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New Radicals: Mojo Rising: New Radicals

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, MOJO, May 1999

The cat in the hat with a heart full of soul. ...

New York Dolls: In Defense of the Dolls: New York Dolls

Comment by Jon Tiven, Zoo World, 19 July 1973

OUTRAGEOUS? Ridiculous? Unnecessary? These are typical reactions to the New York Dolls, the hottest group to hit the Big Apple since The Blues Project. Their ...

Fanny: The Crossroads Are Where Fanny Are At

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 24 February 1973

ALL RIGHT. So Fanny can play with due competence, can pull in and please the crowds, make chunky representative albums and they've got over the ...

Ian and Sylvia

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Ian Tyson, b. September 1933, British Columbia, Canada; Sylvia Fricker, b. September 1940, Chatham, Ontario ...

Daryl Hall: The Net Widens For Hit-Maker Daryl Hall

Report and Interview by Adam Sweeting, Daily Telegraph, 11 July 2012

The blonde half of Hall & Oates, Daryl Hall, is fast becoming quite the English gent, he tells Adam Sweeting .  ...

Van Morrison: Astral Regrets

Comment by Rob Steen, Rock's Backpages, 4 March 2009

"DON'T BOTHER." The owner of Octave in Lewes High Street, my ever-so-friendly local record store (sincere apologies if that sounds as if I'm gloating over ...

XTC: Oranges and Lemons (Geffen)****

Review by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 23 March 1989

XTC's Paternal Power Pop ...

Grand Funk Railroad: Funk Revival: An Interview with Mark Farner

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 19 March 1998

IT'S EASY TO forget now just how huge Grand Funk Railroad was during its '70s heyday. ...

Luther Vandross: Vandross adds '60s Emotion to '80s Technology

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 17 December 1982

ANY REASONABLE list of this year's best soul albums has to include Cheryl Lynn's Instant Love (Columbia), Aretha Franklin's Jump To It (Arista), and Luther ...

Patti Smith: Outside Society – Greatest Hits

Review by David Hepworth, Word, The, September 2011

Patti Smith wouldn't thank you for calling her a pop star. In fact, there's no higher praise — as this compilation attests. ...

Rock Has Nowhere To Go But Up

Comment by Metal Mike Saunders, Rag, The, 15 February 1971

AH, IT'S GREAT to be living in these days of "progressive" rock. Or so the record companies, hip record stores, and groups themselves would have ...

Utopia: Rundgren: Democratic Offal — Utopia: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 12 February 1977

NICK KENT finds the brainiac kid wallowing in a four-way blitzkrieg bog. Deafened and demoralised, the only conclusion is: he was better on his Todd... ...

Gong, Steve Hillage: Steve Hillage....Electric Gipsy

Profile and Interview by Andy Childs, ZigZag, February 1977

AS I RECALL, it was the "livin' jukebox" himself, Andy Dunkley, who first assailed my ears with Steve Hillage's album Fish Rising. ...

New Tracks For Old Rockers

Report by Charles Bermant, Seattle Times, The, 20 February 2000

FACE IT: THE 1960s was the best time for rock 'n' roll. David Crosby, who was in the middle of it all, calls it "an ...

New York Dolls: First Annual N.Y. Dolls Trivia Quiz

Special Feature by Jim Esposito, Zoo World, 3 January 1974

Do you think you can make it with Frankenstein? Or with David Jo Hansen? Or with Jerry Nolan? Or with Billy Murcia? Now that the ...

Aerosmith, Blondie, Boston, Alice Cooper, Charlie Daniels Band, The, Rick Derringer, Eagles, The, Flo & Eddie, Rory Gallagher, Janis Ian, Jefferson Starship, Jethro Tull, Kiss, Al Kooper, Lou Reed, Runaways, The, Todd Rundgren, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits: Rock Stars Talk Back

Comment by Susan Whitall, Creem, May 1977

Dozens listen. ...

Meat Loaf: I Ask The Questions: Meat Loaf

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Mail On Sunday, 1996

A DUSTY abandoned cinema in London. There are cobwebs and chandeliers. There is a large man on a balcony in a tuxedo and American tan ...

Matthew Sweet on Mars

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Rolling Stone (Germany), 1997

MATTHEW SWEET is proud to be Pop. It wasn’t always that way. "It used to be that I was afraid of Pop", says Sweet, earnestly. ...

Meat Loaf: Loaf Story, Or How To Sell Eight Million Albums When Nobody’s Looking

Profile and Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, 17 September 1981

MEAT LOAF'S Bat Out Of Hell album was unquestionably one of the rock phenomena of the last decade. And, of course, success is wonderful... but ...

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 ...

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