 1998

Nick Drake: still an enigma after all these years ...

Sheryl Crow

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, October 1998

She hasn't taken heroin and she won't gossip about Eric Clapton, so what will she do? "People have needs," she tells Adrian Deevoy, darkly. ...

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