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Nirvana: Come As You Aren’t: Nirvana at Isle Of Calf Festival, Oslo

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 25 July 1992

THEY DON'T DESERVE THIS. Forget any reports you may have heard that rock is alive and kicking. The world’s only credible arena rock band is ...

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 ...

Queen: Mercury Rising: The Queen Interview

Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 31 January 1976

AND SO IT CAME to pass that the Santa Claus single this Yuletide season was a spaghetti-melodrama of Love and Death, by that most British ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Fuck Off... We're From CHICAGO!

Interview by Nick Jones, Spiral Scratch, 9 January 1992

"ISN'T THIS where The Beatles grew up?" inquires Billy Corgan from the stage of the Underworld club in London's Camden Town. His 4-piece Chicago band ...

Everybody Needs Somebody To Hate: A History Of L.A. Punk Rock

Overview by Gene Sculatti, Creem, October 1981

"For God's sake, is that all you people in L.A. want to hear: aggressive lyrics and a raging guitar?!"– Chris Stein ...

By the Time I Got Back to Woodstock

Essay by Steve Turner, Independent, The, 4 August 1990

TO SALLY GROSSMAN, the living room of her Bearsville home near Woodstock in New York State is nothing extraordinary. It has an old fireplace, some ...

Sparks, Suicide, Teenage Lust & the Lustettes, Queen Elizabeth: In New York City, Rock has Created Things that Reach from Obscenity to Musical Vomit

Report by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, 21 October 1972

New York Report by Roy Hollingworth ...

Foghat's Rock And Roll Outlaws' Highjacks The Big Time

Profile and Interview by Michael Gross, Circus, December 1974

For years they've ridden through the badlands of a press blackout, but with an endurance as tough as their extended jams, the British road crew ...

Ben Folds Five: It's Hip to be Square

Interview by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 8 March 1997

No guitars. Stevie Wonder cover versions. Three boys steeped in musicals. What are BEN FOLDS FIVE like? ...

Joe Jackson: Still Looking Sharp

Profile and Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, March 2008

David Burke catches a rare sighting of pop music's invisible man. ...

Chic, Norma Jean Wright: Norma Jean Wright: Norma Jean

Sleeve and programme notes by Daryl Easlea, Demon Records, July 2011

NORMA JEAN WRIGHT'S sole album on Bearsville, released in 1978, is something of a curio, and is notable for the fact it was the first ...

Bob Dylan, Eric Weissberg: Blood on the Tracks: Dylan Looks Back

Report and Interview by Larry Sloman, Rolling Stone, 21 November 1974

NEW YORK — It looked like old times at Columbia's A&R Studio September 16th. John Hammond Sr. was there, Phil Ramone was working the board. ...

Marshall Crenshaw: Still Likes Girls... and 11 Others

Interview by Laura Fissinger, Creem, October 1987

Sorry, Aretha, but maybe there is such a thing as too much respect. Since his pop-heaven debut LP in 1983, Marshall Crenshaw has been bowed ...

Pilot: High Flyers

Retrospective and Interview by Paul Lester, Record Collector, December 2009

'70s hit-makers Pilot were the missing link between pop and prog. Paul Lester meets the (oh-oh-oh... it's) magic band. ...

Sex Pistols: The Sex Pistols are four months old...

Report and Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 24 April 1976

THE SEX PISTOLS are four months old, so tuned in to the present that it's hard to find a place to play. Yet they already ...

We Have the Power: A novice’s passport to the glorious sonic world of Power Pop

Guide by William Higham, Rock's Backpages, 5 May 2001

"Power pop is what we play. What the Small Faces used to play and the kind of pop the Beach Boys played in the days ...

XTC: Andy Partridge

Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, May 2007

OF ALL THE bands thrown up by the Punk insurgency of 1977 (30 years ago today, folks! Get your Sergeant Leper facemasks here!), XTC were ...

Ian and Sylvia: Northern Journey

Retrospective by Colin Escott, Goldmine, 8 July 1994

IF YOU came through the '60s intact, you remember at least one Ian and Sylvia song, 'Four Strong Winds', even if you don't remember it ...

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, New York Dolls: Trash: The Story of the New York Dolls

Retrospective and Interview by Kris Needs, Sounds, 25 June 1977

THE ONE gig I'm never ever gonna forget happened in early 1974 at the opening night of the Rainbow Room on the sixth floor of ...

David Bowie: Fleeting Moments In A Glamorous Career

Report by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, October 1972

WITH NOT SO much as the Ed Sullivan Show, Shindig or Hullabaloo, a Winky Dink screen or a fifth-Spider like Murray the K to add ...


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