Assorted scribblings of a dog-eared music journalist


A mixture of large features and smaller, interview-based pieces that appeared in regular Melody Maker sections such as Sidelines, Stone Free and Advance

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BANDULU The dubby techno crew whose stereo goes up to 11 (1993)
BOMB THE BASS Tim Simenon and Loretta Heywood on "Winter In July" (1991)
CARTER USM An early interview with the unstoppable twosome (1988)
CAS CARNABY FIVE Down the pub with Tom Smith, ex-Gee Mr Tracy (1988)
CRANIUM HF All you need to know is the HF stands for Head Fuck (1993)
DIGITAL UNDERGROUND Talking about a totally different kind of oddity (1989)
FLOWERED UP Liam Maher on the epic "Weekender" (1992)
THE FRANK AND WALTERS "We're romantic and optimistic punks" (1993)
FUGAZI Playing it straight and keeping it hardcore (1989)
FUN-DA-MENTAL The UK hip hop group touted as "the Asian Public Enemy" (1992)
GUNS N' ROSES How Slash's words came back to haunt him (1988)
JAH WOBBLE The former PiL bassmeister rocks the dancefloor with "Bomba" (1990)
JAMIROQUAI Back when nobody knew how to pronounce the band's name (1993)
JUST-ICE Aka Sir Vicious, the true original gangsta of hip hop (1989)
LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY "I am Hitler! I rule the swastika!" (1987)
LEFTFIELD Meet the pioneers of progressive house (1992)
MASQUE Bringing theatre to rock – and rock to the theatre (1987)
NAGAMATZU Taking the baton from Cabaret Voltaire, 23 Skidoo and Clock DVA (1986)
NIRVANA Interviewed a few weeks after Dave Grohl joined the band (1990)
NWA Introducing Compton's notorious rap outfit (1989)
POP WILL EAT ITSELF Grebos, pornography and Italia 90 (1990)
PRIMAL SCREAM Bobby Gillespie on the making of "Loaded" (1990)
THE ROCKINGBIRDS They've got a stetson and they're gonna to use it (1992)
S'EXPRESS Mark Moore back in the earliest days of DJ culture (1988)
THE SHAMEN Once upon a time, there was an indie band from Aberdeen... (1987)
SHUT UP AND DANCE Storming the charts with "Raving, I'm Raving" (1992)
SOHO Double trouble with singing sisters Jackie and Pauline (1988)
SOUNDGARDEN Chris Cornell on love, sex and transforming himself into a hologram(1989)
TERRY EDWARDS "I'm not trying to be wilfully eccentric" (1992)
UNDERWORLD Three blokes from Essex dubbing no bass with yer head, man (1994)
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