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Pat Long

Pat Long

Pat Long was Assistant Editor of the NME and, later, Head Of News Development at The Times and Sunday Times. His book The History of the NME was published in 2012 by Portico Books. Pat passed away after brain cancer in August 2018.

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Graham Coxon: The Blur Switch Project

Profile and Interview by Pat Long, Select, July 2000

No more teen adulation for Blur's guitarist. On his new solo LP, Graham Coxon is going underground. ...

Devo: We Are Legend

Report and Interview by Pat Long, The Guardian, 2 May 2009

New wave oddballs Devo used to warn that consumerism was crumbling. Now they're back to say we told you so. Pat Long tips his funny ...

Reg King obituary

Obituary by Pat Long, The Guardian, 7 November 2010

REG KING, who has died from cancer aged 65, was one of the most accomplished white British soul singers of the 1960s. Fronting his band ...

Humphrey Lyttelton, Radiohead: Radiohead recruit new member!

Report and Interview by Pat Long, Q, April 2001

Brit jazz veteran Humphrey Lyttleton helps out on new album's free-form epic. ...

Six By Seven: The Closer You Get

Review by Pat Long, Select, May 2000

Nottingham quintet's "fast, furious, angry" follow-up to 1998's underachieving The Things We Make album. ...

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The Ghost of Roland Barthes is Suitably Perplexed: NME in the Post-Punk Era

Book Excerpt by Pat Long, Portico Books, March 2012

NOTE: In this excerpt from his History of the NME, published in the UK by Portico, Pat Long chronicles the decline of the world's top ...

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