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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The Big Dance Explosion Bang, 22nd January 1994

A-Z of Club Culture, 22nd January 1994

I said dance muthafucka!

Melody Maker’s 15 page special to club culture to be posted over the next few days. I’ve decided to split it up because the content’s too disparate and difficult to tag and categorise in one post. Once this is out of the way I’m going to just start picking random stuff again for a bit.

This post for the excellently titled (and excellent)

A selection of whistles and glowsticks to these blogs to:

See – it’s like I never went away.

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The 1992 Reading Festival review, 12th September 1992.

Writers: Everett True, Jim Arundel, Shane Danielsen, Andrew Smith, Simon Price, Sharon O’Connell

Photographers: Kevin Westenberg, Stephen Sweet, Matt Bright, Steve Gullick

Those who also turned up to get drunk: Allan Jones, Steve Sutherland, Andrew Mueller, Ben Turner, Sally Margret Joy, Ben Stud, Ngaire, Black Mat Smith, Clint Poppie

Apart from the mud this was the infamous Reading Festival where ET pushed Kurt onto the stage in a wheelchair. Has the story of how and why that came about been told already? If so please post a link and if not then can I tempt the story from the horse’s mouth?

UPDATE: Discussion about Reading and particularly this Reading Festival over on the WSC message board prompted by Simon Price considering breaking a 21 year attendance record.

And if you’re looking for a timeline of Reading Festival from inception to present day then this site if worth a look

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The Cramps, Sheep on Drugs, Jesus Jones, Ned's Atomic Dustbin live, 26th October 1991

Given the death of Lux Interior this week, picking this issue now seems remarkably prescient.

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Simon Reynolds interviews Elastica 25th March 1995 - part 1

Simon Reynolds interviews Elastica, 25th March 1995 - part 2

Simon Reynolds interviews Elastica, 25th March 1995. Photos by Tom Sheehan.

The height of Britpop finds Justine reflecting on success and fame with Simon Reynolds. This is the interview that goes with this cover I’ve previously posted.

There’s a nice companion piece to this, from another former MM journalist Andrew Smith, in this interesting and lengthy Observer interview from 2002, where Justine Frischmann reflects on the aftermath of Elastica and this period in her life.

If Wikipedia is to be believed Justine has recently got married and is now studying visual arts and psychology at Naropa University. I hope she’s happier now.


Some pics from Justine Frischmann’s wedding are up on flickr. Someone posted the link on the Drowned in Sound forum board…so if you’re interested.

It’s on a farm with traditional Japanese umbrellas, and MIA’s the bridesmaid!