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Tim Footman

Tim Footman

Tim Footman has written for The Guardian, Mojo, Time Out, Careless Talk Costs Lives and many other publications. His most recent book is Welcome to the Machine: OK Computer and the Death of the Classic Album. He blogs at http://culturalsnow.blogspot.com.

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Belle And Sebastian: Belle and Sebastian: Brixton Academy, London (3 April, 2002)

Live Review by Tim Footman, Careless Talk Costs Lives, June 2002

THE QUEEN MOTHER has been dead for four days. I remember reading that she was a dab hand on the bongos. Belle and Sebastian have ...

Elvis Costello: Elvis Goes Mellow?

Interview by Tim Footman, Flipside, 1999

IT'S A TOUGH JOB, but someone's gotta do it. Declan Patrick 'Aloysius' McManus, aka Napoleon Dynamite, aka The Imposter, aka Tiny Hands Of Concrete; a ...

The Ink Spots: Blotting Up The Tears: The Ink Spots as avatars of indie

Essay by Tim Footman, Tangents, 2001

DON ESTELLE WAS in the identity parade on Never Mind The Buzzcocks the other evening. Leaving aside the leap of imagination required to contemplate that ...

Maher Shalal Hash Baz: 93 Feet East, London

Live Review by Tim Footman, Careless Talk Costs Lives, August 2002

PROFANE: Someone has lipsticked "cunt slut" on the wall of the disabled toilet. ...

Mogwai, Primal Scream, The Shop Assistants, The Wedding Present: 96 Tears

Retrospective by Tim Footman, Tangents, December 2002

I FELT A RUSH of nostalgically bad haircuts and Proustian army surplus anoraks while reading Alistair [Flitchett]'s consideration of C86. Nostalgia also for the days ...

Radiohead: 'Subterranean Homesick Alien' and the Poetry of Perspective

Book Excerpt by Tim Footman, Chrome Dreams, 2007

Excerpt from Welcome to the Machine: OK Computer and the Death of the Classic Album ...

The Ramones, The Smiths: Everett True: Hey Ho Let's Go – The Story Of The Ramones/Simon Goddard: The Smiths – Songs That Saved Your Life

Book Review by Tim Footman, Tangents, 2002

THERE'S MORE THAN one way to string a Strat, and there are several ways to tell the story of a band. The most obvious is ...

Peter Skellern: Stardust and Coaldust: The melancholy magnificence of Peter Skellern

Retrospective by Tim Footman, Tangents, 2001

FOR VARIOUS REASONS I've been thinking about brass bands lately. Maybe it's a spin-off from my (by now doubtless wearying) fanboy crush on Hiroo Nakazaki's ...

Pete Wylie: God's Busker (I Wish You'd Believe Me)

Retrospective by Tim Footman, Tangents, 2002

It's sinful.... ...

List of genre pieces

Gathering Moss: The Fossilisation of Rolling Stone

Comment by Tim Footman, Rock's Backpages, November 2003

BILLY JOEL? Billy fucking Joel??? ...

Notes Towards a Definition Of “Indie”

Essay by Tim Footman, Careless Talk Costs Lives, January 2003

From: Jerry Thackray. To: Contributors. Sent: 15 April 2002 08:21. Subject: From MOJO. "Opening with an editorial diatribe about the state of the music press, ...

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