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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 ...

John Cale, Lou Reed: John Cale/Lou Reed: 15 Minutes With You

Interview by Mark Kemp, Option, July 1990

THE HECKLER'S voice sounded its fury like a cannon about midway through Lou Reed and John Cale's performance of Songs For Drella, a pop requiem ...

Morrissey: Inside Looking In

Interview by Mark Kemp, Option, May 1991

MANCHESTER IS 185 RAILROAD MILES NORTH OF LONDON, LINKED BY SIGNPOSTS THAT READ RUGBY, BIRMINGHAM, AND STOKE-ON-TRENT; BY SPRAWLING MISTY GREEN MEADOWS, GUSHING STREAMS, AND ...

The Band, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson: Robbie Robertson: Between Trains

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, 6 May 1983

QUALITY IS something that Robbie Robertson definitely understands. ...

Rick James

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, November 1979

"TO ME, a punk is someone who says what's on his mind and who doesn't take no shit!" So says Rick James, one of our ...

Bill Wyman, The Rolling Stones: Bill Wyman: Former Stone Gets Rolling

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, February 1998

BILL WYMAN is one of only two former Rolling Stones still...well, rolling around – the other, of course, being Mick Taylor – but he is ...

James Chance: Save The Last Chance For Me!

Interview by Ian Penman, NME, 20 June 1981

Sax and drugs and contorted soul – Ian Penman meets his hero in another instalment of conversations with James Chance. London 1981. ...

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Richard Hell, Television: New York: Plug in to the Nerve-ends of the Naked City

Report by Nick Kent, NME, 27 March 1976

In downtown Manhattan the rock 'n' roll war rages on as potential crown princes of Punkdom battle for recognition.. NICK KENT interprets the action ...


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