Taylor Parkes reviews The Stone Roses 9th December 1995

Taylor Parkes reviews The Stone Roses, 9th December 1995. Photo Mark Benney.

“…and the collected non-old people of Bridlington and its surrounding villages go bananas (raisins, coconuts, sultanas)”

It’s terrible but it made me smile; and the glaring indignity of the fact that Brown has managed to carve out some sort of post-Roses career while Squire has retreated to his painting is underlined by the subsequent review.


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Taylor Parkes reviews Dex Dexter live at The Cell, 30th September 1995

Taylor Parkes reviews Dex Dexter live at The Cell, 30th September 1995

This review’s a bit ‘high concept’ for me.

Taylor Parkes reviews After Murder Park by The Auteurs, 2nd March1996

Taylor Parkes reviews After Murder Park by The Auteurs, 2nd March 1996

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Madder Rose live at the LA2 and Suede live at The Pavillion Theatre, Worthing, 19th February 1994

Sarah Kestle reviews Madder Rose live at the LA2 and Taylor Parkes reviews Suede live at The Pavillion Theatre, Worthing, 19th February 1994

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These seem quite popular so I’ll keep scanning em in. Dunno if I’m imagining it but seem to think Simon Price was somehow in the video for Whale’s – Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe.

And Cypress Hill – Insane in the Brain reminds me of living at 98 Wells St, Hackney. It got turned into an off-licence; which all of us that lived there thought fittingly appropriate.

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Taylor Parkes interviews Pizzicato Five, 1st April 1995

Taylor Parkes interviews Pizzicato Five, 1st April 1995. Photos by Pat Pope.

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Taylor Parkes reviews the singles of the week, 1st April 1995

Taylor Parkes reviews the singles of the week, 1st April 1995.

A rare column photo of the shy and retiring Mr. Parkes here in (ironic?) debonair, Zoolander mode. 8/10 for the ballsy “I haven’t heard it ” Menswear review.

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