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Kieron Tyler

Kieron Tyler

Kieron Tyler has contributed to Britain's MOJO magazine since 1999 and is the author of Smashing It Up: A Decade Of Chaos With The Damned, the critically-acclaimed and definitive biography of the first decade of the pioneering British punk rock band. His writing has also appeared in Billboard (America), The Guardian, i (the newspaper), The Independent, Les Inrockuptibles (France), Music Week, Q, Rumba (Finland) and Ugly Things (America). He lives in North London.

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The 101'ers, The Clash, Joe Strummer: Joe Strummer: The Man Who Would Be King

Retrospective and Interview by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, 2005

The 101'ers were about to hit the big time. But then Joe Strummer found punk.  ...

Aphrodite's Child: The Fabulous Furry Greek Brothers

Retrospective by Kieron Tyler, Mojo Collections, Fall 2001

The apocalyptic rock of Aphrodite's Child spawned Demis Roussos and Vangelis. ...

Sonny Bono: Inner Views

Review by Kieron Tyler, Record Collector, March 2000

IN AUTUMN 1999, Rhino launched Rhino Handmade, a new label dedicated to issuing CDs via the internet (www. rhinohandmade,com). All Rhino Handmade CDs are limited, ...

David Bowie: The Next Day

Review by Kieron Tyler, Arts Desk, The, 27 February 2013

The return of the Thin White Duke after a ten year silence does not disappoint ...

Gene Clark: No Other

Review by Kieron Tyler, Arts Desk, The, 3 November 2019

Deep-digging revisitation of one of the pre-punk 70s' best albums ...

Bobby Darin: "And This Is Me"

Retrospective by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, March 2005

FROM '50S TEEN idol to '60s folk singer, Bobby Darin never stopped packing a handful of startling singing careers into 15 short, debauched years. Not ...

Deep Purple: Friends Reunited

Retrospective and Interview by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, January 2003

They invented symphonic rock, wrote the world's dumbest riff and excelled in lunacy, greed and very long solos. Kieron Tyler charts the stop-start metal excess ...

Jackie DeShannon: Jackie de Shannon: Majestic DeShannon

Retrospective and Interview by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, June 2006

Jackie Deshannon — Folk Rock Pioneer, Chart Artist and Songwriter of Renown ...

The Doors: The Soft Parade/Dance on Fire

Film/DVD/TV Review by Kieron Tyler, Arts Desk, The, 4 June 2017

Jim Morrison and Co.'s confusing visual legacy suffers from lack of upgrades ...

Eater: The Article

Retrospective and Interview by Kieron Tyler, Ugly Things, 2002

ALTHOUGH EATER were at the centre of the great British punk rock storm of 1976, they've never been treated with the cap-doffing respect granted to ...

Esquivel, Arthur Lyman, Ken Nordine: Adventures in Stereo

Retrospective by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, January 2001

Whatever happened to the days of the Teldec stereophonic systems and orthophonic sound? Kieron Tyler winds up the victrola and trips hack into a world ...

First Aid Kit: MOJO Working: First Aid Kit

Report and Interview by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, November 2017

Sweden's Soderberg sisters return, with electric guitar, more keyboards, members of Midlake and Wilco, and Peter Buck. ...

Kim Fowley, Tomorrow, Keith West: A Teenage Opera: Testing… Testing…

Retrospective by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, February 2004

Brainchild of German Phil Spector wannabe Mark Wirtz and UK psych hopefuls Tomorrow, A Teenage Opera promised to be the grandest psychedelic production of the ...

John Foxx, Ultravox: Q&A: John Foxx

Interview by Kieron Tyler, Arts Desk, The, 2 September 2016

The leader of the original Ultravox on challenging the punk era's orthodoxies and the band as an art project ...

Ezra Furman: MOJO Rising: Ezra Furman

Profile and Interview by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, October 2015

The "gender-wobbly", weirdo Springsteen talks doo wop, fearlessness and Judaism. ...

Charlotte Gainsbourg: Born Again Gainsbourg

Interview by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, October 2006

Serge's girl Charlotte returns with her first album since 1986. ...

Howe Gelb, Giant Sand: Sands of time — Way Too Much Light: Howe Gelb And Friends

Live Review by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, December 2015

Thirty years of Giant Sand celebrated with guests aplenty at Danish arts festival. ...

John Grant and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra: Harpa Eldborg, Reykjavik

Live Review by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, February 2016

JOHN GRANT does not take the easy route. After the release of his third solo album, he could have relaxed and soaked up the warm ...

Lykke Li: MOJO Working

Interview by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, March 2014

Heavy sorrow and the revealing light of Los Angeles combine on the third album from emotional Swede. ...

Lykke Li: Village Underground, London

Live Review by Kieron Tyler, Arts Desk, The, 9 May 2014

A bold night of new songs from Sweden's sorrowful singer-songwriter ...

Métal Urbain: Vive Le Punk!

Retrospective by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, July 2004

Unearthed! The French punk bands that gave The Damned a run for their money. Kieron Tyler offers a belated "Salut!" ...

Michel Polnareff: Buried Treasure: Michel Polnareff: "Polnareff's" (Disc AZ Stec LP 81 France only)

Review by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, August 2001

This month in our series of forgotten classics: a temperamental Frenchman sculpts "genius" soundscape ...

The Nazz: Hello It's Me

Retrospective and Interview by Kieron Tyler, MOJO '60s, 2011

Their record company wanted the new Monkees, but guitarist Todd Rundgren had bigger plans for THE NAZZ, his ill-fated Philadelphia powerpop dandies. ...

One Direction: Crazy About One Direction, Channel 4

Film/DVD/TV Review by Kieron Tyler, Arts Desk, The, 16 August 2013

Lazy and shallow look at the fan phenomenon surrounding the world's biggest boy band ...

Jimmy Page, The Yardbirds: Jimmy Page: Educating Jimmy

Retrospective by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, May 2001

Before Jimmy Page became a rock god, he was a sonic apprentice par excellence. ...

Lou Reed: The Velvet Evolution

Retrospective by Kieron Tyler, Mojo Collections, Fall 2001

Even the coolest stars had to learn their craft at some point and Lou Reed was no exception. Kieron Tyler picks the dark one's early ...

The Saints: It Came From Down Under

Retrospective by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, November 2004

The Saints were punk before punk, four Australian rebels with a paint-peeling sound and the ultimate screw-you attitude. Kieron Tyler charts their short, sharp startling ...

Del Shannon: Buried Treasure: Del Shannon's Home And Away

Retrospective by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, February 2001

US pop singer hits London, meets Andrew Oldham, makes psych classic. ...

Vince Taylor: The Leper Messiah

Retrospective by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, November 2000

Black leather, bike chains, orange make-up, a Christ complex: Vince Taylor was the ultimate nut rocker. Kieron Tyler tells the tragic tale of a '60s ...

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