Touched by the hand of Mod - Taylor Parkes & Sarah Manning, 19th November 1994

Touched by the hand of Mod – Taylor Parkes & Sarah Manning, 19th November 1994.

Taylor – this is the piece that Robin quoted on his blog recently.

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Touched by the hand of Mod - Phil Daniels Rebellious Jukebox, 19th November 1994

Phil Daniels Rebellious Jukebox, 19th November 1994.

This is for Grace, although I’m not sure she’ll even remember why by now. Hint: The clue’s in the intro.

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Andrew Mueller reviews The Best Of New Order, 19th November 1994

Andrew Mueller reviews The Best Of New Order, 19th November 1994. Image Pat Pope.

Another bullet in the chamber for Mueller, which given the intro to this piece, seems an even more appropriate metaphor than usual. Elsewhere Calvin Bush reviews a Mo’ Wax compilation and ET reviews Da Brat.

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Touched by the hand of Mod - Catlin Moran on Menswear, 19th November 1994

Touched by the hand of Mod (and the hand of Goth by the looks of those shoes second from right)

Caitlin Moran on Menswear, 19th November 1994. Photo by Piers Allardyce.

“We had a plan and it appears to be working. All we have to do now is be brilliant” says Johnny.

Yeah that’s always the tricky part isn’t it?

Touched by the hand of Mod - Melody Maker cover, 19th November 1994

Touched by the hand of Mod – Melody Maker cover, 19th November 1994. Photo by Pat Pope.

For everyone at 2StrokeBuzz.com

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On the day Jade Goody gets married there’s sage comment from Mr. Agreeable.

“Do you yearn for notoriety? Then you’re probably a c***”

I wonder what the Mark Coyle from 1991 might have written to his future self if this interesting website had been available back then?

Still nothing from any of the former featured c***’s.

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So there was this one time…at a Slowdive gig…
where somehow I caught the eye of Rachel during one of the band’s more ethereal instrumental passages and for a second or two we studied each other, something intangible passing between us, and then she turned away with a coquettish smile, borne out of what exactly….embarrassment, flattery, irrepressible derision?

Reminds me of Larkin’s Wild Oats,
“I believe I met beautiful twice. She was trying Both times (so I thought) not to laugh.”

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Chris Roberts reviews Mercury Rev's Yerself Is Steam, 16th February 1991

Truth be told this is a pretty uninspiring issue of Melody Maker but there is this, a review of Mercury Rev’s debut, a record that’s brought me immeasurable pleasure over the years and for which I’m grateful to long time friend and sometime commentator Phil for telling me about. The fact that pointless, one hit wonder, girl duo Soho get the featured review spot seems incomprehensible to me – the only reason HippyChick was a hit was because it used a Smiths sample which seemed quite daring and novel back in 1991.

If you’ve only ever heard latterday Rev then you MUST get hold of a copy of Yerself Is Steam, one of my Top10 records of all time.

Oh and no…I couldn’t fucking dig it and it still amazes me that Vodafone did

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David Stubbs interviews The KLF, 16th February 1991

David Stubbs interviews (and gets arrested with) The KLF, 16th February 1991. Photos by Kevin Westenberg

This is the original article that David Stubbs wrote an update/remembrance piece on over at The Quietus in 2008
http://thequietus.com/articles/00312-david-stubbs-recalls-getting-arrested-with-the-klf

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Jimmy Cauty on the cover of Melody Maker, 16th February 1991. Photo by Kevin Westenberg

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