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Jane Suck

Jane Solanas is a pseudonym for Jane Suck
Jane Suck

Jane Suck was one of Sounds' main writers on punk rock. She later wrote for the NME under the byline Jane Solanas. Jane died in January 2023.

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Generation X, Sex Pistols: Just Dropped Intuh Tha Fun House: Impressions Of The Roxy

Report by Jane Suck, Sounds, 12 February 1977

I CAME to see Generation X and to look for prospective musicians as I had been assured that the floor was knee deep in 'em ...

X-Ray Spex: Roxy, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 19 March 1977

THE DEATH knoll. ...

Siouxsie & The Banshees, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers: Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Rings: Music Machine, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 28 May 1977

Getting those (Chinese) rocks off ...

Wayne County & The Electric Chairs: Marquee, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 4 June 1977

AT NINE years of age I decapitated my dolls and donated a life to rock'n'roll. Nights like tonight I understand just why. (Gasp) it was ...

Siouxsie & the Banshees: Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment

Profile by Jane Suck, Sounds, 25 June 1977

Outrage is the game, Siouxsie and the Banshees is the name ...

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Siouxsie And The Banshees: Vortex, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 3 September 1977

"I DON'T know what it is, but it isn't rock 'n' roll." The Banshees quote Glen Matlock's response to their last Vortex gig with pride. ...

John Cale: The Weirdest John Cale Interview You've Ever Read...

Interview by Jane Suck, Sounds, 3 September 1977

I COULD be some other little girl reporter and tell you how I arrived for the interview on the verge of imminent throw-up; how I ...

Adam & The Ants: The Ants: Nashville, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 24 September 1977

avAntgarde ...

The Slits, The Subway Sect: Subway Sect/The Slits: Music Machine, Camden, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 8 October 1977

Sect stumble. Slits excite ...

Iggy Pop: TRUE LIFE ROMANCE LIBRARY PRESENTS... The Day A Young Gurl's Dream Came True...

Interview by Jane Suck, Sounds, 29 October 1977

RAGS TO riches. I met Iggy Pop. He opened the door stark naked. I sat in his lap. Got three kisses. Spent two whole days ...

Adam & The Ants, Siouxsie & The Banshees: Siouxsie & the Banshees, Adam & the Ants: Vortex, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Record Mirror, 5 November 1977

"WE ARE not human..." Support band The Ants are bizarre. More at home on Mars than the bondage mag they look like they just fell ...

Blondie: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 26 November 1977

Would you let this girl play with your maraccas? (Sexist headline of the week) ...

Donna Summer: Once Upon A Time (Casablanca) *****

Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 26 November 1977

I LOVE Sharon Tate, the Baader-Meinhof Gang, Donna Summer and ice cubes... oh, sod that for a lark. Who'd have thought that a concept (double) ...

New Musick

Comment by Jon Savage, Jane Suck, Sounds, 26 November 1977

FOR LIFE ON REWIND/FAST FORWARD/PLAY/RECORD/STOP/..... ...

Penetration, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers: London, Vortex

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 3 December 1977

No more heroes ...

Adam & The Ants: Whip In My Valise

Profile by Jane Suck, Sounds, 10 December 1977

'The angel Ga-briel sent me to give you a little bit of sympathy...' ('Plastic Surgery') ...

Patti Smith: "And I Feel Like Some Misplaced Joan Of Arc"

Comment by Jane Suck, Sounds, 21 January 1978

MAYBE PATTI Smith is a modern day martyr, though God forbid we get heady and intellectual about good old rock'n'roll, hah? Pass the tequila, I ...

Blondie: Peroxide Pop-Rock: Blondie: Plastic Letters (Chrysalis) *****

Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 28 January 1978

I'VE WAITED months for this album and now I 've got it (white label and unfinished sleeve, vinyl junkies!) ...

Blondie: At last, a genuine artistic (well, it ain't sexist) pic of Debbie Harry in Sounds &...

Interview by Jane Suck, Sounds, 4 February 1978

I'M ALLOWED to say that a bomb dropped on my head whilst walking round the corner from Covent Garden Tube station to meet the band, ...

The Adverts: Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts (Anchor)*****

Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 11 February 1978

One Chord Wonders: no blunders ...

The Adverts: Vicarious Thrills + Pol-A-Ticks: Crossing The Irish Sea With The Adverts

Report and Interview by Jane Suck, Sounds, 18 February 1978

ACTUALLY, WE didn't swim across, we flew in a chartered taxi-cab with Rosalind Russell (Record Mirror) on the wing and a two-hour vomiting session courtesy ...

Buzzcocks: The Buzzcocks: Another Music In A Different Kitchen (United Artists UAG 30519)*****

Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 4 March 1978

A real kitchen sink drama ...

Buzzcocks, Penetration, The Slits: The Buzzcocks: Another Movie In A Different Cinema

Report and Interview by Jane Suck, Sounds, 25 March 1978

I SMOKE TOO much. I drink too much. I do drugs and don't get off, and, according to Dead Fingers Talk's manager and all the ...

Cherry Vanilla: The Tart With The Golden Heart: Cherry Vanilla: Bad Girl (RCA 25122) ****

Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 8 April 1978

ARE YOU AFFECTED BY emotional distress, Cherry? It could well affect the number of stars I allocate to you… ...

Patti Smith, Tapper Zukie: Tapper Zukie: Music Machine, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 15 April 1978

OH WELL, head for new horizons, I suppose. ...

Kraftwerk: We ARE Showroom Dummies

Report by Jane Suck, Sounds, 22 April 1978

Kraftwerk's hottest platter gets poseur preview ...

Jilted John, Julie & Gordon: The World Of Jilted John

Interview by Jane Suck, ZigZag, October 1978

GORDON IS A morrr-onnnn Gordon is a morrr-onnnn Julie is a pain in the arse burble burble ad infinitum.... ...

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