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Dave McCullough

Dave McCullough wrote extensively for Sounds in the late '70s and early '80s. We are very keen to get in touch with Dave or any relatives. If you can help, let us know.

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Angelic Upstarts: Teenage Warning

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 11 August 1979

HOW MANY p's in oppression? Aww, what can you say? Contrary no doubt to opinions expressed elsewhere on the subject, Teenage Warning is not an ...

The Atrix, The Blades, DC Nien, U2, The Virgin Prunes: U2 et al: Coming up for Eire

Report by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 15 September 1979

DAVE McCULLOUGH GOES STRICTLY DUBLIN-WISE AND UNEARTHS A BUNCH OF EXCITING NEW SOUTHERN IRISH ACTS ...

Au Pairs: The Au Pairs: Battle of the Sexes

Profile and Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 5 January 1980

I REMEMBER I got a letter some time ago from Ali of Another Tuneless Racket fanzine from Scotland, in which the author questioned the reasoning ...

Aztec Camera.....After The Fall

Report and Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 3 January 1981

  FLICKING THROUGH the yellow faded pages of a 1913 storybook entitled Happy Rhymes And Funny Times, you come to a page with a picture of ...

The Clash, The Slits: Music Machine, London

Live Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 6 January 1979

A love that burns ...

Crass are crass

Comment by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 2 February 1980

IT SEEMS, at the present at any rate, there's no escaping The Crass Phenomenon. The "alternative charts" (the accurate few at that!) see them emerging ...

The Cure: Kill or Cure

Report and Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 27 January 1979

  WHEN YOU "do the singles", as we in the trade like to term the chore, it's a harrowing task. ...

The Distractions, The Fall, Joy Division: The Fall, Joy Division, the Distractions et al: Stuff The Superstars Special, Mayflower Club, Manchester

Live Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 4 August 1979

Manchester city fun ...

The Durutti Column: Columnar Collusions

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 16 August 1980

DURUTTI FRUTTI, THE DAVE McCULLOUGH FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH ...

Echo & The Bunnymen: Echo & the Bunnymen: Bunnymen in a Handbag Factory — Crocodiles 1; Bunnymen: 0

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 5 July 1980

Dave McCullough doesn't fret as E & The B's go AoR ...

Echo & The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes: The Teardrop Explodes, Echo & the Bunnymen: Zoo Games

Report and Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 25 August 1979

A small label at the warm end of the cold wave. The music of the Eighties! says Dave McCullough. ...

Essential Logic: The Logical Song

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 17 November 1979

DAVE McCULLOUGH FINDS THE SPIRIT OF FIFTIES JAZZ ALIVE AND WELL IN DEEPEST ACTON ...

The Fall: Live At The Witch Trials (Step Forward SFLB 1) *****

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 24 March 1979

Music for the man who has everything (and wants it all on one album) ...

Felt: A Felt Tip

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 17 January 1981

THIS IS getting ridiculous. I'll have to do a heavy metal band soon. You mean you don't even drink? Jon Lawrence said No with a ...

Felt: The Moonlight Club, London

Live Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 31 January 1981

RATHER FRAGILE and stark, Felt played the Moonlight as support to some Godforsaken lacquery crew named Modern English and most of the time looked distinctly ...

Al Green: The Venue, London

Live Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 1 September 1979

FA FA fa fa love song! Al Green used to be a soul singer and now he's An Entertainer. Fa fa fa fa, goodbye! ...

The Human League: Travelogue (Virgin V2160) ***

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 24 May 1980

Paradoxes in industry chic ...

The Jam: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 15 December 1979

Slap your back ...

Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures (Factory Records Fact 10) *****

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 14 July 1979

DEATH DISCO ...

Joy Division: Pseud Yourself

Report and Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 11 August 1979

TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE MANCUNIAN WAY — DAVE McCULLOUGH GETS NO JOY (INFORMATION-WISE) FROM JOY DIVISION ...

Joy Division, New Order: FAC~T or Fiction

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 12 June 1982

Dave McCullough corresponds with Factory boss TONY WILSON. ...

The Mekons, The Raincoats: The Raincoats: The Raincoats (Rough Trade Rough 3)**; The Mekons: The Quality Of Mercy Is Not Strnen (Virgin V2143)*

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 8 December 1979

Shrieks from the Grove ...

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Techno Conservationists

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 25 October 1980

Dave McCullough bumps into Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ...

Pere Ubu: "We wanna beat the art rap"

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 20 September 1980

David Thomas and Mayo Thompson tell DAVE McCULLOUGH: "We're not weird/bleak/gloomy etc" and also give him the name of an excellent tailor ...

Pink Floyd: The Wall (EMI SHSP 4111)*

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 1 December 1979

There can only be one place to line up tax-exile millionaires who make concept albums about what a terrible hand life has dealt them... UP AGAINST ...

Scritti Politti: The Nitty Gritty on Scritti Politti

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 13 January 1979

Tea and empathy shared by DAVE McCULLOUGH                                                           * ...

Scritti Politti: This week's literary headline... Turn Of The Scrits

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 8 December 1979

Scritti Politti are the Henry James of rock, says DAVE McCULLOUGH, THE JOURNALIST. ...

Simple Minds: Not as simple as all that

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 19 January 1980

Simple Minds talk to DAVE ("we hoped it would someone nicer") McCULLOUGH ...

The Slits: Awkward in Interviews, Awkward in Life

Report and Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 22 September 1979

DAVE McCULLOUGH CONFRONTS THE SLITS ...

The Specials: Specials (2 Tone CDL TT5001)***

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 20 October 1979

Rudies in a rut ...

The Specials: Moonlight Club, London

Live Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 24 March 1979

Speciality of the house ...

The Specials: Rude Boys in the Jungle

Profile and Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 7 April 1979

DAVE McCULLOUGH REJOICES AS THE SPECIAL AKA (MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE SPECIALS) BREAK FREE AND GAIN COMPLETE CONTROL. ...

Swell Maps: A Trip To Marineville

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 7 July 1979

YOU EITHER talk about the reality that is rock and roll or you talk about nothing. You either express truth or you express 'Truth', the ...

This Heat: This Heat (Piano Records This 1)****

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 8 September 1979

Metallic, but not nocturnal. Knoworrimean? Probably not ...

U2 Can Have A Body Like Mine

Profile and Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 12 January 1980

LIKE HEY! What is going on around me? ...

U2: Moonlight Club, London

Live Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 8 December 1979

Honesty goes out of control ...

The Undertones: 'Teenage Kicks' Is The Undertones' EP

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 30 September 1978

DAVE McCULLOUGH FINDS PURE PUNK IN DARKEST DERRY ...

The Undertones: The Undertones (Sire SRK 6070)*****

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 5 May 1979

Teenage dreamland ...

The Undertones: Teenage Hicks

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 12 April 1980

The Undertones backlash starts here. Well, not really. But Dave McCullough is worried... ...

Young Marble Giants: Let's Hear It For Quiet Music

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 17 May 1980

Young Marble Giants come down off their pedestal to talk with DAVE McCULLOUGH ...

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