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Kim Fowley: Tycoon Of Trash

Report and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, NME, 27 November 1982

"Only the mice and the great ones are happy when I arrive." ...

Sweet: The Sweet Soft Underbelly of Rock

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, 10 February 1973

FUNNY how moods change – there we all were...the Sweet and myself...in the bar, having a few drinks, sharing a joke or two y'know, getting ...

Led Zeppelin: The Zeppelin Road Test

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, 24 February 1973

"ROBERT PLANT QUITS showbusiness and joins National Dairies. There's a good headline for you. Print that as a news item in your paper, O.K.?" ...

Grace Jones: Ladies And Gentlemen, Disgrace Jones

Report and Interview by David Quantick, NME, 9 December 1989

GRACE JONES is a living, laughing legend. She's wrestled with James Bond, battered Russell Harty, and now she's back once again to sit on the ...

The Clash: Clash On Tour

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, NME, 15 July 1978

IT'S AS IF THE Clash's 'Police And Thieves' stage backdrop has suddenly transmogrified into moving 3-D. ...

Talking Heads: Les Talking Heads a la Carte

Report and Interview by Max Bell, NME, 28 July 1979

THE SCENE: Paris, France, July 10. Bastille Day looms, Talking Heads and their 'guests' The B52s have just completed a mini-European jaunt minus Great Britain. ...

Sonic Youth: They Tried With Their Boots On: Sonic Youth

Report and Interview by Gavin Martin, NME, 11 May 1991

TEN-YEAR VETERANS of American clubland, Sonic Youth were on the brink of going overground. We were meeting them at a crosspoint in their career. They ...

Steeleye Span: Making Sense Of Original Sin...

Report and Interview by Bob Woffinden, NME, 20 December 1975

IN BRITAIN we voted to stay in. In Eire and Denmark they voted to go in. In Norway the public answered the call to European ...

Steeleye Span: The Universalisation Of Steeleye Span

Report and Interview by Bob Woffinden, NME, 13 November 1976

SALLY JEAN IS DARK, demure and very attractive. Though well-dressed, well-spoken and well-meaning, she is alas also well dull. For over two hours now she ...

Elvis Costello: Elvis Army Is Here To Stay

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, 27 January 1979

CHAPERONED in the back of a hire car, taking in the sights, partaking in entertaining chit-chat about the industry with fellow passengers, I shouldn't feel ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones-On-The Road Special

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, 22 September 1973

THE LADY behind the amps, staring hazily at Billy Preston and his band performing on stage, looked elegantly damaged. Half of her face was covered ...

Devo: Spud Wars

Report and Interview by Andy Gill, NME, 9 December 1978

They came from Outer Akron...Their purpose – Conquest.Their methods – Unpleasant.This was...Spud Wars ...

MC Hammer: Trousers Of The Holy: All You Ever Wanted To Know About MC Hammer But Didn't Have The Time To Ask

Report and Interview by Stuart Maconie, NME, 4 May 1991

His voluminous trews tell only part of the story. MC HAMMER may well be as huge as the cut of his keks saleswise, but at ...

Jamie Principle: Acid House: New Acid Daze

Report and Interview by John McCready, NME, 6 February 1988

As our charts bulge with British House, so its big American brother trips off in a new direction. Spacier and racier, mesmeric and dis(c)oncerting – ...

Lou Reed: I Love It When You Talk Dirty

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 21 April 1979

WHY DOES SUCH A MAN LIVE? ...

Sigue Sigue Sputnik: Starry-Eyed & Laughing

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 8 March 1986

YOU FIND yourself reading about them...It's been a long day, and it isn't over yet. The two juiciest members of Sigue Sigue Sputnik – pronounced ...

Ian Dury: How Not To Get Lumbered

Report and Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 13 December 1980

IT'S DARK and it's cold and it's raining: a wind with a grudge against warm flesh knifes through the clothing and the matted thing behind ...

XTC: Last Exit To Catalonia

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 20 September 1980

XTC ARE BITING their nails backstage of an open air gig at a soccer ground in the Madrid suburbs – the equivalent of an English ...

Blue Oyster Cult

Report and Interview by Max Bell, NME, 21 August 1976

Nectar of strychnine! Seminal psychedelic trip-wire rock'n'roll! Geometric chaos! Neo-nuclear Pearl Harbour precision! Flash-pod explosion! Blood-on-snow controlled fury! Boot-heeling dangerous! ...

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 ...

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