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Slade: Sladest (Polydor)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 29 September 1973

THE FIRST TIME I saw Slade I thought they were dreadful. It was that memorable night at the Lanchester Arts Festival when Chuck Berry cut ...

Elvis Costello: Holocaust In Microcosm

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 18 March 1978

"HEY ELVIIIIIS!!!" There's this blonde gumdrop down the front, see, shaking it down in that demure stoned way that hippie girls seem to favour, and ...

The Buzzcocks, The Clash, The Sex Pistols: The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Buzzcocks: Screen On The Green, Islington, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 11 September 1976

Our Islington correspondent mingles with the Sex Pistols' portable audience looking for Johnny Rotten's toof. It's incisive stuff… ...

U2: Animal Lightweight: U2: Zooropa (Island)

Review by Stephen Dalton, NME, 3 July 1993

SO THE intergalactic rock megastar reclines on his Virtual Reality waterbed at the Hotel Zooropa with multiple TV screens blasting 24-hour infotainment from every wall. ...

U2: October

Review by Barney Hoskyns, NME, 10 October 1981

WHEN U2 first hit England in the twilight of 1980, a dull cry of relief rose up from rock's murky depths. U2 were "just what ...

Bruce Springsteen: Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Review by Paul Rambali, NME, 10 June 1978

So where you been, Bruce? ...

Howard Devoto, Magazine: Howard Devoto: Jerky Versions Of The Dream (Virgin)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, NME, 1983

I NEVER CARED much for Magazine. They were a group without a style, or at least a group whose style consisted in a profound lack. ...

Depeche Mode: Construction Time Again (Mute)

Review by Mat Snow, NME, 27 August 1983

"LOTS OF surprises in store/This isn’t a party/It’s a whole lot more," sings Dave Gahan in ‘More Than A Party’. It’s a song from Construction ...

Prince: Birmingham National Indoor Arena

Live Review by Paul Moody, NME, 7 August 1993

THE TINY FIGURE in silky lemon and black trouser-suit and Spanish heels is talking. ...

Morrissey: Borne To Be Wilde - interview part 1

Interview by Len Brown, NME, 13 February 1988

"WE HAVE a warrant here, Mr. Wilde, for your arrest on a charge of committing indecent acts." "Where shall I be taken?" "To Bow Street." ...

Paul Young: No Parlez

Review by Barney Hoskyns, NME, August 1983

SIMPLY FOR not being Kevin Rowland or Paul Weller or Martin Fry, Paul Young fully deserves his Number One. And 'Wherever' is more than a ...

Genesis: The Man Behind The Mask

Interview by Barbara Charone, NME, 25 August 1973

THE MUSIC world rarely awakens before noon, but I met Peter Gabriel at the unlikely hour of 9.30 a.m. Genesis, having finished their Selling England ...

Genesis: Peter Gabriel Talks

Interview by Barbara Charone, NME, 13 October 1973

THE MUSIC world rarely awakens before noon, but I met Peter Gabriel at the unlikely hour of 9.30 a.m. Genesis, having finished their 'Selling England ...

Todd Rundgren, Utopia: Todd Rundgren: Thank God for Todd

Live Review by Michael Gross, NME, 6 July 1974

Todd Rundgren: Central Park, NYC ...

Mick Ronson - Play Don't Worry

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 4 January 1975

DUNNO ABOUT YOU, but from where I'm sitting it seems as though you can't go on saying that someone has potential for too long unless ...

Steeleye Span: Commoner's Crown

Review by Bob Woffinden, NME, 1 February 1975

STEELEYE SPAN ALWAYS deliver on time. Commoner's Crown is the fourth offering from the Mk. III line-up in a little over three years, and they've ...

Lou Reed at the Hammersmith Odeon

Live Review by Max Bell, NME, 5 April 1975

THERE'S AN ILLUMINATED sign outside the Hammersmith Odeon that says: "It's all too much. Lou Reed in Concert." Wry humour or someone taking a subtle ...

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 ...

Average White Band: The Average White Band: Person To Person

Review by Tony Stewart, NME, 8 January 1977

WELCOME BACK the musically credible and eminently excellent Average White Band with this defiant poke in the ear for all those people who seven months ...

Eurythmics: Revenge

Review by Biba Kopf, NME, 5 July 1986

THEY PICK dreams like they were pockets, these market research trained thieves, respray them in glitter and, even before the paint's properly dry, they're selling ...


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