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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 ...

Phast Freddie's Hollywood (Circa 1973-1983)

Guide by Phast Phreddie Patterson, unpublished, October 1996

"There's a world where I can go and tell my secrets to...."* ...

1967: The Year It All Came Together

Retrospective by Simon Frith, History of Rock, The, 1981

Rock is Jimi Hendrix’s guitar introduction to ‘Hey Joe’; it is Mick Jagger strutting onstage; it is Bob Dylan singing ‘John Wesley Harding’; it is ...

Bob Dylan: Wild Mercury: A Tale Of Two Dylans

Essay by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, June 2001

"Lotta people seeing double tonight.From the disease of conceit"– 'Disease Of Conceit' (Oh Mercy, 1989) ...

Elvis Presley: Caught in a Trap: The Kidnapping of Elvis – Two Excerpts

Book Excerpt by Chris Charlesworth, (Red Planet Books), August 2017

The first extract from Caught in a Trap features Elvis in hospital (which is true) accepting a phone call from Richard Nixon (which probably isn't). ...

U2: In the Name of Love

Retrospective by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, December 1999

Twenty years ago next month, four teenagers from Dublin played their first British date in a north London pub, in front of less than a ...

Rick Nelson: The Rick Nelson Story

Retrospective by John Tobler, ZigZag, August 1974

Part 1: The Imperial Years ...

Cheap Trick

Sleevenotes by Ira Robbins, Sex, America, Cheap Trick (Sony Legacy), May 1996

AT A TIME WHEN AMERICAN ROCK'N'ROLL was sinking under the commercial weight of glitter-ball beats, arena bombast and California no-cal, Cheap Trick blew out of ...

Blondie: The Misfits

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, February 1999

"And you don’t stop/Do the punk rock..." ...

The Who’s Mod Generation: Quadrophenia Through The Years

Overview by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, December 1973

If I could somehow live my teenage years over again, I think I would choose to live them as a Mod. What it must have ...

Andrew Loog Oldham, The Rolling Stones: The Backpages Interview: Andrew Loog Oldham

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, January 2001

Last year saw the UK publication of Stoned, a wonderfully insightful film/fashion/music overview of the first Britpop era (1960-1964) by Andrew Loog Oldham, perhaps best ...

Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett: The Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett

Retrospective by Cliff Jones, MOJO, September 1996

He was Pink Floyd’s astral voyager who went too far, the star-child of psychedelia who never returned from his journey to inner space. Nearly 30 ...

Cat Stevens: The Making of Cat Stevens

Book Excerpt by Chris Charlesworth, Proteus Books, 1984

An extract from Cat Stevens by Chris Charlesworth, originally published by Proteus Books in 1984 but now out of print. ...

Keith Moon: Patent British Exploding Drummer

Profile and Interview by Rob Chapman, MOJO, September 1998

BOY, HOW WE CHERISH ROCK'S foundation myths. The idea that merchant seamen brought back rare R&B records to Liverpool docks and fuelled the Merseybeat ...

Elvis Costello: The Face Interview: Elvis Costello

Interview by Paul Rambali, Face, The, August 1983

ALMOST seven years ago now, the son of dance band singer Ross McManus invented somebody called Elvis Costello. It was possible to do that in ...

The Adverts: Bored Teenagers

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, September 1997

ANYONE PAYING attention to the British music scene in recent years cannot help but have noticed T.V. Smith. Across three superlative albums, 1991's RIP: Everything ...


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