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Pink Floyd: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Interview by Simon Witter, NME, 9 July 1988

No band has ever been simultaneously as popular and as hated as Pink Floyd. Their latest album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, has spawned three ...

Jethro Tull: The Jethro Tull Story

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 27 September 1975

"I want to justify the place on my passport where it says 'Occupation: musician'. I feel that I've not yet really justified that" Harry Doherty ...

Origin of the Spices: From Riot Grrrl to Girl Power

Book Excerpt by Ben Thompson, Seven Years of Plenty (Victor Gollancz) , 1998

The riot grrrl/girl power liaison: from a whisper to a screen near you ...

Shine On, The Lights Of The Bowery: The Blank Generation Revisited

Retrospective and Interview by Peter Murphy, Hot Press, 12 July 2002

ONE MORE MAN gone. A year after the passing of his brother in arms Joey, Dee Dee Ramone died from a narcotics overdose. ...

Tim Buckley

Retrospective by Martin Aston, MOJO, July 1995

IN 1965, THE LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE CHEETAH dubbed three emerging singer-songwriters – Jackson Browne, Steve Noonan, and Tim Buckley – 'The Orange County Three'. ...

Toyah Wilcox: The Girl Who Would Be King

Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 25 October 1980

When Toyah Willcox talks, it's like a time-bomb ticking over...and Toyah's time gets closer every second. So what does make Toyah tick? Paul Morley sounds ...

The Cure: Taking The Cure With Robert

Interview by Deborah Frost, Creem, 1 October 1987

"I put make-up on when I wake up. Some times, if I'm go-ing shopping, depend-ing upon what shop I'm going to, I wear it. If ...

The Kinks: Ray Davies Unravels The Kinks

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, December 1981

"I THINK ROCK music is just as important as painting." Ray Davies – musician, poet, humorist, social critic and leader of one of the world's ...

Blondie: Fear Of Frying

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 3 March 1979

While 'Heart Of Glass' seems about to repeat its British success in America, via the disco connection, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein stay home in ...

Gene Vincent: A Record Collector's Guide To Gene Vincent

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 1999

IT WAS IAN DURY, himself the creator of some of the greatest records of his era, who hit the nail on the head, in one ...

Hold Your Head Up: In Praise of Bi-Level Rock!

Comment by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, February 2003

Barney Hoskyns, co-author of The Mullet: Hairstyle of the Gods, hails Mullet Rocks!, a new compilation of bodacious bi-level hard rockers. Below we feature cool ...

The Human League: Phil Oakey's Five Minute Plan

Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 8 January 1983

WHEN PHIL Oakey was a hospital porter, people used to be dying all around him, and he somehow became immune. It didn't upset him more ...

Serge Gainsbourg: A Rake's Progress

Retrospective by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, January 2001

IF YOU WALK into the Montparnasse cemetery, the first thing you see is the enormous stone double bed where Charles Pigeon – the inventor of ...

Billy Joel: We All Make Mistakes…

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, September 1987

DOWN THE HALL of the Mayfair hotel, the beautiful star model, Christie Brinkley, she of 1,000 swimsuits on 1,000 glossy covers, and the less beautiful ...

Robert Palmer: The Deb's Delight Takes FRIGHT!

Report and Interview by Ian Penman, NME, 8 November 1980

THREE TIMES I got out of my warm bath to answer the telephone. The first call was a few seconds of silence and down. The ...

The Smiths: Dreamer In The Real World

Profile and Interview by Nick Kent, Face, The, May 1985

To his father, he was a "complete fruitcake," to his contemporaries "the village idiot". Yet in the treacherous image-bloated clone-zone of pop, his is the ...

Boomtown Rats: Today: Top Of The Pops, Tomorrow: The World

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 16 December 1978

The Day After: Top Of The Pops Again ...

Siouxsie & The Banshees

Report and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, December 1978

AND YOU ALL thought, or have been led to believe, that Siouxsie and the Banshees were nothing but grim-faced, black-clad warriors of doom and disorder, ...

Steeleye Span: The Folk Who Plugged In

Retrospective and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 6 December 1975

NOW WE are six was a title conveniently borrowed from A. A. Milne to acknowledge that in 1973 Steeleye Span had finally decided to add ...

Bob Mould, Jello Biafra: Bob Mould and Jello Biafra: Two Faces of Punk

Interview by Mark Kemp, Option, July 1991

CLAWING THEIR WAY INTO THE '90S, BOB MOULD & JELLO BIAFRA EXPLORE THE PERSONAL & THE POLITICAL ...


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