Ian Gittins interviews Happy Mondays, 28th November 1987

Very early interview with the Mondays. Oh how the time has simply *flown* by. Don’t believe me? Well compare and contrast the above with this recent gem.

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Ian Gittins reviews Street Fighting Years by Simple Minds, 6th May 1989

This for http://twitter.com/poohugh

What does it sound like? Like this

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Chris Roberts reviews Disintergration, 6th May 1989

Quite a sniffy review for Disintergration. I always thought this was the last really decent album The Cure made.

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Ian Gittins interviews The Wedding Present, 22nd April 1989

Can’t believe we’ve made it to nearly 2 years of AMP without any Wedding Present so far. I’m sure Mr. Agreeable will have savaged Gedge and co. for the Ukrainian folk concept album. Nobody really liked it did they?

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Ian Gittins interviews D:Ream, 22nd December 1994

Things can only get better Gordon – especially after this truly low, LOW point from former GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips. She digs herself a hole and just keeps on diggin’. Can you watch to the end?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8280719.stm

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Ian Gittins reviews Shed Seven's Change Giver and Sharon O'Connell reviews Portishead's Dummy, 3rd September 1994

Ian Gittins reviews Shed Seven’s Change Giver and Sharon O’Connell reviews Portishead’s Dummy, 3rd September 1994.

You know I think there’s a Shed Seven song I quite like. It soundtracked a summer holiday job picking tomatoes and I vaguely remember them performing it on TOTP.

Ahh yes…thanks Spotify; it was Where Have You Been Tonight

[Hangs head in shame]

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Ian Gittins profiles The Cranberries in Sidelines, 20th July 1991

I’ve never understood the retrospective cringe factor expressed by many of the writers about their past work appearing on this site up to now. I’ve never tried to intentionally embarrass any of the writers. But this…thisĀ  is embarrassing. Ian – I’m really, really sorry but it’s too good not to post.

The Cure live at Wembley, 19-26 December 1987

With a new Cure album (and tour?) in the pipeline this seems topical. It’s a pretty funny review as it goes. Amazing to think that more than 20 years ago The Cure were playing a 3 night residency at Wembley arena.

Never been a massive fan myself but they’ve released some absolutely killer singles time, and time again, so good luck to Bob and whoever else makes up The Cure these days.

But really, it doesn’t matter what I think, or indeed what you think. No, what matters is what Ms Dayglo thinks. She doesn’t add people willy nilly y’know and it’s that bitchin’ punk attitude of hers that just takes my breath away.


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Ian Gittins interviews Moby on the release of Everything Is Wrong

Ian Gittins interviews Moby on the release of Everything Is Wrong. Taken from Melody Maker 25th March 1995


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Chris Roberts reviews Playing with Fire by Spacemen 3

Elsewhere in 7 point type…

David Stubbs reviews Ecstasy and Wine by My Bloody Valentine and North Pole by The Blipvert Bigtop.

Ian Gittins reviews Stewed To The Gills by Gaye Bikers on Acid.

Steve Sutherland reviews The Lover In Me by Sheena Easton because someone had to

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