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Radiohead: Alarms and Surprises

Interview by Neil Kulkarni, Bang, July 2003

With the albums Kid A and Amnesiac, Radiohead achieved the seemingly impossible and brought uncompromisingly experimental music to the arena-going masses. However, their latest, Hail ...

Go Kart Mozart, Denim, Felt: "I Want Lou Reed To Kick Me Down The Stairs" — Lawrence Interviewed

Interview by Jude Rogers, Quietus, The, 6 April 2012

Indie-pop outsider extraordinaire Lawrence — the Felt/Denim/Go-Kart-Mozart frontman who turned 51 last month — talks to Jude Rogers about sounding like Nicki Minaj and his ...

Slade

Retrospective and Interview by Rob Chapman, unpublished, 2002

LET'S PLAY how to be hip. The rules go something like this. MC5 plus gritty urban Detroit plus White Panther polemic equals street cred and ...

Kinks, The: The Kinks: Tales of Ordinary Madness

Retrospective and Interview by Mark Paytress, MOJO, March 2006

It ain't easy being Ray Davies — the eternal malcontent, "control freak" and genius behind The Kinks. On the eve of a barnstorming solo comeback, ...

Blondie: Debbie's Back: Debbie Harry

Interview by Glenn O'Brien, Spin, January 1986

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein talk about Blondie, wrestling, disease, record rating, show biz, fear, and fantasy. ...

Nick Cave, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman: Nick Cave: King of Pain

Profile and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, March 2009

"TEA? PIECE OF CAKE?" says Nick Cave civilly. After an earlier on-tour interview at the Malmaison Hotel, Manchester, he's invited MOJO to his office, a ...

Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd: The Cracked Ballad of Syd Barrett

Profile and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 13 April 1974

The summer of '67 went up like a psychedelic mushroom-cloud – and some of the fall-out's still coming down. Brian Jones was casually snuffed out, ...

Morrissey Comes Out! (For A Drink)

Interview by Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, 18 May 1991

Shock! Horror! Girls throw themselves at his feet! Luridly manicured skinheads fling bouquets! Europe quivers beneath his majesty! MORRISSEY talks to the NME! As his tumultuous ...

Bruce Springsteen Takes It To The River: So Don’t Call Him ‘Boss’, OK?

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, January 1981

ALL THINGS GOOD come to he who waits; he who hesitates is lost. For every stupid cliché there’s another one out there equally stupid that ...

A Certain Ratio, Alternative TV, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four, Pop Group, The, Public Image Ltd, Scritti Politti, This Heat: Post-Punk: Lubricate Your Living Room

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, December 2001

FORGET ABOUT THE NOSTALGIA-MONGERING AND KITSCH REVIVALISM – THE POST-PUNK PERIOD OF 1979-81 WAS AN ASTONISHINGLY FERTILE TIME FOR BRITISH MUSIC, WHEN INDIE LABELS FLOURISHED ...

Love, Arthur Lee: Arthur Lee: The Daily Planet Revisited

Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 8 August 1981

ARTHUR LEE, THE PSYCHO OF '60s PSYCHEDELIA AND FORMER LEADER OF LOVE, BREAKS HIS SILENCE TO KEEP A RARE APPOINTMENT ON PLANET EARTH ...

Secret Rocker, Material, dBs, The, Bongos, The, Bush Tetras, The, Revelons, The, Fleshtones, The: Greetings from NYC: My Week As A Worm In The Big Apple

Report by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 6 September 1980

AS LUCK would have it, my plane ticket to New York City's JFK Airport is open and coincides with the two major jawing topics obsessing ...

Bob Dylan: How Bob Dylan And The Holy Trinity Changed Music Forever

Retrospective by David Dalton, Classic Rock, January 2016

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde are the highwater mark of '60s rock, and with the quasi-religious reverence due ...

How to be a Rock Critic: A Megatonic Journey

Essay by Lester Bangs, Shakin' Street Gazette, 10 October 1974

LATELY I'VE NOTICED a new wrinkle on the American landscape: it seems as if there's a whole generation of kids, each one younger than the ...

Imperial Dogs: They Wanna Get Their Poodles In Your Noodles: Imperial Dogs

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Laing (Australia), Rock's Backpages, November 2009

IN RECENT YEARS, as I've hit an age where time fucking flies by, and an entire decade has passed by in what feels like ...

Kitchens of Distinction: An Accidental Comeback: Reassembling Kitchens of Distinction

Retrospective and Interview by Wyndham Wallace, Quietus, The, 23 September 2013

The return of Kitchens of Distinction was unexpected, even for the band. Wyndham Wallace joins them for their first face-to-face interview together in almost two ...

Little Feat: The One That Got Away

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, July 1994

OK, SO THERE aren't many of them, but Little Feat's 1975 show at the Rainbow Theatre was one LEGENDARY GIG EVERYONE SAYS THEY SAW that ...

Pete Townshend: Who He Is

Profile and Interview by Simon Garfield, Intelligent Life, Summer 2011

ROCK MUSIC in 2011 is not quite what it was in the mid-1960s. For one thing, it is full of challenging coincidences, such as the ...

Guns N' Roses: If Guns N' Roses are Outlawed, only Outlaws will have Guns N' Roses

Interview by Mark Rowland, Musician, December 1988

"IF I'D GONE on through school," Axl Rose says, "I'd probably be a lawyer. Then I could take half the people who screw with me ...

Pete Townshend

Book Excerpt by Stuart Grundy, John Tobler, The Guitar Greats (BBC Books), 1983

PETE TOWNSHEND NEEDS little introduction – he is, although he would perhaps reject the term, a celebrity. Pete was born on 19 May 1945, in ...


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