Reading Festival Review - Cover, 3rd September 1994

Reading Festival Review - Friday, 3rd September 1994

Reading Festival Review - Saturday, 3rd September 1994

Reading Festival Review - Photos, 3rd September 1994

Reading Festival Review - Rumour Mill, 3rd September 1994

Reading Festival Review - Sunday, 3rd September 1994

Reading Festival Review - back cover, 3rd September 1994

1994 and another Reading Festival review. Note the Court in the Act column on page 33 as a source of great embarrassment to ET, oh and can someone answer Andrew Mueller’s question/mistaken caption (page 35) “Who the f*** is this?” even if it is 14 years too late. Come on…one of you must have slept with her.

Writers: Everett True, Andrew Mueller, Cathi Unsworth, Caitlin Moran, Sarra Manning, Dave Jennings, Dave Simpson, Ian Watson

Photographers: Tom Sheehan, Steve Gullick,Stephen Sweet, Matt Bright

Those who also turned up to get drunk: Allan Jones, Sharon O’ Connell, Simon Price

If you’ve been paying attention at the back you’ll know this one’s for Alex. Why not follow her on Twitter @loopingtheloop – she has a lovely turn of phrase – which, given she’s a journalist is probably to be expected.

Head like a cold…black as your bathroom mold…

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Talk Talk Talk featuring Mr Agreeable, 3rd September 1994

Talk Talk Talk featuring Mr Agreeable, 3rd September 1994.

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Sidelines - REM, The Pretenders, The B-52s and Erasure record for animal rights, 26th Oct 1991

Your wish, my command – etc. etc. I’d probably have skipped this without the request – I think now that you can see and read it for yourself you’ll understand why.

Mr. Agreeable savages Lush tomorrow.

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Richey Edwards still missing. NME news item, 4th March 1995.

Blame it on the fact that I was forced to read Roland Barthes, Mythologies at an impressionable age but all I can see looking at this spread now is “Get Ready Gravediggaz”. They’ve had to wait a long time but Richey Edwards was finally declared officially dead today. R.I.P.

4Real or not 4Real? That is the question.

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Manic Street Preachers cover, 20th July 1991

Manic Street Preachers on the cover of Melody Maker 20th July 1991. Photo Steve Gullick

This is the final part that accompanies the last two posts with ET inset on the cover. Cover story interview by Simon Reynolds in a previous post here.

Something new tomorrow. Well something old new but you know what I mean.

Here’s something new, new. It’s Radiohead’s video for House of Cards. Thom has become Mike TV. It’s interactive…click and drag and use the mouse wheel. What’s the verdict on this? Still think the long 10+ minute version of Spinning Plates I saw at onedotzero is the best thing they’ve done videowise.

I’ve just noticed that inside this issue way before Delores became everyone’s favourite whipping boy (woman?) Ian Gittins practically turns himself inside out to break The Cranberries in Sidelines – “So when they’re good they’re very, very good, and when they’re better they’re…perfect”
Hahaha…mind you Delores is considerably richer than all of youse so who’s had the last laugh?

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Simon Reynolds interviews the Manic Street Preachers in darkest Surrey “rehearsing for a tour and demoing their first and last LP”. Taken from Melody Maker 20th July, 1991.

A little treat for any of you fashionably late Blissbloggers.

And you did read that right – “their first and last LP”. I’ll remind you of the Manics manifesto at the time – “release one album that will outsell Appetite for Destruction, tour the world, headline Wembley for three nights and then burn out”.

I’d urge any passing readers to remember this fact if they find themselves tempted to buy any one of their seven other LP’s. SEVEN! At this rate the sun’s going to burn out before the fucking Manics’ do.

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Kurt Cobain and Richey James on the cover of Melody Maker 1995

Great cover from Melody Maker April 8th 1995. Photos by Stephen Sweet (Kurt) and Tom Sheehan (Richey)

Hard to believe this is 13 years old.

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