David Stubbs reviews the singles of the week, 6th May 1989

Stubbs is, as always, very good value in these reviews. Interesting to note Stubbs take on the Motown resurections of Sam Brown. One can only wonder what Mr. Agreeable would have thought of Amy Winehouse. It would be great if I could compile Spotify playlists for all the tracks featured in these singles of the week review posts but sadly it’s really hard to find more than 50% of the tracks featured. That said, given Stubbs reviews of most of the records here, maybe that’s a good thing? Well I’ve grabbed what I can so judge for yourself (if you have Spotify) here’s the Singles of the week, 6th May 1989 playlist. Yes, the Robert Palmer track is fucking dreadful.

p.s. I’ve got that Telescopes single on 12″

p.p.s. I saw It Bites live around ’87 and the 16 year old me was very impressed by the guitar skills of the singer *hangs head in shame*

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The Stud Brother review Fade Out by Loop, 21st January 1989

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David Stubbs interviews Loop, 27th January 1990

David Stubbs interviews Loop, 27th January 1990. Photo by Tom Sheehan.

David Stubbs interviews The Butthole Surfers, 2nd April 1988

David Stubbs interviews The Butthole Surfers part2, 2nd April 1988

David Stubbs interviews The Butthole Surfers, 2nd April 1988. Photos by Andy Catlin.

You can either read this for the outrageous Stubbsianisms that pepper this interview, cf. “Plunging in at the anus and excavating, tunnelling a giant point of exit at the sockets, they are one part giant surge of flesh, one part holy revelation.” or for Gibby’s quotes, which ironically, sound a lot like Stubbs alter-ego to be – “Hue and what? Fuck me…Humourless and Cry [more like!]”

Either way it’s worth reading.  And if you’ve never heard of the Butthole Surfers then why not track down Locust Abortion Technician or Hairway to Steven

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) http://history-is-made-at-night.blogspot.com/

A selection of whistles and glowsticks to these blogs to:

http://www.drawerb.com/

http://teenshoegaze.blogspot.com/

http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/

http://thingsmagazine.net/index.htm

http://wordmagazine.co.uk/blog

See – it’s like I never went away.

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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.

David Stubbs reviews What's the Story Morning Glory, 30th September 1995

David Stubbs reviews What’s the Story (Morning Glory), 30th September 1995.

A very generous review from Stubbs. I was never a big fan of Definite Maybe but this record was a fucking disgrace after that and the fact that it sold by the truckload was the most depressing thing that happened in 1995.

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