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David Bowie

Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy

David Bowie: Station to Station: The importance of David Bowie

Essay by Paul Morley, Financial Times, 3 September 2010

HOW MUCH DO you like David Bowie? You will have to like him a lot to want to spend more than £80 on a deluxe ...

Associates, The, Billy Mackenzie: Billy Mackenzie: Pop's Great Outsider

Obituary by Paul Morley, Guardian, The, 27 January 1997

AN ANARCHIC Bassey, a sinister Pavarotti, a monstrous madcap Bowie, even when he was at his most obscure, his most difficult and extreme, there was ...

The Doctors of Madness: The Doctors Of Madness: Live in Manchester

Live Review by Paul Morley, NME, 6 November 1976

THE DOCTORS of Madness have shot disjointed from dissident Velvet Underground empty emotions and heavy-eyed exasperation, the Bowie of Diamond Dogs admission that conventional revolution ...

The Associates: The Affectionate Punch

Review by Paul Morley, NME, 16 August 1980

RUMOURS have been dripping down from Scotland about a diverse horde of determined post Skids/S. Minds/Scars groups all ready to shift our attention. Positive Noise, ...

The Associates: Boys Keep Scoring

Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 27 September 1980

THERE'S SOMETHING a little odd about Billy Mackenzie. When he was younger, he says, his friends used to think that he was crazy. Mental. ...

Culture Club: The Boy's Own Club

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 1 May 1982

PAUL MORLEY MEETS A BOY CALLED GEORGE — FORMER MODEL, BOW WOW WOW SINGER AND NOW FOUNDER OF A NEW MUSICAL EXPERIENCE, THE CULTURE CLUB. ...

Tubeway Army: Looking Through Gary Numan's Eyes

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 9 June 1979

THE LIST went something like: 2.00pm – Jackie, 2.30pm – My Guy, 3.15pm – Patches, 4.00pm – Record Mirror, 4.45pm – Smash Hits, 5.30pm – ...

Wayne County & The Electric Chairs: Wayne County: Electric Circus, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Morley, NME, 6 August 1977

UPSTAIRS IN THE tiny Electric Circus dressing room Wayne County fussily fumbles and fidgets; he's got to look just right. He's wearing a crisp fawn ...

The Buzzcocks, Eater: The Buzzcocks, Eater: Holdsworth Hall, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Morley, NME, 2 October 1976

YOU CAN count on Manchester to be 48 months behind apparent national trends. Like, reggae is largely frowned upon: crunching hard rock bands employing predictable ...

Devo: Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Morley, NME, 18 March 1978

SUDDENLY.....Devo! ...

Luke Haines: The Oliver Twist Manifesto

Review by Paul Morley, Uncut, September 2001

Solo debut from sometime Auteur, Black Box Recorder and Baader Meinhof pop terrorist. ...

The BRIT Awards

Comment by Paul Morley, Observer, The, 13 February 2011

THE VOTING ACADEMY for this year's Brit awards is made up of 1,000 specially invited members from across the UK music industry: music critics, music ...

Josef K: Entomology

Sleevenotes by Paul Morley, Domino Records, July 2006

...and then there was Josef K, a four piece group who formed for a number of reasons.  These are some of the reasons: ...

Simple Minds: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

Review by Paul Morley, NME, 18 September 1982

ONETHIS RECORD is something of a glow. Whatever your preference you will find it memorable and instructive. Find its qualities and fix your place. Be ...

The Subway Sect: Bernard Rhodes Great Unknowns Payola Special

Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 4 March 1978

SUBWAY SECT have been together in some form or another since the semi-legendary 100 Club punk festival in September 1976. The line-up on that date ...

Ultravox: Forever And Ever Ultravox

Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 13 September 1980

WHEN GARY NUMAN was talking to the press every day of the week, unsurely basking in the cold sunshine of a sudden fame, a lot ...

Edwyn Collins: Blue Boy

Profile and Interview by Paul Morley, Uncut, July 2002

HIS FIRST GROUP, ORANGE JUICE, MIXED TOGETHER VELVETS GUITARS AND CHIC RHYTHMS. THEN, 15 YEARS AFTER THEIR HEYDAY, EDWYN COLLINS HAD A MONSTROUS WORLDWIDE SOLO ...

Jake Bugg, Harry Styles: So Jake Bugg is authentic and Harry Styles is a fake? I don't think so…

Comment by Paul Morley, Observer, The, 3 March 2013

In the great fabricated conflict between Jake Bugg and Harry Styles, it's the perversely sophisticated One Direction star who really represents what's left of pop. ...

Brian Eno: Eno: The Man Who

Interview by Paul Morley, Uncut, August 2001

After he left Roxy Music in 1973, Brian Eno became a key figure in the development of electronic music – in the nineties, NME ...

Marc Bolan, T. Rex: The NME Consumers' Guide To Marc Bolan, part 2: The Rise And Fall Of Bolanmania

Retrospective by Paul Morley, NME, 27 September 1980

BOLAN WENT electric and it was deemed, astoundingly, that he'd 'sold out'. For wanting to reach young people with vibrant pop music at a time ...

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