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Dave Edmunds: Get It (Swan Song)

Review by Mick Farren, NME, 9 April 1977

FOR SOME TIME NOW, Dave Edmunds has been nearly legendary. He started as the minor league guitar king of Love Sculpture's 'Sabre Dance' fame, then ...

John Martyn: Well Kept Secret

Review by Danny Baker, NME, 4 September 1982

I LIVE WITH THE constant nagging worry that my house will soon burn down. ...

Ben Folds Five: MOJO Rising: Ben Folds Five

Report and Interview by Marc Weingarten, MOJO, June 1996

THERE ARE ROUGHLY two kinds of pop musician: two-bit hacks who try to squeeze everything they can out of hokey harmonies and three threadbare chords ...

Chic: Hammersmith Odeon, October 1979

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, unpublished, 1998

SO FEW AND FAR between are the live performances that have made any real impression on me that they stick out in the memory like ...

Hot Chip: Made in the Dark ****

Review by Ben Thompson, Observer, The, 20 January 2008

You might know them as pop nerds, but Ben Thompson just loves their power ballads ...

Van Dyke Parks, Doug Legacy: Picture Sleeve Archive: The legacy of Doug Legacy and his L.A. Legends

Retrospective and Interview by Stephen M H Braitman, Goldmine, 20 April 2010

Doug Legacy & The Legends Of The West: 'Christmas In Prison' b/w 'Christmas On The Range' (Some Pun'kins Records, 1978) ...

New York Dolls: The New York Dolls: The New York Dolls (Mercury — import)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 18 August 1973

Dolls: Junior Stones ...

XTC: Skylarking (Geffen)

Review by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 26 March 1987

NOT THAT long ago, XTC was a nearly perfect band. It corrupted its bountiful hooks with unsettling harmonies and rhythms and rocked hard enough to ...

Rufus Wainwright: Raise the Rufus

Profile and Interview by Tom Cox, Guardian, The, 7 August 1998

The son of Loudon Wainwright III, this melodramatic young folk singer might be the next Jeff Buckley. Tom Cox meets him ...

Kelley Stoltz: Below The Branches

Review by Bob Mehr, MOJO, March 2006

Third LP and second consecutive corker from Bay Area-based cosmic troubadour. ...

Meat Loaf: Hello Goodbye: Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman

Retrospective and Interview by Angus Batey, MOJO, June 2003

They met to create musical drama. After years of huge success, it ended in managerial rancour and paralysed vocal chords. ...

Donald Fagen: The Nightfly Trilogy (The Nightfly/Kamakiriad/MorphThe Cat)

Review and Interview by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, January 2008

Steely Dan man's smooth tales of paranoia, boxed. ...

New York Dolls: The Guys In The Dolls

Report by Michael Gross, NME, 25 August 1973

THE BACK room of Max's Kansas City is generally bathed in a pink glow of lighting effects. Depending on how much liquor you've consumed, it ...

Great Speckled Bird: The Great Speckled Bird Flies Alone

Profile and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 24 January 1976

THE GREAT Speckled Bird, Canada's most underrated and misjudged supergroup, lives. The original band with Amos Garrett, Buddy Cage and so on have long gone ...

Utopia, Todd Rundgren: Todd. Wizard? Or Silly Sod?

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 14 September 1974

Genius is paid — and none more highly than T. Rundgren, ace gelding of the New York Production Stud. Count his teeth! Hear him neigh! ...

Grand Funk Railroad: Isn't Life Grand!

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 10 November 1973

THEY said it would never happen. ...

Pat Travers: Rock Lobster

Report and Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 5 April 1980

THIS ONE can talk. He'll talk abut anything you care to mention or that wanders into his apres-gig mind, be it his bisexual pedigree dog, ...

Sparks: Kimono My House

Review by Ian MacDonald, NME, 18 May 1974

ONE WAY or another, 1974's turning out to be quite a year for rock 'n' roll. ...

Laura Nyro: 1947-1997

Obituary by Johnny Black, MOJO, June 1997

LAURA NYRO DIED OF OVARIAN CANCER, AT HOME IN Danbury, Connecticut, on April 8. Of all the revered ‘60s singer-songwriters, she was the one whose ...

David Bowie, Marc Bolan, T. Rex: 10 Great Glam Rock Albums

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Harpers & Queen, 1998

TEN GREAT GLAM ROCK ALBUMS you cannot afford to live without... ...

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