Jonh Wilde interviews The Stone Roses part 1, 9th December 1989

Jonh Wilde interviews The Stone Roses part 2, 9th December 1989

Jonh Wilde interviews The Stone Roses part 1, 9th December 1989. Photos by Paul Rider

This for Steven who runs www.thestoneroses.co.uk to make into another cute little pdf book thing.

I know I’ve been lax again recently with the blog but I’ve had a break through at home with the dark art of wi-fi configuration so hopefully that’ll encourage me to post on a more regular basis.

Bookmark and Share

Mick Mercer reviews the singles of the week, 9th December 1989

Mick Mercer reviews the singles of the week, 9th December 1989.

Reviewing these singles takes me back and my, what breadth of content on this page. From the mainstream pap of Bros, Brother Beyond and their ilk, a fading Duran Duran, the big hitters like Billy Joel and Bon Jovi to the obscurest indie Metal Monkey Machine and eveything inbetween to Van Morrison with Cliff fucking Richard!

All About Eve took the single of the week honours with a song that isn’t Martha’s Harbour, possibly because they hadn’t written it yet – I can’t be bothered to look it up but I feel they will be *so* pleased to see some retrospective recognition for *any* of their other songs.

It seems like a good time to drop this link to a nostalgic Guardian article and list compilation, where Johnny Dee asks

“1989 was a momentous year for music as De La Soul, the Stone Roses and acid house defined the zeitgeist. So how come we were all listening to Jive Bunny?”

Knock yourselves out.

Bookmark and Share

Simon Price reviews Mudhoney and Nirvana live at the Astoria, 9th December 1989

Simon Price reviews Mudhoney and Nirvana live at the Astoria, 9th December 1989. Photos by Stephen Sweet.

Excellent early review here of (third on the bill) Nirvana, Tad and Mudhoney. I particularly liked the Mr. Men shtick. And I think Price calls Nirvana (still waiting on the real tunes to turn up) with remarkable clarity, “The singer guitarist is pretty graceful in a long haired kinda way…but the frog legged bassist will have to go”

By the time Mudhoney take to the stage there are “…bodies apparently flying out of thin air. At one point they’re actually colliding mid-dive. It’s hard to believe that such a volatile, earth-eating, shit-kicking noise could emanate from these four bambi-like figures”

Bookmark and Share

The Stone Roses on the cover of Melody Maker, 9th December 1989

The Stone Roses on the cover of Melody Maker, 9th December 1989. Photos by Paul Rider

It’s the 20th anniversary of The Stone Roses. Amazing. This for The Stone Roses site. Lots of archive scans of the Roses there all put together as amazing little pdf like documents

Bookmark and Share

Neil Kulkarni reviews GVSB by Girls Against Boys, 2nd March 1996

Not a Kulkarni rant but Kulkarni nonetheless.

Bookmark and Share

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

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

Bookmark and Share

Ian Watson quizes Supergrass, 2nd March 1996

Ian Watson quizzes Supergrass, 2nd March 1996.

It’s Wolverine, the wife swapper from Primrose Hill and the other one.

God this is so dull but then it’s probably not meant to be read by 38 year old men. The only piece of trivia to be gained from this is that Phil Jupitas used to be the warm-up man for The White Room and that Danny thinks “It’s quite a beautiful, fascinating thing watching a turd come out of someone’s arse”. And that, presumably, from the man when he hasn’t snorted a blizzard of cocaine. Man those parties with Sadie must have been positively Bacchanalian.

I’m sure Google’s going to make me regret typing that combination of words into the blog.

Bookmark and Share