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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.

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25 articles

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Generation X, The 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) ...

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') ...

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 ...

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 ...

The 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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