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Ron Sexsmith: Long Player: In Praise of Ron Sexsmith

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, February 2011

"We have had a gutful of fast art and fast food. What we need more of is slow art: art that holds time as a ...

The Only Ones: Something Slithery This Way Comes

Report and Interview by Max Bell, NME, 17 March 1979

THE DRESSING room at Hurrah's is buzzing with electricity – reason being that inside this converted New York discotheque it's damn near as cold as ...

Robert Palmer: How To Get Rid Of The Nude In Your Bedroom

Interview by Tony Stewart, NME, 27 November 1976

ROBERT PALMER, who's Big In America, finds his musical progress rather cluttered with scantily clad femininity. TONY STEWART murmurs disapprovingly. ...

Sleeper: Wener Takes All

Interview by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 14 January 1995

1995 is set to be SLEEPER's year. The latest leading lights in the ongoing resurgence of Britpop brightened up last year with a string of ...

Southern Death Cult: The Last Tribe

Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 2 October 1982

Post punk comes the last tribe, SOUTHERN DEATH CULT, a Bradford group who attack the centralisation of media and political power in London. PAUL MORLEY ...

Happy Mondays: Homage to Catatonia

Report and Interview by Jack Barron, NME, 31 March 1990

It's just another manic HAPPY MONDAYS, as the Manc scuzz bags-made-good wreak havoc in a nab-it-all frenzy through Europe on their way back to a ...

45 Grave, Vox Pop: California Screamin': 45 Grave and Vox Pop

Profile and Interview by Byron Coley, New York Rocker, September 1982

"All I can say is that everyone in Vox Pop is smarter than everyone in 45 Grave."--Jeff Dahl, May '82"I'm smarter than everyone in Vox ...

Kate Bush: Little Miss Can't Be Wrong

Interview by Stuart Maconie, Q, December 1993

She might be a self-confessed power head, prone to control freakery and studio-hermitdom and a total stranger to the nightclub dancefloor... "bit I'm never grumpy, ...

Brian Eno

Interview by Mike Barnes, MOJO, March 2009

He was Roxy Music's synth-basher and the architect of ambient. Now outside-the-box boffin Brian Eno is working with U2 and Coldplay. "Producing is the best paid form ...

Boy George: The Face Interview

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, November 1982

I FIRST MET George O'Dowd about two years ago, shortly after I had moved down to London from Sheffield. George had just vacated his room ...

Alice Cooper: American Excess

Interview by Mark Paytress, MOJO, December 2005

Leading a band of blood-thirsty long-haired crazies, Alice Cooper ruled '70s rock'n'roll, surviving hangings and electrocution, before booze, madness and global fame destroyed the beast. ...

Blondie, Debbie Harry: Deborah Harry: Art Of Class

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2003

Twenty-five years after Deborah — nee Debbie — Harry became the Warholian pop art fantasy made flesh, Blondie, progenitors of New York cool, are back ...

John Cale: The MOJO Interview

Interview by Paul Trynka, MOJO, February 2007

What drives the Velvets' viola-wielding Welsh polymath who tutored Nick Drake and Patti Smith, quit drugs for clothes and suffered 40 years of Lou Reed? ...

Smiths, The: The Smiths: Home Thoughts From Abroad

Report and Interview by Frank Owen, Melody Maker, 27 September 1986

While THE SMITHS tour America, controversy still rages over their single, 'Panic'. Does the refrain 'hang the deejay' really harbour racist tendencies? Frank Owen tracks down ...

Arctic Monkeys: The Q Interview: Alex Turner: "I still feel very much a boy"

Interview by Keith Cameron, Q, July 2007

On Friday, 22 June the Arctic Monkeys will headline Glastonbury. Favourite Worst Nightmare is the year's fastest selling album. Their time is assuredly now. But ...

Manic Street Preachers: Manic… depression!

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, 29 May 1993

This is the MANIC STREET PREACHERS' first interview of 1993. That's the good news over with. Now for the bad: RICHEY believes that "ninety per ...

Hawkwind: The Saga of Hawkwind

Book Excerpt by Carol Clerk, Omnibus Press, 2004

Emerging from the hippie heartland of London's Ladbroke Grove in 1969, Hawkwind invented space-rock with a potent, psychedelic mixture of jamming blues, electronica and lights. ...

Sting: "Does my bum look big in this?"

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, October 1996

Do us a favour! You, sir, are the tantric titan of tunesmanship. Bawdy baron of blokedom. Goegeous god of... oh stop it. In Seattle, pondering ...

Wishbone Ash: Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash

Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, 2013

IT WAS 1971 when Wishbone Ash, touring in America as opening act for The Who, got news that two music magazines back home in England ...

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 ...


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