Month: October 2012

Carter 1993 Interview

Original Post here Deadline | Feature | October 1993 CARTER USM THE UNSTOPPABLE TEAM deadlinecarter1 “You wouldn’t happen to have any champers, would you?” asks the man in the doorway, his bushy eyebrows jiggling up and down in excited expectation. They look like epileptic caterpillars. Jim Bob and Fruitbat make no attempt to reply. […]

What else was going on in ’88?

Original Post here Melody Maker | Album | 20 August 1988 | Photo: Tom Sheehan THE WONDER STUFF THE EIGHT LEGGED GROOVE MACHINE Polydor albumwonderstuffgroove Somewhere up in the loft of every virtuous home there’s a tea chest brimming with a squashed, half-forgotten magic. Here there are toys, metal, plastic and fluffy, the rags […]

The Shamen Boss Drum

Original Post here – Melody Maker | Album | 12 September 1992 THE SHAMEN BOSS DRUM – One Little Indian Records There are times when I can’t help thinking this is the biggest pile of shite I’ve ever heard in my life. There are also times when I’m of almost the opposite opinion. Confused? Man, you […]

The Frank and Walters

Original post here Melody Maker | Feature | 9 January 1993 | Photos: Stephen Sweet THE FRANK AND WALTERS MAKING A SPLASH “Wow! Will you look at that now? Isn’t that just crazy?” Ashley Keating, The Frank And Walters’ ever-smiling drummer, points at the flamingos hovering above the palm trees. He wipes his brow […]

Shut Up and Dance

Original post here Melody Maker | Feature | 6 June 1992 | Photo: Stephen Sweet SHUT UP AND DANCE RAVING MAD “It’s fucking crazy. It’s completely fucking mad. We can’t stop celebrating. We’ve been off our fucking heads since Thursday.” Thursday was when Shut Up And Dance learnt that their new single, “Raving I’m […]

PWEI Melody Maker June 1990

In honour of the upcoming gig Original post here Melody Maker | Feature | 2 June 1990 POP WILL EAT ITSELF PORN TO BE WILD Neither the Football Association nor, astonishingly, FIFA’s UK representatives are entirely sure who will be presenting the 1990 World Cup to the winners in Italy in a few weeks […]

Flowered Up in Melody Maker

Melody Maker | Feature | 18 April 1992 | Photo: Tom Sheehan FLOWERED UP CROCUS POCUS Trust Flowered Up to come up with the name “Debauchery” for the unofficial launch party for their new single, “Weekender”. And trust them to take over a huge private house in a swanky London suburb rather than hire a […]

In honour of the upcoming Carter gig

Original Post here Melody Maker | Sidelines | 6 August 1988 CARTER USM SEX MECHANICS “I dunno really. We just looked at a pot of jam on the table and thought, ‘Let’s call it Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine’. No, actually, we opened a phone book and picked the first name we saw. It […]

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