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Wolfman Jack: What’s Happenin’, Jack?!

Interview by Pete Wingfield, Let It Rock, January 1974

WAS HE BLACK? Was he white? Was he young? Was he old? Was he human? Until the seventies he was just a disembodied croak, howling ...

The dBs: Seasoned Native Sons Follow Their Own Muse: The dB's

Interview by Ira Robbins, Musician, 1984

"THERE'S NOTHING WRONG with honest American music," says Peter Holsapple, guitarist, keyboard player and main songwriter of the dB's. He goes on to cite Elvis ...

Woodstock

Report by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, January 1994

Barney Hoskyns visits the idyllic Catskill mountain retreat colonized by The Band, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and fellow bohemians. ...

Tom Robinson Band: Tom Robinson: The Song Not The Singer

Profile by Simon Frith, Creem, August 1979

THANKS TO SOME promotional moves, the Buzzcocks and the Tom Robinson Band played Coventry on the same night one week in late March. ...

Laura Nyro: Lady Lightning: Laura Nyro

Retrospective by Richard Williams, Guardian, The, 2 April 2005

"EXPERIENCED A catastrophe so profound that its effects would never quite fade" (Laura Nyro) ...

White Punks on Coke

Overview by Mick Houghton, Let It Rock, December 1975

THE TERM PUNK is bandied about an awful lot these days. It seems to describe almost any rock performer who camps it up to any ...

Sparks: Instant Darlings

Profile and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Rolling Stone, 30 January 1975

LOS ANGELES – It was several months ago in London that the disc jockey on Capitol Radio, BBC's commercial rival, was revealing the results of ...

Mott The Hoople, New York Dolls: New York Dolls/Mott The Hoople: Felt Forum, NYC

Live Review by Michael Gross, NME, 25 August 1973

THE EVENING SIMPLY reeked of promise. Mott the Hoople, the Anglo glamour band of the moment, billed with New York's very own Dolls. ...

Sparks: Bright Sparks

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 13 April 1974

IT HAD TO BE said. The gentleman with the black, slicked-back hair, Charlie Chaplin moustache and thoroughly English cricket pullover, in no manner resembled a ...

Let's Try That One Again...

Comment by Tom Cox, Observer, The, 20 May 2001

IN AN ERA WHEN pop carries scant mystery and every 'best ever' list imaginable seems to have been compiled, the term 'lost classic' has so ...

Tangerine Dream: Is This The End Of Rock As We Know It?

Interview by Max Bell, NME, 16 November 1974

EVER HEARD of a group who would rather not be visible to their audience and let the music work on its own? Seems peculiar even ...

Little Feat, The Outlaws: Little Feat/The Outlaws: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Max Bell, NME, 26 June 1976

THE OUTLAWS ARE really pretty much your standard ranch stash. Three lead guitars primed to shit-kicking yee-ha, mighty purty 'n' all but lame beneath the ...

Lewis Taylor: Sweet Insanity

Profile and Interview by Paul Lester, Uncut, July 1997

"I'M FASCINATED WITH THE IDEA OF ART born of a disintegrated mind," says Lewis Taylor, all coal-black curls and kohl-kissed eyes, crouched in the semi-darkness ...

David Bowie: Bowie In America 1972/73

Retrospective by Ian Gittins, MOJO, January 2007

MORE THAN 30 years after the event, Ziggy Stardust remains one of the most inventive and flamboyant productions in rock history. Yet when Bowie took ...

Mott The Hoople, New York Dolls: Mott The Hoople/New York Dolls: Felt Forum, NYC

Live Review by Michael Gross, Interview, September 1973

THE EVENING simply reeked of promise. Mott the Hoople, the Anglo glamour band of the moment, billed with New York's very own Dolls. ...

Rickie Lee Jones: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Rob Steen, Rock's Backpages, November 2011

FIRST, A HEALTH WARNING: if you are prone to cringe, foam or rage at reviews that put emotion first and last, and make no attempt ...

XTC: Andy Partridge, Pop's Dan Archer

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 11 October 1986

An everyday story of pop music folk. Nine years on and XTC are still waiting to break it big in the USA. Their noise used ...

Foghat: Scrabble Named Group

Report and Interview by Jim Esposito, Zoo World, 10 May 1973

2013 NOTE: A big Savoy Brown fan back in the day, much as I loved the group's transformation which produced Street Corner Talking I was ...

Tom Robinson Band: TRB Two

Review by Paul Morley, NME, 10 March 1979

THIS IS the diligently prepared and acutely-self conscious follow-up to that shaky first collection which naturally ended everyone's excited and premature self-congratulation over a singularly ...

Cheap Trick: Light of the Trick

Interview by Tom Cox, Uncut, August 1997

 The return of the pioneering power-pop band. ...


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